Evnroll have become one of the most sought-after premium putter brands over the last few years, frequently picking up accolades from both industry experts and amateurs alike.
However, the putters are yet to really take off on the major professional tours and you'll do well to spot one when watching golf on your TV.
Whereas Sophie recently tested two of Evnroll's wildest putter designs in the Zero and the ER11Vx, I was given the task of looking at the much more sensible ER2V...
Evnroll is the brainchild of Guerin Rife, formerly of Odyssey Golf and Rife Putters, and the putters first hit the market back in 2016 with some pretty innovative face technology and high-end designs.
The ER2V is a three-tiered, wider heel and toe weighted mid-blade.
Numerous different hosels available to suit your own preference. Back in 2021 there was four models, but this has recently been upgraded to six:
Inline Slant, Mid Slant, Short Slant, Short Plumber, Long Plumber, Long Slant.
Evnroll employ the use of the Quintic Ball Roll analysis system to develop their fitting program and this has helped with the customisation of their putters, from loft and lie to head weights, grips and hosels.
The putters are CNC milled in California. and feature Guerin Rife's Sweet Face Technology. This is a mill pattern which changes groove thickness from the middle to the edges of the face, improving the consistency of the performance right across the face.
Evnroll ER2V Putter Review
Looks and Feel
The ER2V provides exactly what I would want from a putter - simple, smart and uncluttered good looks.
A clear alignment line made it easy to centre the ball in the club face. I usually prefer the line to continue right on to the top edge up to the ball, but I also didn't mind the two-dot design as it helped to frame the ball nicely too.
I liked the look of the face too, the fact that the grooves stopped about an inch before the toe and heel was also good as it again helped to centre the ball as well as making you concentrate a little bit more on making good contact.
Considering that this was a blade, the putter itself did feel quite heavy but this probably helped add to the stability during the stroke.
The feel was excellent off the face, with a slightly softer feel than I was expecting which was also reflected in the fact that the ball didn't seem to really 'ping off', instead it was more of a cushioned feel as it left the face.
Out on this course this putter seemed to excel from long range. It felt extra stable so that even if you don't quite hit it out of the middle, the ball still seemed to end up reaching the hole.
Perhaps this is down to the Sweet Face Technology too, which is supposed to help the ball to travel the same distance even when struck from different parts of the face.
I'm not usually a fan of the thicker grips as I prefer to retain a little more feel in my hands during the stroke but I actually found the TourTac was really comfortable to use, and placing your thumbs in the slots provided on every putt can help to add consistency to your stroke.
As mentioned earlier, the softer feel and reaction off the face meant that I found myself having to hit putts a little harder than I perhaps usually would, although once I got used to this I actually enjoyed the fact that I had to commit to striking the ball a bit more firmly.
I enjoyed using the short slant hosel, with more toe hang to promote a little more arc in the stroke, but Evnroll give you a choice of six so that you can find the one which best suits your eye and your putting stroke.
On shorter putts, it feels like the head is more stable through the strike, which should help to keep your putts on line a little more consistently as well as taking your hands out of things a little more than a traditional blade shape.
Evnroll ER2V Putter Verdict
It definitely helped that I did putt well when testing this putter but I still have to say I was really impressed with the performance.
As someone who has used an Odyssey blade for quite some time now, the ER2V provided an excellent combination of blade-like looks but with a little more stability and I think it was better on long-distance putts than my current model.
The ER2V provides fantastic build quality, excellent grip, stunning looks and great performance. They aren't cheap at £369 but if you've got the money it could be well worth a try. There has been a fair bit of hype around Evnroll for a while now and I can clearly see why.
We're yet to see golfers really using Evnroll putters on the major professional tours but I think that they can more than hold their own against the likes of Odyssey/Toulon, TaylorMade and Scotty Cameron so it might only be a matter of time until we see one of the game's best players rolling them in with an Evnroll.
Who Is It Aimed At?
Whilst you may occasionally hear that mallets are better suited to higher handicappers and blades are more suitable for better players, in my opinion anyone could use this putter. It looks and feels great but there is still enough stability, and enough hosel options, to cater for different abilities.
Would I Use It?
I've had my trusty Odyssey blade in the bag for years now and I love it, but I am seriously considering replacing it for the ERV2 as I was so impressed with the performance.
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