Scottie Scheffler used this simple fitting hack while testing new putters

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Scottie Scheffler was spotted on the practice green at Pebble Beach working with Logan Olson and using this tool to fine-tune his putter.

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It’s no secret that Scottie Scheffler has been struggling with this putting. Whether it’s changing up his style of putter or hiring putting coach Phil Kenyon to help, it continues to be a work in progress.

Even last week at Pebble Beach we spotted Scheffler working with his team — including putter maker Logan Olson of Olson Manufacturing — and testing several prototype putters before the start of the tournament.

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Two of the putters that were tested by Scottie Scheffler at Pebble Beach. Ryan Barath

Although it has not been officially confirmed by either party, current events — along with the fact that the privacy policy on Olson’s website says it’s property of TaylorMade Golf — suggest Olson has partnered with TaylorMade in some fashion to help Scheffler and other TaylorMade staffers with their flatsticks.

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A putter featuring multi-material construction, likely for increased MOI. Ryan Barath

From observing the testing session at Pebble, it appeared that Scheffler was trying out several putters from Olson and paying close attention to their sound, feel and alignment. Each putter seemed to feature a slightly different construction and alignment style.

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The sole of one of the putters Scheffler was testing. Ryan Barath

And despite all of the tools and high-speed camera systems available to test, the one thing Scheffler and Olson used was a simple dry-erase marker. Why? To find out where Scheffler was making contact with the ball on the various face designs. From there, the discussion turned to how each putter felt and sounded.

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Scheffler used a dry-erase marker to check impact location while testing putters. Ryan Barath

As we have discussed in the past, dry-erase markers are a great and inexpensive tool to help golfers diagnose several potential equipment and/or swing flaws. The best part is that the marker can be easily removed after the fact so it doesn’t distract during actual play. So if you’re looking to work on your putting and are trying to better understand how you align and impact the putter face, using a simple dry-erase marker like the No. 1 player in the world might be your ticket to success.

As for any official announcement regarding the relationship between TaylorMade and Olson, we will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.