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Odyssey ProType Line of Premium Milled Putters

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Line Includes Six Tour-Proven Models Made from 1025 Carbon Steel

These are incredible in person. Just beautifully crafted and impressive. They feel damn solid and there are head, paint fill and grip options and models for pretty much anyone. The Odyssey 2-ball is solid, solid, solid. All have defined mill marks, but not overly deep. Headcovers have magnetic closure. I tried to include some close up pics to illustrate including a screen cap of the putter descriptions.


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Callaway Golf retail availability of the new Odyssey® ProType™ Tour Series line of milled, carbon steel putters. Born from unique head shapes crafted for the best players in the world, the ProType line was developed by Odyssey’s ProWorks team after feedback from hundreds of Tour professionals. The result is a collection of models from the #1 Putter in Golf® that enhance both the feel and stroke, with a look that suits the eyes of even the most discerning golfers. Odyssey’s ProType line also offers golfers a unique opportunity to personalize their putters by choosing from six different colors for their grip and putter head paint fill.

Odyssey’s ProType putters will be available in six head shapes, each of which has delivered winning results on professional tours around the world. The putters are made from 1025 Carbon Steel, producing similar performance characteristics to stainless steel, but with a softer feel. The face of each putter features a deeper, sharper milling pattern to increase interaction between the face and the ball for better feel, truer roll and more consistency.

“When we set out to design the ProType putters, we decided on six shapes that were tour-proven—meaning not only have Tour pros used them, but they’ve won with them,” said Austie Rollinson, Odyssey’s Principal Designer. “The second thing that influenced these designs is the feedback we got from tour players, which helped us make modifications to existing products and arrive at these new offerings. Their feedback led us to fine-tune the sound, include a deep mill pattern on the face, and design with thinner top lines and thicker faces. The clean look and one-piece construction was also something that players really liked and wanted to see in this type of product.”


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Based on insight gleaned through this collaboration with Tour professionals, the Odyssey ProType line features a high polish steel finish and precise craftsmanship that creates an ideal balance to promote a smooth stroke. Tour-tuned weight ports in the sole optimize the putterhead with the shaft length and optimize feel, control and accuracy.

Odyssey’s ProType line also offers consumers the opportunity to personalize their putters by choosing from six different paint fills in the putterhead and the same six color options in the Lamkin® 3GEN® Pistol Grip. Made in a thin, smaller pistol shape that appeals to better players, the grip is made of Lamkin’s proprietary 3GEN material, which is their softest synthetic rubber compound and reduces vibration without dulling the feel of the putt. This allows golfers to keep their forearms relaxed, apply very light grip pressure and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes.

“We have been personalizing putters with our after market grips for a while now and the putter is such a personal piece of equipment for golfers, specifically tour players,” Rollinson said. “If there’s any club in the bag that has a personality it would be the putter; it’s the life of the party. Go out on tour and you’ll see that no two putters are exactly the same. So we wanted to be able to bring that personalization to consumers, at least in the grip and paint fill.”

Odyssey is the #1 Putter across the world’s major professional tours in wins, usage and top-10 finishes. The entire ProType line of Odyssey putters went to retail on February 17. The #2, #3, #6, #7, and #9 models will be available in two weights—340 or 350 grams—for the new product introduction retail price of $269. The ProType 2-ball model will come in 350 or 360 grams for $299. All six ProType putter models are available with the customized grip and paint fill color options for an additional $30.


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  1. Yvon Savard

    Jul 26, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Hi i need head cover for my pro type 2

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Snell adds MTB Black and MTB Red to lineup, thanks in part to GolfWRX forum feedback

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Snell Golf entered the market in 2015 when Dean Snell, co-creator of the Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade Penta, decided to sell premium golf balls direct to consumer at a fraction of the standard premium golf ball price. With massive year-over-year growth, the company’s offerings have been well received by the golfing public.

Snell is expanding its MTB line with the release of the MTB Black and MTB Red models. The company indicates the Black and Red models leveraged customer feedback to expand an already successful line.

“Through evaluation of customer feedback, we are able to go through the design and testing process with a clear understanding of what the customer wants to see and feel in their Golf Ball. Pair our expertise and experience with customer suggestion and the result is a ‘Tour Like Experience’ with extra cash in your wallet for a round at the bar,” says Snell Golf founder, Dean Snell.

We asked Snell about the feedback process, and he had some interesting (and flattering) things to say.

“One of the biggest parts of the feedback came from the forums at GolfWRX. I check it weekly for sure, sometimes every other day. There’s one [thread] that started when we started and it’s still going…the information, with people playing and testing, I typically read that.

“And then I get a lot of emails. I read them all, and then I make a big chart, and I fill it in…”high spin,” “low spin,” etc. Then I read and mark the boxes with what people are saying, and when a box fills up, that’s a voice…So there were three big voices from consumers, and that led to these balls.”

Snell said when he worked at Titleist and TaylorMade, tour pro feedback was paramount. Now that he’s offering a direct-to-consumer product, however, the consumers are his “tour players.”

This is a different approach [working with consumers] and asking, “What do you want?” You can’t satisfy everything, but when you hear a strong voice over and over, that’s what we take into consideration.

MTB Black

  • 3-piece thermocast urethane cover golf ball with a 360 dimple pattern
  • Seven percent lower compression core than the original MTB
  • Softer core lowers spin with the driver

Snell says: “Driver spin: anytime you can lower it, it’s going to make the ball better. We keep the same performance [as MTB]…it’ll just be a touch longer.”

MTB Red

  • 4-piece thermocast urethane cover golf ball with a 338 dimple pattern
  • Dual Feel Technology: Provides a firmer, more responsive feel on driver and long irons shorts, while continuing a very soft feel on short irons and around the green with more spin as well
  • Available in Optic Yellow in addition to White

Snell says: “The MTB Red became a four-piece ball. We had to add an inside layer–an inner mantle–to add spin to approach shots. You control the spin rates through the set with the layers of the ball. Getting that fourth layer in there really works for the approach shot control and spin. Otherwise, to add spin, you’d have to raise the core [compression], but when you do that, you make the driver shorter. And the “yellow tour ball” market isn’t big, but the voice in our group was loud.”

Both golf balls will be offered at a retail price of $31.99 per dozen, and are also available in a Value Pack of 6 dozen for $163.99 ($27.33 per dozen).

New models are available at SnellGolf.com for pre-order. Shipments are scheduled for February.

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SPOTTED: PXG 0311T “Gen2” prototype irons

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After spotting Charles Howell III testing a PXG XXF prototype driver on Monday at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, we spotted CHIII and Zach Johnson testing PXG 0311T “Gen2” irons on Tuesday. We are told they are prototypes.

The original 0311T irons, which were released in 2015, were the Tour versions of the initial 0311 irons from PXG. The 0311T irons, while injected with the same thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material that made PXG’s 0311 irons special, had smaller profiles, thinner toplines and soles, and less offset. They catered more to the Tour player than the original 0311 iron release, but still had the familiar PXG look with screws around the perimeter.

The PXG 0311T “Gen2” irons we spotted on Tuesday at the CareerBuilder have a slightly different look than the original 0311T irons. See if you can spot the differences below.

PXG 0311T “Gen2” 4-iron vs an original 0311T 4-iron

There’s a more accordion-like look on the back cavity of the 0311T Gen2 iron (left), and it seems the overall center of gravity (CG) may be lower in the club head on the Gen2 irons, as well. At least, it appears the club has a lower overall profile. It also appears the 7-screws near the sole wrap less around the toe portion in the Gen2 iron on the left, and there’s one less screw on the high toe portion of the Gen2 irons; possibly another notch in the lower-CG column.

What do you think of the PXG0311T “Gen2” irons that we spotted on Tuesday? See what GolfWRX members are saying about them in our forums.

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SPOTTED: A PXG “XXF prototype” driver in Charles Howell III’s bag

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In December, we spotted a PXG XXF driver, along with two other PXG drivers, on the USGA conforming clubs list. Flash forward to Monday at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, we spotted an XXF prototype driver in person in the bag of PXG staffer and club-tinkerer Charles Howell III.

We are told the XXF driver in CHII’s bag is only a prototype, and that it may never actually be released to the public.

As we originally postulated, it seems from the layout of the weights, or screws, that the XXF prototype is a fade-biased driver; that’s because there are three screws out on the toe portion of the sole, but none on the heel portion. We also guessed that the PXG ZZ has a neutral bias and the PXG XX is a draw-biased driver.

The last official driver release from PXG was a line of 0811X drivers that introduced thermoplastic elastomer inserts into the soles of the drivers to help lower center of gravity — making the drivers more forgiving and spin less — and to dampen vibrations, enhancing sound and feel. Since we haven’t cut open the XXF prototype driver we spotted in CHIII’s bag, we don’t know whether it also has a TPE insert in the sole. But, if the material lowered CG in the 0811X drivers, it’s likely the material would make it’s way into the XXF prototype driver in some capacity to achieve similar results.

From the photos, CHIII is testing the XXF prototype driver with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft. We’ll keep an eye out to see whether he puts the driver into play this week, and we’ll update you with more information on the XXF driver if it becomes available.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the PXG XXF driver in our forums

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