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Odyssey Big T putters aim to make alignment even easier

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Odyssey’s Big T putters put a new a twist on the company’s popular Versa alignment system, with four new models that aim to make alignment even easier for golfers.

[quote_box_center]“It’s almost foolproof at how easy it is to see whether you’re square to your target or not,” says Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey.[/quote_box_center]

The foolproof part, according to Rollinson, is the combination of thick perpendicular and parallel lines that intersect to form a large “T” alignment aid on the putter. While T-shaped alignment aids are nothing new in putter design, Odyssey’s decision to display the alignment system so boldly with alternating black and white lines is visually unique.

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The idea was inspired by a trip Rollinson and Odyssey’s Global Director of Product Strategy Chris Koske took to Japan, they said. While visiting the Odyssey Tour Department in Japan, they saw an Odyssey Versa V-Line putter that the team had customized for a tour player with a milled perpendicular line that was thicker than the team generally used. Both Koske and Rollinson were intrigued by the look, and the next day Rollinson sketched the first Big T prototype.

The Big T putters are an extension of the company’s new Works line (click here to read about them), and use the same insert as the Works putters, Odyssey’s Fusion RX. It’s designed to feel like the company’s famed White Hot insert, but perform better due to a metal mesh covering that improves friction at impact for an improved roll.

The Big T putters also have black powder-coated shafts that limit glare and have been popular with PGA Tour players in recent years, and are available with SuperStroke grips.

Learn more about of the models in the Big T line below, which will sell for $179 and be in stores June 12. 

Big T Blade

  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches (RH and LH)
  • Nearly Face Balanced

Big T #5

  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches (RH only)
  • Face Balanced

Big T V-Line

  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches (RH and LH)
  • Face Balanced

Big T V-Line Center Shaft

  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches (RH only)
  • Face Balanced

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Big T putters in our forum. 

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  1. LEFTY16

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

    YET AGAIN ONLY HALF OF THE INVENTORY AVAILABLE LEFT HANDED, WHY NOT ALL?????

    • Bialzibob

      Jul 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Because there are proportionally less left handers to sell to Why do you think ?

  2. graymulligan

    Jun 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    OMG, return of the detour! That blade is all sorts of funky looking.

  3. Desmond

    Jun 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

    In my experience, no T line will work for everyone or help aim. Everyone is different and sees differently. I am a centershafted no offset blade a few inches to the left. I cannot aim a heel shafted no offset blade consistently even with lines. But I can aim a mallet with no lines at the target. Before you buy a putter, use something that at least tells you if you can aim it correctly. It may still be too heavy, too long, or the lie angle may be incorrect, but at least you’ll aim it right. Why not, as Rickie Fowler says, get “Custom Fit.”

  4. S

    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I’m really attracted to that Big T Blade……

  5. bobby

    Jun 6, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Looks like some walmart putters to me

  6. Chuck

    Jun 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    So the option for upcharging to a SuperStroke…

    Do you get your choice on which SuperStroke to order? Because the $20 upcharge is nearly the retail price of whichever SuperStroke you might want…

    I guess I am just not like most golfers; I still look at many of the big OEM’s as component-makers; whatever they have to sell me, chances are >50% that I will change it in some way. Re-grip, reshaft, bend, weight, hotmelt, etc.

  7. tim

    Jun 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I love that Odyssey is constantly coming up with new designs and tweaking some of the old ones. They seem to be “owning” the putter market the last couple years. Every time I visit a big box store seems like everyone flocks to the Odysseys more than anything else.

    • Michael

      Jun 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

      New designs? Nothing original here. Look at the seemore putter website and you’ll see similar putters.

      • tom

        Jun 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

        Center shafted v line is new. As is the big t blade.

  8. Scott

    Jun 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I wonder if the center shafted version will come in a counterbalanced version.

  9. Chuck

    Jun 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Great-looking heads. But I am not so sure about a black powder-coated shaft. Are you going to need a shaft cover along with a putter head cover? What is the real reason/need for something other than a chrome shaft?

    • GMatt

      Jun 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      A powder coat finish is extremely durable

    • Pete

      Jun 6, 2015 at 7:46 am

      I prefer the previous version of the Odyssey Works V-Line: same head but silver matte, black “T” with white line, chrome shaft – – they’re just covering all bases on personal preference for finishes.

  10. LorenRobertsFan

    Jun 5, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Digging the CS. Trying not to give in on a Works #7 plumbers neck

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