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WRX Spotlight: Odyssey EXO 2-Ball putter




Product: Odyssey EXO 2-Ball putter

Pitch: The company united three technologies in one putter — EXO, Stroke Lab, and 2-Ball — to maximize forgiveness and ease of alignment.

Our take on the Odyssey EXO 2-Ball putter

Odyssey brought out the EXO line of putters just about a year ago. The EXO line is the pursuit of ultimate forgiveness. Like the previous EXO putters, the long awaited 2-Ball uses 17-4 Stainless steel on the perimeter and a lightweight 6061 Aluminum center structure. Not only does this design move weight to the outside of the putter, it also moves the CG lower in the club head.

I will start by saying that I have never been a big 2-Ball fan. For whatever reason, the 2-Ball alignment aid has never fit my eye, I tend to be a bigger fan of straight sight lines. To me, the EXO 2-Ball seems to be the best looking 2-Ball Odyssey has produced in its long history. I think it might be the outside structure around the 2 Ball alignment that helps it fit my eye. If you are a 2-Ball fan, then the EXO should be an easy transition into your bag. The darker perimeter structure goes well with the red aluminum and white circles. The EXO 2-Ball also comes with Odyssey’s new Stroke Lab multi-material shaft.

On the green, the EXO 2-Ball really does have the feeling of being extremely stable through the stroke. I have tried a couple different Stroke Lab models, and that tech does help slow my tempo, making me a little more confident on those short breaking putts. The EXO 2 Ball has Odyssey’s White Hot Microhinge insert that was created to offer a very soft feel while promoting better forward roll and less skidding.

The White Hot Microhinge insert is a little soft for my liking. But again, insert sound and feel is very personal, and if you like a little softer feel and sound the White Hot Microhinge will please your senses. I didn’t notice a huge difference in initial roll or skidding, the ball went exactly where I aimed. The EXO 2-Ball is pretty much point and shoot, if you read the line right the ball goes in the hole!

It is a face-balanced putter, and during the stroke this putter almost eliminates twisting of the head. The EXO 2-Ball really shines on mishit accuracy as well. Shots struck on both the heel and toe tracked towards the target, only missing the cup by small amounts. Distance on those mishits did drop more than I anticipated, barely making it to the cup. The feel on those toe and heel hits also has a firmer feel and I think that is a good thing, adding to responsiveness.

Overall the EXO 2-Ball is a very stable and forgiving putter. And on the whole, players looking for something to help with their putting accuracy should really give the EXO line a try.

Odyssey’s EXO 2-Ball will hit retail on March 29, and it’s available for pre-sale on March 15.


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  1. Paul Booij

    Feb 24, 2019 at 1:29 am

    I made one out of wood.

  2. Nate

    Feb 23, 2019 at 10:04 am

    As a 2-ball user I don’t think this looks very good. It looks like an old lady wearing glasses is staring at me

  3. Jamho3

    Feb 23, 2019 at 7:01 am

    No matter how much useful tech:

    2 ball
    hinge face
    $200 putter shaft

    I doubt this club has much pop success, Like the Edsel this looks too feminine is my guess.

  4. Tom

    Feb 23, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Let’s see…..this must be about the 20th version of the 2 ball putter….no new ideas boys?

  5. Curt

    Feb 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Just curious why it’s ok for putters to have holes all over the place and haven’t seen them in every driver yet?

  6. JP

    Feb 22, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I like the updated look.
    However, I would like to see a thin white line at the top of the face to square the face to the putting line. But overall, this is a very nice look imo.

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WRX Spotlight: Puma polos



Product: Puma polos

Pitch:  From Puma “A world leader in high-performance sports clothing, Puma launched their first golf collection in 2004 complete with Puma golf shoes and clothing. The collection has gone from strength to strength ever since its creation, with tour pro golfers wearing the range out on the course. With bold colorful clothing to classically sporty and smart pieces, Puma golf is a versatile collection certain to appeal to golfers of all preferences.”

Our take on Puma’s polos

It’s difficult to look past Puma’s 2019 polo collection without seeing its Paradise golf shirt. Showcased by Rickie Fowler during the Island stretch of golf to begin the new year, the unconventional all button up shirt may not be to everyone’s taste, but anyone who pulls the shirt on will likely agree on its comfort. The shirt will channel your inner Ned Flanders, “feels like I’m wearing nothing at all,” and the ultra-lightweight feel combined with the looseness makes it an ideal summer shirt for swinging the club freely on the golf course.

Puma has a lot more polos on offer in 2019 than its Paradise shirt though, and one of the most visually striking shirts of theirs is the Aletknit Radius Golf Polo. The shirt comes in three vibrant colors (blue, white and green), and its camo inspired pattern is subtle and discreet which gives the shirt a cool look without being distracting. Also a lightweight polo, the Aletknit Radius Golf Polo features a clean three button look, as well as a very comfortable fit, and its dryCell technology means you won’t be drenched in sweat this summer.

Then there’s the Rotation Golf Polo which comes in both solid and stripes styles. The shirts offer a very modern feel and look, and you certainly won’t be disappointed with the selection of colors which the shirts come in, with an abundance on offer.

On the throwback front, Puma has you covered with their Nineties Golf Polo, with a striped shirt style and color. There are five different color blocks to choose from which are about as representative of spring/summer as I’ve seen, and the shirts also come with Ultraviolet Protection Factor, which is a nice summer touch.

The Faraday Polo is according to the company itself “one of our best”. Lightweight and one of the softest shirts they provide, it’s hard to disagree with them in terms of comfort level. The only off-putting feature of this shirt for me is the odd unfinished lining around the pocket.

The exhaustive selection of golf polos provided by Puma is impressive, and they’ve covered everything you’d want in a golf shirt in each of their styles. Prices range from $50-$70, and no matter what your taste, you’re bound to find a great summer golf shirt to add to your collection from their 2019 lineup.


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Forum Thread of the Day: “Sexy, slick, minimal irons?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Glowbal who is on the lookout for sexy, slick, minimal irons ala Scratch Golf’s old SB-1 iron set. Clean, as little branding or markings as possible and lofts instead of numbers on the club, are all the things Glowbal wants from an iron set, and our members have been on hand sharing their suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Fried Slice: “National Custom Works are Scratch. Same grinders and owners I believe. I’m sure they can hook you up. 
  • 11forgedblades: “When I was looking for irons without any logo, Geotech blades only had the numbers on them…completely blank.”
  • ivygynonc: “I have a set of Kyoei MB’s black.  They are nicer than my BBs as far as feel and looks.  Look great at set up.  Can’t go wrong with these.  And they are on the low end as far as costs for JDM blades, at least they were when I bought mine.”
  • kmay: “Another for National Custom works, incredible products, and from what I see watching there IG every day, they will make them to your exact requests, any stamping you want (or don’t) any shape muscle you want, sole grinds you want, seems like everything can be customized starting from forged blanks. True craftsmen.”

Entire Thread: “Sexy, slick, minimal irons?”


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WRX Spotlight: Lynx Prowler VT Driver with Switch-Face Technology



Product: Lynx Prowler VT Driver with Switch-Face Technology (the first driver to feature interchangeable club faces)

Pitch: From Lynx: “Switch-Face Technology is an idea that has taken the best part of a decade to perfect and produce. Various innovations in the past have tinkered with removable and replaceable faces on drivers – primarily for the purposes of changing the sound generated while striking the ball – but none of them have ever proved successful long-term.”

“The concept was borne out of the desire to give golfers true loft change options for the first time in an adjustable driver so, while adjustable hosel drivers, including other models in the Lynx range, do give golfers multiple options to configure their clubheads, setting and maintaining the perfect true loft and face angle combination for their own individual swing becomes almost impossible.”

Our take on the Lynx Prowler VT Driver with Switch-Face Technology

After a solid drive, you might have said “I hit it on the screws!” in your life. Well in 2019, you actually can. Lynx has taken a different approach to adjustability in a driver. Instead of using an adjustable adapter in the hosel to change the loft of the club, with the Prowler VT driver, you swap out the face by turning five small screws. That’s right. The whole face.

We were admitted skeptics when we first heard of the Lynx VT Prowler driver. We might even have chuckled a bit (we did). Nonetheless, we were intrigued. We tried it out and the verdict is….hey, that’s actually…not too bad. Good look at address. Good sound. Good ball flight. Chalk us up as “pleasantly surprised.” Now understand we didn’t put this through its paces on-course or deep dive into launch monitor testing and dial it in, but the initial reaction was positive.

Before you run out to purchase, we do have some long-term questions. How will the design hold up over time? Will the screws keep the face secure during an entire round? Is that hosel design going to hold up? What rule enacted by the USGA are we potentially breaking by putting this in our bag? (Kidding about the last one — kind of).

Still, for $500, you’re getting a driver with two faces with true adjustability of face angle and loft. We’re pleasantly surprised.

The Prowler VT is available in five different lofts (8,9,10,11 and 12 degrees) with varying open and closed settings (2-degrees closed, 1-degree closed, square, 1-degree open and 2-degrees open), giving golfers 25 different face and loft angles. Orange/Black or White/Black models available.

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