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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Odyssey Stroke Lab 10 putters”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases new Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten putters. Our members have been discussing the latest additions from Odyssey, with the flat-sticks receiving the thumbs up from plenty of WRXers.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

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.

  • double or triple: “Hello new season on the PGA tour.”
  • Doyouevenblade: “Please bring the three-dot alignment to retail.”
  • MarineMariner: “I do like the alignment options quite a bit, especially that one with the two small lines.”

Entire Thread: “New Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten putters”

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  1. JustWayRight

    Sep 23, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Taylormade copied the Callaway Tru Vis and everyone copied the Ping Anser. Anyone flabbergasted by these designs really shouldn’t be. I think they look cool.

  2. Robin

    Sep 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like it has the Bat Mobile jet exhaust in the back.

  3. Getemgoose

    Sep 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Callaway: “We work closely with PGA Tour players to give them what they want.”

    PGA Tour Players: We like the Taylormade Spiders.”

    Callaway: “Say no more.”

    • Caroline

      Sep 11, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      What next week? TaylorMade coming our with a new 2 ball putter?

  4. Brandon

    Sep 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    If they release a mini version I’ll be all over it. The spider mini is awesome and so is the white hot microhenge insert.

  5. Hunter

    Sep 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    How many people did this go through to where everyone involved had nothing to say about it being a Spider replica? Wild.

  6. BO BO

    Sep 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The first thing that came to mind when I saw the pick – Taylormade Spider

  7. David Annis

    Sep 10, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Are these the new TM spiders looking very similar

  8. Curt

    Sep 10, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Folks that create are good, but folks that copy are great!!! ????????

  9. Scoot

    Sep 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I mean there’s nothing to say other than they’re an exact copy of the Taylormade Spider series.

  10. Jake

    Sep 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    We’re just going to pretend that this isn’t a TM Spider?

  11. Travisty

    Sep 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    How can they use these head shapes? Remarkably similar to the Taylormade Spider putters…

    • Karl

      Sep 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

      Most blade putters are Ping Anser inspired.

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GolfWRX Spotlight: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue review

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TaylorMade on the tech features of the TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue

  • V Steel Sole design

    The v-shaped sole allows for clean turf interaction and provides additional versatility when playing from tight or difficult lies

  • Twist Face

    Uses corrective face angles designed to overcome inherent golfer tendencies on mis-hits and to produce straighter shots

  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket

    Our breakthrough Thru-Slot Speed Pocket technology delivers enhanced sole flexibility to create additional ball speed as well as improved forgiveness on low-face mis-hits

  • C300 Ultra-Strong Steel Face

    High-strength C300 steel allows for a stronger, faster face engineered for explosive speed performance *Only SIM Max Fairway and Rescue

How it looks: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue

I’ll be honest here: I hate hybrids. They look goofy and I hit em high and left 101 percent of the time. However, every once in a while I’ll find one that I can warm up to. It’s happened twice in the last five years: PXG Gen 2 and SIM Max. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but this hybrid looks like it’s gonna get into the turf and I’m actually gonna hit a good shot. The color scheme is clean and simple. The lines are sleek and not boxy, which is always a bonus. Sometimes hybrids look like a brick on a stick to me. This one does not.

How it feels: TaylorMade SIM Max hybrid

This is where I got really intrigued: the feel. It’s solid. Really solid. Now, I must say that TM didn’t reinvent the wheel with this thing, but the SIM Max is just a simple solid hybrid that is easy to hit and gets through the turf. The V Steel helps that I reckon. It has a nice heavy hit which is good since this is supposed to transition from woods to irons.

Overall: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue

It’s a winner. Not hybrid of the century or anything, but a club that could stay in the bag for a while and produce solid results. Look, we have 14 slots to play and they all have a job to do. You cannot go wrong by giving this one a slot in the starting lineup!

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What GolfWRXers have spent more money on – Drivers vs Putters

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In our forums, WRXer ‘2down’ has got our members talking about their purchase history and whether drivers or putters have taken more of their money. For ‘2down’ the answer is putters, who has a respectable seven flat-sticks sitting around his home, and our members divulge their history with drivers slightly edging it so far.

  • getitdaily: “Putters, but I change drivers more frequently…how does that make sense? When I change putters I will go through 7-10 of them until I find my bride. Then I stick with my bride for a while. I’ve had 2 brides…an old scotty newport beach studio stainless. Took about 10 putters to find it and then played it for like 12 years. Current bride is a spider tour plumbers neck. It’s been in the bag for 1.5 years now. Took about 8 putters to get to it, including a somewhat long term relationship with a 2ball fang. Since 1996 I think I’ve had 10 drivers total. 4 in the last 4 years.”
  • platgof: “I would say 24 drivers and 12 putters thereabouts. Took a long time to find what I wanted. I am still looking all the time though, it’s a disease, totally incurable. Now it is the wedges, and the SM7’s have my eye for now!”
  • CDLgolf: “Thats a really good question. At the moment I have 4 putters and 2 drivers. Over the last 25 years I’d have to say I’ve bought more drivers.”
  • Ray Jackson: “Definitely drivers as have used the same putter for at least the last 5 years. In that time frame I’ve probably had 4 drivers.”
  • dekez: “Drivers for sure. I go 6 – 7 years before even thinking about a putter switch.”

Entire Thread: “Your history – Drivers vs Putters”

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WITB Time Machine: Phil Mickelson WITB, 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open

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  • Equipment is accurate as of the Waste Management Phoenix Open (2016).

Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 60 X (tipped 1 inch, 45.5 inches)

3-wood: Callaway X Hot 3 Deep (13 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki J 70 X (tipped 1.5 inches)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana S Hybrid 100 TX

Utility iron: Callaway Apex UT (21 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour-V 125

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’16 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind Wedge (56-13, 60-10, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125

Putter: Odyssey “Phil Mickelson” Blade
Grip: Odyssey by SuperStroke JP40

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft (2016)

Grip: Golf Pride MCC Black/White

WITB Notes: Mickelson uses the rearward weight setting in his XR 16 Sub Zero driver.

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