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A White Hot Mesh: Odyssey Works Putters

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Odyssey’s Works putters merge two of the company’s most successful technologies to create something new.

The putters use a new insert — called Fusion RX — that combines Odyssey’s White Hot insert with a stainless steel mesh that’s similar to the company’s Metal-X insert. The idea was to combine the soft, consistent feel of the White Hot insert with the roll benefits of the Metal-X insert pattern.

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[quote_box_center]”We took a thin mesh of stainless steel about 0.4 mm thick and adhere it to the surface,” says Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer at Odyssey Golf. “And what that does — the stainless steel with the oval pattern — is give you that friction that you’re looking for to put that better roll on it. But it also is thin enough that it flexes with the impact so that you get the feel and sound and resiliency of the White Hot [insert] behind it… so it’s the best of both worlds.”[/quote_box_center]

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The last step? Adding the company’s Versa paint, which uses contrasting silver and black lines to aid golfers with their alignment.

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The new technologies are used on each of the 11 putters in the Odyssey Works line: #1, #1 Wide, #7, #9, V-Line, 2-Ball Fang, 2-Ball Fang Tank, Arm Lock #1 Wide, Tank #1 Wide, Tank #7 and Rossie #1 Tank. All models (except the Arm Lock #1 Wide) are also available with a SuperStroke grip for a $20 upcharge.

The putters will be in stores on Jan. 30, 2015.

Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang ($199)

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With the Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang, the company replaced the metal flange on top of the putter with a lighter ABS polymer insert. That reduced the weight on the top by 78 percent, lowering its center of gravity and creating more discretionary weight for designers to place around the perimeter of the club.

The result? A “fanged” look that’s 32 percent more accurate than any 2-Ball the company has ever made, Rollinson said.

  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 360 grams

A 2-Ball Fang “Tank” ($219) is also available. It has a head weight of 380 grams and is available in lengths of 35 and 38 inches.

Odyssey Works #1 ($179)

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  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams

Odyssey Works #1 Wide ($179)

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  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams

Odyssey Works #7 ($179)

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  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams

Odyssey Works #9 ($179)

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  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams

Odyssey Works Arm Lock #1 Wide ($199)

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  • Lengths: 43 inches
  • Head Weight: 400 grams
  • Offset: 1.5 shafts

Odyssey Works Tank #1 Wide ($199)

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  • Lengths: 35, 38 inches
  • Head Weight: 380 grams

Odyssey Works Tank #7 ($199)

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  • Lengths: 35, 38 inches
  • Head Weight: 380 grams

Odyssey Works V-Line ($179)

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  • Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams

Odyssey Works Tank Rossie #1 ($199)

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  • Lengths: 35, 38 inches
  • Head Weight: 380 grams

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

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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26 Comments

  1. Steve

    Jan 8, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Looks like they ran out of ideas

    • Chip

      Jan 8, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      Hence the name… They gave it “the works”

  2. Bore

    Jan 8, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Great designs, concepts. Horrible GIRLY color. lol

    Great article title, by the way!

  3. Chip

    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    So how is this putter better, yet significantly cheaper, than a Metal X Milled Versa? $349 vs $179. The people who bought those or the Metal X Milled must feel like they were ripped off!

  4. other paul

    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Oh wow!!! Silver instead of white! I must have! Sarcasm. Sorry, just not enough improvement to get excited about. I am actually surprised I even read the article. I knew what it would say but read it anyway.

  5. Gib15

    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    These look great IMO, I have always thought Odyssey putters were the best putters dollar for dollar, these could improve on their legacy for sure, combining a truer roll with that classic feel. Something the Metal X series could not quite get right.

    The #1 wide having a line is tempting me highly.

  6. obo

    Jan 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    So will this line still jive with their eye-line fitting system? Or is that out the door, only to be resurrected and claimed as innovation next year?

  7. Tom

    Jan 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Thank goodness…back to the solid line and away from the 3 alignment dots. Hate the dots so may have to give this #7 or #7 Tank a ride.

  8. Square

    Jan 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Me not like…

  9. Nigel P

    Jan 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Where can I get one of these inserts to put on my current Tank?

  10. Michael

    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I like that they got away from the white. they make good putters but needed to get away from the taylormade white look. i like the size of the #1 wide, reminds me of a sqaureback style. good putter for price. and to “rat’s” comment of a pig painted. they at least have a huge putter line that stays consistnet with shape each year. so people can keep the same style putter they like but get an upgrade or jsut a diff color and change of scenery. there is only so muhc tech in putter. same with betti and scotty. same styles slighly tweaked each year with new color scheme. thats all. dont hate.

  11. lsf_21

    Jan 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Still not enough offset in the arm lock.

    • Jesse

      Jan 7, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      That’s my concern too .. Looks like I’ll have to suck it up and get a bettinardi

      • slider

        Jan 7, 2015 at 5:45 pm

        no a scotty

        • lsf_21

          Jan 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

          Does Scotty make an arm lock?

          Bettis are fantastic I own both. Just wish the feel was a pinch firmer for slow greens I play on most often.

  12. Jesse

    Jan 7, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I’m surprised they brought the arm lock putter back. Anyone have any details on this, is it going to have more loft in the face like the bettinardi?

  13. RAT

    Jan 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Much the same ol’ same ol’. A pig painted red or white is still a pig.

    • enrique

      Jan 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Winningest putter of all time over PING and Cameron. Probably not a pig by most peoples definition – unless you consider pigs a good thing.

      • jgolf

        Jan 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

        You’re 100% correct Enrigue. I said the same in another forum. Bettinardi’s, Scotty’s & Piretti’s are beautiful putters. Some of them are like art. But making putts is making money and thats why Odyssey is the number one putter on tour. I’m a white hot pro guy, but for a change, I like a milled stainless putter. I traded a Scotty Newport Mil Spec for an Odyssey # 2 ProType and couldn’t be happier.

        • jgolf

          Jan 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

          Enrique I meant…my bad

        • other paul

          Jan 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

          My wife says i am a hot white pro… Probably not the same as a white hot pro…

    • bradford

      Jan 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      But this pig is blue. Blue!

  14. A

    Jan 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I’m diggin the 2-ball fang

  15. Jay

    Jan 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

    The putters will be in stores on Jan. 30, 2015

    The Putters will be in the BST Feb 2, 2015

  16. Albatross85

    Jan 7, 2015 at 8:09 am

    My lawd! Look at that V-line! Must have one

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Single Diamond (9 degrees, -1/N)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X (45 inches, D3)

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Putter: Odyssey Toulon Atlanta (Stroke Lab)

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Midsize

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‘My brief blade experience’ – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to an interesting experience WRXer ‘LongJohnPeter’ had when testing out blades for the first time. ‘LongJohnPeter’ writes:

“For reasons unbeknownst to myself, I have been obsessed with playing blades lately. So I took a trip to my local range today and picked out an old Lynx USA 7 iron blade from the rental rack (I don’t own a blade and had never hit one previously). While I did see a reduction in distance (more of a result of EXTREMELY crappy range balls and a 50 degree day), I couldn’t believe how much more consistent my face contact was, compared with my Ping Zing’s I currently use. And even on the few mishits, they weren’t punished nearly as bad as everyone and their mother said they would be, and I knew exactly what had happened and could adjust accordingly.

Anyone have a similar experience? Is this just a honeymoon phase? Or is the golfing elite trying to preserve the sanctity of blade irons?”

And our members have been reacting to the post and sharing their thoughts in our forum.

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.

  • uglande: “I switched back to blades this year (had not played them in decades), and I will never give them up. They are so pure and consistent and easy to maneuver. I prefer the thinner soles, which give me better turf interaction. Blades will never produce those nuclear shots that go 15 yards longer than you expected. And, yes, GI clubs help retain ball speed on mishits, but I would rather be 10 yards short of the green than in the bunkers or other garbage on either side of the green. And I certainly don’t want to torpedo one (happened frequently with my P790s) that goes over the green, which is always where the worst hazards lie.”
  • NotTheGuyOrAmi: “I ’m far from a technical expert, but I have concluded that increased MOI may give some incremental benefit, and of course less loft means clubs with a particular loft might hit father, but the point of most of the “improvement” in-game improvement irons is to allow people who hit the ground before the ball with a slow swing speed to get a better result from a lower center of gravity. This, by the way, is not a good thing.”
  • CCTXgolf: “For some people a smaller club makes them concentrate a little harder, and that extra little bit of concentration can certainly help you find the center of the club face more often. Problem is it’s tough to keep that going for 18 holes. Much less day to day. I just went to blades in my short irons (8-P) and don’t really find that much difference in those shorter irons. They sure are pretty though.”

Entire Thread: “My brief blade experience”

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