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WRX Spotlight: Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter

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Product: Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter

Pitch: From Odyssey/Toulon: “The Odyssey Toulon San Diego Stroke Lab Putter is our take on on another classic putter. It’s an expertly crafted, premium milled blade, with our multi-material Stroke Lab Shaft, deep diamond milled cross hatch grooves, and a new Charcoal Smoke finish.”

Our take on the Toulon Design San Diego Stroke Lab putter

Toulon is the line of all milled putters from Odyssey, originally started by club designer Sean Toulon and his sons. Toulon putters have always featured their Deep Diamond Mill face, adjustable sole weight, and brazed (instead of welded) necks. That combination has created a great putter line that has become popular on tour as well as us amateur players. For 2019, there are some new head shapes, Charcoal Smoke Finish, Deep Diamond Milling across the whole face, and the Stroke Lab putter shaft.

I got my hands on the Toulon San Diego, a more squared-off blade shape, for this review. The shape, milling, and finish on the San Diego are great and really show off what a high quality piece it is. The biggest change visually is the full Deep Diamond Mill face, making the view from address more uniform. The face used to have the milling only in the center of the face and to some that was a distracting look while others liked the way it framed the ball. The new finish also looks great. I always have liked darker finishes and this looks high end while still reducing glare in the brightest conditions.

The Stroke Lab shaft goes well with the finish on the San Diego and the head cover is a plush synthetic leather that feels like it will hold up for years of use.

On the green the San Diego SL has a crisp sound and feel. If you like a little more click to your putter, then the San Diego SL will be right what you are looking for. And don’t take that as a negative thing, that crisp feel gives great feedback on face contact. You know exactly where the putter face and ball met by the sound and feel. The Deep Diamond Mill gets the ball rolling quickly on line with very minimal hop and skid, providing very consistent and repeatable distance control.

This is blade, so shots off the toe to tend to stray from your intended line a bit, the face does seem like it wants to rotate open a bit. Heel strikes defiantly stay online better, but tend to lose more steam and net get the roll out you might expect. The simple alignment line on the flange of the putter is easy to align, even for a guy who has been using mallets for years.

Like I have said before, I think there is something to the Stroke Lab tech, the lighter shaft and weight in the butt of the shaft do affect tempo for me; I noticed a slight calming of my backstroke and stroke through the ball.

Overall, the San Diego is a great putter for those who like a little firmer feel and more audible click on their putter. It is very responsive and putts a great roll on the ball. This isn’t a cheap putter ($450) and the fit and finish let you know that you are getting what you paid for.

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11 Comments

  1. Jphn

    Mar 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Purchased the Odyssey Stroke Lab One and saved a bunch of money for pretty much the same tech, just not the milled face. The SLO has a face insert that is much more muted than the milled face. I actually prefer it since I feel like I get a much more consistent putt.

    The shaft is the real tech here. Believe me, it does make a difference. I’ve been using a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 for the last year and half and I’ve taken it out of the bag because I’m getting much better results with the SLO.

  2. Tom

    Mar 4, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    WOW!!! This is so new looking, never seen anything like this shape!

  3. charlotte

    Mar 2, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Where’s the editor of this site? This writer is pretty bad.

    • DaveyD

      Mar 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Note that there is no writer credited, just “ Golfwrx Staff”. Most of it is fine, except for the 3rd paragraph from the bottom.

  4. sal

    Mar 2, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I putted with an old Ping Cushin the other day. It felt better than anything and rolled the ball perfectly. We are being suckered by technology to pay higher prices.

  5. Michael Flynn

    Mar 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    To much money. No one is listening to Jack. It his telling everyone that the reason golf is on a decline is cost. 500 for driver 500 for putter. 1500 irons 300 wedge 400 for 5w and 300 for hybrid. 3500 to play. Its rediculous

  6. Benny

    Mar 2, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I think the opposite. Looks great and sure they could just keep Toulon as a seperate brand but all good and cannot wait to get one!

  7. Dalethesnale

    Mar 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Way to push the envelope callaway! I get that anser style blades have been around forever and are never gonna go away, but stop calling it fresh and innovation when you put out the same crap over and over again with only cosmetic differences. There’s 4,363 of this exact putter from every company that has ever existed! And putting a new gimmick shaft in it doesn’t change anything.

    • K^2

      Mar 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      The shaft technology is far from a gimmick my friend. Though improving your stroke does not necessarily mean you will be a better putter, it does give you the best chance hit a good putt and last time I checked, that is all we can do.

  8. JP

    Mar 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Odyssey just dummied down what I used to consider their higher end brand. It’s stamped Odyssey on the head and shaft. What’s next, “inspired by Toulon”! Just take their face mill patent and kill the brand. Make odyssey putters with the Toulon face pattern. What a way to devalue the image of Toulon.

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Longest hybrid of 2021? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been taking a deep dive into the latest hybrids. WRXer ‘Russian7’ kicks off the discussion saying

“Anyone compare or hit G425, SIM, RadSpeed or Tsi to compare? I am dying to find something that can replace my Jetspeed 3 hybrid, but after all these years, there is nothing as long as it that I’ve found, but I would really like something new that looks a lot better but performs the same as my jet speed. I was looking at the G425 possibly..”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forums.

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.

  • Jwin323: “Callaway Super hybrid.”
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  • Hollywoodtlb: “Got fit into the G425 17 degree with tour shaft x-stiff and was hitting bombs with it. Never hit any 3 wood or hybrid straighter. Obviously when I get it, I’ll go back to hitting awful, but I’m very excited to get it. Gets off the ground very easily.”

Entire Thread: “Longest hybrid of 2021?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/14/21):Toulon Garage San Diego

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Toulon Garage San Diego ($600).

From the seller (@tgoodspe1991): Brand new Toulon Garage San Diego customized in a likeness of TW’s flat stick. Never used, will ship in Toulon box with the ball marker, repair tool, and plaque that it comes with. Length: 36″, Lie: 68*, Loft: Standard, Finish: Tour Satin with Black and Dark Red paint fill, Shaft: All black steel shaft, Grip: Dark Red Larkin Deep Etch, PRICE: $600 shipped OBO.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Toulon Garage San Diego 

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Garrick Higgo’s winning WITB: 2021 Palmetto Championship

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

(Thanks to Sports Marketing Surveys for the photos!)

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
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Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

(Sports Marketing Surveys)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-12F, 56-14F, 60-06K10S)
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Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5

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Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

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