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Odyssey Golf adds #7 to Triple Track line

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Golfers are always looking to improve their putting, and as one of the leaders in the industry, Odyssey is doing its best to provide as many options as possible to golfers looking to align and putt better. Enter the Odyssey Triple Track #7.

Unlike drivers, putters don’t offer the same amount of head and center of gravity adjustability to fine-tune launch conditions—although there is of course still lie and loft fitting. The way a golfer stands over a putt to align is a completely unique part of the game, which is why putter companies offer so many options for head shape and alignment. One of the most popular shapes in the Odyssey line over the last decade has been the #7 design—noted for its sharp “fang” shape to boost MOI, and now it is available with Triple Track Alignment technology

Triple Track technology

As we covered in the original Triple Track putter, launch piece (2020 Odyssey Triple Track & Stroke Lab Black putters) Triple Track lines use your eye’s Vernier Acuity—“the ability to discern a misalignment among two line segments or gratings”—to help make sure you aligned properly when putting. The human eye is extremely sensitive to parallel lines, and designers are using this sensitivity to the golfer’s advantage.

The #7 is one of Odyssey’s most popular shapes and this new putter will capitalize on both the fang alignment and Tripple Track, to help golfers sink more putts.

The whole technology story

Like all Stroke Lab putters, the new #7 will have the Stroke Lab multi-material shaft. The shaft design combines a graphite body with a steel tip, which in total weighs just 75 grams. With the majority of weight concentrated in the tip, this makes the shaft a full 40 grams lighter compared to a standard steel Odyssey putter shaft. This weight savings allows engineers to place more mass below the hands using a counterweight to help improve stroke consistency.

According to Odyssey, the addition of their new shaft and weight distribution results in “improvements in the consistency of backswing time, face angle at impact, ball speed, and ball direction,” while “feel for the putter head becomes more acute.” What this means is—you have the opportunity to sink more putts.

The new #7 putter is fit with the popular Microhinge Star insert to increase the sound for better player feedback. The Microhinge Star insert improves the correlation between the sound and expected distance a player will hit the ball—firmer means farther. As it has been commonly discussed with equipment, sound = feel.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Jacob Bergeron WITB 2022 (August)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (8 degrees, B1 SureFit)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin Q M40X 8F5

3-wood: Titleist TSR3 (15 degrees, B1 SureFit)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), Titleist 620 MB (4-9)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F @45, 50-12F, 56-10S @55, 60-08M), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
Shafts: Project X 6.5 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (50-60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype, Scotty Cameron T9.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Justin Thomas explains why he’s making a late season putter switch

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While you can read the full account of Justin Thomas’ putter switch on PGATour.com, we wanted to sketch out the CliffsNotes version here and offer a few photos of the new wand.

As GolfWRXers know, JT has been rolling with a “knuckle neck” Scotty Cameron T5 Proto Tour Only putter in recent months, winning the PGA Championship in May with the flatstick.

Fast forward to this week at the BMW Championship, and we were surprised to see Scotty Cameron player representative Drew Page working with Thomas and distinctly different putter.

The motivation for trying something different? A shorter putter (34 inches vs. his 34.5 inch gamer) in order to get in a better position at address.

As JT told us:

“For me, a tendency I with my putting is to get a little bit this way [left shoulder up] and open. I’ve…been playing a lot of golf with Patrick Cantlay. He obviously has very long arms and his putter is very short, [I was noticing] just how naturally his arms go on the club, and I felt like that wasn’t the case for me…and I think that has something to do with my bad tendencies.”

He added:

“If I can be a little bit more comfortable at setup, then that’s obviously one less factor I have to worry about.”

Get more details and the full backstory from Page in our item for PGATour.com.

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Scott Stallings WITB 2022 (August)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees @ 9.25)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin Q M40X 5F5

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees), TaylorMade Stealth (High Launch, 16.5 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin Q M40X 8F5

7-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (21 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin Q M40X 8F5

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), Titleist T100 (2020) (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Money-Taper 130 (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey TVD (52-M, 56-M), Titleist Proto (60-M)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
Grip: SuperStroke

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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