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Odyssey’s new White Hot Pro putters dial in feel and fit

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There’s plenty that’s new with Odyssey’s White Hot Pro putters — the lineup has new models, a new finish and a new fitting system. But what many golfers will like the most about the company’s new putters is something that’s old — the feel of the company’s original White Hot putter insert.

Despite all the new inserts Odyssey has released throughout the years, 60 percent of touring professionals continue to use the original White Hot insert in their putters. That’s why Odyssey has decided use the White Hot insert in both of its major putter lines for 2013 — White Hot Pro and its Versa series (click here for more information on Odyssey’s Versa putters).

According to Austie Rollinson, principal designer for Odyssey, the White Hot inserts in the new lineup feel the same as the old inserts. But they’re made with a new laser-cutting process that creates tighter tolerances to make the urethane inserts feel and sound more consistent than the original.

The White Hot Pro putters also have a new look that sets them apart from previous lines– a PVD (physical vapor disposition) finish that resembles a traditional gunmetal finish but doesn’t require constant maintenance to prevent rusting.

The White Hot Pro line includes models #1, #2 CS, #5, #7, #9 and Rossie, as well as the V-Line 2-Ball, D.A.R.T and D.A.R.T. Mini models for $129.

Odyssey is also releasing adjustable-weight models of the D.A.R.T, D.A.R.T mini, 2-Ball and 2-Ball Blade (all for $179) that include adjustable weights and a wrench that allows golfers to increase to the head weight from 350 grams to 360 or 370 grams.

Check out the video below for even more information on the White Hot Pro putters:

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Odyssey has also released it new EyeFit System, which helps golfers decide on a putter model based on their setup position. According to Rollinson, the closer a golfer’s eyes are to the ball at setup, the more likely it is for a golfer to have a straight-back, straight-through stroke. Likewise, the farther away a golfer’s eyes are from the ball, the more likely a golfer is to have an arched stroke.

Odyssey’s Versa and White Hot Pro putters for 2013 have a dash system on the sole that corresponds to the four different eye positions a golfer can have at address. The EyeFit’s mirrored finish shows golfers their eye position at address and recommends a range of putter models that will best fit their predicted stroke type. Watch the video below for more information on EyeFit, and check out the gallery for more photos of the White Hot Pro putters.

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  1. Michael Reynolds

    May 25, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I just purchased the Odyssey white hot pro Rossie right handed putter. And let me tell you that I will NEVER use another putter as long as I play golf!! The feel and the balance is spot on outstanding!! Thank you Odyssey for improving my short game 10 fold

  2. JR

    Feb 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Which models are available in left handed? Please tell me the Rossie is?

  3. luke keefner

    Feb 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I dont see any center shafters in there. Booooo

    • beef

      Feb 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      When is the release date for these black beauties?
      gb

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TOUR REPORT: Jason Day’s new Scotty Cameron, celebrity Ben Baller’s WITB, and Xander’s new 3-wood

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The West Coast swing continued this week on the cliffs of San Diego at Torrey Pines for the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open, and we caught up with some of the top players (and celebrities) in attendance to see what clubs are in their bag, and what changes they’re making.

As GolfWRX uncovered, Xander Schauffele, Jason Day and Justin Rose made equipment changes ahead of the event. We also caught up with famous celebrities Ben Baller and Gareth Bale to get glimpse at their equipment setups; both players competed in the Pro-Am on Wednesday. We also spotted some new equipment that players were testing, and we caught up with Gary Woodland to check out his new Cobra setup.

Let’s waste no more time and get right into this week’s Tour Report from the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Check out all of our photos from Torrey Pines here

Day switches to a new blacked-out Scotty Cameron…and a 7-wood

Back at the 2022 Shriners Open in October, I caught up with Jason Day to learn why he switched into a Scotty Cameron putter for the first time in his career, and what he liked about his new rounded mallet putter. He said the previous putters he used in the last few years – TaylorMade’s Spider Tour, and Odyssey’s Toulon Daytona – sat a bit too square, and looked as if they were pointing left of the target. The rounder Scotty Cameron mallet looked to point a bit more to the right, helping him to start the ball on a better line.

Here’s a look at his original Scotty Cameron build:

Last week at The 2023 American Express, however, Day switched into a nearly identical head, except this time it was made with a “Tour Black” finish. He ended up finishing 2nd in Strokes Gained: Putting on the week, and we caught with him on Tuesday at the 2023 Farmers Insurance this week to get a look at the new putter for ourselves:

Could this be the putter that helps Day get his magic back on the greens?

I went into way more depth into the putter switch over on PGATOUR.com, so click the link if you’re interested. We also have more photos and discussion of the putter in our GolfWRX Forums.

For this week, due to the particularly heavy rough and firm greens at Torrey Pines, Day also put in a TaylorMade Stealth 7-wood, equipped with a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80X shaft. His caddie says he flies it about 245-250 yards and lands softly.

Check out more photos and discussion of Day’s switches here

Schauffele finally changes up his 3-wood

While Schauffele upgraded into a new Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver at the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions, he kept his old Epic Speed Triple Diamond 3-wood in the bag that week. As we covered in our full story on PGATOUR.com, he struggles with 3-woods that spin too low when he hits a right-to-left shot; he doesn’t want the ball coming in too hot and not being able to hold the green.

Since then, however, he found a new Paradym Triple Diamond 3-wood setup that minimizes that concern. His new 16.5-degree HL fairway wood, which is actually bent down to 15.3 degrees, has helped Schauffele tighten spin variation due to the spin consistency across the face.

He put the new 3-wood into play on Wednesday at Torrey Pines.

Xander Schauffele’s full WITB at the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open

Woodland’s new Cobra setup

Gary Woodland officially signed an equipment deal with Cobra at the beginning of 2023, and we finally got a first look at his full WITB setup as a full-time Cobra staffer at the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open. Most notably, Woodland switched into a new set of Cobra King MB irons, which he said are “literally off the rack.”

Check out the rest of his 2023 WITB here

Hideki tests an all-new Graphite Design putter shaft

According to Graphite Design rep Erik Boysen, there have been only two prototypes made of a new Graphite Design putter shaft, and Matsuyama tested one of them this week at Torrey Pines. The shaft is designed to provide increased stiffness and stability throughout the stroke. While Matsuyama isn’t putting it in play just yet, we’ll certainly keep an eye on his putter shaft going forward, and keep an eye on Graphite Design to see how this product may progress.

Join the discussion about the new shaft prototype here

Ben is a Baller

Ben Baller is a famous actor/jeweler/designer/entrepreneur/avid golfer/TaylorMade staffer, and he was also on the winning Pro-Am team this week.

Ahead of his victorious round at Torrey Pines, we got a look at all the clubs in Baller’s bag.

We expected nothing less than an eye-popping custom Scotty Cameron Masterful putter, engraved with his name and paint-filled with Lakers yellow. Uniquely, though, Baller went with a driver-less setup to help avoid the rough at Torrey Pines, so he went with a top-end setup full of TaylorMade Stealth2 and Stealth fairway woods and hybrids.

He fills out his bag with TaylorMade Stealth irons, TaylorMade Hi-Toe wedges and custom TaylorMade golf balls with his logo on them.

Check out Ben Baller’s full WITB here

Kickin’ it with Gareth Bale

 

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Gareth Bale – a newly retired Welsh soccer player (or footballer, if you prefer) – also teed it up alongside Ben Baller on the winning Pro-Am team. While we didn’t get a chance to capture photos of every club in Bale’s bag, we managed to capture a few photos of his setup.

He doesn’t have a bad golf swing, either, especially for being a former world-class member of Real Madrid and Tottenham.

 

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Justin Rose switches drivers

The last time we caught up with Rose at the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, the equipment free agent had an old TaylorMade M2 2016 driver in the bag. He’s been conducting extensive driver testing recently, though.

This week, he ended up switching to a new Callaway Paradym 8.5-degree head, equipped with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X shaft.

Justin Rose full 2023 WITB at Torrey Pines

Ben Martin’s new EvnRoll putter

Martin was previously using an old Guerin Rife mallet putter, but he switched into a new EvnRoll EV5.2 mallet putter at the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open.

James Hahn shows up with a mixed bag

Former PXG staffer James Hahn has apparently gone the free agent route in 2023, since he showed up at Torrey Pines this week with a mixed-brand setup, which includes a Titleist driver, TaylorMade fairway wood, PXG hybrid, Callaway irons, Titleist Vokey wedges, and a Scotty Cameron putter.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about Hahn’s new free agency and golf clubs

TaylorMade’s San Diego head covers

TaylorMade’s Carlsbad HQ is just down the road from Torrey Pines, so the company typically designs some San Diego-inspired headcover heat when the PGA Tour comes into town. The 2023 Farmers Insurance sunset versions certainly did not disappoint.

Unfortunately, the sun is also setting on this week’s Tour Report from Torrey Pines. We’ll see you next week as the Tour travels up the West Coast to Pebble Beach.

Check out all of our photos from Torrey Pines here

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2023 PGA Show Day Two recap

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The GolfWRX crew are on deck at this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, primed to deliver plenty of content to our readers from the annual gearhead junkie extravaganza all week long.

  • Don’t forget that you can follow along GolfWRX on Instagram for live running updates of content we’ve captured throughout the week.

On Thursday, it was back to the Convention Center, and our guys were on-hand to showcase the best of what was on display on the grounds in the Sunshine State.

Here’s a look at every gallery in our forums from Thursday.

Show Floor Thursday – DeWiz, Tru Golf, About Golf, K Golf

Show Floor Thursday – Me and My Golf Breaking Balls, Pro Tee United, SAM Putt Studio, Bermuda Sands, Evolution Electric Vehicles, Maceoo, 7 Diamonds, Holderness & Bourne, RSVLTS

Show Floor Thursday – Criquet Clothing, Lyle & Scott, Anew Golf, Par X, Snake Eyes Clothing

Show Floor Thursday – Biion Shoes, Old Golf Club, Club car, Strackaline

Show Floor Thursday – Edel SMS Pro Ion, Zero Restriction, Ecco,

Show Floor Thursday – SQAIRZ, Design 2 Golf, Nikon Coolshot, Boxto Shoes,

Show Floor Thursday – Evolution Carts pt.2, CMC Design, Pinned Golf

Show Floor Thursday – ECHO Robotics, Johnston & Murphy, Perfect Practice, Bat Caddy Electric Carts

 

Show Floor Thursday – MacGregor Irons, Zebra Wedges, Ram Irons, Bucket Golf, Passport Patches

Show Floor Thursday – Atta Kid’s Clothing, Hutch Travel Case Prototypes, Clicgear, Smathers & Branson

 

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2023 PGA Show Day Two: 8 interesting items

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Thursday saw Day Two of the 2023 PGA Show from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, and GolfWRX were live on site to capture everything going down on the busy main floor.

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Our forums are packed full of galleries showcasing all of what has been happening the entire week, so make sure to head over to our forums to check out everything we’ve snapped from this year’s PGA Show.

But first, check out eight interesting items that caught our eye on Thursday in the Sunshine State.

Johnston & Murphy Limited-Edition Masters Shoes

Me and My Golf’s Breaking Ball Putting Mat & Balls

StrackaLine App

Club Car Luxurious Cart

deWiz Swing Analyzer

Par X Sustainable Cotton Apparel

ANew Golf Apparel, Bags & Accessories

Ecco’s Classic Golf Shoe

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