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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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