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Odyssey Ai-One: Artificial Intelligence comes to putters



We spotted Odyssey’s new Ai-One and Ai-One Milled putters down the stretch of the PGA Tour season and were able to photograph them on the putting green at the Shriners Children’s Open three weeks ago.

And we didn’t just spot the wands on the putting green; they wound up in some pretty big-time bags pretty quickly.

Jacob Davidson, GM of Odyssey Golf and Callaway VP of Global Tour spoke to this:

“We knew we had a great product when we launched this because the testing results came in so strong, but the one thing that I think we were a little bit, maybe not surprised, but excited about was early on – this putter captured the attention of the best players in the world. This putter is already in the bag of a number one player in the world (Ruoning Yin). This putter is already in the bag of our Masters Champion (Jon Rahm). This putter is already in the bag of someone that made a switch at the Tour Championship (Sam Burns)…the same player has never made a switch in putter since he turned professional in 2017.”

Given all of the aforementioned, intrigue abounded at GolfWRX HQ and in the GolfWRX forums around Callaway/Oddysey’s apparent application of artificial intelligence to putter design. Speculation about the cutaways behind the putter faces and what exactly was being showcased was rife as well. A putter face designed leveraging the powers of artificial intelligence, perhaps?

In a word, yes.

Odyssey today unveiled its Ai-One and Ai-One milled putters, which leverage the company’s Artificial Intelligence design and super-computing capabilities, honed in recent driver faces, to create what the company is calling “the most advanced insert in golf.”

What this means visually is a unique contour pattern on the back of the insert face designed to minimize speed loss on off-center putts and expand the sweet spot. Translation: Putts that finish up to 21 percent closer to the hole, according to Odyssey.

Detail of the rear side of the Odyssey Ai-One putter face.

Introducing the putter line, Luke Williams Sr. Global Director at Odyssey said:

“We’ve designed two different putters under this Ai-One umbrella with really two different objectives. We have the milled line, the champagne-colored insert which is a milled titanium insert in a milled stainless steel head. So you get that look and feel of a milled putter, that is very important to us, to have the feel of that be consistent with what players that use milled putters expect, but with performance you wouldn’t get from a typical milled putter.

“And then we also knew that we wanted to have a White Hot version or a urethane softer feeling insert because that’s what through the years has really had the most decided advantage in the marketplace and really has become what we’ve been most known for, so that insert is a combination of an aluminum back section which has the contours which deliver the consistent ball speed married and co-molded to a White Hot urethane on the front. And that delivers the soft feel and the sound that that players have come to love for White Hot, so those are the two types of inserts – they both have tremendous performance.”

Let’s dig in further.

Odyssey Ai-One putters

At the heart of the Ai-One tech story is the Ai-One insert. A contoured aluminum insert is co-molded to the back of Odyssey’s famed White Hot insert in a bid for enhanced forgiveness and a larger sweet spot. Also notable from a feel standpoint: the White Hot insert is grooved.

Rightly proud of the innovation, Odyssey engineers developed a Panlite window to showcase the face technology behind a layer of automotive-grade polymer. The window is positioned in different locations on blade and mallet models.

Deviating from the traditional black exterior, engineers elected to use a blue PVD finish across the line.

5, 10, 15, and 20-gram weights may be used interchangeably to dial in head weight. Also, the latest iteration of Stroke Lab is a steel SL 90 shaft, which features up to 30 grams of weight in the butt end for counterbalancing.

Pricing, specs, and availability

  • At retail and online: November 3
  • Price: $299.99
  • Head shapes (November 3): #1, Double Wide DB, Rossie S, #7S, and #7CH
  • Head shapes (February): #2, Double Wide CH, Rossie DB, #7 DB, 2-Ball DB, CH, Jailbird Mini CH, DB

Family portrait, below.

Odyssey Ai-One Milled putters

Similar to the Ai-One, the insert design is essential to the Odyssey Ai-One Milled putter story. For this premium, milled stainless steel model, engineers utilize an A.I.-designed titanium insert to again achieve a larger sweet spot and enhanced forgiveness, minimizing speed loss on putts struck away from the center of the face.

Again, engineers implemented a blue PVD finish, and 5, 10, 15, and 20-gram weights may be used interchangeably to dial in head weight. The steel SL 90 shaft is standard here as well.

Pricing, specs, and availability

  • At retail and online: November 3
  • Price: $449.99
  • Head shapes: One T, Two T, Three T, Six T, Seven T DB, Seven T CH, Eight T, and Eleven T

Family portrait, below.

Check out more photos of Odyssey’s Ai-One putters here.

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  1. Don

    Nov 4, 2023 at 9:26 am

    BS. It’s PIXIE DUST. Callaway uses all of their existing designs with an alleged technology that suddenly turns everyone into a world class putter. It’s a marketing gimmick, nothing more.
    As someone who has a US patent in the use of AI and works with it daily, I understand it’s capability and source of it’s inferences. AI is a type of software that cycles and through a process of “backpropagation” refines a desired output from a set of human inputs. It’s input parameters follow a criteria from the original training by the developer. The tasks are then processed through a Rule-base before presentation to the developer for evaluation. It’s unlikely to create new criteria on its own. So, go ahead and getcha some of that AI stuffed in your putter. If anything, it’ll make you happy and ready to brag to all of your friends about you smart putter.

  2. The Truth Network

    Nov 4, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Nobody cares.

  3. Martin

    Nov 3, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Marketing At its best

  4. Joey5Picks

    Nov 3, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Gimmick. What’s next? AI grips?

    $300 is better spent on putting lessons.

  5. The Truth Network

    Nov 3, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Every time Odyssey releases this trash, Scotty Cameron is laughing all the way to the bank.

  6. The Truth Network

    Nov 3, 2023 at 8:20 am

    Every time Odyssey rolls out garbage like this, Scotty Cameron is laughing all the way to the bank.

  7. NotToulon

    Nov 3, 2023 at 12:50 am

    Was supposed to be a Toulon brand but he is no longer with callaway.

  8. Billy

    Nov 2, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Isn’t this just Ping TR grooves? Or what they accomplish, or evnroll too? I just feel like oddy is so gimmicky sometimes. I get there is AI, and it probably helps some-but you put a robot testing off the sweet spot help and I bet they perform similar to tech (see above) that has been around a decade.

  9. Louis

    Nov 2, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Same old tired designs Odyssey has had for years.

  10. D Gillis

    Nov 2, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Aka – reinventing the wheel!

  11. Jimmy

    Nov 2, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Same old tired putter designs.

  12. boydenit

    Nov 2, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Is this the same Ai software Callaway used in there Golf Ball plant a few years back?

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Spotted: New Kirkland driver hits USGA conforming list



This week, Kirkland’s all-new driver landed on the USGA conforming list.

The driver is the latest club from Kirkland to land on the list, following in the footsteps of the brand’s irons, balls, wedges and putter.

Per the USGA conforming list, the driver will be available in 10.5 degrees and will come in a right-handed model.

There is no official confirmation that the driver will be available at retail in the future. However, a driver was spotted amongst Kirkland’s upcoming clubs earlier this year and was listed as costing $199.99.

In our forums, our members have been sharing their early thoughts on the driver. Here are a couple of posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • BirdieBoy1: “Yeah, that’s clean. Instantly reminded me of a Titleist. Curious on price and performance, but amazing performance might not matter if it’s decent for $250 or less.”
  • molecularman: “You know YouTube is going to explode with reviews of this driver. I’m excited to see them all. I have no doubt the driver will perform decently. But hopefully, it will sound decent.”

Entire Thread: New Kirkland driver hits USGA conforming list

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Spotted: Adam Scott unveils new Miura irons



In our forums, our eagle-eyed members have been sharing their thoughts on Adam Scott’s new Miura irons.

On Tuesday, Scott shared images of the new irons on his Instagram, saying: “Unboxing a fresh set. Grinding by Mr. Miura himself.”

Back in August, we reported that the 2013 Masters champion replaced his Titleist 620 CB mid/short irons with Miura’s KM-700 model (6-9 iron). Scott’s new Miura irons appear to be a modified version of the KM-700 model.

Scott will likely put the irons in play for the first time at this week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship.


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Here’s what our members have been saying in our forums about Scott’s new irons, but make sure to have your say at the link below.

  • craz-e: “Love the KM 700’s, Adam must be like a kid in a sweet shop.”
  • glm: “I could see those in my bag.”
  • jaffabell: “Are we thinking less weight in the toe side to help closure rate? Surely that part of the sole will have minimal impact on the turf.”

Entire Thread: “Spotted: Adam Scott unveils new Miura irons”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/8/23): Don White National Custom Works Full Set



At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Don White National Custom Works Full Set.

From the seller: (@lonscicles): “Discover the pinnacle of golfing excellence with this meticulously crafted set of Don White Handmade National Custom Works Irons, spanning from 3 iron to Lob Wedge (3-LW). These irons are not just golf clubs; they are masterpieces born from the expertise of Don White, renowned for his unparalleled craftsmanship in the golf industry. The set was built to be a progressive combo set. Put the spouse on to this as a great Xmas gift!…**Condition:** Played with 3 Rounds. *Price:* $7,000.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Don White National Custom Works Full Set 

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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