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Test In-Progress: Odyssey White Hot OG Putter

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Equipment Type: Putter
Vendor: Odyssey

 

 

 

 

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@tchat07

@sirchunksalot

@JFish350

@TCUFrog

Testers Wanted (4) - US Only

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Want a chance to test this years MOST WANTED winner? Hit the signup button above and apply for your chance to be selected.

What is the White Hot OG? Glad you asked.

Odyssey White Hot OG brings back the iconic White Hot Putter face insert! Classic models such as the Odyssey #1 and Odyssey #7, as well as the legendary Odyssey 2-Ball model are available with the White Hot insert, along with numerous others to fit the preferred putter style of each golfer. With the most decorated putter insert of all time, comes a rich silver PVD finish on the putter head, along with a fine milling across each White Hot OG putter face. The renowned urethane cover played by countless Tour pros will undoubtedly improve the feel and touch of the putter on the golf course. Multiple shaft options are available within the Odyssey White Hot OG Putter Family, including the multi-material Stroke Lab putter shaft to ease the difficulty of making a solid putting stroke every time. Roll in more putts on the greens, and circle eagles and birdies on the scorecard with a new Odyssey White Hot OG Putter!

4 Testers - US Only (sorry INTL!)

Any OG Model is up for testing, including Stroke Lab variants

Men and Women encouraged to apply. 

JFish350

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First let me say thank you to MGS and Callaway for giving us the readers of MGS a chance at reviewing these putters. It truly is an honor. 

A little about my game and some self reflection as it's something that I should have done much earlier to become a better golfer. Not to late to start on that I hope. My first intro into golf I was in 4th grade at a 9 hole course in AZ that has long been tore up and houses built on the land. My first tee shot went about 30 yards of what I remember being 200 yard hole, I am not positive. My second shot over water just short of the green was a pretty good one for never having played golf before. From there I began the journey which is ongoing today. 

Best putt I ever made I was at Bell Air GC in Phx. I believe it was the 17th hole, 3 tier green, cup on the bottom and of course my ball is on the top tier appox 40'.  I tap the ball and it barley makes the first lip, then over it goes. My brother who is a much better player than I and on the correct level lines up his putt and about to putt when my ball passes him rolls another 10' and plop, in the the cup it goes. I knew I made it as soon as it went over the first lip, my brother didn't think it went over. Been waiting 30 years to make another putt of that length ever since. 

I am at a 16.1 right now and trending down. Lowest I've been is 15 and at the time I thought I would it to single digits. life happens & changed that with injuries and a major shoulder surgery I am still recovering from and doing very well, I have my full swing back. 

I've always been a longer hitter of the ball at least with the guys I play with, just not the most accurate, that's changing as I am learning the game instead of just playing the game. Longest drive I ever hit 364 yards. Just caught it on the screws and a good roll.  3 years ago in March on a drizzly day in Oregon, number 12 at Langdon Farms I hit my 315 with not much roll. My avg distance is probably 270.  

My putting is avg. with a good day having 30 putts and a bad 40 plus.  Usually 2 putting everything with 2-3 3 putts per round and 1 or 2 1 putts. I am hoping with this new putter challenge/review it will get better. 

I have a trip next month to Bandon and looking forward to putting this White Hot OG #1 with a stroke lab shaft to the test. 20 guys in a Ryder cup style event with some pretty good players. 

 

Here are a few pictures from the unboxing of the putter. I like the colors, and the head cover is awesome. Not one of those cheap things that tear in the first rounds of use. I've done some putting on the matt shown and so far it has a nice feel, sound and roll. We shall see what happens once we actually get outside. 

 

Hit me up with questions or any test you like me to answer or try and do. 

 

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Epic GBB driver 10.5 turned down to 9.5 Hzruds 6.5 smoke shaft. 

Titleist U15 1 iron 

Sub 70 699 Pro 4-AW 

Sub 70 3 utility 19*

Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

Karsten Ping Zing putter

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tchat07

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Intro

Hello everyone! First a big thank you to Odyssey and MyGolfSpy for this wonderful opportunity!  I became passionate about golf 6 years ago and have worked hard to improve my game from a handicap of 20 to currently playing off a 7.1. Being from Maryland this time of year is always beautiful to get out and play with the changing of the leaves and season. The greens often play a little slower this time of year and  I also tend to play more "economic" courses so they often come with slower greens. The strength of my game is my short game around the green. I use Taylormade's MyRoundPro set to a 5 HCP baseline for my stat tracking and over my last 10 rounds my short game is a +0.65. After some recent adjustments in those same 10 rounds my putting comes through at a +0.11, which is an improvement from -1.02 last year.  The improvement comes from an adjustment of how I read putts.  You can see that improvement with my percentage of makes from 3-6-9 feet as well as my putts per round. My 3 foot putts have improved from 99.3% to 100%, my 6 foot putts have improved from 89% to 96.4%, my 9 foot putts has gone from 55.9% to 60.9% and my putts per round have decreased from 31 to 30.

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As can be seen from my percentages the strength of my putting is from 9 feet and in, outside of 9 feet I really struggle with speed control which often leads to 3 putts. I putt left hand low, with a smooth tempo and like to maintain a straight-back-straight-through type stroke even though I believe it plays more as a slight arc putter stroke.  

In my bag I play an assortment of brands and clubs. Driver-Taylormade R15, 3W-Callaway X2 Hot, Irons-Mizuno MP-20 HMB, Wedges-Cleveland Zipcore (was a tester for them last year and they have taken over that place in my bag) and Putter-Tommy Armour Impact No. 3.  I have been gaming the TA #3 since being a tester in 2019, it took the place of the Odyssey Works Versa #7.  

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First Impressions

In the 90s Ely Callaway asked the question, "why not try using the same materials balls are covered in?" when referring to the putter insert. From that question came the White Hot Insert, now tabbed by Odyssey as the most iconic, most played and most decorated putter insert of all time.  The insert proved to be more consistent then steel, with exceptional softness and forgiveness.  After 20 years Odyssey has brought back the White Hot Insert and paired it with a PVD finish and surface milling to add to their beauty.  Add on the Stroke Lab putter shaft, which helps to improve the golfers stroke through weight distribution and this putter has enough tech to excite even the worst of putter.

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I chose the Rossie design with the stroke lab shaft because I prefer a mallet putter and am intrigued by the stroke lab putter shaft. Also Rahm has putted pretty well with it. I was not fit for the putter nor have i ever been fit for a putter, yes I know how can I call myself a spy.  First thing I saw straight out of the box is every bulls worst nightmare, RED, the candy red stroke lab putter shaft is eye popping.

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The color scheme of the whole club matches perfectly with Odysseys logo, a little bit of silver and black with a splash of red. The putter cover is well made with a magnetic closure, has an old school look to it which offsets the flashy shaft.

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It has a silver premium grip, feels slightly firmer and larger then my TA#3. Putter head is slightly larger than my current gamer and looks a little thicker around the edges. There also seems to be an obscure extra turn in the hosel of the shaft of the Rossie.

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At address it seems to be sitting slightly open and feels heavy compared to the TA#3.  

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First putt I hit, I paused and said wow, the feel off the White Hot Insert is as soft as advertised!  Now the key will be to see if that buttery feel equals better production on the golf course. The plan is to hit at least 100 putts a week on my birdie ball mat, get out to the golf course and put Rossie into play and let the strokes gained do the talking. If any fellow spies have ideas for other ways to test it out or have any questions do not hesitate to send those along.

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Thanks to MGS and Callaway for this opportunity! Excited to be able to test the #7 out! I consider putting my strongest part of my game (average ~30 putts per round with ~1 3 putt a round), so it will take a lot for the white hot to make it into my bag. I believe it's up to the challenge though. Feel free to start throwing out tests you'd like to see or questions you want answered during the testing process!

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Awesome, i just built and am in the process of optimizing a White Hot OG 1W. 

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I am sooo looking forward to this test. Thank you to everyone for keeping MGS at the top of our lists for product reviews, thoughts and different idea’s on how we play the game. Without this vast ocean of players of all skill levels and experience non of us would have a chance for these opportunities. Thank you MGS and thank you Callaway for giving me the chance to test White Hot OG #1 with stroke lab shaft.  I am a blade guy so this perfect. I will pit it against my current Karsten Ping Zing and White Ice, shhhh don’t tell my wife I am steeling her putter she stole from me. I 2 putt most everything with 2-3 three puts per round mixed in with 1-2 one putts. really just depends on my chipping that day or lie or if I just got lucky coming out of the woods.  

 

Congrats to the other testers and hope we can fulfill this honor and make it the best review to date. BIG shoes to fill I know. 

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Great group of testers. Have fun! May you be blessed with true greens and pure rolls

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    Congratulations Testers!!!   

@tchat07

@sirchunksalot

@JFish350

@TCUFrog

Looking forward to seeing the testing reports and final reviews.  I'm a mallet putter guy myself so that's going to be the key one(s) for me but Odyssey in general is always of interest 👍

⛳ I'm starting to think that having a Username with Putter in it probably means there will be no putter testing for me 🤣  just kidding, roll them in guys! ⛳

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Congrats folks! Some solid testers in here! Enjoy the putting test process. It is fun and difficult, but one that I think gives you a lot of insight into your own stroke and short game. Good luck!

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Congratulations Everyone!!  I’m definitely interested in this one.

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Great review team right there!  Congratulations guys! Looking forward to your thoughts on these wildly popular flat sticks.

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23 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Sorry for the late reply, I've been off work today and been running around with my wife. 

Thank you MyGolfSpy and Odyssey/Callaway for the honor of testing the Odyssey 2 Ball Putter in the White Hot line. It's a face balanced beauty that feels so good when you roll one. I was able to get down to DSG today and hit a couple of quick putts with it and sunk both of them. I also picked up a new SuperStroke grip that I'll be using after giving the stock grip a go. I would post a picture of it, but I left it in the car that my sister-in-law just took off in.

I'm really excited to get the chance to see if this blast from the past has still got it. 

I've always been a fan of the two-ball look, I just don't putt well with them.

...That White Hot OG Rossie though... that shape and I have some history!  

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12 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

I've always been a fan of the two-ball look, I just don't putt well with them.

...That White Hot OG Rossie though... that shape and I have some history!  

The Rossie is the only one I haven't gotten to see in person. They had the #1, #7, and 2 Ball down there today and I was sad not to see it. 

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5 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

The Rossie is the only one I haven't gotten to see in person. They had the #1, #7, and 2 Ball down there today and I was sad not to see it. 

I was in a Golf Store last week and the new Odyssey Line was there but NO LH.  No spoiler here.

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20 minutes ago, Rickp said:

I was in a Golf Store last week and the new Odyssey Line was there but NO LH.  No spoiler here.

That stinks! I want to say that we had some up here, I think I saw a LH #7 at least. 

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

Sorry for the late reply, I've been off work today and been running around with my wife. 

Thank you MyGolfSpy and Odyssey/Callaway for the honor of testing the Odyssey 2 Ball Putter in the White Hot line. It's a face balanced beauty that feels so good when you roll one. I was able to get down to DSG today and hit a couple of quick putts with it and sunk both of them. I also picked up a new SuperStroke grip that I'll be using after giving the stock grip a go. I would post a picture of it, but I left it in the car that my sister-in-law just took off in.

I'm really excited to get the chance to see if this blast from the past has still got it. 

Edit: I realized I forgot to mention mine will also be coming with the Stroke Lab shaft, I guess I was so excited to reply that I forgot that little detail. 

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Went with the camo? Bold look. I thought I was going out of the book when I bought the flat gray for my last grip change. 

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Congrats to the testers.....to quote The Cars.... (I think)......Let the Good Putts Roll!!   😁

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2 minutes ago, TCUFrog said:

Went with the camo? Bold look. I thought I was going out of the book when I bought the flat gray for my last grip change. 

Yeah...I kind of have a thing for camo. I think it's the Southeast Tennessee in me and the fact I used to deer hunt. Plus, it kind of matches the theme of my bag.20210604_175049-01.jpeg.e41403b8eebc54e742b887e2c849f62f.jpeg

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2 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Yeah...I kind of have a thing for camo. I think it's the Southeast Tennessee in me and the fact I used to deer hunt. Plus, it kind of matches the theme of my bag.20210604_175049-01.jpeg.e41403b8eebc54e742b887e2c849f62f.jpeg

Love it. Got to stay on brand

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Very excited and fortunate to be testing this beauty! I'll be Rahming it with the Rossie! I said it during the signup phase but could this be the one to take the TA#3 out of my bag. Been the steadiest club in my bag since it went in during testing a few years ago!

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Congrats, guys! I love putter testing because, in my opinion, it allows the testers a little more creativity in what/how they do the test.

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My putting is probably my biggest weakness. Great opportunity to test a putter with a great reputation. Good luck everyone! 

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Now see what happens when life gets busy? Friday work then straight out for golf, Saturday brake work then family get together before heading to a Tee it Up for the Troops event at Wanakah CC, and all the while blissfully unaware of this latest sign-up opportunity! 

All the best for everyone in being chosen for this test, should be a good one! ⛳

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Would love to try the OG. Currently using a PXG Brandon. Would love to try any of the Odyssey putters.

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White Hot OG 7 S mallet putter with the stroke lab shaft 34” right handed please.  I had two years of incredible putting with my old two ball putter until the insert metal grill peeled off the face. I would love to go back to this putter!  7.6 h.c, 

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I have played the #7 in the past.  I would like to give it another shot to see what changes/enhancements have been made.  Anything to help on the green would be welcomed.

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currently using a ping voss and a old 2 ball , both 38 in long,,,putt ok with both but 3putt like crazy lately,,,been real close to buying the 7, love that style head but have never owned one,,who knows why,,anyway,  the 2ball is an old hand me down from Roc M.   maybe i need updated

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Great stats on distance test! I could use all the help I can. Turn 73 on the 18th, make a great birthday present.

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I'm in.  I'd love to test it.  I've had several Odyssey putters in various shapes and inserts, and would love to test this.  Currently gaming a ProType 4HT.  Been thinking about going back to an insert putter, though...

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I would love to compare the OG 7 to my Two Ball Ten Tour Lined. After all, it should save me 3 strokes because of the name alone… 

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I would love to compare the OG 7 to my Two Ball 10- the 7 should save me 3 strokes because of the name alone.  
(I did that math in my head.) 

 

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Prefer the more traditional heads of the white hot og series than the these toaster ovens coming out. Would love to check out a rossie S model

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