Odyssey putters are a popular choice with tour players and amateur golfers alike. The Odyssey Stroke Lab has shaft improvements that I think could benefit anyone with pace issues. They’ve combined graphite and steel to create a lighter shaft which encourages a smoother putting stroke.
Odyssey cut about 40 grams off the shaft weight from the stroke lab putter compared to conventional stainless steel putters. They could then add 10 grams to the shaft and 30 grams to the grip, without making the putter any heavier.
So, how does this help? Right away, the balanced weighting made this putter feel like an extension of my arm. I felt a greater awareness of the connection between the grip and the putter head. This was a huge help to me with long-range putts. They stuck with the tried and tested White Hot face insert, which offers very little noise at impact and gives a buttery smooth feel.
The putters in the range look great, with 6 different mallet head shapes available. The seven and the black bird of prey being my personal favorites. Heads come in a color combination of black, white, or silver. White alignment lines are contrasted against a black background and stand out very nicely. I like that the shaft meets the putter head with a steel section, maintaining a classic look at address.
The Odyssey Stroke Lab is a great quality putter. The shaft technology surpassed my expectations considering the price, a great pick for anybody looking to dial in their putting stroke.