ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1 WIDE
www.odysseygolf.com Headweight: 350g
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour or SuperStroke Slim
2.0 (Counter Core)
Toe hang: Slight
TECH: New finger-shaped grips on the stainless steel face plate are combined with a thermoplastic elastomer feel layer to grab and interact with the cover at impact, lifting the ball into a better roll.
WE SAY: Many golfers think blade putters are just for arcing strokes, but it’s simply not true any more. The #1 Wide, with its shorter but wider body, along with the sort of double bend shaft you often find in mallet putters, means this design has much less toe hang, so is much more suited to straighter strokes. That microhinge face insert feels absolutely perfect and we all loved the new red highlighted sight lines. We tested this model with a SuperStroke Mid Slim 2.0 grip, which is bigger with softer edges than the Pistol GT Tour, but just as nice to use.
VERDICT: We love how models like this open up blade putters to a wider audience. Our testers felt the full shaft of offset really encouraged getting the hands ahead of the ball to stroke the ball beautifully. A top all-round putter.