ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1
www.odysseygolf.com Headweight: 350g
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour or SuperStroke Slim 2.0 (Counter Core)
Toe hang: Moderate
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: Odyssey can legitimately claim to have invented the insert. And since its introduction in the ’90s, they have toiled over improving the feel and roll of their original design. In 2017 they reckon they’ve hit the jackpot. Our testing results suggest they’re definitely onto something. Little fingers on the O-Works insert ‘lift’ putts into action and the resulting feel, sound and roll is different to anything we saw on test. If you’re not one to be seduced by CNC milled putters, we reckon the #1 is the complete blade.
VERDICT: A top drawer putter, and that the microhinge face is something else. It’s not milled, but when it looks, feels, sounds and rolls as good as this, who cares? If you’re in the market for a new blade in 2017, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t try one.