ODYSSEY O-WORKS #1

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

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.

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