Odyssey unveil £100k diamond-encrusted putter
By David Connor, TG Equipment Editor
16 March 2011 10:51
Odyssey Golf have unveiled a stunning one-off 2-Ball putter encrusted with rubies and diamonds to be sold in world-renowned department store Harrods.
The putter comes complete with an 18-carat white gold head, 240 rubies and 378 diamonds - as well as a price tag of £100k.
Callaway staff player Nick Dougherty attended the launch and said: “I can recall when the first 2-Ball putter was introduced on Tour back in 2001 – and how it went on to take the professional and amateur games by storm. I can think of no better way to celebrate its impact on so many golfers’ scores, including my own, than by creating a one-off like this.”
The idea to create this gem-encrusted putter was initially conceived following a social game of golf involving renowned jeweller Theo Fennell and Odyssey & Callaway’s EMEA marketing director, Nick McInally.
Nick said: “This is one of the most striking golf clubs ever created, but it is still a putter that we hope will help the eventual owner hole more putts… if he or she is brave enough to use it.
“The interest from across the world has been incredible but I can confidently say we are unlikely to go in to mass production with this particular model…. while we have sold more than 4 million 2-Ball putters over the last ten years, this particular version is truly one-of-a-kind.”