What we say...
Odyssey's engineers reckon the new "microhinge" face insert in the Works will redefine what golfers consider to be good roll. 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.
Odyssey can legitimately claim to have invented the putter insert. And ever since their first introduction in the 90’s their engineers have toiled over improving the feel and roll of their original design, and for 2017 they reckon they’ve hit the jackpot. Our testing results suggest they’re definitely onto something. Little fingers on the OWorks 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 putter. The blades long enough to aid alignment, a moderate toe hang suits a slight stroke arc and the more refined versa cosmetics are more muted and useful than ever before. Even the SuperStroke grip brings some to the party with its sharp edged smaller size and the ability to counter-weight to create a different feel.
A top drawer putter from Odyssey, the new microhinge face is something else. Ok the bodies not milled, but when it looks, feels, sounds and roll putts as good as this who cares? If you’re in the market for a new blade putter in 2017, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t at least give an OWorks a try.
Grip: Superstroke Pistol GT Tour or Superstroke Slim 2.0 (with Counter Core Tech)
Toe hang: Moderate