Odyssey are extending their Stroke Lab offering with two new super high MOI mallet putter models built for consistency: The Stroke Lab Black Ten and Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey
• RRP: £269
• Available: January 31st, 2020
Odyssey's brand new Stroke Lab Black Ten and Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey are both engineered with a super high MOI construction, a new Microhing Star Insert and Stroke Lab's innovative weight distribution, aimed to improve performance dynamics for a more consistent putting stroke.
The ethos behind the Stroke Lab putters are to help golfers become more consistent on the greens by creating a ‘stroke enhancing design’, and Odyssey say their models will give you 20-25% more consistency in the tempo of your stroke, the head speed and face angle at impact.
They have achieved this through a big change in weight distribution: The Stroke Lab shaft is a full 40 grams lighter, and Odyssey has redistributed that saved weight by adding 10g to the head in the form of two sole weights, and adding 30g to the grip-end via a 10g-lighter grip and 40g end-weight.
In addition to the lighter shaft, the Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten and Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey putters feature a multi-material head construction promotes exceptionally high MOI for more stability.
Below: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten
There is also a new Microhinge Star Insert that aims to create a firmer feel and pleasing sound at impact while providing the same roll characteristics of Odyssey’s White Hot Microhinge, while the hi-def alignment is there to make it easier to find the right setup at address.
Odyssey say the new Black Ten was inspired by their #7 and Indianapolis shapes, while the Black Bird of Prey features a striking head shape to help easily frame the ball at address.
If you've just done a double-take at seeing Odyssey's logo on a somewhat familiar-looking putter, we don't blame you - there's more than a little resemblance to one of the best-selling putters of recent years, TaylorMade's Spider. The looks are hardly surprising, since the man now in charge at Odyssey – Sean Toulon – used to work for TaylorMade, but the key difference is the use of the muti-material Stroke Lab shaft.
“Our new Stroke Lab Black Ten and Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey Putters are truly remarkable with all of the premium technologies and performance that they offer,” said Odyssey General Manager Sean Toulon.
“Stroke Lab has revolutionized the putter category by fundamentally improving the rhythm and consistency in a golfer’s stroke. And we’re combining it with all the forgiveness from these super high MOI head shapes with one goal in mind: to help every golfer make more putts.”
Below: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey
Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten & Bird of Prey: Key Features
• Stroke Lab Weighting To Improve Your Stroke
The multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to
the head and grip end of the putter. This completely rebalances the putter for improved
tempo and consistency in the stroke.
• Multi-Material Super High MOI Designs For More Forgiveness
Creates exceptionally high MOI from a multi-material construction, making the putters
extremely stable and forgiving on off-center impacts.
• New Microhinge Star Insert For Outstanding Feel, Sound and Roll
The new insert provides a firmer feel and enhanced sound at impact while maintaining the same roll benefits of their White Hot Microhinge Insert.
• Hi Def Alignment
Odyssey's High Def Alignment is engineered to make it easier for golfers to aim better at address