Odyssey launch forgiving Tri-Hot 5K blade putters

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Odyssey reveal five Tri-Hot 5K putters, bringing forgiveness to blades.

Blade and forgiveness are two words never uttered in the same sentence. Golfers who prefer the styling of the former have just accepted it means sacrificing forgiveness for a putter that better suits their eye.

But forgiving putters are on the up; Odyssey say 65% of the models they sell now fall into the MOI and mallet categories.

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The new Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K putters.

And in a bid to offer golfers who love blade putters the same sort of forgiveness levels as a mallet, Odyssey have come up with the Tri-Hot; a blade that could out-perform a mallet, with a classic head shape tour players would love.

The new Tri-Hot putters, which are available from February 18, were revealed alongside a new Odyssey Eleven putter, Callaway Rogue ST woods and irons and the 2022 Callaway Chrome Soft balls.

The key tech in the Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K putters

Forward centre of gravity

Blades naturally have a forward centre of gravity as their bodies are so narrow. Odyssey’s engineers wanted to make sure they didn’t lose this while chasing MOI performance, as that’s what gives the launch, feel and ball speed control that many blade advocates love. A forward centre of gravity also creates less sidespin on off-centre hits, so you get a tighter dispersion and more chance of holing imperfect putts.     

Ultimate multi-material design

Stainless steel, aircraft-grade aluminium and over 120g of tungsten come together within each Tri-Hot 5K head. The front (including the hosel) is made from 303 stainless steel, which helps keep the CG forward, before a CNC-milled aluminium body is fixed to the back of the face with chambers to position 120g+ of tungsten in the toe and heel. The design creates an MOI of over 5,000gcm², which Odyssey say is unheard of in a traditional-sized blade.

Gains on the green

Odyssey compared their 5K models against blade fans’ favourite the Scotty Cameron Newport, on a putting robot Odyssey. They say the Tri-Hot hit putts into a 44% smaller area, produced a 20% tighter dispersion and a 15% improvement in distance control.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K putters.

Weight a minute

To ensure golfers have the opportunity to tailor each of the Tri-Hot models to their individual weight and balance tastes, interchangeable weights in the sole can be either aluminium (light), steel (standard), or tungsten (heavy). Of course you’ll need a fitting session to decide which is best for you.

White Hot insert

Over half the putters Odyssey make for their pros are requested with the legendary White Hot urethane insert. After years of trying to convince golfers there are better options for improving top spin and roll, the White Hot is now firmly back on the menu. Each Tri-Hot 5K comes with one.

Red Stroke Lab shaft

Introduced to great effect on Tour last season, the Red Stroke Lab shaft offers even better performance than the original. Odyssey shortened the steel section to reduce the weight by seven grams and made it stiffer and and more stable for even more consistency.

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Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K models

The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K One putter.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K One Putter

RRP £379 | Hosel CH | Headweight 360 | Loft 3º | Lie 70º | Length 33″, 34″, 35″ | Left-handed option? No | Offset Full shaft | Toe Hang 50 | Shaft Red Stroke Lab shaft | Grip Tri-Hot Pistol 

The archetypal toe-and-heel- weighted blade putter. See the One’s slightly stubbier body and flowing curved back bumpers as an alternative to Ping’s Anser or Scotty Cameron’s Newport and you really won’t go too far wrong. A cranked neck gives moderate levels of toe hang, so the model is a good fit for slight arc strokes.

The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two putter.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Two Putter

RRP £379 | Hosel CH | Headweight 360 | Loft 3º | Lie 70º | Length 33″, 34″, 35″ | Left-handed option? No | Offset Full shaft | Toe Hang 50 | Shaft Red Stroke Lab shaft | Grip Tri-Hot Pistol 

Fuller, less sloping back bumpers and a slightly longer blade length give a straighter edged look at address. We like the contrast in colours between the darker front and lighter back section, which highlights alignment at address. A cranked neck gives moderate levels of toe hang so the model is a good fit for slight arc strokes.

The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Three putter.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Three Putter

RRP £379 | Hosel F | Headweight 360 | Loft 3º | Lie 70º | Length 33″, 34″, 35″ | Left-handed option? No | Offset Half shaft | Toe Hang 70 | Shaft Red Stroke Lab shaft | Grip Tri-Hot Pistol 

Perfect for fans who remember the flowing back shape of a Ping Zing putter. A slant neck gives significant levels of toe hang, so the Three is an excellent fit for golfers with strong arc strokes and players who like to feel the sensation of releasing the putter through impact.

The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide putter.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide Putter

RRP £379 | Hosel CH | Headweight 365 | Loft 3º | Lie 70º | Length 33″, 34″, 35″ | Left-handed option? Yes | Offset Full shaft | Toe Hang 42 | Shaft Red Stroke Lab shaft | Grip Tri-Hot Pistol 

The name comes from the head being almost twice as wide as a traditional blade head. Double wide putters have grown significantly in popularity over the last five years as their body size dictates offering slightly more stability and forgiveness than you get with a traditional narrow body blade.

The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide putter.

Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide Putter

RRP £379

Hosel DB | Headweight 365 | Loft 3º | Lie 70º | Length 33″, 34″, 35″ | Left-handed option? No | Offset Full shaft | Toe Hang 0 | Shaft Red Stroke Lab shaft | Grip Tri-Hot Pistol 

A brand-new idea from Odyssey for 2022. Thanks to being significantly wider than a traditional blade, the body boasts additional stability and forgiveness. The size and straight edges can be a real bonus for golfers who love blades but aren’t quite ready to go full-on narrow body.

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Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off 12.

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