Odyssey Golf is trying to change the heat • Swing Update

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    It's been almost 10 years since I've been using the same putter: an Odyssey Golf Versa blade with a grip become very worn out. It's really good for me over time, but there have been some failures that annoy me along the way. I tried several times to imitate Bo Jackson, in order to break the tree in half on my knee. He folded but did not break, leaving a little crooked. Clearly, it was time to try a new model. And I think I have found gold.

    The Odyssey & # 39; s Stroke Lab putters feature multi-material rods.Scott Kramer

    At the end of January, on the occasion of the PGA Merchandise Show demonstration day, I bought one of the new Lab Stroke Putters equipped with a multi-material tree. Attempting my first shot on a drive green, I rolled in a half inch. But what's even more important to me: the putter felt like he was guiding my hands alone in the trajectory of the shots, because of the way he's being weighed. And it's not a coincidence.

    It was designed to improve the regularity of shots and the tempo of golfers through a noticeable change in weight distribution: with 40 grams less than a traditional steel putter neck, the Stroke Lab's neck combines a Graphite tube with an 8.5 inch steel section for a weight of only 75 grams. , and has most of its mass down in the tip. Its grip weighs 65 grams and a 40 gram cap is added. The company has announced that it takes full account of this concept – each new Odyssey putter it sells now is equipped with the shaft (not just the many Stroke Lab models available now). In fact, you can no longer buy a brand steel sleeve putter.

    Microhinge's face feels good.Scott Kramer

    Sean Toulon, Executive Vice President of Callaway Golf and General Manager of Odyssey, told me that his staff had essentially removed the middle weight of the putter and added it at both ends. But it's different from the counterbalanced putters that you may have tried a few years ago. "The major flaw of these is that the shaft is too heavy to support the putter," says Toulon. "It can be good for a short putt if you go for it. But it is almost impossible to control from 15 feet and up. On the other hand, these are easy to accelerate, they help you to relax better the putter's head and you can better feel the putter as a whole. The first thing that say those who test the models of Stroke Lab is "OMG – it's a totally different feeling", but it's difficult for them to quantify the difference. We think that they are trying to make it clear that they better control their putter instead of the putter that controls them. "

    I completely agree. That's what I felt when I tried for the first time. And when I started using the Stroke Lab three-blade model this week, I was sold right away. The White Hot Microhinge Face – featured on all Stroke Lab models – provides a firm, yet soft, impact feel. Better yet, the putter stifled my tendency to chew. Everything seemed so easy and comfortable. That's all you can ask for a putter.

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    It's been almost 10 years since I've been using the same putter: an Odyssey Golf Versa blade with a grip become very worn out. It's really good for me over time, but there have been some failures that annoy me along the way. I tried several times to imitate Bo Jackson, in order to break the tree in half on my knee. He folded but did not break, leaving a little crooked. Clearly, it was time to try a new model. And I think I have found gold.

    The Odyssey & # 39; s Stroke Lab putters are equipped with multi-material rods.Scott Kramer

    At the end of January, on the occasion of the PGA Merchandise Show demonstration day, I bought one of the new Lab Stroke Putters equipped with a multi-material tree. Attempting my first shot on a drive green, I rolled in a half inch. But what's even more important to me: the putter felt like he was guiding my hands alone in the trajectory of the shots, because of the way he's being weighed. And it's not a coincidence.

    It was designed to improve the regularity of shots and the tempo of golfers through a noticeable change in weight distribution: with 40 grams less than a traditional steel putter neck, the Stroke Lab's neck combines a Graphite tube with an 8.5 inch steel section for a weight of only 75 grams. , and has most of its mass down in the tip. Its grip weighs 65 grams and a 40 gram cap is added. The company has announced that it takes full account of this concept – each new Odyssey putter it sells now is equipped with the shaft (not just the many Stroke Lab models available now). In fact, you can no longer buy a brand steel sleeve putter.

    Microhinge's face feels good. Scott Kramer

    Sean Toulon, Executive Vice President of Callaway Golf and General Manager of Odyssey, told me that his staff had essentially removed the middle weight of the putter and added it at both ends. But it's different from the counterbalanced putters that you may have tried a few years ago. "The major flaw of these is that the shaft is too heavy to support the putter," says Toulon. "It can be good for a short putt if you go for it. But it is almost impossible to control from 15 feet and up. On the other hand, these are easy to accelerate, they help you to relax better the putter's head and you can better feel the putter as a whole. The first thing that say those who test the models of Stroke Lab is "OMG – it's a totally different feeling", but it's difficult for them to quantify the difference. We think that they are trying to make it clear that they better control their putter instead of the putter that controls them. "

    I completely agree. That's what I felt when I tried for the first time. And when I started using the Stroke Lab three-blade model this week, I was sold right away. The White Hot Microhinge Face – featured on all Stroke Lab models – provides a firm, yet soft, impact feel. Better yet, the putter stifled my tendency to chew. Everything seemed so easy and comfortable. That's all you can ask for a putter.