Odyssey Works putters combine best of previous models

Odyssey works putters
Courtesy of Odyssey Golf
The Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang mallet (left) has curved "fangs" for extra stability, while the #7 has weighted alignment wings. Both have Odyssey's new Fusion RX mesh and Versa alignment stripes.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | 4:15 p.m.
 
The best way to describe the new line of Odyssey Works putters from Odyssey Golf? Let's just call them Odyssey's version of a greatest hits album.
 
The faces of the 11 putters in the Works family feature a thin (0.406 millimeters) stainless steel mesh laid across a White Hot insert – the insert found in some of Odyssey's best and most popular putters over the past several years. The mesh, called Fusion RX, is similar to the insert in the company's recent Metal-X line of putters, helps get the ball rolling straight and true.
 
The idea behind blending these two elements in one face is to combine the mesh's skid reduction with the feel provided by the White Hot insert, and Odyssey says the new Works putters reduce skidding even quicker than the Metal-X models.
 
This new impact zone is housed in 11 putter heads outfitted with Odyssey's popular Versa color scheme – the bold black and white stripes that serve as very distinctive alignment aids.
 
Two of the putters stand out from the group – the Versa 2-Ball Fang mallet and the heavier Tank Versa 2-Ball Fang mallet. Both contain Odyssey's 2-Ball alignment system with a pair of "fangs" – curved bars arcing from front to back that add perimeter weight to increase their stability through the swing.
 
The 2-Ball Fang has a 360-gram head with a full shaft offset, while the Tank model has a slightly heavier 380-gram head and is counterbalanced by a weight in the butt of the shaft to improve its stability. It also has a full shaft of offset. The 2-Ball Fang retails for $199.99, while the Tank version goes for $219.99.
 
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The other Odyssey Works models are the:
 
--#1. A 350-gram heel-toe weighted blade with a crank-neck hosel and a full-shaft offset. $179.99. 
 
--#1 Wide. A 350-gram blade with a wide flange, double-bend shaft and full-shaft offset. $179.99.
 
--Tank #1 Wide. A 380-gram blade with heel-toe weighting and a wide flange, it also has counterbalancing weight in the butt of its double-bend shaft and a full-shaft offset. $199.99.  
 
--Arm Lock #1 Wide. A 400-gram blade with heel-toe weighting and a wide flange. It has a full-shaft offset and its double-bend shaft is 43 inches long to "lock" into the golfer's arm for more stability and control. $199.99.
 
--Tank Rossie #1. A 380-gram face-balanced mallet with counterbalance weighting in the butt of its double-bend shaft, and a full-shaft offset. $199.99.
 
--V-Line. A perimeter-weighted mallet with a new "Big T" version of the Versa alignment system and a full-shaft offset. $179.99.
 
--#7. A modified 350-gram mallet with weighted alignment wings, a double-bend shaft and a full-shaft offset. $179.99
 
--Tank #7. A modified 380-gram mallet with weighted alignment wings and counterbalance weighting in the butt of the double-bend shaft, and a full-shaft offset. $199.99.
 
--#9. A 350-gram flanged blade with toe weighting, a heel shaft, a long hosel and a half-shaft offset. $179.99.
 
All the putters except for the Arm Lock model can be outfitted with an oversized SuperStroke grip for an extra $20. They're all available for pre-order now and will be in stores on Jan. 30. 
 
Here's a quick introductory video from Odyssey: