Gear: Odyssey Versa putters (2023)
Value: $259.99 every with Stroke Lab graphite-and-steel shaft
Specs: White Sizzling face insert, adjustable sole weights with white and black alignment system. Size: 33, 34 or 35 inches.
Out there: Feb. 10
Who It’s For: Golfers with poor goal who need assistance to level their putter’s face at their supposed goal line.
The Skinny: Odyssey Versa putters are designed to make it straightforward to goal your putter, and this replace has been given a Stroke Lab shaft – which mixes metal and graphite – for extra consistency and a White Sizzling face insert for a greater really feel.
The Deep Dive: A decade in the past, Odyssey launched a household of putters as polarizing as any golf equipment to hit professional store cabinets in current reminiscence. The Versa putters had alternating black and white traces and got here in each form and dimension. They appeared like nothing else, and gamers who appreciated them tended to be loyal to Versa. Additionally they gained championships, together with the Versa #9 that Phil Mickelson used to win the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.
Now the Versa putters are again, having quietly been unavailable at retail the previous few seasons.
The Versa alignment traces create a particular look that makes aiming the face simpler for a lot of gamers. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
Odyssey has a number of putter households that provide totally different options and advantages. The Versa putters are all about goal and alignment.
Odyssey has accomplished vital analysis into how effectively gamers at each stage goal, and as you’d assume, the professionals goal extra exactly and extra persistently than membership gamers. Nevertheless, golfers at each stage battle to goal accurately, and that that’s an issue as a result of from simply 10 toes away on a superbly straight putt, in case your goal is off by simply 1 diploma and also you roll the ball in your supposed line, you’ll miss the opening.
Within the deal with place, golfers who set down an Odyssey Versa putter see a black topline with a vibrant white line behind it. The again of every putter has a thick black space. The alternating black-white-black areas create a stark, high-visibility sample. Whenever you set a Versa putter down behind the ball, that sample could make it apparent whenever you improperly goal the putter face.
The White Sizzling insert creates a tender really feel at influence. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
Along with the Versa alignment system, the brand new Versa putters have Odyssey’s fashionable White Sizzling insert, the identical insert golfers will discover within the fashionable White Sizzling OG putter line. It’s agency however has a tender really feel at influence. Notably, the sound it creates matches the drive utilized to putts and how briskly the ball comes off the face. For these causes, it has been Odyssey’s hottest face insert for a number of seasons.
Fitters can change the weights within the sole to regulate the Versa’s swing weight. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
The up to date Versa putters even have adjustable weights within the sole, permitting fitters to vary the putter’s swing weight simply to match the membership’s size and participant preferences.
Whereas there was quite a few variations and variations of Versa putters, Odyssey is releasing simply 5 now.
The Odyssey Versa #7 (David Dusek/Golfweek)
The One and Double Huge are heel-toe-weighted blades, whereas the Three T is a compact mallet. The #7, with wing-like extensions within the heel and toe, is the most well-liked Odyssey putter form, whereas the Twelve is a brand new high-MOI mallet. The Twelve is the one new Versa providing with a line that runs straight again from the face, parallel to your goal line as a substitute of perpendicular.