The Odyssey Toulon Design Seattle putter is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.
Odyssey Toulon Design Seattle
The rise and rise of Scotty Cameron has undoubtedly inspired more brands to seek a piece of the premium putter pie, and the stunning Toulon Design putters from Odyssey are a more than worthy rival, offering exceptional feel and performance wrapped in a beautiful Charcoal Smoke finish.
There are nine models in the range, with our favourite the slightly unusual-looking Toulon Design Seattle, a toe-hang mallet with a hole in the sole, engineered to encourage more face rotation and arc in the putting stroke. This is a new addition for 2020, but the range includes a selection of other mallets and classic blades, so there should be something to suit all kinds of visual preferences and putting strokes.
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Style and function
Looks would mean nothing if they weren’t backed up by performance, and there is plenty of technology packed into every Toulon Design putter to make the game just a little easier on the very shortest grass. The entire face features deep cross-hatch grooves that help to control sound and feel by channelling vibration, while a small groove inside each diamond pattern on the face promotes a consistent forward roll.
We loved the way this putter felt off the face and rolled the ball but if the weight isn’t quite right for you, a separately available adjustable sole plate weighting system allows you to replace the standard 20g weight with 7g or 40g options. The standard 20g option worked well for us, though, rolling the ball beautifully from all ranges.
Add in the performance benefits of Odyssey’s multi-material Stroke Lab shaft, which is said to improve tempo and consistency, and you have the complete overall package.
There’s no getting away from the fact that the Toulon Design range is pricey, but anyone in the market for a premium-priced putter this year should certainly try their preferred head shape from this superb collection.
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