Callaway unveils Odyssey Jailbird and White Hot Pro Havok

Callaway has announced the launch of two new Odyssey putter models: the Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok and the Odyssey Jailbird Double Versa

Odyssey Havok

Callaway has announced the launch of two new Odyssey putter models: the Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok and the Odyssey Jailbird Double Versa. Odyssey Jailbird Double Versa putter:

Odyssey's high-MOI Jailbird Putter - part of the Versa family - comes with high-contrast visionary alignment.

Double Versa technology aids consistency and alignment, while a new White Hot insert produces a more consistent sound, better feel and improved performance across the face.

In tests, Double Versa technology allowed 50% of golfers to align better and 70% to align more consistently. It also facilitated an impact angle improvement for nearly 50% of testers.

Austie Rollinson, Principle Designer, Odyssey Golf, said: "Versa Technology has been a revelation and new Double Versa, featuring in the Jailbird model, pushes its effectiveness even further.

"All golfers can immediately see how their putter is aligned to the target, improving confidence and ultimately keeping more putts on line."

Other new Odyssey versa models for 2014 include the #7CS, 330 Mallet and Sabertoot. The jailbird - which comes with an RRP of £159 - is available in 33, 34 and 35-inch lengths.

Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok putter:

The Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok putter is a new design that Callaway says pushes forgiveness and ease of allignment to new levels.

The White Hot Pro Havok mallet features a tour-inspired gunmetal non-glare PVD finish, a hi-def v-line alignment system and an ultra-high MOI for stability.

"The new Hakov is an expression of what is possible in the design of high-MOI putters," said Rollinson.

"Added to the obvious forgiveness and alignment benefits of Havok, we've also created a design that is incredibly pleasing on the eye."

The Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok is available in 33, 34 and 35-inch lengths, and in right- and left-handed options. It has an RRP of £149.

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