Odyssey Red Ball Putter Revealed

Odyssey's unique red ball system helps perfect your putting set-up position

Odyssey Red Ball Putter Revealed

Odyssey Red Ball Putter Revealed - Odyssey's unique Red Ball putter is said to help get the perfect putting set-up position every time

Odyssey Red Ball Putter Revealed

In the new Red Ball putter, Odyssey looks to have created a unique mallet design that helps improve two critical areas that influence a repeatable putting stroke - correct set up and alignment.

Facing up from the sole of the putter is a red ball, as the name suggests. Suspended above this red ball, attached to the white piece on the topline, is a black circle.

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The goal at address is to have the red ball positioned inside the black circle when you stand over the ball for a putt. Odyssey says this will aid the consistency of a golfer's set-up position, as well as improving alignment.

If the red ball appears too high in the scope, the golfer knows that his or her eyes are too far outside the ball. Conversely, if the Red Ball is low in the scope the eyes are too far inside the ball/putter.

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This concept also works laterally left and right, so if the red ball is too far left of the circle then the eyes are positioned too far in front of the ball/putter and vice versa.

 

 

The black and white framing from Odyssey’s Versa high-contrast alignment helps square the face and also position the ball centrally on the face for better strikes.

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The Red Ball putter also features Odyssey's White Hot RX face insert, promoting premium sound, feel and roll off the face.

Forgiveness on off-centre hits comes from the weight taken out of the centre of the head and redistributed to the perimeter. This drives up the MOI (resistance to twisting) significantly for more consistent ball speeds and directional control.

The Odyssey Red Ball putter is available in right and left-handed models, with DFX grip as standard and in lengths 33”, 34” and 35”, with an RRP of £169.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x