Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten Putter

Discover why this new Odyssey putter claimed top marks

Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten Putter Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

In truth, besides its vague similarity in shape to a certain existing popular red putter from a rival brand, this putter has no weakness and for those used to the flow of a face-balance mallet style design it is truly a must-try.

Reasons to buy
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    Ticks every box - easy to align, solid feel, very forgiving and encourages a more repeatable stroke with improved tempo and timing.

Reasons to avoid
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    Possibly not suitable for those with strong arcs to their stroke.

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Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten Putter Review - We test out one of Odyssey's new mallet offerings featuring the innovative Stroke Lab weighting system

Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten Putter Review


Key technology - Inspired by the #7 and Indianapolis shapes, the multi-material Ten comes in slant or double bend neck options. - A new Microhinge Star insert creates a firmer feel and pleasing sound at impact while providing the same roll characteristics of Odyssey’s popular White Hot Microhinge insert. - Stroke Lab weight distribution encourages a more consistent putting stroke.

GM Review The Stroke Lab Ten is one of two models that feature within the new Black collection and given how impressive the looks and performance are, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some more shapes added to the range next year.

With its extremely high MOI construction, this particular model focuses strongly on forgiveness. It’s stability is able to counter those slight off-centre hits that five years ago may have missed the hole from short range but now find the bottom of the cup.


It is supported admirably by the Stroke Lab shaft construction, which we have found to help in a variety of areas but most notably with clubface control.

With a smoother, more consistent tempo, the clubface seems to return to square much more naturally and frequently, helping us hole more than our fair share from that crucial 8-12 foot range.


The design at address unquestionably encourages proper aim thanks to the thick white sightline contrasting sharply with the black body.

The oversize grip contributes too, as does the impressive Microhinge star face insert, which strikes the perfect balance of feeling and sounding soft but not excessively so while also ensuring the ball hugs the ground early. It's one of, if not the best putter faces around in terms of combining best-in-class feel, sound and roll.

As a result of a new-found confidence using this putter, our distance control from long range was also very consistent, helping eliminate three putts by marrying getting closer to the hole with being more proficient from short range.

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 86 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 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x