Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters

We test out Odyssey's new Stroke Lab putters with their mix of graphite and steel shafts.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

This comprehensive putter range has no weaknesses and at under £250 for most models, the value on offer is exceptional.

Reasons to buy
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    Exceptional roll properties with a soft, solid feel and a wide range of head shapes and alignment options to choose from.

Reasons to avoid
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    Some might think the finish could have been made to look more premium.

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Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters Review - We test out Odyssey's new Stroke Lab putters with their mix of graphite and steel Stroke Lab shafts.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters Review

Key Technology

  • This range features ten different head shapes – six mallets and four blades, all with a new White Hot Microhinge insert that enables a smoother roll and improved feel.
  • The tip-heavy Stroke Lab shafts combine a graphite body with a steel tip, said to improve the consistency of backswing time, face angle at impact, ball speed and ball direction.
  • The shaft is also slightly stiffer and lower torque than standard putters to provide better control for the heavier putter head.

Looks There’s a wide variety of alignment options to help you set the putter in line with your target. These range from long, white sightlines that are thick or thin as well as single or multiple to the proven 2-ball Fang.

Performance This unique putter range has innovations from top to bottom to help golfers improve the consistency of their putting. You can notice the difference in feel from the Stroke Lab shaft construction. It certainly makes the putters feel a little heavier in the head and on longer putts there seems to be less kick in the shaft at the point of impact.

Overall, our tempo felt smoother and the clubface seemed to want to return to square more often than not. We also really enjoyed the feel of these putters – it’s buttery soft with only a very subtle sound off the face. The roll of the ball is exceptional.

In fact, testing on the Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor has shown us that the Microhinge face is effective at reducing skid compared with milled faces and other groove technology. Getting the ball rolling end over end earlier means there’s more chance it will stay on line, which is why our putting from short- and mid-range especially seemed to improve the most.

The #1 and #3 models are classy blades, but forgiveness from the larger mallet shapes like the Tuttle, Marxman and V-Line also impressed and they offered extra alignment help to improve accuracy and consistency of roll out on slight mishits.

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