Odyssey White Hot OG 5 Putter

Elliott Heath tests out Odyssey's White Hot OG 5 putter out on the golf course...

Odyssey White Hot OG 5 Putter
(Image credit: Tom Miles)
Golf Monthly Verdict

A modern take a on a classic, offering up easy alignment, simple looks and a strong roll.

Reasons to buy
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    It's a classic-looking putter that has been given a modern upgrade

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    Looks great, feels great and performs great.

Reasons to avoid
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    Some may say that Odyssey have simply refreshed an older model.

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Odyssey White Hot OG 5 Putter

Odyssey did a real 'throwback' in releasing the White Hot OG range in 2021, paying homage to the much-loved putter series that launched 20 years ago. We all love classic things from our younger days being refreshed don't we? We certainly do.

From the moment we saw the Odyssey White Hot OG 5 putter it refreshed our memories to happier times and its simplistic look combined with the modern red Stroke Lab shaft looks absolutely fantastic.

Odyssey makes some of the best putters in golf and this is yet another. The half-moon shape combined with the clean black sight line is very easy to align and you get that lovely firm feel we remember from the original White Hots.

With the advancement in technology, the putter is very stable through impact and noticeably easier to use than some other models we have at home when testing on our Perfect Practice Putting mat.

Whether that comes from the updated Stroke Lab shaft or any updates to the head and weight design, we aren't sure, but we are sure that it is a joyous club to putt with.

In terms of stroke, this is more of a face balanced model so will suit golfers with a slight arc or straight stroke. We loved the new 'candy apple red' color of the Stroke Lab shaft, although some may prefer the original black. The grey Odyssey DFX Rubber grip looks great against the red of the shaft and almost matches the head, and it's a very comfortable shape with a nice firm feel.

Whilst we love the grip and would not change it, some may prefer one of Odyssey's more tacky models or even a SuperStroke.

This cheap putter does come in at the value end of the price spectrum as well so you'll get a modern-take on a classic design with an updated Stroke Lab shaft and a quality, magnetic headcover. We tested the 35 inch model and our tester enjoyed the longer length and heavy feel of the putter.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV