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. 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.

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

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 superb putters 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' colour 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.

In an era where many putters can cost between £250-£400, the Odyssey White Hot OG is actually very reasonably-priced as we have been able to find it for under £200 despite the £239 RRP.

With that price 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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x