A condensed yet comprehensive putter line offering excellent feel and roll in a variety of designs and grip options. Plenty of alignment assistance on all head designs, certainly a range worth trying on the practice putting green this season.
Prominent alignment assistance on a classy looking head with soft feel and excellent roll properties regardless of chosen head shape.
If you use a soft ball, you may find the softer face insert doesn’t help with control from long range.
Golf Monthly's Odyssey White Hot RX putter review, a range that features new technologies to improve both the feel off the face and the roll of the ball on the greens
Key Technology The new face insert on the White Hot RX line is alleged to feel softer than the Fusion RX insert, as well as roll the ball better. It does this through a dual-layer, injected-molded insert that has a softer core made of elastomer to enhance feel, ball speed and sound. The oval Metal-X roll pattern and a paint coating on the face also improves roll.
Golfers who struggle with alignment and need to create a more consistent roll
Looks Soft edges on the putter heads, which boast a premium brushed-satin finish combined with blue trim, make these flat sticks very pleasing on the eye. Alignment aids come in various forms across the models, be it lines, shapes or dots. There should be a shape to suit everyone’s preference.
Performance Improving on the most successful putter insert of all time was always going to be difficult but Odyssey feel like they’ve done this with the new White Hot RX line of putters and we can’t help but agree. The first thing you notice is the feel. Odyssey putters have always felt soft but previous generations have at times felt jumpy off the face, especially on short and mid-range putts. But there is no such problem with the new White Hot RX line.
Thanks to the Metal X roll pattern incorporated into the face without the need for a metal mesh on top, the ball seems to hug the ground much earlier on its journey while still feeling soft, meaning it holds its line better and goes in more often when you make a good stroke.
Many will gravitate towards the 2-ball V-Line model, Odyssey’s best-selling putter of all time, thanks to the easy alignment and extra forgiveness and stability. The classic Odyssey pistol grip is perfect adequate but for many the feel of the SuperStroke 3.0 grip, which comes with a £20 upcharge, will genuinely enhance the overall feel and goes a long way to reducing unwanted wrist action.
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.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
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 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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