Odyssey White Hot Versa 3T S Putter Review

Carly Frost takes the new Versa mid mallet putter for a spin on the course to see if it could help her hole more putts

Odyssey White Hot Versa 3T S Putter Review
(Image credit: Carly Frost)
Golf Monthly Verdict

The bold black and white design has immediate shelf appeal and it really works. This putter is incredibly easy to aim and offers superb feel and feedback thanks to the White Hot insert. Add to this a high-performance Stroke Lab shaft that gives stability and improves stroke consistency, this is an excellent option to consider.

Reasons to buy
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    Exceptionally easy to aim

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    Soft, responsive feel

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    Creates a consistent and very true roll

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    Noticeably stable through the hit

Reasons to avoid
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    The soft feel may not suit those that play a soft ball

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Odyssey White Hot Versa 3T S Putter Review

Many golfers use a line on their putter to help with aim but did you know that over half of golfers actually line the putter up to the hole better when they have a perpendicular reference point as well? That was a key finding of Odyssey’s extensive research and it has used this critical learning as the basis for the design of the White Hot Versa 3T S putter. 

Traditionally the straight leading edge of the putter face would be your only visual clue as to where the face is aiming. Odyssey has put a futuristic spin on this with the bold black and white stripe system on the Versa 3T S head, providing a distinctive and effective visual guide for aiming.

I’ve always marked a straight line on my golf ball so I like a putter with a corresponding line to use for aiming. The simple white line against the bold black does this perfectly. But what I love even more about the Versa 3T S is how incredibly clear it makes the orientation of the face. The jet black versus bright white contrast perpendicular to the target line works brilliantly to provide a clear reference. This really boosted my confidence at address and helped me to square the face up through the hitting area with seemingly regular ease, something the best putters seem to do more often than not.

Odyssey White Hot Versa 3T S putter face

(Image credit: Carly Frost)

I love the feel off the face, which is buttery soft and responsive, offering a very smooth, true ball roll. It’s no surprise to see that Odyssey has used returned to its iconic ‘White Hot’ insert. It’s a two-piece urethane mix insert based on Callaway's golf ball that’s been around since the turn of the century - I remember when the first 2-ball came out featuring the White Hot face back in 2000.  

I was one of a small handful of journalists from across Europe who were given a first roll of the new Odyssey White Hot Versa line of putters back in November 2022 when they were launched at the Saadiyat Golf Club in Abu Dhabi. We were allowed to choose from the eight models and I was instantly drawn to the Versa 3T S. The simple mid-mallet shape of the head really appealed to my eye. It’s compact with some toe hang that will particularly suit strokes with slight face rotation and arc. I like the fact that it’s not as big and cumbersome as some of the best mallet putters, yet it sits very flat to the putting surface and feels very stable as you rock the shoulders back and through.

Odyssey White Hot Versa 3T S putter testing

(Image credit: Carly Frost)

The distinctive ruby red Odyssey Stroke Lab shaft completes what is really a feature-packed design. The main improvement to the previous Stroke Lab shaft (which debuted two years ago in Odyssey’s White Hot OG putter) being that designers have shortened the silver section of the shaft, reducing the weight by seven grams, which consequently made it stiffer and more stable. If you’ve hit the previous model you may notice the subtle difference to the weight which is lighter, but paired with the stiff shaft, positions more of the overall putter weight where you need it for control, closer to your hands. These two things combine to help improve the consistency of your tempo and delivery of the putter to impact. I certainly found it incredibly easy to lag my long-range putts close. This, combined with incredible short-putt accuracy thanks to the high-vis aiming system, makes the Versa 3T S one of the very best Odyssey putters around.

Carly Frost
Golf Monthly Contributor

Carly Frost is one of the golf industry’s best-known female writers, having worked for golf magazines for over 20 years. As a consistent three-handicapper who plays competitive club golf at Parkstone and the Isle of Purbeck courses in Dorset every week, Carly is well-versed in what lady golfers love. Her passion for golf and skill at writing combine to give her an unbeatable insight into the ladies game.  

Carly’s role at Golf Monthly is to help deliver thorough and accurate ladies equipment reviews, buying advice and comparisons to help you find exactly what you are looking for. So whether it’s the latest driver, set of irons, golf ball, pair of shoes or even an outfit, Carly will help you decide what to buy.
Over the years Carly has been fortunate to play some of the greatest courses in the world. Her view ‘from the ladies tee’ is invaluable. She ranks Sea Island, Georgia, USA, where she met her husband, world-renowned golf coach Dan Frost, among her favourite golf resorts. Their aptly-named eight-year-old son Hogan is already hitting the ball as far as Mum and will undoubtedly be a name to watch out for in the future.
Carly is a keen competitor and her list of golfing achievements are vast. She is a former winner of the South West of England Ladies Intermediate Championship, a three-time winner of the European Media Masters and she once beat an entire start-sheet of men to the title of Times Corporate World Golf Champion. She has played for both the Dorset and Surrey County Ladies first teams and is known for her excellent track record at matchplay.

Carly holds the ladies course record (68) at her home club Parkstone and her lowest competition round (seven-under-par 65) was carded in the pro-am of the Irish Ladies Open at Killeen Castle, playing alongside Solheim Cup superstar Anna Nordqvist. Although her current handicap index has crept up to 3.7 since Covid she has her sights firmly set on achieving that elusive scratch handicap and hopefully playing for her country when she’s 50.

Carly’s current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Callaway Epic Max, 10.5° 

Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM2, 15° 

Hybrids: Titleist TS2, 19°, 21°, 24° 

Irons: Mizuno JPX900, 5-PW 

Wedges: Cleveland RTX, 52°, 56° and 58° 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5

Ball: 2021 Callaway Ladies SuperSoft