The Odyssey Flip Face putter is a clever innovation for those who like the feel of a certain putter but play on different speed greens throughout the year. This can be at different times of the day, dry or wet conditions or summer/winter.
The Flip Face combines two of Odyssey's most popular inserts. The White Ice insert is good for fast greens and is soft with good sound feedback. The Metal X insert is made of aluminium and gives a much firmer feel and sound, similar to what you would get if you had a putter milled from a single block of carbon steel.
The performance was very good and the slot behind the face looks good as is a little bit of an alignment aid. Odyssey have created the Flip Face in several of their most popular styles and we can expect to see more models and more types of face insert being introduced in future if this proves popular.
We liked the concept as it saves having to buy 2 putters for different conditions, especially if you like to adjust your putters for lie or have a certain grip you like to use. And therein lies the problem, which is the price. It's almost the same as buying a White Ice and Metal-X version of the same model anyway, which doesn't seem right to us.
However the choice is yours - the Odyssey Flip Face is a very good putter and if you like the functionality then this is good buy.