We have often wondered why Odyssey do not make more all metal putters to meet the demand for premium soft feeling steel putters for better players. With the Callaway Odyssey ProType Black they go some way to meeting this demand - if you like black.
A range of Callaway's most popular styles get the ProType Black treatment and the result is some stealthy looking, soft feeling, classy wands. The feel from the face is excellent and the feedback is what every steel face putter lover could want. This combines with an excellent new half-cord, pistol grip that Callaway's designer has been wanting to add for ages and you have one of the best putters on the market.
At this end though it is all about looks and image too and the all black shaft features a coating that is more resistant to marking and chipping. It also reduces glare and the whole putter blends into one visually at address.
Is this a good thing? This is all down to personal preference now and we felt the all black look lacked the visual differentiation between club head and shaft that we preferred. But that's us, so the choice is yours.
The Callaway Odyssey ProType Black is a very good putter for those who want a steel version of classic styles like the 2-ball.