The much heralded Odyssey Tri-Ball SRT from Callaway was supposed to take the classic 2-Ball putter to the next level, but I am afraid we were a bit under-whelmed by it.
It is significantly larger than the 2-ball putter and very similar in style and feel to the Ping Doc putters. Having an extra ball in the line-up makes lining it up easier, but this putter is now an 'oversized-get-the-weight-as-far-back-as-we-can' mallet rather than the compact and perfectly formed 2-ball mallet.
Despite all this it does feel quite light to swing and the feel off the club face is very good and soft, although the insert does not give much sound feedback.
Like a lot of these styles of putters, it is great from short range and not quite so good from long range. If you are dead set on a Tri-Ball SRT putter, we would go for the White Hot insert over the White Steel insert as we are not convinced by the theory of the latter. However if you had a choice of any Odyssey putter, we would go for the Dual Force 2 or even the SRT 2-Ball which is coming soon.
Shame as the Tri-Ball SRT does look good, feels good and is well made, but it is just a product extension too far. Ironic really as the 2-ball design was inspired by the original 3-ball putter, which did not take off for similar reasons...
Overall Rating - 3 stars: