Martin Hopley

To be honest, we’re not sure about the Odyssey white steel putters from Callaway.

Insert putters exist to move weight away from the face of the putter to the perimeters of the putter head to reduce twisting. They also provide a softer face for those who use harder golf balls or who putt on fast greens.

Their only drawback is that they lack the sound feedback as inserts rarely make a lot of noise. Steel faced putters give this noise feedback and can now also come in some pretty soft metals, which is what brings us back to why we are not sure about the white steel range.

The steel insert in these putters is so small that you have to hit it right in the middle to get the benefit of the sound feedback, which therefore makes it less forgiving on off centre hits than the other Odyssey putters.

It also means you have an insert putter trying to be a steel putter, but if you want a steel faced putter why not get a Scotty Cameron or a Ping, both of which are excellent and, with a couple of exceptions, come in similar shapes?

For our money, if you want a firmer, noisier version of the white hot then we would go for the DFX or Dual Force 2 models, both of which are excellent.

Golfalot Rating: 3 stars
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Callaway Odyssey White Steel Putter

Callaway Odyssey White Steel Putter - Product Details

UK Launch13 September 2008
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityRight
Shaft TypesSteel
Shaft FlexRegular
Putter InsertYes
Manufacturer's WebsiteCallaway Website

User Reviews

Scott James
June 2005

Averaged 39 putts per round this year, bought this Callaway Odyssey White Steel 2 Ball putter and won the club putting competition within 3 days. Best investment I've made for years!

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Today's Golfer
February 2005
Proven visual alignment concept..good for anyone..firmer-feeling..crisper-sounding.

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