Odyssey Metal X 7
How does it look behind the ball?
After you've got used to the claw shaped head, the Odyssey Metal X 7 becomes a
thing of simplistic beauty.
Everything about the look behind the ball seems right. All the lines you can see
(and there are a lot of them) are either parallel or perpendicular to the putter
face and this gives you a great sense of confidence in the way you've positioned
The good news doesn't end there... what's amazing about this putter is just how
square it seems to sit every time you address a ball. It seems almost impossible
to put the putter on the ground closed or open, the large flat sole of the
putter simply rights the aim unerringly to a square position. This too boosts
on an Odyssey Metal X 7...
The only slight negative I found was that at some angles, the sun reflected off
the insert and did produce some glare, but in general the putter
looks just right behind the ball.
How does it feel?
There's no doubt that
Odyssey knows how to produce world-beating
and this is no exception.
Although the insert is different from most of those on Odyssey's other ranges,
and features tiny metallic grooves in the face, I did not feel and difference
between this and a
hot putter, for instance.
How does it roll the ball?
The other major advantage of the Odyssey #7 shape aligning its face so squarely
is that this also gives you the very best chance of having perfect impact
conditions. The result is that the roll from the putter is
An awesome putter which is unique in its ability to right
itself and aim perfectly square every time.
That having been said, I didn't see or feel much difference between the Odyssey
Metal X 7 and the White Hot XG version which you can find new or used at lower
Others to consider:
Odyssey 2 Ball
The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel
One of the most revolutionary designs in putting. Love it or hate the look, the results are good
Odyssey White Hot 5
Larger than average blade with original White Hot insert... beautiful to look at and great feel.
Odyssey White Ice 5
Classic face balanced D shape with silky soft Ice White insert!
Odyssey 2 Ball Blade
Padraig Harrington used this combination of blade and 2 ball design to win majors, but what's it like?
Odyssey Black iX 1
Perhaps Odyssey's best effort yet to eclipse the Scotty Cameron and Ping Ansers.
Odyssey PT 82
Brought out to cash in on Phil Mickelson's move to Callaway and Odyssey in 2009. A limited edition putter, which is lovely to look at and has the best-feeling insert on the market
Odyssey White Ice Progressive Terron Mid
Sharp edged star ship of a putter - you need to like futuristic shapes to use this one!
Not sure if an Odyssey Metal X 7 is for you? Click here for our article on choosing a putter to fit your stroke.
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