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Odyssey White Hot 5

How does it look behind the ball?

What to say about the Odyssey White Hot 5...?

This is a classic D shaped head with a very pleasing combination of curvy lines and high tech. Odyssey have done a good job of putting a soft exterior onto a putter you know has high tech at it's heart.

on an Odyssey White Hot 5 putter...

Odyssey have also put a nice straight line design on the back of the putter, which help you line up accurately. There's a good lengthed aim line and parallel lines are formed by the heel and toe weights which frame the ball nicely at address.

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How does it feel?

Odyssey's best features have always been their inserts and the White Hot is one of the classics. Soft but not dead, firm but not clunky. Odyssey inserts always seem to be the perfect combination of both.

You'll find that the blade style of the Odyssey White Hot 5 (with the shaft inserted right into the heel) gives you a great sense of weight in the toe end. Perfect if you're trying to produce an open-square-closed putting style. Hell on earth if you're a square straight back and through, square-to-square putter.

How does it roll the ball?

Nothing short of fantastic. This putter is a real class act. The only thing you may find is that the blade design and considerable amount of weight gave my putts more speed than I imagined. I can see this being an advantage if you're playing on slow greens where it's hard to get the ball up to the hole. On very fast greens (say, 11 on the stimp meter or more) I'm not sure it would be too easy to control the speed. Still, Phil Mickelson has managed it for years with a very similar desing of putter, so I'm sure it must be possible!

A beautifully weighted "precision instrument" with silky soft feel and a great sense of weighting in the toe. Perfect if you're trying to produce an open-square-closed putting style.

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