Hands on review

Odyssey White Hot 7

Odyssey White Hot 7

How does it look behind the ball?

The Odyssey White Hot 7 shape is a fairly futuristic design with some angular edges and not much soft styling. The finish is high quality, just as you'd expect from Odyssey, but it'd be hard to say it was an attractive putter.

But even if you don't think it's the prettiest putter in the pro shop, there are compensations. The major benefit of all those angles and sharp edges is that it's easy to aim. The three dots on top of the putter head seem to link up well with the straight edges at the back of the putter to give you a very clear idea of where you're aiming.

Another feature of the putter we liked was the curved shape of the chunk cut out of the rear of the putter. Because it's the same shape as the outline of the ball and because there are straight edges connected to it that are parallel to the aimline you get a real sense of where you're aligning the head.

Overall therefore, you'll find alignment of this unusual shaped putter surprisingly easy.

How does it feel?

Odyssey White Hot 7The long putter version of this putter felt to us to be a bit dead, although that's not unlike most long putters. We absolutely love the white hot and White Ice inserts Odyssey makes, but you might be wishing it had a harder face for more feedback in the long putter version.

The weighting of the clubhead also seemed only just adequate for the length of the shaft and you might find it hard to get a sense of the distance if you were using this putter on slow greens.

It seemed to be extremely light. You need to give it a good bash to get the ball up to the hole. We tested it on medium-to-fast greens and nothing came close to scaring us in terms of the speed at which the ball came off the putter face.

It's probably a great putter for lightening fast greens and not so good for slower nappy surfaces.

How does it roll the ball?

Odyssey Golf Logo No complaints with the Odyssey White Hot 7L here, the roll is first class, as with all Odyssey putters.

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The level of feel you get from the Odyssey White Hot 7L isn't what we'd describe as great. It's essentially a rather dead putter so it'll play brilliantly on fast greens, but probably not so well on slower greens. The looks and roll make it a good purchase otherwise.

Others to consider:

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Odyssey 2 Ball Odyssey 2 Ball The iconic putter of the 2000s - easy to aim, great feel

TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Fortuna TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Fortuna A highly refined mallet from TaylorMade - recommended!

Odyssey White Ice 5 Odyssey White Hot 5 D Shaped blade with original, classic White Hot insert... beautiful.

Odyssey White Ice 5 Odyssey White Ice 5 Classic face balanced D shape with silky soft Ice White insert!

Yes Natalie (C-Groove) Yes Natalie Futuristic design with amazing roll and super long aimline.

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