The White Hot Putter gets its name from the soft material used for the insert of the face. Odyssey pioneered insert putters with their stronomic inserts in the early 1990s and the most popular face material is the white hot.
The uniquely successful aspect of the White Hot insert is that it has exactly the right texture - not too hard - which wouldn't give you much feel at all, and would be worse than a cast steel head - and not too soft which would feel like there was a sponge attached to the front of your putter.
... on an Odyssey White Hot putter
Getting the texture just right ought to be a simple problem for high tech golf manufacturers to solve, or so you'd think, but it hasn't been. Ping's Isopur insert was introduced and then quickly scrapped and they have now reverted to making milled face putters for their top end models.
Never Compromise and TaylorMade have also failed to come up with an insert material that could stand the test of time. Only Odyssey has produced consistently good face inserts.
At Best-Putter.com we love the soft but responsive feel of the White Hot insert, especially on faster greens.
The material Odyssey uses in the face is claimed to be the same as that used in golf ball covers and that gives you a unique sensation when the putter strikes the ball.
The White Hot Putter range was the most commercially successful range of the first decade of the 2000s. Odyssey has re-branded the White Hot insert by adding a honeycomb design to the face and has modified it slightly to produce its subsequent ranges. This shows just how enduring the material's appeal is. For the purposes of this page we have included all White Hot and White Ice putters.
The designs are wide ranging and pretty well made. Because they've been out since 2000 there are plenty of pre-owned models on the market and they make great used purchases. Check out our reviews below for more details and live online prices:
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