Odyssey debuts new Metal-X Putters
Callaway Golf Company has announced the new Odyssey Metal-X line of insert putters, representing the latest in the brand’s storied history of game-changing innovations surrounding the most important club in the bag.
With a lightweight aluminium face in front of a urethane backer layer, Metal-X putters provide golfers the crisp feedback of a metal striking surface with the benefits of a softer feel for optimal touch.
Odyssey Metal-X Rossie Putter
Aesthetically pleasing with a sleek midnight black finish, the putters also offer a textured face that delivers a truer, more consistent roll.
In an effort to improve feel and performance, Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey Putters, added another key feature. The lightweight aluminium outer layer on the Metal-X putters has a face pattern unlike any other putter in golf, with oval depressions that create a mechanical lock with the ball’s dimples at impact.
This mechanical lock creates more friction, which delivers a lower launch with optimised topspin for reduced skidding and the truest roll in the game through steady ball deceleration.
The urethane inner layer provides soft touch and saves weight to optimise performance. Together, the two layers combine for crisp responsiveness and sound.
Taking specific feedback from Tour players, Rollinson incorporated a midnight black finish to increase durability and reduce glare on sunny days.
First introduced on professional tours in early February, Metal-X putters have already been put in play by numerous players, including PGA Tour pros J.B. Holmes and Danny Lee. In fact, in the very first week of its availability on the European Tour, 13 players put various Metal-X models in play.
Each Metal-X putter comes standard with a Lamkin 3GEN Pistol Grip, made of Lamkin’s proprietary 3GEN material, which is their softest synthetic rubber compound and reduces vibration without dulling the feel of the putt.
The material allows golfers to keep their forearms relaxed, apply very light grip pressure, and minimize hand tension for smooth, consistent strokes.
The Metal-X putters will be available in a wide variety of models including Core models (#1, #6, #7, #8, #9, and Rossie), 2-Ball, D.A.R.T., Belly and Long Metal-X putters.
The D.A.R.T. and #7 Metal-X models will be available in both Belly and Long putters, while the #1 will be available in a Belly model.