Equipment: Odyssey Golf Versa putters
Odyssey has unveiled its new line of Versa putters which features a distinctive and highly effective alignment system.
Known for its innovation in the putter category, Odyssey's High Contrast Alignment system features stark black and white contrast laterally on the putter head. This helps accentuate the face angle at address, through the stroke and at impact, prompting golfers to better align putts, which is critical since just one-degree off line can cause a golfer to miss a 12-foot putt. The design also promotes concentration during the putter stroke and helps maintain consistency at impact.
Alignment features are traditionally applied to mallet and progressive style putters, but with Versa's new high contrast alignment, Odyssey provides a functional alignment aide to a conventional style putter.
"The human visual system is both sensitive to contrast and very good at complex tasks such as edge detectio," said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer, Odyssey Golf. "We utilized both of these skills to create a very effective alignment aid that helps golfers putt more consistently, and sink more putts, too."
The Versa line of putters also features an improved White Hot insert, which has been meticulously engineered for more consistent sound, feel and performance across the striking surface. A new laser milling cutting process allows Odyssey to achieve extremely tight tolerances and to better match insert shapes to the 343 gram head shapes, resulting in more consistency and better performance for golfers. Each insert has been designed and cut specifically for each putter model.
The Versa line is offered in a variety of Tour-proven head shapes, from the Brand's progressive style and mallet putters to conventional blade style putters. The #1, #2, #7 and #9 models are available in black/white/black and white/black/white combinations. The #7 90 models are also available in both color options, but feature a front-to-back alignment visual. The 2-Ball model, Odyssey's best-selling putter of all time, is available in one color option: white/black/white. All models are available with a 33-inch, 34-inch or 35-inch shaft, as well as a host of custom options.
The Versa line of putters from Odyssey comes with a suggested retail price of $169.99 (US).