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Odyssey brings Japan-only milled models to U.S.


In the golf equipment business it is not unusual to see ideas that debut in Asia eventually make their way to the U.S. market. That's the case with Odyssey's latest putter creation, the Milled Collection.

The line, which was introduced in Japan last September and used by Ian Poulter (#2 model) at the WGC-HSBC Champions in November, was unveiled to tour pros this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Distinguishing the putters is the inclusion of the company's Fusion RX insert -- a marriage of the White Hot insert and Metal-X face with a thin stainless-steel mesh that's at the core of the company's new Odyssey Works line of putters. The heads are CNC milled with detailed hand-finishing.

Odyssey also has tweaked some of its more notable head styles (the putters will be available in four models in the U.S., six in selected markets outside the U.S.), incorporating a flatter topline or more squared face. The club includes three sets of adjustable sole weights that can bring the headweight to 340, 350 or 360 grams.

The Milled Collection will be available to consumers April 17 at $349 each.