Odyssey’s Works Versa putter line has been its most successful introduction, and the company is expanding the line to include new models that emphasize off-center hit stability. Like last year’s 2-Ball Fang, Odyssey’s Marxman Fang, inspired by the original White Hot XG Marxman, reduced weight of the alignment-line feature on top. This lowered the putter’s center of gravity and improves moment of inertia and off-center hit stability by 14 percent, according to the company. “It brings a different visual to the table, so I think, just like the original Marxman putters, it’s going to be a great complement to the 2-Ball line,” says Odyssey principal designer Austie Rollinson. “I’m not sure consciously players know which kind they prefer, but they do when they set it down. It’s almost a subconscious realization they have.”
The line extension also includes a new Sabertooth mallet and an oversize version of the #7, #7H. All models include the multi-level Fusion RX insert, with a White Hot polymer foundation and a thin steel mesh to improve friction for a better initial roll. The three new models are available at retail for $200 ($220 for counterbalanced Tank versions; $180 for #7H).