Equipment

Odyssey Metal-X #7 Putter

Photo: Schecter Lee

Odyssey Metal-X #7

Category: High-MOI Mallet Putters
Price: $150

WE TESTED: 34”, 35” shaft length
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The dual-layer face insert—aluminum faceplate with a urethane back—delivers a metallic feel in a lightweight construction. Weighted alignment wings increase the club’s moment of inertia. The textured face reduces surface area by 48 percent, which minimizes ball-face contact for a softer sound.

OUR TESTERS SAY: One of the top-rated putters. Among the best in class for distance control, feel and look.

PROS
DISTANCE CONTROL: Very consistent from one putt to the next—easy to dial in on short or lag putts; additional mass behind the heel and toe helps accuracy.
FEEL: Crisp and firm on center hits, but softer than you’d expect from a metal face insert; top-shelf weighting and feedback—testers know exactly where on the face they contact the ball.
LOOK: The head is smaller than most high-MOI putters, which should appeal to a broader range of golfers; the Metal-X insert occupies most of the face, offering one large sweet spot; one of the easiest putters to line up square.

CONS
A small minority of testers sense a bit of twisting on off-center hits, which can affect longer putts. 


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