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ClubTest 2015: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 Putter

On the Range: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 Putter
ClubTesters talk about one of their favorite new clubs of the year, the Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 putter.

Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 Putter

 

Category: Midsize Mallet Putters
Price: $130
WE TESTED:
35”, 38” shaft lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Players can tweak weight in the head (to 365, 375 or 385 grams) and butt to achieve a specific feel.

PROS

 

DISTANCE CONTROL: The winged head shape does well to boost forgiveness; off-center hits roll out the same as center strikes, and once you get settled with the proper weighting, you’ll never look back; the club’s heft helps some guys develop a rhythmic, repeatable stroke.
FEEL: The feel changes as testers adjust the club’s weighting in the head and grip, a characteristic that’s special to this model; for most guys, impact sensation is crisp and firm, perfect for nailing short putts into the back of the cup; mis-hits are so well compensated that there’s rarely a discernible difference in feel compared with square strikes.
LOOK: Slightly larger, sturdier and bulkier than a typical mid-mallet; the cool shape with wings off the back frames and aims the ball, and the black-on-white alignment aids are a hit; typical fine finish, just what you’d expect from Odyssey.

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Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 Putter

CONS

 

The face insert can be too soft to determine exactly how you struck the ball—a few testers want more feedback and feel; some players prefer a slightly smaller clubhead in a “midsize” mallet design.

BOTTOM LINE: The counterbalanced Tank Cruiser #7 comes with adjustable weights that can be used in the clubhead and grip to help your stroke and get the ball rolling consistently with the feel you want.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 Putter

NEXT REVIEW: Ping Cadence TR B65 Putter

Gear Factor: Odyssey Works Putters
Shopping for a new flatstick? Austie Rollinson, Odyssey Golf’s principal designer, says the new Odyssey Works line of putters incorporates all of the company’s best technology in one product.

NEXT REVIEW: Ping Cadence TR B65 Putter

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