Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0
The Odyssey Hot Pro 2.0 blade putter is in the Top 10 in Amazon right now, in the Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Golf > Golf Clubs > Putters category. This sounds like it should be a good thing – and overall I think it is – but you have to keep in mind Amazon’s best seller’s list is just an indication of what products are hot right now, not necessarily what products are the best. For example, this same Top 10 list of putters has a “Two-Way Putter – Left and Right Hand” which is nothing more than a putt-putt putter that no serious golfer should be using. The Odyssey putter, however, is no gimmick and is worthy of your attention.
It has a rating of 4.7 of 5.5 stars, and 85 customers have given the putter a review on Amazon. Furthermore, 85% of the people who bought this club rated it a 5 out of 5, while 13% rated it 4 out of 5. So 98% of everyone who’s bought this club have been well pleased.
The Hot Pro 2.0 is available in lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35″. The 33″ is probably good if you are 5’8″ or shorter. The 35″ might feel right if you are over 6’2″ or so. But it also depends if you are more of an upright putter of the ball, or like to bend over substantially. It features a white insert on the face, designed to give you a softer feel and a pleasant sound with striking the ball. The “full shaft offset” keeps hands ahead of the ball through impact to promote an upward strike. This gets your ball rolling more quickly, instead of skidding along the green for the first few feet of the putt. Bill Choung details this phenomenon in his article entitled “Putting: Rolling Versus Hitting“:
Equipment Solution: The only way to reinforce the correct setup is to make sure that the putter length and lie angle are optimal.
A few other features on the Odyssey of note:
- Laser milling insert cutting process achieves tight tolerances for consistent performance
- Crank Neck hosel design further allows for enhanced visualization throughout the stroke
- Sleek finish limits glare and enhances durability
If you like the classic design and beauty of blade putters, you’d be hard pressed to find a more high quality putter than this Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 #1. Personally, I’m still using an old Ping Anser II, but the grip is basically shot, and this Odyssey putter is definitely on my radar.