Odyssey Golf has set the standard for industry- leading innovations for more than 20 years. The latest is Micro-hinge technology, announced today and featured in the new O-Works putter line.
Micro-hinge technology consists of two pieces: a 304 stainless steel Hinge Plate backed by a soft thermoplastic elastomer inner layer. The Hinge Plate is populated with “micro- hinges” designed to gently flex and rebound at impact to impart forward spin. That helps start the ball rolling immediately, smoothly and accurately. Odyssey robot tests indicate that Micro-hinge technology promotes almost twice as much forward-spin as Odyssey’s Fusion RX insert.
The Micro-hinge insert and elastomer inner layer are co-molded to ensure they fit together perfectly, which is essential to achieving the performance and feel targeted by Odyssey engineers.
A deliberate, 23-step production process is required to complete each insert. The Thermoplastic elastomer inner layer measures 46 on the Shore D hardness scale, making it softer than the cover of the average Tour golf ball. That creates a uniquely soft-and- satisfying feel that should appeal to golfers of all types.
The O-Works lineup consists of four popular Odyssey blade shapes — #1, #1W, #2, #9 – and four mallet shapes #7, #7 Tank, 2-Ball, V-Line Fang CH and R-Line. Tank versions of the #1 and #7 are also available.
Blades incorporate Odyssey’s new Versa-T alignment system to further enhance accuracy. Versa-T combines the alignment benefits of our Versa line’s contrasting black and white color scheme with the alignment benefits of our Big T alignment lines, making it extremely easy to determine precisely where the face is aimed.
“Tour pros are much better putters than amateur golfers, partly because Tour pros impart forward-spin at impact for a smooth, accurate roll,” said Austie Rollinson, Chief Designer at Odyssey. “Micro-hinge technology promotes the kind of Tour-level forward- spin that can immediately help golfers at any level putt better.”
The new product introduction retail price for each O-Works model is $229.99. All models are available in left handed except the #2. Grip options include SuperStroke Slim 2.0 with CounterCore Technology, SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour with CounterCore Technology, and SuperStroke Tank.
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#1 Putter on Tour claim based on combined 2015-2016 usage on the U.S. PGA, PGA European, LPGA, JGTO, Web.com and Champions Tours.