Odyssey Toe Up Putter Review

 
When Odyssey introduced the Toe Up putter in 2016, no one knew anything about it until it showed up unannounced in the Odyssey merchandise booth at the PGA Merchandise Show. Meant to be a sidebar release with the White Hot Rx, the Toe Up putter was anything but. Designed with an emphasis on making the head easier to control throughout the stroke, the Top Up putter has received rave reviews. Available in two of Odyssey’s classic blade head designs (#1 and #9), the Toe Up putter is a great option for any player looking to reduce torque and strike putts more consistently.

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Key Features

  • Stroke Balanced Technology balances weight toward the front of the clubhead ensuring that the hands will always be ahead of the center of gravity, greatly reducing face rotation during the stroke.

  • Hosel design that centers the shaft axis directly over the center of gravity reduces torque through impact.

  • The milled face features a chemically etched oval pattern that increases friction at impact to get the ball rolling quickly off the face.

 

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  • Stroke balanced for more consistency: we've engineered our stroke balanced Technology to reduce torque during the stroke for minimal twisting, so you can keep the putter on line
  • Precision crafted Metal-X face for a pure roll: with our tour-proven Metal-X face, we've used a fly cut to make the face perfectly flat and a chemical etching to add the oval roll Technology, which leads to a pure roll. Perfect, down to the last detail
  • Superstroke flat so grip with counter core Technology: the toe up comes Standard with the SuperStroke flat so 1.0 grip design that allows for even pressure in both hands to eliminate tension in the wrists and forearms

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Design and Technology

Odyssey has never been afraid to think outside the box when it comes to putter design. When they decided to use the cover of the Callaway Rule 35 golf ball as an insert for the White Hot putter nearly 20 years ago, their competitors thought they were crazy. No one would guess that the original White Hot would become one of the most iconic putters in history. Odyssey has kept that innovative spirit alive with the Toe Putter that defies modern putter design on a number of levels.

Stroke Balanced Technology is proven to reduce torque through impact and consistently deliver the face to a square position at impact. While most modern putter designs move the center of gravity back in the clubhead through perimeter weighting, it is centered directly behind the face in the Toe Up putters. The end result is a face that balances toe up, unlike any other putter on the market.

The hosel in the Toe Up putter has also been modified so that the shaft axis sits directly in line with the center of gravity. This provides stability throughout the entire shaft to further reduce torque during the stroke.
Due to the fact that the center of gravity sits so far forward in the Toe Up putters, the face does not have an insert, which is a feature of many other Odyssey putters. In order to keep the weight balanced throughout the head the face is milled with a chemically etched oval pattern that increases contact points with the ball at impact to promote forward roll and start putts on line.

Odyssey Toe Up Putter Review

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Pros

  • Face Balanced allows players to start the ball on their intended line
  • Center of gravity located toward the front helps to greatly reduce torque
  • The chemically milled oval pattern on the face gets the ball rolling quickly

Cons

  • Offset blade head designs may take some getting used to for players used to hitting a mallet
  • Lack of custom options and adjustability may be limiting factors for some players
  • The milled face may be too firm for players used to softer inserts on their putter
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Control and Performance
Design and Appearance

 
 
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Specs

The Toe Up putter comes in either the classic #1 or #9 blade head in both right- and left-handed. Standard lengths are 33”, 34”, or 35”. Lie is 70 degrees and loft is three degrees. The head weight for both putters is 355 grams. The face balance is toe up. The stock grip is the Superstroke Flatso 1.0.

Conclusion

Most putter manufacturers have worked to reduce torque in the putting stroke through the implementation of counter balancing and perimeter weighting. While these methods have worked to some extent, no company has reduced torque in the manner that Odyessey has with the Toe Up putter. Though met with skepticism upon its initial release, the Toe Up putter now speaks for itself and is a mainstay in the marketplace.

Odyssey Toe Up Putter Video Review

 

How Does the Odyssey Toe Up Putter Compare?

Seemore Nashville Putter

The Seemore Nashville Putter has been one of the most popular putters used on the tour, ever since since Zach Johnson won the 2015 British Open Championship. Seemore Putters have always been on the cutting edge of technology, design and performance. Their new Nashville Studio line incorporates tried and true alignment technology with the finest materials and milling techniques to produce a putter that is sure to make players of all levels more consistent on the green. Having received a Silver Rating on the 2018 Golf Digest Hot List, the Nashville Studio line features improved design features that make it one of the most reliable putters available. If you’re a player that struggles with alignment or simply loves the feel and feedback of a milled face, there is a Seemore Nashville Studio putter for you.

 

Scotty Cameron Select Newport Putter

The Scotty Cameron Select Newport Putter has been one of the most popular putters of the year. Scotty Cameron has unquestionably been the most revered name in putter design for decades. His reputation for producing the most carefully crafted putters in the world continues with the 2018 line of Scotty Cameron Select Newport putters. Having raced drag cars in his youth, Cameron imparted much of what he learned to the design of his newest line of putters that are more aerodynamic and evenly balanced than previous models. It comes as little surprise that each of the putters in the 2018 line received a Gold Rating on the 2018 Golf Digest Hot List. If you’re a player looking the very best in craftsmanship, design, and feel, then there is nothing that compares to the 2018 Scotty Cameron Select Newport lineup.

 

TaylorMade TP Mullen Putter

The TaylorMade TP Mullen Putter has been one of the most talked about putters this year. When Taylormade introduced the TP Mullen line of putters in early 2017 they knew something big was on the horizon. Designed with input from the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy, the six different models in the TP Mullen line incorporate the finest materials and modern design features, allowing a variety of options for all players. If you’re a player of any ability seeking a clean looking putter that is suitable to nearly any stroke, the TP Mullen line of putters are an excellent option.

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  • Milled 303 stainless steel heads and Tour satin finish for premium look and feel
  • Adjustable sole weights, to ensure playable swing weight
  • Strategically positioned sightlines to aid in alignment

 

Should You Buy the Odyssey Putter?

Delivering the face square to the line at impact is the most essential fundamental in putting. Innovative design features that are proven to reduce face rotation throughout the entire stroke make the Toe Up putter unlike anything in its class. If you’re a player of any ability that struggles with keeping the face square and starting the ball on line, the Toe Up putter should be in your bag.

 

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