The Odyssey putter division of Callaway Golf has gained the reputation of making putters offering top performance and starting with the revolutionary Two-Ball model almost 30 years ago have become a leading brand both on Tour and with recreational players.
The latest in their lineup is the Red Ball design meant to correct the deficiencies most players have in set up and alignment by using a red ball attached to the sole and viewed through what looks like the aperture of a rifle sight. When viewed with the eyes correctly aligned and positioned the ball is centered in the aperture and the putter face is on the line you are looking. The mallet head has Odyssey’s Versa white and black color scheme giving lots of contrast to aid in alignment.
The face of the Red Ball is the popular White Hot RX making for a high-performance package of sound and feel. The construction of the face-balanced mallet head also helps since the center weight could be moved to the perimeter and to give more resistance to twisting which contributes to a solid feel.
The Red Ball putter will be at retail on July 20 and carries a price of $180.
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Greenbrier in the Win Column for Kevin Na
After the hundred-year flood of two years ago the Old White TPC showed off its rebuild last year but really put it on display last week when it played host for the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier won by Kevin Na by five over Kelly Kraft. It’s the 34-year old Na’s second Tour win, the first being the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic (9 degrees) Graphite Design Tour AD-GP 6S shaft
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3 (15 degrees) Project X EvenFlow Black 6.5 70X shaft & Titleist 915F (18 degrees) Matrix Ozik Code 7 shaft
Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 (21 degrees) Matrix Ozik X CON Altus Hybrid shaft
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4) & Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW) Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (54 degrees) & Vokey 2018 Tour Prototype (60 degrees) True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura T5 MB
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Greenbrier Counts: Of the 156-man field 118 played Titleist golf balls, either the Pro V1 or Pro V1x compared with 19 teeing up Callaway Chrome Soft or Chrome Soft X. Titleist also won the count in hybrids with 32 and sets of irons with 48. Scotty Cameron putters were in the most bags, 63 and Vokey Design Wedges with 223 topped the approach, sand and lob wedge category.
P790 Black: The P790 irons for better players from TaylorMade Golf now may be purchased with a black PVD finish. The forged heads have TmaG’s SpeedFoam Technology inside contributing to shot feel, impact sound and support of the 1.75mm face.
TS Drivers: Touring professionals on the Titleist endorsement staff are gradually replacing their 917 D2 and 917 D3 drivers with new TS2 and TS 2 models due to be released to retail in the fall. At the Greenbrier of the 37 Titleist staffers in the tournament nine played the TS2 and seven the TS3. In addition, of the 51 Titleist fairway woods in play 19 were the TS model which was first seen at the Quicken National last week. Eleven were the TS2 and eight the TS3.