Odyssey’s new Stroke Lab putter line helps improve the physical dynamics of the putting stroke, through a profound change in weight distribution that’s made possible by an innovative new shaft. This is a completely new approach to putter weighting, and only Odyssey has it.
What makes Stroke Lab such a breakthrough? Most golfers’ putting strokes are inconsistent. Yet most putting technologies focus on improving alignment or improving the quality of roll. They attempt to mask a given stroke’s weaknesses instead of improving those weaknesses. Odyssey’s new Stroke Lab putter line helps improve the stroke through a profound change in weight distribution.
What’s the story behind the Stroke Lab Shaft? The Stroke Lab shaft is a full 40 grams lighter, made possible by an innovative new multi-material shaft design that combines a graphite body with a steel tip to net out at just 75g, with most of the mass concentrated in the tip. We’ve redistributed that saved weight by adding 10g to the head in the form of two sole weights, and adding 30g to the grip-end via a 10g-lighter grip and 40g end-weight.
Why is that weighting system so important? The effect of Stroke Lab’s innovative weight distribution on the stroke is dramatic. Odyssey studies indicate improvements in the consistency of backswing time, face-angle at impact, ball speed, and ball direction. Feel for the putterhead becomes more acute, helping the golfer repeat the same, smooth stroke time after time.
What else should I know about the shaft design? It’s slightly stiffer and has lower torque compared to standard putter shafts for to better control the slightly heavier head.
How else does Stroke Lab improve performance? The additional weight in the sole and butt-end of the grip change the putter’s dynamics to help golfers consistently repeat a smoother and more accurate stroke. And we’ve combined legendary White Hot feel with dozens of microhinges embedded across the face that promote topspin for smooth roll and acute distance control.
Hasn’t It Won On Tour Already? Oh yeah. Phil Mickelson used a #9 model to win $9 million in The Match over Thanksgiving weekend. Danny Willett used a Tuttle to win the DP World Tour Championship. And Thomas Pieters used an Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab to win the World Cup of Golf. It’s already off to an amazing start.