October 6, 2014
Nine familiar shapes is just a start to the details of the new O-Works line of putters from Odyssey Golf.
Set to hit retail on February 17th, the latest product range from the company that owns a large slice of the retail putter market (which started with the Two-Ball putter that came out 15 years ago) sports heavy innovation in the form a striking new insert.
Austie Rollinson, Chief Designer for Odyssey Golf, recently told Flagstick.com that the new "Microhinge" insert has roll as a focus more than feel alone.
'The Microhinge insert is all about roll, putting topspin on the balls," said Rollinson who has spent his last 25 years in the golf business, 18 of those at Odyssey Golf.
He says the new insert design, which requires 23 steps to make, is intended to reduce skidding and bouncing of the ball, especially in the critical time just after impact.
"If something has topspin when it hits the ground it's going to pitch forward so you can get the ball in contact with the ground sooner, which will help make your overall distance more consistent. By that, it can help control the skid, and all golf balls when you putt are…
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