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The Odyssey White Hot OG putters are high performance tributes to one of the most successful lines in the history of golf. Classic feel with upgraded looks.
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Having rolled many an Odyssey White Hot putter in the past, I found the White Hot OG to be both familiar and noticeably more premium in look. Odyssey uses a PVD finish and surface milling to add a more high end look to the classic head shapes of this line.
The sole is where the OG is most distinct from the original, featuring removable weights and two distinct grey metals. The mix of original White Hot branding with the modern, translucent red “OG” are a perfect encapsulation of how Odyssey put fresh life into an authentic throwback.
I also want to give credit to this head cover. As soon as I unboxed it, I got flashbacks to the hundreds of these covers that I brought to customers when I worked in a golf store. This cover has the old school vibes without being an exact replica or looking cheesy.
Finally, the Stroke Lab shaft needs to be mentioned. This version is deep red from the butt to roughly six inches from the head. Some might find this distracting at address, but A) you should be focused on the ball and B) it looks really cool.
Sound & Feel
White Hot has gone through a wealth of iterations over the last twenty years, including White Hot XG, White Steel, White Ice, and many more. The White Hot OG returns to the original two-part urethane insert, and it feels as good now as it did 20 years ago.
With a premium golf ball, impact has that signature soft and solid feel. The sound is a dull “tock.” I find that the White Hot insert minimizes the feel difference between golf balls. In the extreme case of using a very low compression ball, the sound and feel are more dull than with a high compression ball.
For this review, I tested the White Hot OG #7S. The #7 has been my favorite Odyssey head shape since it was introduced, and this version only cemented that opinion. The short slant neck creates enough toe hang to match my natural stroke, and the #7 design provides all the stability and forgiveness I could ask for. Another thing that I’ve always liked about the #7 is how the “prongs” act as natural sight lines.
Odyssey is offering the White Hot OG putters with either a stepless steel shaft ($219) or the red Stroke Lab shaft ($269). This is not the first time I’ve tested a putter with a Stroke Lab shaft, and it’s something I like a little more every time I use it. The change in feel isn’t dramatic to me, but there’s a noticeable lack of weight in the middle of the shaft. This gentle counter balancing makes the head feel both more stable and easier to swing.
The White Hot OG putter line has eight offerings across six different head shapes. The classic #1 (Anser) is available in both standard and Wide Sole (#1WS) versions. The #7 comes with a double bend neck or the short slant neck – #7S – seen here. Odyssey also has the mid-mallet #5, the classic 2-Ball, and the Rossie in both double bend and Rossie S configurations.
The Odyssey White Hot OG putters faithfully recreate the classic White Hot feel while making meaningful improvements to the aesthetics and performance. This is a premium looking putter, and the Stroke Lab shaft gives it a modern, counterbalanced feel during the swing.