Expert Review: Odyssey DFX 2-Ball PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in August of 2022.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in August of 2022.
The Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Putter is a good putter for an average golfer looking to make an upgrade. The grip allows the putter to feel comfortable in the hands, while the weight and face make it easy to feel the ball connect with the head. This in turns creates more consistency and feel on both long and short putts.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Putter
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel Neck: Single bend
- Balance Point: 12 inches
- Shaft Length: 35 inches
- Grip Type: Standard
- Finish: Matte Black
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-handed: Left-handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through
- Golf Ball Used: Titleist Practice Pro V1
- Height: 5’10’’
- When I tested the putter: August 2022
- Days tested: 1 day
- Where I’ve used it: Turf, practice green, and grass practice green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Indoor and 78° and damp
- Green Speed: Slow to medium
- Grass Type: Bent grass
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking to test a variety of mallet-style putters to find ones that had the best weight, feel, and forgiveness mostly within 10 feet or closer to the hole.
Why I chose this club
Overall after testing this putter I thought it was a solid option considering its price. I was only in the market to test how this putter performed and was pleased with the feel, distance control, and consistency on short putts it offered.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The face was soft and allowed me to feel the connection with the ball, especially on longer putts, so I could better gauge my distance control.
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness was okay, nothing flashy. But I was still able to roll putts in even when I didn’t strike the ball on the center of the face.
- Length: The putter was 35 inches long which is what I prefer being a 5’10’’ golfer.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The silver shaft with the matte black putter head was really sharp and drew my eyes toward the putter.
- Grip Feel: The grip was the standard Odyssey that comes with it by default. It was all rounded (cylinder-like) and felt very comfortable in my hands both on long and short putts
- Customization: There are different models of hosel options and while I think it comes down to preference, I enjoyed the single bend neck to the putter.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Weight: The weight was decent at 345 grams, but I prefer using heavier putters in the 360+ range.
- Alignment: I prefer a solid single line on the top of the putter for alignment so the two-line style wasn’t my favorite.
Best putt or round with this putter
In my short test, I made 10 five-foot putts in a row on the practice green, which gave me the consistency I was searching for in a putter.
Value for the money vs. other options
For its price, I think the DFX 2-Ball putter performs well. When I compared the DFX Seven putter at the same price, and the Cobra 3D Agera putter at more than double the cost, I didn’t feel there was a big disparity between the three. That being said, having been able to make 10, five-footers in a row was all the confirmation I needed to know this putter is consistent.
This putter unlocks confidence and consistency. I would recommend the DFX 2-Ball putter for anyone looking to make an upgrade and wants to find more potential on the greens when it comes to ranges of 10 feet and closer.