Expert Review: Odyssey DFX Seven PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money 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 purchased with my own money in August of 2022.
The look, feel, and consistency of the Odyssey DFX Seven Putter will help improve any golfer’s game because it is consistent on short putts and has great control and feel on those longer putts.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Odyssey DFX Seven 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 and straight through
- Golf Ball Used: Titleist Pro V1
- Height: 5’10’’
- When I tested this putter: August 2022
- Days tested: 1 day
- Where I’ve used it: Indoor turf, outdoor grass, practice greens
- Weather and Wind Conditions: 78°, slightly sunny and damp with no wind
- Green Speed: Slow to medium
- Grass Type: Bent grass
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking at trying new mallet-style putters that offered better feel on longer putts and more consistency on shorter putts of around 10 feet and closer.
Why I chose this club
I didn’t end up buying the putter, but spent more than 15 minutes testing out various putts. I found myself consistently lagging my 25-foot-plus putts fairly regularly within two feet, and I was making about 85% of my 10-foot and closer putts as well.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: I felt connected with the ball on each putt. The face is very soft— even softer than Odyssey’s White Hot putter—and allows for instant feedback for controlling distance.
- Forgiveness: I felt the forgiveness was solid as putts that were struck off-center ended up staying on line better than I thought they would.
- Length: At 5’10”, I prefer playing with a 35-inch putter, so this length fits my build.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The matte black style is very sharp and draws attention to it which I think is a plus.
- Grip Feel: The grip is cylinder-like and very tacky. It allowed me to feel connected with the putter and feel in control of each putt.
- Customization: I think with the different models of hosels possible, it just comes down to preference. I enjoy the single bend because it is easy to look down at the ball and align the putter without second guessing.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Weight: At 345 grams the weight was decent but I prefer heavier putters in the range of 360 grams and above.
- Alignment: Two-ball style putters aren’t a favorite of mine. I prefer the solid one line on the top of the putter for alignment.
Best putt or round with this putter
On the outdoor practice green I made a 35-foot putt within my first eight putts so I was really stoked to see instant feedback where I dialed in my distance control.
Value for the money vs. other options
For its price, I think it performs well. When I compared the DFX 2-Ball Putter, which costs the same, and the Cobra 3D Printed Agera (twice that number), I didn’t notice a sizable difference in the three putters. However, being able to make a 35-foot putt as quickly as I did showed me that with a little more practice this putter can compete with the likes of any others out there.
I believe this putter unlocks the potential for a more consistent feel. Putting is all about feel to me, and Odyssey’s DFX Seven has the face feel to really allow that consistent stroke and distance to be made every time.