Expert Review: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide Double Bend PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min read This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for 3 days in October of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jon W.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for 3 days in October of 2022.
The Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide Double Bend Putter is a great fit for every level of golfer with a straight-back-and-through putting stroke. The extra-wide depth of the Triple Wide makes for some serious forgiveness off the face and is a great fit for someone who doesn’t love the look of a full mallet-style putter.
About the club I tested
- Model: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Triple Wide Double Bend Putter
- Shape: Triple Wide Blade
- Hosel Neck: Double Bend
- Balance Point: Face Balanced
- Shaft Length: 34in
- Grip Type: Tri-Hot Pistol
- Finish: Grey and Black
- Average Score: 85
- Handicap: 15
- Experience: 5 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back and through
- Golf Ball Used: Srixon Soft Feel
- Height: 5’10”
- When I tested the putter: October 2022
- Days tested: 3
- Where I’ve used it: Synthetic Green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Indoors
- Green Speed: Fast
- Grass Type: Synthetic
How it performs
What I was looking for
I have had the same Odyssey O-Works bladed putter in the bag for years and just haven’t been able to let it go. I really wanted to get into something that looked like a blade, felt like a blade, but had the forgiveness I needed for my mediocre putting game.
Why I chose this club
I chose the Triple Wide because it ticked off all of the boxes for me. It looks absolutely beautiful down at the ball, has the look of a blade, and is very, very forgiving. It also feels so much softer off the face than my O-Works does. I really could not ask for anything more. I tested multiple putters, including the TaylorMade Spider GT Notchback, Cobra Sport-45, and the Spider GT Mallet. Although I really liked all of these options, the Tri-Hot Triple Wide just offered a better feel and I sank more putts during testing.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The face is super soft, even when putting with a less expensive ball like the Srixon.
- Forgiveness: I greatly enjoy the forgiveness on this putter, especially when hit a bit off the toe. What I found during testing is that the ball still traveled the same distance and on point when I didn’t make perfect contact.
- Weight: The weight is just what I was looking for; it’s very balanced and easy to stroke.
- Alignment: This putter has a great alignment look when viewing behind the ball, which gave me the confidence that the ball was going to land where I initially aimed.
- Length: The length is just what I need at 34 inches. At 5’10”, it is a good fit for me and my approach to the ball. Odyssey offers multiple sizes to fit every player and their approach to the ball.
- Aesthetic Appeal: This putter is stunning down at the ground. The black finish paired with the powder-coated, gray back has a look of high quality and shows this as the premier putter that it is.
- Customization: Odyssey has multiple custom options for this putter, including two shafts, lie angle adjustments, and multiple grip options.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Grip Feel: I didn’t initially love the grip, but after an hour or so, I found it to be very comfortable in the hands. The grip would be the only thing I may change on this putter, it’s a little slick to my hands.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
I haven’t had a chance to get it on the course yet, but with all of my testing, I know I will be sinking more putts with the Tri-Hot for sure. I generally start testing with three-, five-, and seven-foot putts, and when I sank all of those the first go around, I backed up to 15 and 20 feet and was holing more long putts than with any other putter I tested.
Value for the money vs. other options
This is a premium putter with a premium price. Though the value is there for sure. If I can spend some money and produce a better golf game, then it is always worth it in the end. There is nothing worse than standing over one’s putter, trying to make a birdie, and not having any confidence to roll it in. With the Tri-Hot, I have that confidence. A less expensive option is the Odyssey DFX Double Wide Putter, which may fill the same gap in the bag.
I can’t say enough about this putter other than I love to have it in the bag.