Expert Review: Odyssey Eleven Tour Lined PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 3 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in November 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 November of 2022.
The 2022 Odyssey Eleven Tour Lined Putter is ideal for consistently making those putts under 10 feet and lagging those 30-plus foot putts close enough to tap in for par.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2022 Odyssey Eleven Tour Lined
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel Neck: Straight
- Balance Point: 12 inches
- Shaft Length: 34 inches
- Grip Type: Standard
- Finish: Black
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of golfing
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back and straight through
- Golf Ball Used: Mizuno practice ball
- Height: 5’10’’
- When I tested the Putter: November 2022
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Turf and outdoor practice greens
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Upper 50s and sunny
- Green Speed: Slow to medium
- Grass Type: Bent grass
How it performs
What I was looking for
I prefer mallet putters over any other type of putter, so I wanted to give the Odyssey 11 Tour Lined Putter a try. I like that it’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Secondly, I am a feel putter and wanted something with a soft face that would allow me to feel the putt through contact more consistently.
Why I chose this club
I tested this club and loved everything it had to offer: the weight, the face feel, the grip, and just the overall performance. I was very consistent making my 5–10 footers as well as consistently lagging my 25+ footers into a very makeable second putt. I considered the Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5x. But it was out of my price range, so I preferred the Odyssey 11 option.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The face technology has a balancing feature that really allowed me to feel the club striking the ball, which is what I want in a putter.
- Forgiveness: Its high MOI (Moment of Inertia) makes it very forgiving. Even when the putt isn’t stuck perfectly, it still rolls pure.
- Balance: The Odyssey 11 putter feels balanced and weighted throughout the entire stroke, allowing the contact to be consistent.
- Weight: The weight is ideal for my preference at 365g, giving it good control on both short and long putts.
- Alignment: It has sharp alignment with the single line down the middle which compared to other putters is easier to align than the multiple lines.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Its aesthetic appeal is amazing. Pulling this out of the bag is a nice feeling. The steel shaft down to the mallet head really makes the putter stand out.
- Grip Feel: Its grip feel was solid. It has a pistol oversized grip, which is comfortable regardless of hand placement.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Customization: I would have liked to see how a 33in or 35in putter would have performed and how that would have changed the overall weight of the putter since the standard length for most putters is 35 inches.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
During my testing session, I was averaging around a 90% make rate within seven feet, and only three putted once on putts outside of 25+ feet.
Value for the money vs. other options
I think this is worth the money. I tried both the DFX Seven and the DFX 2-Ball putters (both over $100 less than the Eleven Tour) by Odyssey, and they weren’t as forgiving and the face didn’t have the same feel. I think for a serious golfer spending the extra money is well worth it.
I believe the 2022 Odyssey 11 Tour Lined Putter will create more confidence in people’s game on the greens to lag those long putts close and make more putts within that knee-knocker range of 5–10ft.