Expert Review: Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in January of 2023.
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 January of 2023.
The Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow is a great putter for those mid-range handicappers who want a thicker, heavier blade putter to optimize their feel on both long and short putts. Its triple lines down the back with the matte black finish give it a sharp aesthetic appeal as well.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2020 Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter
- Shape: Blade
- Hosel Neck: Short hosel
- Balance Point: 12 inches
- Shaft Length: 35 inches
- Grip Type: Traditional
- Finish: Silver
- Average Score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back and through
- Golf Ball Used: Bridgestone E6
- Height: 5’10”
- When I tested the putter: January 2023
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Practice Green
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Indoor Turf
- Green Speed: Slow to Medium
- Grass Type: Turf
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a mallet putter but with the thickness of this blade-style putter. So I decided to try the Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow.
Why I chose to test this club
The Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter performed similarly to a mallet putter with its larger backing and was pleased most with its balance. This club has a microhinge star face insert that creates a softer feel where each putt is felt off the face of the club. I did not select this putter as I couldn’t get over the fact that it was a blade putter, and I have been using a mallet-styled head for years.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The microhinge star face design allows for a soft feeling putter face on the market, creating consistency on longer lag putts but also for the feel around the hole on closer ones.
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness is apparent as each putt is felt within the hands when it connects with the face, and regardless of where the putt is struck, the distance control is very consistent.
- Weight: The weight was heavier than other typical blade putters, so I could dial in and adhere to the current stroke I use (straight back and through).
- Alignment: The alignment is sharp with its triple lines down the head on the black finish, creating confidence that the ball is lined up correctly each time.
- Length: I enjoy the 35-inch putter as it provides me the best opportunity to swing my arms back and through the ball on short and long putts.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The black finish is a sharp feature that is accented nicely with the blue, white, and red lettering. It isn’t flashy but sophisticated.
- Balance: The putter has a high MOI (Moment of Inertia), giving it a consistent feel and balance throughout the stroke. Being a straight back and straight through putter is key as this putter makes it easy to have a very repeatable backswing and follow-through.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Grip Feel: The standard grip was tacky, but I enjoy an oversized pistol grip as I have smaller hands and enjoy the way a pistol grip feels. This one is a solid option as the standard stock grip, but I would personally upgrade to a Super Stroke oversized pistol.
- Customization: While it was fine for me, some may find the non-adjustable head weight to be a downfall. The 365g weight is the only option and isn’t adjustable like some of the higher-end putters on the market.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
I did a putting drill where I hit a 3-foot, 6-foot, 9-foot, and 12-foot putt one after the other and made them all on my second attempt through the drill, which for using the Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter for the first time gave me the idea that it is consistent.
Value for the money vs. other options
I tested four other Odyssey series of putters, and they are priced the same. I feel the Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter is a solid option, but if I had to select a winner out of the Triple Track series, it would be the Triple Track 2 Ball Mallet Putter due to its balance and feel. Regarding other putters I’ve tested (Mizuno M.Craft Series), I think the M.Craft Mizuno VI for $50 more is the best putter for its overall price because of its incredibly soft face design.
If someone is looking for feel and enjoys a thicker blade-style putter with sharp alignment features, the Odyssey Triple Track Double Wide Flow Putter is a great option to consider.