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Expert Review: Odyssey White Hot OG #1 CH Putter

Published on 03/28/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I tested for one day in February of 2023.
David L. Brown, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert David L. Brown

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 February of 2023.

My take

The Odyssey White Hot OG #1 CH Putter is good for an average golfer looking to upgrade. The grip allows the putter to feel comfortable in the hands, while the face makes it easy to feel the ball connect with the head. This, in turn, creates more consistency and feel on shorter putts. It is lighter (350g) than other putters I am used to playing with (365g+), and that is the one downfall I had with the stock option. However, adjustable weights within the head can be customized to a person’s liking.

About the club I tested

  • Model: 2022 Odyssey White Hot OG #1 CH Putter
  • Shape: Blade
  • Hosel Neck: Plumber’s neck
  • Balance Point: 12 inches
  • Shaft Length: 34 inches
  • Grip Type: Standard
  • Finish: Silver

About me

  • Average Score: 79
  • Handicap: 7
  • Experience: 22 years of golf
  • Right/Left-handed: Right-handed
  • Stroke Type: Straight back, straight through
  • Golf Ball Used: Titleist Practice Pro V1
  • Height: 5’10’’

Test conditions

  • When I tested the putter: February 2023
  • Days tested: 1
  • Where I’ve used it: Turf practice green
  • Weather and Wind Conditions: Indoor putting green
  • Green Speed: Slow to medium
  • Grass Type: Turf

How it performs

Alignment
4/5
Feel
4/5
Forgiveness
4/5
Grip
4/5
Balance
3/5

What I was looking for

I was looking to test a variety of blade-style putters to find ones that had the best weight, feel, and forgiveness, mostly within 10 feet or closer to the hole. My current putter is a mallet-style putter, and I have contemplated returning to what I used for five years with a more conventional blade-style putter.

Why I chose to test this club

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 of 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. It was solid, though, on closer putts, as I found consistency within striking the ball back and through.
  • Forgiveness: The forgiveness was okay, nothing flashy. But I was still able to roll putts in even when I didn’t strike the ball in the center of the face. This is in large part to its milled surface clubface.
  • Length: The putter was 34 inches long, which is what I go between, with my putter preference (sometimes 35 inches) being a 5 '10'’ golfer, as it allows me to have a straight arm hang and freely swing my arms back and through.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The silver shaft with the silver head has a simple design that isn’t flashy. It appeals to me as I tend to side with the more basic designs and think it checks the box.
  • 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.
  • Alignment: The alignment is a simple single line down the hole backside of the head, which is what I prefer as I believe that gives me the most confidence to line up correctly with each putt.
  • Customization: Even though the club weight is lighter than I prefer by default, the fact that I can adjust the head weights on the bottom of the clubs is a plus to finding that preferred club weight.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Weight: The stock weight was too light at 350 grams as it felt like I couldn’t control my backswing and follow through as consistently as I would have liked, initially throwing my overall “feel” off.
  • Balance: The balance isn’t where I would like it as it has a lower MOI, which creates a longer backswing and follow-through and disrupts my rhythm compared to other heavier putters.

Best putt or round with this putter

During my testing session, I went 80% from within 10 feet, which is on par with my current average with the putter I have now, so that is pretty solid for picking up the club on day one.

Value for the money vs. other options

I think the White Hot OG #1 CH putter performs well for its price. 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 a big disparity between the three. That being said, having made 10, five-footers in a row was all the confirmation I needed to know this putter is consistent.

Final verdict

This putter unlocks confidence and consistency. I would recommend the Odyssey White Hot OG #1 CH Putter for anyone looking to upgrade and who wants to find more potential on the greens when it comes to ranges of 10 feet and closer.

  • We price match
  • Returnable
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