Expert Review: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Slant Neck PutterPublished on 05/17/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in December of 2021.
All photos courtesy of Andrew Abbott
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in December of 2021.
The Odyssey Triple Track Ten Slant Neck Putter is perfect for golfers with a moderate arc in their putting stroke. This putter also has the added benefit of perimeter weighting for added forgiveness and the triple track for alignment.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 Odyssey Triple Track Ten
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel Neck: Slant Neck
- Balance Point: Moderate Toe Hang
- Shaft Length: 35”
- Grip Type: Odyssey Pistol
- Finish: Black and White
- Average Score: 70
- Handicap: +2
- Experience: 5 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Stroke Type: Moderate Arc
- Golf Ball Used: TaylorMade TP5x
- Height: 6’0”
- When I bought the putter: December 2021
- Days tested: 60+
- Where I’ve used it: Various golf courses
- Weather and Wind Conditions: High and low winds, warm and cold temperatures
- Green Speed: 8-14 on the stimpmeter
- Grass Type: Bent, Poa Annua, and some Bermuda
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking to test a mallet shape, toe hang putter with perimeter weighting. I also wanted to test an Odyssey putter because they are extremely popular, and I have never owned one.
Why I chose this club
I bought this putter because I got a discount on it from a local golf shop I often buy clubs from. I also chose this because it is a slant neck putter with an amazing alignment system. Furthermore, the added weight in the perimeter of the putter is helpful for forgiveness on off-center strikes.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: This putter has Odyssey’s new microhinge star insert, which offers a firmer feel that many professionals and top amateurs requested Odyssey to create that still offers the smooth response and feel that a face insert provides. Furthermore, the microhinge helps the golf ball spin effectively off the face to have a more consistent roll and path.
- Forgiveness: The perimeter weighting of this putter is great for forgiveness. The weight being pulled away from the face of the putter creates a deeper center of gravity. A center of gravity further from the clubface generates more forgiveness on off-center strikes and a larger sweet spot to help hit putts straighter.
- Weight: This putter is a mid-heavy weight putter due to the mallet head shape and added weight to the perimeter of the putter. The Stroke Lab shaft is extremely helpful in the weight and stability of this putter. The shaft is 40 grams lighter than a traditional putter shaft, and that extra weight saved is added to the putter head and grip sections of the putter for increased balance, stability, and forgiveness. I personally like a heavier-weight putter because it allows me to keep the same stroke on both slow and fast greens but just change the stroke length. With a lighter-weight putter, one has to increase the speed and force they hit the putt on slow greens.
- Balance: This putter is a toe hang putter due to the slant neck. The putter will naturally open in the backswing and close on the follow-through. This is especially helpful for golfers with a moderate arc in their putting stroke. I have a slight arc with my stroke path, so this slant neck is extremely helpful for me in making more putts.
- Alignment: The triple track technology is very helpful for lining up putts. It has three lines running down the putter to help add alignment and works well for players who use Odyssey Triple Track golf balls. Additionally, the larger mallet head has always been easier for me to see if I set up the putter a little closed or open in relation to my target line, which helps start the ball on the right line.
- Customization: The Odyssey Triple Track Ten putter comes in both right and left hand, a standard or oversize grip, and three different shaft lengths: 33”, 34”, and 35”.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Length: I have this putter with 35” of shaft length. I personally wish I had bought the 34” length instead because I feel more in control of the clubface and putting stroke with a shorter length shaft.
- Aesthetic Appeal: I am not a fan of the mallet putter designs and prefer a smaller blade traditional putter design. I also think this putter is a lesser copy of the TaylorMade Spider X, a much better-looking mallet putter. I do not personally use a triple-track alignment golf ball, so I would have preferred a standard alignment line.
- Grip Feel: The stock grip feels good on this putter’ however, I felt it was a little too big. Similar to shaft length, I like a smaller grip size on my putter because I can control the face and stroke much better, so I ended up regripping this putter with a Ping Pistol grip.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
The best round I had with this putter was a nine-hole afternoon round I played with a few friends. I shot 34, which was two under. I hit seven of the nine greens in regulation and could go up and down and save par on the two greens I missed. I also made two birdie putts I had, leading to four one-putts and 14 putts in the nine holes.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Odyssey Triple Track Ten putter costs around $299. Some similar putters on the market are the TaylorMade Spider X (~$249), Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7 (~$429), and the Wilson Buckingham Infinite (~$129). The Wilson is clearly the best price but not nearly as high quality, feel, or performance. As a result, the TaylorMade Spider X is the best value mallet putter on the market, but the Wilson is great for golfers looking for a similar design on a budget.
The Odyssey Triple Track Ten Slant Neck Putter is designed for players with a moderate arc in their putting stroke. This putter has perimeter weighting for added forgiveness and triple track lines for help with alignment.