Expert Review: Odyssey Ten S PutterPublished on 06/05/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2021.
All photos courtesy of Al El Kordi-Hubbard
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2021.
The Odyssey Ten S Putter is ideal for all skill levels. It’s a very forgiving putter with a great feel that makes it a great option for anyone who wants to use a high MOI, mixed material mallet but still retain the solid feel of a more classic, solid-metal blade putter.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 Odyssey Ten S Putter
- Shape: Ten
- Hosel Neck: S (slant neck)
- Balance Point: Moderate toe hang
- Shaft Length: 33”
- Grip Type: Standard Odyssey Grip
- Finish: Black
- Average Score: 72
- Experience: 24+ years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Stroke Type: Moderate arch
- Golf Ball Used: Titleist Pro v1x
- Height: 5’6”
- When I bought the putter: June 2021
- Days tested: 1 year
- Where I’ve used it: On the practice green and on various courses on the East Coast
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Cold, warm, wet, dry
- Green Speed: Moderate to fast
- Grass Type: Bent Grass, Bermuda, Poa Annua
How it performs
What I was looking for
When I was initially looking into the Odyssey Ten S Putter, I was looking for something to replace my TaylorMade Spider X. I wanted to find something with a similar high MOI head with a single alignment line, and a face that was more on the firm side. Additionally, I wanted to find something with moderate toe hang as much stroke tends to have a decent amount of arch in it.
Why I chose this club
I chose the Odyssey Ten S because the feel of the face gave me much better speed control than my TaylorMade Spider X. It also featured a similar head design that was very forgiving, and a single alignment line, just as I was used to. When looking at other putter options, I looked at the Scotty Cameron 11 as well as some of the other Odyssey Ten alignment options like the triple track and the two ball. Compared to those, I found the Odyssey to have overall better forgiveness than the Scotty Cameron, and better alignment with the standard Ten head design.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: I love the face feel of this putter. A lot of face inserts are on the softer side, which makes controlling speed very difficult. The face feel of the Odyssey Ten S is a little on the firmer side, which gives great feedback. It’s still soft enough to feel like butter, but has enough firmness so I can tell how hard I hit my putt.
- Forgiveness: This putter is very forgiving. Putts that I hit off center still roll very true and have little to no reduction in speed. It makes putting under pressure so much easier.
- Weight: The Odyssey Ten S features a head that is a little on the heavy side, weighing in at 365 grams. Despite being on the heavier side, I don’t find that this putter feels noticeably heavy. It has a good, balanced weight to it.
- Alignment: Alignment is incredibly easy with this putter. The black finish on the head contrasted with a long, white line makes lining up putts very easy for me. The head also sits very square at address, which makes alignment that much more easy.
- Length: At 5’6”, I prefer to use a 33-inch putter, which is what I use in this model. In classic Odyssey fashion, they make this putter in 33, 34, and 35 inches to suit most players' needs.
- Grip Feel: This putter comes with a standard Odyssey grip, which is somewhat soft. I’ve always been a fan of Odyssey’s putter grips, and this one is no exception. It sits well in my hands, is firm enough to feel in control, but soft enough to feel comfortable in my hands.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Aesthetic Appeal: Aesthetically, the Odyssey Ten S isn’t the sexiest putter around. The head is relatively large and looks a little bit like a spaceship.
- Customization: As with most Odyssey putters, there is not a whole lot of room for customization. Odyssey does offer different grips, like an oversized version, and does have other alignment options. But as far as customizing the Ten S model, not much can be done to it.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
The best putt I hit with this putter was during a match at my buddy’s member-guest tournament. We were playing against his friends, and the match was going back and forth. The guys we played against had just made a 30-foot birdie on the 14th hole, and thought they were about to take the momentum of the match. I stepped up and buried a 20 footer on top of them to steal the momentum back. We won the match on 17.
Value for the money vs. other options
In terms of value for the money, the Odyssey Ten S is definitely worth its price tag. Compared to similar putters like the Taylormade Spider X, the Odyssey Ten S offers a better feel with an insert that allows one to better control speed on the greens. Compared to the higher price points, like the Scotty Cameron 11 or 12, the Odyssey Ten S offers more forgiveness and a more consistent feel.
The Odyssey Ten S unlocks tour-level speed control. The feel of the face paired with the forgiveness of the head result in an ability to hit putts with very consistent speed.