Expert Review: Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball PutterPublished on 08/08/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
All photos courtesy of Jonathan Acosta
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the putter, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2022.
The Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter has truly transformed my putting game. It's ideal for golfers like me who have a mid to low handicap and are dedicated to enhancing their performance on the green. Its face-balanced design and 34" shaft length provide comfort and stability during my strokes. The stock oversized grip further enhances control.
About the club I own
- Model: 2022 Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter
- Shape: Mallet
- Hosel neck: Double bend
- Shaft length: 34”
- Average Score: 72
- Handicap: Scratch
- Experience: 25 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
- Golf ball used: Titleist ProV1
- Height: 6'0”
- When I bought the putter: February 2022
- Days tested: Been playing with the club for 1.5 years
- Where I’ve used it: On and off course
- Weather and wind conditions: Pennsylvania and West Coast. The putter has been used in very damp conditions and dry desert conditions.
- Grass type: Bent, Bermuda
- Green speed: Ranging from 8-13
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a mallet putter that was face balanced. I also wanted more of an alignment aid than the traditional single line and wanted to find a “softer” feeling putter.
Why I chose this club
I ultimately purchased the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter. It just felt more natural to me. The alignment aids greatly assisted in lining up my putts accurately. Although I did consider options, this particular putter instilled in me the confidence I needed on the greens.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The putter's face provides a responsive sensation that adds to the satisfaction of every putt. It is also very soft, which I really prefer. While the soft face is generally great, some golfers might prefer a firmer feel for added feedback. The feel is quite soft, so if one plays a soft ball, this may be too soft of a putter face.
- Forgiveness: With slight mishits, this putter still ensures true rolls and minimizes those dreaded three putts. The putter features the Microhinge Star insert, which allows the ball to achieve a more true roll even when the ball isn’t struck perfectly in the center of the clubface. Additionally, the added mass of the mallet design helps to minimize face rotation during the stroke, which adds to the forgiveness level of the club.
- Weight Distribution: For me, the weight distribution is perfectly balanced—providing stability without feeling excessively heavy or too light. It is a bit on the heavier side, which I do think helps with stroke stability. This putter also features the Stroke Lab shaft, which is a hybrid graphite and steel shaft. It helps to redistribute the weight of the slightly heavier clubhead to give the player a nice, balanced feel with the putting stroke.
- Length: The 34" shaft suits my stance and posture, allowing for a smooth and consistent stroke.
- Grip Feel: When it comes to grip feel, the stock oversized grip feels comfortable in my hands. It provides a secure hold during my stroke.
Issues I've encountered
- Alignment: The Triple Track alignment system is a favorite of mine, but can be a bit “busy” for those who prefer the traditional line or dot.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The Triple Track alignment system is definitely not the most “classy” in terms of aesthetic appeal. Bright colors on the top of the club don’t always suit players, especially those who prefer traditionally designed putters. The two-ball design can also be a little bulky and seen as “gimmicky,” which may not be everyone’s first preference in a putter design.
- Customization: This putter does not offer much in the way of customization. The manufacturer does not permit loft/lie adjustments when ordering, which may make fitting into the exact specs difficult. It comes standard with the Stroke Lab shaft and has some additional grip options, such as a standard-size pistol grip.
Best Putt or Round with this Putter
One unforgettable moment with this putter was when I sank a 45-footer for birdie on the final hole of a tournament. I was nowhere close to winning but sinking a putt of that length in front of a huge crowd was pretty awesome.
Value for the money vs. other options
Currently retailing for around $200, the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter offers great value for the money. Its performance is exceptional with its alignment aid, which sets it apart from less expensive options. Compared to the TaylorMade Spider, which is now retailing for anywhere from $300-$450, and the Scotty Cameron Phantom series, which retails for around $430, the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball should certainly be considered at its price point.
In my assessment, I must say that the Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball Putter brings a whole new level of accuracy and reliability to my putting game. With its soft feel and stability, it's a worthwhile investment for golfers to enhance their putting skills and achieve better scores on the greens.