When Odyssey Golf Global Director Chris Koske said Callaway’s putter brand was exploring alternative options to the USGA/R&A proposed ban on players anchoring putters, he wasn’t kidding. Odyssey in January will begin shipping its new Metal-X Arm Lock putter. Koske said the Metal-X Arm Lock putters conforms to the anticipated ruling and offers an alternative method of stabilizing the putter “through a natural-feeling extension of the golfer’s arm.”
Koske added that the Metal–X Arm Lock putter ($189.99) stem from “extensive exploration” into the different ways Tour professionals interact with the putter.
“We have been working toward solutions for the proposed ban on the anchoring technique for some time now, and working with our Tour players, have identified an alternative and Tour-proven putting method,” Koske said. “We’re now moving quickly to deliver the Arm Lock products that promote a stable and consistent putting stroke for both Professionals and amateur golfers.”
The Odyssey Metal-X Arm Lock putter will be available initially in two models – the Metal-X #7 and the Metal-X DART. Koske said the specs of these two putters have been optimized through research and testing, and allow golfers to extend the shaft and grip up their lead forearm for consistent performance and control through the stroke.