From the “Everything Old is New Again’’ Dept. comes Callaway Golf’s Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper. It’s basically an updated version of the chipping club your mom probably has in her bag (or garage), but nevertheless, it is effective at helping people with short-game issues get up and down.
The Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper (suggested retail price $129.99) will be available July 15 in lofts of 37 and 46 degrees (right-hand only). Callaway says the Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper designed to function like an Approach Putter, providing an easy-to-hit option that plays between a putter and a wedge for shots around the greens.
The Hi-Def Marxman Alignment System, according to Callaway, “significantly increases’’ accuracy, while the soft polymer insert and hybrid-like sole design help get the ball out of trouble and rolling right to the hole.
Callaway says the heavier 355-gram head weight helps ensure a smoother swing to promote more consistent contact. The heavier grip gives a counterbalance feel that helps quiet the hands through impact. The Superstroke oversized, non-taper grip, according to Callaway, helps stabilize the wrists and hands through impact.