Callaway Golf’s new Odyssey ProType Tour Series line of milled, carbon steel putters will be available beginning Feb. 17. The ProType line was developed by Odyssey’s ProWorks team after feedback from Tour professionals. Callaway says the Odyssey ProType line offers golfers an opportunity to “personalize” their putters by choosing from six different colors for their grip and putter head paint fill.
Odyssey’s ProType putters will be available in six head shapes. The putters are made from 1025 Carbon Steel, which Callaway says produces similar performance characteristics to stainless steel, but with a softer feel. The face of each putter features a deeper, sharper milling pattern to increase interaction between the face and the ball for better feel, truer roll and more consistency.
“When we set out to design the ProType putters, we decided on six shapes that were tour-proven – meaning not only have Tour pros used them, but they’ve won with them,” said Austie Rollinson, Odyssey’s principal designer. “The second thing that influenced these designs is the feedback we got from tour players, which helped us make modifications to existing products and arrive at these new offerings. Their feedback led us to fine-tune the sound, include a deep mill pattern on the face, and design with thinner top lines and thicker faces. The clean look and one-piece construction was also something that players really liked and wanted to see in this type of product.”
Based on insight gleaned through this collaboration with Tour professionals, Callaway says the Odyssey ProType line features a high polish steel finish and precise craftsmanship that creates an ideal balance to promote a smooth stroke. Tour-tuned weight ports in the sole optimize the putterhead with the shaft length and optimize feel, control and accuracy.
The #2, #3, #6, #7, and #9 models will be available in two weights – 340 or 350 grams – for the new product introduction retail price of $269. The ProType 2-ball model will come in 350 or 360 grams for $299. All six ProType putter models are available with the customized grip and paint fill color options for an additional $30 and can be ordered through an authorized Odyssey retailer.