Callaway Odyssey O-Works Black 330M Putter Review
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The Callaway Odyssey O-Works Black 330M Putter retails from $199.99 (MSRP) and it makes for a mid sized mallet, featuring a crank neck hosel, a full shaft offset and, per its nomenclature, a sober and minimalist black finish. Being part of Callaway’s Odyssey O-Works, the Black 330M Putter boasts the latest and greatest Microhinge face insert, which is a game changer if it ever was one. Synthetic face-inserts are an excellent addition to putters, since they permit designers to save weight in the center and then move it further back, or to the heel/toe, thus making the club less resistant (and hence more forgiving) to twisting when it comes to off center strikes.

When it comes to putters, just 1 degree of face-angle may cause a mishit, and that makes it a big deal. The trade off with synthetic inserts is that they don’t sound nor feel the same as a metal face. However, a soft insert, such is the case with the Microhinge Face Insert will allow you to play with a firmer ball, which translates into increased distance. The thing about the latest-gen of Microhinge Face Insert is that it makes for the best of both worlds, being a hybrid insert, composed of both synthetic materials (the Thermoplastic Elastomer Feel Layer) and L shaped stainless steel hinges, which are actually embedded in the plastic layer of the insert. Basically, this technological innovation will give you the impression of a steel faced putter in terms of sound and feel, while preserving the benefits of the hybrid insert (read a better rolling face). The thing is, the game-changing Microhinge Face Insert really delivers in terms of topspin gain and roll at impact, while offering great feel. Needless to say, everything comes in an all black finish, as many tour pros love a clean, simple look at address, and the Callaway Odyssey O-Works Black 330M Putter really excels in this department.