What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

We’ve gone from course closed to sunburn in what feels like a ridiculously quick turnaround.

We had a lovely time at Woburn for the annual British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) bash.

The Marquess course was in fantastic condition. Our golf is not quite up to the same level yet.

Then we got our hands on the new Scotty Cameron Select putters for a feature we filmed at Garforth which was also looking in tip top shape.

So all that’s left to do now is make sure we’ve got the right equipment for the season ahead.

Here’s a few bits you may have missed over the past week

Odyssey EXO putters

We’ve seen Odyssey launch both black and red putters in recent months but now you can get the best of both worlds with the new EXO range.

These will set you back a few extra quid but they are loaded with technology and look absolutely sensational.

Odyssey EXO putters

These are large, high MOI models aimed at offering stability and fantastic roll with a mixture of their White Hot and Microhinge technology in the face.

Odyssey EXO putters

Available in versions of the classic Number 7 and Rossie headshapes along with an Indy model which takes inspiration from the Toulon range.

Odyssey EXO putters

Odyssey say each head is precision-milled, with a weight-saving aluminium red section contrasting with an elegant, milled black stainless steel body.

Odyssey EXO putters

Each head is engineered slightly bigger than the original design thanks to the weight-saving red aluminium section.

All are offered in either face-balanced or toe hang ‘S’ slant neck models to allow golfers to match up the right option for their stroke.

Odyssey EXO putters

SRP: £349

Available: May 19

More information can be found on the Odyssey website.

Big Max bags

We don’t need to remind you that we’re big fans of Big Max push trolleys.

Both the Blade Quattro and Blade IP models are among the best pieces of kit we’ve tested out over the past 12 months.

And if you’ve heeded our advice, you might be needing a matching bag.

Big Max bags


There’s three new models in the Aqua Wave (£189.99), Dri-Lite Active (£159.99) and Aqua Ocean (£129.99).

The Wave is a stylish, compact and waterproof stand bag with a bit of added room in the top and six decent pockets.

Dri-Lite Active has a 14-way top and an oversize putter well with nine pockets, including fully waterproof valuables pocket, glove, dual umbrella positions and towel holder.

The new Ocean is a 100 percent waterproof Sunday stand bag weighing just 1.7kg.

With an oversized top the Ocean holds four clubs more than traditional Sunday bags, and has five waterproof pockets.

More information can be found on the Big Max website.

The Postman’s wedges

No, we’re not talking about Ian Poulter.

It’s J.T. Poston, the original Postman. Who has some fantastic new stampings on his Vokey SM7 wedges.

Hopefully he can deliver on a few more Sundays and improve on his current 340th world ranking…

James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

Handicap: 17

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