What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Nicola Slater brings you the low down on Odyssey White Hot Versa Twelve Putter
Odyssey’s new White Hot Versa Twelve is one of the latest additions to the White Hot Versa range. I took it out on the course to see how it performed.
Odyssey White Hot Versa Twelve Putter review: NCG Summary
Not only does this putter look great but it feels great too.
The winged-shaped head is designed with Versa alignment technology meaning that, that large white line on the black head isn’t just there for no reason.
The feel of this putter is exactly what you expect from an Odyessy putter and the new red shaft is also seven grams lighter than the previous model.
- Easy to align
- Changeable weights
- Quality headcover
- Soft feel off of the face might not be for everyone
Odyssey White Hot Versa Twelve Putter
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The first thing that struck me about this putter was a huge white line that strikes through the middle of the head. This is a much larger putter than I’ve used before and so it was only fitting that there is a larger alignment aid. The thick white line on the black head is part of Odyssey’s high-contrast Versa alignment system that dominates the tours. I really liked how this looks and the smaller black line through the white line is also a great addition to help with alignment. From that, there is a small section of steel shaft, followed by the majority which is a red carbon shaft that looks great too.
This putter also comes with the standard-looking leather Odyssey White Hot headcover which doesn’t disappoint in quality, with a fleece lining. The fastening is magnetic and stayed very secure.
Having used an Odyssey mallet putter for around 4 years I was very much familiar with the strike that this putter produced. The classic white hot face insert provided the much-loved sound and feel that you would expect from an Odyssey putter. The ball bounces off of that insert quite softly which I don’t mind but this is very much a personal feel thing and it won’t be for everyone.
This putter has weights at the front of the putter meaning that it favors those players who have straighter strokes with less arch or face rotation as it’s a face-balanced putter. These weights help to stabilise the stroke aiming to produce a consistent strike. These weights can be removed and or changed to suit each player too.
The White Hot Versa Twelve features the latest generation of the Red Stroke Lab shaft. The carbon shaft has been stiffened to help stabilise the stroke and the steel section has been reduced and so the weight has by seven grams.
The only real query that I have with this putter is the fact that Odyssey only offers it with one grip size. As someone who prefers a thicker grip, it’s a shame that there isn’t an upgrade option but nonetheless, this can be altered at any pro shop.
Overall, this is a great putter and I really enjoyed using it. If you’re someone who loves mallet putters and is looking for an upgrade this one is definitely worth a try and well if you’re not, maybe this one might sway your decision.
Odyssey White Hot Versa Twelve Putter Review: The Details
Shaft lengths: 33-35 inches
More information: Odyssey Golf
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