Odyssey had a full afternoon of tournaments wins and new trophies on Sunday with high profile victories on the PGA Tour (RBC Heritage) and the Champions Tour (Greater Gwinnett Championship). At the RBC Heritage, a White Hot #7 model captured a dramatic playoff victory in windy conditions. Clutch birdie putts played a huge role on the back nine and fueled the late run on Harbour Town’s slick greens.
Odyssey has been a force on the PGA Tour this year, and especially over the past weeks. The #1 Putter in Golf led the putter count at Augusta, where Versa was the #1 new Putter model, and three of our putters finished in the top-5 at Harbour Town. Here’s a look at the final leaderboard:
Winner – White Hot #7
3rd – White Hot XG #7H
5th – ProType 6
On the Champions Tour, an Odyssey Belly Putter rolled to a 3-shot win at the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship. The strong putting display on Sunday sparked a brilliant final round performance that ended with another Tour victory. Odyssey now leads all putter brands with 16 wins across the major worldwide Tours this year. For all the latest from the #1 Putter in Golf, please visit the link here.
HEX Chrome+ The #1 Callaway Ball At Harbour Town
It was a big week for the new HEX Chrome+ Golf Ball, which hit stores on Friday and took over as the #1 Callaway Ball at the RBC Heritage. Gary Woodland and Stuart Appleby were among the list of staffers who used a version of HEX Chrome+ to navigate the strong winds and tight landing areas they faced all week. Phil Mickelson also played a version of this ball at Augusta, and we expect even more Staff Pros to switch into it in the coming weeks.
New Staffer Warren Finishes T4 On European Tour
Marc Warren is one of our newest Callaway Staff Pros and the European Tour veteran put his new equipment to good use during a T4 finish at the Open de Espana. Warren finished just one shot out of a playoff with an X Hot Driver (9.5°), RAZR Fit Xtreme 3-wood, X Forged Irons, an Odyssey Putter, and a version of HEX Chrome+. Nice playing, Marc!
More Staffers Put In X Hot 3Deep
The X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood had a busy week as well as Ryo Ishikawa and Luke List both moved into versions of this club. Ishikawa put a 14.5° 3Deep model in play that has 13.9° of actual loft and he plans to use this deep-faced club as a driver alternative depending on the course and the tee shots he faces. His new club has a 43” GDI Tour AD GT-8 TX shaft (lots of letters going on in that one) with a GDI Custom Cord Grip.
List, who leads the Tour in driving distance, used a 14.5° model with a 43.5” length that suited him nicely. Our Tour reps moved him into an Oban Kiyoshi Black 90x shaft that lowered his spin and kept the distance and trajectory in his optimal range.
At a shotmakers course like Harbour Town, 3Deep becomes an even more appealing option for these players off the tee, and it should be a popular club at venues like Colonial and the US Open at Merion.
Harry Making Progress In The Great Experiment
If you follow our SVP of Marketing Harry Arnett on Twitter (and believe us, you should) you’ve probably heard of the great experiment he’s undertaking with help from our Director of Fitting and Instruction, Randy Peterson. The two are working to get Harry fit into the best equipment for him and to take his swing to the next level. They’re grinding away and Harry’s got all the latest updates and some entertaining analysis in his new web column.
It’s a great read full of Harry’s funny, thoughtful reflections as he gets his game dialed in. We’ll give you all the latest updates as he progresses and breaks more personal milestones.
Have a great week, everyone!