Odyssey Backstryke putter models

Centre-shafted models unveiled costing

Bob Warters's picture
Tue, 16 Mar 2010
Odyssey Backstryke putter models

Odyssey Golf has introduced a new line of three models of putter aimed at improving the putting stroke while, assisting alignment and roll.

In designing the Backstryke Marksman, Backstryke Blade and Backstryke Two-ball putters, Odyssey engineers moved the shaft backward, placing the axis of the shaft as close as possible to the putter head’s centre of gravity. This, Odyssey claims, helps promote a fluid, stable stroke path for better distance control, consistency, and accuracy.

A golfer can now clearly see if the face is square to the target line without the shaft impeding the line of sight - particularly useful, when setting up to putt from distance especially, if you have a problem lining up the face square to the target line.

Many tend to de-loft the putter face, when we forward press ahead of taking the putter head back from the ball but the Backstryke's FPS (Forward Press Stabilization) enables the player to keep the hands-forward without de-lofting the putter head, therefore promoting and upstroke to get the ball moving with top spin. Odyssey engineers also believe the shaft position tends to prevent the wrists from breaking down during the stroke.

The Backstryke White Ice multi-layer insert has also been fine-tuned by using an inner core to create a firm feel and improve the sound feedback from the favoured softer compression golf balls.

Recommended price of the Backstryke models - available from April 15 - is £159 (199 euro).

In designing the Backstryke Marksman, Backstryke Blade and Backstryke Two-ball putters, Odyssey engineers moved the shaft backward, placing the axis of the shaft as close as possible to the putter head’s centre of gravity. This, Odyssey claims, helps promote a fluid, stable stroke path for better distance control, consistency, and accuracy.