Odyssey White Hot OG Putters Review

By Kellie Noszka

Odyssey White Hot OG #7 putter

One of the most iconic putter designs is back. Callaway and Odyssey recently released a new line of putters with the White Hot insert, a style that was first introduced in 2000.

According to Odyssey, Tour golfers – many who have continued to use a customized version of the White Hot insert – have been asking for years for the company to bring back the original design. Odyssey answered with a complete line of putters with the special insert, known as White Hot OG putters. The new line comes in eight different head shapes.

What is the White Hot Insert?

The White Hot insert is visible on the putter face and immediately recognizable. The two-part urethane insert is firm so you have the desired sound and feel, but also softens at impact so you get consistent ball speed with every putt, short and long.

The insert is the exact model and material used in the original White Hot putters, but the rest of the club has undergone some changes. The White Hot OG putters have a rich silver PVD with fine milling on the surface. PVD, or Physical Vapor Deposition, is a coating method Callaway uses on many of its clubs to distribute color; the coating also provides a protective layer.

Stroke Lab shaft for Odyssey White Hot OG putters

White Hot OG Putter Shafts and Grip

Golfers can choose between two shafts for their White Hot OG putter, the standard stepless steel shaft or the new candy apple red Stroke Lab shaft. The Stroke Lab shaft is often preferred by Tour golfers and is lighter than the stepless shaft. Both of the shaft options come with an attractive gray DFX rubber grip.

Types of Odyssey White Hot OG Putters

The White Hot OG putters come in eight head shapes – the #1, #1WS, #5, Rossie, Rossie S, Seven, Seven S and 2-Ball. We’ll take a look at each of the popular shapes below.

Odyssey White Hot OG #1 putter
  • White Hot OG #1 Putter – This putter has a traditional blade design that some golfers prefer. The putter has a crank hosel and significant toe hang. It is recommended for golfers with more face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG #1WS Putter – Like the #1 putter, this club has a traditional blade design but features a slant neck and wider blade. It is also suited for strokes with more face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG #5 Putter – This putter has a balanced mallet head with a single-bend shaft. It’s a good choice for strokes with little face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG Rossie Putter – This classic, small mallet head is best suited for strokes with little face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG Rossie S Putter – Like the classic Rossie, this club has a small mallet head. The difference is the increased toe hang. It is for strokes with face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG Seven Putter – With its iconic double-bend mallet head shape, this club is best suited for strokes with minimal face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot OG #7S Putter – This version of the popular #7 mallet design has toe hang for more face rotation and arc.
  • White Hot Two-Ball Putter – Featuring the trademark alignment pattern, this double-bend, face-balanced mallet putter offers minimal face rotation and arc.

How Much Does an Odyssey White Hot OG Putter Cost?

White Hot OG putters with a stepless steel shaft retail for $219.99; the Stroke Lab shaft increases the retail putter price to $269.99.

White Hot OG Putters on the Tour

According to Callaway, seven players used White Hot OG putters at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am in mid- February. The most popular model was the White Hot OG #7 putter.

About the Author

Kellie Noszka is a freelance writer and former sports reporter for the Cincinnati Post. She was a golf caddie for 10 years and earned an Evans Scholarship to The Ohio State University. Kellie developed a deep appreciation for the game of golf at an early age.