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Evan Pfeifer
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I've been looking into getting an Odyssey #7 putter, but have noticed that the #7 putters from almost ten years ago appear to be almost identical to newer models. I was wondering if any of you guys know whether there has been significant improvement in technology/feel that would make purchasing a newer model worth it, or if I should just buy a used older model like the Metal X or the Versa.

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It’s not that there has been a significant improvement in technology over the years. There hasn’t really. It’s more or less industry trends and changes in consumer behavior that dictates what features/changes newer models will incorporate. It comes down to three things 1) do you want a larger or smaller #7 head? 2) do you want a firmer or softer insert? Do you want it milled? 3) what type of alignment markers do you want on your putter?

 

Everybody has a different preference so it will vary and there is no “best” model even though Odyssey will claim (for marketing purposes) the current is the latest and greatest. In other words, the most evolved. Me personally, I game the black/white/black versa. I prefer the smaller head and love the white hot pro insert which is much softer than what’s being used in more current models. I picked it up for $90. Henrik Stenson games the White Hot XG which is 10 years old. In my opinion, it’s not any worse than what’s new on the rack - just different. You need to try different types and see what suits your eye and feel. If you’re on a budget, then try something a few seasons old and save the money.

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