Take the Mystery Out of Putting by @igolfreviews
When Odyssey first introduced their newest milled putter on tour it was call “Mystery Milled”. That now has become the Metal X Milled line. I believe these are Odyssey’s best putters ever. They combine many of the best features of Odyssey Putters. The chemically milled ovals in the face create a forward roll technology, but also an excellent feel. Pair that with some of Odyssey’s best head shaped and adjustable weights, it really takes the mystery out of putting.
I have never been a fan of the Odyssey insert. For whatever reason, I try and try, but never get the feel and distance control with an insert. (to be fair, I don’t like any insert from any company.) The Metal X Milled face offers that solid consistent feel with just a slightly softer click at impact because of the milled ovals. I found my distance control to be spot on with this putter, no bombs off the face or taps that came up a mile short. I believe they did this as an insert on a previous line, but having the entire face milled this way really works.
I went with a #7 style head. I’ve seen so many tour guys winning with this head, I figured there must be something to it. While the face balanced nature of this putter (on paper) would not be ideal for my stroke, on course this thing was money. I found it so easy to line up. I had this in my bag for my recent trip to Puerto Rico and playing with a caddy was really easy, because he would point out the line, I’d line up the rails and stroke it in. I didn’t count my exact number of putts, but I only 3 jacked 1 hole all vacation, that was amazing.
It is that combination of feel that I could control the distance so well and the alignment which got me started on the line I wanted which really made this a great combo. Additionally the weights on the bottom can be set to light or heavy neutral or some combination of extra weight in the toe or heel. I went with a little more out on the toe to keep me from closing the face too soon with my arched stroke and it worked out very well. I almost never had a pull with this putter, but I didn’t have issues pushing it either, it just balanced out nicely for my stroke.
The stock options on this putter are very nice, a good headcover and a nice grip. I decided to follow what so many are doing, especially on tour and installed a SuperStroke 2.0 slim grip. It really turned this great putter into an excellent one. I now could really feel the larger muscles of my shoulders being engaged in each stroke. I think that Odyssey has worked out a deal that you might be able get one installed from the factory now.
I have read that these Metal X Milled putters are in high demand and have sold out in some places. I know that the replacement is a silver and black versa model with all the same features, just a different paint combo. Either way, I honestly think this is Odyssey’s best putter. The chemically milled face, the headshape, the weights, everything about this combo worked for me. It takes the mystery out of putting.