The new Odyssey ProType 82 putter, which will have a limited release, was inspired by the putter used by Phil Mickelson to win the Masters earlier this year.
It features a sleek, blade-like design with a single sight-line running from the face to the back of the flange. It also features Odyssey’s latest insert technology, White Ice.
Less that 1,500 will be available through authorized Callaway retailers in Canada from now until the 2011 golf season begins.
“It’s great to get feedback from our tour professionals, in this case Phil Mickelson, and turn that direct input into products for our consumers with our latest inserts,” said Austie Rollinson, principal designer for Odyssey.
“From a consumer standpoint, there is always demand for the putter designs that tour pros use and we are constantly speaking with golfers to see what they are most interested in. We’re thrilled to deliver these ProType replica models to the golfing public,” added Rollinson.
The PT 82 Putter also boasts a Milled Tungsten insert, which has been placed behind the face to ensure precise weight and feel. The putter is cast out of stainless steel with a PVD finish. It also features a PT Pistol grip.
In an effort to enhance sound, responsiveness, resiliency and consistency, the White Ice insert found in the PT 82 has been fine-tuned. The inner core is 19.6 per cent firmer to enhance feel and 92 per cent stiffer for better resiliency for consistent distance control.
The face surface has been roughened to enhance the sound at impact with softer golf balls and increase friction to promote forward roll.
“Now more golfers will be able to use a replica of the model that I rely on each week on the PGA Tour. The Odyssey design team is the industry leader and it shows in the number of worldwide tournaments that Odyssey putters help win every year,” said Mickelson.