Odyssey Tank #1 Putter
- December 7, 2013, 8:08 pm
- In Golf Clubs
In the near future, long putters that are attached to your body in some way, either belly or chest, are going to be against the rules of golf. If you currently putt with that style, you will have to find a new method if you wish to play within the rules. However, that doesn’t mean you have to move down to a standard putter of 33” to 35”. In fact, club makers have already started to adjust and create putters that fill the need they expect from former belly or long putter users. These putters, sometimes called ‘alternative’ putters, are long enough to stand upright while using them, but short enough to not be anchored into your body.
The Odyssey Tank #1
One such putter is the Tank #1 from popular putter-maker Odyssey. This putter has a very traditional shape and look, however it is much heavier than a regular putter and is offered in both 38” and 40” models. Depending on your height and preferred stance, both of those lengths could work for you in terms of a putter that allows you to stand upright and make a stroke. One of the biggest benefits of this putter is you won’t have to get used to any crazy-looking head designs or anything else – it is a traditional putter in an un-traditional length.
Proven White Hot Pro Insert
One of the things that has made the Odyssey line so popular is the White Hot insert that is found in most of their putters. This insert gives the player a firm feel while still grabbing the ball and starting it rolling, instead of skidding, right off the putter face. Unlike other inserts which can be soft and ‘bouncy’, the White Hot insert has been enjoyed by players of all skill levels thanks to its consistency and firmness. If you have normally looked past insert putters in favor of a solid-milled putter, you might want to at least give this one a try.
Great for Back Problems
Even if you are already happy with your putting performance with a standard length putter, a 38” or 40” putter still has benefits. One of the biggest benefits is what it can do for your back health out on the course. Bending over at the waist to putt, both during the round and during practice, can be tiring on your back and may eventually take a toll. Using a longer putter to stand upright during your putting stroke might just be the change you need to relieve pressure and stay healthy over time.
Putting is the most important part of lowering your scores. If you are ever going to reach the handicap goals that you have set for yourself, you will want to do everything you can to improve your putting consistency. By eliminating three-putt greens and making a few more 10 footers, you will be amazed at how soon you can seen your