Odyssey Versa #1 Wide White – Good Enough for History
- September 23, 2013, 6:06 pm
- In Putters
Even for the best golfers in the world, shooting 59 is nearly an impossible task. When Jim Furyk managed to shoot that magical number recently at Conway Farms as part of the PGA Tour Playoffs, he was only the sixth man in PGA Tour history to do so. Greats like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer have all seen the highest points in the game – but never laid claim to that milestone in official competition. In order to shoot such a ridiculous score, a golfer needs not only to hit great shots, but to make nearly every putt he or she looks at for the entire round.
Furyk’s Weapon of Choice
In order to reach 59, Furyk made a whopping 11 birdies and 1 eagle, along with a bogey during his round. Obviously, he was putting extremely well to record 12 under par holes during an 18 hole round. Naturally, golfers will quickly be looking to find out what putter he employed during this magical performance. The club in question is the Odyssey Versa #1 Wide, in the White finish. Odyssey has been the well-known putter division of Callaway for many years, and this accomplishment is just another feather in the cap of this popular putter line.
If you are considering adding this putter to your own bag and trying to capture some of the magic that Furyk has experienced, you will find that is offers many benefits for the average player just as the tour professional. First, the Versa #1 has a great classic shape that more traditional players will enjoy. It is a heel-shafted putter that uses the White Hot insert to provide a smooth and effortless roll. The putter releases nicely through the ball, and doesn’t have the ‘pushing’ feeling of some modern mallet designs. If you have a short, aggressive putting stroke (much like the one Furyk uses), you are very likely to enjoy putting with this model.
One look at the Versa #1 will make it clear that the traditional design is left behind when it comes to the paint finish on the head of the putter. A contrasting white-black-white finish is used to create distinct lines on the putter head. This is not only for style – it serves a real purpose when you are trying to line up your putts. Standing over the ball, your eyes will naturally be drawn to the parallel lines on the putter head created by the paint job. If you are able to orient those lines perpendicular to your intended target line, you will know quickly and easily that you are aimed correctly. That process isn’t as confusing as it sounds – in fact, many users report their aim to be improved without even consciously thinking about it.
Putt Your Way to New Heights
If the white-black-white finish isn’t exactly for you, the putter is also offered with the inverse black-white-black paint. Either way, you will be getting a putter that feels great at contact and gets the ball rolling quickly on your intended line – what else could you ask for? While you might not post a 59 like Jim Furyk, you will be well on your way to improved putting when the Odyssey Versa #1 Wide makes its way into your bag.