Odyssey Triple Track Putter Review

When you are on top of the mountain as far as putters are concerned, and make absolutely no mistake that Odyssey is on top, then the demand for newer and better never stops. Sometimes it comes through endless research, development, and Tour testing, however, sometimes it comes via inspiration from another Callaway product, red/blue markers, and a phone case. In the case of that last one, I give you the real-life R&D behind Odyssey Triple Track Putters.

 I was able to work with the Triple Track 2-Ball for this review and it was quite a trip in a lot of ways…and yes, that story above really is how it happened, straight from the mouth of Callaway Senior VP and Odyssey GM, Sean Toulon.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Quick Take

Scoff and call it red and blue lines on a putter all you want but do a little research into what Triple Track is and where it came from and you’ll quickly deduce that this is more than just a site line. While it most definitely won’t be for everyone, I’ll take the bold stance that it works and works even better than it does on the golf ball. Odyssey putter tech combined with Triple Track is something everyone needs to at least go out and try.

Odyssey Triple Track Putters

First things first, I’d like to dip into the big picture of what makes up the Triple Track lineup, because yes, the alignment is the focal point, but these also feature all of the innovation muscle that the Stroke Lab Black and Silver lineups have recently offered.

As will be the case moving forward for all Odyssey putters, the Triple Track lineup features the Stroke Lab shaft. In case you are not up to date on putter shaft technologhy, Stroke Lab shaft technology is at its root a hybrid steel and graphite shaft design set on redistributing the balance of modern putters thanks to the heavier heads we see today. There are 40g of weight redistributed from the center of the typical putter shaft to the head and butt in order to improve the overall flow and tempo, as well as the consistency of the putter and shaft relationship through the stroke. If you happen to doubt it still, look no further than the staggering win totals and Tour conversion ratio it has racked up.

Also, the Triple Track lineup features the new Microhinge Star insert. If you can’t tell, Odyssey has been on a never-ending quest when it comes to their inserts to maximize the roll but find the right feel. It should come as no surprise when it comes to feel, the White Hot remains the be all end all for most Tour users, they constantly challenge Odyssey for that feel, but with a better roll. With each technology advent they get closer, but not quite close enough.

The key to that is something THP was able to discuss with Sean Toulon himself, and according to him the reason they don’t simply “stick to White Hot” if it is the feel so sought after, is there is roll being left on the table by going that route. With the introduction of Microhinges he and the company believe they were close, but the individual hinges tend to act like deep milling on a putter face with less surface area impacting the ball, so even if it is implemented into a White Hot body is has to this point caused a decrease in the feedback that is being asked for on Tour. With the new Microhinge Star you will note that the hinges seem to blend into the WH face, and that is the secret. In our discussions Sean went so far as to say, “I think this is not the best insert we have had since White hot, but the best insert we have ever had from performance, sound, feel, and getting the ball to roll better.” Bold talk, and bold beliefs. 

Rounding it out, of course, is Triple Track. The same lines that are based on Vernier Hyper Acuity and utilized on the Triple Track golf balls which have taken the golf ball market by storm, but on a putter…well…putters. They key to this is the color, thickness, and placement of the lines and how the human mind perceives them. Bottom line, amateurs are terrible at aligning their putters and according to Odyssey’s ample laser alignment studies with thousands of golfers, most are set up nowhere near the target even though they think they are. The Triple Track is a way to get the brain to more properly see alignment and allow for increased accuracy regardless of the model being used.

For this lineup, Odyssey selected the 2-Ball, 2-Ball Blade, Ten, Ten S, Double Wide, Double Wide Flow, and Marxman models to feature the Triple Track Alignment. If you notice, there is only one model there, the Double Wide, which could be considered as a true non-mallet shape, the reason being is, according to Odyssey, Triple Track works best on a surface closer to the equator of the golf ball, so mallets are natural matches. That isn’t to say the TT doesn’t work on the Double Wide, it definitely will, but it just isn’t as effective as on mallets because it is on the lower flange and further from the center of the ball. Why offer it then? Simple, a more well-rounded lineup is a better lineup.

Triple Track 2-Ball

Now, to the nuts and bolts of it all, does it work? Getting right to that question as it relates to the 2-Ball version that I put into play for this review, yes, yes it does work.

First though, I want to dip into the 2-Ball itself, this was a new one for me as over all my time writing, reviewing, and just hoarding putters I had never spent any decent time with a 2-Ball. There is no wonder it’s legitimately one of the greatest putter designs of all time, the two circles directly mimicking the size and shape of a golf ball is perfect for easy alignment, and add Triple Track in now, and wow. I also want to touch on the finish and give Odyssey kudos here as there was a time I was very critical of their finish qualities, but honestly though, some of it may be coincidence, since Sean Toulon has come into the mix everything other than headcover durability (my one hang-up on Odyssey) has become very premium looking.

On the greens the TT 2-Ball was surprisingly a ton of fun, and I say surprisingly because I’m much more of a blade guy as opposed to mallets. Though it took a couple sessions to trust the alignment, that was because it was revealing to me just how off my perception of where I was aimed was at, embarrassingly off to be honest. No, not everyone will want to or be able to look down at the alignment lines and colors, but that is why we have options.

I did also work with this one in coordination with the Triple Track golf ball, and without. If you are someone who uses an alignment line on a ball, then obviously this one creates a proverbial putting alignment highway when matched with the TT golf ball. For me personally, I had success there, but was most confident and impressed with the putter alignment alone, which is why I believe that Triple Track may actually work better on the putter than the golf ball, but I am also one who doesn’t use an alignment line on my golf ball so that undoubtedly plays a role in my experience.

Rounding it all out is that as good as the alignment is, and how easy it is for us to focus on just that because it’s the namesake of the putter lineup, the insert is really good too. This isn’t my first rodeo reviewing a putter with the Microhinge Star insert in it (Odyssey Ten and Bird of Prey Review here) but the more time I spend with it the more enjoyable it is. There is definitely more audibly to this one than we have seen from recent iterations, and the roll is as repeatable and consistent as one could hope for.

There is a lot to be intrigued by with the Triple Track putters from Odyssey, and the surest way to form an opinion on them is to get out and give them a roll. After you do, be sure to jump in on the discussion on The Hackers Paradise forums and let your voice be heard.

The Details

Available: Now

Options: 2-Ball, 2-Ball Blade, Ten, Ten S, Double Wide, Double Wide Flow, Marxman

Price: $249.99 (Ten and Ten S at $299.99)

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23 Comments

  • Excellent review from James as always

    Like @Jman I have not been one to use an alignment aid on my ball for lining up putts as I have always second-guessed myself, but the couple of times I have picked up one of these Triple Track putters I have been impressed and want to spend more time rolling them before making a decision on which one to go with

    I was never a fan of the 2-ball, and to be honest, mallets in general, but the recent offerings just seem to feel better to me which is why I am seriously considering one, especially the Ten and giving it a good run against my current #1W

    Reading through the latest #Grandaddy thread and seeing how @Snickerdog has been converted from his mallet was a big reason for my curiosity to begin with, and since rolling a couple putts they definitely have my attention

  • I have toyed with these over the last month at my local Big Box Golf and Tennis Store and I find the alignment Triple Track to aid in my set up. Its hard to drop 250 for a new putter when i putt well with my current gamer though.

    I do however love the feel of the insert on these, Thanks for the write up.
    Donny

  • Nice review James. I have rolled several of the Triple Track putters, and the 2-ball is fantastic. It’s just ugly. The extra triple track lines on top are busy. But can’t ague with performance. So balanced and easy to line up and bring through the ball consistently. I have a SL Tuttle now (also an uglier putter to my eyes), and the face on the TT putters is a little better for me. Not sure how to explain it. I could get over my aesthetic issues really, really fast. I also played around with a TT ball. I could become a slower player lining up putts, but it really is a slick system. I think I would use a white ball like I do now. But lots to like here.
  • Nice review James. I have rolled several of the Triple Track putters, and the 2-ball is fantastic. It’s just ugly. The extra triple track lines on top are busy. But can’t ague with performance. So balanced and easy to line up and bring through the ball consistently. I have a SL Tuttle now (also an uglier putter to my eyes), and the face on the TT putters is a little better for me. Not sure how to explain it. I could get over my aesthetic issues really, really fast. I also played around with a TT ball. I could become a slower player lining up putts, but it really is a slick system. I think I would use a white ball like I do now. But lots to like here.

    Are you saying you’d be more inclined to use the TT putter and a "normal" white ball than to use the TT ball and your current SL Tuttle or a TT putter and ball?

  • Great review! Pushing me ever closer to just go and get the Ten-S I have been pondering for awhile. :cool:?
  • Are you saying you’d be more inclined to use the TT putter and a "normal" white ball than to use the TT ball and your current SL Tuttle or a TT putter and ball?

    Yes. I think using both would be too much for my analytical brain. The TT markings on the putter, as busy as they are, provide an excellent alignment without a TT ball.

  • Little evening bump ;)
  • the marksman has my interest but not in TT…
  • Nice review @Jman! I am enjoying mine and love how easy it is to line up.
  • Nice review @Jman! I am enjoying mine and love how easy it is to line up.

    It’s pretty wild. It’s not the most comfortable style for me personally, but I stil found myself on the greens coming away thoroughly impressed.

  • Thanks for the review. Still using my blade from Odyssey from 1988, but this will be my next purchase if I don’t see a lot of improvement this year after changing my loft angle. My putt lineup involves using the writing or a line on the ball and then trying to roll it over an aiming spot a few inches ahead of the ball. Not sure yet that lines on the putter will improve that.
  • great review!

    to prior post- I took my 1993 Odyssey blade to a shop about 3 years ago to get a SS fatso grip installed. When there laid an old 2ball with the SS grip in great shape for not much more then the cost of the grip installed on my 1993. I rolled it about 10 times and just bought it.

    Hidden in my purchase decision was a shaft length that let me setup differently and eventually start to remove my right hand from my stroke. Your point in front of the ball is key but in my old setup I could not hit that mark regardless of putter because my strong right hand closed the face at impact making everything to left. The lines on the ball and putter became much more beneficial when I figured out how to not let my right hand take over.

  • great review!

    to prior post- I took my 1993 Odyssey blade to a shop about 3 years ago to get a SS fatso grip installed. When there laid an old 2ball with the SS grip in great shape for not much more then the cost of the grip installed on my 1993. I rolled it about 10 times and just bought it.

    Hidden in my purchase decision was a shaft length that let me setup differently and eventually start to remove my right hand from my stroke. Your point in front of the ball is key but in my old setup I could not hit that mark regardless of putter because my strong right hand closed the face at impact making everything to left. The lines on the ball and putter became much more beneficial when I figured out how to not let my right hand take over.

    I just entered the modern age and had my putting stroke analyzed at C.C. The owner said I had a really consistent stroke, my back stroke is a bit inside and then a very straight follow through. He said to keep on with my current putter for now, but of all the putters I tried there the one you reviewed was my favorite!

  • Have to admit at first glance I’m not a fan at all. I played around with a few of these at the PGA show and while not all the shapes are friendly to my eye a couple I think could work for me. Definitely going to roll a few as I look to add a new putter this year.
  • How about a nudge for another review?

    Ive passed this one on to one of my senior golfers and he absolutely loves it.

  • Took the TT Ten out and putting the the TT Double Wide back in for tomorrows round. The look of the Double Wide appeals to my eye a bit more, but can’t deny how good the Ten is.
  • Rolled the SL BoP, TT Marxman, and TT Two Ball. Thought I would love the BoP…wasn’t blown away. The TT Marxman…that was legit! Only complaint was the stock grip is really big. I liked the "flat" version on the Two Ball better. The Two Ball…well, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all! View attachment 8931188View attachment 8931189View attachment 8931190View attachment 8931191
  • I’m still struggling with watching guys on your aim and readjust on a two footer. I don’t know if I could ever go down that road. Cally tour ball have the special mark as well I assume?

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

    Callaway’s tour balls do have Triple Track. we didn’t ask @JasonFinleyCG but i would think if a pro asked for a ball without triple track they would make a batch.

    do you use a line on your ball to line up putts?

  • Rolled the SL BoP, TT Marxman, and TT Two Ball. Thought I would love the BoP…wasn’t blown away. The TT Marxman…that was legit! Only complaint was the stock grip is really big. I liked the "flat" version on the Two Ball better. The Two Ball…well, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all! View attachment 8931188View attachment 8931189View attachment 8931190View attachment 8931191

    Not a fan of the 2 ball blade, huh? Haha that’s my favorite of the TT lineup. The two ball IMO system tied to the TT lines, works the best out of any of them. Just kinda feels like it fits together. I’m still planning on picking up a TT 2 ball blade in the future

  • Great write-up James. BTW, I kept receiving an error message when I tried rating the review.

    I noticed that the TT putters were in the shop a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t have the time to try them out. Hopefully I can make it by this weekend, I’m interested in seeing how the tech works for me.

  • Spent a lot of time today on the putting mat rolling both the Ten and the Double Wide using a non TT ball.
    Having not used the Ten for the last 6 rounds it took a few minutes to adjust to, which wasn’t really to much. Both the Ten and the DW will get the ball rolling smooth quickly.
    Even though they both have the same insert, the Ten has a slightly better feel to me. Not sure how to describe it, but I am going to assume it is from the heft behind it. The DW is still more eye appealing to me for sure.
    I spent the time at the 8 foot line and managed 21 before I missed one with the Ten. I made it to 16 with the DW.

    Overall both of these putters are great IMO and I don’t think you could go wrong with either one.

  • While I only have one round with the Ten S, have had plenty of time with it at home on BirdieBall mat. The ball off the face of it is just about perfect I feel. The ball gets into a roll so quickly and the sound and feel is great.

    I have had a putter battle going on with the Ten S and the Scotty Cameron Flowback 5.5 for the last 2 weeks.

    I have to say, the Ten S is winning the battle so far. I need more actual course time with both to finally decide, but as of now Ten S is finding spot in the bag.

  • The 10 was in my mind, but the 3 generations of 2balls made it the one for me. these are capable putters. The grip and look of this putter I thought a negative vs prior generations. However, watching several incremental balls hit the flagstick 100% on target Sunday got me over my perceptions very quickly. all that matters is do you put more in the hole vs. the prior putter

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