Introducing the new Odyssey TRI-BEAM putter, which caught the attention of golf enthusiasts at the "Daikin Orchid" venue as each manufacturer introduced new gears for the start of the 2023 Japanese Ladies Tour.
The name "TRI-BEAM" is a combination of "Triangle" and "Beam," meaning "beam" in Japanese, which refers to the "triangle beam" located on the neck of the putter. According to a company representative, this triangular beam, which is named after the "racket nozzle" and the shape of the neck, is large, making it more resistant to head movement, and the racket nozzle is lighter than other brands, allowing for a low center of gravity without raising it.
Although the "racket nozzle" stands out for its thickness and size when viewed from the front or rear, it is very orthodox and can be used without any discomfort.
Weighing in at approximately 36g, the Hozel is the same weight as a regular crank Hozel, without raising the center of gravity.
Two 15 grams of tungsten weights are attached to the toe and heel sections of the sole, slightly towards the face. these weights shift the weight slightly forward, resulting in both a low center of gravity and a shallow center of gravity. This design makes it easy for golfers with low-impact areas to hit the ball with the sweet spot and is also suitable for those who prefer an upper trajectory. The deep center of gravity generates a stable stroke, while the shallow center of gravity is highly maneuverable.
The two tungsten weights weigh 15 grams each and allow for smooth rolling and minimal head movement during mishits.
The face is milled from a single piece of stainless steel and features a White Hot insert. Using the same material as the ball cover creates a soft feel and produces a stable distance.
The putter comes in six head shapes, including four blade types, namely "#1," "#2," the wider "Double Wide" model with a neck on the heel and a center-shafted model, and two mallet types, "#6M," and "#7."
The putter features the "Stroke Lab" shaft, which is a combination of carbon and steel. The head end is steel, while the grip end is carbon, helping to reduce torsion in the shaft.
Moeko Ueda, who used the "Double Wide" model, said, "It has a comfortable seat and is easy to set up. The head is stable and gives an impression of being easy to hit." Meanwhile, Yui Kawamoto, who used the "#1" model, commented, "It's easy to set up, and the neck shape during address doesn't bother me. The ball flight is stable," and plans to use it in actual competition.
The TRI-BEAM putter is a new product that can eliminate head movement with the "racket nozzle" and "Stroke Lab shaft," making the stroke automatic and less prone to error. This putter is a must-try for amateurs struggling with putting, and even tennis players who are familiar with the drawbacks of single-shafted rackets will appreciate the design.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT LISTING
- RELEASE DATE: Late April 2023
- Available in 6 models.
|MODEL||#1||#2||6M||#7||DOUBLE WIDE||DOUBLE WIDE CS|
|LOFT ANGLE (°)||3.0|
|LIE ANGLE (°)||70.0|
|GRIP (WEIGHT)||ODYSSEY Pistol Blue/Black Grip (Approx.76g)|
|HEAD MATERIAL||Stainless steel||Stainless steel/aluminum soleplate|
|INSERT||white hot insert|
|SOLE WEIGHT||Approximately 15g x 2||about 10g x 2||Approximately 15g x 2||about 10g x 2|