It rolled the rock quite nicely on the variety of greens I played this fall. Saved 10 shots at least around the greens.
Now making putters heavier is nothing new as the appropriately named Heavy Putter company did this years ago. However over time they had to make lighter versions as the originals were too heavy for wide appeal. What I feel Callaway has done is refine this approach further and combine it with the one of their most popular head shapes in the 7.
The extra weight felt very manageable and from short range the weight counterbalancing almost takes over your stroke and the Tank is excellent at this distance. Sometimes when you move further away from the hole, heavier putters can become harder to control. However with the refinements that the Tank has done to the concept, even longer putts of up to 90 feet were as easy to judge as a normal putter.
I tried a 34 inch shaft which is an inch shorter than my usual and I think it helped more as the heavier weight with a longer straighter arm is a good combination.
If you want longer putters then you have to go up in 2 inch jumps to 36, 38 and 40 inches. Some of the longer lengths increase the MOI gains even more and are good for having the heavier butt of the club above your hands. The longer shaft also allows you to grip the club where you feel it is most comfortable, rather than feeling compelled to hold it at the end of the grip and I like that approach.
Be careful on the grip size as the 38 and 40 inch shafts have chunkier grips and these grips may neutralise the wrist movement, but will result in a loss of feel.
It will really be trial and error to see what length of shaft and grip gives you the best results. The now classic 7 head uses a 'fang' design to keep the weight back and to the outside of the putter to increase the MOI.
The Versa black and white colour scheme comes in a variety of combinations with the lines going with the line of the stroke or perpendicular to it.
According to some putting coaches, designs with the white on the outside and the black in the middle seen easier to align for more golfers, but that is really what you see is best for you. While it may have its ups and downs, sometimes it just plain quits. When your putter surrenders, it is time for reinforcements. The Odyssey "Tank" is a a putter designed to help smooth out some problems on the green and improve your consistency with a heavier putter head and backweights under the grip.
This new counterbalance movement is all about eliminating wrist issues in the stroke and engaging the larger muscles of the arms, shoulders and back.
Using less wrists means a more consistent stroke results in better distance and direction control. When they call it a "tank", they aren't joking, this putter is heavy. While maybe not the heaviest putter on the market, it certainly is much heavier than most.
Even though it is heavier, I appreciated the fact that is still looked like a regular anser style putter. It wasn't funky or clunky, it is a 1 head, virtually no different from the lighter version. The heavier head is paired with significant weight under the grip. This counterbalancing effect is very noticeable as it moves the balance point up the shaft towards the hands.
This is designed to make it more difficult to break your wrists during the putting stroke. This putter has many of the features that make Odyssey putters favorites among golfers. The first aspect of this Odyssey putter that you will notice is the tried and true soft insert. The Tank is fitted with Odyssey's softest insert. It makes the very heavy head feel very soft at impact.
This is a nice features so that as you feel like you're swinging a hammer, it results in more of a cotton ball feel at impact. Personally I'm still not sure if I'm an insert guy, but this is a feature that people love about Odyssey putters.
The 1 style is easy to align and looks really good in the all black finish. The single white sight line points at the target and works for both short and long putts. It isn't a "versa" contrast, but the white line and the black head is easy to use. The Winn grip is soft and responsive. It is paired with a nice headcover with a little tank inspired camouflage.
Just to look at this putter you wouldn't know it is a counterbalanced model.
Dec 11, · The heavyweight Odyssey Tank Versa #7 Putter review shows how it helps the ball make tracks to the hole.5/5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Odyssey Tank #1 Right Hand Putter, Inch at abpclan.gq Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The Odyssey "Tank" is a a putter designed to help smooth out some problems on the green and improve your consistency with a heavier putter head and backweights under the grip. This new counterbalance movement is all about eliminating wrist issues in the stroke and engaging the larger muscles of the arms, shoulders and back.