Callaway Golf Company has announced that its new Odyssey Metal-X line of insert putters will be available on April 13. Callaway says the putters feature a lightweight aluminum face in front of a urethane backer layer. Callaway also says the face pattern of the putter features oval depressions that create a mechanical lock with the ball’s dimples at impact. The putters will range in price from $149 to $189.
Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer for Odyssey Putters, says, "The texture on the face does two things—it reduces surface contact and increases edge contact between the face and the ball. Reducing the surface contact during impact helps us create a solid, yet soft, sound at impact. That sound equates to feel, so it’s a great feeling insert. I came up with the oval design on the aluminum insert to also create a lot of edges, which increases the friction between the face and the ball and helps create a very smooth and consistent roll."