Odyssey unveil “Red Ball” Putter, the ultimate alignment aid

Peter Finnan

If you watch the best players in the world practice or warm up before a round, odds are you are going to see some form of aid to help them make sure their alignment is set and more importantly, that their setup is correct.

If it’s off, even by the smallest of margins, more putts are missed. Loft can change, lie angle can adjust and where the putter is pointed could even be altered versus where their eyes think it’s pointed – it’s these variables that make putting so fun!

Broken down to its most simple explanation, the ability to make more putts begins with three aspects; alignment, starting your ball where the putter is pointing (aim) and finally, hitting your putt at the proper speed. If you could effectively eliminate one or two of those three so that you could focus on less, odds are you will find the bottom of the cup more often than not. And you guessed it, the Odyssey Red Ball Putter is designed to do just that.


The Odyssey Red Ball features some elements that you will likely find immediately familiar. You’ve got the high-contrast colour scheme that first debuted with the Versa line and the White Hot RX insert, both of which are classic Odyssey putter elements.
But that little red ball is something totally different to anything Odyssey have released before.

The purpose of the Red Ball system is to provide the golfer with a tool that will ensure that he or she is “properly positioned over the ball” at address. The concept is pretty simple. Line up such that the shiny red ball is centred in the scope ring and you should find yourself in the proper position over the putter.
Having a “reminder” helps eliminate issues and has been used at the highest level for years, including hand reminders on golf grips. The goal is similar, to be repetitive and more importantly, correct in your setup before the trigger is pulled. Anything that can remove intangibles from putting is a very welcome addition.

Red Ball for Consistent Setup
The innovative Red Ball in the scope of the putter allows you to consistently get into the proper set up over the ball.

Improved Alignment from Versa
Odyssey’s proven Versa high contrast technology also helps you align the putter so you get set up on your intended line.

White Hot Sound and Feel
The White Hot RX insert provides super sound, feel, and great roll. To make more putts you have to get the line AND the speed right – combining Red Ball and Versa with White Hot will help you do just that.

More Forgiveness from A Mallet Shape
With the mallet design in Red Ball, Odyssey were able to take weight out of the center of the head and redistribute it into the perimeter of the head. This is how they are able to concentrate the weight, driving up the MOI significantly for more consistent ball speeds and directional control.

Available in right and left-handed models, with DFX grip as standard, and in lengths 33”, 34” and 35” the Odyssey Red Ball will be available from July 20th for €199

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