The Callaway Odyssey series has some of the best known putters in the golfing world. However, one look at their website and players may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options and models available for this putter. Two of the most popular models for the Odyssey Ten are the base model and the “S” version. A comparison of the Odyssey Ten vs Ten S putters demonstrates a couple of key differences.
Callaway Odyssey Ten vs Ten S – The Main Differences
The Odyssey 2-ball Ten and 2-ball Ten S are very similar overall. The main difference is that the standard Odyssey Ten has a full shaft offset while the Odyssey Ten S has a 3/4 shaft offset. This gives the Odyssey Ten S more toe hang than the standard Odyssey Ten, which is face balanced with no toe hang.
This different offset will also give a slightly different look at address:
The comparison table below shows the specs for these two putters:
|Odyssey Ten S
Who is a Callaway Odyssey Ten putter best for?
The base Odyssey Ten is face balanced, meaning that it works best for a straight-back straight-forward putting stroke. Newer players may especially like this putting swing as it is easy to master. Players that struggle with their alignment may also like the straight-through shot.
Who is a Callaway Odyssey Ten S putter best for?
The Odyssey Ten S has 30 degrees of toe hang, which is optimal for players with a slight to mid arc stroke. Players that prefer an arc to their swing, or players that are used to blade putters may prefer having some toe hang on their putter.
Callaway Odyssey Ten review – full analysis
Back in 2001 the Callaway Odyssey series introduced 2-ball golf putters, and sparked a revolution in the golfing world. This is the club that helped popularize mallet putters, allowing them to shake their reputation as clunky and oversized.
The rest is history, but these 2-ball putters still deserve their reputation as being some of the best clubs out there. This putter’s key performance features dramatically increase the playability for The Odyssey 2-ball is named for the two white disks that sit on top of the club head. When lined up behind a golf ball, these putters give the appearance of three balls in a row, which is a simple yet effective alignment tool that will have you sinking more putts.
The newest version of this putter has a sleeker head shape, which makes alignment as easy as it has ever been. The odyssey ten shape and back weighting gives the club a high MOI head that resists any face turn on impact. Finally, the wide face has a microhinge star insert that gives imparts topspin for a consistent and immediate forward roll, and also great distance control.
Pros – Why we like it
- The two-ball alignment system is simple and efficient. It holds up as a great tool to improve your consistency and aim.
- The Odyssey Ten putters have a forgiving head design helps you avoid mishits and bad shots.
- The high MOI design helps to reduce twisting on impact, making it a great choice for straight back and forward hitting.
- The microhinge insert adds lots of topspin, and helps the ball roll consistently over longer distances, overcoming many imperfections in the putting green.
- The new stroke lab shaft provides a very good base grip for the swing.
Cons – Drawback to consider
- The price point for this putter is on the high end.
- The head on this putter is very large compared to blade putters and may take some adjustment from some golfers.
- Players that don’t care for the 2-ball alignment may want to check out the alignment on the Odyssey Ten triple track putter instead
Our selection criteria – what we look for in a mallet putter
Higher quality putters will have a strong, weighted feel to their clubhead. They will hit through the ball without much resistance on impact.
Lower quality putters will tend to feel “thin” on impact with the ball, and have poor swing control.
High quality putters should give a consistent feel and stroke throughout the golf course.
Lower quality putters may change their feel depending on external factors such as terrain, balls used, and player style.
High quality putters are usually well designed with high quality accessories such as head covers. The craftsmanship is apparent in the materials used and attention to detail.
Lower quality putters will tend to have a more generic look with mediocre materials and less attention to detail.
Higher quality putters tend to have bigger “sweet spots”, and can hit the ball regardless of where on the club it’s struck.
Lower quality putters tend to be very sensitive where they’re struck on the face, with a higher chance of mishitting.
The Odyssey 2-ball Ten and Ten S are very similar putters, with the key difference being the shaft offset and the toe hang of the putter. The base putter will appeal to putter with a straight-back straight-forward puttering stroke, while the S version will appeal to players with an arc putting stroke.