Odyssey White Hot OG 7 vs 7s

The Callaway Odyssey series has some of most popular 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 White Hot OG series are the base 7 and 7s versions. A comparison of the Odyssey white hot og 7 vs 7s putters demonstrates a couple of key differences.

Odyssey White Hot OG 7 vs 7s – The Main Differences

The Odyssey White Hot OG 7 and 7s are very similar overall. The main difference is that the standard White Hot 7 has a full shaft offset while the White Hot 7 S has a 3/4 shaft offset. This gives the Odyssey 7s more toe hang than the standard Odyssey 7 which is face balanced with no toe hang.

The different offset will also give a slightly different look at address.

The comparison table below shows the specs for these two putters:

CategoryOdyssey 7Odyssey 7s
Head TypeMid MalletMid Mallet
OffsetFull Shaft3/4 Shaft
Toe HangNone36 degrees
Loft3 degrees3 degrees
Life70 degrees70 degrees

Who is an Odyssey White Hot OG 7 best for?

The base Odyssey White Hot OG 7 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 an Odyssey White Hot OG 7s best for?

The Odyssey White Hot 7 S is a toe hang mallet putter with 36 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 this putter.

Odyssey White Hot OG 7 putter review – full analysis

First issued in the year 2000, White Hot putters have managed to stay relevant for over 20 years. The White Hot putter series is famous for the White Hot insert that it is named after. These Urethane inserts are notoriously soft on impact, but never feel weak or squishy.

The new OG series returns to the original white hot formulation, and proves that sometimes the original is better. The OG #7 putter is a mid mallet fang putter, and uses a rich silver pvd finish with fine milling to give it the premium look of a milled putter. However, since it is not actually milled, this putter costs about half what a premium milled putter would cost.

On the course, this putter does a great job overall, and represents a good value for its price point. The white hot insert makes this putter especially soft and forgiving on impact, although perhaps at the cost of some precision. The putter does a good job of providing reasonable feedback on hit, and the weighting and MOI of this putter ensured that this Odyssey putter performed well on the green.

The baseline White Hot 7 has a double bend premium stepped steel shaft combined with a short slant neck, which makes it face balanced for a straight-back straight-forward hitting stroke. There is also an S version with a flow neck and partial offset, which gives it toe hang great for an arc stroke.

While the White Hot insert is known for its softness, the softest insert is actually the DFX insert. See your comparison Odyssey DFX vs White Hot OG for more info on the soft DFX insert.

Pros – Why we like it

  • The white hot insert gives the putter a soft feel on impact.
  • This putter is great for high to mid handicap players as it is very forgiving
  • Great price point for a mid mallet putter
  • The milled surface finish gives it the look of a milled putter without the expensive price
  • Hits well overall on long and short putts

Cons – Drawback to consider

  • For better players the soft white hot insert may lack precision
  • Looks milled but is not a milled putter
  • Face may twist a bit on impact with the ball
  • The white hot series are a good value, but not top end putters. Players looking for a more premium Odyssey putter should check out our comparison for theĀ Odyssey Toulon vs Scotty Cameron

Our selection criteria – what we look for in a blade 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 White Hot OG 7 and 7 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.


What is the difference between the White Hot OG 7 and 7s?

The baseline 7 putter is face balanced while the 7s version is toe weighted for an arc stroke.

What is the difference between the Odyssey 7CH and 7s?

The Odyssey 7CH uses a plumbers neck with full offset, but still keeps 20 degrees of toe flow. The 7s version has a flow neck with 3/4 offset, giving it 30 degrees of toe flow.

What makes the Odyssey White Hot putter unique?

White hot OG putters use the original Urethane insert, which is famously soft without feeling weak or squishy.

Do any pros use the Odyssey White Hot putter?

Graeme McDowell, Haotong Li, and Harold Varner III all use the Odyssey White Hot putter.

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