How to Repair Odyssey Putters
Odyssey putters are one of the most popular putter brands in all of golf. These putters are well-known for the "two ball" putter, which helps golfers more accurately line up putts.
The putter is the most used club in a set of golf clubs, which means that at some point in a putter's lifespan, some sort of repair will need to be performed. The most common type of putter repairs include replacing the putter grip, replacing the putter shaft and adjusting the loft and lie angles of the putter.
Remove the old grip by placing the putter shaft into a clamp equipped with a rubber vice, which protects the shaft from breakage. Once secured, use a utility knife or similar razor blade knife to cut the grip off of the shaft.
Remove the old grip tape by scraping it with the utility or razor-blade knife.
Clean the shaft with grip solvent to remove all trace of the old grip tape. Wrap one layer of solvent-activated grip tape on the first 10 to 12 inches of the golf club shaft.
Spray golf club grip solvent into the new putter grip. Be sure to cover the vent hole on the cap of the grip to avoid spilling solvent. Spray grip solvent onto the new grip tape to activate the tackiness of the tape.
Push the grip down over the top of the putter shaft. With the putter still secured in the vice, push the grip down over the entire length of the grip tape until the end of the shaft hits the top of the putter grip. Wait at least one hour before using the newly re-gripped putter.
Remove the old shaft by placing the putter shaft into a clamp equipped with a rubber vice, which protects the shaft from breakage. Once secured, use a torch or an electric heat gun to apply heat to the hosel of the putter. When the epoxy bond is broken by the heat application, pull the shaft out of the clubhead.
Abrade the tip of the new shaft to create a surface that will allow the epoxy to create a strong bond.
Apply the epoxy to the tip of the putter shaft and inside the hosel of the putter.
Push the new putter shaft into the hosel opening. Twist the shaft while pushing down to ensure an even distribution of epoxy throughout the entire hosel.
Place the putter on a flat surface to allow the epoxy to cure and harden. Wait at least one hour before using the newly re-shafted putter.
Place the putter head into the clamp on the putter bending machine.
Use the putter fitting gauge included on the machine to set the loft and lie angle desired.
Use the bending bar to apply force to the putter head. This will bend the head to the desired loft and lie angle.
- Putter bending machines can be costly, with prices of £780 or more. Visit a local professional club fitter if you don't have access to a putter bending machine. The club fitter will perform the needed repair for a fee.
- Do not smoke near the grip solvent or golf club epoxy. Both of these items are flammable and smoking near them may result in serious injury.