Callaway Golf releases an old school throwback in the Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper. Dave Pauley and Jon Levy investigate in this golf equipment review.
By Jon Levy
Providing a current-day homage to a popular greenside golf club of years past, Callaway Golf has announced the release of its new Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper.
With a heavy, 355-gram head, upright lie angle of 70 degrees, loft of 37 degrees, hybrid-like sole and oversized Superstroke non-tapered grip — all elements similar to a putter, but with extra loft — the golf equipment innovator says this club is ‘built to get you up and down.’
The X-Act Chipper is geared toward the same mid-to-high-handicap audience that may have used this type of design 30 or so years ago, but this short-game weapon isn’t your moms old chipper, as they’ve packed a ton of new technology in an oddly appealing design.
As explained by Callaway Golf:
The X-Act Tank Chipper is a new short-game option that utilizes our Tank weighting philosophy to help ensure a smoother swing, promoting more consistent contact. It’s designed to function like an Approach Putter, providing an easy-to-hit option that plays perfectly between a putter and a wedge for those tricky shots around the greens. The Hi Def Marxman Alignment System significantly increases accuracy while the soft polymer insert and hybrid-like sole design help get the ball out of trouble and rolling right to the hole. Chipping just got a whole lot easier.
Does chipping really get a ‘whole lot easier’ with the new Odyssey X-Act Chipper? GolfTEC’s Director of Club Fitting and Merchandise, Dave Pauley, and I find out in the 45-second video review below …
The Callaway X-Act Chipper — Features & Benefits
Heavy Tank Design: The heavier 355-gram head weight helps ensure a smoother swing to promote more consistent contact. The heavier grip gives a counterbalance feel that helps quiet the hands through impact.
X-Act Sole: Hybrid-like sole design improves turf interaction around the green, especially on tight lies, to help eliminate stubbed or bladed chip shots.
Polymer Insert: The single layer polymer insert provides soft feel for both long and short shots around the green.
Hi Def Marxman Alignment System: Two alignment stripes running the length of the club that make lining up shots easier for better accuracy.
Superstroke Chipper Grip: The oversized, non-taper grip design helps stabilize the wrists and hands through impact. The longer design also allows you to put your hands in different positions to get the correct feel on a variety of shots.