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Choosing a putter comes down to individual preference. With so many head shapes, innovative designs and inserts it can be hard to choose. Two great, but similar options, come in the shape of the Odyssey Ai-One putter and the Odyssey Ai-One Milled putter. Here's what you can expect from them.

One thing we can all agree on, however, is that we want to hole more putts.

The Odyssey Ai-One and Ai-One Milled putters have an Artificial Intelligence designed insert that will get you closer to the hole on longer putts and give you a better chance on shorter putts.

All this begs the question: Which of Odyssey's 2024 putter range should I be putting in the bag? We put them head-to-head to see which one comes out on top.

White Hot!
Credit: Odyssey
Odyssey Ai-One putter image
Odyssey Ai-One putter
Ideal if you want a softer feel and more forgiveness.


  • 17 different putter head designs
  • Ai-One insert is more forgiving getting you closer to the hole
  • Urethane insert and aluminium backer combine to deliver classic White Hot feel


  • Can't fault
Available for £289 from Odyssey

The Odyssey Ai-One comes in a number of different head shapes from bladed styles like the Double Wide, to more mallet-like designs like the Rossie and the Jailbird.

What they do all have in common, however, is the introduction of a White Hot insert, a classic in Odyssey putters. This insert is different than the Milled one, as it is a urethane insert which has aluminum on the back.

What this insert does is delivers that classic White Hot feel, which is a common trait from Odyssey, delivering a great soft feel and a consistent roll. The new artificial intelligence designed insert plays a massive part for consistency and forgiveness. Odyssey say that off-centre hits will be 21% closer to the hole.

These Ai-One putters feature a lightweight steel shaft with 20-30 grams of counterbalance weight in the butt end, designed to appeal to an even broader range of golfers, thanks to the weighting in the head. There’s the choice to select a five, ten, 15 or 20 gram weight in the head of your putter for extra adjustability. 

It's for good reason that these putters are so popular on the tour. They offer brilliant forgiveness in several great looking shapes. A tough contender to beat...

Champagne Finish!
Credit: Odyssey
Odyssey Ai-One Milled putter image
Odyssey Ai-One Milled putter
If you want that premium crisp look and feel


  • Titanium insert designed to give that crisp feel and better distance control
  • 16 different model options
  • 100% milled stainless steel body delivers great weight distribution and feel


  • A hefty price tag, but for good reason
Available for £449 Odyssey

There is just something special about a Milled putter. That's what you get with the Odyssey Ai-One Milled line, a super premium range from Odyssey.

The Odyssey Ai-One Milled putters are crafted with a 100% Milled stainless steel body and a 100% Milled titanium insert.  Just like the Ai-One, the Ai-One Milled comes in similar offerings with the addition of the milled insert.  The titanium insert is designed using Artificial Intelligence to create distinctive contours on the back surface. These contours work to maintain ball speed even on off-centre hits, granting you better distance control, regardless of where you make contact on the clubface.

The black and Champagne gold colourway definitely gives it a standout premium look. With blade, mallet and high MOI designs you’ll be spoilt for choice with these new premium offerings. 

So, which one should you be putting in the bag?


I don’t know about you, but if I'm told that a putter can get my ball closer to the hole, more often, then I'm all ears. But, should you be using the Odyssey Ai-One, or the Odyssey Ai-One Milled putter?

Firstly, it's important to say that the feel off these inserts is very different, and if price isn't a factor, then that's probably what is going to sway you.

The Ai-One is soft, sounds great and it reminds me of the classic White Hot insert of the old days.

The Ai-One Milled also has a great feel, but with a more solid, crisp sounding acoustic and a firmer feel in comparison to the Ai-One.

If you like something softer, then you probably want to opt for the core model Ai-One. If you want a putter that is more firm, then the Ai-One Milled will be up your street.

If you like the feeling of the Milled insert, there are eight head designs ranging from high MOI designs, mallets and blades which all look and feel incredible.

That's not to say that the core model Ai-One should be disregarded. It's an extremely forgiving model, which helped Jon Rahm to an exceptional two-putt on the final green at Marco Simone in the Ryder Cup. That becomes more exceptional when you learn that Rahm hit the ball from the heel of the putter, but the design still did its job.

There isn’t a bad option in both ranges. The Ai-One is more forgiving and softer and the Ai One milled has that classic milled feeling, forgiving and crisp with impressive performance.

Of course, there is the elephant in the room, which is the price of the Ai-One Milled putter. Quality comes with a high cost, so if that's something you consider, then you might opt for the Ai-One.

Personally, I have the Ai-One in the bag. It's down to preference, but I love the soft feeling of the insert and the overall look of the putter. A brilliant addition to the bag.

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How we picked

Performance Consistency

We meticulously evaluated each piece of equipment's performance across a number of variables.

Forgiveness and Playability

With golf clubs, our assessment always considered the versatility and forgiveness levels, especially on off-centre strikes.

Innovative Technology

We scrutinise the incorporation of innovative technology in each piece of equipment we review.


We consider factors like adjustable features and customisation options available to the buyer.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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