Up for review today is the Inazone XC-7 putter.
I’m gonna just put it out right now: the XC-7 is a clone putter. But who cares? I don’t, if you’ve read some of my older stuff about clones. Many times, they don’t even really look like their OEM version, as you can see here.
According to DTG, it’s a clone of the Odyssey White Hot 330. Well, here’s a view of the 330:
Now, here’s a few more “real life” pics of the XC-7:
Not even close, really. It looks more like Odyssey’s #9, doesn’t it?
So, let’s break down each score, and how we came up with it.
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Personally, I really like this look. All of my putters look like this; I have the White Hot XG #9, the Acer iSight San Miguel and the XC-7. The only other putter I currently have that doesn’t look like this is an Odyssey Dual Force #5.
I know that your mileage may vary. Some prefer the Anser style. Some are OK with a crazy design, like the TMaG Spider, Yes! Tiffany, or the appropriately-named Ping Cra-Z. But for me, this mid-mallet style like the Inazone XC-7 is timeless.
Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t one metal that truly makes a club “feel” good. Everyone has their own preference; how it’s built and what it sounds like also impact what you “feel”.
I’m going to tell you right now: any club I review is gonna get a “4”. I can make anything “feel” good to me, be it changing the swing weight, altering the overall weight, swapping grips… I have a few “tricks” up my sleeve.
You need to find what works for you. I believe any club has a chance to be that club, so long as you don’t close yourself off to it.
This is where the Inazone XC-7 is going to shine. For just the head, in component form, it’s $16.99. That’s a steal, in my opinion.
As a completed club, it’s $29.99. If you’re golfing on a budget, there’s just no passing this up!
A reviewer on the site named grainflow said this:
superb club and value July 23, 2011
Not a cheap club in terms of quality. Nice milled face, good finish and well weighted. Searched long for something comparable that didn’t cost more than $50, then Jason came to the rescue!
It’s an old design that’s gained popularity in the last couple years, so don’t be afraid of this being a clone. They all are, even the big brand’s.
If you’re curious, Jason is the owner of DTG. A good guy to talk to. And yes, this review is from 2011- they keep some of their clubs on for long cycles- unlike other brands we know <cough TMag cough>.
I don’t give this a high rating because, frankly, not many people know about Diamond Tour. Or, some of them that do look down on them for selling clones, even though they also do OEM work.
Well, here’s a non-affiliate link: Diamond Tour Golf
Seriously, I’m not a DTG affiliate. I don’t think they even have a program. But I like their stuff; I currently have their S2 Pro hybrids still in the bag- with backups still in the wrapper should one or both of my gamers somehow break.
The Wrap Up
If you’re on a budget, don’t care about brand names, or whatever other reason, check out DTG. The Inazone XC-7 putter is a steal of a deal, and the money you save can be used for so many other things:
- A new grip
- putting lessons
- overall golf lessons
- a puppy
- a nice dinner with the missus
Here’s another link, if you’re interested in buying: Inazone XC-7 Putter.
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