Striking While The Irons Are Hot

Tommy Armour may have the next big thing in golf clubs

As any golfer knows, a case of the yips on the putting green can turn an otherwise solid round into a disaster. Maybe that's why Odyssey Sports, the putter business that Michael Magerman co-founded in 1990 and that Tommy Armour Golf acquired a year ago, is on fire, with sales expected to triple this year, to $33 million. More than 160 Professional Golf Association Tour pros use the unmistakable silver-headed club with the black insert that is said to put more feel into a putt--and possibly help soothe the jitters.

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