Titleist has added another model to its popular Futura range of putters, the Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M.
Inspired by PGA Tour star Justin Thomas, the new model combines the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade.
This is achieved by coupling the alignment and high-MOI characteristics of the Futura range with a neck configuration that promotes a flowing, arced putting stroke more commonly associated with blade style putters.
Scotty Cameron explains:
To achieve this, I created a leaned over, stainless steel half-neck spud off the topline that accepts a single bend shaft. This is an elegant way to give the player a full shaft of offset and also offer a clean view of the entire leading edge of the topline. The proportion is right. The weight is right. And now we have a mallet with more toe flow for players who like that arcing feel in their stroke, but want more forgiveness.
The Futura 5.5M is a compact mallet that is about 10 percent smaller than the similarly shaped, high MOI, Futura 7M. The shorter single bend shaft promotes an additional toe hang that aids in creating the arced path and flowing stroke favoured by players using blade putters.
Like all the Scotty Cameron Futura putters it uses what Titleist call Multi-material technology. A wrap-around face-sole construction milled from lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminium, integrates with precision-milled 303 stainless steel to move weight back and to the perimeter for high-MOI. This works with heel-and-toe sole weighting for increased stability and forgiveness.
The Futura 5.5M has a mid-milled face with vibration dampening technology that gives a soft feel and has 3.5 degrees of loft delivers optimum roll.
The 5.5M has an RRP of £335 and will be available from 22nd September.