Titleist’s latest range of Scotty Cameron putters, introduce what the designer is calling Four-Way Balance Sole Design.
Utilising the now familiar multi-material construction, combining face inlays of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminium with stainless steel, the latest innovation results in superior balance, weight distribution, sound and feel.
Scotty Cameron explains the latest refinements:
Everything I’ve learned from refining and redesigning Newport-style putters over the last two decades has gone into this 2018 Select line. I always strive to raise the bar by incorporating new materials, milling and manufacturing techniques. I’m at the point with the Select line of putters that now I’m hyper-focused on the finest details.
Tour players pick up on things most people don’t, but those details can make a big difference in how a putter performs. We’ve reengineered the sole to account for the shaft and grip weight by actually moving metal in minute increments to help the putter align perfectly. I call it four-way sole balancing because we’ve balanced the putter from face to cavity, and from heel to toe.
A range of familiar tour proven heads are joined by a new Select Laguna model which sees a popular Scotty head shape of the past brought into the Select line of technology.
The four-way balanced sole design has been designed to help golfers develop a faster setup and make the putter easier to align at address.
To do this the balance point of each 2018 Select putter’s sole has been shifted forward to account for the weight of the shaft and grip, and their impact related to how the putter sits at address.
This results in a putter that sits perfectly square at address to promote easier alignment on virtually any lie.
Alignment and address confidence has also been enhanced by work on the contour and sight cues of the putters. Cameron focused on thinning topline appearances by giving each a slightly rounder radius. Plumbing neck dimensions, edges and angles have been squared up for a cleaner look from address.
The sound and feel of the 2018 line-up has been improved with up to 30 percent more vibration dampening material connecting the face inlays with the body of the putters.
To incorporate this the connecting screws have been made slightly larger giving the surface compression necessary to produce the softer sound without compromising the feedback demanded by players to aid distance control and diagnose mishits.
As you would expect from the flagship Scotty Cameron range there is a model to suit the stroke and aesthetic preference of every player.
New 2018 Select Newport, Newport 2, Newport 2.5 and Laguna models are modern heel-and-toe weighted blades designed to support flowing strokes in several player preferred setups.
The 2018 Select Newport 3 is a heel-shafted mid-mallet, based on the classic Newport head shape, designed with a flow neck (with ¾” offset) for the player who needs additional toe flow in his stroke.
The Select Fastback and Squareback mid-mallets combine 6061 aircraft grade aluminium inlays with Scotty’s wrap-around face-sole technology. Each 2018 Fastback and Squareback putter has been refined with a milled sightline in the flange in lieu of the pop-through feature.