Titleist unveils Scotty Cameron Futura X mallet putter

New model comes as direct result of Cameron's work with 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott

Posted: 3 July 2013
by Andy Roberts
New: Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X
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Titleist Scotty Cameron has unveiled its new Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X mallet putter.

Futura X is a high MOI, modern mallet design with advanced perimeter weighting that provides exceptional stability and forgiveness with solid feel. It comes as a direct result of Cameron’s extensive work with Titleist staffer Adam Scott, who used a prototype version of the putter in winning the 2013 Masters.

Scott, who has been using Cameron putters for more than a decade, calls Futura X “the most stable putter I have ever played.” 

Precision milled from high grade 6061 aluminium, the unique Futura X design combines a rear balance bar with deep heel-toe weights plus perimeter weighting under the face.

The resulting deep CG provides stability throughout the stroke, while the perimeter weighting adds forgiveness and solid feel, leading to unmatched stability and great roll.

“I like to describe Futura X as a lethargic putter, for those golfers that need a slow, steady stroke that doesn’t jump around a lot,” said Cameron, whose putters have been the # 1 choice of players on the PGA Tour since 1997 and counting.

“It’s the perfect design for Adam, and will give confidence to all golfers that want stability during the stroke and less hand manipulation.” 

Futura X features four stainless heel-toe weights, two 20g weights on the rear balance bar and two adjustable sole weights (configured depending on the length) in the front corners of the putter under the face. The overall headweight of Futura X is 20 grams heavier than a standard Cameron Select putter.

However, since much of the weight is located behind the axis of the shaft and not directly under the golfer’s hands, the Futura X feels stable but not heavy during the stroke. 

“Futura X is what I call a ‘force balanced’ design,” added Cameron. “While the putter has a near-face balanced shaft configuration that would normally produce a slight toe hang, there’s so much weight off the back of the putter that it forces the face to hang flat. The rear balance bar allows us to add considerable weight a fairly long distance away from the shaft axis, which is really what drives the high MOI.” 

The Scotty Cameron Futura X will hit the shelves on August 1, at RRP £279

Click through the images below for a closer look and to hear what Masters champion Adam Scott has to say about the new Futura X...


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"high MOI" is mentioned an awful lot, and yet no specific figures are given that could be used for comparison against other models.

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 12:26

Hush! Don't criticise Scotty. You know how upset their owners get.

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 15:37

There is no definotion of what 'high MOI' is in a putter, but I would certainly think this one fell into the High MOI ctegory.

I wouldn't be surprised if they used a TM Spider as the starting point!

And Aliminium too. A first for Scotty? My one's a dozen years old!

Scotty is a (marketing) God!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:15

Obviously high moi is simply a term, but if you dont give out the number then it's a worthless term, clearly TM give out their numbers and hence their putters can be compared (A least with one another now).

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 18:31

As much as I love Scotty putters, this one is a monster

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 18:51

Looks like a rip off of the TM Rossa Spider putter idea.

Like most Scotty putters a slightly amended copy other designs.

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 20:25

More images of Futura X have been added.

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 21:11

Which confirms my view that ugly is ugly, no matter who's expensive designer badge is on it.

I could not look down at that POS and make a putt.

It would be like trying to play a snooker shot with the rest, rather than a cue.

 

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 21:32

Taz wrote (see)

Which confirms my view that ugly is ugly, no matter who's expensive designer badge is on it.

 

Couldnt have said it better myself 

 

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:26

I can't decide if it's modelled on Mickey Mouse or Kermit the Frog!

I have no objection to "Ugly" putters having owned a few in my time.  It never bothered me as long as they work well (with the possible exception of the original Futura and the Odyssey Backstryke series).

However to me it's almost like they have tacked on some weights to an existing putter design.  With the exception of the Futura range all Scotty's are copies of someone elses design.  And when you look at the the Futura's, you start to realise why.

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:27

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