Scotty Cameron launches new 2018 Select putter range

Scotty Cameron 2018 Select putters: new four-way sole balancing technology for fast set-up, easy alignment

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Tue, 23 Jan 2018

Scotty Cameron launches new 2018 Select putter range

Scotty Cameron has unveiled its new Select line of putters, featuring new four-way sole balancing technology.

Comprised of seven models, the range uses Cameron’s multi-material construction methodology, which combines face inlays of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminium with stainless steel bodies for balance and feel.

Each new Select putter features stability weighting with two, customisable stainless-steel heel-toe weights, stepless steel shafts and supple Black & Silver Matador Mid-size grips.

The line has a new raw stainless-steel finish a bead blast for a glare resistant appearance. Smaller double-milled “cherry dots” feature on the heel and sole, inspired by Scotty’s familiar three bright translucent red dot theme.

“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," said Scotty Cameron.

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.”

Sight: Contours and sight cues were refined to enhance alignment opportunities and instil confidence. 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.

Sound: Improved sound and feel are the result of up to 30% more vibration dampening material connecting face inlays with putter bodies. The connecting screws are slightly larger to account for the increased material and the surface compression necessary to produce the softer sound, while preserving the feedback demanded by the best players in the world to aid in distance control and diagnosing mishits.

Sole: For the first time ever, Scotty has introduced a four-way balanced sole design for a faster setup and easier alignment at address. 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.

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.

Each model features a sole-to-topline 303 stainless steel inlay that is precision mid-milled and hand-buffed to a metallic finish, then bonded to the stainless-steel body using up to 30% more high-tech vibration dampening material than previous models. This fusion of materials provides golfers with a responsive feel and feedback at impact.

New 2018 Select Newport 3 is a heel-shafted mid-mallet, based on the classic Newport head shape, designed with a flow neck (with 3⁄4” offset) for the player who needs additional toe flow in his stroke.

Multi-material technology – featuring a precision milled, lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminium face inlay fused to the precision-milled 303 stainless-steel body – distributes weight for higher MOI performance. A left-handed Newport 3 was also added to the line for 2018.

New Select Fastback and Squareback mid-mallets combine 6061 aircraft grade aluminium inlays with Scotty’s wrap-around face-sole technology.

The face-sole component is a single piece of lightweight aluminium that wraps down and around to create the midsection of the sole. This construction concentrates weight on the perimeter to produce higher MOI and stability for “straight back/straight through” strokes. The lightweight aluminium ace-sole is fine tuned for sound and feel through increased vibration dampening material attached to the stainless-steel core.

Each 2018 Fastback and Squareback putter has been refined with a milled sightline in the flange in lieu of the pop-through feature.

Price: £365

Available: 30 March