2018 Scotty Cameron Select Putters - Superior Balance, Weight Distribution, and Sound and Feel
The next generation of Scotty Cameron Select Putters offers a new four-way sole balancing technology that continues the evolution of a line engineered for performance, milled to precision, and designed with elegance.
Available at Club Champion beginning March 30, the 2018 Select line advances Titleist's master putter creator Scotty Cameron’s proven multi-material construction methodology of combining face inlays of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum with stainless steel bodies for superior balance, weight distribution, sound, and feel.
With shape refinements to each Select model, Scotty 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. Improved sound and feel are the result of up to 30% more vibration dampening material, connecting face inlays with putter bodies. Four-way balanced sole design shifts the balance point of each 2018 Select putter to account for the weight of the shaft and grip. Each model’s offset sits perfectly square at address and aligns more easily.
“Everything I’ve learned from refining and redesigning Newport-style putters over the last two decades has gone into this 2018 Select line,” Scotty Cameron said. “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 re-engineered 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.”
The new Select line features seven tour-validated modern blade and mid-mallet models. The new Select Laguna joins Scotty’s classic Select Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 blade styles, while the popular Fastback and Squareback names return in updated mid-mallet offerings. Rounding out the line is the heel-shafted mid-mallet Select Newport 3.
The 2018 Select line employs three unique setups – incorporating Scotty’s innovative face inlays that wrap around the sole and disappear from the player’s view at address – to complement each putter's shape and size.
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 brilliant, 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 ultra-responsive feel and feedback at impact.
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. Multi-material technology – featuring a precision milled, lightweight 6061 aircraft grade aluminum face inlay fused to the precision-milled 303 stainless steel body – distributes weight for higher moment of inertia (MOI) performance. A left-handed Newport 3 was also added to the line for 2018.
2018 Select Fastback and Squareback mid-mallets combine 6061 aircraft grade aluminum inlays with Scotty’s wrap-around face-sole technology. The face-sole component is a single piece of lightweight aluminum 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 aluminum face-sole is fine-tuned for sound and feel through increased vibration dampening material attached to the stainless steel core. Both new models have been refined with a milled sightline in the flange in lieu of the pop-through feature.
New Select Putters feature advanced stability weighting with two, customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights, stepless steel shafts and supple Black & Silver Matador Mid-size grips developed to offer the comfort of a larger grip while maintaining responsiveness and feel.
Scotty gave the Select line’s raw stainless steel finish a unique bead blast for a radiant yet glare-resistant appearance. Smaller double-milled “cherry dots” on the heel and sole -- inspired by Scotty’s familiar three bright translucent red dot theme -- combined with simplified, engraved typography represents this modern, refined line.