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Primer: 2018 Scotty Cameron Select Putters

The new Scotty Cameron Select putters will be available for purchase this Friday, March 30 in select golf shops worldwide.

The 2018 Select line continues Cameron’s popular and tour-proven engineering methodology of combining face inlays (of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum) with stainless steel bodies for greater balance, weight distribution, sound and feel.

The new Select putter will feature seven models – four blades and three mid-mallets.

Back are the classic Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5, with the new Laguna making it a foursome in the Select blade family.

The popular Fastback and Squareback names return but in modified mid-mallet design. Rounding out the line of mid-mallets is the new Select Newport 3.

The marketing being used by Titleist and Cameron focuses on the three performance benefits of sight, sound and sole:

1. SIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Contours and sight cues were refined to enhance alignment opportunities and instill confidence. 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.


2. SOUND TECHNOLOGY

Improved sound and feel are the result of up to 30 percent 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.


3. SOLE TECHNOLOGY

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.


THE SKINNY

Brand: Titleist
Models: Scotty Cameron Select
Launch Date: March 30, 2018 (Worldwide)
Hand Availability: Left, Right
Material: 303 Stainless Steel, 6061 Aluminium
Shaft Types: Steel
Adjustability: Weight
Grip:Black & Silver Matador Mid-size
Putter Styles Blade and Mallet
Blade Names: Newport, Newport 2, Newport 2.5, Laguna
Mallet Names: Newport 3, Fastback, Squareback
Website: Titleist.com | ScottyCameron.com
Twitter: @Titleist | @ScottyCameron
Instagram: @Titleist | @ScottyCameron


QUOTABLE

“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.”
Scotty Cameron, Titleist Master Putter Maker

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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