The new Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance mallet is designed to provide stability through the stroke and at impact from a high MOI, counterbalanced design.
The Futura X Dual Balance mallet features advanced perimeter stability weighting in the head and a standard length of 38 inches with a large diameter 15-inch grip to reduce hand action for a smoother, more stable stroke.
A 50-gram counterweight in the butt of the putter shaft is in place to help golfers make a proper stroke with the butt of the shaft pointed at the midsection.
“We’ve found, through our last 20 years of high-speed video research with tour players, that the best putters in the world point the butt of their putter at their midsection throughout the putting stroke,” said Cameron.
“From address to the backstroke, at impact and through the forward stroke, the butt of the putter remains pointed to about the same one or two-inch circle in their belly area,” he said.
“With Futura X Dual Balance, the goal was to slow down the butt end of the putter and keep it stable. If you have quick hands, drag the butt away, or you struggle to make a consistent stroke with a conventional putter, Futura X Dual Balance is a great option,” said Cameron.
The standard length of Dual Balance is 38 inches, three inches longer than the standard length of a conventional 35-inch Scotty Cameron putter.
The large diameter Cameron Flat Front Winn grip has a coloured section at the top that indicates the proper hand placement at 35 inches, which keeps the 50-gram counterweight above the hands for maximum effect.
The 15-inch grip length also allows for multiple hand placement options and the ability to grip up or down, depending on the player’s preference.
“The higher we can get the butt weight, the more counterbalance effect there is,” Cameron said. “The additional three inches provides stability, but keeps the putter unanchored.”
Precision milled from high-grade 6061 aluminum, the Futura X Dual Balance head utilizes a heavy stainless centre section and stainless heel and toe designed to deliver a precise counterbalance with an extra 50 grams in the head and a 50-gram weight in the shaft.
The overall headweight is 400 grams, 50 grams heavier than the standard Futura X.
“We developed numerous prototypes using various counterbalance weighting techniques and tested them with golfers at the putter studio and on the PGA Tour,” Cameron said.
“When we introduced dual balance technology, the player feedback was extraordinary. It’s very balanced, it’s very controlled. It slows everything down and promotes a more flowing, lethargic stroke without the putter feeling too heavy. Some players have said it feels like an SUV versus a sports car,” he said.
The Futura X Dual Balance head also features advanced perimeter stability weighting with four stainless heel-toe weights, two 20-gram weights on the rear balance bar and two 10-gram sole weights in the front corners of the putter.
The resulting deep centre of gravity, plus the perimeter weighting under the face helps create forgiveness and solid feel.
“That 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,” said Cameron.
“Can you get it too far back weighted? Absolutely. We put the balance point so it sets well and maximizes the MOI and the resistance to twist at impact on off-centre hits,” he said.
The putter has a Frozen Titanium finish to help reduce glare, two black sightlines and red cherry-dot weights in the sole and balance bar. The mid-milled face texture is designed to draw a crisp sound from the aluminum face and body.