Visual flow is the prime objective of the new line of Scotty Cameron putters.
“When you look down at a great putter in the address position, it’s easy to imagine the putter head flowing naturally right into the ground,” said Cameron.
“The refinements we made to these five new models meet and exceed that ideal. It might be a bit esoteric, but you get the sense that water won’t splash off these putters. It looks like water will just roll off the contours of the putters and shed gently off the edges,” he said.
Over 30 refinements were made in order to achieve the balanced shapes and blended surface and edge transitions found in the new California putters.
Angles in the face, sole and neck are precisely milled to ensure that each model presents a square set-up at address. The new California putters also feature deeper milling in the face for a softer sound at impact.
Each California putter is equipped with a new Pistolero grip with a dancing Cameron logo. Also new for 2011, the California putters feature a new Sea Mist finish and recessed red Tour dot graphics that resemble the tail lights of vintage automobiles.
Cameron California putters are precision milled from soft 303 stainless steel and fitted with circular weights in the heel and toe that allow each model to be offered at 33, 34 and 35 inches, as well as 34H and 35H heavier weight configurations.
In addition, California putters can be lie adjusted plus or minus two degrees off the standard 71 degrees for even greater fine-tuning. The new line features five models:
Del Mar: A heel shafted mid mallet for maximum toe flow during the stroke. Designed with a single sightline on the back flange and a flare neck hosel, with a three-quarter shaft offset. Available in both right and left handed.
Fastback: A modified Newport-style mid mallet design featuring a more compact head heel-to-toe with a rounded back flange, three sight lines and a single bend shaft with a full shaft of offset. The Fastback is a near face-balanced putter with minimum toe flow. Formerly offered in the Studio Select line, the Fastback replaces the Hollywood in the California line. Available in right handed only.
Monterey: A blade body with smooth double-step flange, with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey features a plumbing neck hosel with a full shaft of offset for medium toe flow. Available in both right and left handed.
Monterey 1.5: A blade body with smooth double-step flange with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey 1.5 features a medium flare neck hosel with a three-quarter shaft offset for better toe flow. The Monterey 1.5 replaces the Coronado model in the California line. Available in right handed only.
Sonoma: A compact mid-mallet with a D-shaped back flange and sight line, the Sonoma features a round flow neck with three-quarter shaft of offset for medium toe flow. Available in right handed only.