Titleist has introduced the next generation of Scotty Cameron Select putters with
four-way balanced sole design, increased vibration dampening technology, refined vontours and setups.
The 2018 Select line advances Titleist Master Putter Maker Scotty Cameron’s multi-material construction methodology of combining face inlays of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum with stainless steel bodies for enhanced balance, weight distribution, sound and feel.
The new Select line features seven modern blade and mid-mallet models. The new Select Laguna joins Select Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 blade styles, while the Fastback and Squareback names return in updated mid-mallet offerings. Rounding out the line is the heel-shafted, mid-mallet Select Newport 3.
Contours and sight cues were refined to enhance alignment opportunities and instill 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.
Improved sound and feel are the result of up to 30 per cent 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 to aid in distance control and diagnosing mis-hits.
For the first time ever, Cameron 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 square at address to promote easier alignment on any lie.
“Everything I’ve learned from refining and redesigning Newport-style putters over the last two decades has gone into this 2018 Select line,” said Cameron.
“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,” he added.
“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,” he said.