Through the years, renowned putter designer Scotty Cameron might be best known for his iconic blade-style products, so many of which have been in various players’ bags, Tiger Woods most notably, for countless PGA Tour and major championship victories.
But where Cameron might not get as much credit as he deserves is when it comes to his higher MOI designs. Not only have those putters given golfers the added forgiveness that they need, but Cameron has also been able to provide that enhanced forgiveness in stylistic, artful designs that remain true to his overall body of work.
Just released for 2017 from Titleist and Scotty Cameron is the new Futura line, a collection of mallet and mid-mallet style putters. And while they might vary in size and shape, all of the new Futura putters give players improved stability at impact without sacrificing the trademark look and feel that Cameron putters are known for.
“The Futura line is really a fun part of the product line for Scotty,” said Michael Bradley, Director of Marketing for Scotty Cameron Putters. “These are larger clubheads. Scotty kind of jokingly refers to them as wings and things, but there are a lot of great benefits that come from those larger clubheads.”
Of course, benefit No. 1 is higher MOI and the better performance that comes with it on mis-hits, which has been accomplished in a couple of ways in the Futura line.
For starters, multi-material construction allows for larger clubhead sizes and enables discretionary weight to be pushed toward the perimeter of the putter head to increase forgiveness.
“The Futura line is all about high MOI,” Bradley added. “That simply translates into forgiveness and resistance to twist on off-center hits. With these larger clubheads and multi-material designs in Futura, Scotty is able to distribute weight out and back, which makes a very stable and forgiving putter.”
Adding to the stability of the Futura line is heel-toe weighting, which also gives these putters exceptional balance throughout the stroke, while enhanced alignment options such as milled sight lines are making it easier for players to set up correctly and get the ball started on their intended line.
Also of note, a vibration dampening system has been incorporated into the design to give players the soft feel at impact they love but also the feedback they need to improve their performance on the greens.
There are seven models (5CB, 5MB, 5W, 5S, 6M, 6M DB, 7M) to choose from in the new Futura lineup, and they have been designated according to size by the numbers 5, 6, and 7, with 5 representing the smallest head shapes and 7 the largest.
These are also putters that have been designed not only for players looking for more forgiveness but also for those with specific types of putting strokes.
“The new Futura line, across the board, is comprised of near face-balanced putters, which are more oriented toward a ‘straight back and straight through’ or slight arc type of stroke,” Bradley said.
The new Futura models are available in lengths of 33, 34, and 35 inches and with black Matador Midsize grips, with the exception of the the 6M DB, which as a dual-balanced putter comes at a stock length of 38 inches and with a black Matador Mid DB grip.