The new Scotty Cameron Select line for 2018 features seven tour-validated modern blade and mid-mallet models.
The new Select Laguna joins Scotty’s classic Select Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 blade styles, while the popular Fastback and Squareback return in updated mid-mallet offerings. Rounding out the line is the heel-shafted mid-mallet Select Newport 3.
Each new Select putter features advanced stability weighting with two, customisable stainless-steel heel-toe weights, stepless steel shafts and supple Black & Silver Matador Mid-size grips developed to offer the comfort of a larger grip while maintaining responsiveness and feel.
The 2018 Select line advances Titleist Master Putter Maker Scotty Cameron’s proven multi-material construction methodology of combining face inlays of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminium with stainless steel bodies for superior balance, weight distribution, sound and feel.
Unveiling the new line, Master craftsman Scotty Cameron said, “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.”
Precise refinements have been made to the 2018 line up to the sight, sound and sole components of each Select model to deliver key performance benefits.
Contours and sight cues were refined to enhance alignment opportunities and instil confidence. Scotty focused on thinning top line 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 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.
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 2018 Select line employs three unique setups – incorporating Scotty’s innovative face inlays that wrap around the sole and disappear from the player’s view at address – to complement each putter shape and size.
The iconic “three-step” Newport shape was designed to sit evenly at address and enhanced with four-way balanced precision milling. Updated graphics extend Scotty’s iconic three red dot theme to the face, heel and sole.
Newport 2 (RH/LH):
With subtle refinements to topline radius milling, the Newport 2 appears slightly thinner from address for a Tour-preferred setup favoured by the world’s top players. Up to 30 percent more vibration dampening material improves sound as well.
The Newport 2.5 employs softer milling of the flare neck that provides players with 3⁄4 shaft offset and higher toe flow, while incorporating the line’s four-way sole balancing setup and improved vibration dampening material connecting the face to the body.
Newport 3 (RH/LH):
The heel-shafted Newport 3 brings together a teardrop shaped design with high toe flow. Flange milling has been smoothed for more sculpted contours with updated four-way sole balancing and improved vibration dampening. A left-handed Newport 3 option joins the 2018 Select line, offering a heel-shafted, higher toe flow, small mallet option to the line.
Scotty’s 2018 Select Squareback has a milled sightline for a clean look at address. The milled line versus prior pop-through alignment allows for more vibration dampening material to be placed between the sole and the flange of the aircraft grade aluminium face-sole. This design also extends our multi-material methodology with softer contours, subtle shape refinements and a new face-sole configuration.
Scotty’s newest, re-engineered Laguna brings back a popular head shape with 2018 Select line technology, including a mid-milled stainless-steel face inlay, four-way balanced sole milling and improved vibration dampening technology.
The 2018 Select Fastback features a single milled flange line giving it a cleaner, Tour-preferred look at address while allowing for more vibration dampening material to be placed between the sole and the flange of the putter. The 6061 aircraft grade aluminium face-sole inlay has been refined to allow for weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the putter head for enhanced forgiveness.
The 2018 Scotty Cameron Select putters will be available on 30th March through Titleist authorised golf shops with an RRP of €420.