2018 line of Scotty Cameron Select putters refine stability, shape and sound

2018 line of Scotty Cameron Select putters refine stability, shape and sound

For 2018, the Scott Cameron line of Select putters get an upgrade, with seven head shapes all featuring four-way sole-balancing technology as part of Cameron's multi-material builds.

All seven heads feature stainless steel bodies with face inlays made of either 303 stainless steel or 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum. The contours and sight lines have been refined, with an emphasis on thinning out the topline appearance by using a slightly more round radius. Edges, angles and offsets have been refined to look cleaner at address.

The sound of these putters has been improved by using up to 30 percent more vibration-dampening material in bonding the face inlays to the putter bodies. That makes the connecting screws slightly larger but maintains the feedback and feel Cameron players love.

Perhaps most important to the Select line is the introduction of a four-way balanced sole design. The feature is designed to promote faster setup and easier alignment. Balance points have been shifted forward to account for the combined weight of the shaft and putter relative to how the putter sits at address, which is square. That takes guesswork out of lining up after putting the putter down behind the ball.

Among the head choices, a new Select Laguna joins the blade lineup with the Select Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 heel-toe-weighted styles. These heads have a 303 stainless steel inlay mid-milled and hand-buffed, then bonded using the new vibration-dampening materials.

The Fastback and Squareback names return as mid-mallet offerings. They have wrap-around 6061 aircraft grade aluminum inlays to create a face-sole component on the body, which moves the concentration of weight to the perimeter for higher MOI. This is all designed for straight-back-and-through strokes, while a flange sightline is used instead of a pop-through alignment marker.

A heel-shafted mid-mallet Select Newport 3 rounds out the collection. It has a flow neck with 0.75-inch offset for a player who needs more toe flow for their stroke. A milled 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum face inlay on the 303 stainless steel body helps increase MOI.

All putters in the collection have a raw stainless-steel finish for a beautiful, glare-resistant look, and they come with two customizable weights, as well black-and-silver Matador mid-size grips.

The 2018 line of Scotty Ccameron Select putters will be available March 30 for $400 each.

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