PREVIEW: Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M putter

PREVIEW: Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M putter

Inspired by the eyes and preferences of Justin Thomas, Scott Cameron has developed the new Futura 5.5M putter.

The Future 5.5M is a high-moment-of-inertia smaller mallet with enhanced toe flow, seeking to offer the feel of a blade in a forgiving mallet package, complete with the easy-to-align traits that help players sink more putts.

The neck was developed to promote and aid a putting stroke with more arc, something not typically found in a mallet.

“The idea for the Futura 5.5M began as a prototype when Justin Thomas came to the Putter Studio looking for a new option,” Cameron said. “He wanted a smaller mallet that he could align easily, but one that also promoted the arced putting stroke he preferred. We welded a flare neck to a Futura X5 Tour putter and sent him on his way. He went on to win three events, reporting back that some of his buddies wanted a putter like his. The wheels started turning from there.

“In addition to Justin’s visit, I’d also received requests for a smaller version of the Futura 7M. So, in thinking about this new entry in the world of mallet putters, I was able to blend my MOI and toe flow thoughts into this new model, the Futura 5.5M. To achieve this, I created a leaned over, stainless steel half-neck spud off the topline that accepts a single bend shaft. This is an elegant way to give the player a full shaft of offset and also offer a clean view of the entire leading edge of the topline. The proportion is right. The weight is right. And now we have a mallet with more toe flow for players who like that arcing feel in their stroke, but want more forgiveness.”

The Futura 5.5M head is about 10 percent smaller than the Futura 7M -- a head featuring face-sole construction milled from lightweight 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, combined into a milled 303 stainless steel body complete with a Silver Mist finish. The combination promotes higher MOI.

The Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M is available Aug. 25 in North America and elsewhere Sept. 22 for $379 each.

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