By ED TRAVIS –
Adam Scott won the Masters this past April with a prototype version and called it, "the most stable putter I have ever played." The Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X Mallet putter is now scheduled for release to golf shops on August 1.
The Futura X is a high modulus of inertia (MOI) design with a very solid feel at impact and great stability milled from 6061 aluminum combining a rear balance bar and heel-toe weights with perimeter weighting under the face.
"I like to describe Futura X as a lethargic putter, for those golfers that need a slow, steady stroke that doesn’t jump around a lot," said designer Scotty Cameron. "It’s the perfect design for Adam, and will give confidence to all golfers that want stability during the stroke and less hand manipulation."
Said Scott: "The new Futura X is the most stable putter I have ever played. I worked with Scotty and his team at the Studio for many hours at the end of last year and we worked hard to get it right. Even when I began to play it on Tour at the beginning of 2013, we were still tweaking the original design right up until I won with it at the Masters. It was definitely a long process and I provided considerable feedback based on my performance with it under the gun."
"For me, the key to the performance of the putter is the perfect combination of perimeter weighting, high MOI and solid feel. I have more confidence in my stroke with this putter because of its design. Scotty determined the best positions for both the fixed and adjustable weights so the head would remain stable throughout the stroke. I have never had more confidence in a putter or my stroke than I do right now with the new Futura X."
Futura X has four heel-toe weights, two 20-gram weights on the rear balance bar and two adjustable sole weights (configured depending on the length) in the front corners of the putter under the face. The head weight is 20 grams heavier than a standard Cameron Select putter, resulting in a swingweight of E8. However, since much of the weight is located behind the axis of the shaft and not directly under the golfer’s hands, the Futura X feels stable but not heavy during the stroke.
"Futura X is what I call a ‘force balanced’ design," Cameron said. "While the putter has a near-face balanced shaft configuration that would normally produce a slight toe hang, there’s so much weight off the back of the putter that it forces the face to hang flat. The rear balance bar allows us to add considerable weight a fairly long distance away from the shaft axis, which is really what drives the high MOI."
Futura X has a suggested retail price of $375 with 33, 34 and 35 inch lengths available starting August 1. Mid length (38” to 46”) and Long (44” to 52”) putters are available through custom order.