Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X Putter Review
- August 30, 2013, 5:05 pm
- In Golf Clubs
The Scotty Cameron line of putters from Titleist is an interesting collection. On the one hand, Cameron putters are some of the most classically-designed beautiful pieces of art that you could possibly find in a golf bag. Models such as the Newport and the Studio Select series are simply gorgeous in their design. At the same time, Scotty Cameron has also devised some of the more ‘interesting’ looking putters on the market. In this case, ‘interesting’ is another word for ‘ugly’.
However, at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is if the ball finds the bottom of the hole frequently enough to keep the putter in your bag. With that in mind, the Scotty Cameron Futura X putter has hit the market and it will not likely win any awards for beauty. A large mallet head with a curved bar across the back for stability, the Futura X combines features from a few different older Cameron models into one all-new product.
The idea with the Futura X, as it is with any mallet putter, is to make the putter feel stable through the strike of the ball. Also, the forgiveness that is achieved through the size and weight of the putter head helps the golfer to start the ball on line and get the speed right more often than not.
A Winning Design
In the case of the Futura X, it seems that Cameron has been very successful. While the putter head is large, it doesn’t feel too uncomfortable while making a stroke and the ball comes off with an easy roll. Unlike some previous Cameron mallets, like the original Futura, this putter has nice weighting and a low-enough profile so as not to dominate the ball visually at address. If you are making the transition to this putter from another mallet, you will have no problem adjusting your stroke and should see good results right away.
It’s Not for Everyone
One warning with this putter – its design is intended to limit ‘toe-release’ through the ball, so it will only work properly for those that swing the putter in a straight-back, straight-through manner. If you like to swing the putter open and closed during the stroke (like a golf swing), you will not feel comfortable with this mallet and probably miss most of your putts to the right of the hole. For that kind of putting stroke, you will be better served with a blade-design putter.
The Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X putter is not for everyone, but there are some putting strokes out there that are sure to love it. The balance and stability at impact is truly incredible, and you just might find yourself starting more putts on line that you ever thought possible. Once the putts start rolling into the middle of the hole, you will quickly realize you don’t care what the putter looks like as long as it works. Even the high-end price tag that is associated with Scotty Cameron putters won’t bother you much when you start collecting on your bets with buddies you beat with more regularity during your weekly game.