Scotty Cameron

The Art of Putting

Putter Selection Guide

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Shape

Putters are personal

Many players pick a shape that complements their stroke. Technical strokes tend to prefer square shapes and mechanical necks. Players that want to rid themselves of technical thoughts tend towards softer lines and flowing necks.

All Scotty Cameron putters are precision milled so the critical angles of the face, sole and shaft ensure each putter sits squarely. Each head is shaped and softened to flow to the ground and inspire confidence at address.

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Path

Putters are not pendulums

Putters do not swing vertically back and through along the target line. Because of lie angle, the proper putting stroke moves along an arcing path: slightly inside of the target line, back to square, then to the inside again after impact.

The proper length putter correctly sets eye position just inside the target line, and the correct amount of toe flow allows the putter to flow squarely to the proper arcing path throughout the stroke.

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Toe Flow

Everyone Needs Toe Flow

In order for the putter head to move squarely along the proper arcing path, the toe of the putter must "flow" throughout the stroke. How and where the neck or shaft of the putter joins the head determines its toe flow.

Be sure to choose a putter that either flows naturally along the proper arching path, or helps to correct it. This will reduce the tendency to manipulate the putter face with your hands. The best way to find the toe flow that corrects or complements your stroke is to hit straight, flat putts from 20 feet to see what works best.

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Length

Length Sets Eye Position

If your putter is too long, your setup posture will be too upright with your eyes set too far inside the target line. If your putter is too short, your setup posture will be too hunched over with your eyes set too far outside the target line.

The ideal putter length sets your eyes 1-2" inside of the target line to allow you to execute the proper arcing putting stroke while maintaining good posture and balance.

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Neck

Neck design/position on a putter head affects putter performance. Shorter necks or shaft bends increase toe flow, resulting in a putter that swings more freely in an arc.

Longer necks or shaft bends decrease toe flow, supporting a less arcing stroke. Shaft axis closer to a putter's heel increases flow, while shaft axis closer to the center (like straight shafted putters) produces a face-balanced putter for a straighter, more mechanical stroke.

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Grip

A grip should complement the design of the putter. Smaller grips promote a more flowing, arcing stroke and generally pair well with higher toe flow putters. Larger grips promote a more “square to square” putting stroke and pair well with face balanced putters. Choose a grip that feels good in your hand and supports the design of your putter and your stroke type.

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Loft/Lie

Scotty Cameron Putter Studio research shows that a ball pushes down slightly into the grass on a green, and that 3.5° of loft is needed to lift the ball up and on to the surface for a smooth roll.

The key to finding the proper lie angle is finding the correct putter length. Standard lie angle works for the vast majority of players if they have the correct length.

Weight

For most players, the standard Scotty Cameron weight configuration will produce the ideal balance and feel to execute the proper stroke.

If your stroke tends to decelerate, if your hands get too active, or if you have too much wrist break, you should consider a heavier head or a Dual Balance putter that is heavier overall.

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Putter Specifications

Model
RH/LH
Lengths
Loft
Lie
Neck
Toe Flow Offset
Stock Grip
Newport
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Plumbing Medium Full Shaft Matador Select Black
Newport 2
RH/LH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Plumbing
Medium
Full Shaft
Matador Select Black
Newport 2.5
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Short Flare Near Maximum 3/4 Shaft Matador Select Black
Newport 3
RH/LH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flow
Maximum 3/4 Shaft Matador Select Black
Laguna
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Mini Slant
Maximum
Full Shaft
Matador Select Black
Fastback
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend
Near Minimum
Full Shaft
Matador Select Black
Squareback
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend Near Minimum
Full Shaft
Matador Select Black
Model
RH/LH
Lengths
Loft
Lie
Neck
Toe Flow Offset
Stock Grip
Futura 5CB
RH/LH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend
Minimum
Full Shaft Black Matador Mid
Futura 5MB
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend
Minimum Full Shaft
Black Matador Mid
Futura 5W
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend Minimum Full Shaft Black Matador Mid
Futura 5S
RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Straight Shaft Minimum
No Offset Black Matador Mid
Futura 5.5M RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Short Single Bend Near Minimum
Full Shaft
Black Matador Mid
Futura 6M RH/LH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend Minimum
Full Shaft
Black Matador Mid
Futura 6M DB RH/LH
38"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend Minimum Full Shaft
Black Matador Mid DB
Futura 7M RH
33", 34", 35"
3.5°
70°
Flowing Single Bend Minimum Full Shaft
Black Matador Mid