In this episode of “Just A Thought,” Scotty Cameron discusses his inspiration and methodology related to the design of the 2017 Futura 5.5M. Discover more about “toe hang” and flowing putting strokes as Scotty talks about spuds, head size, neck designs and overall putter shapes.
Inspired by Scotty's work with players on the worldwide professional golf tours, the Futura 5.5M offers the alignment and high-MOI characteristics of a mallet coupled with a neck configuration that promotes an arced putting stroke more commonly associated with a blade. The compact mallet — about 10 percent smaller than the similarly-shaped Futura 7M — is designed for easy alignment with built-in toe flow. Its shorter, single bend shaft configuration adds more toe hang, promoting a flowing putting stroke.
The 5.5M's shorter, single bend shaft configuration adds more toe hang, promoting a flowing putting stroke more like a blade. The bar back design of the 5.5M moves more weight farther back behind the putter face, increasing MOI or resistance to twist on off-center hits. Combining 303 stainless steel with lighter 6061 aircraft aluminum components allows Scotty to design larger putter heads that distribute weight back and to the perimeter for enhanced MOI. The result is stable, forgiving performance.