With a Masters win already and prominent use on tour by Jason Dufner, the Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X putter was a topic of discussion in golf shops nationwide. Soon they'll be able to hold and sell the real thing.
The Futura X, a prototype of which was used by Adam Scott to hole the winning birdie putt at this year's Masters, is designed with heavier head mass to improve stability during the stroke and extreme perimeter weighting to improve moment of inertia, or head stability on off-center hits, through the use of milled 6061 aluminum and four widely spaced weights. A rear balance bar, factory installed heel and toe weighting and two 20-gram extreme perimeter weights help increase stability. The total head weight is 20 grams heavier than a standard Scotty Cameron steel putter.
"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 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."
The Future X, which features a double-bend, stepless steel shaft with one shaft of offset, actually has a swingweight that measures out at a meaty E8, but the perimeter weighting makes the club's weight feel more balanced, Cameron says.
"Futura X is what I call a 'force balanced' design," he says. "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."
The putter will be available at an MSRP of $375 beginning Aug. 1. Mid-length and long versions will be available by custom order only.