Gear: Scotty Cameron Super Select putters
Price: $449 each
Specs: Milled 303 Stainless steel with 6061 aluminum sole plate and adjustable sole weights. Lengths: 33, 34 or 35 inches.
Available: March 17 for the Newport, Newport Plus, Newport 2, Newport 2 Plus, Newport 2.5 Plus and Squareback 2; May 19 for the Del Mar, Fastback 1.5, GoLo 6, GoLo 6.5
Who They’re For: Golfers with deep pockets who prioritize feel but want the performance and looks of classic heel-toe-weighted blades and mid-size mallets.
The Skinny: Modifications to stalwarts such as the Newport and Newport 2 will make purists happy, but the Plus versions for golfers who like a beefier blade and new milling technology could make this a popular option for a larger number of players.
The Deep Dive: Over the last few years, a lot of plans had to be, shall we say, adjusted to meet the demands and changes taking place in the world. Golf equipment has not been immune to this, and the Scotty Cameron Special Select line of putters, released in 2020 and intended to be in the marketplace for two years, wound up at retail for three instead.
However, now the update to the Special Select putter family is out: the Scotty Cameron Super Select putters.
Aesthetically, no significant changes were made to the base models. The Newport and Newport 2 are still heel-toe-weighted blades with a low profile, and the Fastback 1.5 blends a Newport and a mallet. Cameron aficionados will notice those putters have a modified neck that Cameron refers to as an “I Beam” that reduces weight.
What is new, however, is the addition of Plus versions of Newport and Newport 2, along with the addition of the Newport 2.5 Plus.
The Super Select Newport 2 Plus (left) has a wider back flange than the Newport 2. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
The Plus versions of each putter have the same blade length as the standard models, and they also have adjustable weights in the heel and toe area of the sole to allow fitters to adjust the club’s swing weight easily. What makes them different is a wider back flange, which gives them a more solid look in the address position. They also have some 303 stainless steel removed from the center of the sole, with the hole being covered by a 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum plate. Removing steel and putting aluminum in its place shifts more of the overall weight to the perimeter, so the Plus models are not only larger, they have a significantly higher, mallet-level moment of inertia and stability.
The company said the Plus putters debuted on the PGA Tour in 2022.
A second milling on the Super Select putters flattens the points created by the first, deeper milling. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
The other change Cameron has brought to the Super Select putters involves the face milling. Like previously released deep-milled putters, a computer-controlled bit spins over the face and shaves off tiny ribbons of steel. This is what creates the circular pattern. But in the Super Select putter line, a second milling takes place that shaves off the peaks formed between the circular grooves the first milling left behind. The result is the deeper sound and softer feel of a deep milling pattern with more consistency strike after strike because the ball hits the flattened areas between the mill marks instead of points.
For several years, when PGA Tour pros asked for customized Scotty Cameron putters with deep milling for a softer feel, this is what the folks in the Cameron Studio have created for them.
The Super Select putters have Cameron’s distinctive three dots in the back, this time toned in silver. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
Six models are dropping in the initial release.
Super Select Newport, Newport Plus. These heel-toe-weighted blades have rounded bumpers, a compact size and a plumber’s neck hosel.
Super Select Newport 2, Newport 2 Plus. Similar to the Newport putters, the Super Select Newport 2 and Newport 2 Plus have a slightly longer blade length and narrower topline than the Newport putters, along with squared-off back pieces.
Super Select Newport 2.5 Plus, Squareback Plus. These putters were designed to appeal to golfers who like a larger, squared look at address and desire the stability of a full-sized mallet in a blade-style putter.
Four additional models should be in stores in mid-May, including the Del Mar, GoLo 6, GoLo 6.5 and Fastback 1.5.