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Scotty Cameron Release Futura X Dual Putter

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance putter






Scotty Cameron has released a new version of the putter Adam Scott used to win the Masters, the Futura X Dual Balance.


The aptly named Dual Balance has a heavier-than-standard 400-gram putter head than is balanced with a 50-gram weight in the butt section of the grip. The combination of this, the putter’s 38-inch length and it’s 15-inch grip reduces hand action for a smoother, more stable stroke, according to the company.


“We’ve found, through our last 20 years of high speed video research with tour players, that the best putters in the world point the butt of their putter at their midsection throughout the putting stroke,” said Titleist Master Craftsman Scotty Cameron “From address, to the backstroke, at impact and through the forward stroke – the butt of the putter remains pointed to about the same 1- or 2-inch circle in their belly area.


“With Futura X Dual Balance, the goal was to slow down the butt end of the putter and keep it stable. If you have quick hands, drag the butt away, or you struggle to make a consistent stroke with a conventional putter, Futura X Dual Balance is a great option.”


The putter has a “Frozen Titanium” finish that helps reduce glare, two black sightlines and red cherry-dot weights in the sole and balance bar. The mid-milled face texture draws a crisp sound from the aluminum face and body.


The Futura X Dual Balance gains perimeter stability from four stainless heel-toe weights in the head. The weights include two 20-gram weights on the rear balance bar and two 10-gram sole weights in the front corners of the putter.


“That 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,” Cameron said. “Can you get it too far back weighted? Absolutely. We put the balance point so it sets well and maximizes the MOI and the resistance to twist at impact on off-center hits.”


The standard length of Dual Balance is 38 inches, three inches longer than the standard length of a conventional putter. This is to keep the 50-gram weight above the golfer’s hands while putting. The large diameter Cameron Flat Front Winn grip has a colored section at the top that indicates the proper hand placement at 35 inches. The 15-inch grip length also allows for multiple hand placement options, depending on the player’s preference.