From The Shop Blog (October 24, 2011)
The Scotty Cameron California putters first appeared on the practice green at the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine. Their classically shaped heads were far from radical, but they did came with a unique gold finish that Cameron called, "Honey Dipped."
In the latestest generation of Cameron's California putter family, that finish has been washed away and replaced with a more conventional, non-reflective chrome look called, "Sea Mist."
- Monterey: A classic heel-toe weighted blade with an plumber's neck and one sight line.
- Monterey 1.5: An identical head to the Monterey, but featuring a smaller, curved neck.
- Del Mar: A heel-shafted mid-mallet with a slightly enlarged toe section and one sight line.
- Fastback: A beefy blade that is slightly shorter from heel to toe and comes with a rounded back flange and three sight lines.
- Sonoma: A compact, D-shaded mid-mallet that features a round neck that curves directly into the head.
From Golf Magazine
Titleist Scotty Cameron California Coronado
Category: Blade Putters
Company line: "The California Coronado putter is milled from soft 303 stainless steel and fitted with circular weights in the heel and toe that allow it to be offered at 33", 34" and 35" lengths. The bronze 'honey dipped' finish is created during a heat-treating process. The draft sole design keeps the clubhead square in the playing position for proper alignment."
OUR TESTERS SAY:
PROS: A top-tier performer, one of the highest-rated blades; excellent distance control; superb feedback (instant response) lets you know how you hit it; more forgiving than it looks, the heel and toe weights help out; very well balanced head; best for lower handicappers; rewards good strokes with spot-on distance; testers praise its elegant, understated look.
CONS: Smallish head and old-fashioned look don't breed confidence in mid- and higher-handicappers; too exacting for some higher handicappers who prefer more help during the stroke.
From The Shop blog (August 2009)
CHASKA, Minn. — Putter guru Scotty Cameron is set to release a new line of Titleist putters, the California Series, at the end of September. On Tuesday at the PGA Championship, many pros got their first look at the new flatsticks. Rod Pampling and Darren Clarke immediately requested that models be made to their specifications and planned to try one on the practice green here at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
There are four models of California putters, each named for a town. From the top, they are Coronado, Monterey, Sonoma and Del Mar.
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