TITLEIST SCOTTY CAMERON FUTURA X7M
CATEGORY: Large Mallet Putters
PRICE: $380, $400 (X7M Dual Balance);
WE TESTED: 34", 35", 38" lengths
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The bar-back design moves mass farther behind the face for higher MOI and more stability.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Center hits give the exact roll you expect; tight dispersion -- throw a hand towel over your grouping from medium and long range.
FEEL: Great balance promotes a repeatable stroke -- the club returns to square every time; the ball pops off the face and quickly starts to roll end over end; the counterbalance version (Dual Balance) is about as stable as you can get.
LOOK: Tasteful, no-glare finish is classic Cameron; very sharp appearance -- all the straight edges and raised lines make it simple to aim correctly.
A few struggle on long putts; the Dual Balance's weight and 38" shaft take time to adjust to; price is an issue.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the top models tested, the Futura X7M is another excellent Cameron design with big-time MOI plus excellent alignment features.