Two Tour-proven Scotty Cameron putter models are now available with Dual Balance (counterbalanced) technology, the Select Newport 2 ($399) and the GoLo 7 ($399). Aimed at helping players develop a more stable, consistent stroke, Dual Balance putters feature a 50-gram heavier head weight than standard Cameron models as well as a 50-gram heavier counterweight in the butt of the club. The goal of the design is to promote a stroke in which the butt of the club points at a small area of the player's midsection throughout the motion.
“The purpose of anchoring a putter is to stop the butt end of the club from moving. Now that anchoring will be against the rules, we’ve determined the best way to help golfers regain that stability and control is through Dual Balance, by adding 50 grams to the shaft and balancing that with 50 grams in the head,” Cameron said. “It eliminates that tendency for many players to flip, push or lead the putter with their hands. Instead of stopping the butt end, we’re able to slow everything down. The counterweight in the shaft helps keep the butt stable and pointed at your belly. The additional head weight makes the putter slower and more lethargic without it feeling too heavy. If you only add shaft weight, you actually end up robbing head weight, which makes the head quicker. So you need to balance that out. We have found through our experiments that 50 grams in the shaft and head is ideal for weight, feel and performance. But you have to be careful to maintain the proper shaft flex. It took a lot of testing to make sure we got everything just right with these new models.”
Other features of Cameron Dual Balance putters include a longer length than standard (plus three inches) to further enhance stability during the stroke and a thicker and longer grip with colored guides to show players where to place their hands. Both Select Newport 2 and GoLo 7 Dual Balance putters have a durable Silver Mist finish and will be available at retail on May 30th. (Photo: Courtesy of Titleist) CLICK HERE for Equipment news, photos, ClubTest reviews, custom clubs, more For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.