FIRST LOOK: 7 New Scotty Cameron Futura Putters

January 24, 2017

The Futura line of mallet putters from Scotty Cameron provides stability and forgiveness on the greens while maintaining the feel of traditional blades. The seven new Futura models continue the tradition with a variety of choices to fit just about any player’s needs.

“Fans of the brand may remember the original Futura putter released over a dozen years ago, which was viewed as an experimental design that went on to be trusted to [win] several titles [on Tour],” said Scotty Cameron. “It’s this focus on making putters for the best players in the game that drives me to continue to innovate, experiment and push the boundaries of what we offer to all dedicated golfers.”

Categorized for ascending size, the multi-material Futura 5, 6, and 7s have a 303-stainless steel body and lightweight, milled aluminum face insert that wraps around to the sole. This design helps to increase MOI for added stability during the stroke and better performance on misses. Plus, a vibration dampening membrane between the face and body contribute to a solid, yet soft feel. Each new Futura mallet comes standard with midsize grips and two stainless steel sole weights—two 20-gram weights in the 33″ models, two 15-gram weights in 34″, and two 10-gram weights in 35″—for further customization.

The Futura 5CB (cavity back) and 5MB (muscleback) are midsize, rounded mallets. The 5CB has a single milled alignment line on the topline and black aircraft aluminum flange plate while the 5MB has a rounded stainless steel back flange with single milled alignment line.

The Futura 5W (wing) and 5S (straight shaft) are based on the previous X5 and X7M, respectively. The 5W has an updated alignment aid—white lines along the flange run parallel to the central alignment line—to help frame the ball at address. The 5S is a scaled down version of the X7M with a straight, center shaft.

The Futura 6M (stands for MOI) is based on feedback from Adam Scott and features a “bar back” design and heel-toe weights in the rear for extreme forgiveness. The Futura 6M Dual Balance has a 50-gram counterweight in the grip and 50-gram heavier head weight for players who want counterbalanced stability.
The largest of the new Futura mallets, the 7M, improves upon the previous X7M with a stainless steel bar on the back of the club that moves mass further away from the clubface for more forgiveness and stability. $379 each, $399 for 6M Dual Balance; in stores March 17.