FIRST LOOK: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3 putter

January 24, 2017

The newest member of the Scotty Cameron Select family, the Newport 3, is a heel-shafted mid-mallet with a flow neck typically favored by players with arching strokes. Like all Select models, the Newport 3 features a lightweight aluminum face insert that’s incorporated into the heavier, stainless steel body for greater perimeter weighting, higher MOI and forgiveness.

“When you look at the entire Select family, the Newport 3 is the perfect, curvy small mallet that just fits in conceptually between the Newport 2 Notchback and the mallets,” said Scotty Cameron. “We’ve extended the methodology of our proven multi-material technology to include the aircraft grade aluminum inlay, which allows me to design more of the weight into the sculpted back flange, as well as get the sweet feel the inlay produces. The result is an extension to the Select family that pulls together the entire line.”

Cameron putters are known for superb feel. This one has a vibration-dampening membrane between the steel body and face insert to enhance feedback at impact. The Newport 3 has heel-toe weights in the sole — two 20-gram weights in the 33″ putters, two 15-gram weights in 34″, and two 10-gram weights in 35″ — for further customization. Players can get weight kits through the Cameron Studio store or have weights changed by sending the putter directly to the company. The Newport 3 comes standard with a glare resistant Silver Mist finish. $379; in stores March 17.