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Adam Scott tests prototype Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter



When golfers ascend to the top spot in the world golf rankings, they’re usually playing the best golf of their career, which means they’re generally not looking to make equipment changes. Adam Scott, on the other hand, is celebrating his ascension to No. 1 in the Official Golf World Rankings by tinkering with two prototype putters from his putter make of choice, Scotty Cameron.

Scott made headlines in 2013 when he won the Masters, his first major championship, with what was then a prototype Scotty Cameron long putter called a Futura X, and he has used that putter in competition ever since.

The new putters Scott was testing at the Crowne Plaza Invitational have the name “Futura X7” on their soles, but they are more similar to the original Futura X in name than they are in appearance. Whereas the Futura X was an oversized mallet putter, the X7 prototypes have a much smaller footprint.

At first glance, the X7 is reminiscent of Odyssey’s extremely popular #7 putter, but there are distinct differences. The “fins” that extend from the corners of the putter face are shorter and arc more toward the middle of the putter, and there’s a cut-out cavity behind the putter face that adds a T-shaped alignment aid.


The two models Scott tested on the putting green at Colonial were a Futura X7, a heel-shafted model with a double-bend shaft, and a Futura X7s, which had a straight shaft positioned in the center of the putter face.


Like Cameron’s new GoLo 3, GoLo 5 and GoLo 7 putters, as well as the Futura X, the Futura X7 prototypes have aluminum sole plates that give Cameron some discretionary weight to redistribute in the putter head where he sees fit.


Many of Cameron’s prototype putters never make it to retail for one reason or another, but the initial comments in our forum about the Futura X7 indicate that the putters could be a big seller for Cameron. Keep in mind, however, that Cameron tends to be deliberate with his releases. While Scott’s Futura X prototype eventually came to retail, it wasn’t until about three months after Scott’s Masters victory that it hit shelves.

As for Scott’s future with the new putter, it’s unlikely that we’ll see him make a switch anytime soon. Our boots on the ground tell us that Scott prefered the lie angle of the X7, but the appearance of the X7s at address. You know what that means… more prototype testing to come.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Futura X7 putter in our forum.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Futura X7 putter in our forum.

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  1. Rene Thompson

    Oct 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

    When it’s center shafted and available for the LEFTIES, I’ll be tempted, otherwise, yawn!

  2. Peter

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Scotty “Camera” strikes again. I kid; I use scottys myself.

  3. eric

    May 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Looks like an odyssey 7. Would still like to roll a counter balance version if they make it available.

  4. jcorbran

    May 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

    center shated please

  5. JimmyD

    May 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

    ALL of the broomstick and belly putters will still be 100% legal in 2016. The USGA’s new rule only prohibits using an anchored stroke (although it still allows Kuchar-style putting…) Looks like an epic FAIL by the USGA!

  6. W

    May 22, 2014 at 2:22 am

    All this tinkering has ruined Cameron putters

    • Mike

      May 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      How has it ruined them? They still haver vary classic looks and amazing feel. They just seem to be trying out new mallet styles now. I’d hardly say ruined. Innovative may be the word you’re looking for but I don’t know.

  7. Mad-Mex

    May 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Xerox strikes again!! reminds me of the saber tooth,,,,,,,,,,,

  8. Kyle

    May 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Uh he won in 2013 and the putter was released in 2013, right?

  9. Andrew

    May 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Like the look of those a lot!

  10. Joel

    May 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Very YES! Sandy-esque I like it though

    • Scooter McGavin

      May 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Exactly my thought. Very Sandy 12-esque, in particular.

  11. adan

    May 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Looks like the Odyssey #7

  12. Ben

    May 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    at some point he’s going to have to cut a couple feet off of that shaft and get on with it….

    • Ryan

      May 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Actually, rumor has it that he’s just going to keep the same putter and use a USGA conforming putter stroke.

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Luke List, using just his wedge to putt, takes JT to the 18th hole



Typically in match play, a golfer looks to gain an advantage over his opponent in order to win the match, such as hitting more fairways, more greens, or making more putts. While playing against Justin Thomas in the 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, however, Luke List bent his putter, and he resorted to using his wedge on the greens for the remainder of the match. Quite the disadvantage.

“I was walking off the 6th tee, and I was a little unhappy about the way I was feeling, a little under the weather,” List explained after the round. “And I thought it was like a brush area and I just kind of swiped my putter, and it turned out to be a wall. It bent like a fraction of an inch. So unfortunately I couldn’t use it the rest of the way. Stupid on my part.”

List was 3-down through seven holes, playing against the No. 2 golfer in the world. Game over, right?

Well… List remained 3-down until the 15th hole when he dropped this bellied-wedge into the hole from off the green.

Then, List rolled in this short birdie “putt” with his wedge on No. 16 to go 1 down.

In the end, List lost to JT 2-down. But the fact List forced the match to even go to the 18th shows a lot of fight.

Related: See the clubs Luke List has in his bag in 2018

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Luke List WITB 2018



Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Valspar Championship (3/6/2018).

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White D+ 80TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei White CK 80TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M4 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Tour Z RPG

Utility: Srixon Z-U65 (18 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100, UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 135 F5

Irons:  Titleist 718 AP2 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey SM7 (50-12F, 54-14F), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind (58-9T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100 (50, 54), S400 (58)

Putter: Byron Morgan prototype
Grip: Garsen Quad Tour

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

WITB Notes: We spotted List testing two different shafts in both his utility club and his 3 wood. We’ll update this post when we confirm the decisions he’s made.


Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about List’s clubs.

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Puma Golf introduces new Ignite PWRADAPT Hi-Tops



Good news for hi-top lovers and the fashion-forward golfing set: Puma is launching Ignite PWRADAPT Hi-Tops.

The style, first worn by Rickie Fowler in 2016, blends trendy style with a bevy of technology. Puma offers comfort and stability with state-of-the-art innovation in the bold footwear.

PWRADAPT Hi-Tops use Puma’s proprietary PWRADAPT sole technology that introduces 3-dimensional traction pods. The shoes also feature Ignite Foam throughout the entire length of the midsole for the first time in a cleated shoe.

Additionally, Puma replaces the traditional tongue with an Evoknit knitted collar for improved fit and breathability. The lightweight hook-and-loop strap offers a more customized fit and enhanced support.

The shoes come with a two-year waterproof warranty and feature a number of hidden design elements: the leather tab on the heel is stamped with the zip code of Puma Golf’s Carlsbad’s Headquarters, the interior of the perfect fit strap features a cat skull with cross clubs, and the inside sock-liner has a large scale topographic map of Carlsbad which also points out the exact location of Puma Golf’s HQ.

“Our goal each season is to push the game forward with products that challenge the status quo while respecting the traditions of golf. The Ignite PWRADAPT Hi-Tops represent this continued drive for style innovation and the evolution of a silhouette that’s become synonymous with Puma Golf and Rickie. It’s our way of integrating the latest in on-trend fashion elements with cutting-edge golf footwear,” said Grant Knudson, Global Head of Footwear & Accessories, Puma Golf.

The Ignite PWRADAPT Hi-Top ($220) is available now in two colorways: Grey Violet and Black.

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