Adam Scott tests prototype Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter

by   |   May 21, 2014
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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He's been a part of the company since 2012, when he was hired to develop GolfWRX's front page. Since that time, GolfWRX has become the go-to destination on the web for golf equipment news, tour news, instruction and opinion.

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17 Comments

  1. Rene Thompson

    October 14, 2014 at 7:18 am

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

  2. Peter

    July 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?

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      May 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      You’re right, Kyle. That’s my mistake. The story has been corrected.

  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.

      • Double C

        May 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

        He better win while he can.

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