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Scotty Cameron Golo S Review

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Early Review by BluCat61- (Long term review coming)

We just picked up a Golo s (straight shafted). I love it so far, but have only been practice putting. I’ll game it today. Here are my observations so far:


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-The Golo does remind me of the old Red X line, but its dimensions are larger. I’d have preferred a completely symmetrical head, but this one seems closer to it than the old Red X’s.
-This putter has significant toe hang for an almost center-shafted putter. Actually, the hang is more than my Ping Anser Milled No.2. See attached pic, showing toe hang.
-I’d have preferred full face-balancing. I used to putt quite well with a Yes! center shafted Natalie, and was hoping to employ the same straight back, straight through stroke with this putter. Obviously, Scotty just won’t cater to golfers with that stroke. So, if I’m to keep this putter, I’ll have to adjust, and use a slight arc (like I do with my blade putters).
-(Not really an “observation.”) I removed the stock shaft and added a Pistolero, but purchased a stock select shaft just in case the Pistolero does not work out. This grip is experimental for me at this point, but so far I love it.
-Aesthetically, this putter is gorgeous. I like the finish. It certainly is not as dark black as, say, a Black Satin Redwood, for example. I coated it with gun oil because I am out of silicone. I hope the finish holds up and does not wear off.
-I like the black sightline. It is distinctive enough from the rest of the finish that it could be used, but understated for those (like me) who do not prefer sight aids. I really am not a sightline fan (you might have seen my previous postings of my custom Ping Wrx Redwood Zing without any sight aids whatsoever).
-The milling is much deeper than any other Cameron I have owned. It really softens the hit, and this putter feels buttery soft, but solid, at impact.
-The headcover does not fit. They might have given me one for the blade Select models, and are working with the Titleist rep to get me a new one. We’ll see.


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CONCLUSIONS:
I have to adjust to this putter, but think it might be a little quirky. It seems to have a high MOI (hence the solid feel). At the same time, it is not forgiving of a less than perfect stroke. In other words, you can’t put this putter on auto pilot, and must be careful to get it on line. I say this because, unlike with some of my other putters, I haven’t found that repeatable stroke for this one. Please do not take this as a negative. This is a only a preliminary review. Time will only tell, and it just could be I haven’t adjusted yet. But, I like the putter so much I want it to work.

That’s it. If anyone is interested, I can post more pics, as well as an updated review after a few rounds.

FYI, I am 50, with a 3.4 index (up from +1 five years ago, when I was younger, lighter, and played more), and a very good putter.


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  1. Erik

    Apr 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love the idea of Scotty finally embracing the deep milled face for the off the rack putters, it seemed like he thought deep milling was for circle t’s only in the past. I’m a long time scotty fan but I wish he would think outside the box and create something new for a change. The GoLo is just a retread of the red x series as are the rest of his latest line of putters. He make high quality putters but really hass anything new or exciting come from his workshop lately? I hope the Titleist culture is not changing the independent free thinking culture at the studio!!!!

  2. JOJO

    Aug 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’ve been a cameron fan for a long time, and before the golo S I was putting with my 009 with a plumber neck. I tried the golo out when it first came out, both the Golo and GoloS, and wow I felt in love with the straight shaft GoloS. Haven’t putted so pure for so long, it seems like I can’t miss anywhere within 7-8 feet. Been benching my 009 and gaming solely the GoloS set up at 33 with 20g and loving every minutes of it.

  3. Wineguy21

    Jul 10, 2012 at 12:56 am

    My putting has been a work in progress that last three years. I just played today with a young fellow on one of the satellite tours and he has this putter. Had the 15 gram weights in them with a Super Stroke 55 gram putter grip. He let me putt with it for the last four holes. Once I got the feel down, I was rolling the ball the best i had done in three years. Very buttery feel, and you did not have to hit the ball dead on the sweet spot to get a good roll. He had me choke down on the putter and make sure my follow through was as long as my take back. With that grip and weight combo, the feel was amazing. It worked well on both short and long putts, which is not the case with a lot of putters.

  4. Hamish

    Jun 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I have the putter and are finding it difficult to adjust to it. I traded the 35 to the 34 in hopes for more control.
    I have found it likes to be set to its exact lie, dead square looking straight down the shaft. Also line the impact to the ball right behind the center round red dot ‘exactly’ on impact. Also experiment with smooth transition in the backswing (or lag/wait a extra 10th second there)…and put a smooth stroke on the ball. My distance control is good. I am questioning the shaft flex and spine location…the 35in just felt softer and rolled truer…how do I safely pull this shaft ? ( I am a club fitter…but scared to put heat on this thing!)

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  6. Hector

    May 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Very objective review, thanks!

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Top 10 most iconic driver and fairway wood shafts of all time

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If there is one thing we love as golf gear junkies, it’s driver (and fairway wood) shafts!

From the early years to today’s modern designs, materials, and profiles, there are some shafts that have maintained steady popularity—like a Ping Eye 2 lob wedge. There are a lot of graphite shafts that have stood the test of time, and they bring back memories of great driver combos gone by.

This is my top 10 list (in no particular order) of the most iconic driver shafts of all time.

Fujikura 757 Speeder

Fujikura golf shaft

Launched more than two decades ago, you could arguably say it’s the shaft that started the shaft craze. Built from advanced materials in a profile that was designed to work for stabilizing larger driver heads of the time—you know when 300cc was HUGE. The Speeder 757 was an instant hit among PGA Tour players, most notably Fred Couples, who used the shaft for over a decade and was said to have at one point remove all the remaining stock from one of the equipment vans for his personal use.

Aldila NV

Aldila NV Green golf shaft

One of the very first “low-spin monsters,” the Aldila NV took the PGA Tour and retail by storm when it was introduced. The unique green paint made it easily recognizable, and thanks to the many weights it was offered in, it was just as popular in fairway woods as it was in drivers. Honorable mention goes to its cousin the NVS (orange version) that was softer in profile and easier to launch. At a time when most off the rack drivers had three shaft options (low, medium, and high flight-promoting shafts), the NV was the staple as the low-launch option in many OEM offerings.

Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board

Diamana Blue Board - Tiger shaft

Originally very hard to find, the Diamana Blue Board was a shaft that fit a large variety of golfers. Its name was derived from the blue oval that surrounded the “Diamana” on the all silver/ion painted shaft. Just like others on the list, the Blue Board came in a variety of weight options and was made particularly popular by Tiger Woods. Best known by most shaft junkies as being extremely smooth, it is one of the first sought after shafts in the aftermarket.

True Temper EI-70

True temper graphite EI70

It’s hard to picture a classic 900 series Titleist Driver without an EI-70 shaft in it. The EI-70 was lower torque—when that was a big talking point in shaft design—and it had a fairly stout profile, which in turn made it very stable. Unlike others on the list, it was much more subdued as far as its paint and graphics, but the green shaft was a mainstay for many years on tour and in the bags or recreational golfers.

Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6/7

Tour AD Di7 Tiger orange shaft

It’s hard to figure out if it was the design and performance of the shaft or the performance of a certain golfer (a certain Mr. Woods) that to this day makes the Tour AD DI-7 so popular. Painted BRIGHT orange with a bend profile that offered a lot of stability and playability for a variety of player types, it can still be spotted on tour every week. You could call the DI-7 the grandchild of the YS6/7, which should also get an honorable mention for its well documented smooth feel.

UST ProForce

UST golf shaft gold graphite

The aptly nicknamed “Lakers Shaft” because of its original gold and purple paint job, this was another shaft that was just as popular at the retail level as it was on the PGA Tour. As driver head sizes were going up (400cc ), players were looking for stability and this offered it. The most notable player to use it was Jim Furyk, who won the 2003 U.S. Open with one in the bag.

Grafalloy Blue

Blue graphite shaft stenson

Henrik Stenson and the Grafalloy Blue in his 3-wood. Name a more iconic duo…(I’ll wait). An updated and stiffer version of the Prolite, the Blue stood out for a couple reasons—its color, and its extremely low torque. Most golfers wouldn’t consider the Blue a very smooth feeling shaft, because it took a lot of speed and a quick tempo to maximize its performance, but it did birth another shaft for average player: the Prolaunch Blue, which is still available to this day.

Matrix Ozik TP7HD

1000 golf shaft Matrix

$1,100 bucks! That was the original asking price for the Martix Ozik TP7HD. Matrix thought of this design as a concept car of shafts and threw everything they had at it including exotic materials like Zylon, and the fact that it was wrapped on a 16-sided hexadecagon mandrel. Some golfers said it had a fluid-like feel (we golfers can sure be weirdly descriptive) but it still had a LOT of stability thanks to the materials. Although never as popular as many on the list, if you did spot one of these in the wild you knew its owner was VERY serious about golf gear.

True Temper Bi-Matrix

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Bi (two) matrix (a surrounding medium or structure). The first and only truly notable shaft to be made from putting two very different and distinct pieces together. The bottom portion of the shaft utilizes a steel tip section that serves to add stability and additional weight. This shaft is quirky, which is something that could also be said about Bubba Watson, who has used this shaft for over a decade now in MANY different Ping drivers (although Tiger did give it a go for a short period).

Accra SE-80

ryan palmer accra 5 wood shaft

This shaft might seem like the underdog of the bunch, but if you talk to any longtime club builder and get into “vintage” aftermarket shafts, undoubtedly the Accra SE-80 is going to come up at some point. Originally launched in 2006, the SE-80 combined a very low torque rating with an active tip section to help increase launch—yet feel extremely stable. Even though this shaft design is officially a teenager now, you can still find it in the bag of PGA Tour winner Ryan Palmer, who uses it in a TaylorMade R15 5-wood.

 

Editor’s Note: Let us know any shafts you think should be included in the comment section, WRXers!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “TaylorMade Albertsons Boise Open putter covers”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases TaylorMade’s Albertsons Boise Open putter covers. The covers have impressed our members, who are hoping that the new additions will now come to retail.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say on the covers at the link below.

  • Green In Reg: “Name your price TM!”
  • chrisokeefe12: “Those are super cool. Would be sweet if they did one for every major college.”
  • Titletown: “Those are great.”

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Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 BMW Championship

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 718 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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