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Scotty Cameron Futura X5 and X5R Putters

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Oversized putters were once a rarity in professional golf, but not anymore. These days, they’ve become the norm, with as many as 50 percent of PGA Tour players using them each week on Tour.

Scotty Cameron’s new Futura X5 and X5R are a result of the increased demand for larger putters by the world’s best players.

“The Futura X5 mallet is for someone who likes the stability of a bigger head, the feel of a bigger grip and likes to look down and see more lines for alignment purposes,” Cameron said. “X5 is more of a mechanical shape where the X5R is a softer, rounder shape. There’s no right or wrong. Same performance, same weight, same feel. It all depends on what you like to look at.”

Futura X5

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 Futura X5R

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Both putters have a multi-material design that includes a 303 Stainless Steel body and a 6061 aluminum sole plate. The use of aluminum extends into the “wings” of the putters and allowed Cameron to move weight to their extreme perimeter. That improves a putter’s stability and resistance to twisting.

And there’s another, not-so-hidden benefit to larger putters.

“The bigger the head, the more lines you can add for alignment,” Cameron said. “We worked with many players on tour and in the Putter Studio during the development of X5 and they all told us the same thing: It adds confidence.”

Futura X5

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Futura X5R

 

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The X5 and X5R putters also have single-bend shafts with a higher bend point that make them face-balanced.

“The single bend came from taking feedback from the tour and working with players in the Studio. Double bends have been around for years and for X5 we really wanted to clean up the look,” Cameron said. “We had many players say they wished that the shaft leaned at their target or on their line, so we worked to find the proper offset and lean of the shaft so, at address, the bend lines up pointing right at your target. That was a key one because the mechanical-industrial shape of the head and the clean mechanical-industrial bend match perfectly. What I didn’t want was a heavy, flowing bend onto a mechanical head.”

Each model has a 10-inch Matador Red Midsize grip that weighs 77 grams.

“The grip can complement or kill the design of the putter,” Cameron said. “I know that sounds strange, but grips make a difference. With blades, it’s a little more handsy, a little more flowing, a little more feel. With Futura X putters, it’s a little more robotic, a little more square-to-square and this larger Matador grip complements the head very well.”

The Futura X5 and X5R putters ($349) will be in stores on Oct. 31. They both have Cameron’s Silver Mist finish are are available in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches. For lefties, the X5 is available in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches.

Click here to see in-hand photos of the Futura X5 and X5R from the PGA Tour.

Futura X5 Dual Balance

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A Futura X5 Dual Balance ($399) will also be available on Oct. 31. It has an extra 50-gram weight located under its aluminum sole plate, which is counterbalanced with a 50-gram weight in its 15-inch grip that can help smooth out certain golfer’s strokes.

Stock length is 38 inches, but lengths of 36-to-40 inches in 0.5-inch increments are available by custom order.

Click here to see in-hand photos of the Futura X5 and X5R from the PGA Tour.

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  1. j T

    Jan 20, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I have every top line putter ever sold seriously and played them all but folks when you put a scotty in your hand you know it the feelins is totally exhilarating I would describe it as getting out boy a vega in to a Cadillac

  2. DBN

    Dec 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Umm why doesn’t everyone keep there opinions are so valuable since none of them are on tour. Lets get some responses to those who have actually tried the putter!! Tried it and loved it!! can’t beat a scotty and the way the ball releases off the face!!

  3. Rich

    Oct 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Yes the design is copied but as stated a few times below, it happens all the time in this industry. I think they are beautiful putter and from reading the article attached, it would seem at least there has been some thought go into the finer detail of these putter. I’m looking forward to seeing what they are like in hand.

  4. dko

    Oct 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I wish, I wish, I wish … I could afford a Scotty Cameron putter.

  5. TT X

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    He copied an Odyssey and the Yes Sandy which is more round on the wings. The Odyssey was well before the YES which was 2012. Callie is an Anser style and Tracy has an Anser body but a double bend face balanced shaft. No hosel.

    • Kmac

      Oct 15, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Who cares? He makes great putters. They mass produce.

      • TT X

        Oct 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

        Didn’t say he doesn’t make great product, simply stating the facts as they are.

        • JB

          Oct 16, 2014 at 1:44 am

          All this nonsense about who copied who. Are we 12? Who cares, IMO. If it makes me a better putter, copy it from Tommy Armour for all I care.

          • Don Koo

            Oct 16, 2014 at 10:51 am

            Yup. Well said. EVERYTHING on the market today is a variation of something already there.

          • TT X

            Oct 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

            As long as the designer is compensated it shouldn’t matter copied who.

  6. Jeff

    Oct 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I think the odyssey #7’s popularity came from the Yes! Tom Watson used in almost winning the 2009 Open Championship. So it’s not really surprising to see the design make the rounds.

  7. Kevin

    Oct 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Any idea why they didn’t make the face deep milled like the Select line?

    • JB

      Oct 16, 2014 at 1:46 am

      I was wondering the same thing. Wonder if the deep mill didn’t really benefit that big of head?

  8. Tom D

    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Should’ve named the X7, since they are obviously the Odyssey #7 shape.

  9. Will

    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Yes, this putter looks very similar to the odyssey #7 or sabertooth. But for those of you complaining about the similarities I hope you also complain about any anser/Newport style putter from Odyssey, Taylormade, Cleveland, see more etc as those are just a copy of the original Ping anser.

    I have used an odyssey #7 for years now but I’m looking forward to a deep milled version.

  10. GR

    Oct 15, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Zac, thanks for your articles and information. They are very helpful.

    I do have a question though. Due to a tendency toward pulling putts, I have changed to center shafted mallets with a more straight back and forth putting stroke. However, I see mostly heel shafted (like the Futura outlined). More than likely it is a demand issue. What is the % of pros and/or golfers that use the center shafted putters? Any recommendations? Thanks.

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Oct 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Center-shafted putters are rare on tour, but some players swear by them. It’s all about preference and confidence.

      I used to play a center-shafted mallet as well, but I’ve since switched to a heel-shafted mallet after I saw that I got better numbers with those models on a SAM PuttLab. If there’s a SAM in your area, I’d recommend that you try it. Otherwise, guess and check is a great process.

      And if your putter is working for you, why switch?

      Thanks for reading, GR.

  11. Food

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Gimme some seed, I’ll go till the field with these and feed the world with the food I can grow

  12. Baka

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Blatant copy of Odyssey Tank Cruiser and Versa #7 putters. At Titleist, we don’t innovate we imitate.

    • Joe W

      Oct 15, 2014 at 10:18 am

      everyone copies everyone for the most part. they just add their little/tiny differences to the mock up.

      • Lane

        Oct 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

        True, but I think the Cameron X5 looks better than its predecessors. IMO, it’s imitated AND improved.

    • t-ball

      Oct 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

      If we want to blame Scotty for copying, we have to blame Odyssey too ! I think the first version of this style head was a YES Callie. Plus, you really can’t compare a plastic insert to a deep-milled face.

      • Jeff

        Oct 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Tracy. Callie’s a blade.

        • Rich

          Oct 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm

          Tracy is a blade too. Tracy was a face balanced blade and Tracy II was a short slant neck blade.

  13. JB

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

    This just made my day! Counting down the days!!

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The most popular rangefinders on Amazon right now (Summer 2020 edition)

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What are the most popular rangefinders on Amazon right now? From time to time, we like to get out of our little bubble of OEM releases and what’s being played on tour to look at what golf consumers are buying on one of the largest online retail marketplaces: Amazon.

Here are some of the best-selling rangefinders on Amazon as of September 2020.

1. TecTecTec VPRO500 Golf Rangefinder

The TecTecTec VPRO500 rangefinder is currently the best-selling rangefinder on Amazon

From the listing:The VPRO500 Golf Laser Rangefinder is a premium product, measuring up to 540 yards with continuous scan mode, advanced Pin-Seeker technology, and a durable rainproof body. Provides fast measurement with +/- 1 yard accuracy, together with Pin-Seeker technology to accurately measure overlapping subjects, perfect for measuring golf flags, hazards and wooded areas.”

Price: $149.99

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2. Callaway 300 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder

Callaway’s 300 Pro Golf Laser rangefinder features slope measurement and can scan multiple targets at once

From the listing:Slope feature measures angle of incline/decline and automatically calculates slope adjusted distance. 6x magnification; range 5-1000 yards with +/- 1 yard accuracy. Pin acquisition technology (P.A.T.) quickly locks onto the pin from up to 300 yards away. Exclusive BIRDIE feature delivers audible “chirp” to confirm distance acquisition to flagstick.”

Price: $199.99

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3. Gogogo Laser Rangefinder

The Gogogo laser rangefinder, which can measure up to 650 yards, is designed for golf, hunting and bowhunting

From the listing:The most cost-effective rangefinder you can find on the market to provide you everything you need for golfing, hunting, bowhunting and other professional application with reliable product quality and after sales service. Both models have slope function. The physical slope switch is for tournament legal. Provide high-precision distance measurement. Integrates latest functions such as continuous range readings, ARC (angle range compensation), Pin-Seeking and Flagpole-Locking Vibration (Vibrate when the flagpole is locked) and Speed Measuring.”

Price: $90

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4. Wosports Golf Rangefinder

Featuring 650 yards range with slope and flag lock, the Wosports rangefinder takes fourth spot

From the listing:Innovative battery cover design, battery cover and range finder are inseparable. Don’t worry about missing battery cover. Meter and Yards Switching: In the boot state, Please long press “MODE” button for more than 3 seconds.”

Price: $109.99

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5. Acegmet Golf Rangefinder

The Acegmet rangefinder features 6x magnification and can measure up to 650 yards

From the listing: “Many range finders have the function of locking on the flag, but when golfers use it on the golf course, they will find that they can only lock the grass. And our rangefinder golf is used to measure small objects in the distance. The golf laser range finder automatically excludes interference from surrounding objects. Prioritize the nearest measurement target for ranging. And when locked on the flag, the golf range finder will provide a short vibration for the golfer.”

Price: $80.84

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6. TecTecTec Laser Golf Rangefinder VPRO500S

The second TecTecTec rangefinder that is popular amongst Amazon consumers 

From the listing:Our VPRO500S Laser Rangefinder is a premium product, measuring up to 540 yards with continuous scan mode, advanced Pin-Sensor technology, and a durable, water resistant body.Gives you the actual distance with Slope or without Slope (conforms to UGSA Rule 14-3). Advanced Pin-Sensor Technology and NEW Slope estimated distance mode.”

Price: $179.99

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7. MiLESEEY Professional Precision Laser Golf Rangefinder

Includes slope compensation and a target range of up to 660 yards

From the listing: “Mileseey Laser range finder golf developed with TOF (Time of Flight) technology and angle slope compensation system provide the accurate angel-compensated distance for uphill and downhill shot, Flagpole Lock(scanning), distance/angle/speed measurement; Speed Measuring Range: 18 ~ 300km/h; Perfect rangefinder for Golf, hunting, engineering measurements and outdoor activities, suitable for outdoor long-distance measurement.”

Price: $88.90

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8. TecTecTec ULT-X Golf Rangefinder

With a range of up to 1,000 yards it’s no surprise the TecTecTec ULT-X rangefinder is a popular product on Amazon

From the listing:Struggling to lock on to flags over 150 yards away? With TLT (Target Lock Technology), your ULT-X laser rangefinder will instantly catch flags at up to 450 yards and hazards at up to 1000 yards with high quality 6x magnification providing bright, clear images. Using the latest optical technology, the ULT-X gives you the most accurate and reliable measurements with an unprecedented accuracy of ± 0.3 yards at distances of up to 300 yards, ± 0.5 yards at distances of up to 600 yards and ± 1 yard at distances up to 1,000 yards.”

Price: $249.99

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9. Pro Golf Rangefinder

Another powerful rangefinder with a 656 yard range

From the listing: “Measuring the maximum distance of 656Yard (600m), the measurement unit can be freely switched between m and YD, the measurement accuracy is ±0.54Yard, the laser wavelength is 905nm, the telescope magnification is 6X,perfect for measuring golf flags, hazards and wooded areas.Built-in rechargeable lithium battery, more convenient to use.”

Price: $79.99

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10. Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder

Featuring the first ever integrated laser/GPS display, the Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder rounds out the list

From the listing:First ever integrated Laser/GPS display. Dual battery source (CR2 for Laser and USB for GPS). PinSeeker with JOLT Technology. Range to a flag: 400 yards. Accurate to 1 yard.

Price: $339.99

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Msd71

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Msd71.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Msd71

Msd71 WITB

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD MJ 6 X (44.25″)

4-wood: Ping Anser (16 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD GT 7 X, 42.5″

(Refinished by Continental Golf)

Hybrid:  Srixon H45 (19, 22 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila NVS Hybrid 85 X

Irons: Yonex TC Forged (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 125 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 125 S

Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto (35″)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/24/20): TaylorMade SIM driver, Titleist 915 heads, and TaylorMade P7MC Irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member lilceasar – Titleist 915 driver, 3 wood, & hybrids

If you need to spice up your long game, this set of 915 Titleist heads has everything you’re gonna need and comes in at a great price.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Titleist 915 Heads

Member Jw231176 – TaylorMade P7MC iron set

The P7MCs have already become one of the most sought after iron sets in golf at the moment, and if you are someone that likes to wait for those first “new” sets to hit the used market then snatch these up quick.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: P7MV irons

Member TaylorMadeHunter1 – Sim 8° Driver head

Brand new and ready to ship, this 8-degree SIM head makes for the perfect spin killing driver—all you need is a shaft and you will be good to go.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TM SIM head

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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