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Titleist introduces new premium Scotty Cameron Concept X Putters

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Scotty Cameron unveiled two experimental prototype Concept X putters today. Available in limited quantities, the Concept X models (CX-01 and CX-02) are a cross between the Newport 2 and a mallet with MOI-boosting “wings.”

The CX-01 features a popular-on-Tour “Nuckle Neck” with one shaft of offset. The CX-02 is designed with a new low slant “Joint Neck” that promotes additional tow flow.

“Concept X is for the player who wants the feel and performance of a Tour-proven blade style putter, but wants to benefit from the latest technology to achieve more forgiveness. What’s unique about these putters is that they’re fast looking and high-tech. But by making them wider, they’re more forgiving. You get a calm feeling like when you play a mallet. So, you get the best of a blade and the best of a mallet in one. It has a very elegant, high-end, industrial look. At address, after a few putts, the wings almost disappear and it’s like looking down at a blade,” Scotty Cameron said.

“I like to say that Concept X is the top level of performance in a putter. Our new four-way sole balancing is designed into these models. The new Nuckle and Joint Neck technology. The enhanced vibration dampening chambers for better sound and feel. It’s all in there. Concept X truly is a prototype that’s come to life.”

The putters also feature Dual-Zone Vibration Dampening Chambers within the face-sole construction. Each “chamber” is separated by a band of stainless steel, and the mid-milled aluminum face is connected by internal screws to compress the vibration dampening material for a soft, solid sound and feel.

The Concept X’s wing design shifts weight to both the perimeter and rear of the club to boost MOI and forgiveness. Customizable, removable heel and toe weights enhance stability while increasing the face’s sweet spot.

Weight-saving face inlays and 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plates allow Cameron to move (heavier) stainless steel around the perimeter to increase MOI. The sole profile of each model has been milled with Scotty’s four-way sole balancing design to help the putter easily sit more squarely at address.

A glare-reducing Stealth Gray finish is paired with a bright dip black anodized face inlay and sole plate components. Raw engravings add to the “prototype” feel of the putters. Each Concept X putter features customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights, a stepless steel shaft and a new gray Pistolero grip with black lettering.

Scotty Cameron Concept X putters will be available at select network of Titleist authorized golf shops in North America on Aug. 31 and worldwide Sept. 28, 2018. MAP $599.

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  1. Bob Parson Jr.

    Jul 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Boy oh boy! Cameron has drank his own Kool Aid for so long, he actually believes his own fantasies. I’ll give you a “concept”, get back to the principles and Karsten designs that made you who you are today. Right now you are a sad caricature of yourself, with boring designs held together by 3M double sided tape.
    I remember the first Cameron putter I ever owned, a nice Tei3 Newport. It was a thing of beauty, with a beautiful finish and awesome pebbled grip, and I feel second to none. Those days are long gone in the Cameron world, now all you see is Circle T underwear and putters than don’t measure up to the sticker price.
    You can get a brand new Anser 2 from the 90’s on Ebay and you will be better off. Thankfully for him, he’s still has the TCC drones that will buy these things for triple the price.
    The Art of Putting? Not anymore!

  2. Lovely Boy

    Jul 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Much respect for Scotty Cameron and the following he has created in the past. But did Helen Keller help design this? And is it just me (i dont have too much time with them) or do the OTR $400 SC putters not feel worth $400??? Keep putting stuff like this out and the brand will lose its glorious luster. Hope they figure it out or else the will fall into the “just another putter” category.

    The math for me on this concoction is pretty simple. NOPE x 600= Wouldnt game it if someone gave it to me.

  3. Joe

    Jul 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Just noticed something else. This new neck, which they’re billing as a feature, isn’t milled from the same chunk of steel as the body of the putter. It’s glued on to the head.

    They did this not just to save weight but to save money. If they had milled the whole putter from a single billet of steel – putter, wings, and neck – it would have required a billet that was 2-3x as big as a normal billet. So they did this to save material cost and machine time.

    (Though I don’t know that they even mill from billet steel. I would think they would incorporate that into their marketing lingo if they did.)

    • Bob Parson Jr.

      Jul 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      It has been said the Studio Stainless line was nothing more than cheap cast putters.

  4. Joe

    Jul 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Did they publish the actual MOI of this putter?

    “Improved MOI” doesn’t really tell us anything. They know the exact number. Their CAD software calculates it for them.

    If they won’t state the actual number it must be unimpressive.

    • Jim McPherson

      Jul 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      They forgot to mention the entire statement.

      This new putter has “improved MOI over the original Bullseye putter we once produced.”

      So there you go. “Improved MOI”

  5. Beefhouse

    Jul 18, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Why is it, with all the “enhanced vibration dampening chambers”, that Scotty Cameron putters sound and feel like you’re putting with a lead pipe?

  6. Bryan Hopkins

    Jul 18, 2018 at 1:25 am

    Is the face insert still held on with double-sided grip tape?

  7. JB

    Jul 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Scotty has lost his way. 🙁

    He used to make such beautiful putters.

  8. Gmatt

    Jul 17, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I have garden tools that look better, and probably would make just as many putts…LOL

  9. Kpm

    Jul 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    This looks like a piretti savona and a toulon Portland had a defective baby

  10. dat

    Jul 17, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Looks like a chuck-e-cheese model.

    • alan

      Jul 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      … but just imagine the pride of ownership of this awesome putting weapon emblazoned with the revered name “Scotty Cameron” on it’s MOI… 😮

  11. Tim

    Jul 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Would never buy another Scott Cameron putter. The one I have, circa 62 is sitting at home in a controlled environment. I made the mistake of using it on a rainy day and not oiling it fast enough. It rusted and pitted. Sent it in for repair and paid 250. Never again.

    • O

      Jul 17, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      Why buy something you’re not going to use, and use well and prove to the world that all this insert tech and high-moi stuff is not needed? You MUST use that 62 and rust it out and still make putts to prove to people that they are wasting time with anything other than a chunk of steel with no gimmicks lol

      • Smith

        Jul 17, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        Honestly, I’m skeptical about that – did you leave it for years without treating? I have a 350g Circa 62 #3, which I’ve had for 10 years now. I’m pretty lax with cleaning it after rounds – it has rust (think Spieth’s 009), but no pits.

        I agree with “O”. Solid chunk o’ steel can’t be beat IMO.

        • alan

          Jul 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

          … but you just don’t understand what a putter represents in Freudian terms… it’s a pen is… and gullible golfers want to have a potent looking putter in their WITB arsenal of weapons… plain & simple…. 😮

  12. ogo

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    … and drink a can of Red Bull so that the putter wings will let you fly over the greens and into the holes… guaranteed… 😛

  13. Jim McPherson

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    “What’s unique about these putters is that they’re fast looking and high-tech.”?!?

    Hahaha. What a line of horse#*@%… Sure, I’ll buy one. I’ve always been hoping a manufacturer would make a “fast looking” putter. It’ll win all those putter races I like to enter. Hahaha

    • alan

      Jul 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      I use a “Scuddy Calamari” putter found in a barrel in the pro shop for $10… and she is soooo sweeeet…

  14. orangeology

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    #skyfall

  15. Travis

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha…

  16. Connor

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Scotty has lost his *&^%ing mind. He has deviated so far from what he used to produce. Is this really the same guy that designed the Tel3 and Pro Platinum?

  17. Sean

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Sleek product shots aren’t going to sell.
    Innovation, great design, and functionality will.
    Scotty’s stuff is a snoozer these days..

  18. O

    Jul 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    He is a as bad as Parsons, but as brilliant as Parsons in copying others marketing BS and excellent at using his voice

    • O

      Jul 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      “At address, after a few putts, the wings almost disappear and it’s like looking down at a blade,” Scotty Cameron said.”

      He is so good at delivering this BS jargon dialogue script written for advertising, people believe anything he says

      • ogo

        Jul 17, 2018 at 4:47 pm

        “Golfers are gullible.” – Harvey Penick – Lil’ Red Book, pg. 72 …. believe it…

  19. Jay

    Jul 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I remember he said in an interview a couple months ago that he had something really cool planned to release… and I was really hoping for something without an insert… NOPE.

  20. Dave

    Jul 17, 2018 at 11:25 am

    love the look……

  21. Jim

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Are they kidding with the pricing? Are all the manufacturers trying to come up with super premium priced products to compete with PXG or just using it as an excuse to charge more? Pricing is getting ridiculous and for something that was already too expensive in my opinion.

  22. Brian

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    $600, lol

    • ogo

      Jul 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      $300 for a Chinese knockoff and without the name “Scotty Cameron”… lol

      • robert

        Jul 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        …would that be a “Scutty Camereoon”…???

  23. DB

    Jul 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

    There are some good things here – increased MOI, some cool neck options, etc.

    But wait… the wings flare OUTWARD? LOL. No. This little detail makes the whole thing look ridiculous.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New Ping G410 Driver?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from hervygolf21, and it surrounds the new G410 driver from Ping that is allegedly set for release at the beginning of 2019. Our members have found out plenty of information on the latest driver from Ping since the thread began, apparently, and here’s a quick look at some of the features you might expect from the new model (if you take forum members’ word for it).

According to the thread, the PING G410 will be black with red accents, will have a higher MOI than the current G400 model, will still contain the Ping Turbulators and will be offered in 12 degrees without draw weighting. It’s also believed that the G400 Max will remain current until July/August 2019, but at a lower price point.

Here are a few posts in the thread reflecting on the news, but make sure to check out the entire thread and join the discussion at the link below.

  • lc1342: “Love both the G400 LST and G400 Max, but if they are bringing out something better… I’ll take it!”
  • cz13x4: “This sounds like a very interesting update. Not keen on red but very interested to see what comes out.”
  • roho: “Late January?  Sounds like maybe a PGA Show unveil in Orlando.”

Entire Thread: “New PING G410 Driver”

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Ben Hogan adds Ft. Worth “White” to iron lineup

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After the launch of Diamond Black Metal finish Ft. Worth “Black” irons earlier this year, Ben Hogan’s nickel-chrome Ft. Worth irons are back…sort of. The Texas-baed company today announced the launch of Ben Hogan Ft. Worth White irons.

Now with respect to the “White” designation, If you’re skeptical/confused, well, let’s just have a look at a comment on BH’s Instagram post announcing the iron launch and the company’s response…

jonmodica: “Very unclear the changes from previous model… also… white? It’s chrome…..”

Benhogangolf: ”@jonmodica More progressive specific to each club head, a more aggressive V-Sole pattern and the ‘white’ is opposite of the popular and newly designed Ft. Worth Black.”

There you have it, folks. “White” as in contrast to the Ft. Worth Black irons, and the Ft. Worth White is not merely a re-issue of original chrome Ft. Worth, according to the company.

With respect to the changes to the V-Sole system, the company said this in its marketing materials for the Ft. Worth Black.

“Feedback from strong players and robot testing indicated that the leading edge could be increased on certain irons, and trailing edge softened … especially with less-than-full shots in the shorter irons.”

“So, in our ongoing quest to design and manufacture the best clubs in golf, we’ve modified the V-Sole Technology used on the Ben Hogan Ft. Worth BLACK slightly. The sole maintains the same basic design principles as the original V-Sole but has been optimized for each iron in the set. In effect, we’ve strengthened the leading edge from the sole to the face on some of the Ft. Worth BLACK irons, while reducing the trailing edge bounce on others.”

Obviously, the company scrapped the PreciseLoft system introduced with the original Ft. Worth irons. That system offered four loft profiles, all with consistent four-degree gaps. After finding the vast majority of players preferred the “mid-high” launch profile, the company did away with the others…and returned to tradition iron number (rather than loft) stamping on the toe.

The aforementioned lofts in the 4-PW set range from 22 degrees to 46 degrees.

“The Ft. Worth White Irons are illustrative of how Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company interacts with and listens to its customers,” said Scott White, President and CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. “On the heels of our sales success with the Ft. Worth Black Irons, we found many ‘traditionalists’ who wanted to play this iron design with the standard nickel-chrome finish, so we accommodated them with this launch.”

Ft. Worth White irons are available for purchase on the Ben Hogan website exclusively for $700.00 per seven-piece set (4-PW).

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Ping’s new Sigma2 putters are length-adjustable, and one of them “fetches” the ball from the hole

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We recently spotted photos of Ping’s new Sigma2 putter line in our GolfWRX forums, but what we didn’t know at the time was that there is an adjustable-length system built into their Pistol grips.

The USGA conforming, length-adjustable feature allows golfers to change lengths between 32 and 36 inches in approximately 0.25-inch increments with a turn of the small Ping wrench that fits into the butt end of the grips.

“The adjustable shaft is just a really cool technology,” said John K. Solheim, Ping President. “Our engineers took a very complex technical challenge and simplified it for the benefit of golfers. It allows you to experiment with various lengths and ultimately self-fit yourself. You’re no longer limited to a specific length measurement. You simply adjust it until you’re comfortable, ideally with your eyes directly over the ball. We call it ‘invisible’ technology but once you customize it to your length, the results will be very clear on your scorecard.”

Also, we’ve since learned that the Sigma2 Fetch putter head fits into a standard size golf hole, and the design allows golfers to simply place the bottom of the putter head into the hole to pick the golf ball out without bending over.

Each of the 9 new head models in the Sigma2 line have a new face technology as well, made to be softer and more responsive than the Sigma G putter faces. The “dual-durometer” face inserts, which are made of PEBAX material, have a softer outer layer, and a firmer inner layer, designed for greater player feedback, according to Ping.

Additionally, Ping’s familiar TR face design pattern alters in depth across the face to speed up mishits — the goal being to have greater speed consistency regardless of where the golfer strikes the ball on the face.

The Sigma2 putters, which are now available for pre-order at Ping golf shops around the world, are offered with either the PP60 (midsize and lightweight), the PP61 (inspired by the PP58), or the PP62 (larger, more rounded shape) grip, which are each equipped with the length-adjustable system.

Read below for full specs of each putter, as per Ping’s press release.

See more photos and discussion about the Sigma2 putters here.

Ping Sigma2 Anser

Putter Type: Blade
Finish: Platinum or Stealth
Head Weight: 350 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/- 2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 ZB 2

Putter Type: Blade
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 350 grams
Stroke Type: Strong Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Kushin C

Putter Type: Mid-Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 360 grams
Stroke Type: Straight
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Arna

Putter Type: Mid-Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 360 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $215

Ping Sigma2 Tyne

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Tyne 4

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 370 grams
Stroke Type: Strong Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Wolverine H

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 370 grams
Stroke Type: Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/- 4)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Valor

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Stealth
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Types: Straight, Slight Arc
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

Ping Sigma2 Fetch

Putter Type: Mallet
Finish: Platinum
Head Weight: 365 grams
Stroke Type: Straight
Lie Angle: 20 degrees (+/-2)
Loft: 3 degrees (+/-2)
Price: $235

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Ping Sigma2 putters.

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