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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron Prototype Mallet Putters”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases the new Scotty Cameron Prototype Mallet Putters that have been on display at this week’s Sony Open. The thread was started by easyyy after our forum moderator Pitbull808 sourced the photos, and while the majority of our members appear less than impressed, some are keen on the new designs.

Check out all of the photos of the new designs in our forum thread here.

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

  • Putterdough91: “Uhhh maybe Scotty designed these over the Christmas holidays after a few too many drinks.. “
  • sbjinx: “It looks like the more futuristic version of the spyder and spyder mini. I think these look way better than the Newport with wings abomination.”
  • ProStryker: “I’m a big Scotty fan, but these are horrible. His stuff seems to keep declining. Everyone is clamoring for a solid head like the old Scotty’s, and he keeps going far in the opposite direction. Disappointing.”
  • collindm1: “I honestly don’t think they look that bad.  I’ll reserve judgment until I roll them.  These are prototypes; he’s allowed to try things that some of the guys on tour might use and put in play.  He does consult with tour pros on occasion.  Hence, Jimmy Walker ditching the T Lamb blade and putting one of these Scotty’s in play.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron Prototype Mallet Putters”

Kevin Na’s caddie, Kenny Harms, also posted these photos on Instagram.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Sticks Jones

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, nice PXG Operator/Spyder. Another dud for the collection.

  2. ManManacle76

    Jan 9, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    An improvement in looks. Is the slant a little less pronounced or is it just the angle?
    Would look better with longer wings like the traditional Spiders but I like the alignment lines. Been debating on getting a Spider and might have to give this one a go.

  3. seabass

    Jan 9, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    A YES! Milly and TM Spider love child…. This is the worst putter SC has made to date. Who approved this to go to market?

  4. Bill

    Jan 9, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Still with the heel shaft? Call me when you put the shaft in the center, where it belongs.

    • Jeff

      Jan 10, 2019 at 12:59 am

      Centre shaft in the driver and irons too, I say.

  5. Dr. Freud

    Jan 9, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Hitting a driver is macho….. putting a putter is wimpy ….. anybody who ‘lovss’ a putter is exposing their gonadal predilections.

  6. Scheiss

    Jan 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Losing profit to EvnRoll and TM he makes these junk.
    Pathetic

  7. D Mack

    Jan 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t worry I’m sure they will keep making Newport classic putters that you have been missing 3 footers for the last 20 years with.

  8. howie

    Jan 8, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful, breathtaking, big putter statement that is not an Anser knockoff. These Scotty’s will sell like hotcakes because they are clean functional designs that will make golfers proud to putt. I love that yellow indicia top lines on the black background. One suggestion, the yellow line should have been extended down the putter face to show the sweet spot. Cost?

  9. MB

    Jan 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Ridiculous

  10. Jordan

    Jan 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    btw these are not prototypes. There is no way he is going to change anything within a month before these all go to market. These things are being milled and put together in China as we speak.

  11. Peter

    Jan 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Looks like Christopher Nolan and Robert Bettinardi went drinking and made a putter together.

  12. Scheiss

    Jan 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Lost massive amounts of business to TM and EVNROLL, eh, Scotty?
    That’s what happens when you flog putters to the public that even the Tour pros don’t use.
    So now you decide to copy some of the others designs (yet again) to try to catch up and profit
    Pathetic

  13. HKO

    Jan 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

    did they fire all product designers? nice

  14. JD

    Jan 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Why do they still let Adam Scott dictate putter designs? Dude hasn’t made a putt since the Bush administration.

  15. 2putttom

    Jan 8, 2019 at 10:55 am

    what the hell scotty !

  16. Duncan Marc

    Jan 8, 2019 at 9:59 am

    They look like bastardized Betti’s……nice steel of color from 2018 Bettinardi BB Line as well…..

  17. JP

    Jan 8, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Horrible…

    • howie

      Jan 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Beauty resides in the eye of the beholder…. and your eyes are bloodshot dry.

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Modern adjustable drivers are a marvel of engineering and something we now take for granted—considering every OEM utilizes some type of adjustable system to assist with fitting and dialing in launch conditions.

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Bridgestone J33R 460

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

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