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2020 Scotty Cameron Special Select putters

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Scotty Cameron has been refining and defining putters for more than 25 years at Titleist, and to celebrate 2020, he’s releasing the new Scotty Cameron Special Select putter line to showcase timeless, tour-proven designs, crafted with impeccable attention detail.

More photos of the Scotty Cameron Special Select putters in the forums.

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Putters are unique clubs because the great styles and classic shapes never go out of style, kind of like cars. Yes, we have seen a growth in larger geometry and technology packed designs, but the classics are classics for a reason, and they will continue to live on.

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The inspiration for the new Special Select putters came directly from combining Scotty Cameron’s most classic shapes with tweaks driven by tour player requests. When it comes to Cameron-designed putters, it’s never going to be about reinventing the wheel, it’s about taking a proven philosophy and refining the end product to perfection. That also means using the best materials, controlling the process start to finish, and milling from a solid block of 303 stainless steel in the USA.

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Each model in the Special Select putter line has been completely reworked, including Cameron’s classic Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 style blades. A newly refined Del Mar joins the new Fastback 1.5, Squareback 2, Flowback 5 and Flowback 5.5 mid-mallet models.

“With Special Select, I wanted to get back to the pure-milled shapes and faces that I’ve been crafting for tour players for over two decades now. We’ve brought those designs into the modern era with new setups, necks, faces, grips and weights. Every aspect of every putter has been redone. When it all came together, it was pretty special.” – Scotty Cameron

More photos of the Scotty Cameron Special Select putters in the forums.

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The Performance Behind Special Select

Everything Scotty Cameron and Titleist is driven by the endless pursuit of creating the most high-performance products for the best players in the world and then bringing that technology and performance to dedicated golfers. The changes made to the new Special Select line to differentiate it from previous Cameron putters of the past are all tour inspired and include

  • Soft Tri-sole Design: Special Select blade models are milled with a tour-inspired soft tri-sole design. This self-soling feature promotes the putter sitting square to the target line at address. The key to this design feature is a slightly negative bounce sole that puts the putter in the correct position time after time.
  • New Balanced Weighting: Heel and toe positioned weights in the sole of Scotty Cameron putters are not new, in fact they have been around for more than a decade now in other select models, but like the rest of the Special Select series it’s about refinement not reinvention. These customizable weights assure that each putter is properly balanced based on putter length, and the golfer’s stroke. There are stock configurations but putters can be made lighter or heavier by request through custom order.
  • More photos of the Scotty Cameron Special Select putters in the forums.
  • See what WRXers are saying about the 2020 Cameron lineup. 

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The blade models all come fit with new tungsten sole weights that are heavier than previous steel ones. This allows for sleeker shapes with larger sweet spots. The mid-mallet putters use a stainless steel sole weights for optimal balance and weight distribution.

  • Refined Hosel Configurations: This is the true nitty gritty, to be sure every attribute of each model is perfect before being put in the hands of the golfer. The Newport and Newport 2 putters, for example, feature a slightly shorter plumbers neck for medium toe flow, with a newly-defined socket radius (where the hosel neck meets the top line) repositioned with onset to provide better visibility of the leading edge at address, allowing for easier alignment.

More photos of the Scotty Cameron Special Select putters in the forums.

Scotty Cameron Special Select Models

As mentioned, there are eight models to choose from in the new Special Select line; three blade models and five mid-mallet options with a look and toe flow for any stroke.

  • Newport, Newport 2, Newport 2.5, Del Mar, Fastback 1.5, Squareback 2, Flowback 5, and Flowback 5.5.

Final Touches

Each Scotty Cameron Special Select putter comes stock with a new grey Pistolini Plus grip with distinctive white lettering. The new Pistolini Plus maintains the shape of the original Pistolini but with a slight build-up lower hand.

The Special Select line’s un-plated stainless steel heads are bead blasted for an easy-to-maintain glare-resistant look that won’t show wear like putters with traditional plating or applied finish. The signature red cavity dots have also been given a styling upgrade with each dot milled with a recessed channel, which is then polished and hand-painted with cherry red translucent paint.

Pricing and Availability

Special Select putters will be priced at $399 and will be available Jan. 24 in North America and March 27 worldwide through Titleist authorized golf shops.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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33 Comments

  1. Upgrading

    Jan 29, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    No insert = yes please. Fell in love with the shape of my Select Newport 3 (now the Del Mar) last year. But, with the insert I found them to be much less forgiving. My miss strike with the putter has always been high on the face. With the Select range, that meant right in the grove of the where the insert ends and the top line begins. As a result, it felt like you were putting a rock and the ball would hardly roll out. The new line gets back to the original single piece / classic looking and feeling Scotty’s of old. You can’t have a validated opinion unless you’ve tried it. I did and I’m now upgrading from my Select Newport 3 to the Del Mar. More forgiving, softer feel, and same timeless craftsmanship. Also this is my opinion; spend your money how you want to and I’ll do the same.

  2. jake

    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Aside from his many putters he does and doesn’t claim as original he has also claimed some epiphany of design inspiration for the “Pistolini/Pistolero” grip designs. You can even find an asinine video of SC describing his moment of inspiration. Golf Pride made that very grip 20 years ago and it was labeled “New Decade” on the butt; came in solid red and possibly black. Now, via some back door agreement with SC they no longer offer that style under the GP name and you’ll need to pay $29 for the privilege of owning a $6 grip designed 20 some years ago now branded SC. Marketing smoke and mirrors at its finest.

    • Al

      Jan 19, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Honestly I have not liked the last 3 models of the Newport 2 but got to try the special Newport 2 today n this baby sounds so sweet n putter face feels so nice and dense on nice strokes. Def getting one soon .

  3. Mike

    Jan 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Same old same old…. Cameron has never seen a putter he won’t copy. With the exception of the highly successful design of the Detour putters. Luckily for him he decided to just copy others rather that use his designing skills. This is not hate, just my opinion. Ok millennial?

  4. CCShop

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Love no insert, could have done with a smaller Scotty Cameron on the front but other then that I love that new look. SC is always going to be expensive. So what if it looks like a Ping, feels much better. I’ll pay a premium to get a better feel.

  5. joro

    Jan 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

    This is the best, he is even copying hisself, which was a copying another brand, and laughing all the way to the bank. Oh well.

  6. HKO

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

    true that the recent SC models look not as good as ‘olde’ ones. but this ones look no bad at all. the newport seems kinda based off timeless & tri-sole style a ‘little’ bit. why not?

  7. BigP

    Jan 17, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Way too much hate in this world; what’s wrong with everyone?

    • Brian

      Jan 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Can you not be critical of something without it being labeled as ‘hate’?

  8. Scotty Rothschild Cameron IX

    Jan 17, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    can’t wait for the club cameron lunatics to come to the defense of ole daddy cameron on this release. If the guy milled petrified mammoth $h*+ they would say it’s the best putter ever released

  9. Joe momma

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    “ Every aspect of every putter has been redone”
    Thats a lie…. They are the EXACT same putters that have been around forever minus the paintfill and writing which means absolutely nothing

  10. Shawn

    Jan 17, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Nice job on the left handed models. Exact same 2 models he’s offered for the last 20 years. What a joke…

    • Nick

      Jan 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

      As a fellow lefty I agree completely! I would be willing to wager that if SC were to release one of the new flowbacks in left handed they would sell a heck of a lot more of those than this worn out DelMar model.

  11. Cameron Plagiarism

    Jan 17, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    “Hmmmmmm lets see….. this year we’ll put some different engravings……..maybe change some paintfill……..I’ve got it!!!!….. we’ll call it the “Special”.”

    No thanks I’ll be different than the neighbor and buy a better putter for $300 less. Thank you Mr. Solheim.

  12. JP

    Jan 17, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    No insert is a great start!

  13. retired04

    Jan 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Where is the model Charles Howell is playing in the Am Exp in La Quinta this week?

  14. Joey5Picks

    Jan 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Do these make more putts than a $150 putter? the $250 difference would cover quite a few putting lessons.

  15. Ima Fitter

    Jan 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    They still look like Pings! He could maybe take credit for the mallet’s, but not the blades…no one can…it was all Mr. Solheim.

  16. Joe

    Jan 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    How did a complete plagiarist like Cameron become so widespread used on Tour? Guy is completely uninspiring, yet he’s THE puttermaker. It’s a shame. Not an original thought in his head.

    • Juststeve

      Jan 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      Because he turns out a better Ping than Ping.

      • Putter Man

        Jan 21, 2020 at 6:16 pm

        Ping makes a HUGE variety of EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY putters. To say Cameron’s are better quality than Ping is to ignore what is right in front of you. You may prefer Cameron because they say “Special Select Tour Model Custom Limited Pro 1st Run Circle T Rat” and have different colored paint fill that matches your bag but its not because they are higher quality.

    • I hate Joe

      Jan 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Joe, you making that comment makes you the one with the most unoriginal ideas in your head. SC has always given Ping credit for his creations. You should never speak in public if you insist on being a moron.

      • I hate the guy that hates Joe

        Jan 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm

        They aren’t his creations. Cameron is a huckster. German stainless steel? Fake news.

  17. dat

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Better than the last several years, but not enough headshapes or options.

  18. JoSmo

    Jan 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    I probably won’t get one because they changed the flow neck to a slant. But, this is a HUGE improvement over the recent offerings.

  19. golfraven

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Not too hot on the covers but the rest of the „re-design“ is spot on. Got to love Scotty‘s marketing – Special ????. I am sure those will sell like hotcakes. I for my part am happy with my Phantom X so ain‘t in the market for one

  20. Thomas

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:35 am

    So should we expect to see the Ultra Special Select in 2 years? I can’t wait!

  21. Ryan

    Jan 17, 2020 at 11:10 am

    I liked the tourtype model better with the cherry bombs all over, but this is pretty solid. May have to pick one up eventually. I like the non insert for sure.

  22. brian

    Jan 17, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Does it come with the weight kit included? The new Mizuno M-Craft putters look every bit as nice…milled from a solid block of high-carbon steel…and come with a weight kit for adjustments for $100 less. Cameron putters sell on the name alone.

  23. DB

    Jan 17, 2020 at 10:38 am

    The name that covers 1/3rd of the face looks ridiculous. Other than that really nice work, best Cameron in years.

  24. Juststeve

    Jan 17, 2020 at 9:57 am

    No inset which I like.

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Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 9 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 Rocket 3 (14 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 9 TX

Irons: Mizuno MP-20 HMB (3), Mizuno MP-4 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 7.0

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-14F), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60-09 LB)
Shafts: Project X 7.0

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo DB5
Grip: Lamkin Deep-Etched Paddle

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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In our forums, WRXer Hotdocta created a thread to discuss the new SIM fairway woods and wants to hear from fellow members who have experienced them. Plenty of WRXers give their thoughts on the 2020 additions from TaylorMade, with the vast majority mightily impressed with what they have seen.

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.

  • DNice26: “I bought the 5 wood based on reports the Sim is silly long and low spin, and after my first round today, it absolutely delivered. The 5 wood isn’t too big, and I found it to flight excellently off the tee and off the fairway. It set me up today for birdies on all the par 5s. I have mine shafted with an 80X diamana blue, and it is fantastic.”
  • JoeFrigo: “The SIM is the hottest 3w I have ever hit. Had the m6 all last year and absolutely loved it. I said all last year it was the best fairway I’ve ever played….the SIM is even better. I love the profile at address, and there are times the SIM 3w gets within 1mph of my driver ball speed. I honestly went back to PGA store for playability and grabbed the 5w instead because the face is so hot. I had about 5 launch monitor sessions and 1 round on the course and was killing it, but gaps were way off now. Decided id wait and get more course time with it, but then the Coronavirus came.”
  • tyusg: “The SIM fairways are extremely hot off the face. Was hitting off the trackman at my work, and was reaching smash factors of 1.51 and 1.52. The shape of them do remind me of the M6, a little bigger, and a pretty deep face. But the V Steel tech they put back in I believe is why the smash was so high. Even on off center hits, the ball speed was pretty much all there still.”
  • Polly509109: “I have hit both SIM ti/ SIM Max. They were both very good. Tried all the Mavrik 3W offerings and SIM fit my swing better. Switched from TS3 fairway. Into the SIM ti with my old shaft from the Titleist. 82X Diamana Whiteboard. Don’t have any numbers for you, not really a launch monitor guy. But was getting 255-269 carry and 275-288 overall with the stock Diamana 75S shaft when I was fitted. 104-108 ss. Don’t know what kinda monitor.”

Entire Thread: “TaylorMade’s SIM fairway woods”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their golfing purchases since lockdown began in many areas of the world. WRXer ‘lvmike’ created the thread and has purchased a Ping putter as well as a TaylorMade driver and our members have been getting involved with plenty of WRXers investing in new equipment from clubs to hitting mats and beyond.

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.

  • JoeFrigo: “Other than a mat and net, unfortunately, I haven’t bought any clubs…courses are closed here so I can’t hit anything anyways. I’m now really looking into a personal launch monitor since ill have a month at least of no range time. But the temptation is strong for more clubs! particularly putters since I can do that in my basement green.”
  • manima1: “Purchased an EXPUTT putting simulator – perfect for lock-down. Review so far is this is an excellent tool in dialing in putting distances and developing a consistent stroke at a given distance – similar to how you can dial in irons and wedges on a typical full simulator.”
  • pmang: “In the past week I’ve bought a SIM Max, a TS2 and a hot melt gun. Come to think of it I bought a Garmin clip-on GPS/Rangefinder… oh, and some Adidas golf shoes…. and I’m sure there will be more.”
  • pgetzen: “Bought a Stitch SL1 bag and two Cleveland RTX4 wedges on the Walmart deal, as well as 3 knit headcovers.”
  • 1PuttTutt: “Full basement simulator setup, including hitting mat, screen/enclosure, mevo+ launch monitor, projector, gaming laptop, etc. Unfortunately only the hitting mat has arrived so far, but I was able to set up some blankets and padding so I can hit balls in the basement. I also bought four dozen balls and a pushcart. I was thinking the pushcart was a genius idea, being that courses would limit to one person per cart, and courses would run out. But then they shut courses down before I could use it.”
  • uglande: “Two Vokey SM8 wedges and a Scotty Special Select putter. I’m wearing out my basement carpet with all of this chipping and putting, so my short game should be good to go when we’re released again to the outdoors. I also bought some sweet Titleist black leather (noir) head covers.”
  • Kye123: “Me, my dad and my little bro bought a Swingcaddie S300 and an industrial net from a fishing company… was going great until my little bro sailed a 60 straight into the conservatory two houses down, wedges are now banned.”

Entire Thread: “What have you purchased since ‘lockdown’?

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