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Scotty Cameron M1 or Scotty Cameron Fastback


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#1 kepeollie

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

Hello all,

Looking at replacing my Newport select with one of the above. I have the opportunity to pick a Fastback for a super good deal, and would like to know other than the insert, is there any other differences between these two putters, and which one you might prefer?

Looking for you alls feedback!
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Edited by kepeollie, 11 September 2017 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:57 PM

The feel with the aluminum face of the M1 is amazing. And if you can get it for a good deal, even better. If you end up hating it, you can always just sell it here for at least what you paid for it.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:04 PM

The feel on the M1 is much softer than any Fastback I've rolled. That said it's too soft for some, but if you like a softer feel it's probably the better pick. Additionally the design of the M1 with the aluminum face allows the weight to be distributed further out to the edges than previously, so it's got a higher MOI, aka more forgiving.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

Bump.  Can anyone comment on what the toe hang for these 2 putters is?  Considering picking one of these up...
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:25 PM

My Cameron m1 is pretty close to face balanced


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:54 AM

Nice revival ace.  Happy to offer an opinion.

The newer Fastback & M1 versions of Scotty's line get very little attention, and yet they are quite popular and outperform IMHO.  I have read before that amateurs should consider a mallet putter for game improvement ast they help iron out the misses.  You could inlcude the Squareback/M2 in this discussion, just not my cup of tea.

I gravitated to Camerons a few years ago because I was a rubbish putter.  Sure, some of it was the operator but over time I've found that the Fastbacks, being near face balanced have proved the better fit for me.  And I've tried a fair few of the offerings - blade, mid mallet, mallet...carbon, stainless, inserts, etc.  There are a thousand threads on carbon vs stainless, deep vs shallow milling, insert vs beach vs GSS...but that's another ball game.

I'm a better putter now than I've ever been, and no matter what I try I haven't been able to kick the 2015 FB heavy I have out of the bag.  A mate on TCC referred to blades being the blondes of putters, so I guess there are many of us that are more suited to brunette's.  So there won't be any sexy blades in my bag any time soon - just can't drain enough with them.

I'm more aware now (after a fair bit of reading) that there is no such thing as a straight back - straight through stroke.  That said, there must be some truth that face balanced putter coupled with a more upright stroke can improve your overall results (assume this is me).  Particularly if you are trying to emulate SBST - then you'll get armsy in the take away and follow through trying to avoid following the natural arc around your body.

So best I can hope for the bag is a tour FB+ or maybe a new M1 tour but no sexy blades I'm afraid.  My dilemma is I'm just not sure my success will continue with the M1 insert vs the FB+ deep milled stainless (non insert) that I have currently.  The M1 tour looks better though, and have seen a 2018 M1 tour and that's even better again (and about double the price - d'oh!).

Good luck anyone weighing up their fastback & squareback options.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 03:48 AM

I’ve got the fastback from 2014 with the cross alignment aid and it’s pretty much face balanced. It only got kicked out of my bag due to a spider tour that I putt better still with. If you have a sbst strike then the fastback is a great putter.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:09 AM

View Postphilly2kuk, on 04 February 2018 - 03:48 AM, said:

...If you have a sbst strike then the fastback is a great putter...

Or think you do (cool)

Not being a smart a** but when you read Stan Utley's book and others, they say everyone has some sort of natural arc.

Bottom line is whatever works for you and there are plenty of us that have good success with face balanced.  Big fan myself.
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