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Scotty Cameron goes high tech with new GoLo putters

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Scotty Cameron’s new GoLo 3, GoLo 5, GoLo 5R and Golo 6 putters merge aluminum and stainless steel in a innovative way that the putter maker says could influence his future designs.

Designing putters is a process, Cameron said, but the driving force of the new line was his curiosity about putter inserts.

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An unshafted GoLo 5 putter. Notice the raised alignment aid, which is the aluminum Face-Core Sole poking through the stainless steel body.

[quote_box_center]“I’d always wondered, with a conventional insert, if you hit it thin – which is very common considering putting surfaces are rarely level – do you hit the portion of the putter face below the insert?” he said. “And how does that affect the feel and performance? Inserts are used for feel, not for performance. But performance is, in part, due to feel. So, I thought, why not just take the seam out?”[/quote_box_center]

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Cameron’s GoLo 5R, which has a more rounded appearance at address than the GoLo 5.

Cameron explored eliminating the seam that inserts create below the center of the face, which he accomplished with what the company is calling a Face-Sole Core.

The Face-Sole Core is made from aircraft-grade, anodized aluminum, and constitutes the entirety of the face and midsection of the putter. It’s wrapped in a heavier, 303-stainless steel frame that gives the putter its shape and has performance benefits as well.

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Two pieces — a stainless steel body (left) and an aluminum Face-Sole Core — make up each of the new Cameron GoLo putters

[quote_box_center]“The goal of the design was to move the weight out of the midsection and enhance the perimeter weighting like a horseshoe around the outside to create higher moment of inertia and increase the resistance to twist,” Cameron said. “So the more we can get a horseshoe, getting the weight out and back, the better off we are on off-center hits.”[/quote_box_center]

The aluminum Face-Sole Core and stainless steel frame are joined with a vibration dampening system — rubber bars that sit between the two pieces and keep them from touching — to give the putters a softer feel than previous GoLo putters.

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A closeup of the Face-Sole Core, which attaches to the stainless steel body with a vibration dampening system to create a softer feel.

The last, and maybe one of the most important feature of the putters is their new four-way sole design, which is shaped in such a way that the putter will not sit opened or closed when it is soled at address.

“IT SITS DEAD CENTER,” CAMERON SAID.

To prove his point, Cameron spun one of the new GoLo putter heads on a glass table to show how it would rotate 360-degrees in perfect balance.

[quote_box_center]“Hardly ever are you on a flat surface on a putting green, so we made the draft angles perfect in each direction, front-to-back, heel-to-toe, so that you’re not going to snag the ground,” he said. [/quote_box_center]

The GoLo putters ($379) have Cameron’s Silver Mist finish and use the company’s 10-inch, 77-gram Matador Red Midsize grips. They’ll be in stores April 3.

See photos of each of the five new models in the slideshows below. Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the new putters in our forum.

Scotty Cameron GoLo 3

Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches
Neck: Flare
Toe Flow: Maximum
Offset: Three-quarters
Stock Head weight: 350 grams

Scotty Cameron GoLo 5

Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches
Neck: Single Bend
Toe Flow: Near Face Balanced
Offset: Full Shaft
Stock Head weight: 350 grams

Scotty Cameron GoLo 5R

Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches
Neck: Single Bend
Toe Flow: Near Face Balanced
Offset: Full Shaft
Stock Head weight: 350 grams

Scotty Cameron Golo 5R Dual Balance

Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches
Neck: Single Bend
Toe Flow: Near Face Balanced
Offset: Full Shaft
Stock Head weight: 400 grams

The Golo 5R Dual Balance has a stock length of 38 inches and a 50-gram counterweight under the butt end of the grip.

Scotty Cameron Golo 6

Lengths: 33, 34 and 35 inches
Neck: Single Bend
Toe Flow: Near Face Balanced
Offset: Full Shaft
Stock Head weight: 350 grams

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the new putters in our forum.

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  1. Bob

    Apr 27, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Go back to making Anser clones.

  2. Joe Duffer

    Mar 21, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Huge pile of steaming…

  3. Mike

    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    obviously the majority of the people on this site have never experienced a Cameron experience. Scotty would not throw a piece of junk out. He has to continue to make putters to please the people and why not try and improve the putter game.

  4. Ballstrikaaa

    Jan 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Uhhh……I’m still waiting for the fins and top side whale tail attachment. I hate to jump on the
    bandwagon of dissenters here, but goodness gracious “as Jack would say,” these offerings
    are hideous. I remember when Scotty’s over priced tools sold for $299 a pop, but the designs
    were smooth and clean without over designed head covers. At $379, he has officially lost me.

  5. Michael M

    Jan 25, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    #6 should be called the apple bottom putter. waht an ugly fricking putter.

  6. Matt Heister

    Jan 24, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Hope he makes a CS. Holy cow!

  7. Raven

    Jan 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    If you are hitting a putt that thin then the seam is probably the last of your problems. The best feeling Camerons to me are the ones which use a 303SS face, take that away and they are just another cookie in the pot.

  8. Mike M

    Jan 22, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    He is creative, besides, who looks at the sole plate when putting. You know he has the data to back up his claims or he wouldn’t be doing them. I just wonder why there doesnt seem to be a center shafted model like the GoLo 5S offered today. To me it has the best look from the grip to the ball. The price ? You didn’t think it ws going to be cheaper did you?
    The gentlement to resonded about getting a used Del Mar, that is a good thought, I would be suprised the price of a used GSS 009 isn’t doubled after Jimmie Walkers win this past weekend.

    • Steve

      Jan 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Definitely, everyone is going to want Jimmy, I repeat Jimmy Walkers putter because he won the Sony. What is the big news with this putter, huh right, the insert goes to the bottom. Charge $379 for that sounds like a bargain. Get a metal x putter for $50, but you don’t get the Scotty headcover showing in your bag. Mmmm, have to rethink this. there are a lot of great Cameron putters these are not one of them

  9. Joey

    Jan 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Looks like a ‘B’ on that Golo 6 putter. Pretty grotesque.

  10. Mike

    Jan 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I guess this is the beginning of the end for the Scotty Cameron run on putters. These look absolutely horrible!

  11. Steve

    Jan 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

    $379 for a putter with a insert putter? Cameron is losing their mojo. But 99% of Cameron’s are sold because of status not performance. Not saying they don’t make or have made great putters. But….. You know the rest

  12. Duncan Castles

    Jan 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

    $379???

  13. TR1PTIK

    Jan 22, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Not a fan. Even though I have an Odyssey White Hot Pro and know what it feels like to hit it thin, I just don’t like the look of these enough to ever spend the ridiculous amount of money he wants for them. I’d rather spend that kind of money on an Odyssey Mextal-X Milled or Works putter. Or, I could just track down a lightly used California Del Mar for considerably less than any of those.

  14. Eagle006

    Jan 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    These look like they were designed by a 9 year old Transformers fan. He sure does churn out some junk these days. What happened to the classic designs like the Teryllium or Studio stainless series?

  15. Preston

    Jan 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Why an aluminum insert? Can i wrap a beer can around my putter and get an idea of the feel of the insert?

    • Bryan

      Jan 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

      I hope you’re not serious. They used to make beer cans out of steel, in fact some beer companies still use steel cans. Can I just take one of those, put a shaft in it and get an idea of the feel of a steel head putter?

  16. mark d

    Jan 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Common sense prevails. Now do one on a Newport or Newport Two design, nothing funky-looking from address (like the old Terylliums), keep the graphics (relatively) calm and you’ve got the whole smash. My 2¢.

  17. slider

    Jan 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    these look nice another gem from scotty

    • Rich

      Jan 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Really? Are you looking at the same putter I just did? To each their own I guess.

  18. Mike

    Jan 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Any Left Handed Options??

  19. Kim

    Jan 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Golfsmith was doing an insert that went to the bottom of the face about 10-15 years ago and I wondered why nobody else did it. The hitting it thin miss kept me from using insert putters so will be interesting to try this one.

  20. Bryan

    Jan 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Wow, can anyone say rip off of Ping’s B60??? Maybe that’s why he’s calling that one GoLo 6…

    • RG

      Jan 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      This ain’t the first time he’s ripped off Ping.

  21. Nice

    Jan 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Is Scotty drinking the Taylormade koolaid? What’s up with releasing putters on top of putters?

  22. LOL

    Jan 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    LOL.

    Why not forget the insert altogether and just make it all solid like it used to be?

    • Josh

      Jan 22, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Increased MOI. But I don’t think I can stand the looks of these to justify a slight MOI increase…

  23. Juan Carlos

    Jan 21, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Scotty must been spending too much time at the local Hooters, cause the GOLO 6 looks like a pair O Jugs if you know what I mean…. ( . Y . )

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