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Justin Thomas inspires Scotty Cameron’s new Futura 5.5M putter

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In July 2016, Justin Thomas visited Scotty Cameron’s Putter Studio looking for a new flatstick. He wanted a compact mallet putter that would work for his arcing putting stroke, which required a custom solution from the Scotty Cameron team.

“We welded a flare neck to a Futura X5 Tour putter and sent him on his way,” Scotty Cameron said. He went on to win three events, reporting back that some of his buddies wanted a putter like his. The wheels started turning from there.”

The “turning wheels” inside Cameron’s head led him to create an all-new putter inspired by Thomas’ request, the Futura 5.5M. The new putter is about 10 percent smaller than the Futura 7M putter that it resembles. Unlike the 7M, however, it has what’s known as toe hang, or “toe flow,” a design that tends to work well for golfers with arcing putting strokes.

Futura 5.5 Playing Position

Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M at address.

“To achieve [toe flow], I created a leaned over, stainless steel half-neck spud off the topline that accepts a single bend shaft,” Scotty Cameron said. “This is an elegant way to give the player a full shaft of offset and also offer a clean view of the entire leading edge of the topline. The proportion is right. The weight is right. And now we have a mallet with more toe flow for players who like that arcing feel in their stroke, but want more forgiveness.”

Futura 5.5 Back

The Futura 5.5M has a Silver Mist finish.

Like the rest of the Futura putter line, the Futura 5.5M ($379) has a multi-material construction of 6061 aircraft aluminum and 303 stainless steel. Its wrap-around face sole design pushes weight to the perimeter of the putter head for added forgiveness. It’s available in stores August 25 in North America and September 25 worldwide.

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  1. Geoff

    Aug 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Another ‘Inspired By’ that isn’t like the model it’s inspired by. Another joke from Cameron.

  2. Will

    Aug 2, 2017 at 9:03 am

    This is not inspired by justin Thomas any more than it was inspired by anyone else who uses a smaller mallet. They know we want a flow neck version. Not sure why they won’t make one. Im tired of waiting though. I’m getting the new odyssey 7 with a flow neck when they are available.

  3. UnclePhil

    Aug 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Sigh!

  4. BusterG

    Aug 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Available Aug 25 and I will be at my golf store at opening time to grab one of these booyah beauties

  5. JB

    Aug 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    JT’s looks way better. This is a cop out.

  6. AndyUK

    Aug 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Hmmm…that isn’t a flow neck last time I checked. Looks like he’s gone down the cheap route?

    Massive FAIL!

  7. David

    Aug 1, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Why wont they make JT’s putter or the one Jordan used for one week!? Terrible terrible terrible

    • Rich

      Aug 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Because if they did, there wouldn’t be the “Tour only” putters that he can sell for thousands, just cause it’s got a certain stamp on it. I don’t mind Scotty Cameron putters but bloody hell they take people for a ride with all the bull that goes along with it.

  8. Harry Doyle

    Aug 1, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Swing and a miss

  9. DB

    Aug 1, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This is pretty nice, look forward to trying it. But I prefer the look of the straight shaft and flow-neck.

  10. JD

    Aug 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    When you go on a blind date and she looks nothing like her profile picture.

  11. Jerry

    Aug 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I like Justin Thomas’ putter hosel.

    • LeftyRizer

      Aug 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I agree 100%. Every other manufacturer is putting out a straight shaft flow-neck. That’s what players want. This is just a cheap knock-off….well, at $379 cheap may not be the right word.

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The ‘knock down’ bag – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing a theory and strategy often employed by Phil Mickelson. WRXer ‘ExtraStiff’ kicks off the thread saying:

“In one of Phil Mickelson’s 2021 Masters interviews, he says he considers going game improvement irons around Augusta because high and spinny/attacking is usually the shot of choice. But he uses less forgiving clubs at a lot of other venues cause he is hitting ‘knock down shots’,… taking a couple of clubs extra, and taking some speed off it to keep trajectory and spin low so wind and such is less of a factor.

Anybody here playing two sets of irons for this reason, or have any thoughts? Are there any other pros that have suggested this philosophy?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the strategy in our forum.

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.

  • jvincent: “Phil is the ultimate WRXer. That said, he actually has the skill to pull this off. I’d say there may be a handful of guys on here who actually have enough skill to do this kind of thing.”
  • acemandrake: “Ben Hogan said he always used more club on approach shots. That way, his swing never changed. He also liked to aim for the middle of the green.”
  • PEI_Golfer: “This just seems like Phil being Phil and overthinking something. He is talented enough that if he wanted to hit it higher, he would just hit it higher. It is almost like trying to give yourself an excuse for poor play with the clubs he is supposed to be the most comfortable with.”
  • cardoustie: “I have more success with smaller short irons (7-PW) … and I hit a load of knockdowns … it’s my preferred shot inside 155. I have 9 sets of irons right now but no full set of SG!”

Entire Thread: “The knock down bag”

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FootJoy X Todd Snyder launch new ‘Premiere Series’ capsule collection

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FootJoy and Todd Snyder have joined forces to launch a new unique capsule collection featuring modern interpretations of timeless silhouettes with performance to meet all golfers’ needs.

The Premiere Series features three new upper designs, all inspired by iconic shoes from the FJ archives made relevant for today through modern technology, materials and detailing.

Utilizing advanced lightweight materials and the proprietary VersaTrax+ traction technology, the Premiere Series is designed to deliver maximum underfoot comfort, game-changing traction, and Tour-caliber performance.

The highlight of the capsule is the FootJoy X Snyder Premier Series shoe. which contain the following technology, design and features:

  • Pittards of England Waterproof Chromoskin Full Grain
  • Sheepskin leather quarter linings w/faux suede heel pocket
  • Italian Calfskin leather detailing
  • FJ Laser Street Last (built on 1000’s of digital scans of golfers feet to create the last). Same as laser with a slightly shaved down toe
  • Ortholite footbed w/molded heel cup using ECO Plush foam technology
  • Molded TPU heel clip
  • Dual durometer Versatrax Plus TPU outsole w/ Pulsar LP cleats from Softspikes
  • Genuine leather welt
  • Unique Todd Snyder and FJ packaging and with shoe bag

In addition to the shoes, the collection features polos, joggers, shorts, cardigans, jackets, fleeces, hats and accessories.

Speaking on the new capsule, Todd Snyder said:

“I was looking in the FootJoy archives at pictures of Arnold Palmer and Chi-Chi Rodriguez, and recognized this moment before performance fabrics took over when players had this effortless cool aesthetic that felt very relevant to right now. We are excited to collaborate with FootJoy on a wardrobe inspired by that golden era of golf, but for the modern guy who wants to maintain his personal sense of style when he hits the golf course.”

The FootJoy and Todd Snyder capsule collection launches today at FootJoy.com while supplies last.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/07/21): Callaway Epic Max LS driver

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing, including equipment or, in this case, a bomber of a driver.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Callaway Epic MAX LS driver head.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Callaway Epic Max LS driver head and more

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

 

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