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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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What player has the best ‘B’ game on the PGA Tour? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the players with the best ‘B’ games on Tour. WRXer ‘Yuck’ kicks off the thread with his choice, saying:

“At one time, Tiger could win with his “B” game. With the parity that is out there now, that is unlikely. But day in, day out, I would say Rahm has one of the best “B” games out there now. His bad is just not very bad…” 

And our members have been sharing their picks 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.

  • Paddy_2_Iron: “Rahm. His B game is nothing short of fantastic. Sprinkle in some A here and there, and he will win a lot. Could he win 30 before the end of his career? Reminds me of an Ernie Els, Vijay Singh type talent.”
  • ebrasmus21: “I think it’s Rory, and I think DeChambeau will get to the point where he starts winning close tournaments with his ‘B’ game and crushing the field when he’s on.”
  • Don Svo: “My inner sarcastic self says the answer is Charles Howell III because he’s always on his B game and rolls top-25s constantly. Serious note, chalk up another vote for Rahm. Dude is a stud, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up doing the Dustin Johnson and racking up wins every year for years.”
  • SC-TX88: “A few years ago, I would’ve said Spieth, hard to judge now though what game he is playing with.”

Entire Thread: “What player has the best ‘B’ game on the PGA Tour?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (1/28/22): Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter

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At GolfWRX, 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 we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter.

From the seller (Mob): “There aren’t many of these in the world in left handed.  The most desirable shaped putter of all the Yamada putters.  Pictures say it all.  No dings or scratches.  Minor face wear visible at the impact point. Otherwise immaculate condition.  Very little play outside of the house; I have only played it outside twice, more of a collector’s item.  One of the softest feeling putters I have ever felt when hitting the sweet spot.  34 inches in length.  Original Gripmaster grip and Yamada headcover.  $900 shipped. Not interested in trades at the moment.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Rare Yamada Musashi Burning Copper left handed putter

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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Dustin Johnson WITB 2022 (January)

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: LA Golf Prototype

7-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (21 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 95 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade Stealth Rescue 4 (22 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke Black RDX 105 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (soft-stepped)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52-09SB @54 degrees, 60-10SB)
Shafts: KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Itsy Bitsy
Shaft: LA Golf
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x 2019 (#1)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (1 wrap 2-way tape + 2 wraps left hand, 3 right hand)

More photos of DJ’s WITB here.

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