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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 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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Scotty Cameron unveils new Special Select Jet Set putters

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Scotty Cameron has today introduced the new range of Special Select Jet Set putters.

The limited release features a four-model collection designed for the player looking for a particular design aesthetic in a high-performance configuration with attention to shape, color palette and finish.

Precision milled in the United States from a block of 303 stainless steel, each new Limited Release Special Select Jet Set putter incorporates Scotty’s performance balanced weighting technology featuring customizable sole weights, as well as purpose-built aluminum sole plates designed to optimize weight distribution in the wider profile of the Plus models.

Speaking on the new range, Scotty Cameron said:

“A lot of golfers want to game the same putters the pros play. Our new Special Select Jet Set putters offer a taste of that experience with a few extras that put them in a category of their own. The Tour Black finish is something a lot of people really like, so when I can, I make putters using it combined with dark, smoky accents. The overall tone-on-tone look is inspired by custom car builders, and that’s where the Jet Set name comes from. We’ve offered this concept in years past. This is the next version of Jet Set. Specifically, the ‘Plus’ models that are in between the width of a Newport 2 and a Squareback 2. I developed this “tweener” size working with a few Tour players who wanted something in between the width of a traditional blade and our Squareback flange width. The Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus and Newport 2 Plus offer those desired sizes and happen to be the first we’ve created for everyone. Limited releases like these new Special Select Jet Set models are for those who want a high-performance putter, but also that little extra.”

In addition, the Special Select Jet Set Newport, Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus, Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 and Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus feature custom graphics, a Tour Black finish with a dark, tonal color scheme, a specialized Pistolini Plus grip, shaft band and headcover.

Displaying the evolution of Scotty’s research in bringing the benefits of higher MOI to blade putter shapes, the line’s “Plus” models introduce slightly wider profiles than standard face-to-flange blade dimensions in design to offer maximum performance from a blade putter.

Special Select Jet Set Newport

“A souped-up version of Scotty’s classic heel-and-toe weighted blade, the Special Select Jet Set Newport includes a plumbing neck, the model’s distinctive rounded features and a unique sight line milled on the topline. Precision milled from 303 stainless steel, this limited release putter has a solid face, misted Tour Black finish, adjustable performance balanced raw tungsten sole weighting and includes the line’s new textured Pistolini Plus grip and Jet Set headcover.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus

“Crafted slightly wider when measured from face to flange, the Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus offers a new size in high-performance blade putter design. Relying on proven multi-material design methodology, Scotty accommodated the fuller profile by distributing weight to the perimeter and incorporating a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. A new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover complete the package.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2

“Designed with the proven shape, plumbing neck and tri-sole of a modern Newport 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 is milled from 303 stainless steel with customizable tungsten sole weights, a Tour Black finish and the line’s Jet Set graphics package, including a specialty shaft band, headcover and textured Pistolini Plus grip. Incorporating a subtle design characteristic—and inspired by the putters he makes for touring professionals—Scotty included a milled sight line on the topline rather than a standard flange line. A limited number of left-handed Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 models were also created.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus

“Splitting the difference in flange width between a Special Select Newport 2 and Squareback 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus offers a Tour-inspired shape that introduces the next profile in high-performance blade design. Milled from 303 stainless steel with a solid face, the Newport 2 Plus has a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. The putter includes the line’s new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover.”

The limited release Special Select Jet Set putters will be available worldwide on Aug. 19, 2022, at Titleist authorized golf shops, and are priced at $650 each.

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2022 TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedges launched

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What you need to know: TaylorMade is launching the latest iteration of its “Swiss Army knife” Hi-Toe 3 wedges. In contrast to TaylorMade’s MG3 wedges, Hi-Toe 3 wedges feature a higher toe peak, higher center of gravity for lower launch and more spin, a four-way cambered sole, and full-face scoring lines all aimed at maximizing versatility and performance around the green.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: What’s new

  • Full length scoring lines on all lofts above 54 degrees for additional spin on open-faced shots.
  • Raised micro-ribs between the full grooves (introduced in MG3 wedge) add texture to the face for increased spin and performance on partial shots.
  • Aged copper finish to complement the raw face

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: Additional technology

In order to assist in executing “all the shots” TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 marketing references, TM engineers again incorporate a four-way cambered sole into the 8620 carbon steel Hi-Toe 3. Generous bounce and a wide sole meet a low leading edge for enhanced playability from a variety of lies.

And of course, the weighted toe pad “high toe” portion of the Hi-Toe 3 raises the center of gravity and moves it closer to the center of the face in an effort to produce lower launching, higher spinning shots.

ZTP Raw Grooves are implemented in the Hi-Toe 3 for optimal spin across a variety of conditions.

Full face ZTP RAW grooves

What TaylorMade says

“Our athletes all offered great input individually, but collectively everyone wanted something versatile. They wanted a single wedge that could perform around the greens from deep rough, thick fescue, bunkers with different sands, in wet conditions and from tight lies. That’s a lot to fit into a single design, but with Hi-Toe 3 we’ve done it.” — Bill Price, Product Creation, Wedges and Putters

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3: What it looks like

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56 degree

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Pricing and availability 

Hi-Toe 3 is available for order now at www.taylormadegolf.com and at retail locations with an MSRP of $179 USD. Hi-Toe 3 comes stock with the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft (115g) and Lamkin Crossline 360 Round 52 gram grips (Gray/Blue/Black End Cap).

Hi-Toe 3 is available in standard bounce (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60 degrees), low bounce (58, 60 degrees), and high bounce (58, 60 degrees).

KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115 shafts are standard along with Lamkin Crossline 360 grips.

MyHi-Toe 3

Added elements of personalization are available through MyHi-Toe 3. They may choose from four different finishes, including the classic brushed copper, chrome, black and raw, before selecting text, logos, and paint fills to create a purely unique design.

A complete list of customizable options includes:

  • Finish
  • Grip
  • Shaft
  • Length
  • Personalized text
  • Loft & bounce
  • Custom paints fills: Logos, icons, carbon steel, hosel rings, text

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (8/9/22): Mint Ping i500s

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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 set of mint Ping i500s.

From the seller (@lawrencedc1): “Asking $725 Plus Ship.  Played 5 rounds.  Didn’t make the Bag!”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Mint Ping i500s

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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