Anytime a professional golfer does well with a new piece of equipment, amateur golfers everywhere want to try it. A perfect example, is the Scotty Cameron Futura X putter, used by Adam Scott to win the 2013 Masters.
Scott used a prototype design of the putter then, but Titleist have now launched a design for amateurs. The high-MOI, perimeter-weighted design precision-milled from aluminium is designed to improve forgiveness and stability.
“Futura X is what I call a ‘force balanced’ design,” Scotty Cameron said. “While the putter has a near-face balanced shaft configuration that would normally produce a slight toe hang, there’s so much weight off the back of the putter that it forces the face to hang flat. The rear balance bar allows us to add considerable weight a fairly long distance away from the shaft axis, which is really what drives the high MOI.”
The Futura X features four weights designed to improve the feel and forgiveness. Two 20-gram perimeter sole weights are positioned back and away from the putter face on the rear balance bar, and a further two weights are positioned in the front corners of the putter, under the face.
Overall, the weight of the Futura X head design is 20 grams heavier than a standard Scotty Cameron putter. The weight is designed specifically to feel stable and not heavy. This is done by positioning much of the weight behind the axis of the putter's shaft.
The Futura X features Scotty Cameron's "frozen Titanium" finish and red-dot graphics. The stepless, double bend shaft creates a square set-up and appearance at address and the Pistolero grip is designed specifically to feel stable in your hands.
Whilst Adam Scott used a long version at Augusta, the Futura X will be available to the public in lengths of either 33, 34 or 35 inches.
If you purchase your Futura X through Scotty Cameron's Custom Shop, you can find 1/2" lengths from 33 to 35.5" as well as heavy versions of the putter and custom loft options (standard loft is 3.5º).