Martin Hopley

The Futura models within the Scotty Cameron putter range have been around for a while and this review will focus on the 2017 range that comprises the 5, 6 and 7 models.

Scotty Cameron Futura 2017 Putter

With the exception of the 5CB and 5MB models below, the range is what Scotty Cameron call their Minimum Toe Flow designs or face balanced to the rest of the world.

Scotty Cameron Futura 5CB 5MB Putter

To find out how much flow I needed I went through a fitting process known as Cameron Trial and Education at the Titleist National Fitting centre at Craigielaw in Scotland.

Scotty Cameron Futura Putter

My stroke suited the lowest Toe Flow possible so I took out the Futura 5W, 6M and 7M models to see the differences.

Scotty Cameron Futura 2017 Putter

They are all made from a 303 stainless steel body that has a darker 6061 aircraft aluminium face and sole.

Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M Putter

The aluminium section is of course lighter and that means that by having the heavier steel around the outside it maximises the MOI of the head to make it more stable.

Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M Putter

The aluminium face features the usual Scotty milled lines pattern and gives a lovely soft feel and I do like a soft metal face on a putter for the sound feedback as much as anything else.

Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M Putter

If you have had a steel faced Scotty Cameron putter before then the sound may not be as sharp with the aluminium version, but it is still pleasing none the less.

Having a contrasting colour on the face also helped get your hands in the correct position at address by judging how much of the black face you could see over the lighter steel top line. Hopefully not much at all.

Scotty Cameron Futura 5W Putter

All the models feature a centre section with thin white lines on either side to help with visual alignment to the target. It's deliberately quite subtle and I would have preferred something bolder in the centre given this is the high MOI part of the range, but that is just personal preference.

The sole is cambered towards the rear so that it doesn't catch the ground through impact and it sits nice and balanced at address without falling back on its haunches.

Scotty Cameron Futura 6M Putter

The 5, 6 and 7 heads get larger as the number goes up and to a degree you won't have much say in which one you want because the head weight increases as the size does.

Scotty Cameron Futura Putter

I liked the look of the 5W, but over long putts the smaller head felt a little light. At the other extreme the 7M has the alignment lines I prefer, but it was pretty large and felt the heaviest, so it fell to the Goldilocks option of the 6M to take the honours almost by default.

Scotty Cameron Futura 6M Putter

I liked the head size, alingment lines and the feel of it, but I am not mad on the two weights hanging off the back. It may increase the MOI and hole more putts, but it is my head ruling my heart here.

It would have been nice to see all three shapes in all three sizes and with the 5.5M pictured earlier, which is the shape of the 7M but in a 5 head size, so maybe things are moving that way.

All the models come with a lovely mid-sized Black Matador grip that is also available in a Dual Balance option for those who want a longer counterbalanced grip.

Scotty Cameron Futura 2017 Putter

As usual the production quality of the Titleist Scotty Cameron putters and headcovers is very good and the variable weights according to shaft length offers a well-balanced head every time.

Scotty Cameron Futura Putter

For the fairly eye watering price some might expect something a little more radical looking to make you put your hand in your pocket without thinking first, like the original Futura that you could probably brand opponents with as you owned them by holing putts against them.

The Futura 6M heads down that way, but the rest are fairly conservative shapes that are tried and trusted. However this is one of those scenarios where you are also buying into the Scotty Cameron brand which stands for classic design, quality of manufacture and lovely feel to justify the premium price

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura 2017 Putter - Product Details

UK Launch17 March 2017
UK Launch RRP£335
USA Launch17 March 2017
USA Launch RRP$410
Handicap Range
GolferMens, Women
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts3.5°
Right Handed Lofts3.5°
MaterialSteel, Aluminium
Club Lengths33, 34, 35 inches
GripScotty Cameron Black Matador Mid-size
Putter ShapesMallet
Models5CB, 5MB, 5W, 5.5M, 5S, 6M, M DB, 7M
Putter InsertNo
Putter Face GroovesNo
Manufacturer's WebsiteTitleist Website

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