Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters; a new dawn

Never having been able to use Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters in the past, Neil was impressed by the Newport Squareback

When news broke that Titleist was launching a new series of Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters, I was the only member of the Golf Monthly team not brimming with excitement.

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For me, Scotty Cameron putters have always represented something painfully unattainable. Their classic shapes and light-weight feel, help good putter’s refine their game on the greens but for me and my distinctly second rate putting game they only seemed to enhance my already high, twitch potential. Quite simply, Scotty Cameron putters have always been too good for me.

However, when the latest range arrived in GM Towers I spotted a model that I felt even I might be able to use. The Newport Squareback has, as the name suggests a square back. When I put this on the ground it offered immediate, clear feedback as to how I was aligned. As short putting has always been my nemesis I felt the Squareback was worth taking to the course.

Having used the Squareback for the last three weeks I can say with conviction that it’s made a genuinely positive difference to my game. In my hands, the square head promotes a straight back and through stroke (no mean feat). What’s more, I’ve gained the benefit of the feel from such soft steel. Whilst I’m not a big fan of the thin red grip, the other performance benefits more than make up for that.

So if you’ve always looked at Titleist's Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters through jealous eyes, I suggest you take a peek at the Newport Squareback. It may not look quite as classic as the other anser-shape models and at £210, it’s certainly not cheap but take it from me, it has just about the best feel of any putter I’ve tested!

Neil Tappin

In July 2023, Neil became just the 9th editor in Golf Monthly's 112-year history. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he has also presented many Golf Monthly videos looking at all areas of the game from Tour player interviews to the rules of golf. 

Throughout his time with the brand he has also covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons: PING Blueprint S (4&5), PING Blueprint T (6-PW) Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X