2017 Scotty Cameron Futura Putters

We test out the latest premium mallet putter range from Scotty Cameron

Golf Monthly Verdict

Providing the ultimate in feel, looks and putter forgiveness, the Futura range is a must-try for any mallet or aspiring mallet user. There’s lots going on at address to help your alignment without looking busy or distracting plus they boast a premium, polished look from every angle. The super-soft signature Scotty Cameron feel will please the senses of all who experience it while the grip genuinely improves the feel and clubface control. The roll, forgiveness and class will soon make concerns over price disappear.

Reasons to buy
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    The super-soft feel will be enjoyed by all and while the stability and high levels of alignment assistance make starting the ball on line a much simpler task.

Reasons to avoid
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    The price tag may be a stumbling block for some and the split design of the headcovers make them a touch fiddly to slide on and off.

Golf Monthly's 2017 Scotty Cameron Futura Putters Review, a new range of premium, high-MOI mallets designed to provide forgiveness and a soft feel

Key technology

On the 2017 Scotty Cameron Futura range, a wrap-around face-sole aluminum piece is combined with a heavier stainless steel body that moves weight back and to the perimeter to increase the putters’ resistance to twisting and increase stability and forgiveness.

A built-in vibration dampening system between the face-sole component and the frame produces a more responsive feel and feedback. Each model is completed with customisable stainless steel sole weights and stepless steel shafts. We tested the Futura 5W, which has wing style alignment aids that frame the ball, and the Futura 6M, which has a pop-through “bar back” design with deep heel-toe weights for higher MOI.

What's available?

There are seven models in the new Futura range, including a Dual Balance model (£355) that has a 50g heavier head and a 50g counterweight in the grip for players who benefit from counterbalancing.

2017 Scotty Cameron Futura Putters Review

How we tested

We tested the 5W and 6M models on the course at West Hill Golf Club, assessing how well the crown design helped with alignment and our ability to start the ball on our chosen line, the weighting and stability of the putter as well as the sound, feel and roll of the ball from different strike locations on the face.

Looks

The premium silver mist finish reduces sun glare and oozes class while there’s ample alignment help thanks to the two white sight lines that rest on the black centerpiece that also help frame the ball.

Scotty-Cameron-Futura

Feel/Sound

The feel is definitely softer than most putters you’ll try and the resulting sound is a very subtle ‘pop’ at impact. The feel in your hands is enhanced by the tacky, mid-size matador grip.

Scotty Cameron Futura grip

Performance

Stability is the key feature you’ll notice after a few long putts. The face-balanced perimeter weighting is such that they basically swing themselves on a neutral arc. Mishits didn’t affect pace or accuracy significantly.

 

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x