The best new putters for 2018 - tried and tested

Golf Equipment

In the market for a new putter in 2018? Equipment editor James Savage tests out some of the latest models and gives his verdict

Best putters 2018: Scotty Cameron

Scotty Cameron putters are also hugely successful on tour. They are in the hands of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods to name but a few.

And for my money, they are the best-looking models around. They’ll set you back a few quid but you’ll never tire from removing the head cover – at home when your partner isn’t looking, and on the golf course.

Best putters 2018

New for 2018 is an updated Select line of putters – the brand’s blade and mid-size mallet range.

We have seven models in total with the Select Laguna making a comeback along with a new Fastback and Squareback model.

These are added to the Newport, Newport 2, Newport 2.5 and Newport 3.

The new models include a four-way balanced sole design, increased vibration dampening technology with refined contours.

Here’s Mr Cameron’s thoughts on the new line:

“Everything I’ve learned from refining and redesigning Newport-style putters over the last two decades has gone into this 2018 Select line.

“I always strive to raise the bar by incorporating new materials, milling and manufacturing techniques. I’m at the point with the Select line of putters that now I’m hyper-focused on the finest details.

Best putters 2018

“Tour players pick up on things most people don’t, but those details can make a big difference in how a putter performs.

“We’ve reengineered the sole to account for the shaft and grip weight by actually moving metal in minute increments to help the putter align perfectly. I call it four-way sole balancing because we’ve balanced the putter from face to cavity, and from heel to toe.”

SRPs: £365

More information can be found on the Scotty Cameron website.

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