Scotty Cameron Futura X7, X7M and X7M Dual Balance Putters

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Scotty Cameron Futura X7 Putter

Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter with wingback design
The wingback Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter. Acushnet Co.

Titleist unveiled three new Scotty Cameron Futura X putters, including a Dual Balance model designed to help golfers who'll be giving up their belly putters to comply with the coming ban on anchoring.

The three new models are:

  • Futura X7, a wingback design;
  • Futura X7M, a bar-back mallet design with additional MOI;
  • Futura X7M Dual Balance, a heavier version of the X7M clubhead with a counterbalanced shaft.

Like all the Futura X putters by Scotty Cameron, these models focus on stroke stability and forgiveness through high-MOI designs; with multiple aligment aids and a soft impact feel.

All three of the new models also have a single-bend shaft with one shaft of offset, and are face-balanced.

A few details (below and on the following pages) on each model follow.

Scotty Cameron Futura X7 Putter

The Futura X7 clubhead is the same shape as the previous generation X5, but roughly 10-percent larger, and has horizontal and vertical sightlines to aid with alignment.

As with the other two models, the X7 head is constructed with an aluminum face-and-sole core on a stainless steel frame, which moves more weight to the perimeter. More perimeter weighting equals a greater moment of inertia, which in turn means more stability through the stroke.

The Cameron Futura X7 has a loft of 3.5 degrees and lie angle of 70 degrees. It comes with a Matador Red Midsize grip in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches, both right-handed and left-handed.

The MSRP is $410 and MAP $379. Retail availability begins Oct. 23, 2015.

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Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Putter

Scotty Cameron Futura X7M putter
The Scotty Cameron Futura X7M putter with its 'bar-back mallet' clubhead. Acushnet Co.

Much about the X7 and X7M, including most of the specs (loft, lie angle, lengths) is the same, but the Futura X7M has that extra bar on back of the wingback clubhead. Which is why it's called a "bar-back mallet" design.

That bar positions even more weight farther from the clubface, adding more MOI. (The "M" in "X7M" is for "MOI.") The alignment system also differs, with the X7M having what Titleist calls a "pop-through rail alignment system."

The grip is a 77-gram, 10-inch Matador Mid Red Midsize. The MSRP is $410 and MAP $379, and retail availability begins Oct. 23, 2015.

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Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Dual Balance Putter

Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Dual Balance putter
Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Dual Balance putter. Acushnet Co.

The Futura X7M Dual Balance (a k a, the X7M DB) has the X7M clubhead design but with an additional 50 grams of weight (the clubhead is 400 grams total).

That extra weight is counterbalanced by a 50-gram weight in the butt end of the shaft. It's the counterbalancing approach pioneered by Heavy Putter and a technological approach that many golfers who have been using an anchored stroke are switching to ahead of the 2016 ban on anchoring.

The counterbalanced - what Titleist calls its Dual Balance design - putter produces a non-anchored stroke with a heavy emphasis on stability. It also helps keep the butt end of the shaft pointing at the golfer's belly even though it isn't anchored to same, producing a pendulum stroke.

The X7M DB model has a 15-inch-long grip on a 38-inch shaft, which lets the golfer grip farther down the shaft.

The MSRP for the Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Dual Balance putter is $425 (MAP $399) and retail availability begins Oct. 25, 2015. Its loft and lie specs are the same as the other two models.

Note that custom lofts (up or down 1 degree) and lie angles (up or down 2 degrees) are available, as are heavier models of the X7 and X7M. For more info, visit scottycameron.com.