These New Putters Help Golfers Boss the Moss

Putters are the most personal of golf clubs: In addition to the technical aspects that golfers consider, those sometimes-elusive qualities of feel and confidence play a huge role in putting success. Which is why so many golfers love to experiment with new and different putters. And what's new in the world of golf putters? That's why we're here.

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Scotty Cameron Select 2018 Models

Seven models of Titleist Scotty Cameron Select putters unveiled in 2018.
Acushnet Golf

Scotty Cameron Select putters updated for 2018 become available from Titleist beginning in late March. The line includes seven models:

"The new Select line features seven tour-validated modern blade and mid-mallet models. The new Select Laguna joins Scotty’s classic Select Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 blade styles, while the popular Fastback and Squareback names return in updated mid-mallet offerings. Rounding out the line is the heel-shafted mid-mallet Select Newport 3."

The updates include increased vibration-dampening and refinements in the shaping of the putter heads. Also, Titleist says the putter designer has refined the sole shaping by shifting the sole's balance point forward, accounting for the weight of the shaft. The result, Cameron says, are putters that sit square at address.

Each of the seven models in the 2018 Scotty Cameron Select line carry MAPs of $399. See the Cameron website for additional details.

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Cleveland TFi 2135 Satin Putters

Cleveland TFi 2135 Satin putter model 1.0
The 1.0 model of Cleveland's 2017 TFi 2135 Satin putters. Cleveland Golf

Cleveland Golf has updated its TFi 2135 Satin putter line with five new head shapes. The new models include new alignment and speed control technologies as well as a new tour satin color scheme.

The five models of the TFi 2135 Satin putters are available for presale as of Aug. 28, 2017, and officially launch Sept. 15, 2017.

The speed-control tech is what Cleveland calls "Speed Optimized Milling," designed to produce putts that roll the same distance regardless of where the ball contacts the putter face.

This putter line gets its name from the fact that the alignment lines are raised 21.35 millimeters - the height of a golf ball radius - off the ground. In the new models, those sightlines are higher-contrast.

The TFi 2135 Satin standard models are 1.0, Rho, Elevado and Cero; the counterbalanced models are 8.0 and Elevado CB. Standard heads with the midsized pistol grip are $149.99 MAP. Standard heads with oversized grips are $159.99 MAP. Counterbalanced models are $179.99 MAP.

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Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M

Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M putter by Titleist
Acushnet Golf

What's the hallmark of the Futura 5.5 by Scotty Cameron? Titleist's putter designer says this putter combines "the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade." It's a high-MOI mallet built with enhanced toe flow. 

"Toe flow" is the term applied to how much a putter face opens and closes during a putting stroke. Putters with more toe flow are putters that have more toe hang, and putters with more toe hang are best-suited to golfers who use an arcing putting stroke.

And arcing putting strokes are usually more associated with blade-style putters, not high-MOI mallets. Hence, the Futura 5.5 is called by Cameron a mallet with the feel of a blade.

The Cameron Futura 5.5M becomes available Aug. 25, 2017, in North America and Sept. 22, 2017 around the world. The MSRP is $410. See for more info.

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Cameron & Crown Putters by Scotty Cameron

Soles of four models from the 2017 Cameron & Crown putters from Titleist.
Soles of four models from Titleist's Cameron & Crown putter line. Acushnet Company

Are you a golfer who, because of your stature or merely because of preference, needs a shorter putter? Then the latest putters from Titleist and Scotty Cameron are worth a look

The four models in the Cameron & Crown family are all 33 inches in length. The four models have head designs from the Futura and Select putter lines. Those four head styles are the Select Newport, Select Mallet 1, Futura 5MB and Futura 6M, all of which should be familiar to Scotty Cameron fans.

The heads are weighted to work best with the shorter length, and the putters come with smaller diameter gray Matador grips.

The 2017 Cameron & Crown putters reach golf shops in the United States on June 16, 2017, and worldwide on July 21. The U.S. MSRP is $410, MAP $379.

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Harmonix Live Head Putters

Harmonix Live Head putter
Harmonix Golf

There are a lot of odd-looking putters out there, and the Harmonix might be one of the oddest with its tuning-fork appearance. And "tuning fork" is an apt descriptive term for another reason: the pleasing tone emitted at impact. That's what gives the Harmonix putters their name.

The Live Head putters by Harmonix create, the company says, zero backspin, so the ball gets its forward spin immediately. This helps the ball go exactly where the golfer aims the putter, the company says.

Harmonix Live Head putters also incorporate several types of wood in their design, a rarity in any golf club these days. That includes a wood grip, which the company describes as "warm and natural to the touch and a fraction of the weight of ordinary shafts."

At the time of writing, the putters are selling for $399 on the Harmonix website.

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3 New Putters in the Cleveland Huntington Beach Family

Cleveland Golf HB3 model putter
Cleveland's HB3 model putter. Cleveland Golf

Cleveland Golf unveiled its new family of Huntington Beach putters late in 2016, but with only three models in the line at that time. Now, Cleveland is releasing three new models: The HB3, HB6C and HB10 putters.

All are milled, stainless steel putters designed to deliver consistent strikes in classic shapes. The diamond-shaped milling pattern on the clubfaces is four times deeper than previous Cleveland models.

The three new HB putters hit retail outlets beginning April 14, 2017, with MAPs of $99.99. They come in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches with Midsize Blue grips (or, for a $10 upcharge, a WinnPro X grip).

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Ping Camo Design PLD2

Ping Camo Design PLD2 putter
Ping's Camo Design PLD2 putter. Ping Golf

Who wants a camo-inspired putter design? Ping Golf has you covered with two limited-edition PLD2 putters - the Camo Ketsch Realtree Xtra and the Camo Ketsch Muddy Girl, both from Ping Putting Lab Design.

The Ketsch putter heads are milled 6061 aluminum; the soles have 17-4 stainless steel weights to move the center of gravity lower; the tops of the putters offer contrasting sightlines. The graphics on top of the camo design are orange on the Realtree Xtra and pink on the Muddy Girl.

The $325 MSRP includes matching camo headcovers.