Five model update for Scotty Cameron California putter family
Scotty Cameron California putters were born from timeless, tour-proven designs and the modern weighting technology used in the successful line of Scotty Cameron Studio Select putters that allows for the precise balancing of putter head weight with shaft length. This technology, also incorporated into the original generation of California putters, provides a broader range of choices for length and weight to optimise performance for a wide range of putting strokes. Inspired by several of Cameron’s favourite early classics and handmade models, the first incarnation of California putters appeal to players who prefer more fluid, less geometric lines and putting strokes that might best be characterised as less “mechanical”. With the California line, these players found that they no longer had to sacrifice performance for an aesthetically pleasing design.
The new 2011 California line includes five models: Del Mar, Fastback, Monterey, Monterey 1.5, and Sonoma, characterised by blade and mid-mallet style heads with five different neck styles. Built on the form-meets-function achievements of the original California putters, the new line accentuates an important Scotty Cameron design principle: visual flow.
“My main objective for the new California designs was to take the visual flow to a new level,” explained Master Putter Designer Scotty Cameron. “When you look down at a great putter in the address position, it’s easy to imagine the putter head flowing naturally right into the ground. The refinements we made to these five new models meet and exceed that ideal. It might be a bit esoteric, but you get the sense that water won’t splash off these putters. It looks like water will just roll off the contours of the putters and shed gently off the edges.”
Over thirty refinements were made in order to achieve the balanced shapes and blended surface and edge transitions found in the new California putters. Angles in the face, sole and neck are precisely milled to ensure that each model presents a perfectly square set-up at address. Incorporating a trend that has become popular among Cameron enthusiasts on Tour, the new California putters feature deeper milling in the face of the putter. This modification results in a softer sound at impact, yielding a feel that many better putters prefer.
Each California putter is equipped with a new Pistolero grip with a dancing Cameron logo for a secure hold and great feel in the hands. Also new for 2011, the California putters feature a new Sea Mist finish and recessed red Tour dot graphics. Coupled with the clean uninterrupted appearance of the stepless shaft, the new California graphics create a modern but timeless look.
The array of California model options and their different styles make it easy for players to choose a Cameron California putter with the appearance they prefer, the length and weight they need, and a neck configuration that provides the proper amount of toe flow during the stroke.
The new Scotty Cameron California models also come with a new simulated carbon fibre head-cover and will begin shipping in November with a suggested retail price of £278.
SCOTTY CAMERON CALIFORNIA MODEL DESCRIPTIONS
Del Mar: A heel shafted mid mallet for maximum toe flow during the stroke. Designed with a single sightline on the back flange and a flare neck hosel with a ¾ shaft offset. Available in both right and left hand.
Fastback: A modified Newport-style mid mallet design featuring a more compact head, heel-to-toe, with a rounded back flange, three sight lines and a single bend shaft with a full shaft of offset. The Fastback is a near face-balanced putter with minimum toe flow. Formerly offered in the Studio Select line, the Fastback replaces the Hollywood in the California line. Available in right hand only.
Monterey: A blade body with smooth double-step flange with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey features a plumbing neck hosel with a full shaft of offset for medium toe flow. Available in both right and left hand.
Monterey 1.5: A blade body with smooth double-step flange with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey 1.5 features a medium flare neck hosel with a ¾ shaft offset for near-maximum toe flow. The Monterey 1.5 replaces the Coronado model in the California line. Available in right hand only.
Sonoma: A compact mid-mallet with a D-shaped back flange and sight line. The Sonoma features a round flow neck with ¾ shaft of offset for medium toe flow. Available in right hand only.
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