Expert Review: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 PutterPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my own honest opinion of the putter, which I bought with my own money in May 2021.
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About this review This review is my own honest opinion of the putter, which I bought with my own money in May 2021.
The Scotty Cameron Newport 2 is a smooth, well-weighted club that has a great feel. It has changed my putting game for the better and is geared for someone who is looking for better consistency and precision while putting.
About this club
- Model: 2020 Scotty Cameron Newport 2
- Shape: Blade
- Hosel Neck: 90 degree
- Balance Point: Four-way sole balancing
- Shaft Length: 35"
- Grip Type: Pistollini Plus - Gray
- Finish: Stainless Steel
- Average Score: 80-82
- Handicap: 10
- Experience: 15 years
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Stroke Type: Straight back, straight though
- Golf Ball Used: Callaway 2020 Chrome Soft Triple Track
- Height: 6’5"
- When I bought the putter: May 2021
- Days tested: 5 months
- Where I’ve used it: Practice greens, the carpet floor in my house, and the golf course
- Weather and Wind Conditions: Rain, shine, calm, windy
- Green Speed: Roughly vary from 8-12 mph (the green speeds of courses in my area vary, so there are slow greens and fast greens.)
- Grass Type: Bentgrass
How it performs
What I was looking for
When I decided to get this putter it had a lot to do with the weight and feel of it. My old one didn’t have a great weight balance, causing me to have a very inconsistent putting stroke. I can now say that this putter has made my putting stroke much more consistent, which is exactly what I was looking for it to do.
Why I chose this club
The feel of this putter is incredible, the main reason why I went with it. My buddy owned a Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2, and after using theirs a few times I knew that it would be hard to beat as I cannot say enough about its feel and playability.
I was open to other options only because of price, however, the Select Newport 2 is well worth the price, as nothing else felt as pure and clean.
What I love about it
- Face Feel: The feel of the ball coming off the face is one of my favorite things about this putter. Some putters feel like they either barely pop off the face or just right off, to me this club offers such a smooth bounce off the clubface when I make contact.
- Weight: The weight feels fantastic. It feels so smooth when I attempt every putt, not too heavy, not too light, just right, the proper weight.
- Alignment: I have felt so confident in my putting lines since using this club, the marked center of the clubface lined up with the lines of my ball has me putting much more consistently.
- Length: The length is perfect for me, my old putter was 38’ and I constantly saw the ball being pushed out to the right of the hole. The shaft length had much to do with that.
- Aesthetic Appeal: This is one of the prettier putters on the market and I just refer to it as beautiful.
- Grip Feel: I really do like the grip feel, at first I was unsure because I had been putting with a thicker grip for the last five years, but this grip makes me feel like I am in even more control.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Forgiveness: This putter isn't the most forgiving. However, I didn't buy it for the forgiveness, but this is just worth noting for those who are interested in a forgiving putter.
Best round with this putter
When I first got this Scotty Cameron putter, I played 9 holes on one of my first rounds and it only took me 11 putts, which was unreal (for me anyway)! I’ve also had quite a few occasions where I have made 25-30 footers which are always memorable. But one of my favorite putts was just in the summer of 2021. I had a 20-25 footer downhill on a two-tiered green. I was putting for eagle, and sank it a dead center cup – I couldn’t have had a better putt.
Value for the money vs. other options
When looking for new clubs price is something that is always considered. When I was searching for a new putter, I looked up the most popular putters to see what others suggested. Many popular options were the TaylorMade Spiders, along with some of the Odyssey putters. The price of putters these days ranges from $250 to $400 and over, with many of the top brands being in the mid $300 range. Therefore, the price difference wasn't enough to stress over and I went with the one I wanted all along.
Overall I am extremely happy with the purchase of this putter, I feel as if it unlocks a whole new level of confidence that I have never had before.