Nothing warms the hearts of golf equipment geeks quite like a limited-edition release from Scotty Cameron. So, they will no doubt be thrilled with three new Champions Choice models he made available as of last Friday.
The Newport Button Back and the Newport 2 Button Back are both blades with plumbing necks. The Flowback 5.5 Button Back is a compact mid-mallet with a slant-back neck. They are designed in many ways to celebrate the history of elite golfers winning with Cameron’s putters by employing iconic design features from those flatsticks.
Each of the Champions Choice models boasts the celebrated shapes of his Special Select family, with a solid-milled, stainless-steel body and a soft teryllium insert fused with the button-head machine screws and modern vibration-dampening technology. The Flowback 5.5 version also incorporates an aircraft aluminum soleplate so Cameron could reposition weight to the perimeter of the putter head for more stability and forgiveness.
“We’ve had a very good run over the past 25 years with tour victories, and major championships in particular,” said Cameron. “After the incredible response we received from the teryllium T22 Limited Release, and with back-to-back U.S. Open wins in 2017 and 2018 with a Button Back, I had the idea for Champions Choice as a way to bring back the Button Back, but in a new, modern way.
“As we were designing and manufacturing the Special Select line, upgrading and refining our blade and mid-mallet shapes, the Champions Choice project endured. Now I am ready to showcase it.”
All three putters are offered in 33-, 34- and 35-inch lengths. And the Newport 2 Button Back also is available in a left-handed version.