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The modern craftsman - Titleist

THE MODERN CRAFTSMAN

My goal has always been simple - to make the finest putters in the world.

Inside the Cameron Putter Studio in Southern California, I meticulously

study both the art and science of putting. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic

tools, I gather information on how the world’s best players approach

putting. These research findings are directly applied to the design of all

Cameron putters.

This booklet will help you select the right putter - conventional, mid, or

long length - to produce the proper putting stroke and improve your

performance on the green. The key elements of putter selection are

length and toe flow, which are covered on pages 4-7. All aspects of putter

selection, including head shape, size, neck, weight, loft and lie play a role in

finding the best putter for you and are covered in this booklet.

All the best,

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Standard

Throughout the stroke, the

butt of the putter points to

the midsection.

Mid Long


THE ART OF PUTTING

Putters are not pendulums. They do not swing vertically back and through along

the target line. Because of lie angle, the proper putting stroke moves along an

arcing path. During a proper stroke, the putter moves slightly inside of the target

line, back to square, then to the inside again after impact. The putter face stays

square to the target line at impact for only the equivalent length of three golf balls,

during the rest of the stroke the face stays square to the arcing path.

PUTTER PATH

TARGET LINE

Throughout the stroke, the butt of the putter points to the player’s midsection.

This allows the putter to follow the proper arcing path. Players that struggle

to keep the butt pointed at their midsection with a conventional length putter

should consider a mid or long length. Selecting the proper putter, either

conventional, mid or long length is essential to making the proper arcing stroke.

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Eye Line


LENGTH

Length sets eye position. The proper putter length puts your eyes in the right position

and allows you to execute the proper arcing putting stroke, while maintaining good

posture and balance. The best players in the world typically use a putting posture

similar to how they set-up for a mid iron shot.

PUTTER PATH

TARGET LINE

The ideal putter length sets your eye 1-2” inside of the target line.

If your putter is too long, your set-up posture will be too upright with your eyes set too

far inside. This results in a path that starts too far inside. If your putter is too short, your

set-up posture will be too hunched over with your eyes set too far outside. This results

in a path that starts too far outside.

EYE LINE

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Plumbing

Flare Bent Straight

Max Toe Flow

Min


TOE FLOW

Everyone needs toe flow. The proper putting stroke moves along an arcing path

which means the toe of the putter must flow from square to open, back to square,

then to closed relative to the target line. The toe must flow in this manner for the

putter head to stay square to the proper arcing path.

PUTTER PATH

TOE FLOW

There are two options when considering toe flow.

TARGET LINE

1. Choose a putter that helps create or reduce toe flow. If your putting stroke tracks

inside or outside of the proper arcing path, then choose a putter that helps correct your

stroke to move along the proper arcing path and return to impact squarely.

2. Choose a putter that matches your natural toe flow. If your stroke flows naturally and

produces a consistent arc with the proper toe flow, then choose a putter that flows with

your stroke to reduce the tendency to manipulate the face with your hands.

The neck of the putter (how and where the shaft joins the head) determines its toe flow.

Neck Design Toe Flow Choose if...

FLARE Maximum *Your stroke starts outside the ideal arc

*Your stroke is too mechanical without any natural flow

*You tend to push putts to the right

BENT, STRAIGHT Minimum *Your stroke starts inside the ideal arc

*Your stroke is too handsy and you manipulate the face

*You tend to pull putts to the left

PLUMBING Medium *Your stroke has a natural flowing arc

*You want a balanced putter with some toe flow

*You tend to miss on both sides

* See page 12-13 for a complete listing of toe flow by model.

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SHAPE

Putters are personal. Many players pick a shape that compliments their stroke.

Technical strokes tend to prefer square shapes and mechanical necks. Players that

want to rid themselves of technical thoughts tend towards softer lines and flowing

necks. Whatever your preference, there is a Cameron putter that will fit your eye.

All Cameron putters are precision milled and the critical angles of the face,

sole and shaft insure each putter sits square. Yet each Cameron head is

shaped and softened to flow to the ground and inspire confidence at address.

Cameron putters offer a range of refined shapes and a variety of neck and shaft

configurations to help you set-up square and execute the proper flowing stroke.

More Square More Round

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Cameron Precision Bending Machine


WEIGHT

Weight influences balance and feel. For most players, the standard weight

configuration will produce the ideal balance and feel to execute a rhythmic

stroke. If your stroke tends to decelerate you should consider a heavier weight

conventional length putter, or a mid length putter which is heavier overall. All

Cameron putters come with factory adjustable weights.

LIE

The key to lie angle is finding the correct length. For most players, our standard

lie angle at the correct length will produce the proper arcing stroke. Custom lie

bending is available on Cameron putters but keep in mind that a flatter lie angle

requires a more arcing stroke. An upright lie angle requires a less arcing stroke.

LOFT

Loft on all Cameron putters is 4 degrees. A golf ball typically pushes down

slightly into the grass on a putting green due to gravity. Our research shows that

4° of loft lifts the ball up on the surface and gets it rolling smoothly. Custom loft

bending on Cameron putters is available but keep in mind that insufficient loft

causes the ball to be pushed down and bounce instead of rolling to the hole. Too

much loft makes the ball skid and creates inconsistent distance control.

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SELECT

NEWPORT NEWPORT 1.5 NEWPORT 2 NOTCHBACK

NEWPORT 2.6 NEWPORT 2 MID GoLo Golo S

GoLo MID GoLo S MID BIG SUR LONG BIG SUR S LONG

SPECIFICATIONS

NEWPORT NEWPORT 1.5 NEWPORT 2 NOTCHBACK

LOFT 4° 4° 4° 4°

LIE 71° 71° 71° 71°

(RH) LENGTHS 33” - 35” 33” - 35” 33” - 35” 33” - 35”

(LH) LENGTHS – – 33”- 35” –

NECK Plumbing Short Flare Plumbing Single Bend

TOE FLOW Medium Maximum Medium Near Minimum

OFFSET Full Shaft 1/2 Shaft Full Shaft 3/4 Shaft

NEWPORT 2.6 NEWPORT 2 MID GoLo (MALLET) GoLo S (MALLET)

LOFT 4° 4° 4° 4°

LIE 71° 71° 71° 71°

(RH) LENGTHS 33” - 35” 40" - 46" 33” - 35” 33” - 35”

(LH) LENGTHS – – 33” - 35” –

NECK Straight Single Bend Single Bend Straight

TOE FLOW Minimum Medium Near Minimum Minimum

OFFSET None 3/4 Shaft 3/4 Shaft None

GoLo MID GoLo S MID BIG SUR LONG BIG SUR S LONG

LOFT 4° 4° 4° 4°

LIE 71° 71° 79° 79°

(RH) LENGTHS 40" - 46" 40" - 46" 46" - 52" 46"- 52"

(LH) LENGTHS 40" - 46" – 46" - 52" –

NECK Single Bend Straight Double Bend Straight

TOE FLOW Near Minimum Minimum Minimum Minimum

OFFSET 3/4 Shaft None Full Shaft None


CALIFORNIA

MONTEREY MONTEREY 1.5 SONOMA DEL MAR FASTBACK

SPECIFICATIONS

*Some lengths custom order.

MONTEREY MONTEREY 1.5 SONOMA DEL MAR FAST BACK

LOFT 4° 4° 4° 4° 4°

LIE 71° 71° 71° 71° 71°

(RH) LENGTHS 33” - 35” 33” - 35” 33” - 35” 33” - 35” 33” - 35”

(LH) LENGTHS 33” - 35” – – 33” - 35” –

NECK Plumbing Medium Flare Flow Flare Single Bend

TOE FLOW Medium Near Maximum Medium Maximum Minimum

OFFSET Full Shaft 3/4 Shaft Full Shaft 1/2 Shaft Full Shaft

Scotty’s Custom Shop is where your putter can be personalized with a variety of special products and services. Your putter

can be outfitted with special Custom Shop logos and stamped with your initials in a wide range of paintfill colors. The Custom Shop

can also mill additional sight dots and lines, add extra weight for the perfect feel, and restore your putter to original condition with

an optional Pro Platinum finish. The possibilities at Scotty’s Custom Shop are almost endless. To be inspired, and to learn about all

the customization options that await, explore Scotty’s Custom Shop at www.scottycameron.com

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