Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5
How does it look behind the ball?
The Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 looks like a standard Newport style head with all the hallmarks of a Cameron design.
It's an Anser
style head which combines softness with modern lines.
The major difference between the Newport 2.5 and the standard
Newport 2 models is the way the shaft attaches into the head. Rather than
having the "plumber's neck" which is standard for most Anser putters, this
putter has less offset and a very shallow double bend hosel.
The effect this has on appearance is that you get a far greater sense of the
shaft aligning with the face of the putter. I felt this gave me the feeling that
I was striking the ball my hands more directly, and it's a feeling that you'll
You also don't lose too much sight of the heel of the
leading edge of the putter because the hosel attachment is super low profile and
does not obscure your view of the heel end of the leading as much as the regular
plumber's neck which you'll find on the Scotty Cameron Newport 2.
How does it feel?
The downside of the style of hosel used in the
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 is that it makes the putter extremely toe heavy. This
is fine if you like to feel the putter head swinging on an arc. It is a pretty
extreme feeling however and in fact feels quite close to the toe weight of a blade putter.
You'll find the toe really wanting to swing past the heel through the ball, so
be ready for this if you purchase this putter. It'd suit you if you swing the
putter on quite a pronounced arc.
As the face will want to rotate aggressively, it'll be just about the worst
putter you could buy if you use more of a straight-back-straight-through stroke
with a square face.
As long as you're happy with this, the Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 has a lot to
offer. Contact with the ball gave a good feeling sensation and you'll probably
grow to love this putter.
How does it roll the ball?
this wasn't my attribute of the Newport 2.5. Although the roll
was by no means bad, somehow this model wasn't the equal of the highly similar
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select or the
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Center Shaft. The difference is that the roll
seemed to be hooking just a tiny bit with right to left spin.
This could of course have been my personal opinion and you may love this type of
roll, but it's definitely worth trying this putter out before buying it (by
returning to Best-Putter.com for the lowest possible price of course!)
no doubt that this is an elegant putter which will appeal to your eye. The small
amount of offset gives you a very clear view of the leading edge when lining up.
Unfortunately for my money, the Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 was let down by the
feel and the roll, both of which were hooky and felt somehow less solid than a
regular Scotty Cameron.
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