SCOTTY CAMERON SELECT NEWPORT 2 NOTCHBACK
www.titleist.com Headweight: Changeable depending on length
Grip: Red Matador Midsize Toe hang: Slight
TECH: Precision-milled in the USA from soft 303 steel to maximise feel and responsiveness. A floating insert and wider notchback help raise MOI, which means a higher resistance to twisting.
WE SAY: Proof, if you need it, that blades don’t just suit arcing strokes. Cameron has cleverly come up with a single bend shaft, which does away with the plumber’s neck you usually get on a blade. It means you get less toe hang and opens up the Notchback to being much more friendly for less arcing strokes. Two of our testers absolutely loved the concept and thought they could immediately slide the Notchback straight into play. As you’d expect, feel and roll is fantastic, and a worthwhile addition is the ‘notch’ which helps raise MOI higher than you’d typically find with a blade.
VERDICT: If you love the look of blade, but don’t have the stroke to get the best out of one, this could be right up your street. If you generate half as much confidence as we did with it, you’ll be over the moon.