Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE - Head­weight: Vari­able on length

Grip: Mata­dor Red Mid­size Toe hang: Slight

TECH: A mid-mal­let that’s pre­ci­sion milled in the USA, with a 303 steel body and soft alu­minium float­ing in­sert and sole to help raise MOI.

WE SAY: We loved the New­port M1 in last year’s Top Gear test and that bond hasn’t been bro­ken. It’s a first class, ul­tra-sta­ble mal­let which as you’d ex­pect feels fan­tas­tic and even though it doesn’t have any face groove tech like many modern de­signs, it rolls putts just as smoothly as the very best.

VER­DICT: We couldn’t agree if we all loved the ‘cross-hair’ align­ment setup or not, as it draws at­ten­tion back from the im­pact po­si­tion. But all in the M1’s an ideal face­bal­anced, mid-mal­let de­sign, and thanks to its sta­bil­ity-im­prov­ing tech is still re­ally ef­fec­tive. Scotty Cameron has never come cheap, and the price hike from last year is huge. But while this model now costs as much as some driv­ers, you’ll use it far more of­ten.

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