SCOTTY CAMERON SELECT NEWPORT M1
www.titleist.com 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.