Upon nearly two decades of high-speed video research with tour players that revealed that the best putters in the world keep the butt end of the putter pointed to the same 1-to2-inch circle in their midsection throughout the stroke, Scotty Cameron is releasing one of their most popular and steady putters ever - the Newport 2 - in a dual balance model designed to promote such a stroke, with a 50-gram weight in the grip section of the putter and an additional 50 grams of putter head weight.
The Newport 2 Dual Balance blade-style putter, has a head slightly larger than the conventional model to accommodate for the additional 50 grams of weight. The extra weight helps keep golfers from “flipping,” “pushing” or leading the club head with their hands in the stroke, according to Scotty Cameron, the company’s master craftsman. “The purpose of anchoring a putter is to stop the butt end of the club from moving,” Cameron said. “Now that anchoring will be against the rules, we’ve determined the best way to help golfers regain that stability and control is through Dual Balance, by adding 50 grams to the shaft and balancing that with 50 grams in the head.”
According to Cameron, the proper length for a Dual Balance putter is about three inches longer than standard and the Newport 2 Dual Balance putter is available in 38-inch lengths, three inches longer than the company’s standard length of 35 inches, however other lengths are available. The Newport 2 Dual Balance also comes stock with a 15-inch flat-front Winn grip that has a colored section at the top that indicates proper hand placement. Gripping the putter in that way keeps the 50-gram counterweight above the hands for maximum counterbalancing effect.
Imagine a pure stroke guided by your putter's inherent design. Place your hands on the Newport 2 Dual Balance grip—below the convenient black guideline—and experience the stability of a perfectly counter-balanced putter. The only twists and turns you'll see from now on are on the cartpath to your next hole.
- Loft: 3.5 degrees
- Lie: 70 degrees
- Lengths: 36-to-40 inches (38-inch model is standard)
- Head Material: Milled 303 Stainless Steel with a deep milled face
- Counterweight: 50 grams
- Head weight: 400 grams
- Neck: Single Bend
- Offset: 3/4 shaft
- Grip: 15-inch Cameron Dual Balance made by Winn