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The Scotty Cameron Select Newport M2 putter is a larger version of the Newport 2. Added forgiveness. The best feel in the Select line.
At $380, the new Scotty Cameron Select putters certainly aren’t for everyone. Price aside, who are they for? The Newport M2 mid-mallet putter is designed for the player who likes a traditional look, but wants more forgiveness and less toe hang.
The Scotty Cameron Newport M2 putter is a mallet-sized version of Scotty’s Newport 2. The shoulders and bumpers are all stretched back in proper proportion, as you’d expect from Cameron. You might expect that this is simply a Select Notchback without the Notch, but the M2 is longer from heel to toe and it has a wider top line.
Sound & Feel
The feel of the Newport M2 is, to me, the best of any putter in the Select line. There’s a solid “tock” on centered putts and a small “click” on misses. This provides the feedback that you need to improve your putting.
Players prefer mallets primarily because of the added forgiveness on mishits. While it’s not comparable to the spaceship-styled giant mallets, the Newport M2 does offer more stability on misses than the blade putters in the Select line.
As I noted about the Newport M1, I found it difficult to sense where the face was during the stroke with the M2. Again, some of this is due to the grip and some of it is due to my preference for a putter with more toe hang. Overall, this putter will perform well for you if it fits your stroke.
If you like the look of Cameron’s Newport 2 style but are seeking more forgiveness, the Newport M2 putter is worth a roll. I found it to be the best-feeling of the new Select putters, but do make sure that the alignment aid works for you before putting it in your bag.