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The Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO putter balances the looks and benefits of a traditional and modern mallet. Good feel. Two neck options to fit a variety of putting strokes.
Looking deep into our archives reminded us that the GOLO name has been a part of Scotty Cameron for almost a decade. Originally used on a variety of different shapes – from traditional heel-shafted mallets to modern experiments – the GOLO name now describes the neo-traditional mallet you see here. In this review, we’ll take a look at the latest incarnation of the GOLO, the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO, and help you determine if it belongs in your bag.
The Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO 6 sits at the border of modern mallet and traditional mallet. It’s definitely not a Fang or a Spider, but it doesn’t have the clean simplicity of a traditional mallet. Category aside, the GOLO 6 is slightly asymmetrical, something you can see at several points on the putter. I tend to prefer symmetry, but that’s a matter of taste.
At address, the cavity frames the ball with a little extra on either side. I think the milling on all the surfaces of the flange looks very sharp, but the way the sight line terminates short of the putter’s back is odd.
In the bag, the Super Select GOLO feels a little plain to me, relative to the standards of Scotty Cameron. I don’t care for the lack of paintfill on the milled dots or the blocky text on the face. The sole is fine, featuring Scotty’s signature crown and prominent branding, but the overall look feels mailed-in.
Sound & Feel
Rolling a urethane-covered ball with the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO putter produces a feel that is firmly in the “premium” category. I found the feel to be slightly firmer than that of the Super Select Newport 2 [review HERE], but still reasonably soft. Both putters feature the Dual-Milled Face Technology which Scotty purports to have the “softness of deep-milled putters with the feedback and roll of mid-milled.”
Surprisingly, I found more feedback in the Super Select GOLO than the Super Select Newport 2. Even a small move off of the center of the face resulted in a much firmer feel and a louder impact sound.
There are two version of the Scotty Cameron GOLO in the Super Select family: the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO 6 and the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO 6.5. The key differences are the neck and the toe hang or “toe flow,” as Scotty calls it. The GOLO 6 features a mid bend shaft which produces “mid-low” toe flow and a full shaft offset. Seen here, the GOLO 6.5 has Scotty’s new I-Beam Jet Neck which creates “mid-high” toe flow and 3/4 shaft offset. This sets up the GOLO 6 as a better fit for players trying to putt straight back and straight through. The GOLO 6.5 will be preferred by golfers who have an arcing stroke.
Both versions of the Super Select GOLO show off a new head size. The Super Select GOLO 6 and GOLO 6.5 sit between the smaller GOLO 5 and the larger GOLO 7. Scotty refers to this as a “compact mallet,” but I would argue that this is mid-sized. Whether or not that’s a perfect Goldilocks balance or a compromise that pleases no one is up to the individual user.
Something that has carried forward from previous generations is the multi-material construction. Most of the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO 6 is milled from stainless steel, but the sole plate is aluminum. This allows more weight to be pushed to the perimeter of the putter to boost forgiveness. This is an effective technique, giving the GOLO forgiveness superior to most traditional mallets but short of the extreme modern putters. Small mishits are barely noticeable in terms of distance loss or direction, but larger mishits will stop well short of the hole.
Finally, like all the Super Select putters, the GOLO has removable weights in the sole. Depending on the length of the putter, the stock weights are 10, 15, or 20 grams. At the time of this writing, additional weights are not listed for sales on Scotty’s website, and the weight wrench is sold out. There are plenty of other places on the internet to find weights, or you can send the putter to Scotty’s custom shop to replace the weights. Scotty offers weights from 5 to 30 grams (in 5 gram increments) with the 25 and 30 gram weights costing $79, all others $49.
The Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO 6 and GOLO 6.5 putters are good choices for players who want something a bit beyond the traditional mallet but aren’t ready for the modern spaceship look. Between the two versions, most players will be able to find a fit for their stroke, and the removable weights allow for a measure of customization.