Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 Putter Review

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The Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 Putter is the latest variation on the Anser 2 from putting’s biggest name.  Very sharp, boxy look.  Premium feel.  No significant performance changes.

Introduction

After returning to non-insert putters with the Special Select line, where was the biggest name in putters to go?  He went Super.  The Scotty Cameron Super Select line arrives with a new face milling and several new Plus Models.  In this review, I’ll take a look at the flagship putter, the Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2, to determine if it’s worth adding to your collection.

Looks

Overall, there’s not much new about the Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 putter.  This is the classic Anser 2 shape that we’ve seen dozens of companies do dozens of times.  This is one of the boxier versions, really leaning into the squared off lines and sharp edges.

In the bag, the look of the Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 has a couple changes from the Special Select Newport 2 [review HERE].  The milled dots are unpainted, which looks a bit dull compared to the red border on the Special Select.  Additionally, the sole engraving is more toned-down.  One change I do like is the new “I-Beam Plumbing Neck” which looks particularly sharp from the rear view (above).

For the sickos, I want to get into the weeds a bit.  To my eye, the proportions of this putter are not pleasing.  The top line, shoulders, and bumpers are too close to equal in width which makes the putter look very narrow from front to back.  It’s not actually narrow – I measured it against several other Anser 2 putters – but the look is jarring to me.  Also, while I prefer the squared bumpers of an Anser 2 to the rounded bumpers of an Anser, this is too sharp.  It borders on looking industrial or unfinished, which is the antithesis of what I think of when I think of Scotty Cameron.

Prefer a mallet?  Check out the Scotty Cameron Super Select GOLO HERE

Sound & Feel

The Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 features “Dual-Milled Face Technology” which purports to offer the benefits of both deep and mid-milled putter faces.  While not life-altering, I would rate this as a premium feeling putter.  With a urethane-covered ball, the feel is medium soft with good feedback.  You only need to pay moderate attention to determine the impact location.

Impact produces a quiet “tock” which meshes well with the feel of this putter.  Interestingly, there is virtually no audio feedback.  Outside of using a very firm ball to raise the volume of impact, the sound is almost unchanged even on bigger misses.

Performance

If you were expecting a technological breakthrough to be unveiled here, you’re going to be disappointed.  The Super Select line, line the Special Select before it, is a fairly traditional take on mostly traditional models.  This Newport 2 has a full shaft offset and “Mid” toe hang for the classic performance profile that so many golfers know and enjoy.

From a performance perspective, the biggest change is the I-Beam Plumbing Neck and the larger milled dots in the cavity.  According to Scotty Cameron, this additional milling removes more weight that is then positioned in the heel and toe to enhance forgiveness.  While that may be true, the amount of weight they moved has no noticeable impact on the putter’s performance.  If you’re looking for a meaningful technological upgrade to the classic Anser 2 shape, check out the Odyssey Ai-ONE [review HERE] or the Ai-ONE Milled [review HERE].

Finally, one performance feature that Scotty has continued to carry forward is the pair of removable weights in the sole.  The weights range from 30 to 40 grams, depending on the length of the putter.  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 in the putter to Scotty’s custom shop to replace the weights.  Going to 20 gram weights costs $49; weights from 25 to 40 grams cost $79.

Conclusion

The Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2 putter isn’t revolutionizing the Anser 2, but it does offer some subtle changes for the gear heads and Scotty loyalists.  While I don’t enjoy the address look, it is a noticeable move away from the norm, which I applaud.  The Dual-Milled Face does produce the premium feel that golfers expect from this brand.

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Matt Saternus

12 Comments

  1. You feel this way regarding the address look between this and the previous select line? Surprising is there is that much of a difference between the last model of a shape that been cut and pasting for years.
    Overall not that surprising cause they have to make the OTR stuff look less premium. When you compare a timeless or super rat circle T variations they do look better at address.

    • Matt Saternus

      Glen,

      It’s fractions of an inch here and there, but, to my eye, it does add up, especially in the most copied style of all time.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Kevin G Smith

    Thanks for letting us know the price of the weights, that’s SUPER helpful.

  3. Matt,
    Thank you for your review of the Super Select Newport 2 ! I guess I should have been smarter and asked for a review of the Newport 2 Plus model instead to see if it is a little more forgiving than the regular Newport 2 per Scotty Cameron. Also, to see how the Newport 2 Plus model compares to the new Callaway Ai putters.
    Thanks, Joe

    • Matt Saternus

      Joe,

      Thanks for your interest, but it’s unlikely that we will review the Plus models. With regard to forgiveness, I would be shocked if there’s a meaningful gap between the standard Newport 2 and the Newport 2 Plus.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Hi Matt
    I agree with you about the looks, to me it almost looks like the blade is too long. I’ve got the Newport Plus and the dimensions and feel are great.
    Regards
    John

  5. Just being curious. Why won’t you review the plus model?
    My son and I argue all the time on the subject .

    • Matt Saternus

      Russell,

      It’s not that we refuse to review the Plus model, there’s just no ROI for us. Please don’t infer any kind of petulant tone here, but I think a lot of people underestimate the amount of time that goes into creating a review. For us to invest that time, we need to see a return in terms of traffic being driven to the site, reader engagement, etc. When we have already reviewed the standard Newport 2, reviewing the Plus is unlikely to provide that return.
      Also, on a personal level, I like writing new things, and I would be shocked if the Plus review didn’t end up being largely copy and paste from this review.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. Matt, I think the very thing most of us want to know is whether or not the Plus models offer something more. That information would be the very things that would give you your “ROI.” You would be “shocked.” I have the 2.5 Plus model, and I think it is more forgiving than the 2.5. I have several Camerons, and I think the Plus models are the best thing from Scotty in a long time. Feel is excellent.

  7. I have clicked on the link to Scott Cameron putters on both my phone and laptop and my router tells me the link is bad, possible malate. I have never had any issues with the links to products in your articles, may want to check it out.

  8. I’ve got to agree that while these are nicely finished, they lack a little without the paintfill. I’ve always been more of a Newport (rounded bumpers) fan versus the Newport 2, but I rolled a Newport 2+ and that little extra added width made a massive difference to my eye. It would seem I agree with you that the proportions are a bit off on the standard 2 model.

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