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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.