Scotty Cameron’s original Teryllium putters were released in 1997. The soft feel of the copper insert gaining a strong following, not the least Tiger Woods, who used the Newport model to win his first major title.
And now the line has been reimagined in the form of the new T22 range.
Marking 22 years since the original release, represented by the T22 name of the new models, the Teryllium insert Newport, Newport 2 and Fastback 1.5 take advantage of Titleist’s Master Putter Maker’s ever expanding knowledge base, created from building putters for the best players in the world to update the original. The new range also coming off the back of Brooks Koepka winning four majors with a Scotty Cameron putter utilising the same insert material.
“There’s nothing quite like the feel of Teryllium. It’s the number one material request I get from players. And, as we’ve seen multiple majors won over the past few seasons with a Teryllium-inserted putter, it’s a great time to celebrate this legendary design,” Cameron said of the release.
“T22 gave us the opportunity to take everything we’ve learned over the past two decades and refine the entire look, feel and performance. Like a modern day muscle car, everything looks original at first glance, but each component is brand new. Better milling. Better materials. Better construction. They’re made to game.”
Milled in the United States from 303 Stainless Steel, unlike the carbon steel used in the 1997 iteration, the new models feature a matte black finish and the domino pattern in the cavity synonymous with their predecessors.
In another departure from the version used by Woods to win the 1997 Masters, the insert features milling marks, whereas the original inserts were buffed to a smooth appearance.
Beyond aesthetic changes, the domino pattern is actually produced by the white vibration dampening material used as part of the process to secure the Teryllium insert in place that enhances the feel. Cameron has also added his interchangeable weighting system to the sole of the three models, which feature heavier head weights that are in line with modern putter preferences.
The classic Newport and Newport 2 models from the original release are joined by the first of Cameron’s mid-mallet Fastback models to incorporate a Teryllium insert, the 1.5 model also featuring the mini-slant neck that has become extremely popular in recent years on Tour and adds toe hang to the mallet design.
Limited release Teryllium headcovers, shaft bands and an all new Pistolini Plus grip with a less tapered lower hand complete the package of the new models, which will be available around the world beginning August 16.
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