Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread
Originally Posted by iacas
You certainly seem to like to have the last word.
The fine line you describe seems simply to be the boundary between a point that you either agree or disagree with.
As for my original post on the topic, you have snipped part of it.
I said: "If it helps you putt better then more power to you..."
Nobody has yet asserted that these putters have some intrinsic physical value or superior technology that makes them worth $300. I seem to read that they are worth more because they instill confidence, etc. That sure seems to be to be a mental thing, i.e. "in your head..."
Putting is a HUGE mental thing. I have a garage full of "retired" putters. I could have bought several Scotty Camerons. Just look at all the ways golfers try to cure their putting woes: weird grips, long putters, huge putter heads, etc... I feel the uber-expensive putters fall into the same category.
The OP said he was considering buying a SC putter and asked if they were worth it. My advice was simply that I don't think they are worth the money. That is not the same as telling you or any other SC owners that "you shouldn't have wasted your money." You ARE reading too much into it and putting words into my mouth. I never said "you're stupid for spending the money..."
What's happening is that I've interrupted the Scotty Cameron self-congratulation party and suddenly you begin to have doubts in the back of your mind and start thinking that maybe you did spend too much for that putter. And that doesn't make you happy. Now I am rude and judgemental. Further evidence that the whole thing is mental.
Can anyone dispute my assertion that SC Putters are an example of the Veblen effect?