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Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread

I've had many conversations with Chuck and Lee (C&L) great dudes. Putter comes out to a decent price, takes a while to crank one out... around 6 weeks.

Actually choose to order a TEI3 in good shape off ebay (200 bucks) then have it refinished by George Palombi (amazing putter maker)

still in his shop, sent it over around 10 days ago
post #92 of 586

Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread

Originally Posted by NM Golf View Post
Yogi, Yogi, Yogi...

Your arguments are so ridiculous. The mere fact you cannot believe someone can tell the difference between a premium tour ball and a mid range ball (2 piece vs 3 piece) shows how little you know about the game of golf. They don't even have the the same look to them because of the different materials used to make the covers. Heck, I can even tell the difference between the types of premium balls (proV1 vs ProvIX) by the way they behave when I hit them with a wedge.

As far as Scotty Cameron putters go, I personally think they are the best. The attention to detail makes them second to none. If you don't agree then whatever. I don't put much faith in the opinion of a guy who can't tell the simple difference between an NXT and a ProV1.
Stay on topic. This is supposed to be a conversation about Scotty Cameron putters and whether they are "worth it" to you. I gave the reason why they are not "worth it" to me and everyone got offended. So sorry to hurt the feelings of the masses.
post #93 of 586

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Originally Posted by DDBowdoin View Post
the nxt is a two piece ball
NXT Tour is a 3 piece ball.
post #94 of 586

Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread

Scotty Cameron putters are a perfect example of a Veblen good.

Others have been flamed for suggesting it, but I agree, no way is a putter worth $300. It's all in your head! If it helps you putt better then more power to you, but I can't accept the assertion that it is a "better" putter.
post #95 of 586

Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread

I purchased a SC for the start of this golf season and can honestly say I've made more birdies and clutch par putts than I ever have. Not sure if it's a mental thing or not, but I do really like it. I'm thinking about getting one of the Studio Selects next.
post #96 of 586

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Originally Posted by fitpro3 View Post
I recently put my SC back in the bag and i love it. It is a J.A.T. prototype with a winn grip. I tried the 2 ball putter and could not make anything. I even went Back to a Cobra putter that was available in the early 90's. My opinion is that scotty cameron putters are the best on the market right now, I won't putt with anything else.
^^ This guy speaks the truth. I honestly refuse to putt with anything else other than a Scotty ever since I got mine. I have made so many deep clutch putts with it. They are in my opinion perfect putters.
post #97 of 586

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Originally Posted by vinny a View Post
^^ This guy speaks the truth. I honestly refuse to putt with anything else other than a Scotty ever since I got mine. I have made so many deep clutch putts with it. They are in my opinion perfect putters.
I'm love the Scotty's and a bunch of you have sen "the List" on here. I agree that they are good but there are several other putter makers that may fit you better. My gamer is a TP MIlls Tradition. Find what makes putts and don't get hung up on what makes putts in someone else's hands.
post #98 of 586

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Originally Posted by tjy355 View Post
Scotty Cameron putters are a perfect example of a Veblen good.

Others have been flamed for suggesting it, but I agree, no way is a putter worth $300. It's all in your head! If it helps you putt better then more power to you, but I can't accept the assertion that it is a "better" putter.
Agreed. 100%. My reputation shows the scars of this argument.
post #99 of 586

Re: Master Scotty Cameron Putters: Worth It or Not? Thread

When I was in the market for a new putter to replace my horrible dinged up mallet, I decided to demo a few putters of course. With my ceiling on purchasing a putter at about 100 bucks, I was probably going to come home with something like an odyessy.

Liking the looks of a blade, the first thing I picked up was a SC Newport. Simply amazing. I can't really put my finger on it, but my putts on their practice green just kept going in or juuuust lipping out. Turned it over and read the price tag (OUCH).

Then asked the guy in the store to start handing me 'similar' looking putters while I closed my eyes and putted with them. Somehow I ended up with a $40 Carbite putter and have been happy with it since. I think I'll definitely get one of them Scotties...but not yet.

Worth it? Depends on if having confidence is worth it...

Answer: Hell yes!
Conclusion: Different strokes for different folks

P.S.: Sorry - had to throw that one in there...heheheheheehhh
post #100 of 586

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Originally Posted by tjy355 View Post
Others have been flamed for suggesting it, but I agree, no way is a putter worth $300.
Why do people feel the need to push their value judgments on others? What you should have said is "no way is a putter worth $300... to me.

You might not pay $800 for a bottle of wine, but for someone else it may be a bargain. You might not pay for a fine cigar (nor would I), but others do. Your value judgments - and everyone else's - are different.

Originally Posted by tjy355 View Post
It's all in your head!
So is putting for a lot of people (all in their head). If the putter helps 'em, so be it.
post #101 of 586

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
Why do people feel the need to push their value judgments on others? What you should have said is "no way is a putter worth $300... to me.
What is the title of this thread?

"Are Scotty Cameron putters worth it?"

The OP asked for an opinion and I gave mine.
post #102 of 586

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Originally Posted by pjsnyc View Post
When I was in the market for a new putter to replace my horrible dinged up mallet, I decided to demo a few putters of course. With my ceiling on purchasing a putter at about 100 bucks, I was probably going to come home with something like an odyessy.

Liking the looks of a blade, the first thing I picked up was a SC Newport. Simply amazing. I can't really put my finger on it, but my putts on their practice green just kept going in or juuuust lipping out. Turned it over and read the price tag (OUCH).

Then asked the guy in the store to start handing me 'similar' looking putters while I closed my eyes and putted with them. Somehow I ended up with a $40 Carbite putter and have been happy with it since. I think I'll definitely get one of them Scotties...but not yet.

Worth it? Depends on if having confidence is worth it...

Answer: Hell yes!
Conclusion: Different strokes for different folks

P.S.: Sorry - had to throw that one in there...heheheheheehhh
this thread is going on and on and on and on... its great

I think its a combination of technology and your confidence / mental state... personally I believe that great putters have a great deal of trust in their stroke and can rely on it over and over again. This obviously happens on all levels, its why you see some touring pro's using belly putters and large mallets as supposed to the more traditional blade. Some players just feel they have a consistent and natural stroke while others have to work for it... hence they reach out to technology.

now there and is nothing wrong with a mallet, or a super high end MOI putter or a Cameron Newport... like people have said on here, its what you value and its what you think works for your game. If its a 40 dollar carbite or a 2000 Byron... whatever gets you in the hole gets you in the hole

its the same as why some people pay 20 bucks for greens fees and other spend 20grand for a membership at a private club, its all about what YOU value
post #103 of 586

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Ya know, I have never really understood the real hype about them. I have had my Odyssey putter for about 2 years now and love it. I really have a great feel with it. The scottys look real nice, but its truely all about how the putter feels to you
post #104 of 586

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Originally Posted by DDBowdoin View Post
... whatever gets you in the hole gets you in the hole...
Thaaaats what she said

Sorry off topic...I'm in a funky mood today
Thats what she said again...unfortunately
post #105 of 586

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thats right, exactly what she said...
post #106 of 586

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cheer up everyone! i wrote a poem for ya'll!

http://thesandtrap.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15306
post #107 of 586

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
Why do people feel the need to push their value judgments on others? What you should have said is "no way is a putter worth $300... to me.
But then again we could say the same about people criticizing us as well. They should not push their value judgements on us thinking a Scotty Cameron putter is worth $300-$400. We have simply given our opinion. I have only said that I think it is a waste of money. I could care less if I play against a guy with a $15 putter or some limited edition Scotty worth $1000. He's not going to shoot a better score than me just because of how much his putter cost.
post #108 of 586

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Originally Posted by YogiTKE View Post
But then again we could say the same about people criticizing us as well. They should not push their value judgements on us thinking a Scotty Cameron putter is worth $300-$400.
Frankly - and this will be the last post on this slight diversion from the topic - I still see a fine line.

The people who deem them "worth" their money seem to almost always seem to say "they're worth it to me, and I love mine." The people who, like yourself, don't seem to believe they're worth it almost always seem to say "they're not worth it, you shouldn't waste your money."

The difference being there's the hint with the latter that you're being TOLD you're stupid for spending the money, and with the former, people treat it more as their personal opinion. Virtually nobody who says "they're not worth it" says "They're not worth it for me, but I'm sure other people see value in it, and that's fine." It almost always seems to come off as "you're all wasting your money. I can get model XYZ for $119!"

Just a general feeling about the tone, which is admittedly difficult to read online, but as someone who doesn't really care what anyone thinks about MY equipment, I don't believe I've "read into" something that's not there. Maybe, though.

If you aren't sure what I mean by the above, I'm not sure how to put it another way.

P.S. For example, this seems very much to be "pushing value judgments on others." He specifically says "your head," not "my head," and he doesn't say "I agree, no way is a putter worth $300 to me." You might argue that such is implied, but I'm not a big fan of assuming or implying, particularly when it's contradicted by "your head" immediately afterwards.

Originally Posted by tjy355 View Post
Others have been flamed for suggesting it, but I agree, no way is a putter worth $300. It's all in your head!
P.P.S. And people aren't criticizing your opinion - they're criticizing the way you've expressed it and the way you seem to be making that judgment on behalf of them. Again - take it to PMs if you have more to say, please. I don't, though.
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