Re: first Scotty CameronFunny that I stumbled upon this thread. My story dates all the way back to, well, yesterday.
Was at one of the local golf stores with my wife. She had a couple things she needed to get her brother and she was also going to let me pick out a sand wedge to complete my set of irons. After I had my wedge picked out she was futzing around trying to pick out a windbreaker for her brother I killed time knocking some Scotty's around the putting green...bad idea. Much like playing with puppies at the dog pound, sooner or later you're going to find one you want to take home. I tried about 4 different Scotty's out and started draining putt after putt with the Newport 2.0 Mid Slant. I was in the zone for about 15 minutes, to the point where I didn't notice that my wife was standing there waiting for me. She says, "I thought you had a putter already". I reply, "I do, just trying these out until you're ready to go, seeing how the other half lives"
Well, a few minutes later she says, "Would you rather have that than the sand wedge thingy?" At which time I explain there is a slight difference in price. "You've been good this year, if you really want it and will use it go ahead and I'll get you the wedge for our anniversary."
Wow! So, I am now a proud first time owner of a Scotty. Of course, since we just got a fresh 4" of snow last night, I'll be spending the next couple months honing my putting skills indoors, but it's a little easier than trying to hone my wedge skills indoors I guess.
Merry Xmas to all!