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Scotty Cameron and Aftermarket Weights

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Scotty Cameron doesn't want people screwing with his putters. Ever wonder why his putters are so perfectly balanced? Its because he puts the perfect weights for the shape of his putters. If you want a different feel or you want it more toe or heel weighted send it in to Scotty's custom shop with a description of what you want changed and Scotty will make sure it's done right.
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Wondering...anyone ever try any after market weights in their Scotty Cameron Putter? Here is a link to an example:

They would be perfectly fine.

The guy's ebay feedback shows that the product is OK. Of course, there'll be a barrage of comments from the SC fanclub who will behave as if you're doing something that could damage your precious putter, but if the weight is advertised and the thread is correct, which is obviously the case, what possible downside could there be? Scotty Cameron "doesn't want people messing around with his putters"because he wants a monopoly on the money to be made from refurbishing and idiotic stampings and paintfills, as well as weights.
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Scotty Cameron doesn't want people screwing with his putters. Ever wonder why his putters are so perfectly balanced? Its because he puts the perfect weights for the shape of his putters. If you want a different feel or you want it more toe or heel weighted send it in to Scotty's custom shop with a description of what you want changed and Scotty will make sure it's done right.

yeah, and he'll also charge you half of what you paid for the putter.

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The price of admission does not cover the cost of the game. Sounds like you are not really a Scotty customer.
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The price of admission does not cover the cost of the game. Sounds like you are not really a Scotty customer.

What could you possibly mean by this? Tiger Woods does not use an SC grip. Does that mean that he is somehow not "really a Scotty customer"?

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Scotty makes a huge deal about "Authenticated" putters. Using after market weights would violate the Scotty rules so the putter would not be able to be resold as a an authentic Scotty Cameron putter. That makes the cost of after market parts rather high. It is a mistake to buy things you cannot afford to maintain properly. I own Rossa putters because that is my price range. I once came very close to buying a used Mercedes for my wife, I took it to a friend at the local dealer, he said that I had found a good deal on a good car but that I would never be able to afford to own it. word
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Scotty makes a huge deal about "Authenticated" putters. Using after market weights would violate the Scotty rules so the putter would not be able to be resold as a an authentic Scotty Cameron putter. That makes the cost of after market parts rather high. It is a mistake to buy things you cannot afford to maintain properly. I own Rossa putters because that is my price range. I once came very close to buying a used Mercedes for my wife, I took it to a friend at the local dealer, he said that I had found a good deal on a good car but that I would never be able to afford to own it. word

I agree with you when it comes to expensive cars and planes and boats, etc., but we are talking about a mass produced putter which is worth a few hundred dollars. A putter does not need to be "maintained", just looked after. If the owner wants a heavier or lighter weight than what is in it, as long as he has a tool that will fit, and the weight fits, it will work. We aren't talking about a Gullwing Mercedes

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This is the funniest thread I've read in a while. So if he buys aftermarket weights, won't he still own the original weights if he wants to resell it? How does that make a non-authentic putter? In addition, how does SC know anything about the personal preferences of a golfer. I just don't see the issue.
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Sorry to see the Scotty purists have not helped in answering your question. I wish I knew the answer to your question so I could help. But I will add my two cents to what other have been saying....it's your Scotty. Do with it whatever the hell you like. If it helps you putt better, put a Ping grip on it, after market weights, and a Odyssey headcover on it. Putters are a very personal thing. I really don't care if Scotty himself doesn't like it. He's already got $299 I paid for it.
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Sorry to see the Scotty purists have not helped in answering your question. I wish I knew the answer to your question so I could help. But I will add my two cents to what other have been saying....it's your Scotty. Do with it whatever the hell you like. If it helps you putt better, put a Ping grip on it, after market weights, and a Odyssey headcover on it. Putters are a very personal thing. I really don't care if Scotty himself doesn't like it. He's already got $299 I paid for it.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

It's your putter, so do whatever you want to it regardless of what someone else thinks. If it weren't for the fact that Scotty Cameron messes with all the tour player's putter for them, I guarantee you the players would be tinkering with their putters themselves. Also, if you bought a putter for "investment" purposes and/or for it's reslae value instead of for how it performs, you bought the putter for the absolute wrong reasons. It's a golf club, NOT a collector's item.
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I bought this same item.  I moved from a 33" back to a 35", did the extension myself, and changed the weights from 20g to 10g.  Should be a stock 35", right?  It feels like complete crap compared with a stock 35".  The weight feels close enough, but there is this 'tink' sound and feel that it acquires with the aftermarket weights compared with the stock 35s in the store.  Now, it looked like Scotty had some lock-tite in there, so maybe that softens it a bit, but simply replacing weights gives it a completely different feel and sound.  I did save $50 and got a nice wrench that works quite well.  If the savings is worth a cheap tinky feel to you, or if you're not sensitive enough to care, go for it.  Otherwise pay the extra $50 and sleep tight.

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Update.

Notable differences in the aftermarket weights bought on ebay and stock cameron (10g)

Machining - this one is by far the biggest.  The edges are sharp and drag against the turf.  Combined with the fact that they are threaded differently and don't seat inside the sole well, it means there is some small, difference in turf interaction.  Also, the real scottys are brushed a little, and are not as shiny.

Material - not sure.  Neither are magnetic, so assuming it isn't cheap carbon steel.

Look - pretty similar font, but definitely a little difference.  the paint is also not the deep cherry color, but a little brighter red apple color

Weight - can't tell a difference.  Probably less than half a gram.

Feel - The o-ring that came with it didn't deaden the metal-on-metal chink that was there until I put some pipe-thread clay on the threads.  That made a huge difference and made them feel pretty similar.

I bought a weight/tool combo for $45 + shipping.  Scotty charges $45 for the weights, but unless you can get your old ones out, he'll keep them.  Scotty's are definitely much higher in quality, and are nearly the same price.  Unfortunately, you have to wait 3-weeks or so.  My recommendation is, if you can't live without your gamer, and aren't that sensitive to what are basically pretty small differences, and don't mind trusting some random joe on the net that he machined and threaded the metal just right, just buy some aftermarket ones.  Otherwise get a backup putter and send it off to Scotty.

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What could you possibly mean by this? Tiger Woods does not use an SC grip. Does that mean that he is somehow not "really a Scotty customer"?

Tiger uses a Nike putter, so I would go so far as to say that NO, he is not a Scotty customer

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Originally Posted by breaudy2000

Tiger uses a Nike putter, so I would go so far as to say that NO, he is not a Scotty customer

Check the date of the thread. You have revived a discussion from February 2010.

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I have owned several Scotty Cameron putters. I personally don't want to ship my putter and be without it for 5 weeks! I have purchased after market weights and got the tool to unscrew them. It's easy and I personally like having a weight kit so I can adjust in real time. The after market weights I purchased were not cheap! I like them and they do fit. I love Scotty Cameron putters but he should sell his weight kits online and call it a day!

http://www.hirekogolf.com/index.php/translucent-replacement-weights-for-scotty-cameron-putters-10g-x-2-blue-8027.html

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If it makes you sleep better then send your putter to Scotty Cameron.  I personally think the high quality after market weights work fine.

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Originally Posted by etlreams

Sorry to see the Scotty purists have not helped in answering your question. I wish I knew the answer to your question so I could help. But I will add my two cents to what other have been saying....it's your Scotty. Do with it whatever the hell you like. If it helps you putt better, put a Ping grip on it, after market weights, and a Odyssey headcover on it. Putters are a very personal thing. I really don't care if Scotty himself doesn't like it. He's already got $299 I paid for it.


I agree! I buy Gibson guitars. The pickups suck so I always change them! Same goes with golf gear! I never use stock shafts for my driver or fairway woods. That's just me.

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