• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jasonbolt

Have Scotty Cameron putters gotten better?

18 posts in this topic

Has the technology behind all his putters changed since the early 2000's? If you look at his 2002 newport 2.5 studio stainless and compare it to the 2010 newport 2.5 studio select, all i see is a new design with changeable weighting that no one changes. Don't get me wrong, i have nothing against his putters, but what has really changed in his putters?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

I can see cosmetic changes. I'm sure there are some differences that we can't see. scotty really does put a lot of effort into his putters. his new putters, can't remember the name, will be out in the fall and look just like the studio select but different cosmetics.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given that these are copies of a 40 odd year old design, what changes would you be expecting? The design works extremely well. Virtually all putter manufacturers base their designs around Ping designs. What sort of "technology" are you thinking about? Once someone has got a CNC milling machine, there's not much else they can do. There isn't much technology in a putter. That's why they have to pretend that there's some inherent difference in "German" stainless steel.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's trued a few original designs: the Detour, the Futura, the.... I think that's it. Mostly recycled stuff though, not that there's anything wrong with that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

< i have nothing against his putters, but what has really changed in his putters? >

I think this applies to golf clubs in general.........

Scotty is a marketing genius!  Stick a pool cue in a potato and if it has his name on it....it will be collected.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

golf4fun12, Where did you hear about his new line coming out? Maybe i should wait on getting one...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by golf4fun12

scotty really does put a lot of effort into his putters.

No more or less than the designers of other high end putters.

And I don't think that "scotty" has very much to do with the day to production of the thousands and thousands of OTR putters that are churned out.  These are very common items. Ubiquitous, in fact.

It's different when it comes to the tour and 009 putters, but again, call a factory a "studio" and make people think that "scotty" has something to do with every putter and the mythology continues.

And I also think that there would be something pretty majorly wrong if the boss of a hugely successful company didn't "put a lot of effort in".

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by Jasonbolt

golf4fun12, Where did you hear about his new line coming out? Maybe i should wait on getting one...



from different websites. I forgot the name of the new design. similar to the studio select. looks really cool.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by Shorty

No more or less than the designers of other high end putters.

And I don't think that "scotty" has very much to do with the day to production of the thousands and thousands of OTR putters that are churned out.  These are very common items. Ubiquitous, in fact.

It's different when it comes to the tour and 009 putters, but again, call a factory a "studio" and make people think that "scotty" has something to do with every putter and the mythology continues.

And I also think that there would be something pretty majorly wrong if the boss of a hugely successful company didn't "put a lot of effort in".


I never said that others don't put a lot of effort into their designs. we are talking about scotty cameron putters here. not other brands. so I said scotty puts a lot of effort into his putters.

you have absolutely NOOOOOOOOOOOO idea how much he is involved in his putters. sure, he has workers who makes his putters, but he is in the offices everyday working his ass off with new designs AND with personalization of putters that people send in. he takes a lot of pride in his putters. I wouldn't be surprised if he checks every single putter that is made to meet his standards.

I've read up on pretty much as much as I could on scotty cameron and how his company works. he is involved in everything.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by golf4fun12

I've read up on pretty much as much as I could on scotty cameron and how his company works. he is involved in everything.

I have seen every cringeworthy video, every interesting video and every boring video. I too have read every article .

There is no doubt that he plays a very prominent role in all of his company's promotional material. As he should.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt say they have gotten better.  All Cameron has done for the most part is taken classic designs, put his own little spin on them and jacked up the price.  Cameron is a marketing genius, but not exactly a club design genius.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by Shorty

I have seen every cringeworthy video, every interesting video and every boring video. I too have read every article .

There is no doubt that he plays a very prominent role in all of his company's promotional material. As he should.


yes, he should play a role in his putters. I like the fact that he actually goes to the conventions to promote his clubs and not send some representative.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't find any websites that talk about his new putters. Just wondering if i should wait to get one. Did you have a link?

I doubt he hand checks every putter that goes out.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by Jasonbolt

Can't find any websites that talk about his new putters. Just wondering if i should wait to get one. Did you have a link?

I doubt he hand checks every putter that goes out.



I know I read it some where. I can't remember where though. I tried looking it up again but can't find anything yet.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Same thing only different" is what I expect from anyones "new "design.

I'm in a situation where I get to play around with a LOT of Scotty Cameron's. Some I hit well, some I don't.  (Some of his original attempts at "space ship" putters are horrible and easily found for sale cheap.)  Like every other club maker you have to try before you buy.

I played a Cameron Monterey (just another Ping Anser clone) for 85 days. I liked it, played well with it............but, I  played just as well with putters  1/3 the price, so I exchanged it for new wedges before my 90 day trial period was over.

PS: I have a Cameron "improved" Bulls Eye - what is there to improve on a Bulls Eye?  The improvemnt is his use of an Australian company's leather grip. I love that grip!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by Jasonbolt

Has the technology behind all his putters changed since the early 2000's? If you look at his 2002 newport 2.5 studio stainless and compare it to the 2010 newport 2.5 studio select, all i see is a new design with changeable weighting that no one changes. Don't get me wrong, i have nothing against his putters, but what has really changed in his putters?


The price has changed upward over the years.  The old joke used to be Scotty "Xerox" didn't have an original putter design ever. That has changed with the Futura and Detour,but those horses died before thay left the corral!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No!  Scotty Camerons are Ping Ansers with collectible headcovers.  They're the high dollar equivalent of magnetic bracelets.  But if it works for you, have at it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. It's all an illusion. I have 10 or 12 Scotty's, and for the life of me, I don't know why. Like you alluded to, for the most part, they're mass-produced for the masses.

They have a cult-like attraction, and a status symbol in the bag.

They are over-rated in my mind.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Hmm, where have I heard that a DUI arrest is a medical issue before? Oh yeah, when his agent was arrested for DUI: http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tiger-woods-agent-mark-steinberg-arrested-drunken-driving-charges Color me skeptical. Not that it really matters. A DUI for an "unexpected reaction" to medication, which probably has a warning on it not to drive when taking it, is just as serious as a DUI for alcohol. If he's going through personal issues, I hope he sorts through them. But he shouldn't get a free pass because alcohol was not involved.
    • I figured it was meds, and while it still bothers me, i'm not as dissapointed as I was when I thought it was alcohol, just because I know how meds can affect you without even realizing it. I went through third degree burns to my left leg, and I did the same thing as him (though I wasn't caught or charged) for a few days thinking I was fine, before once becoming suddenly very tired at the wheel, I mean nodding off like a heroin addict. I had to pull into a parking lot and call some friends to come pick up me and my truck. I didn't drive again until I was off the meds. But it was a reaction I wasn't expecting. I had been tired throughout the ordeal after my surgeries, but I thought it was just my body telling me I needed rest. I had no experience with pain meds, or the anti-anxiety (Clonazepam or some such drug) meds they gave me after my workplace accident, and didn't know how they were affecting me.    I'm not defending Tiger, just like i'm not defending what I did. Had I been caught, I would have rightly been charged, just like Tiger.    And if you think driving at 3am post-surgery when you've slept most of the day and can't sleep at night is something out of the ordinary, I don't know what to tell you. I still go for a drive in the middle of the night when I can't sleep sometimes.  And in Tigers case, he is apparently also a known insomniac. 
    • Uhhhh…? You can have a different reaction weeks into a set drug regimen. Plenty of other factors can change. Dosage. Lack of sleep. Diet. The specific times you take things. I don't much care either way (he should not drive impaired - that puts others in danger) as it's off-course stuff, but I still like facts and dislike speculation.
    • From Sat: 1 - 3 putt 9 - 2 putts 8 - 1 putts I call that a pretty good day with the chicken stick!
    • Haven't been to a driving range yet this year and went out to play my first round of the year on Sat.  No warm up just right to the first tee and bam, nice lil fade to about 100 yards.  Drop it to 4' and I am putting for a birdie!  WOW!  What a way to start. Second hole I pared, third hole I pared as well!  What is going on I thought?  Bogey most of the other holes with a real bad triple but end the front with another par.  42 on the front is looking good! Play about the same on the back with a lot of bogeys and 3 more pars and end with a 43. 85 my first time out this year was sweet!  Only missed 1 fairway and was 14 & 15 for putting.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. kuyarey
      kuyarey
      (36 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon