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Scotty Cameron Is One Of The Best...BUT

Don't get me wrong...Scotty Cameron is a super-talented putter designer...BUT...and this a big but...the man uses his fame to sell some f-ugly putters.

 

I mean come on...seriously...when did it become popular to own a putter with sloppy welding jobs? Or better yet...when was it cool to own a putter that looks like it was left in a room filled with 30 toddlers armed with a stash of flourescent crayons. It really baffles me what people will buy with this mans name on it.

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So...That Got Us Thinking

We were looking over some spy pics of a new prototype putter from F2 Golf over the weekend. Yeah...the same F2 Golf that made those wacky looking wedges that you all had nightmares about because of all the late night info-mercials they bombarded you with on the Golf Channel. Anyway...we were looking over this new prototype putter from F2 Golf for a sign of some actual useful technology that could really help golfers get the ball in the hole quicker...but we all said, "typical odd shaped mallet putter with some more useless 4-gram MOI weights...just another disappointing prototype putter" Right? Well maybe not....if you look at it like this.

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Take Another Look...But This Time From A Different Angle

Take a look at this putter again....but this time imagine it was designed by the famous Scotty Cameron. (Cue the Yoga music please) Imagine now that the name Scotty Cameron is so elegantly engraved in the sole and on the back cavity. Now visualize some of those beautiful crazy stampings that Scotty loves to insert pound all over his limited edition prototypes. Now remember folks, this is a "limited edition" these will only be available for a very short time. So act fast...before they are all gone and you're chance to own a classic is gone forever.

SEE! WE CAUGHT YOU! YOU WERE ALREADY REACHING IN YOUR WALLET FOR THAT CREDIT CARD!

Your Honest Opinion...Don't Worry We Won't Tell Scotty

So you tell us...do you think you would feel more compelled to purchase this putter if it had the Cameron name welded on? We really want to hear your honest opinion...chime in...hell start a fight. I think the Cameron Collector Cult (AKA: Cameron Crazies!) are very interesting. Scotty's putters have become to men what BeanieBabies were to women

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- For more pictures of the new prototype putter from F2 Golf...click here

 

- For more information on the new putter...click here

 

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Big luv is funny because of the TV show. I have friend who loves the show so I would show this to him, but as a lefty, he probably would be out of luck.

Buy it, no. With Scotty branding, no. While I love the Futura and the first Futura Phantom, the Phantom Mallet is fugly, to me. Same with detours.

 

I would love to have the garage putter though. Mainly for the investment though. It would promptly be flipped. I think that Scotty is sometimes goofing around when he makes these. I hope he is sometimes thinking, "Let's see how much I can mess with this one..."

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I'll go first: regardless of who made this, I would not buy it. I don't like mallets and I don't like center shafted putters. Furthermore, I'm not moved by the Cameron name anymore. When I was new to golf, I assumed that Cameron was the pinnacle of putters. Now, I realize that there are MANY great putter makers out there and you could make a case that any of them (Byron, Bettinardi, Sunset Beach, TP Mills, etc) are the best.

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I struggle to understand the Cameron Crazies also. I purchased my Studio Style because I loved the GSS insert (and I still do). It has a crisp feel that many of the Cameron's lack. I do love his headcovers and I wish others would do more of that. But, otherwise, I just don't get paying the amount of money he demands for essentially mass produced product. And the resale values are unbelievable. $500 for any headcover? Get real!

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I struggle to understand the Cameron Crazies also. I purchased my Studio Style because I loved the GSS insert (and I still do). It has a crisp feel that many of the Cameron's lack. I do love his headcovers and I wish others would do more of that. But, otherwise, I just don't get paying the amount of money he demands for essentially mass produced product. And the resale values are unbelievable. $500 for any headcover? Get real!

Don't forget that if the Big Luv had a circle T stamp and FTUO headcover, that would make it putt better for you.

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I struggle to understand the Cameron Crazies also. I purchased my Studio Style because I loved the GSS insert (and I still do). It has a crisp feel that many of the Cameron's lack. I do love his headcovers and I wish others would do more of that. But, otherwise, I just don't get paying the amount of money he demands for essentially mass produced product. And the resale values are unbelievable. $500 for any headcover? Get real!

 

I'm not a Scotty hater BY ANY MEANS, I've owned a number of Scottys, lots of HCs, etc, but you hit the nail on the head: except for the very very high dollar items, it's all mass produced product. For the same price as a Scotty OTR, I can get a custom putter that is built to my specs and is hand crafted (be that stamping, grinding, etc) by a true craftsman (Byron, Lamont, etc). When it comes down to where I'm going to spend my money, it's just not a contest.

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I'm not a Scotty hater BY ANY MEANS, I've owned a number of Scottys, lots of HCs, etc, but you hit the nail on the head: except for the very very high dollar items, it's all mass produced product. For the same price as a Scotty OTR, I can get a custom putter that is built to my specs and is hand crafted (be that stamping, grinding, etc) by a true craftsman (Byron, Lamont, etc). When it comes down to where I'm going to spend my money, it's just not a contest.

 

Yeah, that is exactly what I was thinking when I wrote that. A hand crafted custom putter is a work of art in my book. It's an heirloom that I could pass down to my kids. I have no problem whatsoever paying $300-500 for such an item (if I have the means).

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Don't forget that if the Big Luv had a circle T stamp and FTUO headcover, that would make it putt better for you.

 

If somebody could spirit away a Circle T stamp from Scotty's studio - that could be a bigger heist than breaking into Fort Knox.

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If somebody could spirit away a Circle T stamp from Scotty's studio - that could be a bigger heist than breaking into Fort Knox.

I won't go into the tangent that your post put into my head, but lots of stamping of everyday products was involved. Just a nibble: Circle T TP

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I didn't buy the Futura, the Detour or the Kombi. So even if Don - Scotty's real name - were to personally hand deliver me the Big Luv for free, I'd still say no.

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I won't go into the tangent that your post put into my head, but lots of stamping of everyday products was involved. Just a nibble: Circle T TP

 

Wasn't there a Scotty quote out there about him putting his name on underwear? Can't seem to find it right now, the search is coming up with stuff about Tiger's cell phone number changes. I believe the sentiment was, "I could put my name on underwear and sell it on ebay." Advanced apologies if I'm mistaken/took the quote out of context.

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I don't fault Scotty for his merchandizing, that's where the big money is: Scotty Cameron-the T-shirt, Scotty Cameron-the Coloring Book, Scotty Cameron-the Lunch box, Scotty Cameron-the Breakfast Cereal, Scotty Cameron-the Flame Thrower. Merchandizing.

 

His name sells product. Good for him. His ugly putters don't move though. There are still Detours and Phantom Mallets in the local shop. They will likely be there for a long time...

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Not sure I would classify Cameron as a "super-talented putter designer" but I don't want to open that can of worms, although he is really good at taking other people's idea's and making them his own. I just think there are lots of other guys out there that have created a lot more "original" putters than Cameron.

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Not sure I would classify Cameron as a "super-talented putter designer" but I don't want to open that can of worms, although he is really good at taking other people's idea's amd making them his own. I just think there are lots of other guys out there that have created a lot more "original" putters than Cameron.

You bet. Cameron is a tweaker of the existing. Many of his models have roots in known designs. Pro's wouldn't bag them if they didn't work though. Granted the pro model is not the one I could find in a shop. Karsten he is not, but he is more than a person who puts his logo on junk to sell.

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I don't fault Scotty for his merchandizing, that's where the big money is: Scotty Cameron-the T-shirt, Scotty Cameron-the Coloring Book, Scotty Cameron-the Lunch box, Scotty Cameron-the Breakfast Cereal, Scotty Cameron-the Flame Thrower. Merchandizing.

 

His name sells product. Good for him. His ugly putters don't move though. There are still Detours and Phantom Mallets in the local shop. They will likely be there for a long time...

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't blame him AT ALL. If I could sell pictures of myself for a bunch of bucks, I would do it. Not everyone can buy 10 putters, but lots of people will buy 10 t shirts, hats, HCs, etc, and he's taken advantage of that. Good for him.

 

You're right about the "ugly" putters - even with all the devoted Cameron fans out there, there is still a line in the sand they won't cross.

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Don't get me wrong, I don't blame him AT ALL. If I could sell pictures of myself for a bunch of bucks, I would do it. Not everyone can buy 10 putters, but lots of people will buy 10 t shirts, hats, HCs, etc, and he's taken advantage of that. Good for him.

 

You're right about the "ugly" putters - even with all the devoted Cameron fans out there, there is still a line in the sand they won't cross.

Ugly is so hard to pin down though. Especially if you are trying to come up with something new. Misses are obvious down the road, but in design they probably seem new and cool. I for some reason am drawn to the KOMBI, especially the new stainless model. Very ugly to some/many, but it catches my eye...

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I wouldn't buy that F2 putter, even if it had SC on it. First off, because I don't like the looks of it. Secondly, because I've already got a center shafted Bobby Grace Amazing Grace putter that is similar in design -- but looks better to my eye. Thirdly, being a F2, it's value just wouldn't hold. Fourthly, see "How many putters do you have?" thread.

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Ugly is so hard to pin down though. Especially if you are trying to come up with something new. Misses are obvious down the road, but in design they probably seem new and cool. I for some reason am drawn to the KOMBI, especially the new stainless model. Very ugly to some/many, but it catches my eye...

 

That's fair, and I was trying to be concise but not judgmental, and failed by half. I had a Futura for about a minute and I thought it was pretty cool, liked the sound, I just don't like mallets that much. You're right about the difficulty of coming up with something new in putters. What are the big putter innovations lately? Movable weights...ok. But are there really any great new headshapes? Not really, unless my brain is blanking on something. The last new thing that became a staple would probably be the 2 ball, right? And that's really more of an alignment aid than a headshape, because they make that in mallets and "blades".

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