Used Scotty Advice

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  1. Hi All,

    There are a couple older used Scotty Cameron Putters ranging from 4-8 years old for sale at my club. I was hoping to pick one up to complete the Titleist set for the coming season.

    Is there anything that I should specifically look for when examining the used putters as far as playability?

    Thanks, Alex

  2. ADeLucia

    ADeLucia
    Winston Salem NC

    It’s really down to your person preference. Some people like more beat up ones that they can restore and customize and others like ones that are perfect with no dings or dents or other imperfections. Try some different ones out to see which would fit your swing type
  3. John M

    John M
    Aiken, SC

    I’ve been buying and selling (mostly buying!) Scotty’s for years. The thing I always look for is overall condition, particularly looking at the shaft-head connection. You want to make sure there are no kinks or bends that would be evidence of an abused club.

    As for the type, it is all about feel and appearance at address. If you have a straight stroke, look for a club with minimal toe hang (balance the club on your finger about 2-3” from the head and look at how the toe of the putter hangs). If you have an arced stroke, look for a putter with more toe hang.
  4. St Helena Boy

    St Helena Boy
    Wokingham, Berkshire, UK

    John M said:

    I’ve been buying and selling (mostly buying!) Scotty’s for years. The thing I always look for is overall condition, particularly looking at the shaft-head connection. You want to make sure there are no kinks or bends that would be evidence of an abused club.

    As for the type, it is all about feel and appearance at address. If you have a straight stroke, look for a club with minimal toe hang (balance the club on your finger about 2-3” from the head and look at how the toe of the putter hangs). If you have an arced stroke, look for a putter with more toe hang.

    Great advice. In my opinion most local golf shops don't sell putters well because they don't understand the importance of the putter neck. They are just keen to sell a high value item without taking the time to understand the individuals putting stroke and understanding what putter to recommend. I have been collecting SC for quite a few years and have always puttered with an arc so the flow-neck has always worked. I've seen so many people using flow-neck when they have a straight back and through when clearly a plumb neck would be more suitable. Golf shops should be made more aware of the differences. The up-side though is that you generally find value for money putter for sale because people haven't been fitted correctly and then sell them on because they don't work however, the down-side is that SC gets a lot of criticism for making expensive putters that don't improve your putting when the real issue is at the fitting (or lack of fitting knowledge) stage.
  5. mark t

    mark t
    makawao, HI

    I've bought a couple of used Scotty's. All I did was look for major blemishes, dings, scratches, etc. Being on a limited budget, I look for deals. I can't be more satisfied with the Scotty's, they've racked up some birds, but no eagles yet (I'm kinda old, so getting on par 5's in 2 is hard). I will never buy another type of putter except Scottys. Best of luck.
  6. Obviously you should find the one that works best with your stroke first and then decide what dings and scratches you can live with.
  7. I recently picked up a used Scotty from a buddy who likes to experiment with a lot of putters. I was gaming an Odyssey and putting well with it, but not crazy about the feel. Tried the Futura 5w at the pro shop and loved the feel and sound at first putt, so when my buddy said they were going to let theirs go, I bought it.

    Had been looking on eBay but nervous about fakes and hidden dents/scratches. If you have a reputable reseller and you like the feel, go for it. Sounds like you could always resell it later if it doesn't help your game, so low risk. But I don't like the odds of that are too high.

    I'm now it the midst of customizing it, cherry bombs will become blueberries, top line will be blue, and already re-gripped with a blue Matador. 70 degrees in Seattle this week and the sunset is after 8pm. Time to drop some putts.

    Good luck.
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  8. Here with blue dots and top line.
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  9. Thank you all for your input!

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