How did you select your Scotty Cameron?

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By george t

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  1. george t

    george t
    Old Lyme, CT

    As the days get shorter and opportunities to play become fewer, I’ve been reviewing my game this past year. While lack of rounds and practice time was the biggest bane to my game this year, my putting was hands down my weakest link.

    I’ve just returned from a four day weekend in Myrtle Beach, where I struck the ball as well as I have all season, only to be let down by my putting. One round in particular, I hit 15 greens in regulation, with maybe 10 legitimate birdie chances. While I won’t complain about the 3 I converted, I did have 3 three-putts. This is the story of my game in 2018.

    I’ve had many putters over the years, and while I won my club championship using a California Fastback, I feel most comfortable putting with mallets. In the past, whenever I’ve shopped/bought a putter, it’s been after demoing a few in some showroom and selecting what I thought felt good and rolled well. But I’ve never had someone evaluate my putting stroke to at least point me in the right direction.

    I totally understand and accept the Indian not the arrow argument, but I’d like to know how the TT community selects their putters. FWIW, my miss is typically leaving the ball short. I’m thinking a heavier putter may be on the horizon, but just not sure which one.

  2. Spezza

    Spezza
    Summerside, PE

    For me I’ve had as of yesterday. Now my 4th Scotty. All previous 3 have gone onto better homes......I digress
    I just found a Scotty studio stainless Newport Beach. About 8.5/10 Condition. Newer pistolini grip 34”

    For me it’s about rolling it and getting a good feel for it before buying. Make sure you have the right length. Can always extend or shorten just make sure you get the swing weight right. Or like me just go with it. Never buy without trying
    Be open minded and go with what feels right in your hands. You’ll know when you have it in your hands and swipe that visa quick like your stealing it and go play!
  3. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    I've stuck with my old SC Futura Phantom. Every season I try a few newer Camerons that would upgrade my bag, but the Futura Phantom gives me the best results every time. I use my "Dollar Method" to test my putters. I'll place four quarters 10 feet apart out to 40 feet on a putting green and putt 4 balls, one to each quarter. I'll repeat the same from the fringe also. The FP has won hands down for distance control and accuracy.
  4. Practice makes perfect and putting is 95% positive mental attitude and concentration

    Go for a putter that feels good and gives you confidence

    Its a personal thing IMO

    Best of Luck
  5. I’ve always had blade putters, but was struggling early in the summer. Finally broke the bank and went for a putter fitting. Learned a lot about my stroke and ended up with a Scotty Futura 5.5M mallet. Took some adjusting to it, but am more confident in my putting now. This was also my 1st Scotty and wanted to do it right.
  6. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Putting strokes account for 30-45% of your score. My fitter/coach also has a Science And Motion (SAM) setup for putter fittings and stroke analysis. I was using a LH mallet, face balanced, and I'm left eye dominant. I was struggling with both pushes and pulls. The analysis showed I have an arc and a mid-hang face is better suited to my stroke. The only SC LH not face balanced at the time was a Newport-2. I do prefer a wider base to be able to line up a putt. My LH and RH strokes are near identical, so I ended up with my dominant eye forward with a RH Cameron & Crown Mallet. I can now hit my lines, if I could only read a green...I could sink more.
  7. I have 6 Cameron putters, but I am loyal to only one of them that makes it into my bag. The other 5 lean against the wall in our front room which has a goldf theme. I bought the first one just because I could. Then I added a Red X that a friend wanted to sell (have never used it on the course). Next came a miz Scotty Cameron, just to add to the collection. Finally I put some time into a selection and bought a Newport 2 Notchback. After several months I realized I kept missing the same putts over and over. I then went to a fitting with a certified Titleist fitter. We spent time on what appealed to my eye. He then factored on my stroke. I am now the proud owner of a Newport 3 and have been draining more putts than ever. There is nothing better than standing over a putt and knowing you have given yourself the best chance to make it with the putter in your hand.

    The sixth one? I won it at a recent golf tournament in a raffle. I don’t really have a use for it and thought about trading it in at PGA for something else, but my wife said I should just add it to the collection. She said if I wanted something else, I should just buy it. Yep.....I married a good one!
  8. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    Ron L said:

    I have 6 Cameron putters, but I am loyal to only one of them that makes it into my bag. The other 5 lean against the wall in our front room which has a goldf theme. I bought the first one just because I could. Then I added a Red X that a friend wanted to sell (have never used it on the course). Next came a miz Scotty Cameron, just to add to the collection. Finally I put some time into a selection and bought a Newport 2 Notchback. After several months I realized I kept missing the same putts over and over. I then went to a fitting with a certified Titleist fitter. We spent time on what appealed to my eye. He then factored on my stroke. I am now the proud owner of a Newport 3 and have been draining more putts than ever. There is nothing better than standing over a putt and knowing you have given yourself the best chance to make it with the putter in your hand.

    The sixth one? I won it at a recent golf tournament in a raffle. I don’t really have a use for it and thought about trading it in at PGA for something else, but my wife said I should just add it to the collection. She said if I wanted something else, I should just buy it. Yep.....I married a good one!

    Wow Ron
    Six Camerons and a great wife.....doesn't get any better than that my friend.

    Deno
  9. I go by look and feel. After all, it is the art of putting.
  10. El bandito

    El bandito
    Bonny Scotland

    I bought the futura X5 after being fitting for it,
    because it looked nice and different from majority of all the other putters out there.
    Then the X7 came out slightly bigger brother, will that went straight into the bag haha
    Now the concept cx-01 is out,
    I’m in two minds to buy one.
  11. Deno

    Deno
    Hawthorne, NJ

    El bandito said:

    I bought the futura X5 after being fitting for it,
    because it looked nice and different from majority of all the other putters out there.
    Then the X7 came out slightly bigger brother, will that went straight into the bag haha
    Now the concept cx-01 is out,
    I’m in two minds to buy one.

    Go for it El bandito!!!!!!!
  12. MattW

    MattW
    Thetford, 0

    During my 'education' at a recent fitting.

    Fitter said I should have some more toe flow, so have opted for a Futura 5.5. Still waiting for it to be delivered.

    I have a custom fit Edel that I should use more often...but it is on the naughty step at the moment
  13. I have always gone with a blade. I was using the Newport 1.5 or 2.5, until the Cameron and Crown came along, and now I am a Newport 2 guy. I putt by feel, and I have changed putters as Scotty has changed the face on the putters to add more feel.
    The key to being a good putter is confidence, practise and feel. Everything starts with practise and good technique, but feel is something you have to acquire, and confidence is a function of everything.
  14. Henry O

    Henry O
    Boothwyn, PA

    I just got my 7th SC putter and funny thing is, i play with my first- a Bullseye Flange. It's soft, simple and it works for me. The others are for display and mostly in very good condition. Pick a putter that you're confident in and you'll make more putts.

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