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#1 rawbone1

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Was looking at a Scotty Cameron Select 2 Notchback today in my pro shop.
Really liked the look of it but i dunno if i can bring myself to spend £220 on a putter.
Was thinking maybe having it with a SuperStroke or more likely a 2Thumb
Decisions decisions :-/


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

The is it worth it question should really be worded "is it worth it to you?"

If you can afford it and you like it and you'll enjoy it then yes, its absolutely worth it. If your question is "will it work better than some of those other putters you can buy for half the price?" then the answer is probably not.

My point is that you're buying enjoyment more than performance, so the "worth it" question depends on how much enjoyment you'll get out of it.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

If you like it and want it... It's worth what you're willing to pay!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

They are great putters and I justify the cost by reminding myself that I use it more often than my driver.  I have no problem spending $400 on a driver, but think twice about spending $300 on a putter.  I am on my fourth Scotty and still think they are great.  With that being said, I just bought a Odyssey #7 for $50.  I have never rolled an Odyssey, so we'll see how I like the insert.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

They are excellent putters and I personally might end up with a Fastback at some point, but I struggle with the thought of replacing my Cleveland Classic #6 that just works for me.  Oh yeah, and it only cost me $50.  But damn that Fastback might still end up in the bag...

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:26 PM

It is worth it only if you love the putter and it works with your stroke.  If you are not certain of both, don't bother.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Scotty makes a great putter but so do many others for allot less cost. That said, if you want a Scotty then buy yourself one. There is no best.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Damn!  The sanity in this thread is apalling.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

In all my years of playing golf I have played a few rounds with people who putted lights out. To a player they always had some beat up ping or odyssey. I have never played a round with someone who used a cameron and watched them sink everything they looked at.

I am not bashing Cameron's and I own many of them and putt with a cameron fastback right now.  Just commenting only on what I have seen through my eyes.

I like my Cameron's and have only sold off a few of the funky ones like the Futura. All the others I still hold onto just because they are worth more to me than to sell.

One thing they do is hold their value, even more if you take care of them or even don't play them at all!

My thought on putters is simple, if you like the way it looks and roll it well buy it immediately. No matter what the brand is.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

YES!!! Circle T ones especially!!

It's all about the price.
a $300 OTR Scotty means you will make 300% more putts.
a $3000 Circle T Scotty means you will make 3000% more putts. FACT.

Also Scotty offers the custom shop, and the more you spend, the more "worth it" the Scotty becomes.

Once I tried a non scotty putter. Didn't make a single putt the whole day. It's like the hole had a force field around it. I had to pick up on every hole because my putter was far less superior to the "worth-it-ness" of the holy Cameron.

Bless "Scott" and his ability to create a "worth it (despite an obnoxious price tag)" putter.

Edited by TheMackDaddy, 24 February 2013 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

View PostTheMackDaddy, on 24 February 2013 - 08:16 PM, said:

YES!!! Circle T ones especially!!

It's all about the price.
a $300 OTR Scotty means you will make 300% more putts.
a $3000 Circle T Scotty means you will make 3000% more putts. FACT.

Also Scotty offers the custom shop, and the more you spend, the more "worth it" the Scotty becomes.

Once I tried a non scotty putter. Didn't make a single putt the whole day. It's like the hole had a force field around it. I had to pick up on every hole because my putter was far less superior to the "worth-it-ness" of the holy Cameron.

Bless "Scott" and his ability to create a "worth it (despite an obnoxious price tag)" putter.

Agreed! I've always rolled Scotty's and I'll never own another brand of putter. Oh, were you being sarcastic? Haha. I thought you were serious. My German steel circle T rolls wonderfully well!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

Yes! Pull the trigger! Pay the price! It's totally worth it. Scotty Cameron makes the greatest putters on tour.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

View Postrawbone1, on 24 February 2013 - 03:35 PM, said:

Was looking at a Scotty Cameron Select 2 Notchback today in my pro shop.
Really liked the look of it but i dunno if i can bring myself to spend £220 on a putter.
Was thinking maybe having it with a SuperStroke or more likely a 2Thumb
Decisions decisions :-/

Yes......12 times so far .......  :swoon:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:33 AM

No.  Unless you are making everything with it.  If you find a putter like that, buy it regardless of what brand it is.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:16 AM

Rawbone1, here's a secret, I once rolled a Scotty and it didn't feel anything near as good as my usual brand of putter but, thats just my tupennies worth

BTW. £220 is cheap in high end putters :swoon:


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:37 AM

Is paying for sex worth it?

No, because it will just feel the same as when you're with your wife.

Use a $20 putter. Get birdies. Be happy.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

View Post23under, on 01 March 2013 - 02:37 AM, said:

Is paying for sex worth it?

No, because it will just feel the same as when you're with your wife.

Use a $20 putter. Get birdies. Be happy.


Now this is the quote of the year.  LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

Define "worth it" Do you need to help you make more putts, feel more confident, have a milled putter, to impress your friends, etc. What is "worth it" to you?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

View Poststage1350, on 01 March 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

No.  Unless you are making everything with it.  If you find a putter like that, buy it regardless of what brand it is.
Just for arguments sake, why does he need to make everything with it? Some people just like to have a putter with a certain name on it regardless of performance. If that what it takes to enjoy the game, have at it.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

It does make you elite instantly!


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:25 AM

You can not improve your putting unless you buy a Scotty Cameron putter.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

I learned the hard way that if it doesnt fit your stroke, it doesnt matter what brand or price it is.  I had a del mar i fell in love with on the golfsmith putting green.  Played with it a few months and putted terrible.  I got fit at seemore and i needed a totally different putter for my stroke.  Now i have a 350$ putter sitting in a closet.  

Bottom line- if it fits your stroke and u get the ball in the hole with it, it is worth much more than the price tag.  The other side of the coin is there probably is some club in the used bin for $50 that you could drain everything with but probably will never try.  
I will say the scotty's sure do look better to me than just about anything at the stores.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:03 PM

Buy whatever putter feels right.  Personally, I've bounced around quite a bit, and a Cameron Golo lives in my bag currently. If the next time I'm in a golf store I see a $25 piece of crap putter that I make every with, it'll replace the golo.  (probably not for a while, I sprung for the custom shop on this one, because I really, really love it and decided I wanted it to be "mine")   Buy the putter that gives you confidence to the point where when you stand over a putt, you're surprised when it doesn't go in.  That's "worth it" to me, whether its a Scotty, Betti, Ping, Odyssey or some chunk of metal on a stick from K-mart.

And for what its worth, people buy 3,4,500 dollar drivers, that they hit at maximum 14 times a round.  I hit my putter more than I hit my driver, every single round.  If they sold a putter that I ended up hitting 14 times a round, I'd pay a LOT for it.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

View PostScotty1140, on 01 March 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

View Poststage1350, on 01 March 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

No.  Unless you are making everything with it.  If you find a putter like that, buy it regardless of what brand it is.
Just for arguments sake, why does he need to make everything with it? Some people just like to have a putter with a certain name on it regardless of performance. If that what it takes to enjoy the game, have at it.

Please introduce me to the person that would rather have "brand x" stamped on their putter rather than make more putts.  It's been a while since I've had to tell someone what a f-ing idiot they are to their face.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

View Poststage1350, on 02 March 2013 - 08:23 PM, said:

View PostScotty1140, on 01 March 2013 - 08:44 AM, said:

View Poststage1350, on 01 March 2013 - 12:33 AM, said:

No.  Unless you are making everything with it.  If you find a putter like that, buy it regardless of what brand it is.
Just for arguments sake, why does he need to make everything with it? Some people just like to have a putter with a certain name on it regardless of performance. If that what it takes to enjoy the game, have at it.

Please introduce me to the person that would rather have "brand x" stamped on their putter rather than make more putts.  It's been a while since I've had to tell someone what a f-ing idiot they are to their face.
Seriously? There's probably a ton of people on this forum alone playing putters not suited for them just because "brand x" is stamped on their putter. Whether they admit it or not is another matter.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

View PostScotty1140, on 02 March 2013 - 09:54 PM, said:

Seriously? There's probably a ton of people on this forum alone playing putters not suited for them just because "brand x" is stamped on their putter. Whether they admit it or not is another matter.

Yup, my putter has "I love quer as folk" stamped on it. I don't make anything with it, but I keep using it because I want everyone to know that I love quer as folk.

Edited by Thrillhouse, 02 March 2013 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

^I'm confused. So you're saying nobody has purchased a Scotty Cameron putter that wasn't suited to their stroke, just so they have a "Scotty"?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

View PostScotty1140, on 02 March 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

^I'm confused. So you're saying nobody has purchased a Scotty Cameron putter that wasn't suited to their stroke, just so they have a "Scotty"?

You're right, you are confused.











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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 02 March 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

View PostScotty1140, on 02 March 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

^I'm confused. So you're saying nobody has purchased a Scotty Cameron putter that wasn't suited to their stroke, just so they have a "Scotty"?

You're right, you are confused.











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Edited by Scotty1140, 02 March 2013 - 10:13 PM.


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