Are Scottys worth the money?
Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:23 AM
Disagree if you buy one new mate.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:24 AM
I'm under budget more often than under par!
Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:32 AM
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 :-/
The question is really, "Is it worth it to you."
My dad gave me some of the best advice I ever received where high-end products are concerned. He was audiophile and was talking about stereo speakers.
He said, "If you can afford it...and you can hear the difference...then it's worth it."
Scotty Camerons are basically "luxury" versions of popular, traditional putter designs. Like a luxury car they are designed to feel really good, and to look really good...but they won't necessarily get you where you want to go any faster than any other car.
So if you can afford it...and you can detect (and like) the difference in look and feel of a Scotty in comparison to other putter brands....then its probably worth it to you.
If not...then it really isn't.
I currently have a Scotty Delmar. I choose it because I have always rolled long and medium length putts better with heel-shafted blades...but tend to be a bit inconsistent on short putts with them. Cameron makes the Delmar's with an emphasis on heel-toe weighting, so I find that I'm better on short putts with them, versus a more traditional 8802-style blade. So I get some of the advantages of the mallets I like for short putts...but better feel for long putts like I get with heel-shafted blades.
So the cost of that putter was worth it to ME. But that is a decision that only the player can make for themselves.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:08 AM
If you find a putter you like, no matter the cost, it's worth it. It will pay you in spades over the club ho's on the site that switch out $50 putters 4 times a year.
It also amazes me that there is so much stink about Scotty's price. People will spend $400 on a driver they use 7-8 times a round, with the upgraded shaft....yet skimp on a putter which is the club you undoubtedly use the most during a round.
Edited by somaplr, 14 March 2013 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:21 PM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:20 AM
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.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:24 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:47 AM
If you like the putter and it is fit to you then get it and enjoy it. Golf is supposed to be fun, and if the Scotty makes you happy then go for it.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:10 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:15 PM