Are Scotty Camerons the bees-knees or not?

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Yet again I find myself searching the internet for bargain priced Scotty Cameron putters. Why? Because somewhere deep in my psyche I fundamentally believe that if I get one I will be a better putter. No amount of rational reasoning makes this belief fully disappear. I can suppress this feeling for a few months but it always returns. The price is the problem- very hard to justify!
I have only ever owned 2 scotties - a Newport 2 and an original futura mallet. I really wish I'd hung onto the newport 2, I cant remember why I sold it, think it was when I was in my Odyssey 2 ball phase.
I have a TM Daytona 1 presently and to be honest it's been pretty decent, can't fault it, but lurking at the back of my mind are Scotty Camerons.
Why oh why must I own a Scotty C? Will a Scotty give me better feel because of the look, the manufacturing, the high quality steel and the fact half the top ranked putters on tour appear to use them.
Is it just clever marketing that I've been sucked in by. Golf is 80% in the head is it not? It's not just any scotty I need however it's the Newport range I must have, I hate the detour models for example and I don't care for the futuras or red-x's, wouldn't really want those, maybe the red-x at a push.
Does anyone else suffer Scotty yearning, it's like a religious faith - you just believe!!(or not) :p
 

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I was offered a Newport #2 for £120 spanking new, just as the GM test panel sent me a Yes! Tiffany, thats been the closed I have come to owning a Scotty.

I do have a great urge to own one though.
 

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I have a Scotty Newport pro Platinum putter, id say it is a very good putter, requires maintenance though to keep it rust free. Im not sure if its any better than my old isopur so can only really comment that the putter is of gret quality and to try one and see if you like it.
 

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I have just returned the Red X that i borrowed. It looked the biz but it didn't seem to like knocking the ball in the hole!!!
 

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As much as I like the feel of them, there is no doubting their qualities as a putter, I think they are overpriced as there are people who will buy one because of the Poseur factor. This keeps 2nd hand values high. You are right to be scared by the price but how much is a top-end driver that is used 1/5 of the times a putter is in a round.

If I though it would help my putting I would buy one but I am happy with my 2-ball.

I certainly wouldn't buy one just because of the name on it thats for sure.

All you can do is buy whats right for you at the end of the day but if you can't fault you current putter, why risk changing the most used club in your bag?
 

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This is making me very excited! I am such a golf pervert!

I have never tried one, always wanted to. Nearly pay day........ Think a trip to the golf shop is in order!

htl - That particular one is selling on ebay at the moment for £400! I have Newport 2 Tel3 which requires lots of looking after - lovely putter but not currently employed (getting on much better with my Odyssey 2 ball blade for now).
 

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So many people collect them or refurbish them as well, I know a fella who refurbs them after picking cheap rust older ones up and makes a fortune from it. I would love to invest in them and might keep my eye opn fleabay for a cheapish one to get me started.
 
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You are right to be scared by the price but how much is a top-end driver that is used 1/5 of the times a putter is in a round.
Medway, I'm around 13 drives and 32 putts per round average on home course, that's less than 2.5 putts to 1 drive....how many putts are you taking at 1/5...65 putts per round...methinks maybe you need a Scotty more than me!! ;)
 

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£400!!!!! WOW!!!

Think i need a cold shower!

I do love the look of them but at that price so I should!
 

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I have been asked by GM to give my opinion on the Scotty Camaron Red-X, which they sent me before Christmas.

I was, hitherto, of the opinion that it was best to buy a putter that you felt comfortable with, and stick with it through good times and bad. That's why I have had my present Wilson Performer for well over 30 years, but since I have shelved it for the test, I must say that the Scotty Red-X has impressed me. Whether it's the bees-knees or not, only time in use will prove that to me. Anyway, you will read my final opinion later in GM.
 

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Lusted after one for ages, and now have two. I love them both, except they are high maintainance to keep them dry, and the rust off. Why can't Scotty make a classic blade putter that doesn't rust?

Can't say I putt any better with either of them, I just love the craftmanship, the feel, the weight, everything.

I have two because I have a leather grip for summer, and a rubber grip for winter.
 

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Scottys are the bees knees without a doubt, theres no posing factor for me . i payed 160 pound for my newport at centre golf it just felt right !
 

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I hear what your saying Birdieman. I've been so close on a few occassions to getting myself a Newport 2 but the price is what puts me off. I would need to see some hard evidence that owning a Scotty 'whatever model' does infact improve your putting. I'd be interested in seeing stats as to how many tour pro's use which particular make. Within GM's "in the bag" very rarely do you see a pro with a Scotty?
 

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Would love to give one a try just to see if they live up to the reputation. If I can go 6 months without buying any more shiny golf gear that takes my eye I would be tempted to give one a go.
 

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Never even picked one up, too scared too incase i dont want to let go. My mrs would go ape if i said i was spending more money on a 'golf stick thing'
 
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