Ask the Experts: Scotty Cameron

Ask the Experts: Scotty Cameron

Will he ever make truly customized putters for anyone but touring pros?There is talk of that, and we always want to serve the customer better, but we already have the Custom Shop. People can send in their putter, regardless of where they bought it, and have the length, lie angle and weight changed, as well as the shaft flex changed.
We can also adjust the look of putters too. You can really pimp it out by adding lines, dots, your initials, a matching grips and head cover, and other symbols. It's really our first entry into customization. But might there be a day when a customer could enter in his or her own thoughts and designs? I don't know how soon, but it would be great to move forward and get to that point. Scotty-Cameron-Futura-Putter What is the next big innovation you see coming in putters?We are governed by the R&A, the USGA, and the PGA on how far we can actually go. As golf balls got harder, and now possibly softer, we continue experimenting with materials and design to help with the issue of feel.
When I first brought out the Futura (right) many years ago, people looked at that and said, "You must be out of your mind! You are known for classic, soft, elegant-looking putters." That putter was never supposed to come out, but it stretched the envelope.
Still, I believe in the USGA governing just how far we can go. But material, and size, and shaft, and grip all combine to enhance feel and performance. Those are the things we are going to be looking at next. Is Brad Faxon's putting stroke the best you've ever seen? If not, then whose is better?They're a handful of guys who have a putting stroke that creates a Wow! when you see it. Tiger Woods ranks up there with the best, and I think his is so great because in his earlier days he was coached and helped by Mark O'Meara. David Graham always had great feel. David Frost was always spectacular, and Brad Faxon is just fantastic. David Toms also has great fundamentals—his stroke is long but he has proven to be just fantastic.
Putting them right at the top, it would be Brad Faxon and Tiger Woods. Scotty-Cameron-GSS-Putter_600 Some of the putters you make for the pros are made from German Stainless Steel (GSS). What is the difference between that material and the stainless steel used to make your other putters? The Krup Family of Germany invented stainless steel way back when, and it is simply the purest form of stainless steel known. I'm always trying to look for the best, and this stainless steel is the finest made in today's world.The real issue is that it is ridiculously expensive. I just don't think it is that necessary to have GSS in every putter. Our stainless steel, which is produced here in the US, is very, very good.
So is GSS better? It's like comparing platinum and white gold. To the naked eye they look just about the same, and the weight of them is just about the same. Is the platinum better – I don't know, it's just different. GSS is just great stuff.Follow David Dusek on Twitter


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