2007 Club Champs

This is something you might not see covered in the major golf media, but I thought I’d give a shout out to my friend and our Cobra Tour rep Chris Tuten for winning his club championship a few weeks ago. Here’s a shot of him hoisting the champions plaque his name will be added to. And, hey, wouldn’t you know it…I had a string of a few good rounds and won mine, too. Congrats to Chris!

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009 Wing Back Xperimental

I had an interesting request a few weeks back from a prominent international touring professional. He is a fan of the 009 head style, but he wanted a putter with a longer sight line “like the Detour, but not curved”. Some players key on the vertical axis for alignment, meaning they look at the topline of the putter and how it sits in relation to the ball. Others rely on the horizontal axis. This player definitely relies on the horizontal, or the sightline perpendicular to the putter face. So, I got to work on the design.

His request presented me with quite a challenge. Oftentimes a player will look at a few putters and ask, “Can’t you just weld this part onto that piece and let me try it out?” Almost always, the desired finished putter involves much more work than that.

What was initiated by a conversation and a rough drawing ended up becoming quite a design and manufacturing challenge. As you can see in the pictures, I had to account for the weight I’ve added with the “wing back”. I had to remove it somewhere, which happened to be the pockets I milled out of the sole. I also had to make sure the putter head would feel balanced. The truss-like parts you see welded to the wing back are pretty industrial-looking, but pretty cool, too.

I put a great deal of time into this putter figuring out the combinations of weight, sound, feel and performance, and I sure hope to see it in play on Tour.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog, and I hope you enjoy the slideshow.

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Scotty Cameron Putter Museum & Gallery Meeting – Japan

Earlier this month I traveled to Hamamatsu Seaside Golf Club in Japan for the annual meeting of the Scotty Cameron Museum & Gallery (formerly the Scotty Cameron Fan Club of Japan). This event was put together by my good friend Mr. Fukuda, who is the driving force behind the
Scotty Cameron Putter Museum. You can read more about the Museum by clicking here.

Over the course of the three-day event, we had a persimmon wood and balata ball golf tournament, a Museum & Gallery golf tournament, and a series of get-togethers at Fukuda-San’s golf course. It was a great time to re-connect with old and new friends alike. A great time was truly had by all, and I thought you’d enjoy seeing some pictures from the event. These photos were sent to me by Mr. Fukuda, whose staff members were extremely gracious and kind during my stay.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog, and I hope you enjoy the slideshow.

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A Cameron Collection

I’d like to share a collection with you. Brett Burrier came to the Scotty Cameron International Collectors Convention last month to meet with other passionate putter enthusiasts. I’m not quite sure if he added to his collection while there, but he did take the time to send me some photos of his putters. He’s a longneck guy and he has an impressive collection, to say the least.

What I like about these photos is his focus on unique putters that are special to him, namely Teryllium longnecks, prototypes, limiteds and Tours. I hope you enjoy the slideshow featuring some of Brett’s prized possessions as much as I did. Seeing some of the old stuff brings back great memories. Thanks, Brett, for sending in your photos.

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Titleist Ambassador Tom Pernice, Jr.

PGA Tour veteran and long-time Scotty Cameron Futura player Tom Pernice, Jr. stopped by the Putter Studio yesterday to get some time under the cameras, and to get a quick tune-up on his putters.

Tom’s a perfectionist and wanted to make sure that everything was going well with his stroke. That’s the great thing about the Putter Studio. Our cameras and high-speed video analysis take the guesswork out of looking at a player’s mechanics. The cameras see everything from setup to stroke to ball performance. Turns out that Tom is doing everything just fine. He just wanted a little peace of mind. That’s what we’re here for.

We also cleaned up his putters with some fresh paintfill and light buffing just to make everything look good again. Time on the road from event to event, and countless rounds of golf, tend to put a little wear and tear on the old putter.

Here are a couple shots from his visit. Thanks for stopping by the Blog.

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