It’s been a long, hot summer here at the Putter Studio. I’ve been working on new models for next year’s product line, getting Tour players ready with new putters for the playoffs, and attending to the many putters that come into the Custom Shop (i.e., the Putter Spa) for some much needed rejuvenation.
I thought you’d enjoy a look at some of the inner workings of the Custom Shop, namely what goes on when you send in your trusty flat stick for restoration. The Scotty Cameron Custom Shop sees scores of worn out, beat up, and thoroughly played putters arriving daily. My team and I take great pride in injecting life back into your putter, so you can continue to get the roll you want from the putter you trust.
In this Blog segment, which I’m calling Custom Shop Putter of the Week, I chose a great old Sole Stamp Teryllium Santa Fe. This one goes back over ten years and has seen some time on the greens, that’s for sure. I also thought it would be kind of cool to show you this early example of a Teryllium putter as the Limited Release Teryllium Tens hit Titleist golf shops in the coming week. I’m going to post pictures of the entire restoration process, and show you the major steps we go through on the way to getting a putter back into playing shape. This particular putter is going to be fun to watch as it transforms from beat up back to beautiful.
Custom Shop putter restoration is the equivalent of taking an old hot rod down to its bare essentials and rebuilding it from the frame up. We strip the finish, any and all paint, remove rust and get the putter down to its raw state. Then, we’ll barely skim the face to reassure flatness (and the Teryllium insert in this case, too), buff and grind out small nicks and dents, then refinish the head, apply new paintfill, re-shaft, re-grip, apply a new shaftband and get the putter back to its owner looking as good as the day it shipped to the shop ten years ago.
I’m very proud of the Custom Shop, and I’m even happier that it’s given new life to old putters so they can continue bringing their owners enjoyment out on the course. I’ll follow up with more shots of this putter as it goes through the Custom Shop restoration process. Thanks for checking in and I hope you enjoy the slideshow.
10 comments August 28th, 2007