Archive for October, 2007
One of my rules in life is to always stay positive. No matter the circumstance, good can come. Keeping in mind the recent fires that have been devastating to many in San Diego, I wanted to share a story that makes me smile even though part of it deals with tragedy.
A VIP stopped by the Putter Studio a few weeks ago. He was looking around and trying out some of the putters we had, when he saw the brand-new Newport Squareback Xperimental Prototype. I’ve sent some of these out to Tour and the response to both the NP Squareback and the NP Fastback has been amazing. In fact, we just had a win on the Nationwide Tour with the NP Fastback. But, I digress…
So, he sees the NP Squareback and just has to have one. I oblige and send him on his way back out to his home in the desert. About two days go by and we receive a call. On his way to the golf course to play this putter for the first time, his 1967 Camaro SS 396 convertible started smoking and went up in flames in a matter of minutes. Thankfully, he was able to get out unscathed, but his golf bag–with his new NP Squareback–was locked in the trunk. It all happened so fast, he said. He just had enough time to pull over, jump out, and watch the horrible scene unfold.
Now for the silver lining. After the firefighters put out the blaze, there in the smoldering ruins of his classic Chevy were the remnants of his golf clubs. Shafts had melted off, golf balls were cooked, but a few heads remained. It seems that even in the intense heat of the fire, the NP Squareback head survived. So, he mailed it back to have me restore it. As a memory of the fire, he wants me to clean it up, but keep the charred look for character. I’ll post some pics when I’m finished. I’m looking forward to giving this Newport Squareback a new life…and a new look. Thanks for stopping by the Blog. Click on the photo to see a slideshow of the putter, and the fire scene.
October 29th, 2007
Although the fires in San Diego County are still threatening many in the area and have affected everyone, we at the Putter Studio are thankful to have been spared. After shutting down for the past two days due to poor air quality, we are back to business as usual. Everyone and everything is safe and sound.
Thank you for your calls and continued concern.
All the best,
October 24th, 2007
We had a long-time Scotty Cameron putter playing professional add another win to his record at the Valero Texas Open yesterday. This major-winning PGA Tour veteran trusted his Tour Del Mar 3.5 in 3X black to take him to victory (btw, this was the 16th on the PGA Tour this season won with a Scotty Cameron). Congratulations!
Along with that win, we have another win in the “family”. Avid Cameron Collector and recent mother, Carrie Loheider, took her club championship at Bicknell Country Club in Indiana by four strokes. She used her Custom Shop Santa Fe TEI3 (coa #A002088). The most impressive thing about her victory was that she hadn’t played golf in 13 weeks (5 weeks before her son, Coby, was born). She birdied her first hole Saturday and never looked back, ending Sunday’s round with a four shot victory.
Check out a few pictures of Carrie’s family (four generations of Cameron enthusiasts), her trophy and the winning putter by clicking here.
October 8th, 2007
Couple of big wins this weekend I’d like to mention. First, the winner of the Viking Classic played the Studio Design custom prototype oil can I made for him earlier this year. The second and third-place finisher also played Camerons.
Also, Cobra staff ambassador and loyal Scotty Cameron putter player, Camilo Villegas, Spider-man himself, has nabbed professional win number one at the Coca-Cola Tokai Classic in Japan using the Circa ’62 #6 GSS putter you see pictured above. Hard work and commitment has paid off, as he captured the victory with a 20-foot putt for birdie on the second playoff hole.
Congratulations to all of these fine professionals for their wins.Â And, many thanksÂ to them for trusting my putters to help them get the job done on the greens.
October 1st, 2007