For those of you who don’t know, there’s a great group of guys (and gals!) out there chatting online 24/7 about all things Cameron. The site is called The Cameron Collector and is the perfect place to learn more about putters, headcovers, accessories, events and more. And, most importantly, it’s about the passion many of you have for collecting.
I just wanted to encourage you guys to head over there, take a look and make some new friends. The moderators put their heart and soul into the site, and I think you’ll find the community spirit is alive and well. So, go get involved and have fun.
November 27th, 2007
I received a great letter the other day through Garage Talk in the Club Cameron section of ScottyCameron.com. This is a place on the site where the guys (and gals) can send in questions and I answer them in a member’s-only forum. This one was not so much a question as it was a pretty cool story, as one intrepid member took a trip to the Scotty Cameron Putter Museum & Gallery at Hamamatsu Seaside Golf Club in Japan. Thanks for the letter and pics, Hector. I’ll let you take it from here:
I don’t know if this is the proper forum to address this, so here it goes. I just wanted to tell you that I just got back from Japan this evening and could not wait to write you and tell you of the wonderful experience I had visiting the museum at Seaside.
First, I want to thank my wife Veronica for sharing this experience with me. Sometimes she thinks I am a bit nuts, but still supports and understands my affection for Camerons. Next, the Bullet Train ride was awesome. I got to see sights along the way of the other Japan. The town of Hamamatsu was beautiful with lots of things to see and do. I won’t bother you with the details since you know what I am talking about. Of course, the taxi ride to Seaside was nice and comfortable.
Upon arrival, I took several pictures of the outside. It is a beautiful building and well located in my opinion. Once inside the museum, I was greeted by your picture and inside by a nice lady that could not believe that I have come all the way from the United States to see the museum. She was very happy to see us and was very helpful. She hooked me up with the iPod and finally my dream was becoming a reality.
The museum was empty, so the whole thing was mine to see and enjoy by myself. What else can I ask for?…Scotty, the museum is beautiful. I loved the subdued ambiance, with the low lights and the presentation cases. I tell you the display in the center reminded me of a Circle of Champions. It was great to see all those putters face to face, especially the Augusta Langer putter with the improvised grip. Also, the putter you dedicated to your family, the Bear and Arnold putters, all of them…Awesome!
The videos were very informative and I saw both of the them in the calm and solitude of the museum. Your wall of mementos was great also. I enjoyed seeing your first wooden head design, the Scotty Dog, the bike, and all your other head designs and mementos of your career, and of course, the ‘No Hitter’ baseball.
I guess some people are meant to do great things in life! Your worktable was awesome to see and the history behind it. I saw everything twice as you can imagine. Being by myself gave me a lot of time to look at things and imagine the whole process, from design to production.
Scotty, all I can say is that making the trip to the museum was one of the most exciting things I have done in my life. The whole trip was worth it and more. Thanks for all the good things you do for golf and for sharing a bit of your privacy and success with us through this beautiful museum. I would encourage any Cameron fan to visit the museum if the have the opportunity. It will be an experience to remember forever. I know I will!
Hector R. Fernandez
’07 CC Member
November 14th, 2007
Citing his new putter’s look as part of the reason for his success, Titleist ambassador Michael Letzig fired a course-record 60 yesterday during the first round of the Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek Golf Club.
What’s even cooler about this story is the fact that this is the same type of putter Michael has been using for 5 years, a Project C.L.N. (Cameron Long Neck). I made him a new one with some bead weld on the sole to help it set up just right, and then I changed out his finish to a shiny black (gun-blue). Sometimes all it takes is a fresh new look to get a player back on track, and setting records.
Check out the story in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune.
November 2nd, 2007