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By Hotsauce

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  1. Hotsauce

    Georgetown MA

    Am I the only one longing for the classic Cameron designs? The new stuff obviously works for Justin Thomas, and is popular with golfers of all ages, but IMO the Circa 62, Studio Design, and especially Oil Can lines were the pinnacle of his designs. They seemed much more crafted and less produced than the sticks of today. I get a lot of golfers want technology and can't be bothered to use an oil cloth, but man, those oil can putters were flat out sexy. I'm glad I have a decent collection of carbon steel putters. The new stuff has it's place, but it's not for me. #bringbackcarbonsteel

  2. Tyler H

    Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

    I am in your camp, carbon steel only. The patina that develops after years of rolling in putts truly makes a carbon steel putter one of a kind.
  3. Speedy

    Newmarket, NH

    After seeing your collection, I know what you mean and agree... Something about old sticks that looks sweet...
  4. Jim S

    Jim S
    East Point, GA

    I agree with you. I also have more of the carbon steel putters in my collection. Always Buy the older Scottys when i see them.
  5. kaizen10366

    Olympia, WA

    I agree wholeheartedly. I have an appreciation for the technology modern putters, but they don't do it for me in terms of look and feel. They lack sex appeal. I am and always will prefer carbon steel with no inserts or weights. My first Cameron putter was a circa 62 no. 3 in charcoal mist. I like lighter too which I know most don't these days. My primary gamer, which is pictured, is 330G. I asked Scotty about bringing back a carbon line in late 2013 and he seemed surprised people might want that. I hold out hope, and think it is unlikely.
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  6. Yup 90% of my putters are carbon. Personally I prefer that softer feel, and don't mind the maintenance of taking care of it.

    BUT, I believe it's the same reason "raw" wedges are not a stock option. I imagine to many people call up wanting a free replacement the second a touch oxidation starts, not knowing that raw wedges are meant to rust, and carbon will rust if your not diligent on up keep. Which is a total shame cuz carbon I believe bats SS, and copper putters, but that's all subjective.
  7. Aloha Bruce

    Aloha Bruce
    Sunnyvale, CA

    I'm still using a Mil-Spec
  8. Steve N

    Steve N
    Chapin, SC

    I had a carbon steel TEI. It was gorgeous! But, you literally had to wipe it down with a special cloth impregnated with oil after every round. And, if you didn't it would start spotting immediately. And, if fertilizer sat on it for a day or two -- corrosion would start breaking out all over. Finally, I decided it was too much work. But, I still miss it!
  9. Barry M

    Barry M
    St. Charles, MO

    I play Titleist through the rest of the bag, but I have finally given up hope that Scotty Cameron will ever make a putter for me again.

    He knows exactly what I (and I think a lot of us) want - carbon steel, simple designs, modern head weights - you know, putters that vaguely resemble the ones used by most of his tour players. Sadly as a regular Joe I can't afford a $3500 for a 009, so I guess I'm stuck with inserts and gawdy dots if I want a Titleist product. :(

    C'mon Scotty ... take pity on the common man! We may not be millionaires, but it doesn't mean we want the putter equivalent of a Honda Civic with tricked out exhaust, black lights and a 6 foot spoiler.

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