3, Scotty got into the game of golf because of his father who was a two handicap. He learned how to make putters at a young age as the pair would tinker with clubs. They would shape club-heads, wrap grips, create new designs and then go and test them.
6, When he was 13 he got his first job picking golf balls on a driving range.
7, In 1992 he created his own company in Cameron Golf International. For the next year or so he and his wife Kathy travelled to PGA Tour events and tried to convince players to use their putters. His big break came when Bernhard Langer won the 1993 Masters with one of his putters.
1992年にキャメロンは Cameron Golf Internationalという会社を設立。翌年ごろ彼と彼の妻であるKathyがPGAツアーに足を運び、彼らのパターを使ってくれと営業する。1993年 Bernhard Langerがマスターズで優勝したパターが彼らのパターだった。
8, In 1994, Scotty met Wally Uihlein, CEO of Acushnet Company/Titleist. They shared a bond and a relationship was formed as they became partners in September 1994.
9, Scotty Cameron head covers have become incredibly popular amongst collectors with some going for thousands of dollars.
10, 42 major titles have been won by Scotty Cameron putters to date.
11, His workshop is based in Carlsbad, California where he currently lives.
12, The wildest request he ever received from a player was from Brad Bryant. Bryant said he was putting so well with his wedge that he asked Cameron if it was possible to build him a wedge with a putter face by welding a putter face with four degrees of loft onto a wedge. Cameron said no.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka has won back-to-back U.S. Opens using the same Scotty Cameron putter, a T10 Select Newport 2 prototype. Cameron, Titleist’s master craftsman for putters, has for decades made Newport 2 putters, which are traditional heel-toe weighted blades. Koepka’s has a few unique features, but it is similar in many ways to the Select Newport putters available at retail.
Cameron said Koepka’s putter is 35 inches long and has a 70-degree lie angle with 3.5 degrees of loft. Those specifications are exactly what can be found as the stock measurements for today’s Select Newport 2, but Koepka’s feels heavier when swung. When he started using the putter, the swing weight was D6, but today it has heavier weights in the sole and is closer to D9.
Aesthetically, Koepka’s putter has a single white alignment line while the retail model has a black line, but the most visible difference between Koepka’s putter and the retail club is the insert.
The insert in Koepka’s putter is positioned over a layer of vibration-dampening material and is held in place by three screws in the back of the head. The button-back screws are positioned in the middle of the three red dots on the back of the head that are commonly called cherry bombs.
The 303 stainless steel face insert in today’s retail Select Newport also covers a vibration dampening layer, but it is held in place by four small screws that do not cover the cherry bombs.
Koepka has dabbled with other Scotty Cameron putters for short periods of time since he turned pro, but the T10 Select Newport 2 has been in his bag for the past several seasons. And now that he’s won two U.S. Opens with it, don’t look for it to go away any time soon.