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This is in no way meant to be a negative question about Scotty Cameron or the new line of special select putters.  I think the new line looks and feels  great and will most likely pick up a Newport 2 at some point. Still trying to figure out what weight I want. 
 

 I am surprised at how many almost new special select putters are showing up on the BST and elsewhere for sale.  Is this just a factor of the shear number of putters sold or is there something else going on? Interested to hear from others especially those who bought a quickly sold a special select putter.

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That's my biggest issue I always have when I spend money for a putter.  A few missed putts and I start thinking "I can miss putts with my 20 year old Bullseye".  I bought a 2020 NP2 and also a Flowbac

I pre-ordered before they came out. I received the putter the day after the release day. I sold it the next day after only hitting about 5 putts on the carpet. For me, the face is too shallow and putt

There's so many for sale here because   1.  It's a popular brand and people buy them. 2.  This forum is full of club ho's 3.  Brand retains its value very well, which benefits the

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This is in no way meant to be a negative question about Scotty Cameron or the new line of special select putters.  I think the new line looks and feels  great and will most likely pick up a Newport 2 at some point. Still trying to figure out what weight I want. 
 

 I am surprised at how many almost new special select putters are showing up on the BST and elsewhere for sale.  Is this just a factor of the shear number of putters sold or is there something else going on? Interested to hear from others especially those who bought a quickly sold a special select putter.

 

Scotty's sell for high $, so sellers figure they can sell and not lose too much, break even, or sometimes make a profit.

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Scotty's don't lose much value except for a few models. So I think a lot guys buy them, try them out as a long term rental and sell them if not a fan. Generally won't lose much or very little on that as long as they take care of it when they own it.

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I’ll jump on the wagon and agree with the previous posters. I have two Special Select models and they’re my favorite of the modern releases from Scotty to date. 

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I would sort of assume that it's an attempt to recoup some of the purchase price; the listed trade in for a Newport 2 undamaged is only around $60.  It's one thing to get a small percentage of a small number when you trade in a club; it's another thing entirely to pay $400 and then get about 15% trade value.

 

Same reason a lot of people try to sell their used car instead of trading it in.

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How about an even simpler explanation? There is a large number special select putters, far larger than the early Scotty Cameron's I own. More putters mean more for sale.

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I've wondered the same, I love my SS NP2 so much it's hard to belive folks would want to drop one. But you see it with a lot of titleist stuff as well, it holds value so why not sell it? Not much of anything else because it's dirt cheap, and in turn not on the market after such a quick sale. Cobra or TM stuff gets churned out like crazy and at great prices, Titleist stuff gets sold regardless but they take a second for the right buyer with the right $ comes by. 

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The pure stainless steel face with no aluminum wraparound and feel of these putters is a big upgrade IMO. I bet they are selling a lot of them, hence the inevitable uptick in the used market. This is one of his best lineups. I really like the fastback 1.5, the DelMar and the 5/5.5. Sweet roll with these and I like how they sound. 

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On 11/1/2020 at 3:08 PM, chile7236 said:

i found i wasn't putting any better with my scotty so i moved it...i think more people are doing what @MattM97 mentioned.

That's my biggest issue I always have when I spend money for a putter.  A few missed putts and I start thinking "I can miss putts with my 20 year old Bullseye".  I bought a 2020 NP2 and also a Flowback 5 and didn't putt any better than my Ping Zing BZ.

 

I realize it's mental but also know that there's nothing magical about a Scotty. They are beautiful, well balanced putters but don't help me make more putts.

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5 hours ago, achappy said:

That's my biggest issue I always have when I spend money for a putter.  A few missed putts and I start thinking "I can miss putts with my 20 year old Bullseye".  I bought a 2020 NP2 and also a Flowback 5 and didn't putt any better than my Ping Zing BZ.

 

I realize it's mental but also know that there's nothing magical about a Scotty. They are beautiful, well balanced putters but don't help me make more putts.

for some reason, i decided to take it out of the bag while i was putting well with it...went to my mallet (the frontline elevado...which is firmly entrenched in the bag now) and when i put the scotty back in, i was struggling with speed and alignment...so i figured i'd move it...didn't make any $ but got my investment back and am sticking with the elevado for the forseeable future...i rolled some other, popular putters at the PGA SS and none of them seemed to be any "better" for me...

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I pre-ordered before they came out. I received the putter the day after the release day. I sold it the next day after only hitting about 5 putts on the carpet. For me, the face is too shallow and putter had to be hovering to hit the sweet spot. I liked the look, but when I put it down next to my 2014 Select, it was almost the same thing. My 2014 felt softer (I'm assuming that is due to the deeper milling) and the face was deeper/taller. I'm sure I'll try whatever he comes out with in 2022.

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My Special Select Newport 2 just arrived! Got it off the BST. Beautiful putter. Sets up perfectly behind the ball, rolls the ball great and feels really good. The Newport/Anser 2 shape and balance just works for me. Is it an improvement on my Never Compromise or Odyssey ProType Tour series #2?  Have to get on the course and find out.

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1 hour ago, Tar_Heel_93 said:

My Special Select Newport 2 just arrived! Got it off the BST. Beautiful putter. Sets up perfectly behind the ball, rolls the ball great and feels really good. The Newport/Anser 2 shape and balance just works for me. Is it an improvement on my Never Compromise or Odyssey ProType Tour series #2?  Have to get on the course and find out.

 

It's an improvement if you think it's an improvement, they're all milled putters only the Scotty has adjustable weights. So not much difference in all 3 honestly.

 

Now if you have more confidence standing over a certain putter, like the feel/sound and weight of one that will probably be the one you putt with best if all specs are the same or similar.

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Because this is what happens when someone finds out that you have 4 Scotty Cameron putters and someone wants new cupboards.

 

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This is actually my favorite Scotty line in quite some time. Went from a 2012 Studio Select to two of the Special Selects and couldn’t be happier. Got one brand new off here at a discount, so I’m happy to see them for sale. 

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Ditto to many of these comments. More than anything, it's the name that helps retain its value. I remember selling a 2014 Newport Select 2 earlier this year for a good price. That's why I feel like non-SC putters can be picked up at bargains if you linger around the BST forum since they can't collect as much $ as a Scotty, even if their MSRP was the same.  

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Reason why I started moving away from SC and why my golf buddy sold his special select off.

 

1. I am not digging this 'Made in USA' Scotty started with the special select series. Bettinardi has been using this as a selling point for ages and just feels unoriginal of SC.

 

2. The word 'special' sounds cheap. I can't pin point exactly what it is but that specific word does not go well with premium putter.

 

3. Every cat and dog has a SC. When this happens it is off putting for some hence we started moving away.

 

Don't get me wrong. SC makes great putters but I feel I can get equal or even better quality at a cheaper price without the SC logo attached.

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On 11/2/2020 at 2:05 PM, FlashinLeather said:

I don't know about other resorts but I do know that Streamsong had a deal for awhile this year where if you stayed two nights they gave you a choice of any putter in the Special Select lineup. Could be people just trying to offset a bit of the cost of a golf trip.

 

Talamore does it every year in Pinehurst too. 

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