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Interviewed by Guy Yocom via GolfDigest.com
Alot of people have seen this article already but, not all ;) Good insights and interesting observations.

Interviewed by Guy Yocom
Golf Digest
January 2006

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Age 43 • San Diego, CA

I custom-make three to four putters a year for Tiger. He wants backups. They're almost identical, but because I make them by hand, they aren't exact duplicates. Tiger likes a little dot on top of the putter, which I insert with a drill bit and then fill with paint. One day I get a call from Tiger. He says one of the dots on one of the putters is bigger than the others. I check them, and sure enough he's right -- it was too big by an almost immeasurable margin, about the thickness of a piece of paper. It so happens that every drill bit wobbles imperceptibly. I haven't made a putter for him since without that little dot on my mind.

As great as many quality putters were and are, I always thought it odd that the dots or sightlines on top of them weren't always directly above the sweet spot. Golfers who instinctively used the sightline as a guide wound up not getting results from what was actually a great putter.

There are people who aren't sure that Scotty Cameron is a real person. I'd like them to know I'm not a fictitious commercial character like Mr. Clean, but on the other hand I don't want to be a public person. So I convey my presence through my creations.....More

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Listen to an audio clip of Scotty Cameron on custom-making putters for Tiger Woods.

 

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Its acutally a link from the GD site. Reporter notes that were then integrated into the article. I think its pretty insightful.

 

The audio is fantastic.

 

Unbelievable pick up --- I can't imagine too many folks have access to actual tape from the reporter.

 

Thank you.

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