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Sorry if this seems like a threadjack, but what is the "standard" retail weight of a putter and what would be tour "standard", excluding freakish designs like heavy Putter and likes?

 

I've tested several Scottys in stores in my quest for a new putter, because I've heard so much good things about them, but end up preferring Ping Craz-E, Yes! C-Groove and others which I believe play around 345-360 grams. Could the reason for this be that the Scottys are lighter?

 

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The tour camerons are 350 grams in 35" normally. Scotty makes his putters: 33" length 350 gram head weight, 34" 340 gram, and 35" 330 gram. I don't like light putters as well and I can't hit a good putt with very light putters. You could buy a 33" and extend it, that would make it a bit more comparable to the Tour Camerons...

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Because you are not a tour player and Scotty thinks he knows what you should be playing instead of you making that decision.

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I don't know why they aren't heavier. Also 35" length is really too long unless you're 6'3" tall. Your arms simply can't hang naturally.

 

I'm 5'7" and play a 35" putter. . . .

 

It's all about how you set up to the ball, and whatever lets you achieve a good stroke.

 

Putter extensions aren't that hard to add, just buy the shorter scotty, and I'd be willing to bet the retailer will throw in the extension for a very modest charge.

 

Or you could do it yourself, putter extension's a good beginning clubmaking project. :D

 

Because you are not a tour player and Scotty thinks he knows what you should be playing instead of you making that decision.

 

It's not just amateurs that Scotty won't compromise with. Stan Utley himself wanted a 37" putter and Scotty refused to build him one. :idhitit:

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Most mass produce US retail putters are ~330 grams. They are alot more 350 Retail Camerons than in the past. Just depends what you are looking for. There are even 34/350g Circas that are Retail Japan.

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I don't know why they aren't heavier. Also 35" length is really too long unless you're 6'3" tall. Your arms simply can't hang naturally.

 

I'm 5'7" and play a 35" putter. . . .

 

Then it's a belly putter? :idhitit: :D

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you can always add weight to the putter. i've got a retail scotty cameron newport beach that i added 2 - 10 gram lead weights down the shaft and another 20 grams of tungsten powder. it hasn't caused any problems of missing putts in a particular direction, gives me a better putting stroke, and doesn't effect the looks of the head itself.

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