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Scotty Cameron Old vs. New

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wbsmith1wbsmith1 Members  7WRX Points: 6Handicap: 13.1Posts: 7 Bunkers
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What’s the consensus on this, specifically with the new Special Select line? Trying to decide between Special Select Newport and a restored Tei3 Newport. Prioritizing feel here, is it worth the few extra bucks for a classic?



  • BlazerrcBlazerrc Members  46WRX Points: 43Handicap: 4Posts: 46 Bunkers
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    Feel is subjective so no one will really be able to tell you what feel you like best. Do you like lighter or heavier putters? Also do you want to oil and take care of the TeI3?

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  • wbsmith1wbsmith1 Members  7WRX Points: 6Handicap: 13.1Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    My only putter has been a 2 ball from when I started playing about a year ago but have had some success with my dad’s old anser. And I’ll do whatever I need to to keep it nice.

  • TourSpoonTourSpoon I'd rather be driving a Titleist... Members  162WRX Points: 95Handicap: 4.5Posts: 162 Fairways
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    It's worth the extra few bucks if you make more putts with it and it gives you the confidence you need. Putting is mental so if the older one gives you the edge then what is that worth to you?

  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4341WRX Points: 578Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,341 Titanium Tees
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    Big weight differences between those.

    Ping G400 10.5 (9.75) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95cw R (2019 Forged Tec SteeFiber i95cw R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
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  • collindm1collindm1 Members  204WRX Points: 97Posts: 204 Fairways
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    New line is excellent, however, the Tei3 feels better. I'd go with that

  • RogerinNewZealandRogerinNewZealand Maungakeikei Auckland New ZealandMembers  2919WRX Points: 305Posts: 2,919 Titanium Tees
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    Buy a few older pre 2005 and try them.Then try a 2012+ and it seems miss out Insert range and go on to New 2020 range.Seem to be popular and look good!

    The Tei3 seems to be an All Time Classic.

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    ProPlatinum NewportTwo
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    Dont hesitate to buy one!

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  • jak77jak77 Members  121WRX Points: 32Posts: 121 Fairways
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    I like the feels of the older putters. My 'go-to' gamer that I've played the best with is a 340g Mil-Spec. You really have to test and see what you like. At some point I've owned a 2016 select NP, Newport AOP, T22 NP2, and 350g Circa 62 No 3.

    I've pared down my set to the Mil-Spec, Circa 62, and T22. I'm about to post the T22 up for sale since I putt so well with the Mil-Spec and have the Circa 62 to change it up if need be. I dont want/need putters sitting around.

  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8221WRX Points: 1,412Handicap: +1.5 (1194646)Posts: 8,221 Titanium Tees
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    the new ones (last 4-5 years) -- all due respect to scotty -- are trash. no feel, inserts, alumimum vs steel, etc.

    i would rock an old one-piece-milled carbon or platinum before the ones on the market right now.


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  • jmac13jmac13 Members  797WRX Points: 116Posts: 797 Golden Tee
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    Have to agree with jak77 on the mil spec 34” 340g head. Best feeling Cameron I’ve ever rolled and I have an original TeI Newport. I always stop by the putters at PGASS and roll the new putters but none of the new Scotty’s feel good enough to even think about buying and I buy a lot of putters. 😂

  • kb7kb7 Members  37WRX Points: 28Posts: 37 Bunkers
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    The only SS I have had a chance to roll is the Del Mar. I didn't mind the feel. It is about what I expected form a solid milled face. I am partial to the older carbon Scottys though. As others have said, feel is so subjective that a bunch of strangers on an internet forum can not tell you what you will perceive as the best feeling putter.

  • Scotty1140Scotty1140 Members  4914WRX Points: 556Posts: 4,914 Titanium Tees
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    The milling has improved on the newer models for sure. However, I prefer the designs and finishes on a majority of the older models. Yes, the new Special Selects are much better than the previous couple of releases, but the feel of the TeI3's, Studio Stainless, and carbon heads are still the best.

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  • benspen1benspen1 Members  6WRX Points: 6Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    I feel as if its not necessarily an old v new issue, but more of a model material spec conversation, if you like GSS, studio style, if you like copper tei3, if you like a firmer feel from a one piece, the special select should be perfect, some people really like the insert putters from the last couple years, and to each their own, scotty hasn't changed much and can still make any putter he wants to, just like the t22 which is exactly the same if not better than the tel3

  • JoeEEEJoeEEE Members  11WRX Points: 29Handicap: 6Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    I love my 2020 Studio Select. Even more after a little acetone to the red/gold "mcdonalds" paint fill they chose.


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    2 Iron: TM P790 UDI, KBS C-Taper X

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, C-Taper X

    Wedges: Vokey SM7, 54° S grind, 58° D grind

    Putter: Cameron Special Select Newport 2

  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2317WRX Points: 398Posts: 2,317 Platinum Tees
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    Yah, I think the 2020 select line is a massive upgrade over previous lines

    the more I see of putters that have been stripped of most of their paint, the more I like it

    especially the face and the neck. DId you strip that as well?

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  • JoeEEEJoeEEE Members  11WRX Points: 29Handicap: 6Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    I left the face since it was just black fill, and left the neck as is. Looks really sharp, to me at least.


    Driver: TM SIM, 9*, Fujikura Ventus Black 7X

    3 Wood: TM SIM Rocket, Fujukura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 8X

    2 Iron: TM P790 UDI, KBS C-Taper X

    Irons: Titleist 716 AP2, C-Taper X

    Wedges: Vokey SM7, 54° S grind, 58° D grind

    Putter: Cameron Special Select Newport 2

  • drscott266drscott266 Members  667WRX Points: 221Posts: 667 Golden Tee
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    Original TEi3 will be super light headweight, but will feel the softest. 2007-2012 will solid milled with no insert and have a soft feel... they also have the sole weights to dial in headweight. The new special select are very firm feeling.


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