How Much Is a Scotty Cameron Prototype Putter Worth?

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How Much Is a Scotty Cameron Prototype Putter Worth?
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Scotty Cameron defines prototype as a "preproduction idea, welded necks, hot bends, hand shapes, new weighting, offset, etc. A prototype is an idea that slowly forms into a final product." Scotty Cameron putters are used by some the greatest golfers in the world today, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Davis Love III. Many other professional golfers have played with Scotty Cameron putters. Teamed with Titleist since 1995, Scotty Cameron has issued several limited-edition prototypes each year, which have become some of the most collectable golf equipment on the market.

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High End

On the secondary market, prices paid for Scotty Cameron prototype putters range from the hundreds of dollars to the thousands. In 2003, Tiger Woods' backup Scotty Cameron putter sold for £26,000. You can buy a replica of the Scotty Cameron putter that Tiger Woods used to win the 2002 U.S. Open for £16,250.

Condition

Condition is one factor that determines the value of a Scotty Cameron putter. Many collectors only put the putters on display, while others play numerous rounds with theirs.

Features

Scotty Cameron has a custom shop for putter restoration. The Putter Studio design service restores, personalises, stamps, re-shafts, re-grips and adds weight to putters. You can also purchase a new head cover to complete the makeover, adding to the putter's overall value.

Authentication Process

Send your old Scotty Cameron prototype putter back to the custom shop for the authentication process. With three classifications (100 per cent authentic, slight alteration or significant modification), the authentication process gives a collector a better understanding of the condition of the putter. This feature also improves the putter's overall value.

Head Covers

Scotty Cameron prototype head covers fetch over £65 on the secondary market. Designed in his signature artistic expression, the whimsical head covers are almost as popular as the putters.

Fun Facts

Scotty Cameron stamps the initials JAT (Just a thought) on his prototype putters for players to give them an idea of what he is trying to accomplish. Close to his California roots, many of his prototype putters are named after California cities. Scotty Cameron first worked for Ray Cook prior to his work with Titleist.

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