Custom Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

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The Project

I don’t have too much to cover here, nor is this too crazy from anything else I’ve posted on the site, but I really liked how it came out so I thought I may as well share with you.  I have a Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 sitting in my basement that I wasn’t going to bag anytime soon and would most likely take a bath on it if I tried to sell it so I thought, “What the hell, let’s fry it up.”

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The Process

The putter was mint so it needed basically zero prep work.  All I had to do was pull the head, remove the weights and their O rings, remove all of the paint, degrease the putter, and torch away.  As I mentioned in my Select Roundback project, I thought the translucent red/torched gold color was one of the sickest color combinations you can come up with, so I figured it was worth taking the boring regular version that everyone else has and class it up a bit.  I love how the red reflects off of the gold.  As usual with a project like this, the pictures don’t do it justice.

Anyway, I hope you like it…

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Bill Bush

Co-Founder, Director of Technology at PluggedInGolf.com
Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. When Bill isn't working on PluggedInGolf.com, or in the garage, he is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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12 Comments

  1. Matt Meeker

    Well done!

  2. Chris Viducich

    This looks awesome! Did you sand and Polish this one the same as you did for your buddy’s Newport 2 project? If not, how do you think the bronze and reds would have popped on this one then? Thanks

  3. Adrian Baste

    Hi Bill,

    I am getting into doing some of my own custom work and love this gold finish. After torching did you hit it up with the scotch brite or something?

    Also, do you quench after torching or just let it cool on its own? Thanks and great work!

    Adrian

    • If you scotch brite after, you’ll ruin the finish.

      I don’t quench in oil. I’ve never really seen that make a big difference for anyone’s torching. I usually will drop it in a bucket of water to cool faster. I would prefer to leave it just sit, but that takes more touch (and time) because the head will still be very hot meaning you could see a little more color change while it’s cooling. Think of it like your food still cooking a little bit after you take it out of the oven or off the grill.

      • Adrian Baste

        Thanks for the tips i’ll treat it like a rib eye ;) lol

        How do these hold up with glare?

        • Just depends on your base finish. Polished is going to reflect more light, matte won’t.

          • In restoring my first one I found sanding it down to 2000 grit got it really shiny, what do you typically do if you wan a more matter finish but have a lot of dings and things to sand down.

  4. Adrian Baste

    How do you recommend achieving a matte finish when you have a lot of dings to sand out? Sorry for all the questions just trying to avoid rookie mistakes. Thanks.

    • Sand out all of the dings and whatever else. If that takes going up to 2000 grit sandpaper, I’d be surprised. If you’re at the point of high polish, you likely had everything sanded out awhile ago.

      Either way, you have a couple of options depending on what you’re going for. You can use a scotch pad for a brushed finish, sand blast or glass blast for different textures, or you can hit again with a rougher grit sandpaper like 400-800 (again, depending on preference). It’s trials and tribulations. You learn by trying different things. You can always refinish if you don’t like what you did.

      BTW, torch after you do all that.

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