How to Spot a Fake Scotty Cameron?

KICK OUT COUNTERFEITS

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As you golf lovers may know, Scotty Camerons are counterfeited frequently. Let us show you how to identify the counterfeits so you don’t end up with one in your hands. Choose a model you would like to learn about below.

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Select Newport 2 (2018)

What you should check for when inspecting a Select Newport 2 putter is 1)Finishes on the sole 2)Titleist’s logo size on the neck 3)Details on the back face 4)Engravings on the shaft 5)Color of the head cover. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. The red dots on a counterfeit will look different, notice the gap between the inner circle and outer edge of the red dot.

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2. The Titleist logo is smaller on a fake club. The texture in the grooves of the engraving will also be less noticeable in a counterfeit.

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3. The red dots on the back face are smaller on a fake club. Also, the sight line should be thicker as shown in the photo below.

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4. A real Scotty Cameron will have a serial number engraved on its shaft, counterfeits will not have this engraving.

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5. The color of the head covers are different.

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Select Newport 2 (2016)

As for Select Newport 2 (2016), check for the following 5 features 1) The weights on the sole 2) Engravings on the face 3) Engravings and finishes on the back face 4) Sight lines on the back face 5) The serial number’s position.

1. A counterfeit has a shallow ditch around the weights.

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2. The logo engravings on a fake are shallow and light.

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3. The logo engravings are smaller on the back face of a fake, the font and spacing are also different

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4. A sight line is shorter for a counterfeit.

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5. The serial number engravings are closer to the head of a fake.

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Select Newport 2 (2014)

For Select Newport 2 (2014), we recommend checking 1)The quality of dots and site line 2)The quality of face milling 3)The finish of the neck 4)The engravings 5)JGGA sticker and serial number. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit. 

1. The dots are slightly different in shape and color, a site line on a fake is shorter.

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2. The quality of the milling and texture are noticeably different.

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3. As you can see on the fake, there is an uneven finish on the neck and the logo engravings on a fake are shallow and light.

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4. You will notice that engravings are shallow and light all throughout the club.

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5. The JGGA sticker has a designated location on an authentic club. These stickers will be randomly placed on a fake and will be missing a serial number.

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Select Newport 2 (2012)

What you should check for when inspecting a Select Newport 2 (2012) putter is 1)The color of the engravings 2)The engravings on the weight 3)The length of site lines 4)A hologram sticker 5)The engravings on the neck. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit. 

1. Notice the color of the "select" engravings on a sole of a fake are brighter.

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2. The engraving present on the weight itself, will be thinner on a fake club


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3. A counterfeit has a shorter site line.

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4.A hologram sticker on a fake will not be flipped even if you use "check filter".

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5. The "CAMERON" engraving is thinner on a fake. 

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Select Newport 2.5 (2016)

When inspecting a Select Newport 2.5 (2016) you should check for the following, 1)A slight indentation around the weight 2)Line on the back face 3)Titleist logo 4)The site line on the back face 5)Serial number on the shaft.

1. A fake has a shallow weight groove.

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2. A line is not apparent on a fake, which is located next to the screws on the back face of an authentic club. 

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3. The fake has a slimmer groove and the Titleist engraving is thin.


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4. The fake will have a square end of the sight line rather than connect with the back face.

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5. Serial numbers on a real Scotty Cameron will be closer to the grip compared to a counterfeit.

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Select Fastback (2018)

For the Select Fastback 2018, check out the following, 1) The engravings on the sole 2) The red dots on the back face 3) Finishes on the neck 4)Engravings on the shaft 5)Color of the head cover. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. Notice that the engravings have different font and sizing. The plate color is different as well.

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2. The red dots on the back face are smaller on a fake club. Also, the sight line should be thicker as shown in the photo below.

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3. Note that the finishes for the neck are different as shown in the pictures below.

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4. A real Scotty Cameron will have a serial number engraved on its shaft, counterfeits will not have this engraving.

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5. The color of the head covers are different.

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Select Squareback (2018)

For the Select Squareback (2018), look closely at 1) The engravings on the sole 2) Finishes on the face 3) The red dots on the back face 4) Engravings on the shaft 5) Color of the head cover.

1. The boldness and size of the engraving on the soles are different. The plate color is different as well.

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2. Finishes for the face and the sole are not well copied, coloring as well as texture are noticeably different.

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3. The red dots on the back face are smaller on a fake club. Also, the sight line should be thicker as shown in the photo below.

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4. A real Scotty Cameron will have a serial number engraved on its shaft, counterfeits will not have this engraving.

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5. The color of the head covers are different.

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Studio Select Newport 2

To spot a fake on the Studio Select Newport 2, look for 1)Sole and weight 2)Line weight 3)Milling on the neck 4)Color 5)"Made in America".

1. The fake sole will have a glossy finish and shallow weight grooves. 

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2. A line is shallow on a fake.

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3. As shown below, the milling on the neck is significantly different


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4. A real Scotty Cameron has a flat finish and a fake will have an uneven shine. 


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5. A real Studio Select Newport 2 doesn't mention "Made in America".

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Studio Select Laguna 1.5

As for Studio Select Laguna 1.5, be aware of the following, 1)Shape of the neck 2)Location of "SCOTTY CAMERON" engravings on the face 3)Glossiness of head. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. As you can see, the neck of a fake will have less curvature.

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2. "SCOTTY CAMERON" engravings on a fake are located in a higher position.

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3. A fake will have a similar finish but will not shine as an authentic would.

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Studio Select Kombi S

You should look closely at the 1)Engravings on the sole 2)Glossiness 3)Size of dots 4)Quality of face milling 5)Engraving on the face. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. Engravings on a fake are shallow and light.

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2. A fake is not glossy

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3. The red dots on the back face are smaller on a fake club.

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4. Face milling on the fake club is rough.

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5. As you can see below, the fake will have spelling errors or incorrect engravings (In this case, "S" is "8")

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Studio Style Newport 2.5

What you should check for when inspecting a Studio Style Newport 2.5 putter is 1)Color 2)Material of head and insert 3)Engravings. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. The color is different, as well as the joint connection of the neck.

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2. Material should be different between a head and insert, and face milling on a fake is rough.

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3. The overall size of the engraving and design will take less space on a fake.

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California NAPA Limited

As for the California NAPA Limited, note the following, 1)The "Titleist" logo engravings 2)The "SCOTTY CAMERON" engravings 3)Face milling 4)Sticker on shaft 5)Length of club. 

1. A real club should have the "Titleist" logo engravings on the neck leading to the head.

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2. The "SCOTTY CAMERON" engravings on a fake are shallow.

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3. The face milling on a fake is noticeably rough.

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4. The sticker design on the shaft is different.

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5. While a real club is 35 inches, a fake is about 33-34 inches.

6. The balance will be different (A real club:±D6, A fake:±B6).

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California SONOMA

To identify a counterfeit California SONOMA, what you should be conscious of is 1)Engravings on the sole 2)Shape of the head 3)Shape of the neck. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. The bird engraving is located inside the background sun on a fake.

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2. Note that there is more curvature of the head for the real club.

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3. While the real California SONOMA has a short neck and its joint flat, the neck for a fake is long and the joint is rounded.

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4. The overall design and build of the shaft is hard to distinguish.

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California Monterey 1.5 (2012)

For the California Monterey 1.5 (2012), check out the following, 1)Engravings 2)The length, shape and texture of the neck 3)Color of engravings 4)Serial number engravings on the shaft 5)Design and texture of the head cover. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. The engravings are not as deep and the location of "MONTEREY" is not as centered as a real Scotty Cameron.

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2. A neck of a fake is shorter, and has a noticeable difference in shape and texture.

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3. The color of engravings are less visible on a fake.

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4. The shaft of a real club will display a serial number engraving and the shaft band will have a different orientation.

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5. The design and texture of the head cover are not same.

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Golo 3

For the Golo 3, check for the following, 1)The sole 2)Face 3)Hologram sticker 4)The grip. The weight and balance will be different between an authentic and counterfeit.

1. Overall, the font on a fake is thicker.

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2. The "SCOTTY CAMERON" engraving is wider for a fake

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3. Fake hologram stickers don’t work.

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4. The distance between the dot and edge of the grip are different.

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2016 Masters

For the 2016 Masters, check carefully for 1)Color and size of the sole 2)Grooves in the face 3)Engravings on the back face 4)Sticker/serial number on the shaft 5)Head cover.

1. The "2016" engraving is thinner on a fake.

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2. The grooves and coloring of the face are different.

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3. The engravings, “AUGUSTA” and “GEORGIA” are located higher on a fake.

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4. A fake will have a non-functional JGGA sticker and serial number engraving on the shaft.

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5. A fake head cover is of poor quality.

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Circa 62 No.3 (2007)

For Circa 62 No.3 (2007), be aware of the following 4 features, 1)Color and engravings of the sole 2)Size of engravings on the back face 3) Size of engravings on the face 4)Serial number on the shaft.

1. A fake sole is black and the size of the engravings are bigger.

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2. The size and font of engravings are different.

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3. The logo engravings on a fake are shallow.

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4. A real CIRCA 62 No.3 (2007) will have a serial number engraved on its shaft.

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With so many Scotty Cameron counterfeits on the market, it is important to take extra care in checking the fine details. When shopping with GOLF Partner, kick back and relax, as we take care of that for you. As a certified golf equipment seller with Guiness World Records, we guarantee that all of our products are 100% authentic. Entrust us, your golf partner in life, to supply you with only the best.

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