little out of control.” What does his wife think? “I collect for her, too,” he says. “In 2002, Scotty came out with a My Girl putter—for a collector’s girl—and I’ve gotten my wife one in 10 of the 11 years since.” Vogeney likes putters because players “live and die with them.” Playing to a 5.5 index, he claims a big portion of his collection has found its way into his bag at least once. Ironically, five minutes before this year’s member-member at CSCC, the man who owns more than 150 putters realized he’d somehow he’d forgotten to bring one. He fortunately remembered having recently given a putter to the club’s assistant PGA professional. He borrowed it in time for the tournament. And? “I made everything I looked at. Remember, I originally bought them because I like playing them.”
CUSTOM SHOP: Cameron has milled for PGA Tour champions (top) and amateurs like Vog, who specced this “Miss Lena Wayback” (bottom) to the letters.
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stamped “FOR VOG BY SCOTTY.” He also has one of only 12 Cameronized takes on the fabled RAM Zebra putter that were given to attendees at an exclusive Scotty Cameron Appreciation Day staged by an Ohio distributor. Vogeney has also attended eight Scotty Cameron International Collectors Conventions at Table Rock Golf Club in Centerburg, Ohio In addition to artisan putters, Cameron aficionados can purchase cool Cameron head covers, money clips, divot-repair tools, ball markers and other items. Vogeney possesses some of these as well. “I’m a born collector,” he admits. “It started with baseball cards.” While some believe Cameron is now primarily designing items purely for their collectability, Vogeney disagrees. “What’s always been collectible is what’s popular on Tour. It’s about quality. Companies fail when they try to force quality to create collectibles.” With a laugh, Vogeney admits his Cameron obsession “can get a
Jon Rizzi is the editor of Colroado AvidGolfer. For more images from Grady’s and Vogeney’s collections, visit coloradoavidgolfer.com.
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