Scotty Cameron updates Phantom X putter range – Golf News
Scotty Cameron said: “Each time I develop a line of putters, the new models go into the hands of the best players in the world. From tour players, we get critical insight into what works for them, what they are looking for, both overall and specifically. From the type of neck configurations to topline thickness, to the sound and feel from the various types of materials and metal we use, professionals know what they want.
“I’ve always taken my design cues from what the best in the world demand. With these new Phantom X mallets, I have the benefit of the past few years of input from players and a line that’s already established on tour. The 2022 Phantom X mallets feature the ‘greatest hits’ of what we’ve developed – the solid stainless-steel faces, the new necks, the new shapes – rolled out in high-end, premium precision milled mallets designed to inspire us all to play better. I believe there’s a putter in this line that will appeal to just about every mallet player.”
2022 PHANTOM X TECHNOLOGY
Each new 2022 Phantom X putter is a combination of steel and aluminium, with nine of the 10 models engineered specifically with a solid, precision-milled 303 stainless steel face and body that is expertly fused with a 6061 aircraft grade aluminium sole and flange component. The new Phantom X 12 employs an aluminium face and sole with stainless steel wings for maximum MOI, while its slimmed down flange section and extended alignment create a longer-looking, easier-to-aim update to the previous model.
SOLID STAINLESS STEEL FACE/BODY CONSTRUCTION
Precision milled in the United States from a block of solid 303 stainless steel, the new Phantom X 5, 5.5, 5s, 7, 7.5, 9, 9.5, 11 and 11.5 models were designed with a solid stainless steel face that is carried through to the body and wings, as well as offering an integrated aluminium sole/flange component for performance and playability with consistent sound and soft feel.
PRECISION MILLED, TOUR-INSPIRED SHAPES
Designed with feedback from touring professionals, and validated with multiple victories around the world in 2021, the new 2022 Phantom X mallets further express player preferences with features like precision milled solid stainless steel faces, sleek putter head profiles, refined alignment cues, high durability finishes, and specific shaft and neck configurations.
The refreshed Phantom X 11.5 will continue to feature a low-bend stepless steel shaft installed over a milled topline spud, while the updated Phantom X 7.5 and all-new Phantom X 9.5 will employ small slant/jet necks like the recently revamped Phantom X 5.5.
The Phantom X 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12 models each have a stepless steel shaft engineered to minimise face rotation with a single mid-bend aimed directly down the target line. The summer-release Phantom X 5s has a straight stepless steel shaft installed near the centre point of the topline with zero offset.
2022 PHANTOM X LINE MODELS
The new additions to the Phantom X line offer golfers multiple mallet options in 33”, 34” and 35” lengths, each with one of four specific neck/shaft configurations.
Phantom X 5: Updated for 2022 with a new sole plate design and graphics, this tour-proven, near face balanced mid-mallet with a single bend shaft returns with a solid face configuration precision milled from 303 stainless steel, integrated with an updated aluminium sole plate and customisable stainless steel sole weights.
Phantom X 5.5: The small slant/jet neck setup inspired by Justin Thomas’ prototype putter returns in the latest Phantom X 5.5. Its solid face and body configuration are precision milled from 303 stainless steel and integrated with the line’s updated aluminium sole plate and customisable stainless steel sole weights. Also available left-handed.
Phantom X 5s: As part of the upcoming summer release, the popular Phantom X 5 wingback midmallet shape enters the line with a straight shaft and a milled topline sight line for players favouring a straight-back-straight-through putting stroke and zero offset. This straight shafted model has a solid milled stainless steel face, customisable sole weights and is equipped with the line’s new precision milled aluminium sole plate design.
Phantom X 7.5: Identical to the Phantom X 7 but with a small slant and jet neck to promote slight toe flow, this all-new angular wingback mallet shape unveiled as the 2021 H21 Limited Proto has a solid milled stainless-steel face with an integrated aluminium flange and sole component with enhanced alignment options in its longer, sharper wing design.
Phantom X 9.5: With its small slant and jet neck, this is the follow-up to the 2021 Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black Limited. This brand new high-MOI mallet has a solid milled stainless-steel face carried through to the body and wings which has been integrated with a 6061 aluminium sole and flange component for a unique profile with enhanced alignment features and toe flow.
Phantom X 7: Completely updated for 2022 as a highly requested shape on tour and introduced as the 2021 My Girl Limited, this angular wingback mallet with a single bend shaft and an integrated aluminium flange and sole component includes dual purpose alignment features, a solid milled stainless-steel face and new sole plate design. Its long, sharp wings not only create alignment value but reposition weight farther back, increasing stability and MOI.
Phantom X 9: Sharing design attributes of the popular Phantom X 5 and 11 shapes, this all-new, near-face balanced compact high-MOI wingback mallet has a solid milled stainless steel face and wings integrated with a rounded 6061 aluminium flange and sole component for a unique profile with simple alignment cues, and a connected look at address.
Phantom X 11: Updated with the 2022 Phantom X sole design and new graphics, the high-MOI face-balanced wingback Phantom X 11 arrives with a mid-bend shaft and a solid precision milled 303 stainless steel face, topline, body and wings integrated with an aluminium flange and sole component with simple alignment cues and customisable stainless steel sole weights. The new Phantom X 11 shares design similarities with the wingback Phantom X 12 and Phantom X 5, yet provides a new option in performance-oriented mallets for players seeking high MOI and stability in a more compact model.
Phantom X 11.5: Identical to the Phantom X 11 except for its shaft configuration, the new 11.5 adds another compact mallet option to the high-tech Phantom X line. This high-MOI wingback mallet with a low-bend shaft for slight toe flow and a solid precision milled 303 stainless steel face, topline, body and wings, integrated with an aluminium flange and sole component with simple alignment cues and customisable stainless steel sole weights features the line’s updated graphics and sole design.
Phantom X 12: Redesigned with an elongated single continuous alignment line and updated with a thinner mid-section profile and new graphics, the new Phantom X 12 has the highest MOI in the line. With its single mid-bend shaft, swept back wings precision milled from 303 stainless steel and aluminium face and body, this mallet promotes forgiveness with its perimeter weighting and superior sound and feedback. Left-handed version also available.
PHANTOM X WEIGHTING & SHAFTS: Each new Phantom X putter features advanced stability weighting with two custom stainless steel heel-toe weights and stepless steel shafts.
NEW GRIPS: Each new Phantom X putter comes with an updated Pistolero Plus grip with a non-slip and decorative texture that, like its Pistolero plus predecessors, has less taper in the low hand for the ideal combination of size, feel and feedback when paired with Phantom X mallet putters.
FINISH & GRAPHICS: New 2022 Phantom X stainless steel putter heads all undergo Scotty’s silver mist process for a near-permanent, radiant, yet glare resistant, appearance and texture. The 6061 aircraft grade aluminium components have been misted and anodised black. Scotty’s familiar three-dot theme carries through to the back cavities of the Phantom X 5, 5.5, 5s, 7 and 7.5 as unpainted, raw circles milled into the stainless steel. The sight lines on the Phantom X 5, 5.5, 5s are painted black, while sight lines on the Phantom X 7 and 7.5 employ a combination of black and white lines. The Phantom 9, 9.5, 11, 11.5 and 12 models’ sight lines are accented in light grey.
AVAILABILITY & PRICE
The new Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5, 5.5, 7, 7.5, 9, 9.5, and 12 putter models will be available in Titleist authorisedretailers from April 15. The new Phantom X 5s, 11 and 11.5 models will be available from June 17.