Drawing on his extensive experience with the game’s best players, master putter maker Scotty Cameron has bolstered the high-tech Phantom X family with four new tour-inspired set-ups. The updated Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 5.5 replace current in-line models, while the new Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 – compact wingback mallets – add new performance-boosting options.
Inspired by the designs that Cameron has crafted for tour players around the globe, all four new putters feature solid stainless steel faces and bodies with new shapes and neck configurations.
The Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 5.5 models have been completely revamped and replace the current putters as a rolling change. The new Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 were developed based on player requests for a slightly smaller set-up in the spirit of the Phantom X 12 and 12.5 models.
“Working with our game’s best players gives me great perspective into what they are looking for in a mallet putter. From the types of metals used to the subtle changes in shaft bends, these new Phantom X models offer brand new, highly requested options that build on our most popular models from 2020,” said Cameron.
The new additions to the Phantom X line offer golfers the choice of two compact mallet model shapes, each with two specific neck/shaft configurations.
Phantom X 5: Going well beyond an update, Cameron completely re-designed the new Phantom X 5. A solid precision-milled 303 stainless steel face is carried through to the body and wings and integrated with an aluminium sole component and stainless steel sole weights. This revamped mid-mallet is reminiscent of past Futura models with its slightly more compact profile and wingback shape. Configured to be nearly face balanced, this tour-proven model with its single bend shaft has also been crafted with darker alignment features in the flange.
Phantom X 5.5: Inspired by Justin Thomas’ tour set-up, the new Phantom X 5.5 replaces its predecessor and includes the small slant neck inspired by JT’s configuration as well as the same overall sizing and material makeup. Designed to promote subtle toe flow with stability, it has a milled sight line on the topline. The solid face/body is precision-milled 303 stainless steel integrated with an aluminium sole/flange component and customisable stainless steel sole weights.
Phantom X 11: The new Phantom X 11 shares design similarities with the wingback Phantom X 12 and new Phantom X 5, yet provides a new option in compact, performance-oriented mallets. Its solid face/body is precision-milled from 303 stainless steel and integrated with an aluminium sole component and customisable stainless steel sole weights for optimal weight distribution, balance and feel. With its sleek profile and swept-back trimmed wings, it has a clean topline and provides darker visual alignment cues with its misted back flange milling and raised single sight line in light grey. A mid-bend shaft helps minimise face rotation during the stroke.
Phantom X 11.5: The Phantom X 11.5 is identical to the 11 except for its low-bend shaft that enhances toe flow.
FINISH & GRAPHICS
The stainless steel putter head components have been misted for a radiant yet glare-resistant appearance, while 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 and 5.5 as unpainted, raw circles milled into the stainless steel. The sight lines on the Phantom X 5 and 5.5 are painted black, while sight lines on the Phantom X 11 and 11.5 models are accented in light grey.
An integration of steel and aluminium, each new Phantom X putter was engineered specifically with a solid, precision-milled 303 stainless steel face and body, expertly fused with a 6061 aircraft grade aluminium sole and flange component:
SOLID STAINLESS STEEL FACE/BODY CONSTRUCTION: Precision-milled from a block of solid 303 stainless steel and designed with a solid stainless steel face that is carried through to the body/wings. This is integrated with an aluminium sole/flange component for performance and playability with consistent sound and soft feel.
TOUR-INSPIRED SHAPES: Each new Phantom X set-up evolved from player input specifically related to the line’s most popular models – the Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 12 – with requests for more compact overall head sizes, refined swept-back wings and more tour-like configurations inspired by the design of those mallets.
NEW NECK/SHAFT CONFIGURATIONS: The Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 11 have a stepless steel shaft engineered to minimise face rotation by incorporating a single ‘mid-bend’ aimed directly down the target line. The Phantom X 5.5 employs the small slant neck made famous on tour with its seamless shaft-over configuration. The Phantom X 11.5 has a stepless steel shaft with a single ‘low-bend’ to promote an arc path for more toe flow or a more blade-like feel in the stroke.
WEIGHTING: Each model features advanced stability weighting with two customisable stainless steel heel-toe weights.
MAP (Minimum Advertised Price): RM1,920
Aavailable in Malaysia from March 27, 2021