New Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters have tour-inspired designs as Titleist strengthens its mallet family.
Drawing on his extensive experience with golf’s greatest players, 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, compact wingback mallets, Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 add new options engineered for performance.
The putters are inspired by the designs that Master Putter Maker Scotty Cameron has crafted for tour players around the globe. All four putters feature solid stainless-steel faces and bodies with new shapes and neck configurations.
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The X 5 and X 5.5 models have been completely revamped and replace the current putters as a rolling change. The new X 11 and X 11.5 were developed based on player requests for a slightly smaller set-up in the spirit of the X 12 and 12.5 models.
An integration of steel and aluminium, each new Phantom X putter created for Titleist's line was engineered specifically with a solid, precision-milled 303 stainless steel face and body, expertly fused with a 6061 aircraft grade aluminium sole/flange component:
Precision milled in the United States from a block of solid 303 stainless steel, each model was designed with a solid stainless-steel face that is carried through to the body/wings and integrated with an aluminium sole/flange component for performance and playability with consistent sound and soft feel.
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The new designs 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.
The Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 11 were designed with a stepless steel shaft engineered to minimise face rotation during the putting stroke 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” aimed down the target line to promote an arc path for more toe flow or a more “blade-like” feel in the putting stroke.
Let's take a closer look at each model...
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 putter
Going well beyond an update, Scotty completely redesigned 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 and sight line on the topline, has also been crafted with darker alignment features in the flange to simplify setup and increase confidence.
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter
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. Available in both right and left-handed.
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11 putter
The new Phantom X 11 shares design similarities with the wingback X 12 and new 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 for optimal weight distribution, balance and feel.
With its sleek profile and swept-back trimmed wings, the X 11 has a clean topline and provides darker visual alignment cues from address with its misted back flange milling and raised single sight line in light grey.
It has a mid-bend shaft to minimise face rotation during the stroke and customisable stainless steel sole weights.
Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5 putter
Identical to the X 11, except for its shaft configuration, the Phantom X 11.5 adds another compact mallet option to the high-tech line.
The low-bend shaft enhances toe flow, while stability is provided via the new solid face/body, precision milled from 303 stainless steel and integrated with an aluminium sole/flange component.
With its sleek profile and swept-back trimmed wings, the X 11.5 has a clean topline and provides darker visual alignment cues from address with its misted back flange milling and raised single sight line in light grey.
With customisable stainless steel sole weights, Phantom X 11.5 provides optimal weight distribution, balance and feel.
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“Working with our game’s best players gives me great perspective into what they are looking for in a mallet putter," Scotty Cameron explains.
"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.
"I’ve had so many people asking for a putter like Justin Thomas’ gamer - and the Phantom X 5.5 is my direct answer. It has a solid 303 stainless steel face and body with aluminium in the sole and a small slant or ‘jet’ neck for more toe flow.
“For less toe flow, we have the X 5 with the single bend shaft. With the X 11 and 11.5, I was able to design a more compact wingback mallet with a stainless-steel face in conjunction with 6061 aircraft aluminium for a look and feel that just performs while being very stable and forgiving.
"This line extension adds four new options that will most definitely pique the interest of mallet players.”
All of the new Phantom X putters feature advanced stability weighting with two customisable stainless steel heel-toe weights and stepless steel shafts. Every model has a misted head to provide a glare-resistant finish, 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 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 X 11 and 11.5 models are accented in light grey.
The new Scotty Cameron Phantom X putter models will be available from March 26 with an RRP of £389.