Beam Me Up Scotty
If there is one person in all of golf responsible for raising the status of the once lowly putter to that of collectible, that would be Scotty Cameron. An exceptional blend of precision craftsmanship, performance, feel and looks, his putters are imbued with the X factor that makes them coveted masterpieces.
And now with a literal X in his new Phantom X series, Cameron creates a technically advanced putter line engineered to take putting performance to the next level. Replacing the Futura line, Phantom X uses multi-material construction for increased MOI, optimal weight distribution, improved sound and responsive feedback.
“Phantom X is by far the most high tech putter line we’ve designed to date. This product is so much faster looking, and taken to the next level, that it needed a new name. It’s a major leap in performance. We’ve designed a variety of flange setups, alignment options and shaft bends to offer mallet players more models to choose from. I was inspired by Tour players who’ve asked for slightly smaller profiles with more alignment options and solid face construction. The engineering has been ramped up to an entirely new level to bring this brand new line to life. Phantom X is the ultimate lineup for mallet players.”
— Master Putter Maker Scotty Cameron
In total there are nine compact mallets designed around each of the five new, refined and streamlined head shapes. To cater for different strokes, there are low-bend, mid-bend and straight shaft setups, as well as improved alignment cues in different tour preferred options. Phantom X models with “.5” in the name have a shorter, low-bend shaft configuration with one shaft of offset for more toe flow to promote an arc in the putting stroke. The Phantom X 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12 models have a slightly taller, mid-bend shaft for a near-face balanced setup that produces less toe flow than the .5 models. The Phantom X 6STR has a straight shaft with zero offset.
Each model features precision milled solid aluminium faces anodized black that extends back and through the flange areas of each model. This results in solid feedback, while still maintaining the soft feel players prefer. The faces are seamlessly integrated with 303 stainless steel heads with enhanced vibration dampening technology.
Taking alignment seriously, options include continuous lines from the leading edge all the way back; simple sight dots; raised or stepped down flanges; and wider or “vanishing” toplines. Longer, racing-inspired lines and triple milled sight dots highlighted in neon yellow frame the golf ball at address.