Scotty Cameron putters are a common sight out on tour and that’s exactly where the inspiration came from for the NEW 2022 Phantom X range of putters.
The new Phantom X putters are a compilation of what the world’s pre-eminent golfers are looking for in their flatstick, be it topline thicknesses, neck and shaft preferences, metals and materials, and impact sound.
Crafted with the precision artistry and the inspired perfection Scotty Cameron is renowned for, the 10 new Phantom X putters deliver premium, highly-stable mallet performance.
But here’s the interesting angle: they can also perform more like a blade, if that’s what you want.
Three new shafts and one new hosel unlock an extensive variety of performance in the new Phantom X range, which is clearly what many of the best players in the world are looking for.
SOME CLASSIC TWEAKS AS WELL AS SOME FRESH NEW PHANTOM X PUTTERS
It seems the best players in the world liked much of what the Phantom X range was already bringing to the table in previous models.
There have been some minor tweaks to some classic models (like the X5 and Justin Thomas’ X 5.5). And the original Phantom X recipe of a 303 stainless steel body and face paired with an aluminium sole plate and customisable sole weighting continues (except in the case of the X 12 with its aluminium face and body).
But there are some innovative new designs that will catch the eye, will as well as the plethora of hosel and shaft options.
WHOLE LOTTA HOSELS AND SHAFTS
Mallets that play like blades is the thing at the moment and Scotty Cameron Phantom X putters are all over it with a range of hosels and shafts that provide dramatically different performance in the same head shape.
Stepless steel shafts – in mid-bend, low-bend and straight configurations – will create varying amounts of toe hang, along with the new small slant “jet” neck that produces moderate toe hang to accommodate an arcing stroke.
Whatever your stroke needs, there will be a shaft-hosel-head combo to suit.
PHANTOM X 5
The winged X 5 mallet is almost face-balanced, a single mid-bend shaft with a full-shaft of offset designed to enhance putting strokes with minimal rotation of the face. It has a short single alignment stripe on the topline.
PHANTOM X 5.5
The X 5.5 is the “JT” putter (Justin Thomas), a near-replica of the prototype the world No.7 is currently using. The X 5.5 has a small slant “jet” hosel that produces a moderate amount of toe hang, to suit more arcing strokes.
PHANTOM X 5s
Like the other Phantom X 5 putters, the 5s features the same winged, high MOI design. But it has a straight-line shaft with no offset that is positioned almost centrally on the topline of the putter. It provides an unimpeded view of entire face, which makes it easy to set the putter square behind the ball. The 5S is face-balanced so it’s desirable for straight-back-and-through strokes.
PHANTOM X 7
The long, angled wings on the X 7 is a favourite look among tour players. A mid-bend shaft with a full-shaft offset makes the X 7 almost face-balanced, which suits straighter putting strokes. A single black alignment line appears on the topline.
PHANTOM X 7.5
The X 7.5 repeats what the X 7 delivers, but with one important difference: it has a small slant hosel, called the “jet” neck, that gives it some toe hang. That means the X 7.5 is more suited to putting strokes that travel on a sweeping arc.
PHANTOM X 9
A new head shape enters the Scotty Cameron narrative in the X 9, a more compact version of the X11 that also riffs off the new X 5’s stylings. A long, single alignment line pops out against the black rear flange and with its mid-bend shaft, the X 9 provides negligible toe hang, suiting straighter strokes.
PHANTOM X 9.5
The short slant “jet” hosel, with a full shaft of offset, is the only difference between the X 9.5 and the X 9, but what a difference it makes. The X 9.5 is toe-hang enabled, to aid strokes that go back and through on an arc.
PHANTOM X 11
With its swept-back wing design and a convex rear flange, the X 11 is a sleek and stable mallet. Fitted with the Scotty Cameron mid-bend shaft, the X 11 is near face-balanced – making it the choice for straight-back-and-through strokes – and features a single sightline running the length of the rear flange.
PHANTOM X 11.5
For blade-like feel in a compact mallet, it has to be the X 11.5. Paired with a single low-bend shaft that terminates almost directly into the putter head, the X 11.5 is geared for arcing strokes by producing a moderate amount of toe-hang.
PHANTOM X 12
The redesigned X12 is the biggest and most forgiving putter in the Phantom X line-up. It’s the only model with an aluminium face and body (paired, of course, to the swept 303 stainless steel wings) and its single mid-bend shaft accommodates straight-back-and-through strokes beautifully.
PHANTOM X 2022 FEATURES
One of the features that make Scotty Cameron putters such a force on tour is the way they set up at address, with the clean, square appearance helping players frame the ball.
To take it one step further, Phantom X putters now feature a giant ‘X’ crafted into the sole.
The ‘X’ provides a tangible reference point to the putter’s perfect balance point when the sole is grounded.
So all you have to do is grab it and go, knowing that the Phantom X putter in your hands is in optimal balance and alignment.
GET A (NEW) GRIP
Scotty Cameron’s Pistolero grip has been given a freshen-up for the 2022 Phantom X putters. It has a lower amount of taper for the low hand and features a new texture that is grippier.
PHANTOM X 2022 PUTTER SPECS
- Australian Release Date: April & June 2022
- Hand: Right/Left (X 5.5, X 12 only)
- Standard Lie Angle: 70˚
- Standard Loft: 3.5˚
- Length: 33”, 34”, 35”
- Standard Grip: Pistolero Plus
- Toe hang putters: X 5.5, X 7.5, X 9.5, X 11.5
- Near Face Balanced Putters: X 5, X 5S, X 7, X 9, X 11, X 12
- Shafts: Low-bend: X 11.5; Mid-bend: X 5, X 7, X 9, X 11, X 12; Straight line: X 5S; short slant “jet” hosel: X 5.5, X 7.5, X 9.5
- Customisable Head Weights: 10g, 15g, 20g