Titleist Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5 Putter
Who’s It For?
The newest product series released from Scotty Cameron is the Phantom X, which represents an advancement from the popular Futura line. These Phantom X modern mallets are packed with the most technology of any series Cameron has ever designed. Overall, the lineup includes five different clubhead styles and a variety of alignment and shaft bend options for a total of nine new models. Specifically, the Phantom X 8.5 features a sleek design with a low single-bend neck with near minimum toe flow, making it a great fit for golfers with moderate arc in their putting strokes.
The Tech Story
Every putter in the Phantom X family constructed of multiple materials, including a stainless steel clubhead and a milled solid aluminum clubface that extends through the flange of each head. The Phantom X putter head designs are also slightly more compact than their Futura predecessors with sleek contours that stay low to the ground, which are both visually pleasing and great for weight distribution. These clubhead designs, combined with anodized black milled 6061 aircraft aluminum faces, produce incredibly soft feel, solid feedback, and enhanced vibration dampening for added forgiveness. Each model also contains two weights on the sole, one heel-side and one toe-side, to promote stability. Meanwhile, the stock grip has been adjusted to better match an ideal shape for a mallet putter. The Pistolero Plus grip contains a thicker, less tapered low hand and the tour-preferred feel and performance of a standard Pistolero-style grip. Each putter also boasts a series of bright yellow alignment aids along the crown that help center the golf ball at address and increase stroke consistency through visibility. The Phantom X 8.5, specifically, has three milled topline sight dots and two sharp lines running parallel to each other and perpendicular to the topline for easy alignment.
Facts and Figures
- Head Design: Mallet
- Loft: 3.5 degrees
- Lie Angle: 70 degrees
- Toe Flow: Near Minimum
- Offset: Full Shaft
- Neck: Low Single Bend
- Available Lengths: 33, 34, 35 inches
- Available in left- and right-handed
- Stock Grip: Pistolero Plus
- Headcover Included
“The entire setup is next level. High-tech and angular, yet curvy and sleek, too. The Phantom X 8.5 is for the player who likes the simple and elegant -- but bold -- alignment guides. With a low-bend shaft to promote a bit more toe flow for a naturally arcing putting stroke, I think players will like this fresh take on what a mallet can be.” -- Scotty Cameron, Putter Designer
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