Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Daniel
For the past 10 years, I’ve been a big fan of Scotty Cameron putters. I first met Scotty back in 2002, and the first putter I ever bought from him was the Golfsmith Pro Tour.
Since then, I’ve bought many Scotty Cameron putters and I’ve played them all. I’ve owned and used many different Scotty Cameron putters over the years. I’ve even purchased a couple of Scotty Cameron forged putters and I’ve also owned a couple of Scotty Cameron forged hybrids.
However, today we’ll be reviewing the Scotty Cameron Phantom X.
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Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters Review:
With the recent launch of the Phantom X 11.5 mallet, this popular mallet range has been expanded.
It is undoubtedly more traditional in appearance—gone is the yellow color scheme, and in comes a white sightline on a black flange, making alignment easier.
In addition, the squat mallet shape is very appealing because it is large enough to ensure great stability without looking or feeling cumbersome.
It is an excellent putter in terms of performance. As a result of the balanced design of the overall course and the resulting timing, it was consistent from a long-range and short putts fell in with regularity.
Also, we loved the stock pistol grip, which is thicker at the top to sit in your hand more comfortably and encourage better control of pace and face.
When it comes to a premium-looking mallet that delivers performance, Scotty Cameron’s 11.5 must be right at the top of your list.
2020 Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters Review:
Scotty Cameron’s Phantom X mallet range is made from the finest materials and is beautifully crafted. Depending on your visual preferences and stroke type, there are nine head-shape and shaft-bend options to pick from.
We were naturally drawn to the.5 models since they have a lower shaft bend that provides a little more toe hang. We find this makes the transition from blade putters a little easier.
In addition, these putters are a little smaller than you may expect, especially when compared with the oversized Futura range, with seemingly no reduction in forgiveness.
At impact, you’ll hear a loud, high-pitched ping. It is the result of very shallow face milling and might not be to everyone’s taste. It is also thanks to the milling pattern that the product feels quite firm yet responsive.
This is the smallest in the range and is ideal for people who don’t want to be bombarded with sightlines. As the #8.5 (right) has an all-black top with long, neon yellow sightlines, it not only frames the ball but also lets you see your stroke path.
It was the #12 model, however, that stood out in terms of looks and overall performance. Overall, it felt the most stable and smoothest.
Despite being quite slim, the new Pistolero Plus grips do have less taper at the bottom, making it easier for both hands to hold the pistol. A total of five grip styles are available.
Reasons to buy
- Over the outgoing Futura range, there is a smaller footprint without any apparent loss of forgiveness.
- Those who prefer a firm, stable ride will be pleased with the premium look and feel.
Reasons to avoid
- You won’t like the bright yellow sightlines and the loud ‘ping’ sound when you hit.
- The price is also prohibitive.
It is designed for current mallet users, for golfers with straighter strokes, or for golfers who value a forgiving, stable clubhead that is easy to align. Unquestionably, they will also add a touch of class to any bag.