Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Phantom X Putters
FAIRHAVEN, MA – 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 setups. The updated Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 5.5 replace current in-line models, while the new Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 – compact wingback mallets – add new options engineered for performance.
Available on March 26 in golf shops worldwide, the new Phantom X 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.
The Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 5.5 models have been completely revamped and replace the current putters as a rolling change. The new Phantom X 11 and Phantom X 11.5 were developed based on player requests for a slightly smaller setup in the spirit of the Phantom X 12 and 12.5 models.
2021 Phantom X Line Extension Technology: An integration of steel and aluminum, each new Phantom X putter created for the line was engineered specifically with a solid, precision-milled 303 stainless steel face and body, expertly fused with a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole and flange component:
- Solid Stainless Steel Face/Body Construction: Precision milled in the United States from a block of solid 303 stainless steel, each new Phantom X putter (5, 5.5, 11, 11.5) was designed with a solid stainless steel face that is carried through to the body/wings and integrated with an aluminum sole/flange component for performance and playability with consistent sound and soft feel.
- Tour-Inspired Shapes: Each new Phantom X setup 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.
- New Neck/Shaft Configurations: The Phantom X 5 and Phantom X 11 were designed with a stepless steel shaft engineered to minimize 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.
2021 Phantom X Line Extension New Models: The new additions to the Phantom X line offer golfers the choice of two compact mallet model shapes, each with two specific neck/shaft configurations:
Phantom X 5: Going well beyond an update, Scotty completely re-designed 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 aluminum 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.
Phantom X 5.5: Inspired by Justin Thomas’ tour setup, 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 aluminum sole/flange component and customizable stainless steel sole weights. Available in both right and left-handed.
Phantom X 11: The new Phantom X 11 shares design similarities with the wingback Phantom X 12 and new Phantom 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 aluminum sole component for optimal weight distribution, balance and feel. With its sleek profile and swept-back trimmed wings, the new Phantom 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 gray. Phantom X 11 has a mid-bend shaft to minimize face rotation during the stroke and customizable stainless steel sole weights.
Phantom X 11.5: Identical to the Phantom X 11 – except for its shaft configuration – the new Phantom X 11.5 adds another compact mallet option to the high-tech Phantom X 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 aluminum sole/flange component. With its sleek profile and swept-back trimmed wings, the new Phantom 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 gray. With customizable stainless steel sole weights, Phantom X 11.5 provides optimal weight distribution, balance and feel.
Phantom X Weighting & Shafts
Each new Phantom X putter features advanced stability weighting with two customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights and stepless steel shafts.
Finish & Graphics
Each new Phantom X model’s stainless steel putter head components have been misted for a radiant – yet glare resistant – appearance. The 6061 aircraft grade aluminum components have been misted and anodized black. Scotty’s familiar three-dot theme carries through to the back cavities of the Phantom 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 Phantom X 11 and 11.5 models are accented in light gray.
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ECCO® GOLF Launches BIOM H4
LONDONDERRY, NH – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – has announced the launch of ECCO GOLF BIOM® H4, the latest offering from the award-winning ECCO BIOM line featuring innovative stability and traction technology for advanced performance and motion control through the swing.
Offered in four colorways for both men and women, BIOM H4 boasts a visible T. PU stabilizer that wraps around the foot from the outsole to the midsole for enhanced stability, while adding to the contemporary design with vibrant color pops in certain styles.
Available this March and retailing for $200 MSRP, the BIOM H4 premium performance leather uppers are protected with 100% GORE-TEX waterproof technology and sit atop the new ECCO MTN GRIP outsole with three zones of traction for the ideal blend of stability, durability and rotational support.
An updated BIOM® 2.0 last offers a modern look and feel combined with BIOM® NATURAL MOTION® Technology that enables the foot to move naturally, close to the ground, and forms like a second skin around the foot. Additional features include:
- ECCO FLUIDFORM™ Direct Comfort Technology; a ‘state change’ process that uses specialized fluid materials to form around an anatomical last, ensuring a finely tuned balance of cushioning and rebound, while also creating a flexible and durable bond without the compromises common with stitched or glued assemblies
- Reduced seam construction for lightweight flexibility
- X-TENSA INVISIBLE Technology links the sole unit’s T.PU blocks to the lacing system via internal enforcement for 360° stability
- A removable, washable Ortholite® foam inlay sole provides long-term cushioning and superior breathability, plus the option of extra width when removed
All ECCO GOLF shoes are crafted at company-owned factories that utilize FLUIDFORM™ technology to bond the upper and outsole unit, creating a one-piece shoe without the use of glue or stitching. Benefits include flexibility, durability and a lightweight construction.
ECCO GOLF shoes are worn in competition around the world by Henrik Stenson, Thomas Bjørn, Fred Couples, Erik van Rooyen, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee and Caroline Masson, among others.
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Club Champion Now Offers Over 50,000 Hittable Combinations
WILLOWBROK, IL – Offerings from PRGR Golf, an expansion of Edel selections and more additions have pushed custom fitter Club Champion over the 50,000 mark for in-store hittable combinations. The company reached the 45,000 mark in March of 2020 and has been steadily expanding their offerings since.
“We’re excited to up the ante this year,” said Nick Sherburne, founder of Club Champion. “By continuing to bring in new options, we’re able to provide such a deep well of fitting solutions so we can continue to provide Tour-level service for any and every golfer.”
Already the #1 premium custom club fitter in the country, Club Champion has now solidified themselves as the leader in the fitting industry in terms of club offerings. Brand agnosticism is a key component in the company’s success — the only goal is to find the best numbers for the golfer in the bay. Big brands like TaylorMade and Callaway are represented alongside niche brands like PXG and Ben Hogan. Further, they offer a range of clubhead, shaft and grip brands that many golfers haven’t previously encountered.
PRGR, a Japanese golf club manufacturer servicing the American market, has a single goal of creating top-of-the-line clubs for the average golfer. The brand’s distinct iron line-up was designed for reassurance and forgiveness in each swing. Club Champion now offers iron selections from PRGR in every store.
Additionally, Edel’s EAS putter fitting system was introduced to Club Champion late in 2020 as a new method to reach consumers. With interchangeable head shapes, alignment plates, head weight options and grip variations that can be matched to any stroke, the system fits in nicely with the Club Champion methodology.
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The new scotty’s look really good! I wonder what the feel difference is compared to Futura 5 #getfit2021