Golf News – September 22, 2021

Titleist Introduces New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black Putter

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Incorporating feedback from touring professionals, then infusing his unique flair for high-end putter making, Scotty Cameron unveils a new model of unparalleled design and performance, the Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black. Crafted in a small seasonal run, this limited release putter expresses many of Scotty’s ideas related to form and function, while also offering dedicated golfers the opportunity to put a Tour-inspired model in play.

The Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black is a new high-MOI mallet head shape that shares many dimensional qualities with the popular Phantom X 5.5 and Phantom X 11 models, but with a matte Tour Black finish and an integrated 6061 aluminum flange-sole component that defines its profile and provides unique alignment cues. A custom engraving inspired by vintage muscle car pinstripes helps to frame the golf ball at address, as three red dots on the topline mark the sweet spot and harken back to the classic look of so many iconic Scotty Cameron putter designs.

In select Titleist golf shops worldwide beginning Friday, October 8, the new Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black mallet will be offered in 33”, 34” and 35” lengths. Each putter features a solid milled 303 stainless steel body integrated with 6061 aluminum and includes customizable stainless steel sole weights.

PHANTOM X 9.5 TRIPLE BLACK TECHNOLOGY: An integration of stainless steel and aluminum, the new Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black is engineered for performance with a solid, precision-milled 303 stainless steel body expertly fused with a 6061 aluminum flange-sole component to provide optimal weight distribution and overall shape. By positioning the lighter aluminum in the middle of the mallet, MOI and overall stability is increased by the perimeter weighting crafted from heavier stainless steel.

  • SOLID STAINLESS STEEL FACE/BODY CONSTRUCTION: Precision milled in the United States from a block of 303 stainless steel, the new Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black putter was designed with a solid mid-milled stainless steel face that is carried through to the body/wings and integrated with a 6061 aluminum sole-flange component.
  • TOUR-INSPIRED SHAPE: The new Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black evolved from player input related to some of the Phantom X line’s most popular models – including the Phantom X 5.5 and Phantom X 11. With the flange-sole component designed into this new model, the player is presented with the confidence-inspiring look of a mallet with the highly desired small slant neck configuration.
  • SMALL SLANT NECK: The Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black employs the small slant, or “jet”, neck made famous on Tour for its crisp appearance, clean setup and arc-enhancing design. With a full shaft of offset, this unique design gives this compact shape the stability of a mallet with the feel of a blade.

WEIGHTING & SHAFT: The new Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black putter features advanced stability weighting with two customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights and a stepless steel shaft with our Tour Black finish.

FINISH & GRAPHICS: The 6061 aluminum flange-sole component has been misted and anodized black, while the 303 stainless steel—excluding the sole weights—is also misted for glare reduction and has our matte Tour Black finish. Scotty’s familiar three-dot theme is subtly carried through to the milled sight dots on the topline accented in translucent red. All other engravings are finished in jet black.

ACCESSORIES: Each Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black putter comes with a matching specialty mid-round headcover and includes a black Pistolero Plus grip with gray lettering. Additionally, a custom Cameron Concept Triple Black shaft band is included.

AVAILABILITY: The new Scotty Cameron Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black putter will be available worldwide on October 8, 2021, through select Titleist authorized golf shops. MAP: $750

Visit Scotty Cameron Golf HERE

Rumbling Bald Releases Shoulder, Offseason Rates for Popular Golf Packages

LAKE LURE, NC – Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf retreat on North Carolina’s stunning Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville, has released shoulder and offseason pricing for its most popular golf package, the Hole-in-One, spanning Nov. 15, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

Starting at $283 per player, the Hole-in-One features a two-night stay, two rounds of golf on the Apple Valley and Bald Mountain courses and unlimited range balls at both course’s recently upgraded practice areas. Three nights and three rounds are available starting at $386, and four nights and four rounds for $493. Additional rounds are available by request (subject to availability) for $40.

Lodging options include the Apple Valley Studios (across from Apple Valley) and two- and four-bedroom Fairway Villas situated along Bald Mountain just steps from the first tee. Via its spacious vacation rentals, Rumbling Bald is able to accommodate golf groups of all sizes. Luxury vacation homes are also available for extended stays and golf rounds can be added a la carte.

“The Lake Lure area is a year-round destination with high temps in the high 40s to mid-60s from November through March with plenty of sunshine,” says Rumbling Bald General Manager Jeff Geisler. “Golfers can play sweater weather golf by day and relax in a warm, cozy studio, villa or home with friends or family in the evening. As we say around here, there’s nothing ‘off’ about the ‘offseason.’”

For groups of 12 or more, Rumbling Bald offers free golf for group leaders when booking their first trip to the property. The “12+ Comp” is ideal for PGA Professional-member trips, small tournaments, or large golf buddy trips. The shoulder- and off-seasons are ideal for group play, with ample value and typically a faster pace of play than the peak spring and fall periods.

To book packages directly, or to speak with a golf vacation planner, call (828) 694.3072. Golfers are advised to call, email or check the website for course maintenance and closure schedules. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (four players in a two-bedroom villa or two in a one-bedroom studio).

Visit Rambling Bald HERE

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