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Phantom X (2022)

Hot List Gold 2022

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The Phantom X line’s unencumbered but intelligent use of multiple materials augments the tour-approved feel and sound of the face. Golfers of just about any handicap want forgiveness, and this putter delivers it.

WHY WE LIKE IT: Like Darlene Love singing “Baby Please Come Home” during the holidays, this hits all the right notes and feels thanks to a precision-milled stainless steel paired with aircraft-grade aluminum. The latest Phantom X line features 10 models, including a new No. 7 that seems almost like a next-generation Newport with stabilizer wings. The slant-neck versions of the X5, X7, X9 and X11 mallets carry a “.5” designation and work better for strokes that have more of a blade-like natural arc.

Price: $430
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Ratings
Performance

45%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

Demand

5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper

"The word's overused. But the feel is so connected, so sturdy, so unified, that there can only be one word. Just a solid, solid club. Nothing else to say."

Mid-Handicapper

"The consistency on mishits and how the ball rolled out is great. The feel is firm enough to offer feedback but not so harsh that it's not pleasing."

High-Handicapper

“Futuristic without being outlandish. Great weight balance and distribution with a firm impact.”

Club Specs

10 models; Head Weight: 350-370 grams; Length: 33-35 inches

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