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Scotty Cameron's latest limited-edition model comes in a badass all-black look

September 21, 2021

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: This is a limited-edition run. The all-black Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black is a high-MOI mallet that is not much different from the Phantom X 5.5 and Phantom X 11 in shape, but uses a 6061 aluminum flange-sole component that is noticeably different from those two putters to boost stability and enhance alignment.

PRICE: In golf shops October 8 in limited quantities, the putter will sell for $750 each.

THE DEEP DIVE: When Scotty Cameron introduces a limited-edition putter line, it’s almost futile to cover it. After all, when Cameron makes only “a small seasonal run” of something, it’s likely to be sold out before someone has a chance to research it.

Duty, however, requires us to inform you of its existence, even if its acquisition might take some effort. The new Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black putter has not currently been used by anyone on tour, but make no mistake that it is tour-inspired, incorporating feedback from tour pros.

The Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black is a high-MOI mallet that is not much different from the Phantom X 5.5 and Phantom X 11 in shape. A matte tour-black finish and a 6061 aluminum flange-sole component, however, are notable differences, particularly in the area of alignment, including three red dots on the topline to mark the sweet spot while embracing the hallmark Cameron triple cherry dots.

Using milled 303 stainless steel for the body and marrying it to the flange-sole component provides optimal weight distribution that boosts the overall stability. A small slant neck offers a arc-enhancing design while a full shaft of offset gives produces the stability of a mallet with the feel of a blade. The putter also comes with two customizable stainless-steel heel-toe weights.

“Each new line I create gives me the opportunity to gather feedback, make design improvements and roll out new models that incorporate these new thoughts—whether it’s a new neck, new finish or new alignment options,” said Cameron. “This Phantom X 9.5 Triple Black is one of those concepts. I also customized the milled sight dots on the topline with our signature translucent red for an extra bit of style.”

The putter is accompanied by graphics and accessories one would expect from Cameron putters, including an all-black stepless steel shaft, matching specialty mid-round headcover and a black Pistolero Plus grip with gray lettering. The putter is available in lengths of 33, 34 and 35 inches.

In golf shops Oct. 8 in limited quantities, the putter will sell for $750.

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