Nick Faldo's Equipment

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  • jebbjebb Unregistered Posts: 1,647 ✭✭
    So in date order he went:



    Mizzy (under contract)

    Adams

    Ping i3/Tp 19

    Nike (Pro Combos)

    Mizuno MP60s

    Taylor Made (under contract)
    That Aint Billy Bob!!
  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members Posts: 10,952 ✭✭
    edited Aug 3, 2009 #123
    He did sign with Adams in the late 90s but only ever played a few Adams clubs. In fairness, they didn't actually make all that many at the time. At Birkdale in '98 he was sporting an Adams bag - but had what looked like the same set of Mizunos that he won the Masters with a couple of years earlier in it along with some Mizuno wedges.



    He did play that dodgy Adams driver though - the xxxN neutral-faced thing - and a Tight Lies Tour 3 wood before the promised line of Faldo signature irons fell through and he took his leave to go it alone.



    Seeing Faldo with anything other than a Mizuno blade with a slab of lead tape on it still looks wrong to my eye.



    Incidentally, those MS-1s are a strange-looking club. The only set I've ever seen in peron had a ludicrous 'Authorised for Touring Professional Use' stamping (or something similar) all over them and were the most alarmingly square set of irons I've ever seen. Very odd.
  • The GachetThe Gachet Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    mat562 wrote on Aug 3 2009, 04:31 PM:
    Incidentally, those MS-1s are a strange-looking club. The only set I've ever seen in peron had a ludicrous 'Authorised for Touring Professional Use' stamping (or something similar) all over them and were the most alarmingly square set of irons I've ever seen. Very odd.




    A little bit too busy for my liking !



    MS-1Pro.jpg
  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members Posts: 10,952 ✭✭
    That's the fellas. Faldo's set, as I remember, were mercifully missing all the gumph.
  • Gareth Gareth Members Posts: 870 ✭✭
    Can't get used to see Nick Faldo playing with Red Aldila Graphite shafts in his irons.....how the mighty (blade players/ball strikers) have fallen... image/black eye.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':black eye:' />
    Ping G400 LST 10 degree driver/Kuro Kage 60 stiff
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
    Taylormade M1 2017 21 degree Tour issue Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Taylormade M1 2017 24 degree Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Ping iBlade 5-PW irons/Nippon Modus3 Tour 105 stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 F Grind 50 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 S Grind 54 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 L Grind 58 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Odyssey #7 EXO 35” putter
    Taylormade TP5 ball
  • LanglandsLanglands ScotlandMembers Posts: 1,946 ✭✭
    mat562 wrote on Aug 3 2009, 04:31 PM:
    He did sign with Adams in the late 90s but only ever played a few Adams clubs. In fairness, they didn't actually make all that many at the time. At Birkdale in '98 he was sporting an Adams bag - but had what looked like the same set of Mizunos that he won the Masters with a couple of years earlier in it along with some Mizuno wedges.



    He did play that dodgy Adams driver though - the xxxN neutral-faced thing - and a Tight Lies Tour 3 wood before the promised line of Faldo signature irons fell through and he took his leave to go it alone.



    Seeing Faldo with anything other than a Mizuno blade with a slab of lead tape on it still looks wrong to my eye.



    Incidentally, those MS-1s are a strange-looking club. The only set I've ever seen in peron had a ludicrous 'Authorised for Touring Professional Use' stamping (or something similar) all over them and were the most alarmingly square set of irons I've ever seen. Very odd.




    He designed a set of wedges for Adams too, I had a 56 degree. Kind of odd looking wedge to be honest, but I liked it.
    Callaway XR 10.5°
    Adams Tight Lies 2 5W
    Callaway 3h
    Mizuno MP60 4,6,8 irons
    Vokey 48°
    Mizuno MPT Raw Haze 53° & 60°
    Cobra King Black 60°
    Ping Darby
  • faldofan1980faldofan1980 Members Posts: 21
    Absolutely right,



    i've gone to many european tour events and British opens, in fact some of my friends have played in the opens and i've had chances to watch many players hit shots behind the ropes and the majority of guys now would not break 80 using the equipment of 20 years ago. The story of Brandt Snedeker is a great example of a contempory player not being half the ball striker compared to his contempories in the previous generation.



    Its a shame because its become harder to distinguish the quality from the chaff with such forgiving equipment.



    check this link for the story on Snedeker, http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/pga/20...-oldclubs_N.htm
  • NFDNFD Members Posts: 783 ✭✭
    The Gachet wrote on Apr 24 2008, 04:27 AM:
    Here is that collection of Faldo Scotty Putters and Vokey Wedges as mentioned above.



    http://web.mac.com/martin.toal/Site/Nick_Faldo.html




    Not you, but is this from the guy who stole them from Faldo?
    Titliest 917 D2 10.5*
    Titliest 917 F2 16.5*
    Titliest 917 F2 21*
    Mizuno MP-64 5-PW
    Vokey SM6 Raw 52* F & Low Bounce 58* K
    Cameron Buttonback
  • Jay4Jay4 Members Posts: 800
    Thanks Guys, great stories. Comparing Seve and Nick, was Seve better at specialy shot. Also his ball stricking compare to Nick?
  • leadlead Members Posts: 168
    Once again great thread about Faldo, bringing back a lot of memories. My favourite one was the 1989 Suntory World Match Play Championship. Woosnam vs. Faldo was a fantastic battle, right to the 18th hole.



    I've been trying to get a hold a video of the tournament, since I've lost mine. Can't find an official video or anything?

    Perhaps some of you guys can help me out?



    /lead
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    NFD wrote on Aug 25 2009, 05:55 PM:
    The Gachet wrote on Apr 24 2008, 04:27 AM:
    Here is that collection of Faldo Scotty Putters and Vokey Wedges as mentioned above.



    http://web.mac.com/martin.toal/Site/Nick_Faldo.html




    Not you, but is this from the guy who stole them from Faldo?






    That is a link to my website. I bought these putters a couple of steps removed from the thief, but immediately returned all, at significant personal loss, to Faldo upon being informed they were stolen.
  • FaldofanFaldofan Members Posts: 12
    Hi all,

    Ah Sir Nick Faldo, what a British Golfing ICON.



    He plays TM because he is a key member of the Marketing Team.

    Quote

    As a TMaG team member Faldo will contribute in a variety of ways. In addition to playing TaylorMade® clubs and balls and wearing adidas Golf apparel and footwear, he will be involved in the design and testing of TMaG products. He will also act as a sounding board on marketing and advertising campaigns, help evaluate the talent of up-and-coming players, contribute content to TMaG's consumer websites, and collaborate in the upcoming redesign of the golf range at TMaG headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.

    Unquote



    I would love if he played Mizuno again, but Mizuno is a small Company in terms of Taylor Made / Nike etc



    We still have great players this side of the pond, but not with the same DESIRE !!



    Gone are the days, most people seem to be money orientated.



    Ron
  • chip75chip75 Members Posts: 564 ✭✭
    Regarding Nick's Ping's I'm sure he used them to shot a 62 at Sunningdale in '86 he then complained they went to straight! Also he used a Maxfli Ht balata in the '89 or '88 Open (it was on ESPN classic recently). He also used a B60 style Scotty (with a double bend shaft) during a Thailand event in the mid late '90's. The one Tiger beat Ernie Els on the last day. He recently said a lot of his designs were in the TM Tour Preferred irons which means he got his feet under the table very quickly at TM considering the staff talent they have.
  • ErichZFErichZF Shanks a lot! Members Posts: 629 ✭✭
    I've always liked Faldo. Although he isn't very friendly when you see him at golf tournaments. But then again it wasn't his first day being famous. I have been fortunate when I was younger to have begged my way to getting a Rextar and a Precept tour ball from his caddy ****. When Faldo came to TPC Sawgrass he would always play the back 9 alone on Wednesday. I followed him with about two other spectators since nobody liked him. Pretty cool with no crowds. I was walking next to him and I asked if i could look at his pw. He just handed it to me and once I was finished I handed it back to him. Huge grips! Im a huge golfer so to hold a club belonging to a 6 time major winner well thats just amazing. TP-19's
    Calloway Rogue 10.5* Evenflow 60 S
    4 Wood TM M3 17* Tensei Blue S
    5 Wood TM R15 19* Speeder 67 S
    7 Wood Callaway BB 2004 Pro Launch B S
    4-PW Mizuno MP-63 KBS Tour S SS
    Vokey SM6 54F, SM6 60M KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 PVD Black Tour Issue
    Odyssey O-Works 7s Black
  • The GachetThe Gachet Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    Does anybody know what model 5-wood this is that Faldo was using in the 1995 British Open !? He was contracted with Mizuno and was using T-Zoid's the following year.



    Faldo1995.jpg



    *Note how stiff that shaft must be with the first step being so close to the hosel !?
  • mholmes7mholmes7 Members Posts: 8
    edited Dec 1, 2009 #137
    Here is a picture of his bag>>>> Maybe from 2007
  • LegacyUserLegacyUser Guests Posts: 0
    mholmes7 wrote on Dec 1 2009, 03:46 PM:
    Here is a picture of his bag>>>> Maybe from 2007






    I think I took that picture at a corporate event the day after TW won the WGC event at The Grove in October 2006.
  • andy-ukandy-uk Members Posts: 227
    not quite true,he left adams after arriving at a tour event and being forced to game tightlies irons with thoses stupid half steel half graphite shafts that he had'nt even practiced with.he reportedly rang barnie adams and the contract was nulled.....it's in his book.
    TITLEIST 913D2 9* rip 60s
    TITLEIST 906F2 15* Stock Titleist s
    TAYLORMADE RESCUE 09 19* rip std
    MIZUNO MP H4 4
    MIZUNO MP54 5-PW s300
    MIZUNO MP-T4 52* 56*
    SCOTTY CAMERON NEWPORT
    CALLAWAY SR2
  • Gareth Gareth Members Posts: 870 ✭✭
    andy-uk wrote on Dec 10 2009, 02:38 PM:
    not quite true,he left adams after arriving at a tour event and being forced to game tightlies irons with thoses stupid half steel half graphite shafts that he had'nt even practiced with.he reportedly rang barnie adams and the contract was nulled.....it's in his book.








    Ah yes, that book.....so it must be true....



    I am a Faldo (golf) fan but his autobiography ("Life Swings") is just about the most winey, tiresome and poorly written Autobiographies ever.........
    Ping G400 LST 10 degree driver/Kuro Kage 60 stiff
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
    Taylormade M1 2017 21 degree Tour issue Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Taylormade M1 2017 24 degree Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Ping iBlade 5-PW irons/Nippon Modus3 Tour 105 stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 F Grind 50 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 S Grind 54 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 L Grind 58 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Odyssey #7 EXO 35” putter
    Taylormade TP5 ball
  • leadlead Members Posts: 168
    Gareth Williams wrote on Dec 10 2009, 03:15 PM:
    andy-uk wrote on Dec 10 2009, 02:38 PM:
    not quite true,he left adams after arriving at a tour event and being forced to game tightlies irons with thoses stupid half steel half graphite shafts that he had'nt even practiced with.he reportedly rang barnie adams and the contract was nulled.....it's in his book.








    Ah yes, that book.....so it must be true....



    I am a Faldo (golf) fan but his autobiography ("Life Swings") is just about the most winey, tiresome and poorly written Autobiographies ever.........






    I enjoyed it!



    /lead
  • Gareth Gareth Members Posts: 870 ✭✭
    lead wrote on Dec 11 2009, 10:42 AM:
    Gareth Williams wrote on Dec 10 2009, 03:15 PM:
    andy-uk wrote on Dec 10 2009, 02:38 PM:
    not quite true,he left adams after arriving at a tour event and being forced to game tightlies irons with thoses stupid half steel half graphite shafts that he had'nt even practiced with.he reportedly rang barnie adams and the contract was nulled.....it's in his book.








    Ah yes, that book.....so it must be true....



    I am a Faldo (golf) fan but his autobiography ("Life Swings") is just about the most winey, tiresome and poorly written Autobiographies ever.........






    I enjoyed it!



    /lead










    Even the chapter about you being sacked by Faldo David?
    Ping G400 LST 10 degree driver/Kuro Kage 60 stiff
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Project X Even Flow Blue 75 6.0
    Taylormade M1 2017 21 degree Tour issue Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Taylormade M1 2017 24 degree Hybrid/Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Ping iBlade 5-PW irons/Nippon Modus3 Tour 105 stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 F Grind 50 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 S Grind 54 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Titleist Vokey Tour issue SM7 L Grind 58 degree/Shimada Tour stiff
    Odyssey #7 EXO 35” putter
    Taylormade TP5 ball
  • The GachetThe Gachet Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    Faldo tinkering in his workshop back in 1994.



    FaldoWorkshop.jpg
  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members Posts: 10,952 ✭✭
    Interesting. Particularly what looks to be a large box of TPA putter grips under the bench. Obviously a favourite grip.



    Not sure about the garms though Nick. I wouldn't polish my car with the torn up remnants of that shirt.
  • jaskanskijaskanski Members Posts: 9,250 ✭✭
    Nice shirt, Nick - didn't know you were a Proclaimers fan.

    Check out the box of TPA putter grips under the work bench - worth a mention as Nick's putters change quite a lot.
  • jaskanskijaskanski Members Posts: 9,250 ✭✭
    Snap! must have been looking at the same thing.
  • The GachetThe Gachet Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    Here is a great Mizuno article. Especially the bit "Even though we thought every single club was identical, he (Faldo) could find something in them. The differences must have been minute. On another occasion we made clubs for him on the Tour truck. Nick started swinging, just holding the shafts, and said the 6-iron was a bit short. When we checked, it was three millimetres short." Brilliant !



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  • jaskanskijaskanski Members Posts: 9,250 ✭✭
    Yeah, Faldo was notoriously fussy with his grips too. So many different layers in different orders of tape...seriously OCD on the grip front.
  • elrey23elrey23 Members Posts: 1,798
    The Gachet wrote on Nov 28 2009, 04:40 PM:
    Does anybody know what model 5-wood this is that Faldo was using in the 1995 British Open !? He was contracted with Mizuno and was using T-Zoid's the following year.



    Faldo1995.jpg



    *Note how stiff that shaft must be with the first step being so close to the hosel !?




    Taylor Made?
  • The GachetThe Gachet Members Posts: 3,451 ✭✭
    jaskanski wrote on Dec 13 2009, 10:48 PM:
    Yeah, Faldo was notoriously fussy with his grips too. So many different layers in different orders of tape...seriously OCD on the grip front.


    Speaking of his grips, as proudly owned by a fellow WRX member.



    FaldoGrip.jpg
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