Nick Faldo's Equipment

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  • The GachetThe Gachet Members  3451WRX Points: 1Posts: 3,451 Bunkers
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    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 !



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  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members  10969WRX Points: 199Posts: 10,969 Titanium Tees
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    That's the fellas. Faldo's set, as I remember, were mercifully missing all the gumph.
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  • Gareth Gareth Members  870WRX Points: 55Posts: 870 Golden Tee
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    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:' />
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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5 degree driver/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60 stiff OR Tensei CK Pro White 60 Stiff
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15 degree 3 wood/Tensei CK Pro White 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Pro Hybrid 23 degree Hybrid/KBS Tour Prototype 80 Stiff
    Ping i210 5-PW irons/True Temper Dynamic Golf S300 120 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 50 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 54 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 58 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Evnroll ER5B Hatchback Black 34” putter with Gravity 1.0 grip
    Taylormade TP5/Titleist Pro V1 ball





  • LanglandsLanglands ScotlandMembers  2007WRX Points: 208Posts: 2,007 Platinum Tees
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    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.
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  • faldofan1980faldofan1980 Members  21WRX Points: 0Posts: 21
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    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
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  • NFDNFD Members  789WRX Points: 66Handicap: 8.3Posts: 789 Golden Tee
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    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?
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    Titliest 917 D2 12*
    Titliest 917 F2 16.5*
    Titliest 818 H1 19*
    Titliest 818 H1 25*
    Titleist T100 6-PW
    Vokey SM6 Raw 52* F & Low Bounce 58* K
    Scotty Cameron Buttonback Newport
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    Thanks Guys, great stories. Comparing Seve and Nick, was Seve better at specialy shot. Also his ball stricking compare to Nick?
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    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?



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  • FaldofanFaldofan Members  12WRX Points: 0Posts: 12
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    Hi all,

    Ah Sir Nick Faldo, what a British Golfing ICON.



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

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    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.

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    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
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  • chip75chip75 Members  624WRX Points: 146Posts: 624 Golden Tee
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    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.
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  • ErichZFErichZF Shanks a lot! Members  629WRX Points: 97Handicap: +1.4Posts: 629 Golden Tee
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    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
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    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
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  • The GachetThe Gachet Members  3451WRX Points: 1Posts: 3,451 Bunkers
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    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 !?
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  • mholmes7mholmes7 Members  8WRX Points: 0Posts: 8
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    Here is a picture of his bag>>>> Maybe from 2007
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    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.
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    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  870WRX Points: 55Posts: 870 Golden Tee
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    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.........
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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5 degree driver/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60 stiff OR Tensei CK Pro White 60 Stiff
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15 degree 3 wood/Tensei CK Pro White 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Pro Hybrid 23 degree Hybrid/KBS Tour Prototype 80 Stiff
    Ping i210 5-PW irons/True Temper Dynamic Golf S300 120 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 50 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 54 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 58 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Evnroll ER5B Hatchback Black 34” putter with Gravity 1.0 grip
    Taylormade TP5/Titleist Pro V1 ball





  • leadlead Members  168WRX Points: 0Posts: 168
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    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!



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    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?
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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5 degree driver/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60 stiff OR Tensei CK Pro White 60 Stiff
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15 degree 3 wood/Tensei CK Pro White 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 18 degree 5 wood/Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70 Stiff
    Callaway Mavrik Pro Hybrid 23 degree Hybrid/KBS Tour Prototype 80 Stiff
    Ping i210 5-PW irons/True Temper Dynamic Golf S300 120 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 50 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 54 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Ping Glide 2 Stealth 58 degree S Grind/Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 Stiff
    Evnroll ER5B Hatchback Black 34” putter with Gravity 1.0 grip
    Taylormade TP5/Titleist Pro V1 ball





  • The GachetThe Gachet Members  3451WRX Points: 1Posts: 3,451 Bunkers
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    Faldo tinkering in his workshop back in 1994.



    FaldoWorkshop.jpg
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  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members  10969WRX Points: 199Posts: 10,969 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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  • jaskanskijaskanski Members  9250WRX Points: 10Posts: 9,250 Titanium Tees
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    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.
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    Snap! must have been looking at the same thing.
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  • The GachetThe Gachet Members  3451WRX Points: 1Posts: 3,451 Bunkers
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    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  9250WRX Points: 10Posts: 9,250 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah, Faldo was notoriously fussy with his grips too. So many different layers in different orders of tape...seriously OCD on the grip front.
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    FaldoDriver.jpg
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  • elrey23elrey23 Members  1798WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,798
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    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?
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    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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  • mat562mat562 My ex had an irrational phobia of salad cream. Honestly. Members  10969WRX Points: 199Posts: 10,969 Titanium Tees
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    I recognise that plasterwork.



    Those drivers were interesting things (as pictured above). Faldo used a very similar one to win at St Andrews in 1990. I had a knock with one many moons ago that a local pro had gotten his hands on. Very solid-feeling and extremely low spin - which was quite unusual back in those days. Compared to a Taylor Made wood or one of the Mizuno Hot Metal woods it was deeper faced and gave a much lower, flatter flight. Lovely chunky shape to them too. Reminiscent of a nice deep faced persimmon.
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    elrey23 wrote on Dec 13 2009, 10:50 PM:
    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?




    Possible, this was in the same tournament and presume is his 3-wood...........a Taylor Made Burner.



    NickFaldoBritishOpen1995.jpg
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  • jaskanskijaskanski Members  9250WRX Points: 10Posts: 9,250 Titanium Tees
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    elrey23 wrote on Dec 13 2009, 10:50 PM:
    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?






    Dunno. Could be one of the old (Mizuno)Tour Proven metalwoods circa '92-'93. Nice little club with a single rail on the sole.
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    Taylor Made?

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    Dunno. Could be one of the old (Mizuno)Tour Proven metalwoods circa '92-'93. Nice little club with a single rail on the sole.

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    Even more possible as I know that all the Taylor Made silver headed woods around that time had like inverted dimples round the back of the head. This club appears to be smooth.
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