Nick Faldo's Equipment

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  • MaddMaxxMaddMaxx Members  689WRX Points: 41Handicap: 9-18Posts: 689 Golden Tee
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    I was talking to him earlier in the year before he was taken on-board with TM. He thought the MP-60's he had were the best irons he's ever played, he was looking at some of the old blades he used in the late 80's early 90's and couldn't believe how small the heads were.

    One of the only times he was never sponsored or paid by a manufacturer he chose the following clubs...

    Driver: Taylormade R5 TP

    Irons: Mizuno MP60

    Wedges: Ping MB and Mizuno MP

    3 wood and Putter chopped and changed, but he said the best putter he had was the TPA XVIII



    Faldo is the reason I love golf, my sporting idol, I'm lucky I get to work with him a few times a year. Many like him, many hate him, but one thing you can't deny is he was the best player in the world for 5 years. 6 majors, the best Ryder Cup record of any player on either side and had the abilty to hit the right shot when it counted. I bet 80% of the tour pro's now days couldn't hit the shots he hit with those clubs (persimmon drivers, tiny butter knife long irons)




    Hate him? He is one of the best commentators out there and I love his English sense of humor.

    Both my parents were English and I have the same dry sense of humor not every North American can understand.

    I get a lot of "whats wrong with you" looks.



    What grind did he do to the irons?

    Just a tweak or did he grind a lot?
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6159WRX Points: 1,386Handicap: mePosts: 6,159 Titanium Tees
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    It just says 'Forged' as per the standard Nike wedges.



    I'm in two minds as to whether to clean it up or not. The back of the blade appears to be chrome under the rust but it's rusted so evenly across the club I quite like the look. Anyone know if Nick's Nike wedges were all chrome and shiny when he played them?




    Even layer of rust = patina. I'd keep it. I don't like it when my wedges get a thick patch of rust in one or two spots, but light patina-type rust I am fine with.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • eerogolfeerogolf Members  548WRX Points: 55Posts: 548 Golden Tee
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    Faldo has 27 gold ping putters in the vault. I have the two Open Championships, anybody know what putters he used in the other wins and the tournaments he won with Ping Putters?
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    Hey, Nate Feldman here. Is that my club? 😀
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    Ping G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
  • LanglandsLanglands ScotlandMembers  2006WRX Points: 208Posts: 2,006 Platinum Tees
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    eerogolf wrote:


    Faldo has 27 gold ping putters in the vault. I have the two Open Championships, anybody know what putters he used in the other wins and the tournaments he won with Ping Putters?




    He won the 87 Open with a Pal 4 beryllium putter I think, and a B60 for the 92 Open.



    90 Open was the Taylor Made TPA, as was the Masters that year. 89 Masters was the Bullseye then the TPA for the final round. He used an Odyssey Rossie II for the 96 Masters.
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  • CD17CD17 Members  477WRX Points: 86Handicap: 5.7Posts: 477 Greens
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    Langlands wrote:

    eerogolf wrote:


    Faldo has 27 gold ping putters in the vault. I have the two Open Championships, anybody know what putters he used in the other wins and the tournaments he won with Ping Putters?




    He won the 87 Open with a Pal 4 beryllium putter I think, and a B60 for the 92 Open.



    90 Open was the Taylor Made TPA, as was the Masters that year. 89 Masters was the Bullseye then the TPA for the final round. He used an Odyssey Rossie II for the 96 Masters.




    Think he also used a Ping Anser in 88 & a Ping Pal in 83 both bronze models, but I'm not sure if he won with these, but I'd guess he did with that many gold Pings.



    I think when he was using the TaylorMade TPA he putted the best, he also used this for the 90 Masters win..
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    Ping G400 Max 10.5°
    TaylorMade M2 16.5°
    TaylorMade M2 19°
    Ben Hogan PTx 22º 46º
    Ben Hogan Equlizer 50º
    Ping Eye 2 + SW
    Titleist Vokey SM6 58º
    Scotty Cameron Futura X6M
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  • CD17CD17 Members  477WRX Points: 86Handicap: 5.7Posts: 477 Greens
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    So, I'm fairly confident in saying I'm now in possession of one of Sir Faldo's former weapons. Thought a few might be interested..... It's a Nike wedge that appears to be from the period Faldo was with them though it looks nothing like the retail Nike wedges of the time (I own a few of them) but it looks suspiciously similar to the Faldo Mizuno wedges in terms of head shape, offset and grind. The N.F. stamped on the blade was a slight clue too. As you'd expect from a Faldo club it's also 1 inch long, slightly upright and fitted with a midsize Lamkin crossline half cord grip. All this for the slight sum of £17.50 inc postage, bargain!


    So, I'm fairly confident in saying I'm now in possession of one of Sir Faldo's former weapons. Thought a few might be interested..... It's a Nike wedge that appears to be from the period Faldo was with them though it looks nothing like the retail Nike wedges of the time (I own a few of them) but it looks suspiciously similar to the Faldo Mizuno wedges in terms of head shape, offset and grind. The N.F. stamped on the blade was a slight clue too. As you'd expect from a Faldo club it's also 1 inch long, slightly upright and fitted with a midsize Lamkin crossline half cord grip. All this for the slight sum of £17.50 inc postage, bargain!


    So, I'm fairly confident in saying I'm now in possession of one of Sir Faldo's former weapons. Thought a few might be interested..... It's a Nike wedge that appears to be from the period Faldo was with them though it looks nothing like the retail Nike wedges of the time (I own a few of them) but it looks suspiciously similar to the Faldo Mizuno wedges in terms of head shape, offset and grind. The N.F. stamped on the blade was a slight clue too. As you'd expect from a Faldo club it's also 1 inch long, slightly upright and fitted with a midsize Lamkin crossline half cord grip. All this for the slight sum of £17.50 inc postage, bargain!




    Nice, I saw a 53° one of these for sale a little while ago, looked the same as this, same grip & NF stamp, it went for around £15, I was going to bid, but didn't..
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    Ping G400 Max 10.5°
    TaylorMade M2 16.5°
    TaylorMade M2 19°
    Ben Hogan PTx 22º 46º
    Ben Hogan Equlizer 50º
    Ping Eye 2 + SW
    Titleist Vokey SM6 58º
    Scotty Cameron Futura X6M
  • JoshuellaJoshuella Members  18WRX Points: 0Posts: 18
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    If you missed it. Currently MP-18 MMC.
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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11494WRX Points: 1,333Handicap: 7Posts: 11,494 ClubWRX
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    Joshuella wrote:


    https://www.youtube....-wbeNp2g&t=145s



    If you missed it. Currently MP-18 MMC.




    I could sit and watch him do this all day long....
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    GBB 9* Ventus Black 6
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 -Ventus black 7
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Mavrik 7w smoke 80
    Honma 737v TT Elevate Tour 
    MD5 48/53/58
    Odyssey SL Black Rossie 
    TM TP5X pix
  • Le ShizzleLe Shizzle Members  75WRX Points: 0Handicap: 1.4Posts: 75
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    Warrick wrote:

    Joshuella wrote:


    https://www.youtube....-wbeNp2g&t=145s



    If you missed it. Currently MP-18 MMC.




    I could sit and watch him do this all day long....




    Absolutely, remember seeing this about a week ago and was disappointed I'd have to wait for part 2 to be uploaded. It has been.
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  • darinkeygolfdarinkeygolf Members  1WRX Points: 0Posts: 1
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    I understand that this is a thread from years ago but I am curious to hear from some fellow Sir Nick fans. How would you describe Sir Nick's ball flight circa 1984, circa 1990, circa 1996 and even today? I get that the trajectory is on the flatter side and Sir Nick talks of hitting nothing but fades but I want a different perspective. Thanks!!!
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