What’s in the bag of a 34 year old 0.6 handicap:
I’m coming off a successful 2020 with qualifying and playing in the Missouri Amateur being checked off my bucket list. Working full time and being a single Dad (also a 2020 change ) didn’t leave much time for golf after that. After looking at all of my stats from last year, it was clear that GIR would have to get better if I wanted to compete more with top level armateurs in my state. Pure and simple, I’m not a great iron player. Driver and short game are my strengths, but I need more high percentage looks at birdie. This years bag didn’t change a ton from last year, but I did add some forgiveness where it hopefully counts. Enjoy!
Driver with 113-116 mph swing speed: PING G400 LST 8.5 with a Fujikura Rombax Type X.
I put this up against every driver at a fitting today using Trackman. Nothing beat it. I even went so far as to get a brand new identical shaft to use for the fitting and neither the G425 (LST & Max) or Sim2 could keep up on Trackman. In the words of my club builder “Don’t ever sell that head”. It’s stupid hot off the face, and he had no explanation as to why my particular head is so hot. I’m not going to complain about saving $500+ this year, so it will remain in play going into its 5th season. Just praying it doesn’t crack at this point! It does receive a new grip for the year with the teams edition (49er colorway) with 3 wraps on the bottom and 2 on top.
3wd: PING G410 LST 14.5 with a Diamana Limited Edition 70TX. Perfect 250 - 270yd club off the deck or off the tee. It does receive a new grip for the year with the teams edition (49er colorway) with 3 wraps on the bottom and 2 on top.
5wd: PING G410 playing at 19.5 with a Diamana Limited Edition 80TX. This is my go to when a fairway is needed. Very versatile and can be hit anywhere from 225-245yds. Another one that is easy to play off the deck or on the tee. It does receive a new grip for the year with the teams edition (49er colorway) with 3 wraps on the bottom and 2 on top.
Irons: New to the bag this year is the PING i210 4-UW paired with Project X 6.0 black shafts. I wanted a touch more forgiveness (coming from iBlades) as GIR was my lowest stat by far in 2020 (as previously mentioned). Freshly gripped with the new NDMC Teams edition (49er colorway) with 3 wraps on the bottom and 2 on top.
Wedges: As I always do, I’m back to Vokeys. I used the Glide forged line last year and just never really found good touch. I paired the 56 (bent to 55*) and 60 with Tour Issue s400 Onyx shafts. I’ve just always liked the heavier feel to smooth out touch shots. These also get the new NDMC Teams edition (49er colorway) with 3 wraps on the bottom and 2 on top.
Putter(s): This slot is up for grabs at the moment between 3-4 different sticks, but here’s the main two:
- Scotty Cameron T22 Fastback 1.5 paired with a Stability Tour shaft and playing at 35” and Superstroke 1.0PT
- Piretti Tour 801 GSS paired with the LAGP TPZ One35 playing at 34” and Superstroke 1.0PT
Both feel great off the face, but going to be testing consistency of both over the next few months before tournament season. Fitting said flowneck is best for my alignment, but I’ve always been and anser style guy, so we shall see
Bag: PING Tour Hoofer. Gamed it all last season and still looks new. Absolutely the best bag in the market, and the best PING has put out in years.