The gear: What’s in the bag?
I must confess – when it comes to the golf equipment amateur and professional golfers are gaming, I’m incredibly nosey. I love seeing what clubs the professionals are putting into their bags or hearing the stories behind the clubs fellow amateur golfers have in theirs. Now, given you’re currently taking the time to view this page of my golf blog, I’d assume we’ve got a shared interest, so allow me to tell you what’s in my bag for 2022.
In each section below, you’ll find information and images for each of the products I own and use. Should you be interested in buying any of the below products (or similar), I’ve also included affiliate links to take you directly to some of the market leading stockists.
Driver - Taylormade Stealth plus
I am currently using a TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver with a 6.0 STIFF Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 shaft. I have the loft set to 10.5 degrees and the weight in a neutral position. This driver was added in May 2022 after winning it in an Instagram golf giveaway and was a welcome upgrade from my previous Titleist 910 D2.
Fairway - titleist 913FW
My Titleist 913FW 3 wood was an eBay purchase a few years ago and I love it. I feel incredibly confident hitting from both the tee and fairway, and it’s the perfect backup club for use during those rounds when the driver isn’t behaving. The current shaft in use on this club is the Diamana S72 stiff.
Hybrid - callaway x2hot
As the name suggests, this club really is hot. I’ve gamed it for a number of years and it provides a nice alternative to a lower-lofted iron, especially from the fairway, filling the gap between my 3 wood and 5 iron. This hybrid is fitted with an Aldila Tour Green ATX75H 3.3 stiff shaft.
IRONS - taylormade p770 (5-PW)
After winning a brand new set of irons (of my choice) in a Caddy Comps golf raffle, I was fitted for a set of TaylorMade P770 irons. I wanted a set of irons that looked as good as my previous Nike VR Pro Combos but were more forgiving and these ticked every box.
I have 5-PW teamed with KBS 130 x-stiff shafts and Golf Pride Z grips. It’s early days for me with these clubs having only owned them for just under a year but everything so far is pointing towards a long and healthy relationship.
Wedges - titleist vokey/macgreggor
I am currently gaming a real mixed back when it comes to my wedges, with no less than 4 wedges in the bag. Currently, I have a MacGreggor Tourney 50 degree wedge (£3 in a charity shop 10 years ago), a Titleist Vokey SM4 54 degree wedge, and two Titleist SM6 Vokey wedges (56 and 60 degree).
As someone who relies heavily on their short game to score well, I’m a strong advocate for having a wide range of loft/bounce options in the bag and routinely use all four of these clubs.
putter - ping karsten anser 2
My Ping Karsten Anser 2 putter has been in the bag for over 15 years and will likely be in there for another 15 years to come. I’ve always liked the classic look of this putter and find that it suits my arc putting style.
I did drop it in favour of a TaylorMade Spider Tour (Black) mallet putter for a couple of seasons but my Shot Scope performance statistics indicated that on average I putted considerably better with the Anser, so I sold the Spider and popped the Anser back in my bag.
GPS and shot tracking - shot scope v3
Rarely do I play a round of golf without my Shot Scope V3 GPS and Performance Tracking golf watch on my wrist. Not only does this watch provide reliable GPS distances to hazards and the front, middle and back of greens, but it also tracks all of my shots on the golf course.
Thanks to this shot tracking, I can access over 100 tour-level stats to analyse my golf game and practise with purpose based on the data I have captured. Use the promo code ‘ANDYSGOLF‘ for 10% off of a Shot Scope V3.
Rangefinder - shot scope pro LX+
In addition to my Shot Scope V3 golf watch, I also use the Shot Scope PRO LX+ laser rangefinder, GPS and Performance Tracking.
This handy device allows me not only to zap the pin to gain an exact yardage to the hole (with or without slope adjustment) but still allows me to track my performance data and obtain a yardage to the front, middle and back of the green should I happen to forget my V3 watch thanks to the handy H4 Handheld attachment.
Shoes - Footjoy Premiere packard
I’ve owned these FootJoy Premiere Series Packard golf shoes since their release and they are without the best golf shoes I’ve ever owned. In fact, to be honest, I’d go as far as saying I think they’re the best looking golf shoes ever produced by FootJoy.
Not only do they look the part but they’re also incredibly comfortable. I like the fact that they work seamlessly with any style/colour of trousers or shorts. A+
Bag - titleist stadry premium cart bag
This Titleist cart bag really is up there with the very best golf bags on the market. It compliments my black PowaKaddy trolley perfectly, works exceptionally well in the rain, provides an unbelievable amount of storage space and just generally looks exceptional.
In terms of golf-related purchases, I think this is probably the best purchase I’ve ever made. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been complimented on this bag and asked where I bought it when on the golf course.
Trolley - powakaddy fw5i lithium 36 hole
I’ve been using my PowaKaddy FW5I trolley since 2017 and it really is has been a fantastic addition to my set up. The 36 hole battery allows the trolley to be used for multiple rounds without charge and it folds away quickly and easily to pop into my car after my round.
In particular, I’ve found the my back is under less stress during my round as I’m not having to carry my clubs and owning a trolley also allows me to utilise the space in my bag to carry those extra supplies.
golf Ball - titleist pro v1/PRO V1x
Like most amateur golfers who play the game to a semi-high standard, I like to play with a high quality golf ball that I know I can rely on to give me a consistent feel on all shots from tee to green.
In particular, the main part of my game where I make up most of my strokes and generally perform best is short game. Therefore, to me, it’s essential that the ball I use on the golf course allows me to feel confident when chipping and putting.