As a golf equipment nerd something that always grabs my attention when I’m listlessly scrolling on the internet is a What’s in the Bag. Whether it’s club golfers or tour players I’m always peering into people’s bags or reading about what they’re playing, it’s just one of those endlessly entertaining things. So, to that end I’ll be talking to the staff here at Peter Field Golf Shop about what they use and why.
First up, me! (Jim) This year my bag has had a much-needed overhaul, so it’s been great fun assembling my set up:
Driver: Titleist TSi3 10* Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 6.0 60g shaft
3 wood: Titleist TSi2 15* Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 6.0 70g shaft
For my woods I’ve gone for the Titleist range this year, ball speed wise I haven’t found anything to surpass them. While going for the slightly smaller head in the TSi3 driver I’ve gone for the larger headed fairway wood, as a confidence club and one I fall back on when hitting shots on tight fairways that extra little bit of size just gives me that bit more confidence. It also makes it a touch easier to hit off the deck if I ever decide to, however for me it’s mainly a tee club, hence the matched shafts.
Hybrid: Ping G425 19* Tensei Orange stiff 80g shaft
This was a tough one for me, for years I’d used my beloved G hybrid and was hard pressed to part with it, however this year’s G425 was so easy to use and powerful that I had to put it in the bag. The shaft is nice and stable and follows on weight wise nicely from my woods. A great club off the deck and off the tee
Irons: Taylormade P770 4-pw KBS Tour stiff 120g shaft
Now these have been my favourite addition to my bag this year. The smaller cousin of the P790s, the P770s feel powerful yet not uncontrollable and give me awesome launch and spin conditions even on ropey strikes. I’m playing the KBS Tour in stiff with feels nice and stable yet doesn’t stifle my spin.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 52* (8 F) SM8 56* (12 D) & 60* (8 M) All wedge flex shafts
I’ve always loved the feel of Vokeys and it will take something special to pull me away from them. My wedge set up has consistent 4-degree gaps between them meaning my yardages are consistent and the different bounce and grind options open up loads of different shots in different scenarios. My higher bounce 56* is great out of thicker lies and fluffy bunkers and the D grind allows me to still open it up. In contrast my lower bounce 60* is great off of tighter lies and greenside bunkers where I really need to get the ball up and down quickly, with the M grind allowing me to open up the face and deliver loads of loft.
Putter: Ping Sigma G Anser Platinum 34”
This putter feels great. The solid feeling that I get off of the face is still somewhat softened up by the insert so it doesn’t feel jumpy, but definitely feels powerful for a blade and the classic Anser look is great to look down on.
Grips: Golf Pride MCC +4 w/ 2 extra layers
The +4 grips are a bit thicker in the right hand so give loads of control over the clubs due to there being more surface area of your hands on the club, they’re great in wet weather and look sharp!
Balls: Titleist ProV1
As someone who had use the Srixon Z Star XV for a long time when I recently switched to ProV1s it felt a bit like cheating, but I’m getting on well with the slightly harder feel, even though the XV’s are the harder option from Srixon I’ve always found them to still feel quite soft, so in the winter months the ProV1’s different feel has been welcome.
Bag: Titleist Players 4 stand
And finally, the bag itself! This bag looks sharp, is lightweight and has plenty of pockets for the amount of things I’d be taking with me while carrying.
Stay tuned to find out what the other staff here at Peter Field Golf play with!
Custom Fit Specialist