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Brooke Henderson’s winning WITB: 2019 Lotte Championship

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Driver: Ping G400 (9 degrees set at 8)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-VR 5X, 48″

3-wood: Ping G400 Stretch (13 degrees set at 12.4)
Shaft: Ping Alta CB X, 45″

Fairway wood: Ping G400 (17.5 degrees at 18)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP6X

Hybrid: Ping G400 (22 degrees at 22.75)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro 73 R, 41.5″

Irons: Ping i210 (5-UW) (lie: 2.25 degrees flat, UW 1/2″ shorter than standard)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 105-S

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (52 degrees at 53), (60 degrees) (lie: 2.25 degrees flat, 3/4″ shorter than standard)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 115 Wedge

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Valor (33″, 23-degree lie, 2-degree loft)
Grip: Rosemark MFS Wide Top

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

 

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  1. Slick Willy

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    If I was still President I would invite young Brooke into the Oval Office for some Presidential Cigars. Yes I would!

  2. Cory Charanduk

    Apr 30, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    She said when she was growing up and learning the game the only clubs she had were way to long for her so she choked down and she has ever since!

  3. geohogan

    Apr 30, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    2017 WITB for Brooke showed SW of D7 and D5 for her driver and 3w
    http://www.golfwrx.com/461322/brooke-henderson-witb-2017/

    Its no wonder she grips down 3 inches.
    Ben Hogan’s clubs were C8-C9

    Congratulations to Brooke.

  4. Tom54

    Apr 22, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I’m no scientist,but if she used clubs that were proper length without having to grip down, wouldn’t they be a little lighter and easier to swing? Don’t understand why you would have the extra length but not use it when you are gripping down every time. I realize it works for her, but I would love to know her reasoning for this. I believe Tommy Fleetwood grips down as well but not sure if he has extra long shafts

    • geohogan

      May 1, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Lighter and longer to hit the ball farther is marketing BS.

      If you want to hit the ball where you intend, then the key is proper length and weight for each specific golfer.

      Brooke found that for herself, and if she were to listen to others to change,
      her game would go south, as it has for so many before her. eg Lydia Ko, Michele Wie

  5. Bill Clinton

    Apr 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I would like to invite Brooke to the Oval Office.

  6. juststeve

    Apr 22, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Can anyone tell me why she uses a 48 inch dive and then chokes up 3 inches?

    • Dave Bryce

      Apr 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Makes absolutely no sense! Dynamics of swingweighting and shaft stiffness…. like the girl alot but her specs,including a 2 wood loft in her 3 wood make little sense when you consider many men on the tour use 16.5 in there 3 woods!

      • Jack Nash

        Apr 22, 2019 at 5:40 pm

        She averages 280/ drive. I think she’s figured it out .

        • Eugene Marchetti

          Apr 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm

          No chance she averages 280 off the tee. Love her game and her competitive attitude is off the charts but she is not that long. Great athlete and representative of Canada but length is not her strength.

          • Tim Armington

            Apr 22, 2019 at 11:33 pm

            No chance??? 279.231 which is #7 on the LPGA Tour.
            Pretty sure she has her reasons for using what she uses and her clubs seem to be working very well to me!

          • Steve Meek

            Apr 23, 2019 at 10:35 pm

            Her driving average for Rounds 1,3,and 4 of the Lotte Championship was 293 yards……that’s the AVERAGE…I am sure there are some PGA players who would take that!!

      • geohogan

        May 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

        Many men on the pga are CC, ‘pus..s’, compared to Brooke
        .
        Brooke was goalie in hockey ;
        “Physically, my forearms and my legs from carrying around all the equipment all the time and being able to shoot pucks with a blocker and trapper on, it gave me a lot of strength that otherwise I might not have and you can see it in my golf swing,” she says. “I can hit the ball quite a bit farther than a lot of the other girls just because I have that hockey background.”

  7. John Holmes

    Apr 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Congrats Brooke, so happy for you! P.S. I would give it to you and your sister.

  8. Midwest Blade

    Apr 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Plays the game with great determination win, lose or draw. A natural talent for sure with probably one of the best attitudes both on and off the course. Go Brooke, make us proud. Oh Canada!

  9. Terry

    Apr 22, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I am a big fan of hers and like how she is always true to herself. I am proud how she represents Canada. Go Brooke!

  10. Walter

    Apr 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I’m guessing that at the 48″ driver length it’s not tipped because the stock shaft comes in at 46″.
    Way da go Brooke, nice to see our Canadian golfers wining some tournaments. Corey just won the Valero Open.

  11. Beau

    Apr 22, 2019 at 10:48 am

    One of the very best photographs of a golfer in action that I have ever seen.

  12. 15th Club

    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I wonder if that club length dictates some part of the choice of flexes in her shafts. I suspect it is little wonder that she goes X flex in all of her woods with those kinds of static lengths and light static weights.

  13. Greg V

    Apr 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Big fan of Brooke. thanks for publishing her bag.

  14. Brandon

    Apr 22, 2019 at 12:05 am

    A 48 inch driver and a 45 inch 3 wood? Is she like 7 feet tall?

    • Bwall

      Apr 22, 2019 at 12:23 am

      She chokes up on all her clubs 3 inches, driver through wedge.

      • Jack Nash

        Apr 22, 2019 at 5:42 pm

        Never say “choke” on the golf course lol. Maybe grip/gripping down might be better.

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Whats in the Bag

Shane Lowry’s winning WITB: 2019 Open Championship

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Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70X (45.25″, tipped .75″, D3 swing weight)

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8X

Irons: Srixon Z U85 (2 [18 degrees], 3 [20 degrees bent to 21]), Srixon Z 585 (4 [23 degrees], 5 [26 degrees]), Srixon Z 785 (6-PW)
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White TX Hybrid (2), KBS Tour 130X (3-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50 [bent to 51, 35.75″, D5], 58 degrees [35.25″, D7.5)
Shafts: KBS Tour Wedge X

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball (Lowry’s putter has an all-black finish, and he switched into it earlier this year at the RBC; 34″)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 (custom shamrock)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Pure White

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (logo down)

Image c/o Srixon (obviously, Lowry does not have all wedges pictured in play)

Additional Shane Lowry WITB notes, via Johnny Wunder

2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, compared to Tommy Fleetwood, is on the other side of the spectrum in regards to brand loyalty. He is Cleveland/Srixon in 12 clubs including the ball with the only two exceptions being the TaylorMade M4 3-wood and his Odyssey Putter. In this case, that makes sense, those clubs seem to be a challenge to swap, especially the 3-wood, and Cleveland/Srixon isn’t really known for putters on the PGA Tour.

I got some interesting intel on his driver Switch from the TaylorMade M2 into the Srixon Z585.

According to Rodney McDonald, VP of Tour Operations for Cleveland/Srixon, Shane is a dedicated staff member that is always willing to get all Cleveland/Srixon in the bag.

On Lowry switching into the Z585 Driver McDonald had this to say

“The switch was very easy. Even though he had won early in the year with another driver, he was not driving it good at all. He is very loyal to our team and our products that he came to us to find a new driver. He instantly loved the look of the Z 585 and once we started testing the numbers were exactly what he was looking for. His main comment about the driver is how his misses are minimal and he can hit all the shots he wants to.”

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Tommy Fleetwood’s bag is as awesome as he is (Tommy Fleetwood WITB)

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I’m obsessed with this guy. If there was a movie about his life, Aaron Taylor Johnson would play him…can we make that happen?

His bag has taken over for my past obsession with Charles Howell III, David Toms, and Rocco Mediate. I’m drawn to players that tweak a bit, it keeps it fun for me on Getty Images at 3 a.m.

Much like a Bernhard Langer, there is no telling what OEM sticks will land in Fleetwood’s bag. It’s awesome and a sign of the non-contract “eat what you kill” mentality shared by some of the biggest names out there (BK and Patrick Reed to name a couple).

Tommy has messed around quite a bit in the past two years with his bag and the fun part is, he’s not afraid to shake it up.

Here is a partial list of clubs that were previously in the bag since ’17 leading up to his current setup

  • TaylorMade M3 driver (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Titleist 917 D2 driver (@ 8.5 degrees) (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 70X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 3-wood (13 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Nike Vapor Fly 5-wood (Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80TX shaft)
  • Titleist 917 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya VTS ProForce Red 7X shaft)
  • Titleist TS3 3-wood (12.75 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Nike VR Pro Blades
  • Callaway MD4 wedges
  • Ping G410 3-wood (14 degrees) (UST Mamiya ProForce Black 7X shaft)
  • Ping G410 7-wood (18 degrees) (Mitsubishi Diamana BF 80T shaft)
  • Odyssey 2-Ball (plumbers neck)

His grips are also a fun one, he goes Blue Golf Pride TVC in his woods, Iomic Sticky in his irons, and black Golf Pride TVC in his wedges. God, I love this guy!

Tommy Fleetwood WITB @The Open

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees @7.5)
*has lofted up a bit, his driver has been down to 6.5 I’ve heard.
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees @14)
Shaft: Mitsubishi DF 70X (42.5 inches)
*was in a Ping G410 until the Scottish Open where he switched into the M6.

Irons: TaylorMade GAPR Lo (@18.75), Srixon Z785 (4-iron, 23 degrees), TaylorMade P7TW (5-9)
Shafts: GAPR: Project X 6.5 (39.5 inches), 4-iron: Project X 6.5 (38.5 inches), 5-9: Project X 6.5 (38 inches @ 5-iron, minus 1/2 inch from there) (26, 30, 34, 38, 42 degrees)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (47, 52, 55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedge notes: 48.10F (bent to 47) Tour chrome finish
52.08F raw
56.10 (bent 55) raw
60.08 raw

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #3
Grip: Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0


Quick thought: I do see a specific trend when it comes to free agents, and it’s mildly telling. Keep in mind I understand that it’s not 100 percent, but the trends are there.

In woods and wedges specifically, TaylorMade seems to be a popular choice in the overall woods category for non-signed players and Vokey is hands down the wedge of choice. Makes sense in my opinion, I’m not a big “best company” guy, but I do understand the choice. Both companies make and have made extremely high-performing sticks for many years. Consistency in anything is a hard opponent to beat. When Nike bounced out of clubs Rory, BK, Casey, and a few others put Vokeys straight in, and a BK and Casey put TM woods in the bag. (Just an example for context)

Anyway, Tommy Fleetwood is four back going into the final round. I have a weird feeling if it blows he could be holding a trophy.

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Dylan Frittelli’s winning WITB: 2019 John Deere Classic

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana RF 70TX

5-wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80TX

Irons: Callaway X-Forged UT (3-iron), Callaway X-Forged ’18 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Prototype (3), Nippon Modus 3 105 (5-PW)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52 degrees), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 3 105 X

Putter: Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 2-Ball

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip

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