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WITB: Atthaya Thitikul Wins 2022 NW Arkansas Championship

September 29th, 2022

At the 2022 NW Arkansas Championship, Atthaya Thitikul showed her mental maturity again, winning an emotional finish against Danielle Kang. Jennifer Kupcho from Littleton, CO, was only 5 back going into the third round but finished tied for 39th. In her rookie year, Atthaya has accomplished some very special memories – her second LPGA win, both winning in playoffs, and 11 top-10 finishes. With the help of the LPGA and Golf Australia, we go inside Atthaya’s winning set of Callaway clubs. Atthaya Thitikul’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 NW Arkansas Championship Top of the Bag. Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond 9 degree with a Baselius Tri Leggero 50S shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST LS 15 degree with a Baselius FWSS 60S shaft. Utility wood: Callaway Apex UW 19 degree with a Baselius UT 70SR shaft. Hybrid: Callaway Apex 4 hybrid 21 degree with a Baselius UT 70 SR shaft. The new Callaway Rogue Drivers and Fairway Woods have been a top performer with both male and female players of all abilities. Forgiveness, a hot face (meaning the ball pops off), and consistency has made the Callaway Rogue woods popular. If you haven’t tested the Rogue series, find out which... Read More

WITB: Andrea Lee Wins 2022 Portland Classic

September 22nd, 2022

The 2022 Portland Classic saw intense competition, enough leader changes to rival NASCAR, but produced a first. Andrea Lee’s first win on the LPGA Tour came with resilience, persistence and three other firsts – most birdies, most fairways and most greens-in-reg. She deserved to win and we congratulate Stanford alum Andrea on her first win. With the help of the LPGA and EPSON Tour, we overview Andrea’s clubs. Andrea Lee’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Portland Classic Top of the Bag. Driver: Callaway Epic Speed 9-degree. 3-wood: Callaway Mavrik. 5-wood: Callaway Mavrik. Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik 23-degree. Irons. Callaway Apex UW 21-degree and Callaway Apex 6-iron through AW (Attack Wedge). Wedges. Callaway Jaws 54 and 60-degree. Putter. Odyssey White Hot OG Club Fitting for Women At 5′ 7″, Andrea Lee is known for her smooth swing – tempo and transition. But, she is fairly strong given the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ shaft in her Callaway Epic Speed Driver. Today’s women golfers are diverse in strength and ability and less than 10% of the female golfers we fit could use standard Ladies Golf Clubs. Ladies golf shafts are too light. Ladies golf shafts are too flexible. And Standard Ladies golf clubs... Read More

WITB: Max Homa Wins the 2022 Fortinet Championship

September 19th, 2022

The 2022 Fortinet Championship goes in the books as a repeat win for Max Homa. That’s now how it looked down the stretch, nor three shots into the very last hole. But, wow what a bunker chip-in for Homa. We’ve all experienced the woes of 3-putting from inside of 4 feet; some in match or tournament play. And not enough of us have experienced the joys of a chip-in knowing how huge it is to win that way. Take a dive into the chip-in and Max Homa’s winning equipment with the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX. Max Homa’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Fortinet Championship Top of the Bag. Driver: Titleist TSR3 10 degrees with the Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: Titleist TSR3 16.5 degrees with the Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft. 5-wood: Titleist TSR2 21 degrees with the Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX shaft. The selection of the Graphite Tour AD XC 9 TX for Homa’s 5-wood was an interesting one to us. First, the 9 TX shaft has a much softer butt section even though it’s not something you’re going to see web specs on. Second, Fujikura does such a great... Read More

WITB: Ally Ewing Wins 2022 Queen City Championship

September 15th, 2022

The 2022 Queen City Championship gave Ally Ewing her 3rd LPGA Tour win and first this season. The discovery that sent her leading into the last day and finishing with four rounds of sub-30 putts, was putting tempo. She knew putting was her weakness and she turned it into a strength and a win. With the help of Ping, LPGA and National Club Golfer, we look into Ewing’s winning equipment. Plus, learn options for getting yourself to sub-30 putts. Inside Ally Ewing’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Queen City Championship Top of the Bag: Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5 degree with the Fujikura Motore F3 6-S shaft. 3-wood: Ping G425 LST 14.5 degree with the Evenflow Blue 65g 6.0 shaft. Ping G425 3-hybrid with a Ping Alta CB Slate 70-S shaft. Irons: Ping i210 4-iron with the Ping Alta CB Slate S shafts. Ping i210 5-iron through PW with the Ping AWT 2.0 R shafts. Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50, 54 and 58 degrees with the Ping AWT 2.0 R Wedge shafts. We caution against stock wedge shafts, primarily shafts vary from club-to-club and the shaft weights are rarely optimal with the rest of irons. Our philosophy is consistency, and... Read More

WITB: Tiger Woods in 2022 PGA Tour Season

September 12th, 2022

The 2022 PGA Tour season glimmered with the idea of Tiger’s return to competition. But we’ve all learned he’s got more work to do to get physically ready for Tour play. The physical side of competing on tour too often under appreciated. We wish Tiger well in his ongoing recovery to regular competition. His leadership was felt on and off the course throughout the 2022 season. Instead, we watched new stars like Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, and Cameron Smith emerge. With help from PGA Tour and TaylorMade, we spotlight Tiger Wood’s 2022 Equipment. Learn about newly issued shafts for long irons. And learn about nuance changes to putter weight. Inside Tiger Woods TaylorMade Equipment for the 2022 PGA Tour Season Top of the Bag. Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium 15 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70T X shaft. 5-wood: TaylorMade M3 19 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft. In March, we profiled the expanded Fujikura Ventus line of Black, Blue and Red shafts. Throughout the year, these shafts have performed very well in fittings. They provide the versatility and feel to... Read More

WITB: Gaby Lopez Wins 2022 Dana Open 

September 8th, 2022

The 2022 Dana Open may live on as a milestone in Gaby Lopez’s mind, partly for the win, but definitely for the reassurance as a great player. The mental aspect of golf is as important (probably more) than great equipment. We applaud Gaby’s persistence as she overcame injuries and self-doubt to triumph against some very strong competitors. Not to mention she came from 4-strokes behind and birdied the last 3 holes to secure her win.  With the help from Women’s Golf Journal and LPGA, we peak into Gaby’s winning equipment.  Gaby Lopez’s winning set of Titleist and TaylorMade at the 2022 Dana Open  Top of the Bag: Driver: Titleist TSi3 10 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana TB-Series shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM 15 degrees also with a Mitsubishi Diamana TB-Series shaft. Hybrid: Titleist TSi3 19 degrees with a KBS Tour Hybrid 70 S Shaft. Mitsubishi did a great job building out tremendous versatility in the Diamana TB-Series shaft. In particular, we loved how the TB-Series stacked up well against Accra, Project X Hzrdus, Graphite Design and others in our Best 2022 Driver and Shaft combinations – read the full review.  Irons: Titleist T200 4-iron with a KBS Tour Hybrid 70 S Shaft. Titleist T100 5-iron... Read More

WITB: Justin Suh Wins 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Championship

September 6th, 2022

The 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Championship has witness the emergence of another PGA Tour star, Justin Suh. Suh joins Scottie Scheffler and Chesson Hadley as the only players in history to win the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Eligibility Points List AND the full-season Korn Ferry Tour Eligibility Points List. We’re anticipating bright things from this bright talented start from USC. With the help from PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we take a look at Suh’s winning equipment setup.  Justin Suh’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour Championship  Top of the Bag: Driver: Cobra King LTDx LS 10.5-degrees with a Mitsubishi Kai’li White 70TX shaft. 3-wood: Cobra Rad-Speed 15-degrees with a Project X Hzrdus Black 6.5 shaft (read review of Hzrdus Smoke RDX shafts). GolfWRX showed some interesting setup detail for Suh’s bag earlier this year indicating club adjustments made to the driver and 3 wood. Many players will tweak lofts with the newer clubs that have adjustable hosels. The downside is that shaft oscillation varies as each adjustment is made. This variance can result in the club face not squaring properly. Advanced players, and tour players like Suh, make sure that the club is built properly in the loft position... Read More

WITB: Paula Reto Wins 2022 CP Women’s Open

September 1st, 2022

The 2022 CP Women’s Open produced another winner from South Africa, 9-year tour veteran Paula Reto. Behind her record breaking 9-under opening round, to staying in contention all week, comes a putting gem that gets often overlooked and undervalued by golfers. Eyeline alignment and proper putter lie makes a real difference in putts made.  With the help from GolfAustralia and Ping, we take a deep dive into Reto’s winning equipment and share some deeper insights.  Insights About Paula Reto’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 CP Women’s Open  Top of the Bag: DRIVER: PING G425 Max 9 degrees with a Fujikura EVO VII 569 S shaft. 3-WOOD: PING G425 LST 14.5 degrees with a Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 6 S shaft. HYBRID: PING G425 with 19° loft with a Fujikura Pro Blue 2.0 7-S shaft.  IRONS: PING iBlade 4-iron through pitching wedge with the PING Z-Z65 shafts.  WEDGES: PING Glide 3.0 50 SS, 56 SS & 60 SS lofts each with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts. When the True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts were introduced, we jumped in and just had to start testing. Previously a Tour secret, a “Spinner” shaft is a bit lighter and longer. From True... Read More

WITB: Scottie Scheffler at 2022 Tour Championship

August 29th, 2022

The 2022 Tour Championship and FedEx Cup belongs to Rory McIlroy, again. His impressive come-from-behind win is an inspiration for all golfers – never give up! Congrats to Rory for winning his 3rd FedEx Cup. Read about Rory’s winning equipment in the 2022 RBC Canadian Open. The hottest PGA Tour player in 2022 was Scottie Scheffler. Going into the 2022 Tour Championship as the #1 in FedEx Cup points, Scottie started with a 2-shot lead, a score of 10-under par and took that lead into the 16th hole in Round 4. What happened next is one for the record-books. With the help of TaylorMade, PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we feature Scheffler’s 2022 season winning equipment. Inside Scottie Scheffler’s equipment at the 2022 Tour Championship Top of the Bag: Driver:  TaylorMade Stealth Plus 8 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 16.5 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft. Utility-Iron: Srixon Z U85 with a Nippon Pro Modus3 Hybrid Tour X shaft. The Fujikura Ventus shafts have been a very popular choice on tour, especially for stronger players with higher swing speeds. In particular, the Ventus Black shafts profile for lower launch and lower... Read More

WITB: Patrick Cantlay Wins 2022 BMW Championship

August 22nd, 2022

The 2022 BMW Championship was no walk in the park for Patrick Cantlay. Xander Schauffele (#2 in FedEx Cup), Scottie Scheffler (#1 in FedEx Cup), and K.H. Lee (#7 in FedEx Cup) among others were in constant attack mode. Despite the pressure, Catlay made it count down the stretch with birdie, par to close. With help from GolfWRX and PGA Tour, we examine for the first time Patrick’s winning equipment.  Inside Patrick Catlay’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 BMW Championship  Top of the Bag. Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft. 3-wood:  Titleist 915F 15 degrees with the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft. 5-wood: Titleist TS2 21 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana 80 TX shaft. The Mitsubishi Diamana Driver and Fairway Wood shafts are top performers and have been so for a couple years now. The Mitsubishi Diamana ZF Shafts were featured in our 2021 Best Driver and Shaft Combo’s for higher swing speeds and mid-launch shafts. Multiple great fairway wood shafts including the Mitsubishi Diamana ZF-Series were all featured in the 2022 Best Fairway Woods and Shaft recommendations. Notably, the ZF-Series is a proven winner, helping players control left to right shot dispersion... Read More