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Adam Svensson WITB at 2022 RSM Classic

November 21st, 2022

The 2022 RSM Classic marks a major turnaround for Adam Svensson. From losing his Tour card in 2019 to his battle back through the Korn Ferry Tour, Svensson proved his ability with this win. The turnaround is attributed to his rise in putting with the help of coach John Graham. If you have heard of AimPoint Green Reading and Putting, you have heard of John Graham. For this tournament, Svensson gained 4.24 strokes putting against the field. Not bad after hitting 94.44% of greens in regulation. He should have won with these numbers. With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we go inside Svensson’s winning Callaway and Odyssey equipment. Adam Svensson WITB at the 2022 RSM Classic Top of the bag. Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond S 10.5 degrees with an LA Golf Prototype shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST 15 degrees with an Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70 X shaft. Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18 degrees with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 100 6.5 shaft. Irons. Callaway X Forged CB 4 with a Project X HZRDUS hybrid shaft. Plus, Callaway Apex MB 5-iron through 9-iron with the Project X Rifle 6.5 shafts. Wedges. Callaway Jaws MD5 46,... Read More

WITB: Nelly Korda Wins 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship

November 17th, 2022

On fire. The 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship was won with a hard charging final round of 64 by Nelly Korda – she was on fire. Even where Nelly got into trouble off the tee or with approach shots, she more than recovered with her impressive putting and short game. This was Nelly’s first tournament since the 2022 Ascendant tournament where she missed the cut. She similarly missed the cut at the 2022 NW Arkansas Championship. With the help of GolfWRX, LPGA and National Club Golfer, we go inside Korda’s winning equipment. Nelly Korda WITB at the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship Top of the Bag. Driver: Titleist TSi1 10 degree with the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S shaft. 3-wood: Titleist TSi2 16.5 degree with the Fujikura Ventus Red 70 S shaft. 7-wood: Titleist TSi2 21 degree with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 S shaft. Hybrid: Ping G425 5 26 degree with a Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 7 S shaft. Korda is one of the few players on tour that are playing the new Titleist TSi1 Driver versus the new TSR series. While the design is targeted to players with slower swing speeds looking to get more spin... Read More

WITB: Tony Finau Wins 2022 Houston Open

November 14th, 2022

The 2022 Houston Open was owned by Tony Finau, going wire-to-wire to win by four strokes. At one point, he held an 8-stroke lead on a strong field. And, his 4-round total score of 264 is the lowest in tournament history. In August 2022, we tapped into Finau’s breakthrough – putting. His precision off the tee and greens in regulation was supercharged by superior putting. In Finau’s words during the post-tournament interview, “it was a clinic.” With the help of PGA Tour and GolfWRX, we go inside Finau’s mixed bag of Ping, Callaway, Titleist and Nike clubs. Finau’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 Houston Open Unchanged from his winning bag at the 2022 3M Open Classic, Finau has proven that he has dialed-in his equipment in his own way. Without chasing technology, he’s proving himself with confidence in his equipment. In particular, his putter has led him to No. 2 in strokes gained putting and No. 1 in strokes gained overall. Top of the Bag. Driver: Ping G425 LST 9 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 70 TX shaft. 3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond T 14 degree with a Mitsubishi Diamana D Limited 80 TX shaft. Irons. Nike... Read More

WITB: Gemma Dryburgh Wins 2022 Toto Japan Classic

November 11th, 2022

The 2022 Toto Japan Classic secured Gemma Dryburgh’s first win since joining the LPGA Tour in 2018. She hit fairway, after fairway, after fairway in the last two rounds setting herself up to attack greens and shoot back-to-back 65s. The 72-hole total score of 268 is also her new career best. With the help of Dryburgh’s website and National Club Golfer, we go inside Gemma’s equipment change this year. Dryburgh’s Winning WITB at the 2022 Toto Japan Classic Top of the Bag.  Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS with a Ventus Red 5R shaft, replacing her Callaway Epic Max LS driver.  3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max with a Ventus 5R shaft. 7-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max with a Motore X 6S shaft. Previously, she played the Epic Speed 3-wood and 7-wood but opted to keep the same shafts even with the head swap. Often, you will see tour pro’s shift easily to next generation technology without changing shafts. Seems simple, but there is a lot of work that goes into that decision. Heads can vary in weight between generations which could involve counter weighting. A common move is to also lower CG increasing launch angles. Other design changes can... Read More

WITB: Russell Henley Wins 2022 World Wide Technology Championship

November 7th, 2022

The 2022 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba was set with a strong field. But, Russell Henley sent his Sunday-demons packing after his 6-shot lead held for a 4-shot lead finish. Scottie Scheffler, a media favorite, finished T3 with 4 other players including Joel Dahmen, Troy Merritt, Seamus Power and Will Gordon. Hitting the fairway was key at Mayakoba. Thick rough, hazards could easily prevent attacking the pin. Henley was strong putting but his accurate driving, hitting 78.57% of fairways during the week was key. Henley sports a full set of Titleist equipment from top of bag to bottom. With the help of GolfWRX, Titleist and PGA Tour, we go inside Henley’s winning equipment. Russell Henley’s winning equipment at the 2022 World Wide Technology Championship Top of the Bag: Driver: Titleist TSi3 10 degree with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5 TX shaft. 3-wood: Titleist TS3 16.5 degree with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 TX shaft. Hybrid: Titleist TSi2 21.0 degrees with a Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 100 shaft. The Titleist TSi3 versus the TSR3 – confidence While Henley has elected to continue to play the TSi3, many of the PGA Tour players are playing the new... Read More

WITB: Seamus Power Wins 2022 Bermuda Championship

October 31st, 2022

The 2022 Bermuda Championship produced another champion from Ireland. But this time it was Seamus Power. Securing his second win on the PGA Tour, Power among others had fallen behind two-stroke leader Ben Griffin, was able to power through to the finish with a 2-under 70. The Bermuda Port Royal Course, along with it’s wind, proved to be a relentless challenger to everyone. Winning, just one week after fellow Irishman Rory McIlroy won was a real treat. And, the golfing media didn’t hesitate to draw the correlation. But what was unique is their near correlation to playing golf at East Tennessee State University. With the help of PGA Tour, Golf WRX and PING, we examine Seamus Power’s winning equipment. Power’s Winning Clubs at 2022 Bermuda Championship Top of the Bag. Driver: New Ping G430 LST 9 degrees with a Accra TZ6 Proto 65 M5 shaft. 3-wood: New Ping G430 Max 15 degrees with a ACCRA TZ6 Proto 75 M5 shaft. The new Ping G430 Drivers and Fairway Metals have been released to tour players. But they have yet to be released to the broader public golfers, not until early 2023. Resembling the G425 Drivers and Fairway Metals, we highly recommend... Read More

WITB: Rory McIlroy Wins 2022 CJ Cup

October 24th, 2022

The 2022 CJ Cup concluded with a clutch, champions-quality finish. But even with 4 others in a close battle, Rory McIlroy’s putter got hot again with three consecutive birdies. And, some critical bunker play helped him retain his lead despite finishing bogey-bogey. McIlroy defends his CJ Cup title in 2021; and this win moved him into the #5 spot in FEDEX Cup points and #1 in Golf’s World Rankings supplanting Scottie Scheffler. McIlroy commented in multiple interviews that “Everything sort of feels like it’s came together for me” after being “a wild six months” of working on his game. With the help of PGA Tour, TaylorMade and Golf WRX, we examine McIlroy’s bag and subsequent changes from the last WITB at the RBC Classic in June 2022. McIlroy’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 CJ Cup (highlighting changes). Top of the Bag. Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 9 degrees turned down to 7.5 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium 15 degrees with a Mitsubishi Kai’li White 80 TX shaft. 5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus 19 degrees turned down to 17.5 degrees with a Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X shaft. Interestingly, Rory switched back to his TaylorMade... Read More

WITB: Keegan Bradley Wins 2022 ZOZO Championship

October 19th, 2022

The 2022 ZOZO Championship saw the rise (or re-rise) of two great PGA Tour players. Keegan Bradley, ultimately triumphant, pulled together a solid finish holding off Rickie Fowler and Andrew Putnam. Fowler’s best finish last year was T3 and he’s been winless since the 2018-19 season. Putnam’s best finish last year was T5 and he remains winless since the 2014-2015 season. Bradley, very emotional after the win, was also rewarded with an outpouring of support from fellow PGA Tour players. Read winners recap from PGA Tour. With the help of GolfWRX and the PGA Tour, we explore Bradley’s mixed bag of Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Srixon, Cleveland and Odyssey clubs. Keegan Bradley’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 ZOZO Championship Top off the Bag. Driver: The new Ping G430 LST 10.5 degree with a Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max High Launch 16.5 degree with a Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I. 70 TX shaft. Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW 19 degree with a Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 80 TX shaft. Ping just recently announced their new G430 series of Drivers, Fairway Metals/Woods, Hybrids and Irons. Right now, you’ll only see these on tour; but we know they’re... Read More

WITB: Jodi Ewart Shadoff Wins 2022 LPGA Mediheal Championship

October 13th, 2022

The 2022 LPGA Mediheal Championship was not short of excitement. As the final day closed, Jodi Ewart Shadoff managed to go wire-to-wire to claim her first LPGA Tour victory. Paula Reto (finished T3) made a strong charge, claiming the lead for a short time. Ewart Shadoff has been on tour since 2011 with 246 starts and secured two other top-10 finishes this year. There is not a lot of information about Ewart Shadoff’s latest equipment. But with the help of Golf Reviews Guide, Bettinardi and LPGA, here is a highlight of Jodi’s winning equipment. Jodi Ewart Shadoff’s Winning Equipment at the 2022 LPGA Mediheal Championship Top of the Bag. Driver: Titleist TSi3 (others have reported her playing the TSi2). 3-wood: Ping G425. Hybrids: Callaway Apex. It is rare to see professional tour players intermix multiple brands, but it’s not that uncommon. If you’re brand agnostic and looking for the best performance, confidence and results, mixing brands might just be your ticket. There is only one way to find out and that is through a personalized club fitting. D’Lance Golf uniquely fits to your swing the right shaft, grip and clubs. Schedule a Personalized Club Fitting Irons: Ping i210 as of early... Read More

WITB: Joohyung “Tom” Kim at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open

October 10th, 2022

After winning the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open, Joohyung “Tom” Kim was confident and humble. “I’m just really grateful and I’m fortunate to have an opportunity like this” said Kim. The media is already comparing Kim to Tiger Woods. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, Kim is shining this 2022-2023 PGA Tour Season. In August 2022, we featured Kim’s WITB after he secured his first win on tour at the 2022 Wyndham Championship. With the help of Golf WRX and Titleist, we go inside Tom Kim’s winning equipment at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open. Notably, there were changes with Kim’s 3-wood build, 3-iron build, and wedges from what he played at the 2022 Wyndham Championship. Joohyung “Tom” Kim’s Equipment as of 2022 Shriners Children’s Open Top of the Bag.  Driver: Titleist TSR3 9 degrees with a Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft. 3-wood: Changing from the Titleist 13.5 degree TSR3, Callaway Rogue ST LS 13.5 degrees with a Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 70 TX shaft. Tom Kim has been playing the TSR3 driver since it was introduced to tour players earlier in 2022. Recently released to club fitters, we’re actively testing the TSR2 and TSR3 drivers now.... Read More