The 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews Old Course produced excitement to the very last hole. Blessing Cameron Smith winner of the Claret Jug – “unreal mate,” exclaimed Cam. Clutch up-and-downs, hot putting down the stretch, and a lot of confidence in the driver – the winning formula. Pulling from PGATour and Titleist, here’s some insights into Cameron’s come-from-behind win at the 150th Open Championship.
Inside Cameron Smith’s Bag
- Top of the Bag: Driver: Titleist TSR2 10 degrees with the popular Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X shaft. 3-wood: Titleist TSi2 15 degrees with the Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X shaft.
When Fujikura recently expanded their Ventus shaft line with the Red and Black, we were excited to offer the VELOCORE Technology to more golfers. The diversity of weights and flexes offers combinations that can be game improvement for any handicap level, male or female. Get acquainted with Fujikura Ventus Blue, Red and Black shafts in our full shaft review before the next generation of Ventus shafts are released.
- Irons: Titleist T00 Black 5-iron through 9-iron was complemented with a Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi 3, each with KBS Tour 130 X shafts.
Are you considering a driving iron to enhance your bag and close gaps between 3-woods and 4 or 5-irons? We’ve helped multiple players between 0 – 15 handicaps get the playability of a driving iron off the tee and from the fairways. Mizuno’s Fli-Hi design allows the flexibility of using a hybrid shaft vs. iron shaft. The Srixon ZX-7’s have been a popular choice lately with high-quality forging at a practical price. Before diving in, ensure you’re working with the right shaft to ensure consistent performance and feel.
- Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 Jet Black 46-10, 52-08, 56-08 and Titleist WedgeWorks Proto Jet Black 60T with the KBS Tour 130 X shafts.
Same as our approach to custom golf club fittings, Cameron Smith utilizes a consistent high-performing shaft. The KBS Tour 130 X, in this case from a driving 3-iron through his 60-degree wedge, is his shaft of choice. Have the right shaft in your wedges, and the right swing weight, and unnecessary variability in your attack shots become a past issue easily forgotten.
- Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype.
The “Short-Stick” at St. Andrews
Loving your putter, even when putts aren’t dropping, builds confidence each and every round – it was the same for Cameron Smith this week. In every putter fitting, customers regain confidence finding more than a dozen attributes helpful to finding a new or resetting their existing putter to optimal settings. Employing Trackman, we’re able to get customers optimally hitting puts with the face square to the target line. Get the full scoop on doing putter fittings the right way, or book your putter fitting today and say goodbye to 3 putts tomorrow.