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 increase or decrease spin. When considering upgrading generation of club heads, be sure to get on a swing monitor and test current shafts against others in similar flex and weights. And shaft technology evolves too – the perfect match with new club may be a new shaft.
- Hybrids: Callaway Apex Pro 21 4 & 5 with KBS 65R Tour Hybrid shafts.
- Irons: Callaway Apex 21 6-iron through PW with KBS TGI 80 shafts.
- Wedges: Callaway Jaws 48, 54 & 58 degree with KBS Tour 90 shafts.
- Putter: Evnroll ER3