WITB: Wyndham Clark, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship winner, is a local Denverite. We couldn’t be happier to see one of our local golfers winning on tour. Besting Xander Schauffele by 4 and shooting a final-round 68, Clark was solid all week shooting 67, 67, and 63 in the first three rounds. Much of tour commentary and interviews focused on Wyndham’s mental fragility. In one interview, Wyndham recited his caddy, coaches and mentors with the advice “you don’t have to be perfect … and stay patient … and really stay in the present.” Great mental advice that is applicable to golfers of all abilities.
There’s a bit more to Wyndham’s story – “Strokes Gained.” He was #1 in Approach-to-Green, Tee-to-Green and Total; #3 in Putting; and hit a staggering 80.56% of greens-in-regulation, tied for 1st – skip to Strokes Gained details.
WITB: Wyndham Clark, 2023 Wells Fargo Championship Winning Equipment
With the help of PGA Tour, GolfWRX and Titleist, we go inside Wyndham’s winning set of Titleist & TaylorMade clubs. And, again we examine the importance of Stokes Gained by Greens in Regulation and Putting.
- Driver: Titleist TSi3 9-degree with an Accra TZ6 ST M5 shaft.
The Accra TZ shafts rarely get attention in our WITBs. The last time we featured the Accra TZ6 was when Seamus Power won the 2022 Bermuda Championship. Mitsubishi, True Temper Project X and Fujikura are often the popular shaft on tour. However, Accra’s TZ series stands up to the best of them. Recently, we announced the new TZ RPG series from Accra – giving golfers and club fitters new options for high and low balance points. A new combination of materials further enhances the energy transfer through the shaft than any previous Accra shaft. See full specs for the TZ5 and TZ6 shafts or the newly released TZ RPG Tour shafts. Accra shafts are ONLY available from select custom clubfitters around the globe. D’Lance Golf is a Top 50 Full Line, Accra-certified clubfitter.
- Fairways: TaylorMade Stealth 2 15-degree 3-wood with a True Temper Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 TX shaft.
- Irons: Titleist T200 3-iron with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 100HY X shaft. Plus the Titleist 620 CB 4-iron through 9-iron with the True Temper Dynamic Gold X7 shafts.
- Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 46-, 52-, 56- and Vokey Design WedgeWorks 60-degree wedges with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
- Putter: Odyssey Jailbird Versa
Wyndham Clark – Strokes Gained
Strokes Gained is an increasingly common statistic that correlates closely with winning. For Clark, he was #1 in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green with more than 12 strokes gained on the field. He was also #1 in SG: Total and SG: Approach to Green (aka Greens-in-Regulation). In our recent More Greens in Regulation – 3 Tips blog, the first tip is getting longer and straighter drives. And, Clark was #1 with the longest drive as well while hitting 41% of fairways.
Ready to hit longer, straighter drives in 2023? And consequently, increase your percentage of greens in regulation, strokes gained: approach to green? It starts with pairing the right shaft with the optimal head. And it’s critical to see performance on a launch monitor so that you can see the impact of Driver Optimization. Schedule a driver or complete bag club fitting at D’Lance Golf – your one-time fitting charge is good for life.