The Masters, US Open and the PGA Championship are on every avid golfer’s “to-watch” list. Not only is their eye on the top 10 players, but it’s also on what they do and what they do it with, starting with what’s in the bag. Here are some ways to play like the winners and improve your game altogether.
Clubs the Players Use
Some of the top contenders in golf, including Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy, each have a specific brand of clubs they use and those companies endorse them. For the average golfer, picking up a brand at the local sporting goods store or using dad’s hand-me-downs may be okay when starting out. But if you’re truly looking to improve your game, choose top brands like:
A favorite on the green that also bags a win, according to 3M Open winner Matthew Wolff, is TaylorMade. He plays with an M5-8 degrees driver, M5-15 degrees fairway wood, P760 irons, Milled Grind Raw TaylorMade wedges, and a Spider-X Copper also by TaylorMade.
He’s Got the Look
The bag itself should not only show off the brand of clubs inside but also be comfortable and easy to carry. Accessories should be easy to grab like that towel and brush to clean dirt and grass of the clubhead. A pocket for balls, sunglasses and cell phone must also be easily accessible.
The pros waste no time sifting through their bag to find what’s needed. That’s why some of the top bags include the:
- TaylorMade Stand Bag 5.0
- Sun Mountain C130 Cart bag
- Callaway Chev Stand Bag
It all depends on budget, personal preference and of course who your favorite player is.
Driving Home the Shot
The kingpin in each golf bag is the driver. Generally sold separate from a set of clubs, the drivers can make or break that winning shot. Trends are constantly on the upward spin, but according to Golf Digest, the top contenders are the:
- Callaway Epic Flash
- Ping G410
- Mizuno ST19OG
- TaylorMade M5 and M5 Tour
- Titleist TS2
Any of these are great additions to your golf bag and play an important role in perfecting the game and improving all-around scores.
Gadgets and Gizmos
Many golfers try out, and sometimes stand behind, the latest and greatest in gadgetry and golf gizmos. The TecTecTec VPRO500 rangefinder is used by pros and amateurs alike and helps simplify keeping things on track on the course. From fairway distance to unforeseen hazards, this gizmo will help you keep your eye on the ball.
The Hackmotion wrist sensor is another cool gadget that helps sync the biomechanics of your swing with fast-time feedback. It’s a useful golf tool for training on a variety of shots from driving to chipping.
For those of you who really want to snag that win like the pros and impress everyone on the course, study what the winners have in their bag. While it may take a while to catch up with the likes of Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, at least it’s a good start.
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