Category: PING

Bubba Watson: What’s in the bag?

Bubba Watson Golf Clubs
On a perfect Southern spring Sunday, surrounded by banks of pink and white and scarlet azaleas in full bloom, with the third round memory of a string of five birdies and nerves of steel, Bubba Watson relentlessly played his way past youngster Jordan Spieth and claimed his second green jacket.

It was Bubba at his finest.  He finished the first round at 69, 3 shots under par, and lead the field, then extended that lead with a second round of 68. Jordan overtook him in the third round and looked good to become a Masters Tournament rookie winner early in the fourth round.  But by the 8th hole, it was Bubba’s tournament to win or lose.

What was in Bubba’s bag on Sunday?

Driver: PING G25 (8.5° bent to 8.2°; Grafalloy BiMatrx X shaft).
3Wood: PING G25 G25 (16.5°; Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 8.2 X shaft).
Irons (3-PW): PING G25 S55 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts).
Wedges: 52°,: PING G25 Tour with Gorge Grooves (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft); 56°, PING G25 Tour with Gorge Grooves (bent to 55 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft); 64°, PING G25 Tour-S Rustique (bent to 62°; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft).
Putter: PING G25 Anser Milled 1.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x.

Josh Doxtator: What’s in the bag?

Josh Doxtator Golf Clubs
Josh Doxtator is a New Yorker who worked his way to Arizona via St. Louis, where he played junior and then collegiate golf at Maryville University. He  wisely chose Arizona and its low humidity as the place to develop a career in golf. He’s been at the Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia since it opened in February 2004, and started instructing in 2006.

Josh was elected to the PGA in 2010 and has developed award winning player development programs recognized both locally and nationally. His students include juniors to seniors, the novice to experienced golfer and he’s worked with some of the best golfers in the state. Josh bases his instruction on core fundamentals and ball flight laws knowing that addressing one area will ultimately affect other weakness’ in the game.

What does Josh tell his students about the golf course? “You better have a good short game because missed greens will yield bogies or worse… I know it’s cliché, but the design of Trilogy was to reward the shot maker and cause havoc to those who press their luck. “

Let’s see what is in his golf bag?

Driver: Anser 9.5° with a Diamana ‘ahina X Flex, 45″
Woods: I20 15° with a Project X 6.0 shaft
Hybrid: I20 20° with a Project X 6.0 shaft
Irons (4-PW): 1° flat with KBS Tour 90 S shafts
Wedges: Gorge 50°, 54° and 58° that are 2° flat with KBS Tour stiff shafts
Putter: Answer 2 Scottsdale TR, 35″, Standard Lie
Ball: ProV1x, DOX in red, high numbers only

Josh knows the importance of fitting the club to the golfer. He chose the Anser driver because he needs a low spinning head and shaft combo…the PING Tour department fitted me into my current combination but there might be an i25 with my name on it in the very near future!

What about the Anser putter? He had another good reason. “I have always used the classic Anser style head and have always had great success.  The new TR line from PING is unbelievable and the income this putter has brought in has been good to me over the years!”

Shane Smith: What’s in the bag?

Shane Smith: What's in the bag?
The Legacy Golf Club
is the place to be. Every time I talk to Rich, the GM at The Legacy, he is telling me about a new pro that is practicing and oftentimes working at the golf course. This week he introduced me to Shane Smith. I had the chance to meet Shane and asked him to send me a picture of his golf clubs. This guy practices at The Legacy and is part of the Path to the Tour program. He actually is about to leave for Thailand to the Asian Tour qualifying school in a few weeks. Shane has won on the All-American Gateway Tour and is ranked #5 all-time on the TrackMan Combine. Think about that for a second… Remember. These guys are good.

“I recently switched from TaylorMade irons with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts to the PING S55’s with the X100 shafts. With the S55 I now have a much smaller deviation in both distance and direction. It allows me to miss-hit a shot, and still see the result of hitting the green.  This is priceless in a game of misses, and results in lower scores.” I expect big things from this kid in 2014.

Driver: PING G25 (8.5°) with an Aldila Tour Green ATX65 shaft
3 Wood: PING G25 15° with the Aldila RIP A. 80 shaft
Hybrid: PING G25 20° with an Aldila Tour Green ATX85H
Irons (3-*PW): PING S55 Green Dot with the DG X100 shafts
Wedges: PING Tour Blue Dot (52°, 56°and 59.5°) with the DG X100 shafts
Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball White Hot XG SRT

See you on TOUR!

*PW is the PING S55 Yellow Dot.

Alexander Theodore: What’s in the bag?

I like golf but I LOVE dance music. Actually, I love golf, too. But I am really big into electronic dance music. That is why, when I found out that Alexander Theodore liked dubstep, I got excited! Alexander is, according to his Twitter profile, a “Dubstepping Professional Ninja Golfer. PGA Tour Canada Member.” I know a lot of guys in Canada that play professionally, but have never had the pleasure of meeting Alexander. Of course, that didn’t stop me from finding out what golf clubs he has in the bag.

Alexander actually had this conversation with Dscount Tee Times on Twitter.

That is fun! Below is a photo of his golf bag.

Alexander Theodore: What's in the bag?