Wilson irons have won more majors in the history of golf than any other brand. That’s what Gary Woodland used to shape his way to triumph at Pebble Beach. The rest of the bag is a who’s who in the equipment game, showing more proof that the world’s best players are keeping their options open and playing what looks good and fits them in lieu of playing a full bag of a brand for a seven figure contract.
Here’s a look at Woodland’s equipment:
DGary’s driver is a 9 degree head, but thanks to the adjustable capabilities, he has it set at 7 degrees of loft. Pretty low for today’s trends, but Woodland is a high swing speed player with a downward attack angle. The 7 degrees probably gives him an ideal launch angle. His ACCRA RPG 472 M5+ is extra stiff and it is tipped 2”. Taking 2” off at the tip makes it play even stiffer, and at an overall length of 44.75”, it is shorter than what you would call “standard.” This all means that there’s probably 10 people on the planet that can this driver, and Gary Woodland is one of them.
The LST model is designed for higher swing speed players. Enter Gary Woodland. It has a smaller head than the G410 and a center of gravity that is pushed more forward to keep the spin down. It is set at 15 degrees and the shaft is an ACCRA Tour Z M5.
These pay homage to the classic Wilson blades responsible for all those past major wins. You won’t find a prettier golf club, or better feeling with the soft 8620 forged carbon steel and milled faces. Gary plays 3 iron thru PW and the shaft is KBS Tour C Taper X flex. There’s a theme here………the shaft is 130 grams and delivers a lower, boring trajectory for high speed players.
Spin milled grooves by Bob Vokey help deliver some of the highest spinning and softest feeling wedges on the market. The Hi-toe by Taylormade features, surprise……a high toe design with a “V” shaped leading edge that glides through the rough and sand effortlessly.
Scotty continues to make the world’s best putters for the world’s best players. A lot of his models are made with input directly from the tour, but there are plenty of world- class models available for you as well. The Newport model is the most recognized and features subtle toe-hang for players who putt on a slight arc.
No surprise here. Titleist has lead in worldwide wins since the beginning of time. This current Pro V1 model flies lower with a piercing trajectory and has overall very low spin with longer clubs.
The theme throughout Woodland’s bag is that he is a high spin, high speed player; so all of his equipment, including his ball, is designed to combat that. This gives him better control from tee to green, and it also leads to his first major championship.
Enjoy the game and each other,
Written by Head Golf Professional, Seth Zipay
Published by Craig Walton