SERGIO GARCIA’S CLUBS (backweighted?!)

PGA Tour equipment reporter Johnathan Wall provided some great insight on Sergio’s setup:

“Sergio Garcia is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to the equipment he used to win Masters 2017. For years he has ground his own wedges in the TaylorMade tour van. Instead of having wood shafts of different weight (usually there is a 10-gram difference from club to club), he uses Mistubishi’s Kuro Kage Silver 80X in all his woods.

For his TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto irons he puts 30-gram weights in the end of the grip to counterbalance them. Garcia had been using lead tape to accomplish that up until the 2010 Valero Texas Open, when TaylorMade tour techs discovered the availability of the weight plugs that could go into the butt end of the grip. Garcia counterbalances the clubs to make the swingweight feel lighter. The shafts in his irons are Nippon’s Modus 130X model.”

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SWINGWEIGHT

Swingweight can be more important than the overall weight of a club. Every golfer creates energy in the swing in slightly different ways and so there is probably a need for a different feel in each players clubs. Sergio has an extremely fast transition from back to downswing and prefers this very unique setup of having weight in the grip end.

It isn’t just a feel thing either – it can make a huge difference to the average golfer in their ability to hit the sweetspot. Have you ever tried clubs before in different brands but with the same shafts? Usually the results can be very different and a lot of this can be traced to the different swingweights and balance of the clubs between brands.

THAT PUTTER! (Only one 3 putt all week!)

Another big change for Sergio in 2017 has been his putter. Personally I love the stability of it through impact – it might be going in my bag this year. Dustin Johnson and many others have adopted it making it the most popular on tour. Here is a good insight from National Club Golfer:

Review: Sergio Garcia’s TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter

FULL BAG SETUP

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver Dual Core TiNi 80TX

Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1 2017 (17 and 19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Silver TiNi 80XTS

Irons: TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto (3-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (54 SB-09 and 58 SB-11)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Grip: SuperStroke 1.0P (Tour Only)

Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5

 

For some great images of the clubs he used during the Masters check out this article by GOLF WRX:

http://www.golfwrx.com/428910/sergio-garcia-witb-2017/

 

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