Jordan Spieth finished the 2017 season as the number 2 golfer in the world behind DJ. Jon Rahm recently passed him with his fast start to 2018, but after four straight season finishing in the top 5 in the world rankings, there is little doubt Spieth is one of the top three players in the world today.
After covering the TaylorMade guys: Tiger, Rory, and DJ last week, it’s interesting to see a bag that hasn’t completely changed from last season. For the second straight season, the 915 D2 woods and AP2 irons from Titleist are mainstays in Spieths bag, and why not?
Driver: Titleist 915 D2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Limited Edition Black 60TX
The Titleist 915 D2 was one of the longest and most-popular drivers to release in 2015. With a price tag of $434.99 it’s actually the most expensive driver that we reviewed last season. Thanks in part to it’s Active Recoil Channel, the Titleist 915 D2 creates a ton of ball speed on contact and generally outperforms other clubs in it’s category. The most surprising feature to a lot of first time hitters is just how forgiving this driver is… Mishits are almost certainly going to travel further and straighter than your old driver, whatever it was.
The 915 D2 also offers the widest variety of loft option amongst major drivers released in 2015. This club can be adjusted to 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 10.5 and 12 degrees, allowing you to make adjustments to the club and not your swing. Use the promo code PGACHAMP and pick up a lightly used Titleist 915 D2 for just $160.
3 Wood: Titleist 915F
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X
Similar to the driver, Spieth uses a fairway wood that is both long and forgiving. Given his swing, and lack of power (when compared directly to guys like Day, Johnson, Watson…) one would expect Spieth to play a less forgiving set of clubs, but just how forgiving his bag is has to be taken as a true credit to Titleist for having a great few years and developing some awesome clubs.
The 915f will give you a nice, high, consistent ball flight, and is plenty long. Just check out the latest reviews from other golfers on Golfsmith…
Irons: Titleist 712U 3 Iron and Titleist 714 AP2 4-9
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X (3)and True Temper Project X 6.0 (4-9)
The Titleist AP2 irons are the perfect irons for the low handicap amateur, and are particularly appealing if you are able to piece together some sort of combo set like Jordan has done for the past three seasons. There isn’t a ton to say about the 2017-2018 AP1 and AP2 irons, they are the amongst (if not the) best combination of distance and forgiveness on the market this year.
The popularity of Titleist AP1 and AP2 irons make them some of the best clubs you can buy ‘lightly’ used online and get great sticks at a great price.
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (46, 52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0
If you aren’t familiar with Bob Vokey, the Master Craftsman behind Titleist’s wedges, and these clubs, then you aren’t paying attention. Titleist claims (and we wouldn’t argue…) that 40% of all players on tour are using Vokey Design wedges. They have flat out out-performed every other set wedges on tour, and the way Spieth played around the greens last season are only going to further drive in that point.
These are Vokey’s best wedges to date, featuring progressive center of gravity that moves up and down on the club head as you move between the different lofts. In addition to Spieth, we have spotted Bill Haas, Adam Scott, and Jimmy Walker all using this club in early 2017 PGA starts.
These wedges will be available at $149 in stores on March 11, 2016. Check back or subscribe for our review.
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009 Prototype with SuperStroke Flatso Ultra Grip
We all are familiar with this putter… A basic, beautiful piece of metal that you likely can’t afford, or if you can, you will have a hard time justifying spending nearly $3,000 on a tool designed to roll balls straight. Granted we are the first two say that not all putters are created equal, but the Prototype and the Newport are close enough for us to just pocket the $2,500.
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Question: If nearly every player currently in the top 10 is using the same ball, which ball is best? Okay, maybe not every golfer, but we wrote WITB articles for Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler last week and both players are using the Titleist Pro V1X, and we have several scheduled to publish this week and a good portion will feature the Pro V1X. We all have our own favorite ball, for a period of time I didn’t want to hit anything but a Chrome Soft… However, you are doing yourself an injustice if you don’t buy a box of these (and a box of TaylorMade Tour Preferred X) take them out and shoot them for a day.