Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the equipment setup of rising young star Akshay Bhatia.

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Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag?

Akshay Bhatia has shot to prominence over the past couple of years thanks to, in part, a coaching relationship with George Gankas who also works with Matthew Wolff.

Bhatia turned professional in 2019 after competing at the Walker Cup, where he won two points from three matches in an American victory.

What clubs does the youngster put into his bag at the moment? Let's take a look.

Bhatia is signed to play Callaway golf clubs and uses a full set, from driver to ball, made by the brand.


What Driver Does Akshay Bhatia Use?

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At the top of the bag Bhatia uses a Callaway Rogue ST Max driver in a 9˚ head. He has this driver fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft. Even though this is an older model, it is still considered one of the best drivers of recent years.

Bhatia uses a lot of lead tape on this clubhead, adding 2 grams to the heel and 4 grams to the toe.

Fairway Woods

What Fairway Woods Does Akshay Bhatia Use?

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max Fairway Wood Review

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max Fairway Wood

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Bhatia is currently gaming the new Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max 3 wood. Once again he uses a Fujikura Ventus Black shaft, opting for the 8 X in his 3 wood.

We loved the forgiveness and ease of launch of the Max model in our testing and believe it sits amongst the best fairway woods of 2024.


What Hybrid Is Akshay Bhatia Using?

Callaway Apex Utility Wood

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Akshay is gaming an early prototype version of the Apex UW from Callaway, which yet again features a Fujikura shaft, the Ventus Black 10 X.

Whilst this is the 19 degree head, he has had it bent to just under 18 degrees to meet his yardage requirements.


What Irons Is Akshay Bhatia Using?

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Bhatia, like many, has a combination of models in his iron set-up. He uses the Callaway X Forged UT as his 4 iron at 22˚ before blending into Callaway Apex TCB Raw irons from 5-PW.

All of these irons are fitted with KBS $-Taper 125 S+ shafts.


What Wedges Does Akshay Bhatia Use?

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Bhatia sticks with the same model throughout his three wedge set-up, the Callaway Jaws Raw. He plays the 50-10S, 54-10S and 60-08C models and opts for a specialist wedge shaft, the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X.


What Putter Does Akshay Bhatia Use?

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Like so many other touring professionals last year, Bhatia jumped into using and Odyssey Jailbird model, in his case the 380. The resurgence of the Jailbird was one of the equipment stories of last year, spearheaded by the success of Rickie Fowler, Wyndham Clark and Keegan Bradley on the PGA Tour.


What Ball Does Akshay Bhatia Use?

Can The New Callaway Chrome Tour Golf Balls Challenge Titleist's Dominance?

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Akshay Bhatia has been one of the early adopters of the new Chrome Tour ball from Callaway. This ball performed excellently in our review with consistency of spin, stability of flight and strong ball speeds being highlights.

Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag?

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max 9˚ with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X shaft

3-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max 15˚ with a Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X shaft

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW prototype 19˚ with a Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X shaft

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT 4 iron, Callaway Apex TCB Raw (5-PW) with KBS $-Taper 125 S+ shafts

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S, 60-08C) with KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X shafts

Putter: Odyssey Jailbird 380

Ball: Callaway Chrome Tour

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer