Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag?

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

Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag
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We take a look inside the equipment setup of rising young star Akshay Bhatia.

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.

At the top of the bag he uses a Callaway Epic Speed driver (opens in new tab) with 8.5 degrees of loft. It is also fitted with a 'Hulk' Smoke Green shaft made by Project X. Tony Finau is another player who has put this in his driver in the past.

This shaft is also in his three-wood, which is a Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero model.

He does not carry a five-wood, instead he uses a Callaway X Forged UT Proto three-iron before transitioning down into a set of Callaway Apex MB (opens in new tab)'s.

These go from four-iron down to pitching wedge and all of them have KBS Black shafts.

In terms of wedge setup, Bhatia uses three MD5 Jaws Raw models from Callaway. They have 50, 54 and 60 degrees of loft respectively.

His final club in the bag is an Odyssey 2-Ball Ten (opens in new tab) prototype with a very cool looking red Stroke Lab shaft.

He also uses a Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball.

Akshay Bhatia What's In The Bag?

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (8.5 degrees) with Project X HZURDUS "Hulk" Smoke Green 75 6.5 TX shaft

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees) with Project X HZURDUS "Hulk" Smoke Green 85 6.5 TX shaft

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT Proto (3), Callaway Apex MB (4-PW) with KBS TG Hybrid Proto 95 X (3), KBS $-Taper Black 125 S+ (4-PW) shafts

Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (50S, 54S, 60C) all with KBS $-Taper 125S+ shafts

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Prototype

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6