Dean Burmester What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of two-time DP World Tour winner Dean Burmester.

Dean Burmester What's In The Bag?
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Dean Burmester What's In The Bag?

After winning the 2017 Tshwane Open to collect his first ever European Tour victory, Dean Burmester had to wait over four years to once again get back into the winner's circle. He did at the 2021 Tenerife Open thanks to a final round 62, which gave him a five-stroke victory. Let's take a look inside the bag of the South African professional.

Dean Burmester What's In The Bag?

Driver

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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Burmester has been one of the longest hitters on the DP World Tour for a number of years and he has used a couple of different models over the last couple of years. He had been using a TaylorMade SIM2 and then a Titleist TSi3 for a while but he currently has a TaylorMade Stealth Plus model in the bag. 

Returning after a year away from the SIM2 range is the moveable weight positioned just behind the face of the driver. This driver is aimed at those faster swinging golfers or those looking for a driver set-up to promote a certain shot shape. For us, it was also the longest, producing outstanding ball speed, carry and total distance performance. 

Fairway Wood

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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Burmester then uses a TaylorMade Stealth Plus three-wood with around 15 degree of loft. It has a compact 175cc head with an adjustable loft sleeve that can be custom-fit with a range of premium shafts. Aimed at better players, Stealth Plus has an infinity edge carbon crown that is 12% larger than the SIM2 Titanium fairways. Using more carbon in the crown allows weight to be moved lower in the clubhead and mass to be re-engineered in the 80g silver V Steel sole for better turf interaction, reduced drag and higher launch.

Irons

Srixon ZX, Srixon ZX Forged

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He then transitions straight down into a Srixon ZX Utility iron but we are unsure what the loft of the club is. We think it acts at his two-iron and we believe it comes in and out of his setup. 

Shifting down into the rest of the irons, Burmester has a set of Srixon ZX Forged from four-iron down to pitching wedge. He used to carry a Srixon ZX7 four-iron but no longer. 

Wedges

Cleveland RTX ZipCore

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His wedges are all Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges and they have 50, 56 and 60 degrees of loft. The foundation of the RTX ZipCore wedge, which replaces RTX 4, is a unique core at the heart of the muscleback design that is four times lower density than the steel head it lies within. This frees up 10-15g of weight, along with the shape of the head, to make the sweetspot better aligned with impact location by shifting the centre of gravity away from the hosel.

Putter

Scotty Cameron Futura X7M

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His putter has recently changed. He had been using a TaylorMade Spider EX however he appears to have gone back to a Scotty Cameron model, the Futura X7M and it is fitted with a larger Flat Cat grip. We believe this is the same putter design he used to win his first European Tour title at the 2017 Tshwane Open so clearly it is a favorite of his.

Ball

Srixon Z-Star XV

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Finally Burmester uses a Srixon Z-Star XV ball. It is a four-piece design that has a reformulated core, as well as a new 338 Speed Dimple Pattern which improves aerodynamics, especially in the wind. We noticed this immediately as the first day of outdoor testing was a windy day.

Full Specs

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees at 7.5) with Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX shaft

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees) with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 85 TX shaft

Utility Iron: Srixon ZX with Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid 100 TX shaft

Irons: Srixon ZX Forged (4-PW) all with KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (50-10 Mid, 56-10 Mid, 60-8) all with KBS 610 Wedge 125 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 2