Garrick Higgo What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of South African golfer Garrick Higgo.

Garrick Higgo What's In The Bag?
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Garrick Higgo What's In The Bag?

South African Garrick Higgo has had a fast start to his career over the last few years. After picking up his first European Tour victory at the 2020 Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos, he collected his second and third at the 2021 Gran Canaria Lopesan Open and Canary Islands Championship. They took place on back-to-back weeks. In 2021 he then started playing on the PGA Tour and got into the winner's circle there too at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. So what does the young lefty put into his bag each week out on Tour? Below we have taken a look.

Garrick Higgo What's In The Bag?

Driver

Titleist TSi3

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Higgo plays nearly a full bag of Titleist equipment at the moment. He starts with a Titleist TSi3 driver (opens in new tab) which is one of very few drivers to get five stars from us in a review. The compact look will suit the eye of the better player, but many more abilities have the potential to benefit from the more varied adjustability and extra forgiveness on offer. Our testing, after being custom fitted, showed it was longer and straighter than the TS equivalent, producing longer but more playable distance.

Fairway

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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His three-wood is the sole club in the bag not made by Titleist. Having played a Titleist TSi2 model for a while, he now uses a TaylorMade Stealth Plus (opens in new tab) model and we believe it has around 15 degrees of loft. Rory McIlroy (opens in new tab) and Tiger Woods (opens in new tab) have both put this model into play which is no surprise given it is designed for Tour players and proficient ball-strikers. The overall footprint of the club is quite small, especially when compared with the regular Stealth model. There is no red face here unlike the driver but we thought the re-engineered 80g soleplate was a nice touch and improved turf interaction.

Hybrid

Titleist TSi3

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He then has a Titleist TSi3 hybrid (opens in new tab) which has 19 degrees of loft. While it’s the smallest head of the three new Titleist hybrids, we still found it offered a good level of forgiveness to go with its workability. The combination of the thin, hot face and SureFit hosel means golfers can fine tune this more streamlined hybrid to give them ultimate control over their trajectory, shot shape and distance.

Irons

Titleist T100

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Moving into the irons from four-iron down to pitching wedge he uses a set of Titleist T100's. They appear to be fitted with Project X shafts too and it is interesting to note that Higgo continues to use the older T100 (opens in new tab) model and not the newer design. This suggests that once he has a set of irons he trusts, he won't move unless he has to or the performance it noticeably better for his game. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance they produced when we tested a set - they had stunning compact looks, solid but soft feel, and there were surprising levels of forgiveness as well.

Wedges

Titleist Vokey SM9

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Higgo then uses two Titleist Vokey SM9 wedges with 50 and 54 degrees of loft. His lob wedge is a Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks prototype and it has 60 degrees of loft. It is no surprise to us that so many Tour professionals are putting the SM9 into play because it provides an excellent level of spin and trajectory control. They also look stunning in the different finishes and not to mention there are six grinds and a total of 23 different loft and bounce options as well. 

Putter

Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-5.5

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Higgo had been using a TaylorMade Spider X for a while but at the moment the South African uses a Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-5.5 model. It has a fang design very similar to the one Justin Thomas uses but we believe it has a slightly different neck profile, along with a few more smaller touches. 

Ball

Titleist Pro V1x

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He also uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball after switching into the design in 2021. It was this change that made a big difference to his game. “I used to play the Pro V1, but my weakness was around the greens,” Higgo told GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast. “I wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t there in terms of strokes gained around the greens. I tried the [Pro V1x] and it’s amazing how much better my confidence is around the green, because I know the [Pro V1x] is going to stop.”

“I did some testing at home and found the Pro V1x consistently stopped about three feet shorter than the Pro V1 for me. So the Pro V1 was rolling out an extra three feet, and that’s exactly what I was seeing on the course. It was good but still released. Now I’m hitting shots around the green and having shorter putts, which obviously makes a big difference.”

Shoes

FootJoy Premiere Series Packard

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Finally Higgo wears FootJoy golf shoes and his current gamers are the FootJoy Premiere Series Packard's in white.

Full Specs

Driver: Titleist TSi3, (9 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X shaft

Three-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus, (15 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X shaft

Hybrid: Titleist TSi3, (19 degrees) with Fujikura Atmos Blue 8 X shaft

Irons (4-PW): Titleist T100 all with Project X 6.5 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9, (50-12F, 56-14F, 60-06K10S) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X T-5.5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Shoes: FootJoy Premiere Series Packard

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

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