Hudson Swafford What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of American golfer Hudson Swafford.

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Hudson Swafford What's In The Bag?

A three-time winner on the PGA Tour, Swafford's first win came at the 2017 CareerBuilder Challenge and he followed that three and a half years later with a win at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Below we have taken a look at the clubs he uses out on Tour.

Hudson Swafford What's In The Bag?

Driver

TaylorMade Stealth

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Swafford has a very interesting mix of golf clubs in the bag at the moment. He has several brands represented from TaylorMade to Scotty Cameron. He starts with a TaylorMade Stealth driver (opens in new tab) which is interestingly the regular version and not the Plus model that many other Tour professionals have put in - for example Tiger Woods (opens in new tab), Rory McIlroy (opens in new tab) and Collin Morikawa (opens in new tab). Swafford's had been using the SIM2 and SIM models for a while but now has the Stealth in with nine degrees of loft. 

Fairways

Ping i25

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He then carries two Ping i25 fairway woods with 14 and 18 degrees of loft. The i25 came out back in 2015 and found its way into a lot of professional golf bags because of its taller face and lower centre of gravity which increased ball speed and helped reduce spin for added distance. Unlike most players though, Swafford has kept them in his setup which just shows how much he trusts the model. We have noticed a lot of Tour players using older models of fairway wood because it is the most difficult club to get right in the bag.

Irons

PXG 0311 ST Gen3, PXG 0311 ST Gen4

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Swafford was then using a set of Ping S55's for a long time but right now he has put in two different PXG irons in the bag. His four and five-irons are both PXG 0311 ST GEN3's whilst the rest of his irons, from six-iron down to nine-iron, are PXG 0311 ST GEN4's. All of them are fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts. On the PXG website, Swafford said of the setup; "PXG Tour team has really worked well with me to create a sole for my new irons to make them a perfect fit for me."

Wedges

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy, Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks

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Swafford is one of a few players to use four specialist wedges at the moment, swapping out his PXG pitching wedge for a PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 46 degree model. He then carries two more of the wedge, with 50 and 56 degrees of loft whilst his lob wedge is a Titleist Vokey SM8 (opens in new tab) WedgeWorks model which are very popular out on Tour.

Putter

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 Tour Prototype

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Swafford is a tried and tested mallet guy and as a result he has got a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 Tour Prototype in the bag at the moment, moving away from the TaylorMade Spider X, and Fastback Scotty Cameron he was using in 2021. 

Ball

Titleist Pro V1

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Finally he uses a Titleist Pro V1 (opens in new tab) golf ball too. One of the best golf balls (opens in new tab) money can buy, the Pro V1 provides superb all-round performance with impressive distance in the long game, excellent control into the greens and high levels of consistency throughout with a soft feel.

Full Specs

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth (9 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Smoke shaft

3-wood: Ping i25 (14 degrees) with Aldila Rogue Silver 125 MSI 80 TX shaft

5-wood: Ping i25 (18 degrees) with Aldila Tour Blue 85 shaft

Irons: PXG 0311 ST Gen3 (4, 5) PXG 0311 ST Gen4 (6-9) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy (46-10, 50, 56-13), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60-T) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7.5 Tour Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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