Joaquin Niemann What's In The Bag?

We take a look at the clubs the youngster uses on the PGA Tour.

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Joaquin Niemann What's In The Bag?

Chilean youngster Joaquin Niemann has had a meteoric rise up the world golf rankings. He got his 1st PGA Tour victory in 2019 at A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier and he played in his 1st Presidents Cup in 2019 as well. After several near misses he then got his 2nd PGA Tour win at the Genesis Invitational, where he went wire-to-wire. But what clubs does the youngster use after signing with the LIV Tour at the moment? We take a look below.

Joaquin Niemann What's In The Bag?

Joaquin Niemann WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Ping G430 LST (10.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6X shaft

3-wood: Ping G430 Max (14.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

*7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 at 20 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

*Hybrid: Ping G425 (24 degrees) with Graphite Design DI Hybrid shaft

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9) with Project X 6.0 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0, 46°, Ping Glide Forged Pro, 52°, 56°, 60° with Project X 6.5 shafts

Putter: Ping Prototype PLD Anser

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Shoes and Apparel: Adidas


Ping G430 LST

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All of Niemann's clubs are made by Ping and after putting in the G425 LST driver, and the G410 LST in, he has now put the newer Ping G430 LST driver in the bag, with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6X shaft. This driver features a 'CarbonFly crown' which might not seem significant but it has a fundamental impact on the performance of the club. The lighter material lowers the centre of gravity which in turn will produce a lower launch with reduced spin and increased distance. As carbon is a lighter material, it pulls mass from the crown of the club and allows it to be positioned elsewhere - expected to be further back for added forgiveness. His model is fitted with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6X shaft.


Ping G430 Max

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He then uses a Ping G430 Max three-wood and we believe a G425 Max seven-wood with 14.5 and 20 degrees of loft. The G430 Max is a long yet easy-to-use fairway wood and will be many golfers favorite in the 2023 season thanks to its versatility and high launch characteristics. A new carbon crown gives this fairway the looks to match the playing experience.

Interestingly, at first Niemann was against the idea of using a seven-wood because it would go too high but Ping Tour rep Kenton Oates said otherwise. 

“I remember he played a hybrid that first year on Tour when he got his card,” said Oates to “We talked about [a 7-wood] like we always had, but he really liked that hybrid. Then at Memorial, in 2020, Jack’s place was playing super firm and he mentioned a need for a club to stop balls [on the green] on par 5s. He was struggling from that 250-255 range into greens. I told him, ‘Dude, it’s a 7-wood.’ And he gave me that look that all 20-year-olds give me — the I’m not playing a 7-wood look. He thought it was going to go too high, but I told him that wouldn’t be the case.”

Both of his models are fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD DI shafts, and he has also occasionally put a Ping G425 hybrid in the bag as well. 


Ping iBlade

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Shifting to the irons, Niemann uses iBlade's ranging from the four to nine-iron. Niemann has used these irons for a while and he has rarely wavered from them. They came out in 2016 and we felt the iron excels in all the areas of performance competent golfers prioritize – distance control, workability and a soft feel with forgiveness thrown in for good measure.


Ping Glide 3.0, Ping Glide Forged Pro

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He then carries four Ping wedges ranging from 46-60 degrees. The 46 is a Ping Glide 3.0 whereas the other three are Glide Forged Pro models. They have 52, 56 and 60 degrees of loft and have Raw finished. We were big fans of the Forged Pro wedge when we tested it. The control and versatility allows you to be confident and aggressive around the green whilst there are enough loft/bounce options in the range to create a set designed for your needs.


Ping Prototype PLD Anser

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Finally, Niemann uses a Ping Prototype PLD Anser putter, favoring the iconic design. Again, Niemann has not really wavered or tried any other putter over any significant time so clearly he is a fan of a traditional, classic blade look. 


Titleist Pro V1x

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Niemann uses a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball. A ball that received five stars in our review, the Pro V1x is an excellent all-rounder, as you would expect. We were particularly impressed by the improved ball flight in the long game which didn’t come at the cost of any short game control or feel.



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Niemann wears adidas apparel and after using the Tour360 shoe for a long time, it appears he has now switched into the ZG21 golf shoes. One of very few models to get a five-star review from us, the ZG21's look great, are incredibly light and offer good comfort and stability. 

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