Joel Dahmen What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of American Joel Dahmen.

Joel Dahmen What's In The Bag?
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Joel Dahmen What's In The Bag?

American Joel Dahmen got his first win on the PGA Tour at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship and has shown the ability to consistently produce high-level golf over a number of years now. He makes a lot of cuts and his best finish in a Major to date is a tied-10th finish at the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. So what does he put into his equipment setup out on Tour? Below we take a look.

Joel Dahmen What's In The Bag?


Ping G425 LST

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At the moment the majority of Dahmen's clubs are from a couple of different brands, starting with a Ping G425 LST driver (opens in new tab) with 10.5 degrees of loft. The G425 LST model has a more pear-shaped head that the standard Ping G425 Max driver and measures 445cc to deliver spin reductions. Our testing showed it's definitely a club you can really dial in to provide the launch conditions and shot shape you want to see, especially when you consider the wide shaft choices available. Those golfers with fast swing speeds should definitely mark this down as one to try.

Fairway Wood

Ping G425 Max

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He then uses a Ping G425 Max three-wood. Unlike its predecessor, the Ping G425 fairway wood has a one-piece face, rather than a steel face insert, which has increased ball speeds on the G425 by up to 1.5mph. This has translated into one of the most forgiving woods on the market gaining a decent amount of distance. The Max head is the all-rounder and Ping has removed the turbulators from the crown, making for a much cleaner, matte aesthetic.


Ping Anser

Rather than carry a five-wood he then uses a Ping Anser hybrid which has been part of his setup for a very long time. In fact on his website he calls the club 'my baby'. It has 20 degrees of loft and a Ping Anser TFC 800D shaft.


PXG 0211 ST

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From there he uses a set of PXG 0211 ST irons and they go from four-iron down to pitching wedge. All of them are fitted with Dynamic Gold X100 shafts. We haven't had the chance to test these irons yet but they appear to be muscleback in looks and the performance is based around workability instead of forgiveness. 


PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy

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Dahmen then carries three PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy wedges with 50, 56 and 60 degrees of loft.


Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie

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His putter situation has recently changed. He was using a PXG Bat Attack model for a while and then was spotted with an Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten putter at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A Scotty Cameron Roundback prototype came into his setup for a while but at the moment he has gone for an Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie model. 

The White Hot OG line sought to bring classic designs into the future with modern technology. The original feel and sound of the old insert has been maintained with the two-part urethane insert bringing the putter right into the 21st century. There is also a much more premium aesthetic on these putters thanks to the silver PVD finish.


Titleist Pro V1

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Finally he uses a Titleist Pro V1 ball which is one of the most used models out on Tour. With its biennial upgrade, the design got several significant changes made to it, such as the new reformulated 2.0 ZG Process Core which was implemented with more distance in mind. Additionally the cover was noticeable when we first got our hands on some. 

The dimple count increased from 352 to 388 following extensive trials and testing to maximise distance and flight consistency. The cover itself is also made from a new softer, urethane elastomer for more greenside spin and control. 

Full Specs

Driver: Ping G425 LST (10.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Diamana TB 60 shaft

3-wood: Ping G425 Max (14.5 degrees)

Hybrid: Ping Anser (20 degrees) with Ping Anser TFC 800D shaft

Irons: PXG 0211 ST (4-PW) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy (50, 56, 60) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Rossie

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