John Catlin What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of American golfer John Catlin.

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We take a look inside the bag of American golfer John Catlin.

John Catlin What's In The Bag?

John Catlin may have been born in the United States and played collegiate golf for the University of New Mexico, but he is one of the rare Americans to play most of his golf away from the PGA Tour.

Over the past few years he has been playing on several different Tours like the Asian Development Tour, All Thailand Golf Tour, Asian Tour and also the European Tour.

So far he has had ten professional wins with the two biggest coming in 2020 at the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters hosted at Valderrama, and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Just seven months later he also got back into the winners circle with a playoff victory at the Austrian Open over Maximilian Kieffer.

So what does the American put into his golf bag each week? Well he has a mix and match club setup at the moment with several different brands represented. He does appear to have some kind of contract with Srixon though according to his website.

First he uses a Ping G425 LST driver (opens in new tab) and then a TaylorMade SIM (opens in new tab) three-wood.

He then uses two Srixon Z-U85 utility irons which act as his three and four-irons. He then transitions down into a set of Srixon Z-Forged blades which go from five-iron down to nine-iron.

He then carries four Cleveland RTX-4 ZipCore wedges with 46, 52, 58 and 62 degrees of loft.

His final club in the bag is an Odyssey O-Works Black #1 putter and he also uses a Srixon Z-Star golf ball.

John Catlin What's In The Bag?

Driver: Ping G425 LST, Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF shaft

Three-wood: TaylorMade SIM

Utility: Srixon Z-U85 (3, 4)

Irons: Srixon Z-Forged (5-9)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4 ZipCore (46, 52, 58, 62 degrees)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Black #1

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

Shoes: Nike

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