Nelly Korda What's In The Bag?

Take a look inside the bag of young American star Nelly Korda.

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Nelly Korda What's In The Bag?

Five years younger than fellow LPGA player and sister Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda has become a star of the women's game, winning many times on the LPGA, competing in Solheim Cups, winning a Major in 2021, and also winning Olympic Gold in Tokyo. Not to mention she played herself to the world number one slot as well. What golf clubs does she carry out on Tour? Let's take a look below.

Nelly Korda What's In The Bag?

Driver

Titleist TSi1

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Nelly is a brand ambassador for Titleist and as such many of her clubs are made by the brand. She had been using a Callaway GBB Epic driver for a long time but last year she put the Titleist TSi1 driver in the bag. 

Titleist fitter J.J. Van Wezenbeeck said of the switch in a press release; “She loved the shape of the TSi1 and was swinging it with a lot confidence. Initially, we were very close with TSi2, and she was gaining up to 5mph additional ball speed. But she has a slight tendency to miss on the heel, and Stephanie Luttrell (Titleist’s Director of Metalwood Product Development) suggested the TSi1 head – with its CG properties being closer to face center – could help improve strike location and provide the extra forgiveness she needed on those swings. TSi1 was never going to be the obvious choice with her 150mph ball speed, but in going through the fitting process we were able test all of the options and determine the optimal setup that is getting her 10-15 additional yards with better accuracy.”

Fairways

Titleist TSi2

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She then transitions down into two Titleist TSi2 fairway woods. One of which acts as her three-wood with 16.5 degrees of loft and the other is more of a seven-wood with 21 degrees of loft. A club that nearly got five stars in our review; one of the first things we noticed with the TSI2 was the consistency of the flight. Inevitably with fairway woods, which are often the hardest clubs in the bag to hit well, the strike locations tend to be more inconsistent. And yet, with the TSi2, the resulting distances and flights were impressively predictable. 

Hybrid

Ping G425

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A new addition to the bag is her hybrid, a Ping G425. We are yet to confirm when this club actually came into the setup but what is clear is it has replaced the Titleist T200 iron she had in this slot. We believe it has 25 degrees of loft and is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 7 S shaft. 

Irons

Titleist T100

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Moving to the irons, as we mentioned above Korda did have a T200 four-iron in the bag but this has gone. Now her longest iron in the bag is a five-iron and it is part of her Titleist T100 set that goes down to pitching wedge. Interestingly Korda decides to use the older T100 model but given how many Tour prof's have put the newer model in, we would not be surprised to see a new set show up in 2022. 

Why does she use the T100's? Well when she spoke to Golf Digest last year she said; "So much more consistency with them, and I knew right away. Sometimes you get irons that get hot, you don’t see the shape you like to. There’s so much consistency with shape of the ball and with distance, it’s exactly what I want."

Wedges

Titleist Vokey Design SM8

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She then has three Titleist Vokey SM8 wedges with 50, 54, and 58 degrees of loft. Again, speaking to Golf Digest, Korda said; "I love my wedges. Aaron [Dill] did a great job. Met him for the first time a few months ago. I used to call him up and give him what I wanted through the phone, but when I got fitted in person we found my 58 flew a little too high. We’ve been able to get that down to where I want it. There’s nothing too special about my wedges. 58, 54, 50. I love skulls, which I think is odd. People are always like, “Uh … what?” So have them stamped on, and there’s a lion on one of them too."

Putter

Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 Prototype

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Her final club in the bag appears to be a Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 Prototype. Korda said of the switch away from her Newport; "So I switched to the putter right before the U.S. Open, before my first two wins. Before I had the Newport 2. I like black putters so I can see the white line easier. With the Squareback it’s easier to line up, the line is longer. I like the look of it because of the mallet, because it reminds me of the Newport, I didn’t really want to switch, but this fits my stroke so well."

Ball

Titleist Pro V1

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Finally Korda also uses a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball. This ball allows her to get a little bit more distance without compromising on the feel she wants with the irons and around the greens. It also gives her a slightly higher ball flight which she liked. 

Full Specs

Driver: Titleist TSi1 (10 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6 S shaft

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi2 (16.5 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Red 7 S shaft

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees) with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75 S shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 (26 degrees at 25) with Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 7 S shaft

Irons: Titleist T100 (5-PW) all with Aerotech SteelFiber i80cw F4 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (50-08F, 54-10S, 58-08M) all with Aerotech SteelFiber i95cw S shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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