Nicolai Hojgaard What's In The Bag?

A future star in European golf, let's dive into the bag of Danish professional Nicolai Hojgaard.

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Nicolai Hojgaard What's In The Bag?

What clubs does the star of the future put into the bag each week on Tour? Lets dive in. Nicolai Hojgaard (opens in new tab) signed with TaylorMade around the time he and his brother Rasmus (opens in new tab) turned professional at the beginning of 2019, and as a result they both nearly play full bags of TaylorMade clubs. The only club that isn't TaylorMade is his Scotty Cameron putter.

Nicolai Hojgaard What's In The Bag?

Driver

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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Starting at the top of the bag Hojgaard has joined several other TaylorMade staff players by putting the Stealth Plus driver (opens in new tab) in the bag with 10.5 degrees of loft but it has been lofted down to nine degrees. According to TaylorMade; 'Nicolai Hojgaard had immediate ball speed gains with the Stealth Plus 9° Carbonwood. In testing, Hojgaard saw consistent gains of over 3mph ball speed exceeding 190mph with better dispersion compared to his SIM2 driver."

Fairways

TaylorMade SIM2 Max

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Like his brother Rasmus, Nicolai is also yet to put the Stealth fairway woods in the bag. Instead he opts for two SIM2 Max models, one of which has 16.5 degrees of loft, and the other has 18 degrees. We also believe the former is a higher launch model. The SIM2 Max is a fairway wood with a slightly larger head than usual which makes it usable for lots of different players, from Tour pro's to higher handicap players who need more confidence and forgiveness. The SIM2 Max comes with TaylorMade’s Twist Face technology, a technology that was introduced in the M3 and M4 driver series, that reduces the effect of off-centre shots in the toe and heel. 

Irons

TaylorMade P7TW

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Moving to the irons Nicolai has a set of the TaylorMade P7TW's from four-iron down to pitching wedge. An iron designed with Tiger Woods in mind, the P7TW's are only for the finest ball-strikers. The milled grind sole is one of the standout features. It’s incredibly precise to ensure the ultimate in consistency and precision, and thereby the best possible turf interaction. Precise tungsten weight placement has been engineered to improve trajectory control and to promote a deeper feel at impact. Additionally they have been designed to be supremely workable and provide incredible feedback. 

Wedges

TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw

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His wedge setup is made up of three TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw wedges (opens in new tab). They have 50, 56 and 60 degrees of loft on them. The Hi-Toe Raw has grooves that extend all the way to the toe of the club to aid forgiveness around the greens and in bunkers, whilst it also rusts over time to aid spin and control. 

Putter

Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 Prototype

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His putter is the slot in the bag that has changed rather a lot recently. He was spotted using an Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten, and then a blade TaylorMade Soto briefly as well. However right now he has got a Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 Prototype in the bag. The Fastback is a mallet design and has a single line for alignment on the back of the putter. 

Ball

TaylorMade TP5

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Finally he uses a TaylorMade TP5 ball (opens in new tab) which is the same model used by Collin Morikawa (opens in new tab). A five-star model, we thought it was a virtually faultless ball in every area of performance, especially for those who play a lot of competitive golf. The feel leaves a lasting impression as well.

Apparel/Shoes

adidas

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Hojgaard wears adidas apparel and the ZG21 golf shoes (opens in new tab) which we think are one of the best golf shoes (opens in new tab) money can buy. We believe he used to use Tour360's however it appears he now goes for the ZG21 golf shoes instead, which are all about lightness and comfort. We gave it five-stars because we couldn't really find anything to fault it on. It looks great and offers excellent all-round performance.

Full Specs

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus with 10.5° loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei White AV 65X shaft.

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max with 16.5° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 1k Pro White 80-TX shaft.

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max with 18° loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Kaili 80-TX shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW), with True Temper Project X LZ 6.5 shafts.

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe Raw (50°, 56° & 60°), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.

Putter: Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 Prototype

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Shoes: adidas

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