Robert MacIntyre What's In The Bag?

Take a look inside the bag of Scotland's Robert MacIntyre

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Robert MacIntyre What's In The Bag?

One of the most prominent rising stars in European golf is Scotland's Robert MacIntyre (opens in new tab) who, after a series of close finishes at the 2019 Betfred British Masters, Made in Denmark, and Porsche European Open, finally got into the winner's circle for the first time on the European Tour in 2020. His victory came at the Cyprus Showdown at Aphrodite Hills thanks to four birdies over the final six holes. Let's take a look inside the youngster's bag.

Robert MacIntyre What's In The Bag?

Driver

TaylorMade SIM2 Max

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At the top of the bag MacIntyre carries a TaylorMade SIM2 Max driver (opens in new tab) with nine degrees of loft. MacIntyre has been using the SIM2 Max for a while now and interestingly hasn't switched into the new Stealth models. In our TaylorMade SIM2 drivers review, we noticed that the SIM2 Max produced a noticeably higher flight than SIM2, which along with the extra spin will be well received by those who struggle to flight their tee shots or don’t spin the ball enough. In terms of changes vs the original SIM, the SIM2s have a darker carbon fibre section on top, which we found to contrast more sharply with the white front section to better assist with alignment.

Fairways

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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He has however switched to the newer Stealth range in the fairway wood section of the bag. MacIntyre uses two Stealth Plus models with 15 and 19 degrees of loft. Rory McIlroy (opens in new tab) and Tiger Woods (opens in new tab) have both put this model into play which is no surprise given it is designed for Tour players and proficient ball-strikers. The overall footprint of the club is quite small, especially when compared with the regular Stealth model. There is no red face here unlike the driver but we thought the re-engineered 80g soleplate was a nice touch and improved turf interaction.

Irons

TaylorMade P7MC

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Shifting to the irons, the Scot then uses a set of TaylorMade P7MC (opens in new tab)s. They go from four-iron down to nine-iron. These have proven immensely popular out on Tour because not only do that have a classic shape and minimal offset, but there is also more forgiveness on offer compared to the P7MB (opens in new tab) and P7TW models. In our testing we particularly enjoyed the turf interaction of the P7MC, with its more rounded sole gliding through the turf with minimal snagging. We found that it produced an impressive combination of distance and accuracy.

Wedges

TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw, Titleist Vokey SM8

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He then has two Hi-Toe Raw wedges (opens in new tab) with 52 and 60 degrees of loft. The Hi-Toe Raw builds on the success of the original Hi-Toe wedge by adding an expanded toe area and adding grooves which now have score lines between them. Together, these things have really helped maximise the spin on offer and also makes it one of the most forgiving wedges we have tested. In between those two wedges he also carries a Titleist Vokey SM8 (opens in new tab) model with 56 degrees of loft. 

Putter

Odyssey Versa 7

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Finally after having used the TaylorMade Spider X for a long time, and gaming the TP Bandon 3 (opens in new tab) for a brief period, he has now switched into an Odyssey Versa 7 putter. The Odyssey has the same kind of fang design as the Bandon model but has a distinctive black and white finish which really stands out on the green. This finish is said to help with accentuate the face angle at address, through the stroke and at impact. It also has Odyssey's iconic White Hot insert which many out on Tour love. 

Ball

TaylorMade TP5x

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MacIntyre uses a TaylorMade TP5x golf ball (opens in new tab) and has the Scottish flag stamped on it as you can see above. From our research, the TP5x model gets used more than the TP5 (opens in new tab) out on Tour because it does a good job of blending tour performance and feel in a low spinning golf ball. 

Apparel/Shoes

Nike

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MacIntyre wears Nike apparel and Air Zoom Victory Tour 2 golf shoes.The Scot signed with Nike at the tail-end of 2021 and speaking at the time MacIntyre said; “Clothing is a big part of a professional golfer’s make-up, and it’s so important to have confidence in the quality of what you’re wearing each week. The depth of the Nike Golf range covers everything that I need, and it’s reassuring to know that they will be there to support me wherever I am playing in the world.”

Full Specs

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max, (9 degrees at 8.75) with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 75 TX shaft

Three-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (15 degrees) with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 85 TX shaft

Five-wood: TaylorMade Stealth Plus, (18 degrees), with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 85 TX shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P7MC (4-PW) all fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw (52, 60 degrees), Titleist Vokey SM8 (56 degrees) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 Black shafts

Putter: Odyssey Versa 7

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Shoes: Nike

Apparel: 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