Ryan Fox What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of New Zealand professional golfer Ryan Fox.

Ryan Fox What's In The Bag
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Ryan Fox What's In The Bag?

A three-time winner on the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour), Ryan Fox is the son of All Black rugby player Grant Fox. He turned professional in 2012 and has been up and down the world rankings over the years. So what does the big New Zealander put in the bag? We take a look in this piece.

Ryan Fox What's In The Bag?

Driver

Srixon ZX5 Mk II

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We believe Fox has an equipment contract with Srixon at the moment, and this deal results in him using a Srixon driver, irons, and golf ball, along with Cleveland wedges. Getting into specifics, we start with what Fox says is probably his favourite club in the bag, the driver. When we interviewed him a while ago he said he carries it roughly 315 to 320 yards and his model is the Srixon ZX5 Mk II and it is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 TX shaft.

Fairway

Srixon ZX Mk II

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Fox has also decided to put the newer Srixon ZX Mk II fairway wood in the bag and it also has a Fujikura Ventus shaft too as you can see below. This replaced the TaylorMade SIM model he had in the bag for a long time. In our testing the Srixon ZX Mk II fairway was really easy to hit and if you like the looks and are not familiar with the brand then we would encourage you to try out this versatile fairway that is easy to hit from any lie. It feels fast and reassuringly stable, something inconsistent golfers will welcome when attacking small greens into par fives.

Irons

Srixon ZX7 Mk II

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Shifting to the irons, Fox carries a Srixon Z U85 utility 3-iron which he has with a Nippon shaft to help him flight the ball a bit better. Also, dependent on the course, he regularly switches out the 3-iron for a 2-iron. Unbelievably, he carries this 250-yards or so. Then, from 4-iron to pitching wedge he has Srixon ZX7 Mk II irons fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts.

The ZX7 Mk II builds upon what made the previous ZX7 iron so great by enhancing the impact experience with a more solid, satisfying feel and it does this with its Pureframe design.

Wedges

Cleveland RTX ZipCore

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Fox then carries three Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges (opens in new tab) with 50, 56 and 60 degrees of loft, but given how close the first two wedge lofts are, we can probably assume one of them is either lofted up or down to fit into distinct gapping. Despite being aimed at lower handicap players, the wedge is a surprisingly user-friendly muscleback wedge that puts control at the heart of the performance. 

Putter

Fine Tuned Prototype

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Finally Fox had been using a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5 putter for a while but right now we think he uses a Fine Tuned Prototype. Fine Tuned is an American putter company that offers putter fittings and several different models through its website. Fox's version is a prototype design. 

Ball

Srixon Z-Star XV

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His ball is the Srixon Z Star XV (opens in new tab) which is a superb premium golf ball. It will appeal to higher swing speed players, which Fox is, that want distance off the tee without compromising on feel around the green. It's four-piece design now features a reformulated FastLayer inner core to aid ball speed and distance so it comes as no surprise that Cameron Champ also uses the XV. 

Apparel/Shoes

Peter Millar, FootJoy

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Finally Fox wears Peter Millar clothing and FootJoy Pro SL 2022 golf shoes (opens in new tab). The new Pro SL got a little revamp in 2022 with a slight design aesthetic tweak, and continued high-quality performance, which is what you'd expect from one of the best spikeless golf shoes (opens in new tab) money can buy. 

Ryan Fox WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Srixon ZX5 Mk II, (9.5 degrees), Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 TX shaft.

Fairway wood: Srixon ZX5 Mk II, (14 degrees), Fujikura Ventus shaft.

Utility: Srixon Z U85, (20 degrees), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 shaft

Irons: Srixon ZX7 Mk II (4-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore, (50-10 Mid, 56-10 Mid, 60-06 Low), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 & S400 shafts

Putter: Fine Tuned Prototype

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Shoes: FootJoy Pro/SL

Apparel: Peter Millar

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

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 December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

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.