We take a look at the clubs used by Sergio Garcia.
Sergio Garcia What’s In The Bag?
What clubs does Ryder Cup legend and 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia use? In the post below we take a look at the equipment in Sergio’s bag.
Garcia split with TaylorMade in October in 2017 after 15 years with the company before signing with Callaway at the start of January 2018. However he then resigned with TaylorMade in 2021.
“I’m very happy to announce that I’m back with my family, with the TaylorMade family that I’ve spent many years with,” Garcia told Golf Monthly.
“Took about a three year break but excited to be back obviously always loved the equipment and the people, everyone that works there, they do an amazing job.
“Even without having a contract with anyone I have been playing mostly TaylorMade equipment this last year and a half so, so yeah it’s exciting and can’t wait to get started.”
What are the exact specs of his bag? Let’s take a look.
At the top of the bag he has a TaylorMade SIM2 Max driver.
Then, Garcia has put in two TaylorMade fairway woods. One of them is a SIM2 model and the other is the normal SIM Ti design.
After playing Callaway’s Apex MB’s, TaylorMade’s P7MB’s and a set of Ping Blueprints, he has now switched back to the TaylorMade P750’s. This was an interesting development when we noticed it, and we recently spoke to Adrian Rietveld, TaylorMade Senior Manager – Tour, to get some more details.
“The conversation goes, how do we help Sergio Garcia? How do we get him comfortable in TaylorMade irons? Because the idea is with these free agents that are impactful you want to get them into your products. Keith Sbarbaro who is my boss, he just said it’s simple guys. We just send him the irons that he won the Masters with and it’s done.
Rietveld continued; “You want to help somebody, you want to get them into your irons, he’s always been an MC guy. So the reasons why he was down on his short irons and the reason why the long irons were spinning a little more was just purely because he was playing blades at his cavity spec. So you send him those clubs and he’s got nothing to worry about, he’s got the same people building them, he’s got no variables to work with and he settled so quickly in those irons and he’s still playing them today. Which is testament to a very good product.
“Our MCs are built on the exact same shaping and profile so we could have easily sent him our MC irons but that wasn’t the point. The point was to help Sergio settle and helping him settle means giving him something that he has no question marks over and that’s why I think we did that and I think that was a big turning point for him trusting us and us trusting him. So it’s all these different checkpoints in the last 18 months that have led to this point where if you trust each other and you believe in each other you can make a partnership, which is where we are right now.”
He then has a couple of Vokey wedges. One is an SM8 with 52 degrees of loft, and the other is a WedgeWorks BV Proto with 58 degrees of loft.
Finally his putter has recently changed from a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5 to a TaylorMade TP Bandon 1.
Rietveld also went into some interesting specifications on Garcia’s clubs too.
“He uses 30g counter balanced weights in the back of his irons and 20g counter balance weights in the back of his woods. So if his clubs were built to a D4 swing weight, once you put these counter balanced weights in the clubs they get to about C7, which is quite extreme in terms of the amount of counter that’s there, which is quite unique to him and considering him being such an amazing ball striker. Only Retief Goosen had a similar spec back in the day but I can’t think of one other player on tour that has that spec.
“He plays Nippon 130 shafts in his irons, he plays P750 iron heads, he plays a 70g Ventus black in his SIM2 driver, a 70g Ventus black in his SIM fairway and an 80g Ventus black in his SIM 5 wood. His spec in terms of length, loft, lie, swing weight, grip, they haven’t changed for a long, long time. His hands are not small but he won’t wear anything else other than the smallest glove you can give him. He’s extremely specific about how tight a glove needs to be on his hand to feel comfortable, maybe that’s got something to do with how good his hands are.
Key to re-signing with the brand is the golf ball, which Sergio has been using all year in the form of the TP5x.
Rietveld said; “He’s used our golf ball for the longest time out of any player. Even with his gap, he is basically one of the forefront guys of the TaylorMade golf ball. Our new 2021 golf ball, he was the first guy to play it in a tournament. He played a TP5x in Hawaii I think at the beginning of the year.”
Finally Garcia wears adidas apparel and shoes.
Sergio Garcia What’s In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max (8 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (13.5 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft
5-wood: TaylorMade SIM (19 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Black 8X shaft
Irons: TaylorMade P750 (3-PW) all with Nippon NS Pro Modus 3 Tour 130 X shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 (52-12D), Titleist Vokey Wedge Works BV Proto 2020 (58-T) all with Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 130 X shafts
Putter: TaylorMade TP Bandon 1
Ball: 2021 TaylorMade TP5x #85
Apparel and shoes: Adidas