Wilco Nienaber What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of big-hitting South African Wilco Nienaber.

Wilco Nienaber What's In The Bag
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We take a look inside the bag of big-hitting South African Wilco Nienaber.

Wilco Nienaber What's In The Bag?

A rising star in South African golf, Wilco Nienaber has moved through the ranks of professional golf quickly over the past few years. Additionally he has become synonymous with unbelievably long hitting despite what appears to be quite a slender frame.

For example the video below of him hitting a 439-yard drive in South Africa went viral.

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But what clubs does he play? Let's take a look below.

Nienaber is currently signed to Ping (opens in new tab) and plays a full bag of equipment made by the brand. He signed in 2019 and said at the time; “Joining the Ping staff is a true honour for me. The engineering that goes into designing every club and the custom fitting is something that I have long admired and benefited from as an amateur. Ping equipment gives me the confidence to go out there and play my best golf."

Starting at the top of the bag he uses a Ping G425 LST driver (opens in new tab) which he uses to great effect, launching the ball well over 300 yards consistently.

He then carries one Ping G425 Max fairway wood too.

Shifting to the irons, Nienaber uses a Ping i210 four-iron, and the rest of them are Ping Blueprints (opens in new tab). They go from five-iron down to pitching wedge.

Moving to the wedges, he uses three Ping Glide Forged models with 52, 56 and 60 degrees of loft. All of them, along with his irons, have Dynamic Gold shafts.

His final club in the bag is a Ping PLD Anser prototype putter.

We then believe he uses a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball but we are yet to confirm this for certain.

Wilco Nienaber What's In The Bag?

Driver: Ping G425 LST, 

Fairway-wood: Ping G425 Max

Irons: Ping i210 (4), Ping Blueprint (5-PW), all with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (52, 56, 60 degrees), all with True Temper Dynamic Golf S400 shafts

Putter: Ping PLD Anser Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 but yet to be confirmed

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

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