Chris Kirk What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of American Chris Kirk here.

Chris Kirk What's In The Bag?
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Chris Kirk What's In The Bag?

American Chris Kirk has won five times on the PGA Tour, the most recent of which came at the 2023 Honda Classic. This ended an eight year PGA Tour win drought, a big reason of which came about because in 2019, Kirk announced that he was to take an "indefinite leave" from golf to battle his struggles with alcohol and mental health. He played on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020 and has risen back up the world rankings to inside the top-50, so let's take a look at the clubs he has used to do so. 

Chris Kirk What's In The Bag?

Chris Kirk WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9 degrees at 10.7) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 TX shaft

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (15 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 TX shaft

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (18 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 TX shaft

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ‘21 (4), Callaway Apex MB ‘18 (5-9) all with Project X LZ 125 6.5 shafts

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (46-10S at 47, 50-10S at 51), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-10S), WedgeWorks (60-T) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG No. 5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Driver

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond

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Kirk has an interesting bag setup with several different brands represented. He starts with a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver which has 10.7 degrees of loft and is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 TX shaft. The Triple Diamond has a 450cc head as well as a 14g back weight which can be positioned in the front for even lower spin and maximum workability. 

In our testing, performance wise, we noticed a noticeable climb in distance, with the Triple Diamond producing a lower spin rate that leads to more carry. It may not be the most forgiving but, out of the centre of the face, there aren't many models which are better.

Fairways

TaylorMade Stealth

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He then uses a couple of TaylorMade Stealth fairway woods. They have 15 and 18 degrees of loft, and both are fitted with Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 TX shafts. 

The Stealth model was a clear winner in our testing when it came out, even outperforming the Stealth Plus, hence why it is included in our 2022 Editor's Choice Awards.

Irons

Callaway Apex Pro ‘21, Callaway Apex MB ‘18

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Kirk then has a combo set of Callaway irons in the bag, both models of which are slightly older. To start he carries a Callaway Apex Pro ‘21 as his four-iron, before transitioning down into a black set of Callaway Apex MB's from 2018. They go from five-iron down to nine-iron and all of his irons are fitted with Project X LZ 125 6.5 shafts. 

Wedges

Callaway Jaws Raw, Titleist Vokey Design SM9, WedgeWorks

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Shifting to the wedges he currently has a four wedge setup, two of which are Callaway's, and two are Titleist's. The first two models with 47 and 51 degrees of loft are Callaway Jaws Raw wedges in black finishes (we presume to match his irons). He then uses a Titliest Vokey SM9 as his 56 degree option, and then a Vokey WedgeWorks model at 60 degrees. All of his wedges are fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts.

Putter

Odyssey White Hot OG No. 5

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His final club in the bag is an Odyssey White Hot OG No.5, which tested very well for us. The half-moon shape combined with the clean black sight line is very easy to align and you get that lovely firm feel we remember from the original White Hot putters. In short it was a modern take on a classic, offering up easy alignment, simple looks and a strong roll. No wonder Kirk has used it to great success.

Ball

Titleist Pro V1x

Titleist Pro V1x 2023 golf ball review

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We believe Kirk currently uses the latest version of the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball. It is one of the best golf balls, aimed at those looking for higher flights and more spin. Compared to the standard Pro V1, it offers a firmer feel, with its main upgrade being the new core Titleist have inserted to the ball. During testing, we enjoyed the level of control on offer here, which came in particularly handy when hitting into the greens.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

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 six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

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's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer