Lilia Vu What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of 2023 AIG Women's Open Winner Lilia Vu

Lilia Vu What's In The Bag?
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Lilia Vu What’s In The Bag?

Lilia Vu collected her second major of 2023 when she romped away from the field at the AIG Women's Open at Walton Heath to win by six shots. The win continues a hugely successful season for the American who claimed her first major title in dramatic fashion earlier in the year with a birdie on the first playoff hole to secure the 2023 Chevron Championship. Let's take a look inside the bag of the Californian star who is currently the hottest star in the women's game.

Lilia Vu What's In The Bag?

Lilia Vu WITB: Full Specs

Driver:  TaylorMade Stealth Plus with Fujikura Ventus TR Blue shaft

Fairway Woods: Callaway Apex UW (15, 21 degrees) with Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6.5 shaft

Irons: Srixon Z585 (4), Srixon ZX7 MkII (5-AW) with KBS Tour shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 (56, 60 degrees) with KBS Tour shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 Putter

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


TaylorMade Stealth Plus

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Interestingly, Vu carries the original Stealth Plus driver rather than the more recent Stealth2. The American’s bag is a unique mixture of some older and some newer clubs and she is one of only a small number of pros still using the first Stealth. Her shaft of choice is the Fujikura Ventus TR Blue.

Fairway Wood

Callaway Apex UW

Lilia Vu

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Vu has used a TaylorMade Stealth three-wood this year but has recently switched to two Callaway Apex Utility Woods with Fujikura Ventus Blue TR shafts and used them to great effect when winning the AIG Women's Open. 

The Callaway Apex Utility Wood earned a five star review when we tested it. We were especially excited by how it combined fairway wood distance with hybrid accuracy.


Srixon Z585, Srixon ZX7 MKII

Lilia Vu

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Vu plays a combo set of Srixon irons, with a Z585 four-iron to go with a set of ZX7 Mk II's from five-iron to A-wedge. Vu had been using the Z785 irons before switching recently to the newer ZX7 set.

Several golfers who have no equipment deals and who are free to choose which clubs they play have often opted to go with Srixon irons, which speaks volumes to how good they are. When Brooks Koepka was a free agent he played Srixon clubs until he eventually signed with the brand and the quality of their irons is often overlooked. 

We found the ZX7 Mk II irons to have a soft but solid feel, ample workability and we were impressive by the distance achieved when compared to most other forged irons. 


Titleist Vokey SM9

Lilia Vu

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Like many of the game’s leading players, Vu plays Titleist Vokey wedges. There are a variety of options when it comes to Vokeys, and Vu has gone with the SM9 wedges and she uses a 56 and 60 degree model. In our testing maximum spin and feel remained while the progressive centre of gravity design has been refined to produce a slightly lower and more consistent flight in the higher lofts for improved distance control.


Scotty Cameron GoLo 5

Lilia Vu

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Her flat stick of choice is the Scotty Cameron GoLo 5 Putter, which you will also find in the bag of Vu’s fellow LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson. The GoLo has a mallet design and hers is finished in a blacked out color along with a bright pink grip.


Titleist Pro V1x

Titleist Pro V1x 2023 golf ball review

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Finally, Vu is one of many top professionals to use the Titleist Pro V1x ball. A ball that received five stars in our review, the Pro V1x is an excellent all-rounder, as you would expect. We were particularly impressed by the improved ball flight in the long game which didn’t come at the cost of any short game control or feel.

“Instantly knew that the (2023) Pro V1x was going to be it,” Vu said of her testing process. “It helped bring down the spin and it was just perfect for my game,” she said. “Yeah, everything about it. The biggest thing for me is I really wanted the same feel coming out of the old golf ball. It just happened to be that way, so it worked out really well.”

David Usher

Dave is a distinctly average golfer with (fading) aspirations to be so much more than that. An avid collector of vintage Ping putters and the world's biggest Payne Stewart fan, in 2021 Dave turned his front garden into a giant putting green to work on the weakest area of his game, but sadly to date he has seen little improvement. In addition to his work reviewing golf gear and writing features for Golf Monthly and T3, Dave is the founder of the Bang Average Golf website

Dave’s lowest round is a one over par 73 around Kirkby Valley Golf Club in 2018, which included a bogey on the 18th to ruin the one and only chance he’ll ever have of shooting an even par or better score.  That errant tee shot on 18 does not still haunt him to this day though, in fact he hardly ever thinks about it.  No, honestly, he doesn’t. Not at all. Never.

Dave splits most of his golf between Hurlston Hall Golf Club in Ormskirk, Lancs, and Berrington Hall Golf Club in St Helens and has a handicap that fluctuates between 9 and 12, largely depending on how poor his putting is. 

Dave’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Wilson Staff Dynapower Titanium, 9.5° 

3 wood: Wilson Staff Dynapower, 15°

7 wood: Callaway Mavrik Max, 21° 

Hybrid: Srixon ZX 2 hybrid, 16°

Irons: Wilson Staff Dynapower, 6-PW

Wedges: Cleveland CBX ZipCore (graphite), 44°, 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter: TaylorMade Spider EX Ghost White

Ball: OnCore Vero X2