Mito Pereira What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of Chilean professional golfer Mito Pereira.

Mito Pereira What's In The Bag?
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Mito Pereira What's In The Bag?

A player who won twice on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2021, Mito Pereira has gone from strength to strength of late and his first PGA Tour win is a question of when and not if. What clubs does he put in his bag? Let's take a look.

Mito Pereira What's In The Bag?

Mito Pereira WITB: Full Specs

Driver: Ping G430 LST (10.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft

3-wood: Ping G425 SFT (14.5 degrees at 15.5) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

7-wood: Ping G425 Max (20.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (46, 52, 56 60 degrees) all with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Putter: PLD Anser Milled Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Shoes: Under Armour HOVR Drive 2

Driver

Ping G430 Max

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Pereira is a Ping staff player and uses a full bag of clubs from the brand. He starts with a Ping G430 Max driver which has 10.5 degrees of loft and is fitted with A Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 X shaft. The G430 range is the latest range from Ping and the LST model features a new 'CarbonFly crown'. A carbon crown might not seem significant but it has a fundamental impact on the performance of the club. The lighter material lowers the centre of gravity which in turn will produce a lower launch with reduced spin and increased distance. As carbon is a lighter material, it pulls mass from the crown of the club and allows it to be positioned elsewhere - expected to be further back for added forgiveness.

Fairways

Ping G425 LST, Ping G425 Max

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He also uses a Ping G425 SFT three-wood and a G425 Max seven-wood with 15.5 and 20.5 degrees of loft respectively. The Max model that made our Editor's Choice list in 2022 because it is so easy to hit and is the most forgiving fairway wood in the G425 family. The G425 Max is made with a one-piece face, rather than the steel face insert used in the G410 models, and this has increased ball speeds across the face by up to 1.5mph - a significant amount in an evolutionary model from Ping. Ping did away with the Turbulators that dominated the crown on the G410 fairway wood and have replaced them with a simple, clean three dot system. This is great for lining up the ball consistently in the centre of the face. Both of his fairway woods are fitted with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shafts.

Irons

Ping iBlade

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Next up he uses a set of Ping iBlade irons and they go from four-iron down to nine-iron. They are also fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts. These are actually the same model of iron used by his Chilean compatriot Joaquin Niemann. They came out in 2016 and we felt the iron excels in all the areas of performance competent golfers prioritize – distance control, workability and a soft feel with forgiveness thrown in for good measure.

Wedges

Ping Glide 4.0

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He then uses four Ping Glide 4.0 wedges with 46, 52, 56 and 60 degrees of loft. We felt they were extremely easy to spin the ball with, and even when hitting shots that came off a little hotter and lower than expected, the ball sat to attention quicker than most new wedges.

They look exceptional as well - especially in the more traditional teardrop shape that is available in three of the four sole options. It also has the classic Ping Hydropearl 2.0 chrome finish, which reduces glare as well as flyers from the rough in damp conditions while also adding a touch of style to the aesthetics. 

Putter

Ping PLD Dale Anser Milled Prototype

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His final club in the bag is a Ping PLD Dale Answer prototype. it is a blade design which we obviously haven't tested, but we have used the new Ping PLD Anser line which are very similar. Milled from 303 Forged Stainless Steel and finished in a matte black color, everything is original about this Anser including the lack of any alignment lines.

Ball

Titleist Pro V1

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Pereira uses a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball at the moment. With its biennial upgrade, the design got several significant changes made to it, such as the new reformulated 2.0 ZG Process Core which was implemented with more distance in mind. Additionally the cover was noticeable when we first got our hands on some. 

The dimple count increased from 352 to 388 following extensive trials and testing to maximize distance and flight consistency. The cover itself is also made from a new softer, urethane elastomer for more greenside spin and control. 

Shoes

Under Armour HOVR Drive 2

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Pereira also wears Under Armour shoes and apparel. His shoe model is the newer HOVR Drive 2 which we recently tested. The brand has applied the science of biomechanics in the design on its outsole to develop rotational, horizontal, vertical and internal traction. The most convincing of this traction comes from the new 3D moulded heel cup construction, which effectively creates a vacuum around the heel, locking it in for incredible levels of stability. They are also comfortable and look good too, which meant they went straight into our guide on the best golf shoes.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

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 takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

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. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

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 single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (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 Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)