Sahith Theegala What's In The Bag?

We take a look inside the bag of professional golfer Sahith Theegala in this piece.

Sahith Theegala What's In The Bag?
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Sahith Theegala What's In The Bag?

A player who has come very close to winning his first PGA Tour title, Sahith Theegala is a rising star in the game of golf so we have taken a look at his bag setup in this piece.

Sahith Theegala What's In The Bag?

Driver

Ping G425 LST

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Theegala is a Ping staff player and uses a full bag of clubs from the brand at the moment. Starting at the top of the bag he has a Ping G425 LST driver which is the model we usually see the Tour professionals use because it is the lowest spinning. The G425 LST model has a more pear-shaped head that the standard Ping G425 Max driver and measures 445cc. We found it offered around 300 rpm less than the Max model, which did contribute to extra carry distance while maintaining a good level of forgiveness despite its smaller size. 

Fairway Wood

Ping G

Interestingly Theegala then uses an older fairway wood model, the Ping G. Tour professionals using older fairway woods is actually a lot more common than you might think because once a professional finds a fairway wood they like and they trust, it usually takes a lot for them to change. This is because it is the hardest club in the bag to get right.

Hybrid

Ping G425

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Instead of another fairway wood Theegala then has a Ping G425 hybrid. We believe it has around 17 degrees of loft. 

The Ping G425 hybrid has the same thin maraging steel face as its predecessor, the Ping G410. Generating high ball speeds, it also features Ping’s Facewrap design technology that works across the crown and sole of the club promoting an easy launch and longer shots.

Irons

Ping i210, Ping Blueprint

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Moving onto the irons Theegala carries two different Ping irons at the moment. His longest iron is a two-iron and it is a Ping i210 model, whilst the rest of his irons from four-iron down to pitching wedge are all Ping Blueprint's. The one-piece forging involved in constructing the Ping Blueprint iron makes for very tight tolerance control and that means maximum consistency when it comes to distance control. As a result they are very intimidating to look down on and are not for the faint-hearted. In testing we found, once you find a rhythm, even though the hitting area is relatively small, the results are pleasing and it’s extremely easy to shape the ball and manipulate flight.

Wedges

Ping Glide 4.0, Ping Glide 2.0

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedge

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He also decides to use two different models of Ping wedge as well. His 50 and 54 degree models are the Ping Glide 4.0's which are the newest Ping wedges in that line.  His 58 degree model is a Ping Glide 2.0 which is as you would expect, the wedge which came two generations before the 4.0. In our testing we found them to look great, they created a lot of spin and we enjoyed the fact there are a multitude of grind options. 

Putter

Ping Anser 2

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His putter has remained the same for a while now, and it is a Ping Anser 2. The Anser has always been crucial to the Ping family – the model turned 50 in 2016 and the brand always makes an Anser blade design in all of its putter ranges. 

Ball

Titleist Pro V1

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Finally Theegala uses the Titleist Pro V1 golf ball and has done for a while now. Providing superb all-round performance, it produces impressive distance off the tee, as well as excellent control in and around the greens. As such it is easily one of the best golf balls money can buy. 

Full Specs

Driver: Ping G425 (10.5 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60 TX shaft

5-wood: Ping G (17.5 degrees at 16.5 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 (17 degrees) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X shaft

Irons: Ping i210 (2), Ping Blueprint (4-PW) with Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 85 X (2), Project X 6.5 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12S, 54-12S), Ping Glide 2.0 (58-06) with Project X 6.5 (50), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (54-58) shafts

Putter: Ping Anser 2

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

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