We take a look at the equipment Lee Westwood currently uses
Lee Westwood What’s In the Bag? 2018 Clubs
Lee Westwood won his 24th European Tour title in style at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, shooting a bogey-free 64 on Sunday.
The Englishman has been a Ping staffer for his entire career and currently has a full bag of the company’s products.
His driver is the Ping G400 LST and he also carries a Ping G400 3 wood as well as a Ping G hybrid.
He averaged just under 318 yards off the tee for the week, although that is far above his usual distance due to the altitude in Sun City.
His average off the tee this season is 297 yards.
His irons are the Ping i210 model which he has from 4 iron through to sand wedge, including gap wedge.
The 45-year-old hit 76.4% of greens during the week in South Africa which was key to his victory. He was 4th in the field for that stat.
Westwood carries a 60 degree Ping Glide Forged lob wedge as his only pure wedge.
His putter is the new Ping Sigma 2 Fetch which has the added feature of getting the ball out of the hole for you.
The flat stick was working for Westwood, who was 1st in the field for Putts per GIR with an average of 1.64.
Below, Westwood talks us through his 2018 setup from the start of the year…
Lee Westwood What’s In The Bag?:
“So I’ve got a Ping G400, 10 degrees of loft and it actually is 10 degrees it hasn’t been cranked or anything like that. I love this driver its given me some extra distance.
“Ping G400 3-wood, 14. and a half degrees of loft, once again an Aldila shaft.
“Then I go to a 3-hybrid, 19 degree, sort of fills that gap between 4 iron and 3-wood, I don’t carry a 3 iron because greens are too firm nowadays, so this goes in a bit higher and stops a bit quicker.
“Well certain weeks I do carry a three iron but usually I don’t carry a three iron and this goes about 235-240 yards so it fits that gap nicely.
“4 iron through to U-wedge are all i200’s, I carry two U-wedges, ones in between a wedge and the other U-wedge counts as my sand iron because they don’t make a sand iron in this set.
“U-wedge that goes 121 yards and sand wedge that goes 106, and I carry the new Glide lob wedge 60 degrees.
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“I have used this particular lob wedge for a long time with this particular sole, gives me a lot of variation around the greens and its great out of bunkers as well.
“Very rarely do I hit my lob wedge full out, occasionally I do and it goes around 91-92 yards.
“Alignment sticks which I use on the range, lining up and I use on the putting green as well.”
When discussing moving into newer models or keeping older ones, Lee went on;
“It depends what it is, with having been with Ping for so many years, generally they bring along a club and it fits me immediately I don’t need to do much tinkering around.
I do change but I try not to change too often, I like the clubs to stay the same, and then I know if I’m hitting them bad, its me.”
“The putter is a Tyne H-Sigma, just a regular Ping grip on it, Ive had the line made a little bit bigger and it moved a little bit towards the heel, but I like this at the moment it feels good in my hands. It feels heavy but I can grip it light.”
Lee Westwood What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Ping G400 LST
3 wood: Ping G400
3 hybrid: Ping G
Irons: Ping i210 (4-SW)
Lob Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth
Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Fetch
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
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