Oct 17th, 2016
Noren and Steele's Winning What's In the Bag
Big wins for Callaway and Wilson Staff
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
It was a big win at the British Masters for Alexander Noren as he trusted a full bag of Callaway equipment to take the win. Noren used the companies lowest spinning driver, the limited edition XR16 Sub Zero.
While it was a great win for Callaway, Noren was the seventh European Tour win on the spin for Mitsubishi Rayon driver shafts. MRC Golf now dominate the European Tour with 45% of the driver shafts in play on the European Tour which is phenomenal. Noren won using the companies Tensei Blue model.
MRC launched two new models at The Grove, the Kuro Kage Silver Double TiNi and a Diamana BF. The Kuro Kage features Titanium Nickel wire in the tip of the shaft, it's elasticity helps the shaft load, and then unload on the ball with greater energy. The Diamana is the latest version of the shaft that Tiger Woods made famous. The smooth shaft features advanced dialead pitch fibres, MR 70 carbon fibre and boron for a hi tech construction that feels ultra smooth while generating power.
Tyrell Hatton followed up a win at the Dunhill Links with a top ten finish at The Grove. Hatton switched putters for the Dunhill to a Ping Vault Bergen in the slate finish. He felt it was a big part of his recent success.
"I had a new putter in the bag this week and it worked really well. I'm just so happy.
"It's weird, you know, I felt a little bit uncomfortable over the ball at times but my putting this week really helped me out and that's been key to lifting the trophy this week.
Brendan Steele had a big win or Wilson Staff at the Safeway Open. Steele plays traditional blades, but uses utility irons with graphite shafts in place of the three and four iron. If a PGA Tour winning pro doesn't use long irons, why are you?
Alex Noren WITB
Driver: Callaway XR 16 Sub Zero 8.5 degrees Mitsubishi Rayon Tensei CK Blue 80X
Fairway Wood: Callaway XR 15 degrees Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana W-Series 80X
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18 degrees Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Thump 103X hybrid
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 4-9 True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 47, 52, 56 and 60 degrees True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Putter: Odyssey Works #1
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft
Driver: TaylorMade M2 9.5 degrees Aldila Rogue Black I/O 70TX
3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 15 degrees Aldila NV 2KXV Green 85TX
Utiltity Irons: Callaway Apex 21 degrees Aerotech SteelFiber 110CW X, Wilson FG Tour F4 4 Aerotech SteelFiber 110CW X
Irons: Wilson FG Tour 100 5-PW True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
Wedges: Wilson FG Tour TC 50-08, Titleist Vokey SM5 58-08 M grind, 60-04 L Grind True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour Issue
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X Prototype
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x