Golf Equipment: What’s In My Bag?

Whats In The Bag - Side View

With all the different golf brands on the market, it can be difficult to decide which golf equipment is best to put in your bag.  I’m often asked which brands I prefer, so I’ve decided to share what’s currently in my golf bag.

While I think you could make good arguments for all of the major equipment manufacturers, club choice ultimately boils down to what looks and feels best for each individual golfer.

Whats in the bag - side view clubs

I always recommend hitting clubs before purchasing. Demo days at a nearby course or a trip to the local golf shop should provide all you need to make the ever important decision.

Although I sometimes make tweaks and upgrades, here’s a look at what’s currently in my bag.

Whats in the bag - top view

Golf Equipment
Driver*:          Titleist 913 D2 9.5-degree / Diamana 72-gram stiff flex shaft

3-Wood*:       Titleist 913F 15-degree / Diamana 72-gram stiff flex shaft

Hybrid*:         Titleist 910H 19-degree (adjusted to 20.5-degree) / Diamana 90 HYB stiff flex shaft

4 iron – PW*: Titleist 914 CB / Rifle 6.0 Project X stiff flex shafts

Wedges**:      Cleveland 588 RTX / True Temper Dynamic Gold wedge shaft
…………………….52 degree (10 bounce) – 56 degree (14 bounce) – 60 degree (8 bounce)

Putter:            Titleist Scotty Cameron – Studio Select Newport / Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0 grip

Golf Ball:        Titleist ProV1 X

Bag:                 Vessel / Custom made “The Dapper Drive” golf bag

*Golf Pride multi-compound blue/white grips (mid-size)
**Cleveland full-cord grips (stock)

Whats in the bag - back view

Quick Facts:

Favorite Club:
 Sand Wedge (56 degree Cleveland 588 RTX)

Driver Head Cover:  Daphne’s Black Lab Dog (my way of always having our pup, Ella, with me on the course)

Whats in the bag - headcover

# of Years with Current Putter:  8 years (consecutive)

Always in My Pocket:
> 6 white tees
> Mauna Kea Golf Course Divot Repair Tool (from a trip in 2012)
> Fijian $1 Coin as a ball marker (from our honeymoon in 2014 )

Whats in the bag - side view 2

Key Consideration (when choosing equipment)

If I had to offer one piece of advice to everyone from high handicappers to scratch players, it would be to ensure you have the proper shafts in your clubs.

Sure, the clubhead is an important part of your sticks, but the shaft will have a major impact on ball flight (trajectory) and spin of the golf ball.

With today’s technology, be sure to get fitted up on some form of simulator or flight scope that can provide a specialist with the information needed to put the best clubs in your hands.  You’ll be glad you did!

Whats in the bag - clubs side view 2


  1. Dal on November 30, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Wondering how you like the bag? Very interested.
    I have Steelfiber in my Apex irons and wonder how they might wear without divided sections per club.

    • TheDapperDrive on December 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Hey Dal. The Vessel bag is great. Plenty of space to store everything, but still lightweight enough to carry during walking rounds. The big positive is the fact you can customize your own bag. They do offer “stock” models (for a slightly lower price point), but ultimately if you have a custom design in mind, Vessel is a great company to look to. You’re right that the bag doesn’t have dividers for each and every club, but there are full-length dividers between the major 3 compartments (6 slots in total, but 3 run full length). I think the shafts would be okay, but I can’t speak too in-depth to the impact of a steelfiber shaft during normal use in a bag. Hope this helps.