WITB Talor Gooch - RSM Classic Winner
Talor Gooch has been performing quite well on the Korn Ferry tour for several years. Gooch is a great player to watch and has been impressive in his debut on the PGA Tour. With his first PGA Tour win at Sea Island, we may be starting to see what Gooch is capable of on the PGA Tour. As a young player coming up the ranks, Gooch is happy to be sponsored completely by Callaway. His clubs are a representation of this consistency and power; let’s take a better look at Talor Gooch’s clubs that helped him secure his first win at the RSM Classic.
Talor Gooch plays with the Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond LS. If you are a player looking for incredible speed off the face of the club, this is the driver to use. The club has 9 degrees of loft, but Gooch sets it at 8.3. With his fast swing speed, this is quite common.
The shaft in the driver is the Fujikura Atmos Blue 7X. Most of the time, we will see this shaft continue through the fairway woods and even hybrid, but Gooch mixes things up a bit.
Woods and Hybrids
Many PGA Tour professionals will play with a 3 or even 2 iron and eliminate a lot of the wood and hybrid choices from their bag. However, Gooch uses a 3 wood and a hybrid.
The 3 wood is a Callaway Rogue set at 14 degrees with a Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX. The Rogue is not the newest release from Callaway, but with a 3 wood, players should keep something they are comfortable with.
The hybrid is the Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815, set at 17.5 degrees. The shaft in this is again a bit different with the Aldila Tour Blue Hy 105 TX.
The irons are the newest release of the Callaway X Forged in the four iron through six iron. In the seven through nine iron, you will find the Callaway Apex MB. A mix set of irons tends to work well for those that want forgiveness in long irons and then precision in the short irons. All of the irons feature the Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 125X.
Since Talor Gooch is a Callaway guy, it is not surprising to see him with an Odyssey putter in his hands. This putter is an Odyssey Tri Hot 2 Prototype. Odyssey released a few new prototypes at the RSM Classic as part of the new Tri Hot 5k series. It’s hard to know if and when these will come to market for amateur golfers looking for new equipment.
As you can see, Talor Gooch is a Callaway guy through and through. We can learn from his golf bag that shaft consistency is not for every player. In addition, the mixed iron set is often a good choice for those that want some additional performance features and benefits in their golf irons.