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Most Popular Golf Clubs on Tour in 2016

By Golf Wedge Solutions | General

Feb 02

Which golf clubs should I buy? We all know that is a difficult question to answer so many golf clubs in the market with varying technology and designs.

We can read about the why the new design of a particular driver, iron or wedge is going to make a difference to your golf game, but sometimes it helps to know the ones that people have had success with. 

So we decided to study what clubs do pro golfers use when they are on tour.​

We have put together ​a list of 700 pieces of equipment  including woods, irons, wedges and putters by looking into the almost 60 winners' bags -- all winners of golf tours and championships that took place in 2016, and some in early 2017. We included what degrees they use -- even what degrees the pros bent theirs to, and the balls they played with. ​

We put the results in an infographics at the bottom of this post. Click here to jump to it.​

5 Top Golf Brands in the Winners' Bags of 2016


1. Titleist - 21.4%

2. Callaway - 17.8%

3. Taylormade - 16.4%

4. Nike - 11.1%

5. Ping - 9%

Most Used Irons on Tour

The irons found most in winners' bags are a tie between Callaway Apex Pro (found 9 times) and Nike Vapor Pro (also found 9 times). Out of these 9, some were Nike Vapor Pro Combo and some were Nike Vapor Pro Blade.

The Callaway Apex UT were found 7 times and the Ping S55 - 7 times.

There were 7 Taylormade irons - Taylormade RSi, RSi 2, RSi TP and RSi UDI. Equally, we found 7 Titleist 716 MB/T-MB.

The Pros' Favorite Drivers

The driver most commonly used by the pros is Titleist, found 11 times in winners' bags. This ranges from 910D2, 915D2, 915D3, 915D4, 917D2, and 917D3.

Callaway Men's Great Big Bertha Driver (Right Hand, Graphite, Regular Flex, Kuro Kage Black 50g, 10.5 Degrees)Next, comes Callaway Great Big Bertha, found 9 times. In descending order, you'll also find TaylorMade M2, TaylorMade M1, Callaway XR 16, Nike Vapor Fly Pro and Ping G.

The Best Woods the Pros are Playing With

The most popular wood is a tie between 3 names, all found 11 times each. Callaway Great Big Bertha, Ping G and TaylorMade M1. The M2 follows closely with 10.

The Most Popular Golf Wedge Used by Pros

In this category, we have a very clear winner. Leading by a whopping 44, is the Titleist Vokey SM6.

This is trailed by Callaway Mack Daddy 3 (18) and Nike Engage (also 18). Both the TaylorMade Tour Preferred and TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF also made strong appearances with 6 and 14 respectively.

Most Used Putter on Tour

Titleist Scotty Cameron putters are found 21 times in our winners' bag. They include Futura X5, 009 prototype, Newport 2 and others. The Odyssey Versa and White Hot Pro are also popular choices.

The Best Golf Shaft

If you are looking for the most popular golf shaft, then it has to be anything that starts with True Temper. It was obviously the pros' favorite shaft as we found 147 of it our WITB study. The Project X is very popular with about 48 of it and the True Temper Tour Issue Dynamic Gold S400 has about 25.

We also saw about 30 Fujikura shafts (Speeder Evolution, Rombax Pro) and around 30 Aldila shafts (Rogue, Tour).

Pros' Favorite Ball

If you had only one ball you could ever buy, get the Titleist Pro V1x. Played by 24 tour winners in 2016 and early 2017, namely Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, it's a safe guarantee this is one of the best golf balls to play with.

Pros' Favorite Brands

Some pros played with the contents of their bags almost entirely made up of one brand.

Titleist - Jordon Spieth,​ Andrew Johnston, Charley Hoffman

Callaway - Brian Stuard, Wesley Bryan, Branden Grace, Danny Willett, Lydia Ko

TaylorMade - Jason Day, Jim Herman, Sergio Garcia

Nike - Tony Finau, Charl Schwartzel​, Rory Mcllroy, Hao-Tong Li

Ping - Bubba Watson, ​Miguel Angel Jimenez, Seamus Power

Cobra - Rickie Fowler, Lexi Thompson​

Honma - Ha Na Jang

Bridgestone - Brandt Snedeker​

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Infographics - Whats In The Bag 2016 Most Popular Golf Clubs

Infographics Whats In The Bag Most Popular Golf Clubs

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