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Inside Story of Phil Mickelson’s Kaiwar Winning Special Club – New Zealand Golf Digest – GOLF Sports

Phil Mickelson is at the top of the PGA Championship leaderboard and does that with the bags that Phil Mickelson expects.

Perhaps the most enthusiastic equipment on the PGA Tour, Lefty loves to bring something special for the majors, especially at the long end of the bag, again on Kaiwar Island. Mickelson has put a new driver in the Ocean Course bag. This is a Callaway Epic Speed ​​driver with a 6 degree loft, the actual completed loft is 5.5 degrees and it has a Fujikura Ventus Black 6TX shaft. According to Callaway, Mickelson liked the ball speed and consistent spin rate he saw with his new driver, so he replaced the Callaway Mavrick driver in his bag.

According to Callaway PGA Tour director Jacob Davidson, the Epic Speedhead has a low center of gravity, which also helps keep Mickelson’s spin rate low when he hits his favorite cut-off tee. On courses where wind can be a major factor, it is important to maintain spindown on curved shots. This will prevent the bend from starting too much.

The CBS announcement team also participated in Mickelson’s “2 Wood”. This isn’t really a two-wood, but it’s the second driver of the kind that Mickelson first played at this year’s Farmers Insurance Open. Since then he has been using it on and off. Despite Mickelson’s best efforts to hide the club’s identification mark, the Bat is a tailor-made original One Mini driver with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7x shaft. The Original One Mini was designed to control standard drivers and 3 woods. Its 43.75-inch shaft (more than an inch shorter than many drivers) and 275 cubic centimeter heads (about 40 percent smaller than regular drivers) feel more comfortable for some players. The club also has a “speed pocket” slot on the sole to help the shot be hit low.

“This is a club for players who want something more forgiving and easier to hit the tee than 3 woods, but they may be able to hit the deck when they need it,” said Tailor Made. Tomobistedt, Senior Director of Products, said. When the club debuted in 2019, he told Golf Digest about making metal wood. He said the original One Mini driver had a moment of inertia (forgiveness of off-center hits) that was more than one-third higher than a typical three-wood. Some oversized drivers are close to what wasn’t so long ago. “This is much easier than with a driver off the deck.”

After the second round on Friday, Mickelson focused on the usefulness of both of his drivers. “I’m using it [the Mini One] That’s a reasonable amount, “he said. “Sure, there aren’t many forced carry with holes like 1 and 3 and holes that you want to suppress. But like 15, 16 and 18, riding the wind of the returning holes, a little more I had to use a driver because I had to run it. [But] It’s a great club for me to have when I feel a little uncomfortable, as I can get to the ground quickly and my mistakes aren’t too bad. ”

In places like the PGA Championship Ocean Course, it certainly sounds pretty handy.

Take a look at all the clubs in Phil Mickelson who won the 2021 PGA Championship.

ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track

driver: Callaway Epic Speed ​​(Fujikura Ventus Black 6TX), 5.5 degrees

driver: Tailor Made Original Mini One (Fujikura Ventus Black 7X), 11.5 degrees

Iron (3-5): Callaway X Ford UT; (6-PW): Callaway Apex MB

Thick sliced ​​potatoes: Callaway PM Grind (52, 55, 60 degrees)

putter: Odyssey PM prototype


– GOLF Sports

Inside Story of Phil Mickelson’s Kaiwar Winning Special Club – New Zealand Golf Digest

https://newzealandgolfdigest.co.nz/pga-championship-2021-the-story-behind-the-special-club-phil-mickelson-used-to-win-at-kiawah/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pga-championship-2021-the-story-behind-the-special-club-phil-mickelson-used-to-win-at-kiawah Inside Story of Phil Mickelson’s Kaiwar Winning Special Club – New Zealand Golf Digest

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