Daniel Kinn What’s In The Bag: Winter 2016

 

Daniel Kinn What’s In The Bag Winter 2016

Driver: 915 D2 7.5, D1 setting

Aldila Tour Blue 65X tipped an extra 1”, std. length

3 Wood: 915 FD 15*, A1 setting

Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.2 Tour Spec X flex, tipped an extra 1”, std. length

Hybrid: 816 H2 19*, A1 setting

Fujikura Speeder 904HB X flex, tipped an extra 1”, std. length

Irons: 716 CB 4-9 2*upright 1* strong, std. length

Project X 7.0

Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 46.08 F, 50.12 F, TVD 54 K, TVD 58 M, 1* upright, std. loft/length

Project X 6.5

Grips: Golf Pride Multi-Compound Red/ Black Midsize

Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2, std. lie/ loft, 35”, 40g weights

Boccieri Midsize 155g grip

Golf Ball: Titleist Prov1 X

Explanation:

  • The D1 setting on Titleist’s SureFit Tour Hosel sets the face to 1.5* open. The standard A1 for all of Titleist’s metals is .5* open. I tend to miss left if anything with the driver so this helps to keep the face open during impact.
  • All my metals are tipped an extra 1”, but this means that the shafts are actually tipped 1.5” from the raw uncut shaft. Titleist tips all metals .5” unless asked otherwise to make up for the SureFit adapter. The objective is to achieve the same bore depth compared to a non-adjustable driver without an adapter.
  • I use 6.5 shafts in my wedges compared to 7.0 in my irons because I am a huge advocate for not hitting “nuked” wedges. The softer and slightly lighter (125g compared to 130g for the 7.0 shafts) feel smoother and match up better with the speed of my typical wedge shot. This is consistent with Bob Vokey’s philosophy of having slightly softer wedge shafts and this is the reason Vokey Design wedges have S200 as the stock steel shaft instead of the S300 shaft, which is about 2g heavier and a fraction more stiff.
  • Titleist and Scotty Cameron do not produce 40g weights for their putters. The heaviest they make are 30 gram weights. I purchased these weights from an aftermarket company to help achieve a particular Swingweight. These weights were crucial for me because of the weight of my grip. The Boccieri midsize putter grip is about 75 grams heavier than the stock Cameron grips, so I needed all the weight possible in the clubhead.
  • Mekina - February 8, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    This is my favorite post! So cool to see what you use in your bag!ReplyCancel

  • WilliamLip - June 17, 2016 - 6:46 pm

    I really like and appreciate your forum post. MarottaReplyCancel

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