What's in my bag?
What's In My Bag: Billy Hurley III
Billy Hurley III got his first win at Quicken Loans National. A U.S. Naval Academy graduate, he rose to lieutenant while serving on ships from 2004-'09. From driver to putter find out what Hurley carries in his bag.
Billy Hurley III
October 25, 2016 4:43 PM
Practicing at the Academy involved a lot less time than your average Division I program. I learned to get a lot done in a short amount of time. Time management is a huge deal out here.
I play five different brands. When I ended up without a club deal in 2014, I decided I would make more money playing good golf than I would getting paid to play any particular clubs.
TaylorMade M1 430, 9.5° (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 60X shaft, 45.75 inches). I got a TrackMan last year. I mostly look at distance, but I’ve been looking at the numbers recently to get my attack angle on the positive side.
TaylorMade M2, 15° (Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 8.1 X shaft). Unlike some guys out here, I need a 3-wood that I can play off the tee and the ground like this one.
TaylorMade SLDR, 18° (Fujikura Speeder 9.8X), SLDR, 21° (Graphite Design Tour AD DI), Adams Pro Mini, 23° (Tour AD DI). To carry a shot 210 and stop it, I couldn’t do it with an iron.
Bridgestone J40 Cavity Back, 5-iron through 9-iron (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts). All grips are Golf Pride Tour Velvet, one wrap under the left hand and two under the right. I don’t have a lot of endorsement deals this year. With my win, it’ll be interesting to see how we figure out 2017.
Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (48°, bent to 47°) Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 (54° bent to 53°), Cleveland 588 Custom (60°). I’ve really focused on my wedge distances the past two years.
TaylorMade Spider Limited, 35 inches. I switched to this mallet earlier this year and changed from 33¼ inches to 35. It’s improved my posture and my consistency.
I mark my Bridgestone B330-S with the “III.” Sometimes I sign balls with “Colossians 3:15.” It’s about embracing Christ’s peace.
Headcovers, tees, the Goat: My time in the Navy shaped me. It gave me more life experiences than most guys, a lot to draw on.
I served on two ships, including a destroyer in the Persian Gulf. I carry these coins from each ship in my bag.
I carry a bag of training aids every week. I use this mirror guide probably five days of every seven.
I’d played well at Congressional before, but to win, get the trophy from Tiger Woods and have him call it the story of the year, I couldn’t have dreamed that.