What's In My Bag: David Lingmerth

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What's In My Bag: David Lingmerth

October 26, 2015

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Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

Photo By: Ben Walton

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Photo By: @dlingmerth

Ryder Cup Ambitions

I’ve met with Darren Clarke and other European Ryder Cup players this summer. It’s cool that they think I could contribute to their team. I’m going to do my best to qualify, which entails joining the European Tour next season. You know, just having my name mentioned in Ryder Cup talks is a pretty big thrill for me.

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Keeping My Cool

Leading the PGA and British Open this year was a thrill, and a learning experience on how to handle your emotions.

Driver

Specs: Ping G30, 10.5˚, Aldila Rogue 60-X shaft (tipped half an inch), 45.25 inches, D-4 swingweight. We added five grams to the toe to achieve the feel I want. It helps keep the clubhead from turning over on my go-to fade.

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3-Wood

Specs: Ping G25, 15˚ (bent to 14.5˚), Aldila Rogue 70-X shaft (tipped an inch), 0.5˚ flat, 42.5 inches. D-2 swingweight. My misses are controlled with this. I like a flat look at setup.

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Hybrid

Specs: Ping Anser, 17˚ (bent to 17.5˚), 1˚ flat, Matrix Ozik Altus Red, X-flex, D-2 swingweight. I can step on this club and trust it anytime I need to. It’s a huge club for me on the longer tour layouts.

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Irons

Specs: Ping i25 (4-iron through pitching wedge), ¼ degree strong, Ping ZZ65 shafts. My natural ball flight is low compared to other pros. These cavity-back irons have a wider sole [compared to a blade] to give me a little help in launching my shots higher. That’s key for my long irons.

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Wedges

Specs: Ping Glide wedges: 50˚ (bent to 50.5˚), 54˚ (bent to 55˚), 60˚, ZZ65 shafts. By adding a third wedge this year my ranking in short approaches from the rough jumped by more than 100 spots.

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Putter

Specs: Ping Cadence TR Ketsch (blue), 32 inches, 2.5˚ loft, 70˚ lie angle The weight of the mallet-style putter works for me. I used an Anser for a couple months in 2013 but realized it wasn’t for me. Also, the contrasting lines help me with my aim.

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Keeping It Simple

There’s nothing crazy about the mark on my Titleist Pro V1x. Used to be blue and yellow for Sweden. Now it’s just a black dot.

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Hog ties

This is my driver headcover - a nod to the University of Arkansas, where I went to school. Go, Hogs!

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First win at Jack’s? Pretty surreal

During NCAAs in 2009, Jack came and gave a talk to the teams. I was in awe of being in the same room as him. So to win his event was something I’ll always cherish.

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Swedish connection

I played hockey growing up in Sweden. Since coming to the United States, I’ve become a Washington Capitals fan. This is me (left) with Nicklas Backstrom (center), a fellow Swede and center for the Capitals.

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