STORYHas won six LPGA tournaments, including the 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
SMALLER IS BETTERI remember hitting a persimmon driver a long time ago, but I haven’t tried one recently. Still, I grew up hitting really small-headed steel or titanium drivers like the Callaway Big Bertha, so I got used to the smaller heads. I still lean that way today because I think they’re more accurate. —With E. Michael Johnson
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SPECS Titleist TSi4, 10°, Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6S shaft.
My driver says 10 degrees, but it’s actually 9.25. This is one of the smallest driver heads Titleist makes [430 cubic centimeters], which makes it pretty easy to hit driver off the deck. The look is key. If I don’t like the look, I have a hard time committing to it.
SPECS Titleist TSi2, 16.5°, Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7S shaft; Titleist TSi2, 21°, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75S shaft.
Both fairway woods are high-lofted. I had a lower-lofted 3-wood, but it went too far. As you can see, the 7-wood gets a lot of work. That club was love at first hit.
I’ve been playing these since they came out. The numbers made me feel like the TrackMan was broken. Launch angle, spin and distance were so close on every shot. That consistency is invaluable.
SPECS Titleist Vokey SM9 (46°, 50°); Titleist Vokey SM8 (54°, 58°); Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120S shafts.
I used to play a 60-degree but went to a 58-degree this year and found I had more control. I like to get creative with my stampings. It keeps things light. When things are not going well, something like “Don’t worry about it, sweetheart” brings me back to a good place.
SPECS Scotty Cameron Special Select Squareback 2 tour prototype; 35 inches, 3.5°, Cameron Pistolini Plus grip.
The blade on this is a little wider than a typical blade putter. I use the same model head but travel with two putters with different necks—plumber’s like this one or a flow neck.
ONE FOR ALL
I’ll use one Titleist Pro V1 for all 18 holes at times. I don’t take a ball out of play if I have a bad hole. It’s not the ball’s fault. I won’t use No. 4s. In a 72- hole tournament I go 1s, 2s, 3s and back to 1s again.
Scotty Cameron’s assistant gave this to me. She thought it would remind me of my dog, Charlie. It’s a unique ball marker, and I absolutely love it. She also gave me a “Have a Nice Day” mark I use once in a while.
I carry LivPur in my bag because the amino acids in it help me hydrate during rounds and recover after playing. I love the mango and orange. The peach mango is a huge hit with my caddie and me, too.