Cameron Smith is most well known for his 2022 Open Championship victory. In the last year and a half, he has made the transition to the LIV tour and still maintains his position as the 15th best player in the world.
Smith is mostly a Titleist golfer. However, he also throws in a few curve balls with the fairway woods and utility clubs that he uses in his bag. I’ve included a few extras on his list as he changes things up from one tournament to the next.
In this article, we will delve into the details of Cameron Smith’s “What’s in the Bag” (WITB) as of December, revealing the equipment behind his remarkable gameplay.
We will cover:
- Cameron Smith WITB: Quick Facts
- Cameron Smith WITB: Driver
- Cameron Smith WITB: Irons
- Cameron Smith WITB: Wedges
- Cameron Smith WITB: Putter
Let’s take a look inside Smith’s golf bag!
Cameron Smith: What’s In The Bag December
|Driver||Titleist TSR3 (10 Degrees)||Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X|
|Fairway Woods||Ping G430 Max (15 Degrees),|
TaylorMade Stealth High Launch (16.5 degrees),
Titleist TS2 (21 Degrees)
|Fujikura Ventus TR Red 7x and Fujikura Ventus Blue 7TX|
UST Mamiya Elements Proto 8F5
|Utility||Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi (3)||KBS Tour 130 X Custom Series|
|Irons (4 to 9)||Titleist T200 (4)|
Titleist T100 (5-9)
|KBS Tour 130 X Custom Series|
|Wedges (46, 52°, 56°, 60°)||Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (46, 52, 56)|
Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Proto (60)
|KBS Tour 130 X|
|Putter||Scotty Cameron 009M||–|
|Ball||Titleist Pro V1x||–|
|Grips||Golf Pride Z Grip Cord||–|
Cameron Smith WITB December: Driver
For the most part, Cameron Smith is a Titleist guy. His driver is a Titleist TS3, the most workable of the Titleist lineup. Professionals like the TS3 because it allows for lower spin and a bit more help with shot direction.
Smith is highly accurate off the tee. Titleist drivers have historically low dispersion rates, and if you have the swing speed, they also help you get plenty of distance.
Titleist states that the TS3 is for the golfer who wants “tuned distance, adjustable CG, and dynamic forgiveness.” With an adjustable sweet spot, this is truly a customized playing experience.
Smith plays with the Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6. If you take a look at the most popular shafts on the PGA Tour, the Fujikura Ventus TR will undoubtedly be near the top. This shaft helps create a penetrating ball flight and can handle the speed that Cam Smith creates in his game.
Cameron Smith has a wide range of fairway woods and even a utility club that he switches back and forth between depending on course conditions. The options include a 15 degree Ping G430 Max as well as a 16.5 degree TaylorMade Stealth.
In addition, he has a 7 wood, the Titleist TS2 at 21 degrees. For days when he doesn’t want to use the fairway wood, Smith carries a Mizuno Fli Hi, which is essentially a utility iron.
I think this range of clubs that separate the driver from the irons is something that can really change based on course conditions as well as player strengths and weaknesses. If you have an extra 3 or 5 wood lying around, change up the bag occasionally and see what it does for your scoring.
Cameron Smith WITB December: Irons
Cameron Smith plays with a combination of Titleist T200 and T100 golf irons. He has the T200 in the 4 iron. This club is a little more forgiving and has a slightly wider sole, making it a good choice for the lower lofted irons.
The T100 irons are players’ clubs. They aren’t quite Titleist blades but instead offer a bit of a mixed performance, kind of a player’s distance iron with a soft feel. The T100 is clean-looking golf iron that offers great spin for approach shots but doesn’t have as much forgiveness as the Titleist T200.
All the shafts in the Titleist irons that Cameron Smith has in his bag are the KBS Tour 130 X Custom series. The 130 C Custom series is designed only for higher swing speed players who want to control their golf shots and, at the same time, be able to work the ball. (Draw, fade, cut etc.)
Cameron Smith WITB December: Wedges
When you are a Titleist golfer, it’s really easy to pick out the wedges you will keep in your golf bag! The Vokey SM9 are some of the highest spinning, best feeling, and most well made golf wedges on the market.
Smith carries the 46 as his pitching wedge, 52 for the gap, and then 56 for the sand wedge. All three of these wedges feature the Spin Milled technology to increase accuracy and control on those shorter shots.
For the 60 degree wedge, Smith plays with the Titleist WedgeWorks Proto 60. This is a popular choice among professionals but not something that amateurs can get their hands on.
To keep things consistent throughout the bag, Cameron Smith plays with KBS Tour X golf shaft in his wedges. When you keep shafts consistent like this and go with the T100 into the SM9, it becomes much easier to control distance on the golf course.
Cameron Smith WITB December: Putters
Cameron Smith plays with the Scotty Cameron 009M putter. This is a putter designed specifically for tour players. The brushed black finish provides really nice contrast to help with visibility. In addition, the putter is 350g, a good mid weight for a tour player.
Markings on the putter include the circle T Stamp. You may have a hard time getting your hands on one of these, but Scotty Cameron makes a full line of golf putters for all levels.
The Scotty Cameron 009M putter is something that Smith worked on with Scotty Cameron for quite some time before settling on it. In fact, he admits to trying more than 20 putters throughout his career before putting this one in the bag.
Cameron Smith WITB: Golf Ball
The golf ball Cameron Smith has in play is the Titleist Pro V1x. With a swing speed like his, Smith has no trouble compressing the Pro V1x and getting a lot of spin around the greens. You may not have seen him play all that much since he went to the LIV tour, but when he won the Open Championship, he was without a doubt in control of the golf ball.
What Can We Learn From Cameron Smith Golf Bag
Cameron Smith is an incredible ball striker. We notice that golfers who are very particular about details in their game and how they strike the ball often go with Titleist as a sponsor. It’s no surprise that Smith has settled with Titleist, but we can still learn some things about his set makeup and the club selection he has gone with.
- Pay close attention to the hybrids and fairway woods that professional golfers use. As you look from one bag to the next, you will see dozens of different ways to loft gap these clubs and to choose something that is the right fit for your game. Pick a club based on the course conditions and your playing ability.
- A 7 wood is not a popular club selection for professional golfers. However, Smith feels as though he can control shot direction and trajectory with this club, so he keeps it around. Learn to pick clubs based on your individual game, not what other golfers around you are doing.
- Keep the shafts between the irons and the wedges very similar. When you have some consistency in the shafts, you also have consistency in the feel, direction, and distance control. These are all good things for your game.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to go through a wide range of putters to find the one you need. Try a putter fitting to get set with the right club selection; it took Smith over 20 to find one to win the Open Championship; it was well worth his time.