If you like wholesome golf content and a guy with priorities in order, you probably are a fan of Tony Finau. Let’s not forget that in addition to being one of the more likable golfers on the PGA Tour, Finau can play.
Tony Finau has one of the more interesting golf club set makeups on the PGA Tour. He has a variety of clubs from different manufacturers and even hangs on to an older Nike Vapor Pro Fly.
In this article, we will delve into the details of Tony Finau’s “What’s in the Bag” (WITB) as of December, revealing the equipment behind his remarkable gameplay.
We will cover:
- Tony Finau WITB: Quick Facts
- Tony Finau WITB: Driver
- Tony Finau WITB: Irons
- Tony Finau WITB: Wedges
- Tony Finau WITB: Putter
Let’s take a look inside Tony Finau’s golf bag!
Tony Finau: What’s In The Bag December
Tony Finau WITB December: Driver
The Ping G430 is the latest release from the company, but Finau kept the G425 in his bag. We saw this happen a few times this year with golfers, the Stealth 2, and even the new Titleist drivers.
Even if the G425 is not the newest release, it still has plenty of distance to help Finau. The LST model is a lower spin driver designed to roll when it hits the ground. Professionals tend to use the LST model as it is a little less forgiving but more workable.
The 445cc Ping G425 LST driver is smaller than the SFT or Max versions. Tony has the loft on his driver set to 7.5 degrees, which only works for the highest swing speed players.
The shaft in Tony Finau’s driver is the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 X shaft. Again, this is a shaft that, when combined with a 7 degree clubhead, is only for the fastest swinging players. The Mitsubishi Diamana D+ line is a tip-stiff model that helps golfers get a lower launch and more penetrating overall ball flight.
Tony Finau carries a 3 wood and a Utility type 3 iron to bridge the gap between the driver and the irons.
Finau’s 3 wood is the Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond T set at 14 degrees. The Callaway Paradym line combines all of the latest Jailbreak distance technology and really impressive feel. However, the Triple Diamond T is a lower spinning model with more workability for the better player.
The Nike Vapor Fly Pro 3 is certainly a unique choice. Finau puts a Tour AD DI 105 Hybrid X shaft in this club to help maximize distance and get the ball up off the ground just a bit. The 3 wood and 3 iron space out the loft gap from driver to irons quite well.
Tony Finau WITB December: Irons
The irons in Tony Finau’s bag range from 4-Pitching Wedge, and they are the Ping Blueprint irons. The Ping Blueprint are incredibly clean looking blade style irons made for pure precision and feel. Not to be biased but these Ping irons are some of the nicest looking clubs the company has ever released.
Ping has made a name for themselves when it comes to feel. A great feeling golf iron is really important for precision. Although Finau plays with golf irons from a variety of manufacturers, Ping holds the most number of slots in his bag.
All the shafts in the Ping irons are the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 TX. The Nippon shafts are quite common in blade style irons where feel is the most important feature that players are looking for. The N.S. Pro Modus3 allows for very little vibration at impact. It’s no surprise these iron shafts were carried into the wedges.
Tony Finau WITB December: Wedges
Finau continued with the Ping wedges in the 50 degree gap wedge and 56 degree sand wedge. He plays with the Ping Glide 4.0 and each of these wedges has 12 degrees of bounce. The Ping wedges allow for easy manipulation of the clubface and soft but workable feel at impact.
In addition, Finau has a Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto 60 degree wedge in place. Other professionals like Cameron Smith have the WedgeWorks for the 60 degree as it is a club designed mostly for the better player.
Expect plenty of spin and control from the WedgeWorks model.
All golf shafts in the Ping and Titleist wedges are the Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125 Wedge S. The shaft is very similar to the one Finau carries in his irons, but it is designed for wedge shots. The shaft features Multi Heat Treatment and proprietary wall thickness adjustment to make the wedge more stable regardless of the conditions.
Tony Finau WITB December: Putters
If you are a golfer who believes the driver and the putter are the most important golf clubs in the bag, then you could call Tony Finau a Ping guy. He carries the Ping PLD Answer 2D prototype putter.
Although this a prototype that you won’t be able to find for your game, it does have a very similar look and playability to a standard Ping Anser putter.
Finau also uses a Garsen Golf Ultimate Grip which is larger than standard and a unique choice over the standard SuperStroke that we see so many golfers using.
Tony Finau WITB: Golf Ball
Tony Finau uses the Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot. The Pro V1 Left Dot is for golfers who want a lower trajectory, more penetrating flight, and the same overall greenside spin that you get from the Pro V1. An amateur golfer may notice very little difference between a Pro V1 and a Pro V1 Left Dot. Golfers like Finau know exactly what they are playing with.
In addition to the Pro V1 golf ball, Finau also plays with the Lamkin UTx Midsize golf grip on all of these irons. If you are looking for a soft grip that still provides plenty of traction, this is a good one to consider.
What Can We Learn From Tony Finau’s Golf Bag
There is a lot we can learn from Tony Finau because of the type of person he is. Finau is found on the driving range or golf course with his kids whenever he has time off from the course. He has had his struggles with winning, and watching him get to the top of the leaderboard has been quite an enjoyable experience. However, we can learn from the golf clubs that Tony uses as well.
- Don’t be afraid to mix brands. Finau plays with clubs that suit him the best; with Ping, Nike, Callaway, and Titleist all mixed together, he has a true custom set of golf clubs that works for his game.
- Custom golf club fittings can be really important; the Ping G425 driver does not come standard with a 7 degree loft. Finau was able to determine that this was the loft he needed by going for a custom golf club fitting and making sure that his launch angle provided the best overall results.
- If you play with blade style wedges, you can keep the pitching wedge as part of the iron set. More and more professional golfers are moving from the 9 iron into something like the Titleist Vokey wedges. This is so that they have the control and feel that blade style clubs provide; don’t be afraid to do this with your wedges as well.
- Finally, even though some professional golfers have prototype golf clubs (the Ping PLD prototype), most manufacturers make a model that is very similar and offers many of the same performance benefits.