I am excited about participating in the Inaugural Speedgolf Texas Pro-Am on Dec. 31. After two years of playing various speedgolf leagues and tournaments, I have experimented with many different WITB set-ups—from using only a 6 iron and 3 balls in my pockets to as many as 6 clubs in a bag, filled with tees and balls.
In recent tournaments I have focused on shedding weight, going with 4 clubs and no bag. Because of the different format for this event, I am going to have more clubs and use a bag. My strategy will be to play as good of golf as possible. While this added weight will make running a little more challenging, I am using the opportunity as a trial run for future Speedgolf tournaments.
Nike Vapor Fly Pro (w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 60 graphite shaft Stiff flex)
A recent addition. I have primarily used my 3 hybrid off the tee in an effort to save weight and time and remove the need to tee the ball up each hole However, with Wolfdancer playing a little bit longer, I would be at a big disadvantage if I couldn’t put the ball any farther than 225 yards down the fairway.
Nike Vapor Fly 3 Hybrid (w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board 80H Stiff flex shaft)
My old trusty club I know I can knock out a 225 yard shot down the fairway. This will always be a staple in my Speedgolf set-up.
Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons
I'm still deciding whether to have 2 or 3 of these in play.
6i + 9i | 6i, 8i, PW
Nike Engage toe-sweep (stiff wedge flex shaft)
I play with one wedge: 56 degrees.
Nike Method Origin B2-01
Another new addition. I previously used an older Nike Method putter with a special grip and putted one-handed (aka Hogan-handed) while holding my clubs in my left hand. Going forward I will experiment with putting two handed again and will be using the same putter I use when I play in regular golf events (aka slow golf..ha ha!)
Nike Rzn Black
Sun Mountain Speedgolf Bag
This new format of speedgolf will be very interesting and exciting, and may even yield to a different style of play being more advantageous…and if so, the WIITB of each participant could be the deciding factor!
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