What’s In The Bag?

Ken Martin, PGA Certified in Golf Instruction and General Management & KU College of Golf Instructor

Driver: TaylorMade SLDR 460; 10.5-degrees loft; neutral settings; 44 inches long; D-2 swingweight; Diamana 62-gram S+ flex shaft; standard size rubber Golf Pride 25g rubber grip.

Fairway Metal: TaylorMade Burner TP 3, circa 2001; 14.5-degrees loft, 43” length, standard lie; D-2 swingweight; Fujikura Fit-On 75g regular flex shaft; standard size Lamkin rubber grip.

Hybrids: AdamsGolf Idea Tech V3 – 2, 3, 4; Standard length and lie; D2 swingweight; Aldila VS Proto “By You” 80g stiff flex shafts; standard size Lamkin rubber grips.

Irons: Cleveland CG16 Tour Black Satin 4-9, PW irons; standard loft, -1/2” length, standard lie; D-2 swingweight; SteelFiber i80 stiff flex shafts; standard size Golf Pride 25g rubber grips.

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 588 52-degree loft/10-degree bounce and Cleveland RTX 588 58-degree loft/8-degree bounce; standard lie and length; D-5 swingweight; SteelFiber i110 stiff flex shafts; standard size Golf Pride 25g rubber grips.

Putter: Rife IMO; 34 inches long; 2.5-degrees loft 70-degrees lie; D-2 swingweight; standard size rubber paddle grip.


Rain gloves for both hands; 3 Leather Titleist Players gloves; 1 dozen Titleist Pro-V1x golf balls; blue, black, orange and green sharpies; one white golf towels; approx. 50 natural wood golf tees; range finder w/extra battery; Band-Aids; sun screen for face and lips; umbrella; aim stick, metal yardstick, 4 ball markers, poker chip.


“I carry sharpies to put identification markers on my golf balls, and the aim stick to double check alignment when warming up prior to the round. I use the metal yardstick to practice short putts by rolling the ball the length of the yardstick without falling off the edges. I use the poker chip for various short game practice drills and to mark my ball on the putting green,” said Martin.