ANA Inspiration Winner Lydia Ko – Her Clubs!

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ANA Inspiration Winner Lydia Ko – Her Clubs!

Lydia Ko is making her way to being one of the most “awesome” golfers ever on the LPGA!

With her 2014 rookie year she began an unbelievable streak that would take her all the way to be this year’s ANA Inspiration winner and a total career earnings of $5,893,957!  Outstanding!

 

At the age of only 19 as I write, Lydia is on her way to a very impressive and record breaking career stats leader – that has already been shown in what she has already accomplished.  You can read more about Lydia at the LPGA.

So, I wanted to know…

 

What golf clubs are in Lydia Ko’s Bag?

 

Golf Clubs Lydia Ko Uses

credit –  LPGA.com

 

 

What Else – Callaway!

Well, it’s no big surprise in my mind.  Callaway is the “cadillac” of golf clubs and when my pennies are saved, it’s my brand of choice.

Now of course, Lydia is a sponsor of Callaway, but she wouldn’t be if she didn’t believe in them in the first place.  Short and sweet, THEY PERFORM!

Not that all the clubs in the bag are’t important, they absolutely are.  But I just want to to talk about the Driver and the Putter right now.  In my opinion, two of the most valuable clubs in the bag.

 

Callaway XR 16 Pro DriverXR 16 Pro Driver

The XR 16 Pro Driver is beautiful in looks and function, and gets results from almost all who have used it.  I’ve been scanning reviews and everyone agrees – it’s faster (club head speed), gets more distance and is quite forgiving.  Lydia uses a men’s club (of course, she’s a pro!), but this same driver comes in women’s as well.  Don’t forget, any “man’s club” can be fitted to a woman – we go into that on another post of men’s vs women’s golf clubs.

You can get a closer look at the
Callaway XR 16 Women’s Graphite Driver
 at one of my favorite and trusted golf shops online, Edwin Watts Golf – they’ve been in business since 1968!  You can also find them on Amazon.

I think I might need an engineering degree to understand the technological dynamics of it all, but suffice it to say, for regular golfers like myself, look, feel and results is all I care about and the XR 16 has them all.  It’s a bit pricey, but a definite club to consider.

 

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Putter

Odyssey WH Pro 2-Ball Putter

Designed for straighter shots, this putter comes with many variations to help with proper alignment.

Finding this particular putter now is getting pretty difficult, and you may have to go with a pre-owned version.

Odyssey puts out terrific putters and I actually own one, but not this model.  I find this style easy to line up with a nice solid and consistent feel.  If you can’t putt well, your score will always be in the dumps no matter how well you do getting onto the green.

You must have a  Love Affair with Your Putter!

 

 

It will be so exciting to watch Lydia Ko as the years go by.  She is so incredibly talented and I have a feeling she may become one of the greatest women golfers the golfing world has ever seen if she keeps up the play we’ve recently seen.  She’s got the talent, it may eventually come down to the mental part of the game as we move forward.

Lydia Ko

By Wojciech Migda (Wmigda) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

I’m a HUGE fan!

Keep going Lydia!

 

By | 2016-11-19T09:43:25+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Golf Clubs, LPGA|2 Comments

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... lifetime lover of the game of golf! Had golfing parents that loved the game and were supportive of what talents (or not) us kids had or showed interest in. Lived alongside the 5th fairway of our local golf club in high school, which is where my "true" love affair with the sport began, and it has continued for 40 years!

2 Comments

  1. Johnny July 22, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I too am amazed by Lydia Ko and what she has done thus far in her career. She seems unflappable for someone so young.

    The Callaway equipment seems to be getting better and better. A lot more pros seem to be excelling with it. Phil Mickelson also comes to mind and My fellow Canadian Adam Hadwin also carries the Callaway flag. What is you opinion on the Odyssey White hot putters?

    Thanks for the article, and keep it in the fairway! Cheers

  2. JeffWA April 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Joanne,
    I believe that I have had the pleasure of reading one of your website articles before. This article also was very well written. Indeed Ms. Ko is the hottest thing now on the LPGA tour. And to think that she’s only 19 years old. Amazing! It would be awesome to see Lydia challenge Inbee Park during this season as I feel it will bring out the best in both players. Ms Park has won something like 5 or 6 majors the past several years on the circuit with Lydia winning the first one in 2016.

    A little off-topic considering the subject of this article, but what are your opinions on Michelle Wie? I know that she’s had injury problems for the last year or so but I always look back and believe what an absolute disservice her parents did then to their teenage daughter – insisting that she could compete with and beat some of the men on their tour. It did not have pleasant results for Michelle who missed just about every cut in PGA tournaments, and in some aspects she was embarrassed.

    I feel that Mr. and Mrs. Wie viewed their daughter as a money grab which I feel is reprehensible considering the fact then she was not even old enough to drive a car. No 15 year old should be viewed by parents as being the one to support them.

    Many LPGA great players, including both Dottie Pepper and Nancy Lopez made it public that they would gladly offer to mentor then young Michelle which would allow her to build upon her game with much needed improvements that she needed to focus on. From what I understand at one point, Michelle was unable to even read her putts correctly on the greens.

    The thought was also that having Michelle be a prominent force on the circuit would help make the LPGA more popular here in the U.S.

    It never happened and although Michelle did win the one U.S. Open major a few years ago, (held at Pinehurst, NC the state where I live) I would say that her career has been a huge disappointment. Such a shame, really!

    Anyway back to Lydia I agree with you – she is one awesome player.

    Great article, Joanne!
    Sincerely,
    Jeff

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