Justin Rose, the recent 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner, has enjoyed a long, successful career on the PGA Tour.
Before his win at Pebble Beach, Rose made a drastic change to his golf bag, carrying the new Cobra King Forged Tour irons during the tournament. The move paid huge dividends as Rose went on to win his 25th career professional tour event.
In this Justin Rose WITB (What’s in the Bag) article, we’ll look at the rest of his club collection, where you can find them, and how these clubs can improve your overall game.
Justin Rose WITB 2023
What’s in Justin Rose’s Bag? Here’s a rundown:
Callaway Paradym (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X
Rose plays with Callaway’s newest driver, the powerful Paradym model. The Callaway driver offers high MOI and low spin with exceptional stability, perfect for Rose’s accurate driving reputation.
Surprisingly, Rose doesn’t play with the tour version of the Paradym, the Triple Diamond model, but the standard driver offers high launch, superb forgiveness, and the sliding weight along the rear of the head to craft an ideal shot shape.
Callaway’s adjustable hosel can also modify the offset, lie angle, and bias for even more assistance off the tee box.
For amateurs, the Paradym driver can enjoy up to 12 yards of shot shape correction, helping them reach more fairways with a tighter shot dispersion.
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX
As we mentioned, Rose doesn’t use the Paradym Triple Diamond driver, but he does carry the Triple Diamond fairway wood in his bag.
Featuring a more compact tour-preferred club head, the Triple Diamond fairway provides Rose with a low penetrating ball flight he can easily work from side to side.
Since it’s smaller, golfers need precise striking to take advantage of everything the Triple Diamond fairway has to offer, something a golfer like Rose can utilize from the tee box or on entry shots into the green from 225-250 yards.
Powered by a 23-gram tungsten weight located directly behind the center of the face, the alternative Paradym fairway wood works well for advanced players with low handicaps.
TaylorMade M6 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX
Rose uses the TaylorMade M6 fairway for his 5-wood. Despite its age, the M6 offers a low profile with a deep muscular face that creates a high launch with distance to burn.
The TaylorMade wood does not carry an adjustable hosel or sliding weight, but the fixed setting provides professionals and amateurs with reliability and consistent shotmaking from the tee box or fairway.
The M6 fairway also provides excellent turf interaction with its rounded sole, so golfers won’t find themselves digging the face into the soil.
Cobra King Forged Tour (4); Cobra King CB (5-6); Cobra King MB (7-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5
When it comes to irons, Rose turned to the club designers at Cobra to create a mix and match set using three different types of Cobra irons. The club manufacturer offers a dual Cobra King CB and Cobra King MB set, just like the one Rose uses on the PGA Tour.
The irons offer a compact blade, great for hitting precise, accurate shots that provide plenty of workability.
The 4-6 irons in the set give Rose more forgiveness, helping him on long entry shots into the green. The 7-PW of the King MB set delivers a muscle-back design that lifts the golf ball quickly with plenty of spin.
Both irons provide exceptional responsiveness and feel to help Rose craft the shots he needs on the course.
Rose also uses Project X steel shafts in his Cobra irons to enhance feeling and touch from within 150 yards.
Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-08M), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60-07)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X
Justin prefers the Titleist Vokey Design SM9 wedges for his 52 and 56-degree wedges. Easily the most popular wedge on tour, the Vokey SM9s offers impressive turf interaction with high spin. The Vokey’s also offer outstanding versatility for skilled golfers.
For his 60-degree wedge, Rose uses the popular TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe wedge. Offering a full face with grooves, the Hi-Toe wedge generates a ton of spin around the greens with finesse to burn.
Even on full swings from inside 80 yards, the Hi-Toe provides a clean divot that boosts launch and provides a steep landing angle.
Grip: Lamkin PistolClaw
Exceptional Mallet Putter for All Golfers
The 2013 U.S. Open champion has his own putter, the Axis1 Rose. A funky winged mallet, it offers an outstanding feel behind the CNC milled head. Delivering superb balance throughout the stroke, the Axis1 Rose works incredibly hard to keep the face square.
Axis claims the Rose putter is torque-free, refusing to twist open on the takeaway, leaving the putter’s face square as the club head moves through the golf ball.
Although expensive, the Axis1 Rose putter offers premium performance to amateurs looking to increase their consistency and efficiency on the putting green.
Titleist Pro V1
Justin plays with the latest version of the Titleist Pro V1s. Offering a softer feel than the Pro V1x, less spin, and a flatter shot shape, the Pro V1s provide more accuracy for advanced golfers like Rose.
Around the greens, the Pro V1s shine, giving players shot-stopping power on pitch and lob shots. With the putter, the Titleist ball offers a deft touch for mid-range putts.
Weekend warriors can drastically improve the consistency of their long game with an advanced ball like the Titleist Pro V1.
Rose uses the Lamkin UTX grips on his clubs due to the all-weather performance and exceptional traction. Made with a softer material, Rose enjoys outstanding comfort with an improved feel and responsiveness throughout the swing.
Golfers living in humid conditions will find the Lamkin UTX grip efficiently handles the extra moisture. The Lamkin grips allow golfers to hold the club lightly yet maintain control throughout the impact zone.