Sergio Garcia won in his first official start as a Callaway staff pro this weekend in Singapore. Here is what was in his bag for the event:
Driver: Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees) – Mitsubishi KuroKage Dual Core 70-TX Shaft
Fairway woods: Rogue 3+ (13.5 degrees) – Mitsubishi KuroKage XT 80TX Shaft; Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees) – Mitsubishi KuroKage XT 80TX Shaft
Irons (3-4): Apex Pro 16 irons – Nippon Modus 130x Shafts; 5-9: Apex MB 18 – Nippon Modus 130x Shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (48, 54 and 60 degrees) – Nippon Modus 130x Shafts
Putter: Odyssey Toulon Azalea
Ball: Chrome Soft X Golf
The Spaniard recently joined the Callaway ShipShow podcast (you can listen to the full episode here) where he talked about his new clubs.
“I’m very excited to join Callaway. And we feel like it’s the best company out there. There is so much great technology [in the equipment] so I’m really excited,” Garcia said.
“I’m really, really pleased with everything that Callaway has brought to me. The driver feels great, the ball feels amazing, and everything around the green feels good.”
And after his first round, Garcia tweeted: “Really pleased with my 1st round of the year. The new @CallawayGolf gear felt really good on windy conditions! #excitingtimes”
After his win, Sergio said: “I love it. I love the golf ball, the golf ball is amazing. The woods are incredible, and the irons are great…the wedges are very, very nice… Obviously I’m really pleased with everything right now, and I still feel like I can get better.”
About his driver, the Masters champion had this to say: “This new driver feels really, really good. I love the ball flight. I can hit it both ways, left to right, or right to left. And I’ve been driving it quite well. So that gives me even more confidence.”
This is the second win already for Callaway’s Rogue drivers, which officially were announced this week. The first win came from Chris Paisley last week on the European Tour.
Rogue employs enhanced Jailbreak Technology with new, hourglass-shaped titanium bars that are 25 percent lighter, while fulfilling their function of stiffing the crown and sole. The stiffer body allows the face to take on more impact load for faster ball speed. And it makes it possible for Callaway to engineer the new X-Face VFT face architecture, which also promotes faster ball speed across an expansive area of the face.
Rogue fairway woods are the first fairway woods ever to incorporate Jailbreak technology, which was first introduced last year in the GBB Epic driver.
Garcia went on to elaborate about his new golf ball and wedges.
“My golf ball feels really nice. It’s definitely much better around the greens for me. It was important for me to make sure I liked the golf ball (when I came to Callaway)… It’s very important to see and feel that you can work the ball, and flight the ball. And that’s obviously one of the reasons why I decided to come to Callaway.
“I loved the wedges right away. They feel so much better for me. I got a lot more spin and different ball trajectories. And because I get more spin, I can be more aggressive with my chipping.”