What's in Rose's bag?
We all know he's signed a 10-club deal with Honma but which other clubs is the World No.1 using? Equipment editor Hannah Holden takes a look
Justin Rose WITB. The Englishman made a huge equipment change at the start of 2019. But his performances don’t seem to have been affected as he picked up where he left off in 2018.
Rose signed a deal to play Homna clubs which ended his 20-year relationship with TaylorMade. As we explained recently, Rose’s decision to leave TaylorMade and go with Honma was mainly due to flexibility.
And more specifically, the flexibility to use whichever putter he wanted.
“That was a big factor in having that flexibility,” Rose told Golf Digest. “The putter was a huge reason why this conversation [with Honma] started.”
What’s in Rose’s bag?
Rose is using the brand new Honma TW 747 driver which the brand hope will make an impact in the North American and European markets.
Rose has put a new TaylorMade M6 fairway wood in the bag so he hasn’t’t completely left the TaylorMade gear behind.
He carries the Honma TW TX-X in a 2 iron, the rest of his irons are the TW747 Rose Proto which he had a big part in the development of.
He has a mixture of wedges choosing to use the Honma Custom Grind RAW in 52 and 56 degrees before introducing the Titleist Vokey Wedge Works in 60 degrees.
His putter is an interesting one – it’s an Axis 1 prototype. Axis 1 are based near Boston and claim their putters are perfectly balanced for a more consistent delivery.
Justin Rose WITB
Driver: Honma TW 747 460 (9.5˚), Honma Vizard FD-7X
3-wood: TaylorMade M6, (15˚), Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX
Driving iron: Honma TW TX-X (2), KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+
Irons: Honma TW747 Rose Proto (4-PW), KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+
Wedges: Honma TW Rose Proto (52˚, 56˚) Titleist Vokey Wedge Works (60˚, K-Grind), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135XS
Putter: Axis 1 Rose Proto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5
More information is available on the Honma website.