Equipment editor Hannah Holden takes a look at the Ping clubs Viktor Hovland has in his bag for 2022

Viktor Hovland turned pro in 2019. Since then, he’s won the Puerto Rico Open, Mayakoba Classic, World Wide Technology Championship and Hero World Challenge on the PGA Tour, while on this side of the Atlantic he’s picked up the BMW International Open and, now, a Rolex Series title at the Dubai Desert Classic.

So what gear has helped him in his rise up the world ranking? Let’s take a look at the Viktor Hovland WITB rundown…

What’s in Viktor Hovland’s bag?

Hovland uses a pretty mixed set of woods. He has a Ping G425 LST driver, a TaylorMade SIM fairway wood and a Callaway Apex UW hybrid.

He then transitions into a full set of Ping i210 irons from 4-iron down to pitching wedge.

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He carries a Ping Glide Forged Pro 50 and 56 degree wedge as well as a Titleist Vokey SM8 lob wedge.

Hovland rounds out his bag with a Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi” putter and a Titleist Pro V1 golf ball..

Viktor Hovland WITB 2022

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9°, Fujikura Speeder TR 661 TX shaft)

Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM (14.5°, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 85 TX shaft)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21°, Fujikura Ventus Black 9 X shaft)

Irons: Ping i210 (4-PW, KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts)

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro (50° & 56°); Titleist Vokey SM8 Wedgeworks (60°,  KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts)

Putter: Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi”

Ball: Titleist Pro V1


2021

Hovland’s actually won the 2021 Mayakoba Classic with a slightly different driver to the one he is used to. In fact, it was James Hahn’s. So how did Hovland end up with Hahn’s driver?

The Norwegian was on the range at El Camaleon alongside Danny Lee, who was in the middle of a speed training session.

Hovland was curious to see if Lee could get any more speed with his Ping driver – which is an inch longer than standard.

Lee hit one shot, and Hovland’s driver shaft shattered in front of them.

“I don’t know where it snapped or how he snapped it, but I just look up after he hit the shot and it was in pieces,” Hovland said.

“James Hahn was in front, and he was nice enough to lend me one of his backups. It’s a little bit shorter and it’s a different shaft but, honestly, it almost helped me this week because it’s a little shorter.

“It probably goes 10 yards shorter, but I just felt like I could really hit it a little lower and a little straighter.”

Ping rep Kenton Oates told the PGA Tour that the driver was the same model, the same loft, and the same swing weight as Hovland’s usual driver. But, he said, “you give something pretty close to a guy like Viktor and he’ll figure it out”.

In his very next start, at the Hero World Challenge, Hovland won again. This time with his own gear…

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9°, Project X Hzrdus Smoke RDX Black 6.5 shaft)

Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM (14.5°, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 85 TX shaft)

Hybrid: Ping G425 (3, 19°, DI Hybrid 85 X shaft)

Irons: Ping i210 (4-PW, KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts)

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro (50° & 56°) Vokey WedgeWorks (60°,  KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts)

Putter: Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi” (patina finish, 36″, 20-degree lie, 2.5-degree loft, stepped shaft)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1


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Scroll down to see Hovland’s equipment set-up from previous years…

2020

Viktor Hovland WITB 2020

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9°, Project X Hzrdus Smoke RDX Black 6.5 shaft)

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (14.5°, Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 85 TX shaft)

Driving iron: Callaway X Forged UT (21°, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid 85X shaft)

Irons: Ping i210, (4-PW, KBS Tour-V 120 X shafts)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (50°, 55°) Vokey WedgeWorks (60°,  KBS Tour-V 130 X shafts)

Putter: Ping PLD Prototype “Hovi” (patina finish, 36″, 20-degree lie, 2.5-degree loft, stepped shaft)

Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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