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Nelly Korda’s Dominant Streak: Inside the Bag of the World No. 1

Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda’s sixth win in seven starts at the Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National GC has firmly established her as the unstoppable force in women’s golf this season.

By clinching this victory, Korda has joined an elite group, becoming only the fourth player in LPGA history to win six or more times in a season.

Nelly Korda

So, what’s in the bag that’s propelling her to these unprecedented heights? Let’s take a detailed look.

The Driver: Qi10 Max

Switching to the Qi10 Max driver at the beginning of 2024, Korda has found the perfect combination of feel and performance.

The 10.5° driver, paired with a Mitsubishi Diamana GT 60 S shaft, has been pivotal. Nelly herself attributes her success to the confidence she gets from this club:

“The reason why I picked the Qi10 Max driver is the look of it compared to the other models”.

“When I put it down and look at it I feel like I can hit any shot I want with the subtle blue face and silver topline.”

This driver has been essential for her, enabling her to hit 78% of fairways at the LPGA Drive On Championship and maintaining an impressive 77% at the Ford Championship Presented by KCC.

The Ball: TP5x

The TP5x golf ball has also played a crucial role in Korda’s recent success. TaylorMade Senior Tour Manager Ressa highlighted the benefits of the ball for Korda’s game:

“Nelly was looking to bring the spin down, especially on her driver, so we did some testing in September.”

“We saw the benefits of TP5x in her driver and irons bringing the spin down a couple of hundred RPMs.”

“Then, around the greens, her launch on chips was a little bit lower and she generated more spin around the greens with TP5x than TP5.”

This adjustment has provided Korda with the lower spin and preferred trajectory she needs, especially around the greens, where the TP5x has given her an edge in control and precision.

The Irons: P·770 and P·7MC Combo Set

Nelly Korda

Korda’s iron play has been another standout aspect of her game. Using a combo set of P·770 for her 5-iron and P·7MC from 6-PW, she has found the perfect balance of height, spin, and workability.

The 5-iron’s height and spin are crucial for holding greens from long distances, while the P·7MC irons offer tighter dispersion and precise distance control.

A key change came at the 2023 LPGA Drive On Championship in Phoenix when TaylorMade tour reps hard-stepped Korda’s irons to minimize draw and add stiffness, resulting in tighter shot dispersion and better control. This change was a game-changer, as evidenced by her subsequent victories.

The Wedges: Milled Grind 4

Korda’s short game has been just as sharp, thanks to her Milled Grind 4 wedges. The 50° SB and 54° HB wedges, fitted with AeroTech SteelFiber i95 cw shafts, provide the control and spin needed for her precise short game.

This setup has helped her hit an impressive 79% of greens in regulation at the Ford Championship.


Nelly Korda’s Winning Streak

Korda’s recent victories highlight the synergy between her skill and her equipment. Here’s a brief look at her historic run:

  • LPGA Drive On Championship: Korda forced a playoff with an eagle-birdie finish, winning her 9th LPGA Tour event.
  • Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship: She regained the World No. 1 ranking with another playoff win.
  • Ford Championship Presented by KCC: A final round 65 secured her 11th LPGA Tour win and third consecutive victory.
  • T-Mobile Match Play Presented by MGM Rewards: Dominated the event with 10 birdies across match play matches.
  • Chevron Championship: Captured her second major championship and fifth consecutive win.
  • Mizuho Americas Open: Secured her sixth win in seven starts, joining LPGA legends in achieving this feat.

Nelly Korda’s remarkable season is a testament to the perfect blend of skill, strategy, and cutting-edge equipment.

As she continues to make history, the combination of the Qi10 Max driver, TP5x golf ball, and her trusted P·770 and P·7MC irons will undoubtedly remain at the heart of her success.