JB Holmes has been a professional golfer for 13 years and has proven that he is one of the biggest fighters both on and off the golf course. Despite numerous health setbacks he continues to be one of the top competitors in the game. With 4 PGA wins under his belt, including the Shell Houston Open in 2015, JB stays on the board as one of the best golfers.
In our “What’s in the bag?” series (or “WITB”) we highlight the best clubs and gear that professional players are currently using in their bags. So, if you are currently looking to take your golf game to the next level, then take a look at what’s in JB Holmes’ bag.
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Driver: TaylorMade M1 430 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 83X Prototype
TaylorMade has outdone themselves, creating the M1 430 driver that delivers distance, forgiveness, and customization. The TaylorMade M1 driver is designed with both titanium and carbon composite, allowing golfers to personalize it to fit their swing. Considered to be TaylorMade’s longest driver, the M1 features an extremely low CG, for an efficient power transfer to increase ball speed. A T-Track System allows you to move the 15 gram front weight to create a draw, neutral, or fade setting. While the back track 10 gram weight can be moved for high, medium, or low launch and spin settings. The personalization continues with a loft sleeve allowing for 12 different positions. This gives players the ability to set the preference of face angle, loft, and lie. The TaylorMade M1 430 provides complete personalization for your swing, with over 25 premium custom options. With the ability to be perfectly tuned for your swing, the M1 430 will bring out the best in your game.
- Designed with both titanium and carbon composite, golfers can personalize it to fit their unique swing.
- An extremely low CG allows for an efficient power transfer to increase ball speed.
- Two weights provide multiople possible adjustments to the launch settings as well as for draw, neutral, or fades.
- Adjustable loft sleeve changes the face angle, loft, and lie.
Fairway Wood: 3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 (3HL, 16.5 degrees), 5 Wood: TaylorMade SLDR (5HL, 21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 93X
TaylorMade has been known to consistently raise the bar each time it releases a new club, and it’s done it once more with the M2 2016 and SLDR. The TaylorMade M2 2016 fairway woods were designed to deliver extraordinary distance and forgiveness, utilizing a multi-material construction. A 6-layer carbon composite crown provides a low CG. With a longer, more flexible, and open-channel “Speed Pocket,” the M2 2016 is phenomenal from the tee or the fairway. The TaylorMade M2 2016 is also one of the first fairway woods to incorporate Inverted Cone technology. This feature helps increase ball speeds across the entire clubface, giving the player a larger sweet spot. With an incredible feel and impressive sound, the TaylorMade M2 2016 is an easy choice for players on Tour.
- The multi-material construction provides extraordinary distance and forgiveness.
- Features a 6-layer carbon composite crown for a low CG.
- One of the first fairway woods to incorporate Inverted Cone technology to enlarge the “sweet spot” giving more opportunities for solid hits.
Irons: Honma Tour World Prototype (3 iron), TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 2014 (4-9)
Known for their incredible feel and impressive performance, the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 2014 irons are a solid choice for players on Tour. The Tour Preferred MC irons have been designed with TaylorMade’s “Speed Pocket” technology. This provides more consistent ball speeds and launch conditions across the entire face. The high grade forged steel further gives players optimum feel and control. Lastly, the hand-polished satin nickel-chrome finish and aggressively shaped sole is the ultimate combination of speed, stability, and playability. The TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 2014 irons are a great choice for those who want maximum performance with an elegant design.
- Its forged body and face create greater distance and ball speed.
- Very forgiving irons, thanks to “Speed Pocket” technology providing a larger sweet spot across the face.
- Hand-polished satin nickel-chrome finish is an elegant look complimenting the aggressive shaped sole .
It’s common knowledge that Cleveland is one of the best manufacturers of wedges and has been a favorite of Tour players for many years. The Cleveland 588 RTX is now the new face of spin with the legendary performance of a Cleveland wedge but with added forgiveness from the new Rotex Face. This rougher milled face has larger grooves and more face friction to dramatically increase ball spin. The 588 RTX also features a S sole design, which is preferred by tour pros and amateurs alike. The wider sole design near the heel and narrower sole near the toe, improves bunker shots without sacrificing versatility. If you’re looking for a wedge that has solid performance history combined with new technology, you should definitely consider upgrading to the Cleveland 588 RTX.
- New Rotex Face design gives added forgiveness and impressive performance.
- A rougher milled face and larger grooves increase friction for increased ball spin.
- S sole design improves bunker shots without losing versatility.
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Putter: Edel E-1 Torque Balanced
If you are in the market to improve your putting, the Edel E-1 Torque Balance is a great choice. The Edel E-1 Torque Balanced features newly engineered Torque Balanced technology to dramatically limit twisting at impact. This promotes a smooth and consistent motion, giving players greater opportunity to return squarely at impact. The Torque Balanced technology repositions the weight from the toe of the putter to the heel. This creates a toe-up balanced head, providing players with a confident and smooth stroke. With Edle’s PIXL insert that is composed of 93 individual pixels, players experience an enhanced roll and feel. Made with the finest materials and precision machinery, the Edel E-1 Torque Balanced putter is sure to offer more consistent putting.
Ball: Srixon Z-Star
The new Srixon Z-Star golf balls take Tour performance even further with impressive design elements. First, the new series utilizes five different sized dimples for longer and more efficient flight patterns. Secondly, a more energetic gradient core gives players a softer feel on nearly every shot and more distance off the tee. Finally, a newly designed “SpinSkin” outer coating has fewer bonding points which allows the ball to stretch across more of the clubface at impact, increasing friction for more spin. With unmatched technology and incredible feel, players can expect to enhance their game with the Srixon Z-STAR golf ball.
- Utilizes multiple sized dimples for more efficient flight and longer drive patterns.
- A more energetic gradient core gives a softer feel with more distance off the tee.
- Fewer bonding points on the new SpinSkin coating allows the ball to stretch across more of the clubface.
JB Holmes is known to be one of the best golfers on Tour and uses some of the highest quality clubs and equipment in the game. He has accumulated a collection of mostly solid choice TaylorMade clubs with the addition of true classics such as Cleveland. So, if you are looking to improve your golf game, then take a look at what’s in JB’s bag, you may find something that will help you take your game to the next level.