Ally Ewing went 6-1-0 for the week at Shadow Creek, including a 2&1 win over major champion Sophia Popov in the final, to claim the inaugural Bank of Hope Match Play on the LPGA Tour. Here is what she had in the bag.
DRIVER: PING G425 LST with 10.5˚ loft, fitted with Fujikura Motore F3 6-S shaft.
3-WOOD: PING G425 LST with 14˚ loft, with Project X EvenFlow Blue 65 6.0 shaft.
5-WOOD: PING G425 MAX with 17.5˚ loft, with Project X EvenFlow Blue 65 6.0 shaft.
HYBRIDS: PING G425 3H (19˚) and 4H (22˚), with PING Alta CB Slate Stiff (3H) and PING Alta CB Orange Stiff (22) shafts.
IRONS: PING i210 (5-iron to pitching wedge), with PING Alta CB 70 S (5) and PING AWT 2.0 R (6-PW) shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM8.
PUTTER: PING PLD Anser.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Since claiming her first LPGA Tour win in October last year (playing under her maiden name McDonald) at the LPGA Drive On Championship, Ewing has made a number of changes to her setup. Winning at Lake Oconee last year with G410 woods and hybrids, Ewing has since switched into PING’s new G425 models throughout the top end of her bag where she carries mostly the same lofts and shafts as in her previous models. One of the slight changes has been a heavier driver shaft in the same model, while Ewing also changes to the MAX fairway wood model for her 5-wood with the lower spinning LST only available in a 3-wood.
The 28-year-old is among the best ball strikers on the LPGA Tour, averaging nearly 80 percent of greens in regulation so far this season. Carrying multiple fairway woods and hybrids means that Ewing only carries two speciality wedges in her setup, she also interestingly has a graphite shaft in her 5-iron and steel in the rest of her irons.
Ewing’s victory makes it 10 out of 11 tournaments won on the LPGA Tour so far in 2021 with a Titleist golf ball, which also had a clean sweep of the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and PGA Tour Champions this week.
QUOTE: "I did have thoughts, good thoughts from my win at Drive On on my birthday. I was like, why not have the second win on our anniversary? Certainly special to be this way.” – Ally Ewing.