What’s In The Bag: Dylan Frittelli

Today’s Golfer dives into the bag of South African golfer Dylan Frittelli to reveal the equipment used by the PGA and three-time European Tour winner.

Finishing on 13-under par after rounds of 67, 68, 69, and 71, South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli returned to the European Tour winner’s circle for the first time in six years with a two-stroke victory at the Bahrain Championship.

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On securing the win, Dylan said: “It has been a long road the last five or six years since I left the DP World Tour and went to the States. It was a pretty tough year last year in America, but it feels awesome to be back on top right now.”

Frittelli, the 54-hole leader, looked as if he may have opened the door for the chasing pack when sitting on +2 after 12 holes, but quickly slammed it shut with three birdies in four holes to recapture and hold on to the lead from Zander Lombard and Jesper Svensson.

Dylan Frittelli won the 2024 Bahrain Championship.

The Callaway Staffer last lifted silverware in 2019, winning the John Deere Classic for his only victory to date on the PGA Tour. Frittelli has further European Tour wins however from 2017 at the Lyoness Open and AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

The win in the Middle East couldn’t have come at a better time either. A tough stint on the PGA Tour saw Dylan miss the cut or withdraw from 23 of his 27 starts in 2023, leaving him contemplating his future in the game.

Dylan Frittelli now has three European Tour wins to his name.

The victory catapulted Frittelli to No.8 in the Race to Dubai Rankings, climbing a mammoth 243 places to 191 in the Official Golf World Rankings, and hopefully providing the confidence needed to kick on and hit the form that saw him finish 5th at The Masters and The Open in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Frittelli took full advantage of Callaway and Odyssey’s latest Ai-inspired clubs and Chrome Tour X golf balls en route to glory at Bahrian’s Royal Golf Club. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the tools he used to get the job done.

WITB: Dylan Frittelli

What driver does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses a Callaway Paradym Ai-Smoke Triple Diamond driver(10.5°) with a Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-TX shaft.

Thanks to Callaway's AI-inspired supercomputer, Paradym Ai-Smoke models benefit from the learning of 50,000 electronic prototypes before settling on the most optimized iteration. Plus, thanks to the hours of real-world research, each driver is more tailored to the typical speed, path, and impact location of its intended audience - in the case of Triple Diamond golfers - swing speeds of 105 – 120+ mph and shots grouped tightly around the center of the face.

If you do fit the bill and your game is based on consistent hitting at high speeds, our test data highlights the TD as a brilliant performing low spin driver in 2024. At 276 yards carry distance, it was just a single yard back from the very longest and was our test pro’s 2nd longest low-spin driver, posting an overall shot area (593 yds2) just inside our test average. This is a seriously fast, powerful, and strong low-spin driver option, so strong it ranks among our top two performing low-spin drivers of 2024 (alongside the TaylorMade Qi10 LS).

Read our full Callaway Paradym Ai-Smoke Triple Diamond Driver review.

What fairway wood does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway woods (13.5°, 18°).

Recently superseded by the Paradym Ai-Smoke Triple Diamond model, the original Paraym TD was Callaway's most compact fairway wood shape with a deeper face that makes it best suited for stronger players. The Triaxial Carbon crown helps to create a low and forward CG for a penetrating ball flight with lower spin.

It offers forgiveness, but nothing like the amount you’ll find in the standard and X models. All three Triple Diamond models are adjustable, making it even easier to dial in the perfect trajectory.

Read our full Callaway Paradym fairway woods review.

What irons does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses Callaway Apex TCB '21 irons (5-9).

The Apex TCB – Tour Cavity Back – fits into the Apex family between the MB and the Pro. It is a tour-inspired forged 1025 players’ cavity back iron that has been specifically designed for tour and elite golfers with lofts, bounces, lengths, and COR to suit the stronger player.

It’s no secret that only 10% of Tour pros use muscleback irons, as most players who make a living on Tour realize the degree of forgiveness offered by a small cavity in a muscleback-sized iron can help. Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele both gamed TCB irons in 2021.

Read our full Callaway Apex irons review.

What wedges does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses a Callaway JAWS Mack Daddy 5 lob wedge (60°), and Callaway Apex wedges (P, A, S).

We can’t quite work out how Callaway gets away with the micro-protrusions on the face of the Jaws wedges, which push the rules to the absolute limit. Run an index finger over the face and you get an instant idea of how they’ll help impart spin.

We weren’t massive fans of the previous MD4 wedges as the toe was very rounded, which drew the eye unnecessarily. But MD5 is much more attractively shaped and desirable.
Being a tour-style wedge, Jaws has a very sharp leading edge which calls for precise and accurate ball striking, especially on damp turf or sand. In the wrong hands, sharp edges increase the likelihood of heavy and fat shots. Jaws is a really good-looking wedge with plenty of modern spin tech, and it will be most at home in the hands of above-average golfers.

Read our full Callaway MD5 wedges review.

What putter does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses an Odyssey Ai-ONE Milled Eleven T putter.

The Eleven was the model that introduced golfers to Odyssey’s answer to the surging high MOI putter market which erupted when Jason Day shot to world number one in 2017 using a TaylorMade Spider Tour putter. This 360g Double Bend model is face balanced, so it’s well suited to players with straighter putting strokes.

The Eleven T has an oversized head, lightweight core, and strategically positioned weighting, its three sightlines also highlight impact position and where the extremities of the golf ball should lie. If you’re looking for a premium CNC Milled putter but also want super stability the Eleven T should be high on your shortlist of models to try.

Read our full Odyssey Ai-ONE Milled putters review.

What golf ball does Dylan Frittelli use?

Dylan Frittelli uses a Callaway Chrome Tour X 360° Triple Track golf ball.

The new Chrome Tour X is for decent players who seek ultimate speed and control. The X is the highest-spinning Chrome Tour model (from the driver all the way down to the wedge). It’s also the ball chosen by Jon Rahm who chooses the Chrome Tour X as he likes being in control of taking spin-off shots, which he feels he can do best when playing a higher-spinning ball.

The Chrome Tour X has a compression of 98 and the company is reporting ball speed gains of 1.5 – 3mph during internal testing. Interestingly the speed gains don’t come from a firmer compression. This model is actually the same compression as the previous Chrome Soft X. Golfers should expect 300 RPM more backspin up to 50 yards from the surface of the green, the all-important scoring zone for the very good players.  

Read our full Callaway Chrome Tour X golf ball review.

What golf glove does Dylan Frittelli wear?

Dylan Frittelli wears a Callaway Tour Authentic golf glove.

Rrp: $23.99

Price: $21.50
Alternative Retailers
Walmart
$23.79
PGA TOUR Superstore
$23.99
Callaway’s elite-level offering looks and feels the part with an Opti Fit adjustable Velcro closure that feels incredibly substantial and secure. It's a super soft leather glove with the bonus of a cotton Terry Cuff, which helps deal with unwanted moisture in hot conditions.

Read our guide to the best golf gloves.

Pros

  • Super comfortable
  • Soft feel
  • Durable leather

Cons

  • Not good in the wet
Sizes (5) Small-XL
Colors White
Material Leather

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About the author

Ross Tugwood is a Golf Equipment Writer for Today's Golfer.

Ross Tugwood

Golf Equipment Writer

Ross Tugwood is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com, specializing in data, analytics, science, and innovation.

Ross is passionate about optimizing sports performance and has a decade of experience working with professional athletes and coaches for British Athletics, the UK Sports Institute, and Team GB.

He has post-graduate degrees in Performance Analysis and Sports Journalism, enabling him to critically analyze and review the latest golf equipment and technology to help you make better-informed buying decisions.

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