What’s In the Bag: Gemma Dryburgh

Today’s Golfer reviews what’s in the bag of LPGA winner and 2023 Team Europe Solheim Cup player Gemma Dryburgh.

The Scotswoman took her career to new heights with her first LPGA victory at the Toto Japan Classic – a country where she played amateur golf for Scotland.

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The four-shot victory in Japan lifted Dryburgh to a 2022 end-of-year world ranking of 72, and from there Dryburgh has pushed on, sneaking into the top 50 and earning herself a spot on the European Solheim Cup for the first time.

Scotland's Gemma Dryburgh won her first LPGA Tour title in Japan.

Her best finish to date in a Major championship was an 8th-placed finish at the 2023 Evian Championship on 6-under par, just two strokes adrift of second place.

The 30-year-old, who also plays on both LET and LPGA Tours, was the first woman to ever win a professional event at Royal St George’s back in 2020 during a strong summer on the Rose Ladies Series.

Dryburgh is a Callaway staff player and uses a full bag of their equipment, including her golf ball. Let’s take a look at her models of choice for 2023.

What driver does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver (9°) with a Fujikura Ventus 5R shaft

Rrp: $449.99

Price: $399.99
Dryburgh has made the switch to Callaway's latest low-spin driver - the Paradym Triple Diamond, having previously gamed the Callaway Rogue ST MAX.

The low-spinning Paradym Triple Diamond driver is a popular choice with tour pros, with many Callaway players seeing an increase of 2-3mph ball speed over the previous Rogue ST model.

In our driver’s test, we found that the Paradym Triple Diamond will be a cracking driver when it’s in the right hands. If you swing with the speed and consistency of Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, this may be the perfect driver for you. The chances are that many of you reading this don’t swing as precisely as these tour players so may want to look for a low-spin driver with a little more forgiveness.

TG’s test pro-Neil Wain said when hit out the middle the Paradym Triple Diamond is a rocket. This is proven in our test, with the Paradym Triple Diamond ranking second for carry distance. However, testing also showed that anything hit off-center was punished severely by the Paradym, resulting in a 59-yard-left-to-right dispersion.

Read our full Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver review.

Pros

Cons

Lofts: 8° / 9° / 10.5°
Stock shaft: Aldila Ascent, HZRDUS Silver, HZRDUS Black, Mitsubishi Kai’li White
Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (50g)
Adjustable hosel Yes

What fairway wood does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses a Callaway Paradym fairway wood (21°) with a KBS Tour Driven 60 Cat 2 shaft

Price: £379.00 / $379.99 RRP
In addition to her 21° Paradym fairway wood, Dryburgh continues to carry a 15° Callaway Rogue ST model with a Mitsubishi Tensei 65 shaft.

Callaway's latest Paradym model however is a seriously good-looking fairway wood.

The head sits beautifully square, the face grooves highlight the center of the face and the size is more friendly than frighteningly compact.

Paradym was our 3rd fastest and joint 3rd longest (252 yards) fairway wood, so it's an impressive package.

But the addition of an adjustable hosel has seen Paradym's price reach an eye-watering level, which we think will be prohibitive to non-Callaway fans. If you are a Callaway fan and willing to stump up the money, then you're getting a great all-rounder fairway wood.

Read our full Callaway Paradym fairway wood review.

Pros

Cons

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Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (50g), Women's Lamkin ST Soft Undersized (44g)
Adjustable hosel Yes

What hybrids does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses a Callaway Apex Pro hybrids (23°, 26°) with KBS 65R Tour Hybrid shafts

Price: 249.00 / $269.99 RRP
Dryburgh replaces long irons in her bag with 23° and 26° hybrid alternatives.

The Apex Pro 21 hybrid is far smaller and more compact than the standard Apex model and is designed for Tour players and low handicappers who use hybrids from the tee on par 4s and for versatility on par 5s.

If you’re buying a set of ‘players’ irons (like the Callaway Apex Pro or Apex TCB) in 2021, explore how a player's hybrid compares to the long irons. The Apex Pro makes an excellent players long iron replacement, especially if you put a premium on workability and control over distance.

For some the narrower head shape will be intimidating, but that’s exactly why there’s a wider body standard Apex. If you’re considering it as a standalone (without the matching irons) check out the TaylorMade SIM 2, too.

Read our full Callaway Apex 21 Pro hybrids review.
Lofts 2H (18º, 57º, 40.5"), 3H (20º, 57.5º, 40"), 4H (23º, 58º, 39.5"), 5H (26º, 58.5º, 39")
Stock shaft Mitsubishi MMT 70g (L, R) and 80g (S, X)
Stock grip Golf Pride Z Grip

What irons does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses Callaway Apex 21 irons (6-PW) with KBS TGI 80 shafts

Price: 1,099 / $1,295 RRP
Just like its siblings, the Apex is a great-looking forged iron. Unlike some, it’s also really good at protecting carry distance, as it gave up just eight yards between on- and off-center hits (ranking second) in our 2021 Iron Test.

Compared to the previous Apex 19, the top line is a little narrower, which potentially makes them more attractive to reasonably solid ball strikers who don’t want to give up 2.5° of 7-iron loft to play the hollow body Apex Pro.

Read our full Callaway Apex irons review.
Availability 3-AW
7-iron loft 30.5°
Stock shaft True Temper Elevate ETS 95g (s) UST Recoil Dart 75g (g)

What wedges does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses Callaway Jaws MD5 wedges (48°, 54°, 58°) with KBS Tour 90 shafts

Price: $129.99
Alternative Retailers
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$129.99
PGA TOUR Superstore
$129.99
Golf Galaxy
$129.99
We can’t quite work out how Callaway get 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 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 Jaws MD5 wedges review.
Highest loft 64°
Grind options S (in every loft) and X (58º and 60º) and a higher bounce W Grind (50º, 52º, 54º, 56º, 58º and 60º)
Finish options Platinum Chrome and Tour Grey
Stock shafts True Temper Tour Issue 115 (steel) and Project X Catalyst 80 (graphite)
Stock grip Lamkin‘s UTX in black/blue

What putter does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses an Evnroll ER3 Wingbalde putter

Price: 295.00 / $329.99 RRP
Evnroll describes the ER3 Wingblade as an extreme heel and toe-weighted flare-back blade.

It is available in shaft lengths of 33-35", has a lie angle of 70°, and a face loft of 2°.

Discover more about the Evnroll range of putters here.
Head-type Blade
Loft
Stock grip Custom EVNROLL non-taper 1.2

What golf ball does Gemma Dryburgh use?

Gemma Dryburgh uses a Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball.

£4.17 per ball / 0.21p per yard (based on RRP)

Rrp: $44.99

Price: $38.50
Alternative Retailers
Walmart
$40.99
Target
$44.99
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$44.99
PGA TOUR Superstore
$44.99
When the Chrome Soft first launched in 2014 the ball was made from four pieces. Today it has switched to a three-piece construction.

Low driver and iron spin, along with high launch, mean the Chrome Soft is a very straight and accurate ball, but full wedge shot spin and greenside control are lower than the tour-preferred Chrome Soft X.

Callaway typically says this ball most suits golfers swinging driver at less than 100mph.   

See how the Chrome Soft fared in our Robot Golf Balls Test 2023.  
Construction Three-piece
Cover Urethane
Dimples 332
Compression 75
Feel Soft
Flight Highest
Colors White; Yellow
Alternative models 360º Triple Track; Triple Track; Tru Track; Truvis
  • Precision technology
  • Construction optimization
  • Hyper elastic softfast core
  • New tour aero

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