What’s In The Bag: Rose Zhang


One of the rising stars in golf, we take a look at what’s in Rose Zhang’s bag

Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura.

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It has been quite the few months for Rose Zhang, she has absolutely stormed onto the world stage and there’s no doubt she’ll stick around for a long time – and we can’t wait!

After a glittering amateur career, Zhang turned pro in May 2023 and wasted no time securing her first professional victory, winning the Mizuho Americas Open to become the first player to win an LPGA Tour event on their professional debut since 1951.

Rose Zhang posing with the trophy after winning the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open

Before turning professional, the American was enjoying a very successful season as an amateur. In April 2023, Zhang won the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, and later that month she set the record for the most consecutive weeks as the world’s number one ranked amateur – 141 weeks.

May was the month when everything escalated (with her LPGA Tour win on debut), Zhang turned professional following her second and consecutive victory in the individual NCAA Championship, becoming the first woman to win the individual award twice.

Zhang’s rise to fame this season saw her achieve a position on the USA Solheim Cup Team. She joined the team as a rookie at 20 years old – what’s taken her so long! We imagine this was the first of many appearances despite only achieving half a point all week.

Rose Zhang will represent Team USA at the 2023 Solheim Cup as a rookie at the event in Andalucia, Spain at Finca Cortesin

The Californian has enjoyed a brilliant first season on the LPGA Tour and we’re sure she’ll have a long and successful golf career. Zhang is already ranked 32nd in the world and it’s only a matter of time before she’s breaking into the top 10.

Let’s jump into it and take a look at what equipment this superstar is using…

What’s In The Bag: Rose Zhang

What driver does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang uses a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver (9°) with a Fujikura Ventus Red 5 Stiff shaft

Price: £599.00 / $599.99 RRP


Rose Zhang is a Callaway staffer and all of her equipment is from the golfing giant. She uses the most recent model driver - Callaway Paradym. The model Zhang uses is the Triple Diamond which is the lowest-spinnning and least forgiving head.

Read our full Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Driver review.

What fairway woods does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang plays with a Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood (13.5°) with a Fujikura Ventus Red 6 Regular shaft

This is the first of two fairway woods Zhang has in the bag. It's a 3-wood that has been adjusted to have 13.5° of loft. It's an amazing club to use off the tee and in the fairway. Unlike the Paradym driver in the American's bag, this is the previous model Rogue ST LS which is also the least forgiving and lowest-spinning head.

Read our full Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood review.

Rose Zhang has a Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood (18°) with a Fujikura Ventus Red 6 Regular shaft

The second fairway wood in Rose Zhang's bag is a Callaway Rogue ST LS 5-wood at 18°. Having two fairway woods is becoming more and more popular because of the increased versatility off the tee and attacking greens. This is also a low-spin model to match the 3-wood.

Read our full Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood review.

What hybrid does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang uses a Callaway Paradym Hybrid (20°) with a KBS Tour Hybrid 75 Regular shaft

Price: £299.00 / $299.99 RRP


To go with the three woods already in Zhang's bag is a Callaway Paradym hybrid. The hybrid in Zhang's bag is a 4-iron replacement that she has set to 20°. Hybrids are fantastic clubs that tend to generate more distance than the iron equivalent because they are easier to hit and much more versatile from a range of lies.

Read our full Callaway Paradym Hybrid review.

What irons does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang plays with a full set of Callaway Apex 21 Irons (5-PW) with Nippon 850 Regular shafts

Price: £1099.00 / $1295.00 RRP


Callaway manufactures some of the best irons on the market. You could guess a number of models that might be in the bag of one of golf's rising stars. Callaway's Apex 21 irons have earned their place as Zhang's irons of choice.

These aren't the hardest heads to get away with and they are quite strong lofted - very different to what you might expect from such a brilliant ball striker, but golf's hard enough, maybe Zhang just wants to make it easier.

Read our full Callaway Apex 21 Irons review.

What wedges does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang has a complete set of three Callaway Jaws Raw Wedges (50°/10S, 54°/10S & 58°/08C) with True Temper XP95 R300 shafts

Raw finish wedges are increasing in popularity, and Zhang clearly doesn't have an issue using raw wedges. All three of her Callaway Jaws wedges are in the raw finish which does help with spin and control. Zhang's three wedges are lofted 50, 54, and 58, transitioning perfectly with her set of irons.

Read our full Callaway Jaws Raw wedge review.

What putter does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang plays with an Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide DB Putter

Price: £379 / $399.99 RRP


It's not surprising that a Callaway staffer is using one of Odyssey's Tri-Hot range putters. The American's favorite model is the 5K Double Wide DB putter. Putting isn't the strongest element of Zhang's game (strange considering how many accolades she's amassed) but using an Odyssey Tri-Hot putter certainly makes putting that little bit easier.

Read our full Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Putters review.

What golf balls does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang opts for Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls

Rrp: £50.00

Price: £39.95
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Zhang is another Callaway Tour professional who reaches for Callaway Chrome Soft X golf balls because they are the best premium golf balls Callaway offers. They are very high spinning around the greens and low spinning off the tee - the perfect combination. Rose Zhang did have a special edition golf ball made after her stellar start to LPGA Tour life - a rose-stamped Chrome Soft.

Read our full Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls review.

Today’s Golfer’s ‘What’s In The Bag’ insight is brought to you in association with Fujikura.

Fujikura are leaders in performance shafts, and the brand is honored to regularly be the #1 driver and wood shaft on the PGA, LPGA, and DP World Tours.

In 2022 the brand’s Ventus platform mopped up 44.5% of all available PGA Tour wins, with the Masters and Open champions both playing the brand’s headline shaft unpaid. At the 2023 Masters, 39.1% of players used Fujikura driver shafts, with five of the final Top 10 choosing the brand’s super stable models.

In short Fujikura shafts are the shaft of choice of the world’s very best players.

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About the author

James Hogg is a Golf Equipment Writer for Today's Golfer, with expert knowledge in putters, golf balls, and apparel.

James Hogg – Golf Equipment Writer

James Hogg is a golf equipment writer for todays-golfer.com.

He has a degree in English Language from Newcastle University and an MA in Journalism from Kingston University.

James previously worked for American Golf alongside his studies as part of the sales and fitting team. Having worked in golf retail for seven years he has all the skills and knowledge necessary to review and recommend the perfect equipment for golfers of all abilities and has a strong knowledge of putters, golf balls, and golf apparel, including trousers.

Despite nobody else in James’ family playing golf he took a keen interest as a teenager which saw him become a junior member at Saltburn Golf Club, North Yorkshire. Since returning to Teesside in 2022 James has joined his home course, Cleveland Golf Club. His handicap index is 4.7 thanks to consistent distance off the tee.

Away from golf, James enjoys a multitude of sports, specifically watching Formula 1, American Football and Horse Racing. He’s also a proud supporter of Middlesbrough FC, likes cooking and reading travel literature.

James uses a Callaway Mavrik SZ DriverCallaway Mavrik SZ 3-WoodTaylorMade Stealth UDI 3-ironPing i210 Irons (4-PW), Cobra King Snakebite 50° Wedge, Mizuno S23 56° and 60° WedgesTaylorMade Spider X Putter and a TaylorMade Tour Response Stripe golf ball.

You can contact James via email for loads more golf equipment insight.

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