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

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Rose Zhang is one of the biggest stars in golf and she’s only been on the world stage for a short period of time. The American has notched up seven top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour and is a two-time winner, her most recent victory coming at the 2024 Cognizant Founders Cup.

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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 took 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 year on the LPGA Tour and we’re sure she’ll have a long and successful golf career. Zhang has already broken into the top 10 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings – currently sitting sixth in the rankings.

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

Rrp: $449.99

Price: $399.99
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

Rrp: $349.99

Price: $229.98
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$229.99
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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

Rrp: $349.99

Price: $229.98
Alternative Retailers
Golf Galaxy
$229.99
DICK'S Sporting Goods
$229.99
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

Rrp: $299.99

Price: $219.98
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$219.99
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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: $1199.99
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$1399.99
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$1399.99
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 Ai-One Double Wide DB Putter

Price: £289.00 / $299.99 RRP
It's not surprising that a Callaway staffer is using one of Odyssey's Ai-One range putters. The American's favorite model is the Ai-One 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 Ai-One putter certainly makes putting that little bit easier.

Read our full Odyssey Ai-One Putters review.

What golf balls does Rose Zhang use?

Rose Zhang opts for Callaway Chrome Tour X Golf Balls

Price: $54.99
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$54.99
Golf Galaxy
$54.99
Zhang is another Callaway Tour professional who reaches for Callaway Chrome Tour 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.

Read our full Callaway Chrome Tour X Golf Balls review.

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

He spent seven years working for American Golf as part of the sales and fitting team alongside his studies and is a specialist in putters, golf balls, and apparel.

James took up golf as a teenager and, thanks largely to his length and consistency off the tee, he plays off a handicap of 4.7 at Cleveland Golf Club.

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

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