What’s In The Bag: Shane Lowry


What’s in the bag of six-time European tour winner and Major champion Shane Lowry? Today’s Golfer reviews what’s in the bag.

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

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Lowry has enjoyed a fantastic few years, winning his first Major title at the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush and making a real impact on his Ryder Cup debut despite Europe’s defeat at Whistling Straits in 2021.

Now the Irishman has added the 2022 BMW PGA Championship, the DP World Tour’s flagship title, to an impressive CV that includes multiple wins on the European Tour and a PGA Tour title at the WGC Bridgestone International.

Shane Lowry lifts the trophy after  winning the BMW PGA Championship.

His single-shot victory over good friend Rory McIlroy and Ryder Cup teammate Jon Rahm at Wentworth lifted the 36-year-old back inside the world’s top 15 and capped a superb season. The BMW PGA was also the first qualification event for the 2023 Ryder Cup.

Despite no further wins in 2023 however, Lowry’s steady form saw him finish ninth on the World Points List and 11th on the European Points List, which combined with his prolific team experience, earned him selection for a second Ryder Cup as one of Luke Donald’s picks.

Lowry also boasts an impressive record in Major championships recording a T2 finish at the US Open, T3 at the PGA Championship, and T4 in the Masters, in addition to his 2019 Open win.

Shane Lowry won The Open in 2019.

Lowry is a Srixon/Cleveland staff player but, like many players, isn’t tied into a full-bag contract, allowing him to play TaylorMade fairway woods and an Odyssey putter.

Like fellow Major champions Brooks Koepka and Hideki Matsuyama, Lowry does use Srixon irons (ZX5 and ZX7). He has been a long-time user of Cleveland wedges and currently plays the RTX ZipCore model, which we’re huge fans of here at TG.

Let’s take a closer look at the golfer equipment used by six-time DP World Tour winner Shane Lowry.

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What driver does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses a Srixon ZX5 MKII LS driver (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana White 70 X shaft

Price: £499.00/$499.00


In the hands of our test pro, just six yards of carry distance separated the ZX5 and our very longest drivers, plus the model produced our second smallest left-to-right dispersion (31.9 yards), so it will perform on the course.

It looks lovely, sounds great and there’s a touch of high launch draw bias built in. We’d play it, but in tough economic times, the price tag is hard to justify, especially knowing there are other excellent drivers out there for less.

Read our full Srixon ZX5 driver review.
Lofts 9.5° / 10.5°
Stock shafts Project X HZRDUS Black Gen 4 / Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX shafts.

What fairway woods does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses a TaylorMade SIM2 fairway wood (15°) with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 80 TX shaft

Price: 279.00 / $349.99 RRP


Lowry sticks with what works for him and has therefore kept TaylorMade's older SIM2 3-wood in the bag over the more recent Stealth series of fairway woods. The Irishman additionally carries a TaylorMade M5 5-wood (19°) with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft.

5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees), with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

Read our full TaylorMade SIM2 fairway wood review.
Lofts Rocket 3 - 14° / 3 - 15° / 5 - 19°
Stock shaft Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 75
Stock grip Golf Pride Z-Grip
Adjustable hosel Yes (+/- 2°)

What irons does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses Srixon ZX5 (4-5) and ZX7 (6-PW) irons with KBS Tour 130 X shafts

Price: £149.50 / $170.00 RRP per club


Lowry uses a combination of Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 irons. We’ve rated Srixon irons very highly for many years. They have won numerous awards in our tests, and tend to be held in very high esteem amongst forged iron aficionados.

ZX5 - A player’s distance iron that offers forgiveness where it counts (in the mid and long irons) and control where you need it (short irons). A razor-sharp chassis gives a premium forged feel right along alongside the ball speed-enhancing tech that lots of club golfers crave.   

ZX7 - A forged iron aimed at the lower handicap range. Srixon says the ZX7’s new Tour Cavity subtly shifts mass to the perimeter of the head whilst also concentrating mass behind the sweet spot. The idea gives slight assistance on off-center strikes, a soft feel, and the sort of workability that’s demanded by the world’s best players.

Read our full Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 irons review.



Stock shafts ZX5 - Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 105 (s) Diamana ZX (g), ZX7 - Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 120
Stock grips Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360
7-iron loft ZX5 - 31°, ZX7 - 32°

What wedges does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses Cleveland RTX wedges (51°, 58°) with KBS Tour Wedge X Black finished shafts

Price: 139.00 / $169.99 RRP


Cleveland has a massive pedigree for making great wedges and the RTX 6 is their brand new tour-level offering for 2023. We’ll put our cards on the table upfront and say you won’t find a better-looking wedge on the market.

We love the compact size, the straight leading-edge profile, and the new super-aggressive CNC Milling pattern on the toe, which brings full-face groove levels of stopping power to traditional groove wedges.

Our best 2023 wedge test data has the ZipCore hovering just under average levels of backspin, but with so many factors to consider when buying new wedges, it’s worth remembering you should never just pick the highest spinning wedges.

Read our full Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges review.
Lofts 46º, 48º, 50º, 52º, 54º, 56º, 58º, 60º
Grinds Low (58º-60º), Low+ (54º-56º) Mid (46º-60º), Full (54-60º)
Stock shaft Dynamic Gold Spinner Tour Issue
Stock grip Lamkin Crossline 360 grip

What putter does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses an Odyssey White Hot OG 2-Ball putter

Price: 199.00 / $199.00 RRP


“Legendary then, iconic now,” is how Odyssey promoted their line of White Hot OG putters, two decades after the famous face and renowned 2-Ball putters first found fame.

There have been dozens of 2-Ball variations over the years, and it’s still hugely popular. But try as hard as they have to move consumers, pros, and retailers into new face technology, golfers still yearned for a return to the soft but firm feel of the beloved White Hot insert. Odyssey even admits that more than half the putters they create for Tour players today still feature this insert.

Read our full Odyssey White Hot OG putters review.
Length 33-35"
Weight 355g
Stock grips Grey Odyssey DFX grip or oversized Odyssey grip

What golf ball does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry uses a Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball

The firmer XV is for 100+mph swing speeds and is played on tour by Hideki Matsuyama, Shane Lowry, Keegan Bradley, and Lucas Glover.

The 2023 model has a new three-piece construction, and it’s designed to fly higher and further than the standard Z-Star. Srixon like to say if your birdies start with a big tee shot then this is probably the ball for you.

Compared to the Z-Star Diamond the XV generates a little less mid-iron and wedge spin, but is also a little longer from the tee.      
Construction Three-piece
Cover Urethane
Dimples 338
Compression 102
Feel Soft
Flight Mid-high
Colors White; Yellow
  • Speed dimple pattern
  • Thin premium cover
  • Spin skin+ coating
  • Fastlayer DG core

What golf glove does Shane Lowry use?

Shane Lowry wears a Srixon Cabretta golf glove

Best quality leather glove
Price: £14.99 / $14.99 RRP


As a Srixon brand ambassador, Lowry naturally wears a Srixon glove.

For golfers wanting a soft, comfortable, and durable glove at a good price the Srixon Cabretta is perfect. A quality leather glove makes a huge difference to how the club feels in hand and can make a huge difference to your game.

The high-quality leather is partnered with Lycra panels in the knuckles to certify a good secure fit.


  • Great durability
  • Soft leather
  • Super comfortable


  • Thick thumb seams
Sizes S-XL
Colors White
Material Leather

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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