What’s In The Bag: Madelene Sagstrom

What golf clubs and balls do Swedish golfer and Olympian Madelene Sagstrom use? Today’s Golfer reviews what’s in the bag.

Madelene Sagstrom claimed her first LPGA Tour victory at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio Golf Club with a course record 62 (10-under), becoming the 12th Swedish winner on tour.

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The triumph helped Sagstrom qualify as one of the two players to represent Sweden at the delayed 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo where she eventually finished in 20th place, two strokes ahead of compatriot Anna Nordqvist.

Madelene Sagstrom at the Tokyo Olympics 2021

However, it was Nordqvist who edged out Sagstrom just a fortnight later at the British Open after a bogey on the final hole resigned Sagstrom to a tie for second place – her best finish to date in a Major.

A consistent run of form in 2022 saw Sagstrom record four consecutive top-ten finishes, pushing her into the top 30 of the Women’s World Golf Rankings for the first time, and earning herself a spot in Suzann Pettersen’s 2023 Solheim Cup team for a third time.

Sagstrom is a Calaway staffer, but what models and balls does she opt for? Let’s find out what’s in the bag of Madelene Sagstrom in 2023…

What driver does Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond driver (10.5°)

Rrp: $449.99

Price: $399.99
Callaway has done away with their LS marque for 2023, so if you’re looking for a low-spin Callaway model, Triple Diamond is the way to go.

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 Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses a Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood

Rrp: $349.99

Price: $249.98
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The Callaway Paradym fairway wood is popular among tour pros, including Jon Rahm, Si Woo Kim, and Justin Rose.

Just like the Paradym Triple Diamond driver, the fairway is fast and long when hit from the middle. At 254 yards it was the second-longest on test.

However, while it looks neat and attractive at address, there’s no hiding that it hit shots into an area twice the size of our test average. It also launched shots with 700rpm less spin, flew four yards lower, and hit the ground at a five-degree shallower angle than our test averages. Put simply, the majority of club golfers will struggle to launch and live with this model on the golf course.

Read our full Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond fairway wood review.

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What hybrids does Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses Callaway Apex UW hybrids (19°, 22°)

Callaway developed the Apex UW ’24 based on feedback from their array of world-class Tour pros, including Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, who told them they wanted a higher launching club that could land steep into greens with distance, without being all about the power.

Read our full Callaway Apex UW'24 review.
Lofts 17º, 19º, 21º
Stock shaft Custom-fit only – MCA MMT 70g (Reg, Stiff), 80g (X-Stiff)
Stock grip Golf Pride Z Grip Firm (Standard – 50g)

What irons does Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses Callaway X-Forged CB irons (5-PW)

Price: $1399.99
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Callaway says their X-Forged CB irons provide consistency, control, an amazing feel, and a beautiful design for the most discerning of golfers.

The X-Forged CB iron is a fairly popular model across the PGA Tour with players such as Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Madelene Sagstrom, Adam Svensson, and Matt Wakkace known to have gamed them.
Availability 3-AW
7-iron loft 33°
Stocks shafts Multiple premium options including Project X and Mitsubishi MMT

What wedges does Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses Callaway Jaws MD5 wedges (50°, 54°, 58°) with KBS shafts

Price: $129.99
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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 Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses an Odyssey O-Works Marxman Black Stroke Lab putter

A great putter for golfers who find long alignment lines help them see putts or the stroke’s path more clearly. With weight being focused around the head’s perimeter, we reckon the Marxman is great for forgiveness and stability, too. All the Stroke Lab putters have the same insert as Odyssey’s premium EXO models, it’s no surprise then Marxman produced the most topspin (which helps get putts running true) of any of our top 10 putters of 2019.
Head-type Mallet
Weight 365g
Stock grip Odyssey Stroke Lab Pistol

What golf ball does Madelene Sagstrom use?

Madelene Sagstrom uses a Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball

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

Rrp: $49.99

Price: $44.99
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In the hands of Jon Rahm the Chrome Soft X has been a belter of a ball, helping the Spaniard rise to World No.1 since he signed for Callaway in 2021.

Expect a slightly lower, more penetrating flight than the standard Chrome Soft, along with a more workable/shapeable nature. Callaway’s highest tour-level wedge spin ball whether you’re hitting full shots or from the greenside. X gives a firmer feel than the standard Chrome Soft.

See how the Chrome Soft X performed in our Robot Golf Balls Test 2023.
Construction Four-piece
Cover Urethane
Dimples 332
Compression 100
Feel Medium
Flight High
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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