Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott has experienced a return to form of late with four top-ten finishes in his last four events, including a victory at last week's Australian Open Championship. Coinciding with this torrid stretch is an equipment tweak Adam recently made to his iron set. Titleist Tour Representative Rick Nelson shares the story.
"At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this year, Adam was introduced to the new MB irons and made the switch instantly. The set we built for him were to his existing specs and included Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts.
"Adam has always been a low spin player, and long irons and partial-shot short irons sometimes fall out of the air and come up short. This was notably evident after the switch from his previous AP2s to the MBs. Adam likes the classic forged blade looks and increased workability of the MBs, though, so we built him an additional set with KBS Tour shafts to try out following the Presidents Cup.
"While experimenting at home in Australia, he felt that the MBs with the KBS Tour shafts stayed in the air much better and, with the added spin, were easier to work and shape a variety of shots."
Since making the switch in tournament play at the Barclays Singapore Open, Adam has finished T-3rd, T-6th, T-7th and 1st.
"The new shafts are giving me a much higher ball flight with more spin, which equates to more control," said Adam. "They also have a nice feel right through the shaft into the hands. And the MBs are very traditional-looking blades, which is what I grew up playing. I love the looks, the feel, and the feedback they provide when hitting shots."
For more on Adam Scott and the Titleist equipment in his bag, please visit his player page on Titleist.com. To find a Titleist golf club fitter near you, use Find a Fitter at FittingWorks.com.
Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott in action at the 2009 Australian Open.