So you want to play like Bernhard Langer? Well, you’d need years of practice before you can start playing like him, but you can know what’s in his bag right now. You’re probably one of those people who want to know what his arsenal is. You want to know what makes his game so good.
Of course, you want to know so you can buy them. If you can’t play like him right now, at least you can use the clubs that he’s using.
About Bernhard Langer
Born on August 27, 1957, Bernhard Langer is a German golfer who was one of the most dominating golfers in the world during the 80s and the 90s. He even became an official number one player in the world when the Official World Golf Ranking was established in 1986.
He’s won a total of 10 senior major championships – a record at the PGA Tour Champions. He’s also achieved a Senior Grand Slam wherein he won all 5 major championships at least once during the course of his career.
He’s still a successful golfer today. Here are some of his notable recent wins:
- Senior Open Championship (2010, 2014 and 2017)
- US Senior Open (2010)
- Regions Tradition (2016 and 2017)
- Constellation Senior Player Championship (2014 to 2016)
- Senior PGA Championship (2017)
Check out his brilliant golf shots at the 2017 Senior PGA Championship.
All in all, he has 113 professional wins so far. He’s very successful in the senior majors. He’s played in 48 events so far and has been in the top 5 half of the time.
These are quite the achievements considering that he had modest goals of being just one of the leading players in the pack. He credits his improved swing and stabilized putting for his success especially since he’s hit his 50s. His putting was in question for a huge part of his career because of the yips. Fortunately, he was able to overcome it.
What’s in the Golf Bag of Bernhard Langer?
One of the most important things in the golf bag of Bernhard Langer is a notebook filled with notes and ideas from his coach for the last 3 decades – Willi Hofmann. He pulls this notebook out whenever he needs a boost in his game.
As for the clubs, he mostly relies on the following:
He uses the Adams Speedline 9.5 degrees. It has a heavier X-Flex shaft. His choice for design is the Graphite Design Purple Ice.
Although, he used the Ping G400 9 degrees when he won the Oasis Championship and the Insperity Invitational.
He uses the Adams Insight 12.5 degrees 3 wood. It has the same design and shaft as his choice of driver.
He trusts the Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C wedges 56 degrees that’s been bent to 55 degrees and the 60 degrees. He ditched the 55 degrees for the Oasis Championship where he used the Cleveland 588 RTX.
Speaking of wedges, here are some tips from him when it comes to overcoming the sand trap.
He’s not one of those golfers that stick to one brand for his irons. He still has his Adams Idea Pro Black MB starting with his 6 iron through his pitching wedge. For his 3 to 5 irons, he prefers the oldie but goodie Ben Hogan Apex long irons. These have old-school Apex shafts.
He did use the Ping S55 4 iron, Artisan Golf 5 and 9 irons and TaylorMade RSi TP for the Oasis Championship.
He got the Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball long putter almost 10 years ago when it first came out. He still has it in his bag today.
For the golf ball, he has the Titleist Pro V1 as his old reliable. It’s the 2007 version that he relies upon. Fortunately, Titleist still manufactures it just for him. You’ll recognize these balls because he marks them with a solid line across the middle and with a black dot.
If you’re searching for the right golf ball for you, here are the best golf balls for seniors.
As you can see, Bernhard Langer is a sentimental golfer who uses golf clubs and balls that he’s been using for years, although he’s not afraid to mix things up with some new ones.