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It’s simultaneously the best and worst thing about this time of year – as golf’s various equipment manufacturers tease us with their yet-to-be-launched clubs by putting them in the bags of their biggest stars.

So what 2024 golf equipment are the biggest names in the game already putting to the test?

In the season finale of the DP World Tour, there were a number of new additions on show. Rory McIlroy made no secret of the fact he was testing the next TaylorMade driver, while Matt Fitzpatrick was another major winner with fresh kit in play in Dubai.  

So what else have we noticed during tour events as the year draws to a close?  

Spotted! 2024 golf equipment seen on tour

Let’s take a look…

TaylorMade Qi10 driver

In the bags of: Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood

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The TaylorMade Qi10 driver was in Rory McIlroy’s bag at the DP World Tour Championship (Credit: Getty Images)


The 2024 TaylorMade driver was put into competition play for the first time at the DP World Tour Championship by both Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood. But what do we know about the Qi10? Well, firstly the most notable thing is the 60X Carbon Twist Face is no longer red. It’s also got a sliding weight which sits on the sole close to the face. This will presumably add to CG adjustability to dial in shot shape. There’s also an adjustable weight at the back of the driver, so there seems to be a lot of potential for adjustability in this driver. 

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TaylorMade have moved away from the red and black of the Stealth in the Qi10 (Credit: Getty Images)


Ping S159 wedges

In the bags of: Tyrrell Hatton, Harris English

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Tyrrell Hatton will be putting the Ping S159 wedges in play in 2024 (Credit: sms_on_tour)


Also seen on the tour last week was the new Ping S159 wedges. These have been spotted in the bags of Tyrrell Hatton and Harris English. Here’s what we can see. It’s traditional in shape, it comes in black and a chrome finish and it appears to have a slim insert that runs along the back of the club which will be for sound and feel. It’s a great looking wedge which I look forward to getting my hands on.

Ping PLD putter

In the bags of: Viktor Hovland, Tyrrell Hatton

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The Ping PLD putters have had a revamp for 2024 (Credit: sms_on_tour)


The Englishman was also spotted testing a Ping PLD putter, which as you would expect, looks brilliant. It’s a really slick fang design, like the previous Tyne 4, with three white alignment lines on the top of the putter to frame the ball. The face, however, has changed from a milled design to a grooved design. It will be interesting to see how this performs when we get our hands on one.

Cobra Dark Speed driver and fairway woods

In the bag of: Rickie Fowler, Matt Fitzpatrick

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Rickie Fowler will use the Cobra Dark Speed driver next year (Credit: Jonathan Wall)


The usually colourful Cobra are going dark for 2024 with the new driver and fairway woods range.

Rickie Fowler used the Dark Speed driver to play in the Netflix Cup (don’t ask), while Matt Fitzpatrick unveiled his new Dark Speed fairway wood in Dubai.

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Matt Fitzpatrick has put the Cobra Dark Speed fairway wood in play (Credit: Getty Images)


One thing that’s clear is that this is a different colour scheme from the Aerojet line, as the new model looks to be an all-black design. It’s very different on the sole of the club, with what looks like a new PWR-Bridge weighting design. Its matte black finish looks great, replacing the raw carbon finish of the Aerojet. 

Ping G430 Max 10K driver

In the bag of: Cameron Champ 

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The Max 10K has been added to Ping’s G430 driver range (Credit: GolfWRX)


Spotted this week with a new Ping driver was Cameron Champ. This looks like a Ping G430 Max at a glance, but it’s not. This is marked with a 10K and it also looks like the Carbon Fly Wrap has been added which has been seen in the Ping G430 LST driver and fairway woods.

It’s clean in shape and with the addition of the Carbon Fly Wrap there will be a lot of weight saved. It will be interesting to see where they have repositioned this within the club head. 

PXG Black Ops driver

In the bag of: Eric Cole

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The PXG Black Ops driver was in Eric Cole’s bag at the RSM Classic (Credit: Jonathan Wall)


Rookie Eric Cole made a good run at the RSM Classic while gaming the new Black Ops driver. We went to see the new PXG setup in London and it’s seriously impressive – so if you haven’t considered putting this brand in play yet, maybe now is the time to do it.


It’s safe to say we’re seeing a trend here, with brands ditching colour for a more neutral, stealth-like aesthetic on their 2024 golf equipment.

Excited? Us too. Keep an eye on bunkered‘s gear page and YouTube channel where we will keep you up to date with all the latest releases.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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