Well done to Ping Staffer Tom Lewis on his maiden European Tour victory at the 2011 Portugal Masters.  Here’s what’s in Tom’s bag as confirmed with Dominic Griffiths on the Ping Tour truck.

 

What’s In The Bag Tom Lewis

 

Driver: G20 9.5 Driver with Aldila Voodoo XNV6 shaft, 45.5” long. (Club head speed 112mph)

Fairway Woods: G5 3 (15.5°) and 5 wood (18.5°) with Aldila XVS7 & NV75X shafts. 43” and 42.5” long.

Irons: S56 irons 3-PW X100 Step Strong, Std length Black Colour Code, All grips, id8 ½ Cord white

Wedges: Anser Wedges 52,58 Red Lie 52, purple lie 58. (new at St Andrews which was his 2nd event)

Putter: Scottsdale Wolverine H (33.5” Red Lie)

 

10 Things You Need To Know About Tom

tom lewis bag dominic1. After turning pro following the Walker Cup, Tom had seven invites at the tail end of this season in which to earn enough money to avoid a trip to Tour School. The Portugal Masters was only Tom’s fifth European Tour event.

 

2. His father named him ‘Tom’ after the legend Tom Watson. His brother is named ‘Jack’.

 

3.Tom’s winnings bring him to 53rd in The Race to Dubai on €441,018. However he will not be eligible to compete at the season finale in Dubai because he will not have played the requisite number of events.

 

4. Tom played his first event as a professional along with Ireland’s Paul Cutler at the 2011 Austrian GolfOpen. Lewis tied for tenth.

 

5. He is the first Affiliate Member to win on The European Tour since Matteo Manassero won the 2010 Castello Masters exactly one year ago this week. Both players were playing on a sponsors invitation.

 

6. His four shot final round winning comeback equals the biggest of the 2011 season.

 

tom and tom 7. Tom’s home club his Welwyn Garden City, the same as six time major winner Nick Faldo. The 20 years old cites one of his main ambitions as winning one more Major than Faldo and taking over the trophy cabinet at the club.

 

8. His final 54 hole total of 197 (-19) equals the lowest of the 2011 season.

 

9. Tom wont have to worry about cuts or money as he exempt on Tour until the end of 2013. Along with the Portugal Masters title, the win gained Lewis exemptions into the lucrative 2011 WGC – HSBC Champions and 2012 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

 

10. Lewis has employed legendary coach Pete Cowan since he was aged 16. Cowan described Lewis earlier this year as “the most professional amateur I have ever seen”.

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