Luke List Swaps Numbers For Nicknames
By mustang6560 on 8/2/13
175 yards to the flag. Uphill. Slight breeze.

For most professional golfers, this hypothetical shot would require a 7- or 8-iron (or possibly a 9-iron for the big hitters). But for Luke List, he'd probably hit a 'Lean on it' or 'Fireball' (or maybe even 'Merica).
As you can see by the picture tweeted by Chad Coleman (@HashtagChad), Head of Social Media for Callaway Golf and Odyssey Golf, List's new sticks will all feature nicknames instead of digits. We just hope he and his caddie will have the key written down somewhere on his golf bag in case they forget which name corresponds with which loft.

We've seen many players customize wedges in recent years (List calls his 60-degree wedge "Chet," a name he describes as his "alter ego."), but List appears to be the first tour pro to stamp names on all of his irons while getting rid of the numbers on the clubs altogether. We'll have to wait and see when List puts these in play (He's in the Reno-Tahoe Open field this week, but doesn't have the clubs in his bag) and if any fellow players will follow suit.
It's clever, it's original, but I highly doubt this will become a trend on Tour.

Do you have a nickname(s) for your clubs?

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[ comments ]
Jattruia says:
LOVE the KCCO club.
Torleif Sorenson says:
I have names for my instruments and my car, but not my clubs - not even my ultra-sweeeet 2-iron.
slimpks1850 says:
This seems stupid to me... got me thinking of the peeve thread. This would make me constantly uneasy about what club I had in hand.
Matt McGee says:
There might be a club or two in my bag that are frequently known as "POS" (it's never MY fault), but no nicknames other than that.
Duke of Hazards says:
Reminds me of some weirdo that named his golf towel... "Lucy", if I recall.
jasonfish11 says:
Sweet. I have 10 irons 4-PW and 3 other wedges. Think I will stamp them as follows
4 - S
5 - T
6 - U
7 - P
8 - I
9 - D
P - G
G1- A
G2- M
bkuehn1952 says:
I'll admit to accepting the nickname "The B" for my 3-wood. It was given to the club by my caddie at Kingsbarns, Scotland. None of the other clubs have a name nor does my towel.
birdieXris says:
My wife and I both call my 3 wood "Murray" because she named the penguin headcover.
Backquak says:
I was thinking of naming my wedges after my kids like Zac Johnson, I can keep the First letters cause I have a P, S, A, and R. If I was smart I woulda named the last one sonething that started with an L.
spackler455db says:
Chive on
joe jones says:
I have called my clubs some names at times but they can't be used in polite society.
falcon50driver says:
Dang it Joe, you beat me to it.
Matt F says:
@jasonfish - I like the way you think!!
legitimatebeef says:
Dukes: I was just thinking about that. My gf was giving me crap about having a skanky golf towel and I had to explain to her that it works better once it gets a little experienced. So naturally I thought of Nate alone in the garage under a bare light bulb, tenderly wiping down the clubs, talking to the towel about the day's events.
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