Kirk Triplett WITB 2024 | More Than Just a Smiling Face

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Kirk Triplett WITB 2024 gives a shout out to the three-time PGA Tour winner, sharing his favorite golf clubs, career earnings, and other details you probably didn’t know.

Like Joel Dahmen, one of the most discerning features about Kirk is his hat. I hate to admit it, but from a distance I often can’t tell players apart. With Kirk and his patented bucket golf hat, you don’t often get him mixed up with anyone else on the Champions Tour.

Plus, the University of Nevada graduate has a lot of personality – posing for shots and interacting with the crowd. He’s a lot of fun to watch. Beyond his sparkling personality, let’s take a look at the Kirk Triplett WITB.

Kirk Triplett WITB Stats & Overview

Full NameKirk Alan Triplett
BirthdayMarch 29, 1962
BirthplaceMoses Lake, Washington
Year Turned Pro1985
Tournament Wins17
PGA Wins Breakdown8 PGA Tour Champions Wins
3 PGA Tour Victories
World Ranking52 – Senior Tour World Ranking
Equipment SponsorPing

Kirk Triplett Family & Charity Work

Kirk Triplett is a long-time resident of Scottsdale, Arizona. He and his wife Cathi have raised four children. His twins, Conor and Sam, are their biological children, and they adopted Alexis and Kobe. Alexis is Latino and Kobe’s parents are African American and Japanese. His son, Sam was a talented junior golfer, qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Amateur.

Like Phil Mickelson, Kirk has been known for supporting Black Lives Matter. At one point, Triplett had a Black Lives Matter sticker on his golf bag, but has since found other ways to support the cause. Some of this work includes promoting the Fore Adoption Foundation and supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation.

Kirk Triplett Career Earnings

One of the fun things I learned about Kirk Triplett is that he graduated with a degree in civil engineering from University of Nevada. It was a good back up plan, but he’s done considerably better financially as a professional golfer. He ranked in the top 50 career earnings making over $14 million dollars. Additionally, he is part owner of Hole In One International which is an insurance company.

 What clubs does Kirk Triplett use?

Smiling for our camera, Kirk Triplett gives a big grin on the tee box at the Chubb Classic.

Driver: Ping G430 MAX Driver

3 Wood: Ping 430 Max

5 Wood: Ping 425 Max

4 Hybrid: Ping G430

Irons: Ping Blueprint S

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 Wedge & Ping Eye2 XG Sand Wedge

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Valor

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

As you probably noticed, Kirk Triplett remains loyal to Ping for all his clubs. However, he does have a few older choices that make his bag unique. Here’s some of my recent photos to give you a bird’s eye view of the Arizona natives clubs.

Kirk Triplett – Driver

Ping G430 MAX Driver

9 Degree

Starting off with one of the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour Champions is the Ping G430 Max. It’s one of the most forgiving and longest drivers currently on the market, which is why it made our list for the best drivers for seniors. The Ping 430 Max comes standard with a Lamkin UTx Lite grip.

Ping G430 MAX Driver and Kirk Triplett walking the fairway at the Dicks Sporting Goods Open.

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Kirk Triplett – Fairway Woods

Ping 430 Max 3 Wood

15 Degree Loft

Since turning pro in 1985, one of the PGA Tour’s most consistent players looks to the Ping G430 Max for his 3 wood. This is another excellent choice not only for pros but for average player too. If you struggle with getting enough loft, the hosel is super adjustable and it’s also available in a high loft (HL).

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Ping G425 Max 5 Wood

17.5 Degree

Ping G425 - Max 5 Wood

For his 5 wood, the long-time Scottsdale resident has kept the prior release, the Ping G425 Max.

I had a nice chat with his caddie about his 5-wood since I also have that fairway wood in my bag. He likes it so well, he hasn’t replaced it with the new Ping 430 Max. I also find the club, easy to hit and it sounds incredible off the tee.

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Kirk Triplett Hybrid

Ping G430 Hybrid

22 Degree Loft

Kirk Triplett at the Furyk and Friends on the tee box
Triplett teeing off at the 2023 Furyk & Friends with Love III & Ames

Staying with the Ping G430 line up is the 22 degree loft, 4 hybrid. It’s ultra lightweight and adds a bit more distance over the prior release.

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Kirk Triplett Irons

Ping Blueprint S Irons

4 Iron – W

Kirk carries the Ping Blueprint S Irons 4 Iron through wedge in his bag. When I interviewed Miguel Angel Jimenez last year, his new Blueprint T irons were his favorite new edition.

The main difference I found between the Blueprint S vs Blueprint T irons is the workability and forgiveness. While the T is more attractive to the eye, the S offers much more forgiveness for the average golfer.

Kirk Triplett 2024 on the 18th hole at The Chubb Classic

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Kirk Triplett Wedges

Ping Glide 4.0 Wedge

50 Degree S

The Ping Glide 4.0 wedge that Kirk carries is a 50 degree S Grind. The milled grooves add a bit more texture creating additional friction helping him add more spin on this lower lofted wedge. The S Grind is a good option and the standard choice for most golfers.

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Ping Eye2 XG Sand Wedge

56 Degree

Triplett has been carrying this oldie but goodie in his bag at least since 2018 (possibly even longer). The Ping Eye2 XG sand wedge is the last remaining club he hasn’t swapped out to newer technology, because he likes it that much.

It’s modeled after the Eye2 from several generations ago, but it has more modern grooves that meet the current USGA requirements.

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Kirk Triplett Putter

Ping Harwood Putter


Ping Harwood Putter being held by Kirk Triplett's caddie.

Last but not least is the Ping 2021 Harwood putter. Perhaps it’s my favorite club in his bag since I don’t run into many of these balanced mallet putters on Tour.

The Harwood putter is known for having a soft response and forgiveness on the greens. It has shallow grooves and a dual-durometer insert that helps with a more consistent roll. His caddie mentioned that Kirk likes the way it frames the ball.

When looking at Kirk’s putter, it appears he added some weight to the bottom as you’ll notice in my close up photo. The Ping Harwood putter is available in regular and armlock versions.

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Final Thoughts

Well, that’s a wrap on the Kirk Triplett WITB 2024 edition. If you liked this WITB article, you may also want to check out some of the other PGA TOUR Champions golfers like Steve Stricker, KJ Choi, and Justin Leonard next!

WITB articles are researched before publishing. While we strive to ensure our content is accurate, there may be inaccuracies. Players may change clubs after our content is published. In addition, players may choose to use different clubs depending on the course or for other reasons. If you notice something that appears to be incorrect, please let us know here.

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Erin has spent over 17 years as a healthcare executive working with seniors in nursing homes, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living communities. She also holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and other advanced degrees related to seniors.

Erin grew up playing golf in a family of golf fanatics. She started this site to help others add more enjoyment to the game of life through golf.

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