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Teeing Off

Feb. 22, 2010
Feb. 22, 2010

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Feb. 22, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Vancouver 2010
SEATTLE BASKETBALL
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Teeing Off

MY BAG

This is an article from the Feb. 22, 2010 issue

FOR THE ACCENTURE MATCH PLAY

Zach Johnson

"I'm not the longest guy on Tour, so I rely on positioning myself in the fairway to attack pins."

HYBRID

Titleist

909H (21°)

SHAFT

Mitsubishi

Speeder 904

FAIRWAY METALS

Titleist

909F2 (13.5° and 18.5°)

SHAFTS

Mitsubishi

Diamana White 73 (X flex)

BALL

Titleist

Pro V1x

DRIVER

Titleist

909D2 (8.5°)

SHAFT

Mitsubishi

Diamana Blue 73 (X flex)

PUTTER

SeeMore

FGP 303 stainless

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet 62

IRONS

Titleist

AP1 (four); AP2 (five through nine)

SHAFTS

TrueTemper

Dynamic Gold X100

WEDGES

Titleist

Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°)

SHAFTS

TrueTemper

Dynamic Gold S400

ON THE NUMBER

Last Resort

The number of golf rounds played in the U.S. in 2009 was down 1.1% from 2008, not surprising and not too bad considering the state of the economy. But that statistic doesn't tell the entire story. When the market is broken down into four categories of courses (below) it becomes clear that three of the segments were flat or only very slightly down, while the fourth segment dragged down the whole.

[The following text appears within a chart. Please see hardcopy or PDF for actual chart.]

DAILY FEE/SEMI-PRIVATE -0.4

MUNICIPAL -1.2

PRIVATE -2.0

RESORT -4.8

Source: PGA of America PerformanceTrak

SEE

FIND THE BEST EQUIPMENT

TRY

FIT CLUBS FOR YOUR GAME

BUY

TAKE HOME A DREAM BAG

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