Teeing Off

April 18, 2010

FOR THE VERIZON HERITAGE

Camilo Villegas

"I'm really liking my driver, really hitting it solid. But the best club in my bag all year has been my attitude."

FAIRWAY METALS

COBRA Speed LD FST (13° and 15°)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Grafalloy ProLite (X flex)

BALL

Titleist Pro V1

PUTTER

Scotty Cameron by Titleist

Laguna 1.5

DRIVER

Cobra

S9-1 Pro S (10.5°)

SHAFT

Matrix Ozik TP7 Graphite (X flex)

IRONS

Cobra

CB Forged (five through PW)

SHAFTS

True Temper Project X

WEDGES

Titleist

Vokey Design Spin Milled (54°, 58° and 60°)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Project X

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Multicompound

HYBRID

Titleist

909H (24°)

SHAFT

True Temper

Hybrid XHB6 (X flex)

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ON THE NUMBER

Here's to Hazards

More than 275 million golf balls are sold every year in the U.S., but they don't leave the store in a steady flow. Sales build slowly toward late spring and early summer—the height of the corporate outing, family vacation season. It's the time of year when casual duffers are most likely to tee it up, and avid players are running out of the supply they bought earlier in the year. Then there are all the balls lost during the U.S. Open.

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GOLF BALL SALES (per thousand dozen)

0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500

2009

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG.

SEPT.

OCT.

NOV.

DEC.

2010

JAN.

FEB.

Source: Golf Datatech

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (BAG AND BALL) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (VILLEGAS) CHARTSLIM FILMS (CHART) THREE ILLUSTRATIONS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)