Teeing Off

May 16, 2010

MY BAG

FOR THE BELL MICRO CLASSIC

Natalie Gulbis

"When I was four, my dad cut down an old nine-iron. I would swing that club in the front yard of my home. Nine-iron is still my favorite club."

DRIVER

TaylorMade

R9 SuperTri (10.5°)

SHAFT

Aldila

RIP (stiff)

FAIRWAY METAL

TaylorMade

200 Steel (13°)

SHAFT

Graphite Design

YS-6 (stiff)

IRONS

TaylorMade

R9 (five-iron through PW)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Dynamic Gold SuperLite 300 (stiff)

GRIPS

Winn

SHOES

Adidas

Signature Natalie

BALL

TaylorMade

TP Black

HYBRIDS

TaylorMade

Rescue Dual (16°)

SHAFT

Fujikura

Re AX TP 75 (stiff)

TaylorMade

Rescue Dual (19°)

SHAFT

Fujikura

Speeder 757 (stiff)

WEDGES

TaylorMade

TP xFT (52° and 58°)

Titleist

Vokey (62°)

SHAFTS

True Temper

Dynamic Gold SuperLite 300

ON THE NUMBER

Scrambling Recovery

The economy is rebounding, right? The market is up, unemployment has stabilized and consumer spending is on the rise. But the golf industry is experiencing some lag, and not the kind that makes your ball fly farther. Sales of woods, irons and balls are all down compared with 2009. Why? No one knows for sure, but one likely contributor is the weather. January and February were unusually bad across the country, and while March was good overall, it was unseasonably cold in the Southeast.

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SALES

2009

2010

WOODS (UNITS)

754,570

695,640

IRONS (UNITS)

1,318,830

1,281,720

BALLS (DOZENS)

2,593,150

2,402,040

Source: Golf Datatech

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PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (BALL, BAG, SHOES) PHOTOJONATHAN FERREY/GETTY IMAGES (GULBIS) CHARTSLIM FILMS 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)