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June 28, 2010
June 28, 2010

Table of Contents
June 28, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA FINALS
2010 WORLD CUP

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MY BAG

This is an article from the June 28, 2010 issue

FOR THE LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Stacy Lewis

"My favorite club is the 60° wedge. I like all the different shots you can play with it. I can be really creative."

DRIVER

Mizuno

MP-600 (8.5°)

SHAFT

Fujikura

6Z08 (stiff)

HYBRIDS

Mizuno

MP CLK (17° and 23°)

SHAFTS

Exsar

HS4 (stiff)

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Multicompound 58

SHOES

FootJoy

LoPro style 97139

BALL

Titleist

Pro V1x

FAIRWAY METAL

Mizuno

MP Titanium (15°)

SHAFT

Mitsubishi

Bassara (stiff)

PUTTER

Titleist

Scotty Cameron SS Newport2

IRONS

Mizuno

MX-300 (five through PW)

SHAFTS

Exsar

IS2 (stiff)

WEDGES

Mizuno

MP T-10 W.S. (52°, 56° and 60°)

SHAFTS

Aldila

85 Proto (stiff)

ON THE NUMBER

Public vs. Private

The 30th anniversary of Caddyshack raised the question: Which group loves the game more, snobs or slobs? If frequency of play is the measure, country clubbers rule. Club members make up a tiny portion of the 27.1 million golfers in the U.S., less than 1%. Yet they account for 22% of the 486 million rounds played annually. Economics and access are obvious factors in the equation, but by the percentages alone private trumps public.

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

TOTAL GOLFERS

PUBLIC

25.1 MILLION

PRIVATE

2 MILLION

*APPROX.

TOTAL ROUNDS

PUBLIC

379 MILLION

107 MILLION

PRIVATE

Source: National Golf Foundation

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