Teeing Off

September 05, 2010

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FOR THE DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Ernie Els

"I'm glad V-grooves are back. Us old guys, we played them before, and I can relate to those grooves pretty well."

DRIVER Callaway

FT Tour (8.5°)

SHAFT Rifle

Project X 6a9 (X flex)

IRONS Callaway

X prototype (three through PW)

SHAFTS KBS

KB Tour (X flex)

GRIPS Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

SHOES FootJoy

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BALL Callaway

Tour i(s)

FAIRWAY METALS Callaway

Tour X (15° and 19°)

SHAFTS Rifle

Project X 6a9 (X flex)

PUTTER Odyssey

White Ice 5

WEDGES Callaway

X-Forged (54° and 60°)

SHAFTS KBS KB

Tour (X flex)

ON THE NUMBER

Dry Spell

Rounds played were up significantly throughout the Northeast in June 2010 compared with June '09. It's tempting to interpret the increase as a promising economic indicator—the financial center is feeling flush enough to start teeing it up again—but there's likely a simpler explanation. For the month, rainfall was down by 20% or more throughout the region.

NORTHEAST ROUNDS PLAYED

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Conn. 13%

Maine N.H./Vt. 11.5%

N.J. 10.7%

Del./Md. 9.2%

N.Y. 8.3%

Mass./R.I. 7.4%

PERCENT GAIN

Source: National Golf Foundation

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (BAG AND BALL) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (ELS) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE) CHARTKAREN HA (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)