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Dec. 13, 2010
Dec. 13, 2010

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Dec. 13, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ERICA BLASBERG
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This is an article from the Dec. 13, 2010 issue

FOR THE AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Stuart Appleby

"I don't have a favorite club. I need to be in love with all of them, especially the one I'm about to hit."

FAIRWAY METAL Callaway

Diablo Edge Tour (15°)

SHAFT Aldila

RIP 60 graphite (X flex)

IRONS Callaway

X-forged (three-iron); X-Prototype (four-iron through PW)

SHAFTS Rifle

Project X 7.0 (X flex)

SHOES Ecco

World Class GTX

GRIPS Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

BALL Callaway

Tour iZ

HYBRID Adams

Idea Pro Gold (18°)

SHAFT Aldila

NV Hybrid 105 graphite

PUTTER Odyssey

White Hot XG 330 Mallet

DRIVER Callaway

FT Tour (8.5°)

SHAFT Aldila

RIP 60 graphite (X flex)

WEDGES Callaway

X-forged (54° and 58°)

SHAFTS Rifle

Project X 7.0 (X flex)

ON THE NUMBER

Falling Up

After a mediocre year, golf made a bit of a rebound in autumn. According to Golf Datatech, rounds played were up 19.4% nationally in October compared with the same month a year earler. Overall rounds are down 1.8% for the year, but that's the equivalent of flat in the current economy. Things are looking robust on the retail side, too, as Golfsmith's November-December sales estimates indicate below.

Holiday Sales Projections

2 Million Balls

4 Million Tees

200,000 Clubs

25,000 Hats

80,000 Shirts

75,000 Gloves

Source: Golfsmith

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PHOTOFRED VUICH (BALL AND BAG)PHOTOJOE CASTRO/EPA (APPLEBY)PHOTOCOURTESY OF ECCO (SHOE)CHARTKAREN HA (CHART)NINE ILLUSTRATIONS