Teeing Off

January 17, 2011

MY BAG

FOR THE SONY OPEN

Ryan Palmer

"I have tried other putters in the past, but this Odyssey Rossi always gets back in the lineup."

1. DRIVER

TaylorMade

Burner SuperFast 2.0 TP (10.5°)

Taylormade.com

SHAFT: Matrix

TP 7 (X flex)

Matrixshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METALS

TaylorMade

Burner (14.5°) and R9 (19°)

SHAFT: Accra

XE 80

Accragolf.com

3. HYBRID

TaylorMade

Rescue TP (22°)

SHAFT: KBS

Tour Hybrid (X flex)

Kbsshafts.com

4. IRONS

Titleist

AP2 (five through PW)

Titleist.com

SHAFTS: KBS

Tour (X flex)

5. WEDGES

TaylorMade

Rac (50° and 54°)

TP XFT ZTP (60°)

SHAFTS: KBS

Tour (X flex)

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

Dual Force Rossie II

Odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1

8. SHOES

FootJoy

FJ Icon

Footjoy.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

Head Turner

TaylorMade's white R11 driver has more positions than a yoga instructor

TaylorMade's new R11 driver catches the eye with its bright white crown, but the club is really all about flexibility because players can adjust the weighting, face angle and loft. In all, the R11 is capable of 48 setups, which account for up to 100 yards of side-to-side trajectory adjustment, a launch-angle range of 2° and spin variation of 1,000 rpm. Here's how it works.

1. Two adjustable perimeter weights allow a golfer to set up for three ball-flight paths. More weight in the heel promotes a draw; more weight in the toe encourages a fade; a balanced setup results in a neutral orientation.

2. An aluminum alloy shaft tip with small teeth mesh with similar teeth in the clubhead. Turning the head causes the teeth to interlock in different positions and tilts the head, altering the loft.

3. Any loft change alters the face angle. (Adding loft closes the face; decreasing loft opens it.) The R11 counteracts that influence through a plate on the bottom of the club. Twisting the plate changes the profile of the sole so that the club sits on the ground in more open, closed or neutral positions.

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THREE PHOTOSKOHJIRO KINNO (PALMER, BAG, BALL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF TAYLORMADE (R11 DRIVER) 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)