Teeing Off

March 13, 2011

MY BAG

FOR THE PUERTO RICO OPEN

Carl Pettersson

"They ribbed me a bit when I first switched to the long putter my sophomore year [at North Carolina State], but I'm consistent with it."

1. DRIVER

Nike

VR Tour (11.5°)

Nike.com

SHAFT: Project X

6C 12 (6.5 flex)

2. FAIRWAY METAL

TaylorMade

Burner TP (14.5°)

Taylormadegolf.com

SHAFT: Graphite Design

YS6 (X flex)

gdintl.com

3. HYBRID

Nike

VR Pro (21°)

SHAFT: Aldila

NV Hybrid (X flex)

Aldila.com

4. IRONS

Nike

VR Pro Combo (four through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S400

Truetemper.com

5. WEDGES

Nike

VR (49°, 55°, 60°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S400

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

White Hot XG #7 Long

Odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Nike

20XI X

8. SHOES

Nike

Lunar Control

GRIPS

Golf Pride

BCT 58 Round

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

A New Mix

Lamborghini and the University of Washington helped Callaway develop its latest breakthrough

A new material, called forged composite, uses bundles of carbon fibers and a special resin to create a gel that can be poured into a mold. The resulting material, according to Callaway, is lighter and stronger than titanium. And since the composite is forged, Callaway can better control the thickness, which allows for even greater weight savings.

The fibers, one inch long and thinner than a human hair, are turbostratic, which means the atoms are intertwined and aligned along the length of the strands.

The Diablo Octane driver (shown) has more than 10 million fibers in the crown. The RAZR Hawk driver has the composite in both the crown and the sole.

The composite contains 500,000 fibers per square inch.

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PHOTOCHRIS O'MEARA/AP (PETTERSSON) TWO PHOTOSKOHJIRO KINNO (BAG, BALL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF NIKE (SHOE) ILLUSTRATIONBRIAN CHRISTIE (ILLUSTRATION) 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)