MY BAG

FOR THE TRANSITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

Heath Slocum

"My favorite club is the driver—I'm the most accurate with it—so if I had to pick one, that would be it."

1. DRIVER

Ping

G15 (9.0°)

Ping.com

SHAFT: Aldila

RIP 70 (X flex)

Aldila.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Adams

9032 (14.5°)

Adamsgolf.com

SHAFT: Aldila

VS Proto 70 (X flex)

3. HYBRID

Adams

Idea Pro Gold (18°)

SHAFT: Aldila

VS Proto 95 (X flex)

4. IRONS

Ping

i15 (three through PW) Black Dot

SHAFTS: Ping

Z-Z65 (Stiff)

5. WEDGES

Ping

Tour-S (52°)

Fourteen

Lob (58°)

Fourteen-golf-clubs.com

6. PUTTER

Ping

Redwood Anser, Black Dot

7. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1x

Titleist.com

8. SHOES

FootJoy

Icon

Footjoy.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet 58 Round

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

Top Slot

A new Adams Speedline driver manipulates airflow to reduce drag and increase swing speed

Increased swing speed leads to increased distance. In their quest for more yardage, Adams engineers wondered how they could help a golfer swing the same club faster. The answer was to make the clubhead more aerodynamic. To achieve that, they designed a series of slots across the top of the head that reduce the area of low pressure behind the club, which creates drag.

DRIVER WITHOUT VELOCITY SLOT TECHNOLOGY

On a standard driver the surface airflow breaks away right after the apex of the curve, creating the large area of low pressure shown in dark blue.

DRIVER WITH VELOCITY SLOT TECHNOLOGY

Similar to dimples on a ball, the slots disrupt the surface air, creating turbulence that allows the air to hug the clubhead longer.

Air breaks away farther back on the head, resulting in a smaller area of low pressure that, Adams says, makes the head 35% more aerodynamic.

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PHOTOHUNTER MARTIN/GETTY IMAGES (SLOCUM) TWO PHOTOSKOHJIRO KINNO (BALL, BAG) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE) TWO ILLUSTRATIONSCOURTESY OF ADAMS GOLF (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)