MY BAG

FOR THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN

Cameron Beckman

"I love my putter the best because it's the moneymaker."

1. DRIVER

Callaway

Diablo Octane (9.5°)

Callawaygolf.com

SHAFT: Graphite Design

Tour AD DJ 60 (X flex)

Gdintl.com

2. FAIRWAY WOOD

Callaway

FT-iZ (15°)

SHAFT: Fujikura

Motore F3 (X flex)

Fujikuragolf.com

3. HYBRID

Callaway

Diablo Edge Tour (21°)

SHAFT: Oban

Revenge Hybrid (05 flex)

Obanshafts.com

4. IRONS

Callaway

X-Forged (four-iron through PW)

SHAFTS: Aerotech

Steel Fiber Composite

Aerotechgolfshafts.com

5. WEDGES

Callaway

X-Series Jaws (52° and 56°); X-Forged (60°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S-400

Truetemper.com

6. PUTTER

Odyssey White Hot #2

Odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Callaway Tour (i)z

8. SHOES

Callaway

Bio Kinetic Tour

GRIPS

Golf Pride Tour Velvet 60 Round

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

BEYOND RUBBER

Nike's betting that a new proprietary material will power the next revolution in balls

NIKE ENGINEERS noticed that most jumps in ball performance went along with the introduction of new materials, so five years ago they hooked up with DuPont to explore the idea of a resin—essentially plastic—core. After 340 versions, the product they developed is lighter than Nike's rubber cores, yet has more rebound. Since it's lighter, the designers could put more weight around the perimeter of the ball, which lowers the moment of inertia, so the new 20XI ball (available April 29) spins less off the driver but just as much on shots around the green. According to Nike, the ball comes off the club face 2 to 3 mph faster than its other balls.

The resin requires a more stable two-step production process, which improves consistency.

As a side benefit, the resin is 100% reusable.

The polymer chains inside the material are cross-linked to maximize hardness, rebound energy and workability.

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TWO PHOTOSFRED VUICH (BALL, BAG) PHOTOMICHAEL COHEN/GETTY IMAGES (BECKMAN) PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY GOLF (SHOE) TWO ILLUSTRATIONSCOURTESY OF NIKE (ILLUSTRATION) THREE ILLUSTRATIONS

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)