TEEING OFF

April 24, 2011

MY BAG

FOR THE HERITAGE

Tommy (Two Gloves) Gainey

"The putter and the wedges are key for me. I like to change the wedges every three months."

1. DRIVER

TaylorMade

R11 (9°)

Taylormadegolf.com

SHAFT: Fujikura

Motore Speeder 6.1 (X flex)

Fujikuragolf.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Callaway

FT-i Tour Squareway (15°)

Callawaygolf.com

SHAFT: Aldila

Voodoo NV 65 (X flex)

Aldila.com

3. HYBRIDS

Adams

Idea Pro Black (20°, 22°)

Adamsgolf.com

SHAFTS: Aldila

Voodoo SNV8 hybrid (stiff flex)

4. IRONS

Adams

(five- through PW)

Idea Tech a4

SHAFTS: Rifle

Project X 6.0 (stiff flex)

Royalprecision.com

5. WEDGES

Cleveland

Tour Action (52°, 56°, 60°)

Clevelandgolf.com

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S300 (stiff flex)

Truetemper.com

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

Backstryke blade

Odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Callaway

Tour i(z)

8. SHOES

Callaway

Bio-Kinetic Tour

GRIPS

Lamkin

Crossline

Lamkingrips.com

TECH TALK

FOOT FAULT

You have the right clubs and the right ball and the right swing, but do you have the socks you need to succeed?

WHEN TOUR pros use a piece of equipment without getting paid, you know it must be good. Such is the case with the Kentwood Golf Sock, which was born when company CEO Mark Kent was playing in a pro-am on the Nationwide tour. After four days his feet were blistered and aching, so he decided to create the ultimate golf sock by using a combination of materials and design to provide extra cushioning, support and moisture control. According to Kent, here's how it works.

The fibers of a proprietary Merino wool blend expand to vent heat and moisture when hot, and contract when it's cool for warmth. Normally the muscles must work to perform these tasks. By doing them first, the sock reduces fatigue-causing lactic acid buildup.

Kent's Airspun yarn creates, in effect, a spring within the fibers giving the fabric an elasticity that disperses pressure throughout the sock to prevent blisters and reduce the strain on the foot.

Tightly woven sections with extra material provide additional cushioning in high-stress areas.

TWO PHOTOSDARREN CARROLL (BALL, BAG) PHOTOCHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (GAINEY) PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF KENTWOOL (SOCK) TWO PHOTOS 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)