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May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011

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May 23, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TUSCALOOSA
NOVAK DJOKOVIC
  • NOVAK DJOKOVIC ALWAYS HAD THE TALENT AND DRIVE TO BECOME THE WORLD'S BEST TENNIS PLAYER, BUT HIS NERVES AND BODY BETRAYED HIM. NO MORE. GOING INTO THE FRENCH OPEN, HE'S 37--0 FOR 2011 AND GUNNING FOR THE LONGEST MEN'S WINNING STREAK OF THE OPEN ERA

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This is an article from the May 23, 2011 issue

FOR THE CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

Scott Verplank

"The new equipment helps at this stage of my career, but it's not like I've seen a huge jump. Some of the ball-and-club combinations for the younger guys are crazy long, but it's not a big edge for me."

1. DRIVER

TaylorMade

R11 (9°)

Taylormadegolf.com

SHAFT: UST Mamiya

Attas S6 (X flex)

Ustmamiya.com

2. FAIRWAY METALS

TaylorMade

200 Tour (13°, 17°)

SHAFTS: Aldila

Tour Gold (X flex)

Aldila.com

3. IRONS

TaylorMade

Tour Preferred MB (three-iron through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold with Sensicore (X-100)

Truetemper.com

4. WEDGES

Titleist

BV-SM (56°, 60°)

Titleist.com

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold with Sensicore (X-100)

5. PUTTER

Ping Anser

Ping.com

6. BALL

Titleist Pro V1

7. SHOES

FootJoy SYNR-G

Footjoy.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Wrap 58 round

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

OLD IS NEW

Titleist engineers wouldn't mess with icons like the Pro V1 and Pro V1x unless they knew they could make them better

IN JANUARY, Titleist introduced reengineered versions of the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Here's a look at the details of the new Pro V1, which was altered with the aim of increasing spin while retaining distance. The new Pro V1x flies higher and farther off the driver but produces similar spin generation on iron shots.

A larger 1.530-inch core uses a new composition and molding process that makes it more uniform throughout. The intermediate layer, an ionomer resin, is precision matched in thickness and hardness to work with the core to optimize spin.

The surface has 352 dimples in five sizes that cover 82.7% of the ball. The coverage contributes to improved aerodynamics and more consistent, penetrating ball flight.

The dimple pattern is a spherically tiled tetrahedron, a series of adjacent triangles that create three axes of symmetry, which means the ball is symmetrical in any orientation.

TWO PHOTOSDARREN CARROLL (BAG, BALL)PHOTOGARY BOGDON (VERPLANK)PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE)THREE ILLUSTRATIONSCOURTESY OF TITLEISTTHREE ILLUSTRATIONS