Search

Teeing Off

Aug. 22, 2011
Aug. 22, 2011

Table of Contents
Aug. 22, 2011

LEADING OFF
GOLF PLUS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
Point After
Departments

Teeing Off

MY BAG

This is an article from the Aug. 22, 2011 issue

Tom Lehman

FOR THE CONSTELLATION ENERGY SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

"I consider myself a traditionalist—there are some older products in my bag—but the setup has a proven track record."

1. DRIVER

TaylorMade

r7 SuperQuad (9.5°)

Taylormadegolf.com

SHAFT: Fujikura

Reax TP 95 (X flex)

Fujikuragolf.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

TaylorMade

V Steel (13.0°)

SHAFT: Harrison

Striper Tour 801 (X flex)

Harrison.com

3. HYBRID

TaylorMade

Rescue TP (19.0°)

SHAFT: Harrison

HYBR Striper Tour 801 (X flex)

4. IRONS

Cobra

K Forged Blade (three-iron)

Cobragolf.com

TaylorMade

RAC Proto (four-iron); Tour Preferred (five- and eight-iron); Tour Preferred Muscle Back (six-iron); Tour Burner (seven-iron); Tour Preferred Muscle Cavity (nine-iron and PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold (X flex)

Truetemper.com

5. WEDGES

Vokey Design

SM (54°, 60°)

Vokey.com

6. PUTTER

Scotty Cameron

Tour GSS prototype

ScottyCameron.com

7. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1

8. SHOES

Adidas

Tour 360 4.0

Adidasgolf.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

GVC 60

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

SPEED DEMON

Cleveland's Ultralite drivers are designed to eliminate weight and increase speed, no matter how you swing

GOLF CLUBS have gone on a diet. In the last few years new materials and techniques have allowed clubmakers to reduce weight yet maintain stability, which allows for greater swing speed and therefore more distance. The biggest jumps have come in lighter grips and shafts, where stiffer carbon fibers have allowed builders to maintain flex while using less material and glue. Cleveland has seized on the improvements to design drivers—the Ultralite series—that come in three weights so golfers can match their swing to the appropriate club. Manipulating the weight in the head maintains the overall balance and stability.

Rolled titanium sheets, 0.5 millimeter thick, are strong but lighter than castings, saving weight that can be used elsewhere.

A large neutral weight low in the center of the head increases stability. Its size and position balance the lighter components.

In some models the weight is moved closer to the hosel to create a draw bias that helps fight a slice.

SEE

TRY

BUY

@GOLF.com

TWO PHOTOSGARY BOGDON (BALL, BAG)PHOTODARREN CARROLL (LEHMAN)PHOTOCOURTESY OF ADIDAS (SHOE)ILLUSTRATIONCOURTESY OF CLEVELANDTHREE ILLUSTRATIONS