Teeing Off

September 04, 2011

Gary Woodland

FOR THE DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

"I've used the same irons for a long time, because for me it's about consistency more than distance."

1. DRIVER

Titleist

910 D3 (7.5°)

Titleist.com

SHAFT: Aldila

RIP 90 (X flex)

Aldila.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Titleist

910F (13.5°)

SHAFT: UST Mamiya

Proforce V2 (X flex)

Ustmamiya.com

3. IRONS

Titleist

503i (two-iron)

SHAFT: Project X

7.0 (X flex)

Royalprecision.com

MB (three- through nine-iron)

SHAFTS: Project X

7.0 (X flex)

4. WEDGES

Titleist

Vokey Design (48°, 54°, 60°)

Vokey.com

SHAFTS: Project X

7.0 (X flex)

5. PUTTER

Titleist

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype

Scottycameron.com

6. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1

7. SHOES

FootJoy

Icon

FootJoy.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet Cord

Golfpride.com

TECH TALK

BIG BEND

Adidas rethought the way it builds its shoes to better mimic the movement of the foot and provide improved performance

THE HOTTEST trend in athletic footwear is lighter, more flexible, lower-to-the-ground shoes that reflect the natural movements of the foot. Nearly everyone has an entry in the category, and for Adidas it's the Tour360 ATV. To build the shoe, Adidas did away with the insole board—a long, thick, stiff layer that went inside the shoe for structure and stability, among other things. The Tour360 replaces the insole board with a hard exoskeleton in the outer sole, so the shoes are lighter and lower without sacrificing the stiffness. And since not everyone's foot bends at the same place, the more flexible outsole allows the foot to move more naturally in the shoe.

Proprietary spikes are thinner, to accommodate the thinner, lighter soles.

A dual density thermal polyurethane exoskeleton has structural ridges along the midsole for strength and stability.

Six flex grooves let the shoe bend at a variety of points and increases flexibility so the foot makes better contact with the ground.

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TWO PHOTOSFRED VUICH (BALL, BAG) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (WOODLAND) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (WHITE SHOE) TWO PHOTOSCOURTESY OF ADIDAS (ORANGE AND WHITE SHOE) 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)