TEEING OFF

March 12, 2012

MY BAG

Keegan Bradley

WGC-CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP

"I've really dialed in my 58 and 52 [degree wedges]. That's been the difference between being middle of the pack and contending."

1. DRIVER

Cleveland

Classic (10°)

clevelandgolf.com

SHAFT: Miyazaki

White 61 (X flex)

miyazakigolfshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Cleveland

FL (14°)

SHAFT: Miyazaki

Black 83K (X flex)

3. HYBRIDS

Cleveland Launcher DST 2i and Tour Mashie 3i

SHAFTS: Miyazaki

Hybrid 105 (X flex)

4. IRONS

Cleveland CG7 Tour (four through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

truetemper.com

5. WEDGES

Cleveland 588 Forged (52° and 58°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S400

6. PUTTER

Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth Belly

odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Srixon Z-star

srixon.com

8. SHOES

Oakley Superdrive Tour

oakley.com

GRIPS

Lamkin XLINE cord

lamkingrips.com

TECH TALK

HOT STICK

Hunter Mahan attributed his Match Play win to his new Ping Nome, which is more than simply a putter

NOT ALL putting strokes are the same, which is why not all putters are either. Someone who swings from the inside will need a different stick than someone who takes it straight back and through. With its Nome putter line, Ping attempts to match putter with puttee. The Nome comes with three shaft bends, each suited for a different stroke shape. Golfers can download the iPing app (free) and attach their phone to the putter ($30 for a cradle), and the app will analyze their stroke. Mahan did it last week, and the change helped him blow away the field.

A "face balanced" bend works for a straight back-and-through stroke.

The "mid hang" bend fits a stroke with a slight arc.

The "toe down" bend matches up with a pronounced arc.

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PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (BAG) PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO (BALL) PHOTOFRED VUICH (BRADLEY) PHOTOCOURTESY OF OAKLEY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF PING (PUTTERS) PHOTOCOURTESY OF PING (CRADLE) 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)