TEEING OFF

March 19, 2012

MY BAG

Fredrik Jacobson

FOR THE TRANSITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

"I'm pretty good with my wedges, my irons and my putter. If I can drive it all right, that helps."

1. DRIVER

Callaway Razr Fit (8.5°)

callawaygolf.com

SHAFT: Aldila

Phenom (X flex)

aldila.com

2. FAIRWAY METALS

Callaway Razr Fit (13°) and Diablo Octane (18°)

SHAFTS: Miyazaki

Kusala 85 (X flex)

miyazakigolfshafts.com

3. IRONS

Callaway

Diablo Forged (three through nine)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold Lite X100

truetemper.com

4. WEDGES

Callaway X-forged (48°, 52° and 58°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold Lite X100

5. PUTTER

Odyssey Black Series i #1

odysseygolf.com

6. BALL

Callaway Tour i(z)

7. SHOES

Callaway XTT Extreme

GRIPS

Golf Pride Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

LOW RIDER

Fred Couples cool mixes with hard-core research in the Ecco Biom Hybrid

ECCO MADE a big splash a couple of years ago with the Street, a shoe that Fred Couples wore to stroll the fairways but also could be worn off the course. For a follow-up the company combined the look and sole of the Street with its performance-based Biom. The designers started by scanning 2,500 real feet, to chart their most common characteristics, then built an insert to match. The resulting shoe has a low profile, which keeps a golfer closer to the ground for better balance and stability. That profile combined with the shape of the shoe encourages wearers to land more toward the middle of the foot than heel, which the company says is a more natural gait.

The outsole is made of a hard plastic and 100 traction bars that create 800 traction angles.

After the other parts are assembled and placed in a mold, this polyurethane midsole is injected into the mold, connecting the pieces without glue or stitching.

The shank and midsole provide the support and cushioning.

The upper is made of highly breathable Yak leather.

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PHOTODAVID WALBERG (BAG) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (BALL) PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (JACOBSON) PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF ECCO (SHOE CONSTRUCTION) 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)