TEEING OFF

April 23, 2012

MY BAG

Hunter Mahan

"When I'm going to a major or a tough course, I want to have all the bite on my wedges or any other advantage I can get."

1. DRIVER

Ping G20 (9.5°)

ping.com

SHAFT: Fujikura

Motore Speeder (X flex)

fujikuragolf.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Ping G20 (15°)

SHAFT: UST Mamiya

Proforce VTS Black (X flex)

ustmamiya.com

3. HYBRID

Ping i15 (17°)

SHAFT: UST Mamiya

Proforce VTS Black (X flex)

4. IRONS

Ping S56 (three-iron through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

truetemper.com

5. WEDGES

Ping Anser Forged (56°, 60°)

SHAFTS: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

6. PUTTER

Ping Nome

(slight arc bend)

7. BALL

Titleist Pro V1x

titleist.com

8. SHOES

FootJoy Icon Asymmetrical

footjoy.com

GRIPS

Golf Pride Multi Compound

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

TWO FACED

With Odyssey's Flip Face putter, players can turn the other cheek

THE FLIP FACE is not the first putter with a changeable face, but it's the only one that doesn't require a player to carry spare inserts—the Flip Face's extra is built into the head. This lets golfers get a feel for conditions and then adjust. If the practice green is all about speed and slope, they can go with a softer face. If the green is flatter and slower, they can switch to a face with more rebound and overspin. The change requires one screw and a wrench that's also a divot tool.

Knobs on the end of the face lock into indents on the head to ensure proper alignment.

Loosening a single screw allows the head to slide open so the face can rotate.

The multilayer White Ice insert is softer for optimum feel. On the other side is the aluminum Metal-X insert, which provides a crisp feel and has a face pattern that maximizes overspin. An inner layer of urethane enhances feel.

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PHOTOANGUS MURRAY (MAHAN) PHOTOANGUS MURRAY (BAG) PHOTOSCHECTER LEE (BALL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF ODYSSEY (PUTTER)

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)