Ricky Barnes

May 28, 2012

MY BAG

FOR THE CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL AT COLONIAL

"I always want to see the half-cavity iron design down there. I don't want total blades, but with the half cavity I know I can work the ball, which is key to my game."

1. DRIVER

TaylorMade

R11 (9.5°) taylormadegolf.com

SHAFT: Matrix

Ozik HD6 (X flex) matrixshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Wilson

Staff D100 (15°) wilsongolf.com

SHAFT: Accra

Dymatch 2.0 (X flex) accragolf.com

3. HYBRID

Wilson

Staff DXi (16°)

SHAFT: Nunchuck GH2660 (X flex) nventix.com

4. IRONS

Wilson

Staff FG Tour V2 (three-iron through PW)

SHAFTS: True Temper Project X 6.5 truetemper.com

5. WEDGES

Callaway

Jaws (56°, 60°) callawaygolf.com

SHAFTS: True Temper

Project X 6.5

6. PUTTER

Scotty Cameron

California Del Mar scottycameron.com

7. BALL

TaylorMade Penta TP

8. SHOES

Oakley

Superdrive oakley.com

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TECH TALK

WATCH OUT

Neo+ GPS from Bushnell puts distance on a player's wrist

GPS AND LASER range finders are cool and useful, but they can be cumbersome. The Neo+ watch provides fast, accurate distance readouts, and it's hands-free—no walking back and forth from the cart, no belt clips. The Neo+ comes with 25,000 courses stored in memory, and an odometer, timer and alarm are included. The battery charge lasts about one year in watch mode and 14 hours in GPS mode, which translates to three rounds at a good club and two in a Tour pro-am.

The hole and par appear across the top of the screen.

Push one button on the 1st tee and the watch advances automatically for hands-free operation.

Distance to the center of the green is the largest number, with front and back of green measures below.

TWO PHOTOSDARREN CARROLL (BAG, BALL) PHOTOROBERT BECK (BARNES) PHOTOCOURTESY OF OAKLEY (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF BUSHNELL (WATCH)

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)