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MY BAG: Ernie Els

July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012

Table of Contents
July 23, 2012

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MY BAG: Ernie Els

FOR THE BRITISH OPEN

This is an article from the July 23, 2012 issue

"When I look down at my irons, I don't want them to seem totally straight. I want to see some rounded edges on the ground because that's when I know I can work the ball."

1. DRIVER

Callaway

RAZR Fit (8.5°)

callawaygolf.com

SHAFT: Fujikura

Motore Speeder 7.2 (X flex)

fujikuragolf.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Callaway

X Tour (15°)

SHAFT: KBS

Tour (Stiff)

kbsgolfshafts.com

3. UTILITY IRONS

Callaway

X Utility prototype (18°, 21°, 24°)

SHAFTS: KBS

Tour (X flex)

4. IRONS

Callaway

RAZR X Musclebacks (five-iron through PW)

SHAFTS: KBS

Tour (X flex)

5. WEDGES

Callaway

X-series Jaws (52°, 60°)

SHAFTS: KBS

Tour (X flex)

6. PUTTER

Odyssey

White Hot XG 1

odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Callaway

Hex Black Tour

8. SHOES

Callaway

Del Mar

GRIPS

Golf Pride

Tour Velvet

golfpride.com

TECH TALK

FAST BALL

Titleist's new Velocity was built for speed, but it has feel too

WHEN DEVELOPING its newest ball, Titleist set out with a simple goal: Create the fastest solid core ever. Mission accomplished. The benefit of all that speed off the clubface is added distance, but because the ball has a relatively soft compression of 90—the same as the Pro V1—the Velocity still provides feel and spin around the greens. The outer shell, which also uses technology developed on the Pro V1, enhances aerodynamics and flexibility. The best part? The Velocity costs $35 a dozen.

The cover's NaZ2 surlyn ionomer blend helps generate spin on short shots but has enough hardness to aid distance.

The core features a new polybutadiene-based compound that rebounds off objects at high speed.

The 332 dimples are arranged in an icosehedral pattern with seven different-sized dimples, which help the ball peak deeper into its flight.

TWO PHOTOSDARREN CARROLL (BALL, BAG)PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (ELS)PHOTOCOURTESY OF CALLAWAY (SHOE)TWO ILLUSTRATIONSCOURTESY OF TITLEISTTHREE ILLUSTRATIONS