FOR THE RYDER CUP

"I like these irons because they penetrate really well. I like the way the bounce moves through the ground."

1. DRIVER

Ping

G10 (9°)

ping.com

Shaft: Aldila XNV6

aldila.com

2. FAIRWAY METALS

Ping

i15 (15.5°)

Shaft: UST ProForce V2 76X

ustmamiya.com

Ping

Rapture V2 (18°, bent to 19°)

Shaft: Aldila NV 75X

3. IRONS

Ping

i20 (three through PW)

Shafts: Ping JZ

4. WEDGES

Ping

Tour W (54°, 58°)

Shafts: Ping JZ

5. PUTTER

Ping

Nome 355

6. BALL

Titleist

Pro V1x

titleist.com

7. SHOES

FootJoy

FJ Icon

footjoy.com

GRIPS

Lamkin

Crossline full cord (driver, fairway metals)

lamkingrips.com

Ping

ID8 White half cord (irons)

TECH TALK

In the Groove

A slot behind the face gives Adams's hybrids more bounce

A driver has more trampoline effect than fairway metals and irons simply because a driver's clubface is thinner and larger than other clubfaces, but Adams Golf says the hybrids in its Idea Tech V4 Hybrid irons have driverlike measurements. According to the company, a slot that runs behind the stainless-steel face allows the face to compress more freely. A polyurethane cover hides the slot. Adams says the hybrids have a 67% larger CT (Characteristic Time, the industry's measurement of the trampoline effect) than the company's Idea a12 OS hybrids from two years ago. The Idea Tech V4 set is available with all hybrids or with three hybrids and five forged irons.

Go to golf.com/adams to see news and photos of Adams Golf's complete line of clubs.

The polyurethane cover, which hides the slot, makes for a crisper sound at impact.

Tungsten in the heel and toe areas helps to create a higher launch angle and more forgiveness.

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TWO PHOTOSCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (BAG, BALL) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (WESTWOOD) PHOTOCOURTESY OF FOOTJOY (SHOE) TWO PHOTOSCOURTESY OF ADAMS GOLF (HYBRIDS) 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)