MY BAG: Kyle Stanley

February 18, 2013

"I'm most excited by the ball. It's a little less spinny, and a little harder cover allows me to be more aggressive with my irons. I don't have to allow for as much spin."

1. DRIVER

Nike VR_S Covert (9.5°), neutral position

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Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver 70x

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2. FAIRWAY METAL

Nike VR Pro Limited Edition (15°)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpha 80x

3. IRONS

Nike VR Pro Combo (two-iron);

Nike VR Pro Blade (four--PW)

Shafts: Project X 6.5

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4. WEDGES

Nike VR Pro (52°, 56°, 60°)

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

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5. PUTTER

Nike Method prototype

6. BALL

Nike 20XI X

7. SHOES

Nike Lunar Control

GRIPS

Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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TECH TALK

Gettin' Groovy

PING'S SCOTTSDALE TR PUTTERS FEATURE VARIABLE-DEPTH GROOVES

Face grooves are commonly used in putters to enhance roll. In Ping's Scottsdale TR, the grooves—deepest in the center and shallower toward the perimeter—regulate ball speeds for improved distance control on off-center hits. The putters come with a telescoping shaft ($20 upcharge), which enables players to adjust the length between 31 and 38 inches. A dozen models, from blades to large mallets, fit a variety of stroke types (straight, slight arc, strong arc). Converts include Hunter Mahan (ZB S), Lee Westwood (adjustable Shea) and Angel Cabrera (Shea H). In addition, the company has updated its iPing Putter app (free download on iTunes) to measure lie angle and shaft lean at address and impact, as well as head rotation during the stroke, swing tempo and face angle at impact.

The aluminum face insert has specially designed milled grooves to help mis-hits roll similar distances as center strikes.

PHOTOROBERT BECK (STANLEY) PHOTOFRED VUICH (BAG) PHOTOFRED VUICH (BALL) PHOTOCOURTESY OF NIKE (SHOE) PHOTOCOURTESY OF PING (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)