MY BAG: Keegan Bradley

April 01, 2013

"The big four-iron is really a three-iron. It's chunkier, almost like a hybrid, and gives me more margin for error."

1. DRIVER

Cleveland

Classic (9°)

clevelandgolf.com

Shaft: Miyazaki

Kusala Indigo

miyazakigolfshafts.com

2. FAIRWAY METAL

Cleveland

Launcher FL (14°)

Shaft: Miyazaki

Kusala Black

3. HYBRID

Cleveland

Launcher DST (19°)

Shaft: Project X

7.0

pxshaft.com

4. IRONS

Cleveland

588 MT (four-iron)

Shaft: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

truetemper.com

Cleveland

CG7 TC (four-iron through PW)

Shafts: True Temper

Dynamic Gold X100

5. WEDGES

Cleveland

588 PF RTX (54°, 60°)

Shafts: True Temper

Dynamic Gold S400

6. PUTTER*

Odyssey

White Hot XG Sabertooth Belly

odysseygolf.com

7. BALL

Srixon

Z-Star

srixon.com

GRIPS

Lamkin

Crossline cord

lamkingrips.com

*At press time Bradley switched to the Odyssey Versa Sabertooth

TECH TALK

Moving Back

BOBBY GRACE'S NYC TOUR ASS KICKER HAS A REPOSITIONED SHAFT AND A RADIAL FACE

Bobby Grace burst on the scene some 20 years ago as a small, independent puttermaker. You'll recall that Nick Price used a Bobby Grace Fat Lady Swings mallet to capture multiple majors in the early 1990s. Grace's latest baby, the NYC Tour Ass Kicker, has a back-entry center shaft design that shifts the club's center of gravity more toward the back than the heel-shafted NYC Tour. Putts feel a bit softer and, according to Grace, roll 10% farther. The aluminum-headed Ass Kicker has a radial-shaped face—its farthest protruding groove is higher than the equator of the ball—to get putts rolling with topspin. In addition, the polymer face insert is livelier (more rebound) in the heel and toe, so off-center strikes go about as far as centered hits.

PHOTOFRED VUICH FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BRADLEY) PHOTODAVID WALBERG FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG, BALL) PHOTOROB SAUERHAFT (PUTTER)The "onset" putter places the hands behind the ball, which might require a period of adjustment

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)