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MY BAG: Lydia Ko

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

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MY BAG: Lydia Ko

"These hybrids are very comfortable to hit. They have a pretty big head, so there's a little room for error. They go through [turf] easily, even if you don't have a great lie."

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DRIVER

Callaway

Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond (9°)

callawaygolf.com

Shaft: Graphite Design

Tour AD DI 5, 45 inches

proschoicegolfshafts.com

FAIRWAY WOODS

Callaway

Big Bertha Alpha 815 (14° and 18°)

Shaft: Graphite Design

Tour AD DI 5

HYBRIDS

Callaway

Big Bertha Alpha 815 (23°)

Shaft: Graphite Design

Tour AD DI 75

Callaway

Big Bertha (25°)

Shaft: Graphite Design

Tour AD DI 75

IRONS*

Callaway

Apex Pro (5-PW)

Shaft: UST Mamiya

Recoil 670 F3

ustmamiya.com

WEDGES

Callaway

Mack Daddy 2 (54°, 59°)

Shaft: UST Mamiya

Recoil 670 F3

PUTTER

Odyssey

Works 2-Ball, 33 inches

odysseygolf.com

BALL

Callaway

SR 3

GRIPS

Iomic

Sticky 1.8

iomicusa.com

*Ko swaps the 5-iron for Callaway's Big Bertha Alpha 815 hybrid (20°) based on the course setup.

TECH TALK

Metal Works

TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF wedge

The proprietary electroformed (EF) nickel cobalt face plate is 50% harder than typical carbon steel, so the grooves wear down at a slower rate than in standard wedges. Bonding the corrugated face plate to a 1025 carbon-steel body provides a soft feel. The Tour Grind sole (right) is a traditional C-grind with heel and toe relief for added versatility, while the ATV Grind (narrower sole than the original ATV) maintains more bounce on open-faced shots. Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day are among the pros using it on the PGA Tour. Lofts are 47°, 50°, 52°, 54°, 56°, 58°, 60° and 62°. $160 each.

SPIN CONTROL

Durable nickel cobalt grooves maintain their sharp edges longer than they do in many other wedges.

PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BAG)PHOTODAVID CANNON/GETTY IMAGES (KO)PHOTOJESSE REITER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BALL)PHOTOJAMES WESTMAN (WEDGE)