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Category: 2011 PGA Championship


August 13, 2011

My Bag: Brendan Steele at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 6:51 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 909D2 (9.5°) with an Oban Devotion 6 65 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 909F3 (15°) with an Oban Devotion 8 85 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with an Oban Devotion 8 85 Hybrid shaft
IRONS: Callaway Tour Authentic X-Tour (3), Titleist 710 MB (5-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design (52°, 58°, 62°)* with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: TaylorMade Rossa Monza Corza (long)
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

*The 60° wedge in the photo was bent to 62°.

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My Bag: Jason Dufner at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 4:31 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Titleist 910D2 (9.5°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana 'ahina 60 X shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Titleist 910F (13.5°) with Mitsubishi I'ilima 80 X shaft, (18°) with Grafalloy Prolite shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 910H (21°) with Project X Hybrid shaft
IRONS: TItleist 710 AP2 (4-PW) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
WEDGES: Vokey Design Spin Milled (56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Spinner shafts
BALL: Titelist Pro V1
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron GSS Circa 62 No. 6 prototype

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Scotty Cameron 2011 PGA Championship headcover

Posted at 1:33 PM by David Dusek

Several golfers who use Scotty Cameron putters were presented this week with a headcover that commemorates the 2011 PGA Champiosnhip. With the event being played at the Atlanta Athletic Club, the them of Midnight Train to Georgia seems appropriate.

Scotty Cameron 2011 PGA Cover 1

Scotty Cameron 2011 PGA Cover 2

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August 12, 2011

Winner's Bag: Keegan Bradley at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 6:31 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Cleveland Launcher UltraLite TL 310 (10.5°) with a Miyazaki Kusala 61 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cleveland Launcher FL (14°) with a Miyazaki Kusala 83 shaft
HYBRIDS: Cleveland Launcher DST (18°) with a Project X XHB6 shaft; Mashie TM3 (20.5°) with a Miyazaki C Kua 105 shaft
IRONS: Cleveland CG7 Tour (4-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland CG14 (52°, 58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG Sabretooth
BALL: Srixon Z-Star

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Mitsubishi releasing the Fubuki K Series shaft

Posted at 2:19 PM by David Dusek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Two PGA Championship winners, Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, are using a Mitsubishi Fubuki shaft in their drivers. Specifically, they each use the second-generation Fubuki Alpha, but as of last week there's a newer version of the white and black shaft that is decorated with ninja throwing stars.

The new Fubuki K Series shafts have a stiffer butt section thanks to a thin layer of metal positioned below the layers of graphite. The photo below shows a Fubuki K Series shaft with a portion of the butt section cut away so you can see the steel area.

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According to Mitsubishi's Mark Gunther, the steel section adds stability and helps distribute energy more efficiently on the downswing. He says that early tests with tour players like Lucas Glover and Davis Love are indicating that it launches the ball lower than previous Fubuki shafts, but with about the same amount of spin and slightly more ball speed.

While the butt section was upgraded, the technology in the tip section remained the same. Like previous Fubuki shafts, two different types of high-modulus graphite are fused together, and then encased by another layer of graphite. By having a stiffer area right next to a more flexible section, a hinge-effect is created in the tip that launches the ball higher and decreases spin for greater distance.

The Fubuki K Series shaft will start appearing in pro shops in October for $400.

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My Bag: Jerry Kelly at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 2:03 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER: Cleveland Launcher TL310 (8.5°) with an Oban Devotion 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 906F4 (13°) with a Graphite Design Pershing 75 X shaft
HYBRID: Cleveland Launcher DST (15.5°) with a Miyazaki CKua 83 X shaft
IRONS: Cleveland CG1 Tour (3-PW) with Dynamic Gold X-100 shafts
WEDGES: Cleveland 588 (53°, 60°) with Dynamic Gold S-400 shafts
PUTTER: Cleveland Classic 3
BALL: Srixon Z-Star

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August 11, 2011

Deciphering TaylorMade's 2011 PGA Championship logo

Posted at 7:27 PM by David Dusek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The folks at TaylorMade who construct the company's symbol-filled commemorative logos pulled out all the stops for the 2011 PGA Championship. Here is a cheat sheet to help you decipher it.

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The curls and lines of the logo itself are meant to be in the Art Nouveau style that was popular when the Atlanta Athletic Club was founded in 1898.

The last major championship played here was the 2001 PGA Championship, won by David Toms. The "265" at the top of the logo represents his winning score.

In the center of the logo is a four-leaf clover with an "02" in the middle. This is a tribute to Bobby Jones, whose statue sits in front of the Atlanta Athletic Club's clubhouse. He was born in Atlanta on St. Patrick's Day in 1902.

During Jones's career, the U.S. Amateur and British Amateur championships were considered majors, along with the U.S. Open and British Open. He won 13 of those events, and if you look carefully you'll count 13 rays emanating from the four-leaf clover.

Jones retired from competitive golf in order to pursue a legal career at 28. Stamped onto TaylorMade staff bags is the image of a scale, which represents the Scales of Justice.

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My Bag: Steve Stricker at the 2011 PGA Championship

Posted at 3:00 PM by David Dusek

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DRIVER:  Titleist 909 D3 (8.5°)  with UST Proforce V2 86 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD:  Titleist 906F2 (13°)  with UST Proforce V2 95 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (19°) with UST Proforce V2 104 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 710 AP2 (3-PW) with KBS Tour prototype shafts
WEDGES:  Titleist Vokey Design (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Sensicore shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #2
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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