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February 23, 2011

Ross Fisher fine tunes his driver in the desert

Posted at 7:45 PM by David Dusek

Ross Fisher Titleist Accenture_450x600 MARANA, Ariz. — Ask almost any pro if there is a miss off the tee that simply can't be tolerated, and you'll hear the same thing—left. A draw tends to roll out and get deeper into trouble while faded shots tend to stop more quickly.

Ross Fisher uses a Titleist 910D3 driver, but because he had been missing left too often leading up to this week's WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, he had two in his golf bag Tuesday morning before he started his practice round.

"They're very similar," he told me outside the clubhouse. "They've both got 8.5° of loft and the same shaft [Project X X7A3]. I've been struggling a little and missing shots left, which with my older driver I wasn't doing at all."

To help Fisher hit more fairways, Titleist reps gave him two 910D3 drivers with slightly lighter weight plugs. Shaving those few grams of weight let the club builders add weight inside the driver heads in the toe area. That redistributed weight should, theoretically, keep the clubface from closing too quickly and help Fisher create the left to right ball flight he prefers.

"I tried it out [Monday] and it was pretty good," he told me with a smile.

During his 4-and-3 win over Robert Allenby on Wednesday, Fisher only missed one drive to the left. That was on the 13th hole, a par 5 playing 573 yards. But thanks to an excellent approach shot from 154 yards that stopped 10 feet from the hole, he still made birdie to win the hole and go 3 up on Allenby.

On the day, Fisher hit nine tee shots more than 300 yards, including a 344-yard bomb that split the fairway on the par-4 fifth hole.

While Fisher was seemingly able to adjust to his tweaked driver in a flash, he's a real stickler when it comes to another part of his equipment.

"I'm quite meticulous when it comes to grips," Fisher admitted. "If it doesn't feel right, it's like, 'That feels thicker,' or 'That feels thinner,' and the guys will tell me that it's the exact same thing that was on there before. But I'll just tell them it feels different. You know, this is our livelihood, we've got to be meticulous."

The bottom line when it comes to Fisher's grips is that if one doesn't feel right in his hands, he'll likely ask that they all be re-gripped.

Chris Tuten, the director of player promotions for Titleist Golf, laughed when I talked to him about Fisher's penchant for the perfect grip. The technicians in Titleist's tour van can properly re-grip clubs in their sleep, but Tuten said that Fisher has sent clubs back to be re-gripped up to four times before the start of an event before deciding that everything was just right.

When everything is just right for Fisher, watch out. His semifinal finish at this event in 2009 and win at the 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship on the European Tour prove that he can be a tough match play competitor.

Here's a complete list of the clubs in Fisher's bag this week:

DRIVER: Titleist 910D3 (8.5°) witha Project X X7A3 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 910F (15°) with a True Temper Project X X8A4 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (17°) with a Fujikura Speeder 904 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 695 MB (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X400 shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport 2
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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October 04, 2010

Ryder Cup Bags: McDowell, Westwood, Fisher, Kaymer, Poulter, Donald

Posted at 11:33 AM by David Dusek

Graeme McDowell Ryder Cup Callaway Graeme McDowell:
DRIVER:Callaway FT Tour (8.5°) with an Aldila Voodoo SVS 6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Callaway FT-i Tour Squareway (15°) with an Aldila RIP Beta 60 shaft
HYBRIDS: Adams Idea Pro (18°) with an Aldila NVS 85 shaft, (21°) with an Aldila VooDoo XVS8 shaft
IRONS: Callaway X Forged (4-9) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
WEDGES: Callaway X Forged Vintage (48°, 52°, 58°) with Project X 6.5 Flighted shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot #7
BALL: Callaway Tour ix

Lee Westwood Ryder Cup Ping Lee Westwood:
DRIVER:
Ping G10 (9.0°) with a Aldila PGA Tour Only Prototype XNV6 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD:
Ping i15 (14°) with a UST Mamaya V2 76X shaft, Rapture V2 (19°) with Aldila NV75 X shaft
IRONS:
Ping i10 (3-PW) with Ping JZ stiff shafts
WEDGES:
Ping Tour-W (54°, 58°) with Ping JZ stiff shafts
PUTTER:
Ping Redwood Anser
BALL:
Titleist Pro V1x

 

Ross Fisher Ryder Cup Titleist

Ross Fisher:
DRIVER: Titleist 909D3 (8.5°) with a True Temper Project X X7A3 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 909F2 (13.5°) with a True Temper Project X X8A4 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (17°) with a Fujikura Speeder 904 shaft
IRONS: Titleist 710MB (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport GSS
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

 
Martin Kaymer Ryder Cup TaylorMadeMartin Kaymer:
DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 SuperTri (8.5°) with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki 70 Alpha shafts
FAIRWAY WOODS:
TaylorMade R9 (13°), Burner (17.5°) and with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki Tour shaft
IRONS: TaylorMade RAC TP (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
WEDGES: TaylorMade RAC (54°), TP with xFT (58°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts
PUTTER: Ping Karsten Anser 2
BALL: TaylorMade Penta TP

Ian Poulter Ryder Cup Cobra Ian Poulter:
DRIVER: King Cobra ZL (9.5°) with a Fujikura 6.0 Motore Speeder X shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Titleist 909F3 (13.5°) with an Aldila RIP 70X shaft; Titleist 906F2 (18°) with a Grafalloy ProLite 35 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H (21°) with an Aldila NV Hybrid 85 X shaft
IRONS: King Cobra Pro CB (4-7), Pro MB (8-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled C-C (54°, 60°)
PUTTER: Rife Antigua
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

 Luke Donald Ryder Cup MizunoLuke Donald:
DRIVER: TaylorMade Burner SuperFast (9.5°) with a ACCRA XC65 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: TaylorMade R9 (13°) with an ACCRA XC75 shaft
HYBRID: Mizuno Hi Fli CLK (17°) with an Aldila NV Hybrid 85 X shaft
IRONS: Mizuno MP-62 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
WEDGES: Mizuno MP T-10 (54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot XG #7
BALL:
Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photos: McDowell, Westwood, Fisher, Kaymer, Donald/Robert Beck; Poulter/Fred Vuich)
November 26, 2009

Bag of the Day: Ross Fisher

Posted at 10:21 PM by David Dusek

Ross Fisher won the European Tour's Volvo World Match Play Championship on November 1, defeating Anthony Kim 4 & 3 in the 36-hole final. In February at the WGC-Accenture World Match Play Championship in Tucson, Ariz., the Englishman made it to the semifinal round before losing to countryman Paul Casey. Based on those results, the United States Ryder Cup knows that if Fisher can make the European squad, he'll give the Americans all they can handle.

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Here is a list of the clubs Ross Fisher is currently using:

DRIVER: Titleist Pro Titanium 909D3 (9.5°) with a Project X 76 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Nike SQ (15°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 93X shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H  (17°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft
IRONS: Titleist 695MB (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Newport prototype
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

August 14, 2009

Ross Fisher's 2009 PGA Championship Clubs

Posted at 8:09 PM by David Dusek

Ross Fisher 2009 PGA Clubs CHASKA, Minn. -- With all the attention paid to champion Stewart Cink and near-winner Tom Watson after the 2009 British Open, it's easy to forget that Ross Fisher nearly stole the show at Turnberry. He had the lead on Sunday until he made a quadruple-bogey 8 on the par-4 fifth hole.

At Turnberry, Fisher swapped out his Cobra S9-1 3-wood in favor of a 2-iron, but at Hazeltine National, the fairway wood is back in the bag.

Here is a complete list of clubs in Ross Fisher's bag at the 2009 PGA Championship:

DRIVER: Titleist Pro Titanium 905R (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft
FAIRWAY WOOD: Cobra S9-1 (15°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 93X shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H  (17°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft
IRONS: Titleist 695MB (3-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Studio Design Newport
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

July 18, 2009

Ross Fisher's 2009 British Open Clubs

Posted at 3:06 PM by David Dusek

Ross Fisher Golf Clubs

The most unique thing about Ross Fisher's clubs? He plays without a fairway wood. Instead, the Englishman, who ranks fourth in the European Tour's Order of Merit in 2009, simply carries a driver and a hybrid.

At 17°, Fisher's Titleist 909H has the loft of a 4-wood.

Here is a complete list of Fisher's clubs as he goes into the final round of the 2009 British Open one shot off the lead.

DRIVER: Titleist Pro Titanium 905R (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 73 shaft
HYBRID: Titleist 909H  (17°) with Fujikura Speeder 904HB shaft
IRONS: Titleist 695MB (2-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (48°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron for Titleist Studio Design Newport
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

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February 24, 2009

When Working with PGA Tour Pros, the Answer is Always Yes

Posted at 9:19 AM by David Dusek

Titleist_van MARANA, Ariz. -- Some players are picky about their equipment, but others are a little nuts. Case in point, Ross Fisher.

The 29-year-old Englishman, who is currently ranked No. 38 in the world, asked to have his clubs re-gripped Monday morning. Peter Bezck, working in Titleist's tour van, removed the old grips without touching the layers of tape underneath. He then put new grips on that were identical to the old ones and sent them back to Fisher

However, around lunch time, Fisher's caddie shook his head as he approached Bezck and the Titleist tour van. Fisher felt the grips were now too big, even though none of the three wraps of tape under his grips had been touched.

To make the grips  feel small, Bezck had to cut the fresh grips off, use a blowtorch to soften the old tape and then scrape it off with a box cutter. He carefully applied a layer of masking tape, and then a layer of double-sided tape before sliding another new set of grips into place.

As the old saying goes, the customer is always right. Even if he's a little crazy.




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