In the Bag: Callaway Grace from Branden but it

We delve into the winning bags from the weekend

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Golfmagic Equipment
Tue, 9 Oct 2012
In the Bag: Callaway Grace from Branden but it

Branden Grace trusted a full bag of Callaway and Odyssey equipment to become the first player in European Tour history to win four times in their rookie year.

The 24-year-old South African, who added yesterday’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to victories at the Joburg Open, Volvo Golf Champions and China Open earlier in the season, sported the Callaway RAZR Hawk driver, RAZR Fit fairway wood, X Forged irons and HEX Black Tour ball.

Grace moves into the world’s top-40 for the first time in his career and vaults from 12th to third in the lucrative Race to Dubai standings on €2,028,215 – a record for a Q-School graduate the year after graduation, beating the previous best of €1,505,583 set in 2006.

The Callaway staff player, who opened with a course record 60 at Kingsbarns, added rounds of 69 at Carnoustie to rounds of 67 and 70 at St Andrews to run out a two-shot victory on a joint-tournament record 22-under.

Grace found 84.7% of the greens in regulation with his Callaway X Forged irons, averaged 299 yards off the tee with his Callaway RAZR Hawk Prototype driver and ranked eighth in putts per round wielding his Odyssey flatstick with 29.8 putts per round.

On the PGA Tour, Adams staff player Ryan Moore clinched his first title for more than three years with a one-shot victory at the JT Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Moore, who narrowly missed out on a wildcard pick in the United States Ryder Cup team last month, ended his season on a high note - as he and his wife are expecting their first child in two weeks’ time - by chalking up four consecutive top-ten finishes.

The 29-year-old, who used Adams Idea Super XTD and Idea Pro a12 hybrids, ranked inside the top-ten in driving accuracy, greens in regulation, putts per round, and averaged 312 yards off the tee.

But just as we’ve seen in recent weeks, Moore is another player who opts for a mixed bag of equipment including TaylorMade RocketBallz driver and fairway woods, ATV wedges, and PING s56 irons.

Using the white Yes! Golf Sandy 12 putter with distinctive alignment lines, he continued his trend of recent weeks and finishing first in the field in putts per greens in regulation and second in strokes gained in putting.

What’s in winners’ bags

Branden Grace

Driver: Callaway RAZR Hawk prototype (7.5-degree; Project X 7A4 78x)
Fairway wood: Callaway RAZR Fit 3-wood (15-degree; Oban Revenge 85x)
Hybrid: Callaway Diablo Edge Tour (18-degree)
Irons (3-PW): Callaway X Forged (Project X 6.5)
Wedges: Callaway X Forged (52 and 60-degree)
Putter: Odyssey Black Series Tour Design Wide #1
Ball: Callaway HEX Black Tour
Footwear: FootJoy
Spikes: CHAMP ScorpionSTINGER 

Ryan Moore

Driver: TaylorMade RBZ (8.5-degree; Fujikura Motore)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade RBZ 3-wood (15-degree; Fujikura Motore) and TaylorMade RBZ 5-wood (19-degree)
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro a12 (20-degree; Fujikura Motore)
Irons (4-PW): PING S56 (True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Wedges: Cobra Trusty Rusty (55-degree; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100) and Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (60-degree; True Temper Dynamic Gold X100)
Putter: Yes! Golf Sandy 12 White
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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