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Finding the Perfect Putter

Sizemore Artisan Collection KB-1

The KB-1, gold-plated with a copper insert, is more than a pretty face. Designer Bruce Sizemore claims his putters have the flattest faces on the market—the KB-1 is cross-milled in twenty-seven different directions to enhance its reliability on any hit. Curiously, the putter was almost completely silent when struck dead center, but the roll still felt fantastic.

$499; sizemoregolf.com, MOI: 4,483

Gear Reviews

Ogio Ozone CC Bag

A great way to get on a caddie’s good side is to arrive with a single-strap bag—a morning spent fighting tangled straps is a looper’s nightmare. But you still want something you can comfortably carry yourself, right?With its Ozone CC bag, which weighs in at 4.2 pounds, Ogio has found a neat solution. By unclipping one of the straps and then feeding it through a sleeve attached to the other, you can convert the CC to a single-strap bag in seconds.

$180; ogio.com

Adidas Storm Jacket

Adidas’s new outerwear line is versatile—the jacket can be with long sleeves, short sleeves or as a vest—and loaded with tech features. On the inside, a removable compression wrap supports the torso and creates warmth, and a waterproof zipper eliminates the need for one of those puffy storm flaps, allowing for a better fit. And the three stripes on the shoulders may look like a mere fashion detail, but they’re actually silicone grippers intended to prevent bag slippage.

$275; adidasgolf.com

Titleist 909 F3 Fairway Wood

When so many modern clubs feature novel designs, it can be comforting to see a company like Titleist quietly improving on a classic. Experienced players will notice the 909 F3’s much-loved pear-shape profile, while advances include a contoured sole to minimize turf resistance and a fixed swingweight screw to position the center of gravity deep. It’s tuned to match Aldila’s new Voodoo shaft, producing piercing, mid-trajectory shots with low spin.

$225; titleist.com

* All prices are msrp. Street prices may be significantly lower. Moi stats provided by hotstix golf (hotstixgolf.com)

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