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