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January 28 2013

7:28 PM

Holmes adds new Callaway irons, driver

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
 
Thanks in large part to improved turf interaction and the soft feel the irons produced, J.B. Holmes decided to put a new set of Callaway X Forged irons in the bag at the Farmers Insurance Open. Holmes usually has to grind the leading edge of each iron in the bag, but only one iron in the set required a little softening.

Holmes also tested and put in play a Callaway X Hot Pro 7.5-degree driver. The lower lofted head with a square face angle bumped up his ball speed and got rid of his misses to the left. Holmes' teacher, Matt Killeen, noted that the numbers on his new driver were as good if not better than his current gamer.
 
The driver was so good, in fact, that Holmes and fellow Callaway Tour Staffer, Gary Woodland, both hit drives that carried 337 yards on the lower range — which happens to be uphill — at Torrey Pines on Wednesday. The drives carried the players on the other end of the range, bounced off the road and hit a tour truck.
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