Compiled by Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
Each week the PGATour.com Equipment Report will take a look around the equipment world and highlight some of the most talked-about stories.
Adam Scott was spotted with a new Scotty Cameron Futura X prototype putter last week at the Northern Trust Open. While it's unclear when the putter will be released, GolfWRX was able to snap some close-up photos of what could be Scotty Cameron's newest mallet. [GolfWRX]
Is the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews' decision to post an advertisement for a "golf ball engineer" a step in the direction of rolling back the golf ball? The R&A's technical chief says not to fast. [Golf Digest]
Grafalloy's new BiMatrix shaft — Bubba Watson currently has the hot pink version in his driver — will come in a variety of new colors this year. [The Hackers Paradise]
A number of notable names on the PGA TOUR -- including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Ernie Els -- have played with Odyssey's new Versa putter this year. But how does the putter perform for the average player? Yahoo's golf editor Shane Bacon reviews Odyssey's latest putter offering. [Devil Ball Golf]
Cobra Golf published a patent application this week for a new golf grip that could help golfers who tweak their adjustable driver regularly. [Golf-patents.com]
Ping Golf's chairman and CEO John Solheim spoke with Golfweek's Adam Schupak about bifurcation, Ping's future in the industry, and how the company's fared during the past year in a recent interview. [Golfweek]