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In the Bag: PGA Tour's Adam Scott's victory at the Australian PGA Championship

Adam Scott
Australian PGA Championship, PGA Tour of AustralAsia
Driver: Titleist 913D3 (9.5 degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8 shaft)
3-Wood: Titleist 910F.d (15 degrees, Fujikura Rombax Pro 95 shaft)
2-Iron: Titleist 712U (KBS Tour shaft)
3-9 Irons: Titleist MB (KBS Tour shafts)
48-Degree Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (KBS Tour shaft)
54-Degree Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design SM4 (KBS Tour shaft)
60-Degree Wedge: Titleist Vokey Design TVD (KBS Tour shaft)
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X long
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

In the Bag: PGA Tour's Chris Kirk's winning combination for the McGladrey Classic

What equipment did Chris Kirk and last week's other winners use to achieve victory? We take a peek in their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of November 10:

Top Golf Resorts in the US

Fudor's, Golf Weekly and several other's produce a semi-annual top golf resorts list which I stumbled across recently. While the exact listings vary slightly, they have a lot of similarities. Here's a peek at the top choices, any one of which might break the bank for us mere mortals but it's fun to dream!

Has anyone played any of these? I played Pinehurst, including the highly regarded #2!

On this day in golf: December 1st

Lee Buck Trevino is born in Dallas, Texas, in 1939. Same year as my mom and dad actually. But that's not really part of the story. Here's more on Lee Trevino, who won the PGA Championship that was hosted at my home course Tanglewood Championship Course in Clemmons, NC, back in 1974 I think it was.

Lee Trevino:

New irons from Callaway: Apex Pro

Callaway Apex Pro Pirce: $1,099, steel; $1,299, graphite

A better-player extension of the new Apex line, the Pro model is aimed at players who want the workability and control associated with blades while also enjoying the benefits of some forgiveness.

1020 Carbon Steel forging engineered to deliver a soft and responsive feel that the best players in the world demand/ Forged from carbon steel for enhanced feel, the Apex Pro features 7-gram tungsten weights in the sole of the 3- to 5-irons for higher launch.

McIlroy riding new Nike gear to late-season resurgence by Kevin Cunningham

Rory McIlroy appears to be turning his game around following a disappointing, winless season in 2013.

First there was the final-round 67 to finish T2 at the Korea Open. Then came the one-shot victory over Tiger in an exhibition match at Mission Hills in China, followed by an impressive opening-round 65 at the WGC-HSBC Champions that gave him the first-round lead.

So who or what is responsible for Rory's late-season resurgence? While no one can say for sure, two newcomers to his golf bag could have something to do with it.

LPGA Tour adds additional events.

From the AP:

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- The LPGA Tour continued its turnaround Friday by announcing a 2014 schedule that adds four new tournaments, doesn't have any breaks longer than two weeks off and offers average prize money of $1.75 million.

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan already met two crucial goals when he took over in 2010 at a tour in disarray. He wanted the women to have at least 30 tournaments, and he did not want the increase at the expensive of shrinking prize money.

Buyer's Guide; Golf Balls

Buying golf balls is a lot like buying a new car. First you have to decide on How Much you are willing to pay, and second you have to decide on What Type of car you need. Same for buying golf balls. Let’s start this guide with a discussion on the different types of golf balls, and go from there. Every golf ball company makes half a dozen or more models of golf balls. At the high end you have the TOUR Quality 3 or 4 piece golf balls. These balls are designed for the Tour players and lower handicap amateur golfers.

Buyer's Guide: Hybrids - Mike Shumaker

The game of golf can sometimes be a cruel game especially if you do not have the proper equipment in your bag. If those clubs are not there then don’t expect to improve. The golfer’s short game has long been an area that all players lose strokes, but there is another area that has consistently caused problems as well. Long irons and shots from the rough have caused all kinds of problems for pros and amateurs. The utility or hybrid clubs have gone a long way to correct some of these problems.

Buyer's Guide: Putters

Buying the right putter begins with an understanding of putter design. There are TWO designs you need to be aware of. One design is what is referred to as a Face Balanced putter. The other is a Toe Heavy design. One design is BETTER suited to one type of putting stroke, the other for the other type of putting stroke. YOUR job as a golfer is to figure out which type of stroke you like, and then to buy the design of putter that best works with YOUR type of stroke.

Buyer's Guide: Wedges

For this buying guide I will assume you already have a set of irons, and that set includes at least the 4 iron to Pitching Wedge. If you are looking to buy some wedges, first thing you need to do is figure out how many wedges you have room for in your bag, and exactly what you already have in the way of wedges. You’re only allowed to carry 14 clubs in your bag, so you need to count up how many you already have.

More on buying fairway woods - Don Fisher

It is my personal opinion that most golfers don’t carry enough woods in their bag. Most golfers carry a 3 and 5 wood at most and they never think about a higher lofted wood or two. If you are in the market for some fairway woods, first thing I recommend is to decide if you want LOW PROFILE or HIGH PROFILE woods. If you ONLY hit your woods off the deck, then the LOW profile woods is what you should buy. But if you like to hit your woods off the tee on tight fairway holes, then look into buying the HIGH profile woods with the taller clubface. This is the kind I always buy.