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David Dusek

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Titleist NXT Tour, NXT Tour S golf balls

Titleist debuted new versions of its NXT Tour and NXT Tour S balls Wednesday at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, with a focus on softening feel without sacrificing distance.

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Titleist Velocity golf ball

Updates to the core and cover make the Titleist Velocity golf ball lower flying and longer off the tee.

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Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges

With new groove patterns, several sole designs and loads of bounce options, Titleist's Vokey Design Spin Milled 5 wedges are designed for short game versatility.

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Bridgestone 2014 Tour B330 golf balls

Adding water to the core mixture via Hydro Core technology helped Bridgestone increase speed and decrease spin on its flagship line of B330 golf balls.

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Winner's Bag: Patrick Reed, Humana Challenge

After shooting three 63s, Patrick Reed held on to win the 2014 Humana Challenge. The win gave Reed his second career PGA Tour event. Here is a complete list of the clubs he played this week in La Quinta, Calif.

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Cobra BiO Cell, BiO Cell+ irons

A new weighting system and hotter face make the BiO Cell and BiO Cell+ irons more forgiving.

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Mickelson puts Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge in play

Phil Mickelson has used a Ping Eye2 XG lob wedge at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The wedge is a 60-degree model bent to 61 degrees, and it has a KBS Tour V2 shaft.

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TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver

The TaylorMade SLDR 430 driver is smaller-headed version of the original SLDR, and still packs a high-tech punch.

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Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, Sony Open

A complete list of Jimmy Walker's winning equipment at the 2014 Sony Open, his second victory of the wraparound PGA Tour season.

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Odyssey Versa Jailbird putter

This high-MOI design of the Odyssey Versa Jailbird putter extends the brand's black-and-white alignment system.

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Winner's Bag: Zach Johnson at Hyundai TOC

A look inside Zach Johnson's winning bag - filled with mostly Titleist, outside of his SeeMore putter – at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons

Mixing game-improving pocket cavity clubs with musclebacks, TaylorMade looks for the Tour Preferred MC irons to bring forgiveness and precision to better players.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons

While maintaining the look and feel better players demand, TaylorMade gave the Tour Preferred CB cavity-back irons more distance and forgiveness.

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB irons

The most feel-enhancing irons TaylorMade produces, the Tour Preferred MB, are designed to enhance better-players' swings.

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Ping i25 irons

Ping's latest game-improvement i25 irons transition from forgiving long irons into feel-oriented short irons.

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Ping i25 driver

Ping makes its low-spinning i25 driver more adjustable, more forgiving and more sporty.

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Ping i25 hybrids

Higher launch angles and less spin are the combined target in Ping's new i25 hybrid.

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Ping i25 fairway woods

Ping's new i25 fairway woods are designed to be forgiving, launch the ball higher and reduce spin more effectively.

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Ping Karsten TR putters

The key to the performance of the Ping Karsten TR putters ("TR" stands for True Roll) is the grooved face. Ping's studies found that deeper grooves slow putts more than shallow grooves.

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My year in golf: David Dusek

For Golfweek's David Dusek, 2013 isn't about the failures -- it's about the major successes of Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner.

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Callaway Speed Regime golf balls

Callaway's three newest golf balls, the Speed Regime family, are designed to excel in three different speed ranges.

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Odyssey Metal-X Milled putters

An adjustable weight system and dimpled face pattern are features on the new Odyssey Metal-X Milled putters.

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Johnson’s V-Grind Vokey wedge steals show

Zach Johnson added Titleist 714 AP2 irons to his bag last week, but his 60-degree Vokey Design Hand Ground 60-V wedge stole the show as he holed out to force a playoff that he won against Tiger Woods.

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Scotty Cameron Titleist Futura X Dual Balance

Titleist's Scotty Cameron Futura X Dual Balance, the counterbalanced version of Adam Scott’s putter, aims to maximize stability.

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Ping Rapture driving iron

Ping releases a new driving iron, Rapture, for players looking for lower trajectories and higher ball speeds off the tee.

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Winner's Bag: Harris English, OHL Classic

Here’s a complete list of the clubs Harris English used this week to win the PGA Tour's OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico.

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TaylorMade JetSpeed Rescue clubs

TaylorMade enhanced the sole design and pushed the CG forward in its latest JetSpeed Rescue hybrid to give it more distance.

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TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairway Woods

TaylorMade says an updated sole channel design and re-positioned center of gravity create more distance in the JetSpeed fairway wood.

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TaylorMade JetSpeed driver

The first cut-through sole design and a lower-forward CG placement give the new TaylorMade JetSpeed driver more power.

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Cobra BiO Cell driver

Improved weight placement and an adjustable hosel system help Cobra’s latest drivers create more distance.

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Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro and X2 Hot Deep fairway woods

A new face design, coupled with a unique internal weighting system, gives the Callaway X2 Hot, X2 Hot Pro and X2 Hot Deep fairway woods plenty of pop.

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Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro irons

An aggressive undercut and feel-enhancing badge help give the Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro irons more distance and feel.

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Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro hybrids

Using a new face design and internal weight system, Callaway aims to add distance to its latest hybrids -- the X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro.

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Winner's Bag: Chris Kirk, McGladrey Classic

Here are the clubs Chris Kirk carried in his bag en route to winning the PGA Tour's 2013 McGladrey Classic.

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True Temper XP Series iron shafts

Adding yards to irons was the goal True Temper had in mind for its newest steel shafts, the XP Series.

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Winner's Bag: Dustin Johnson, WGC-HSBC

Here's what Dustin Johnson carried in his bag while winning the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

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Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 irons

An enhanced weighting system and thin face are designed to make the Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 irons perform better.

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Golfweek equipment chat wrap: Oct. 30

Senior writer David Dusek talked equipment with Golfweek readers via Twitter on Oct. 30 -- recap the discussion here.

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Winner's Bag: Ryan Moore at CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a Monday playoff against Gary Woodland to win the CIMB Classic on Monday morning. Here is a complete list of the clubs Moore used to earn his third PGA Tour title.

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TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Woods, Rescue Clubs

A low, forward CG position combined with a new slot in the sole helps the TaylorMade SLDR fairway woods and rescue clubs create more ball speed and distance.

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Winner's Bag: Webb Simpson at Shriners Open

Webb Simpson won his fourth career PGA Tour event on Sunday after shooting a final-round 66 at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Here is a complete list of the clubs that Webb Simpson used to win the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

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Cleveland Smart Sole Wedges

With the release of two Smart Sole wedges, Cleveland aims to provide golfers with plenty of short-game touch.

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Adams XTD Forged irons

Adams' latest set of irons for better players – XTD Forged – comes with two low-spinning hybrids and irons with slots designed to boost ball speed.

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Winner's Bag: Jimmy Walker, 2013 Frys.com Open

Jimmy Walker won the first event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, shooting 66 on Sunday at CordeValle Golf Club to claim the Frys.com Open. Here is a complete list of the clubs Walker used to earn his first PGA Tour title.

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Nike Method MOD putters

Nike expands its family of Method putters with four new models that give classic designs a modern twist.

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Wilson Staff FG Tour M3

Wilson Golf is rolling out an entire new family of clubs under its Staff banner. The FG Tour M3 includes fairway woods, hybrids, irons and Wilson's first adjustable driver.

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Snedeker, Kuchar use Bridgestone prototype balls

Bridgestone unveiled two prototype golf balls -- both are four-piece construction with urethane covers -- that Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar put into play at the Presidents Cup.

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Jack Nicklaus introduces a line of golf balls

Jack Nicklaus announced on Sept. 30 that he will introduce a line of golf balls. Nicklaus is introducing three golf balls – the Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue and Nicklaus White – to accommodate three different skilled level of players.

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Matrix Velox shafts

The new Velox shafts from Matrix simplify the search for the perfect shaft by using one criterion: driver swing speed.

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Limited Edition Exotics CB Pro fairway woods

The limited edition Exotics CB Pro fairway wood from Tour Edge features a "Slip Stream" design that you've never seen before: Wavy steel ribbons cover the sole.