What's in the Bag: Davis Love III

Posted: May 1, 2007

We caught up with Titleist ambassador Davis Love III as he began preparing for this week's Wachovia Championship and next week's The Players. The Wachovia Championship is conducted in Charlotte, North Carolina, near where Davis went to college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Davis won the last PGA Tour event held in North Carolina, the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, and he's sure to have a lot of crowd support again this week. Davis is also a two-time winner of The Players (1992 & 2003), so he's pretty excited to compete in both events over the next couple of weeks. Following is a complete listing of the Titleist equipment Davis will trust as he takes on the top players in the world at Wachovia and The Players.
Golf Ball New Titleist Pro V1x
 
Driver Titleist Pro Titanium 905R 7.5°
Shaft UST Proforce V2 (76g, X-flex)
 
Fairways Titleist Pro Trajectory F3•05 prototype 13°
Titleist PT 906F3 prototype 18°
Shaft UST Proforce V2 (86g, X-flex)
 
Irons Titleist Forged 680 (3-9)
Shaft True Temper Dynamic Gold (X100)
 
Wedges Vokey Design 200 Series Pitching Wedge 50°
Vokey Design 400 Series Sand Wedge 54°
Vokey Design prototype Lob Wedge 60°
Shaft True Temper Dynamic Gold (X100)
 
Putter Scotty Cameron by Titleist prototype
 


Davis on the range at Wachovia.


Close-up look at Davis' clubs.


Another shot of Davis' Titleist gear.


Davis' trusty Scotty Cameron prototype (right) has a companion this week.


Another view of the two prototype putters.

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Jerry


The "F3" is simply a model designation and has no alternative meaning.

As far as Tour players and prototype equipment, Titleist develops many prototype products for performance-validation testing on Tour. Some of these products are never released to the consumer market. In Davis' case, his fairways, 60° wedge, and putters are all prototypes. His <a href="www.titleist.com/.../details.asp rel="nofollow">Forged 680 irons</a> and <a href="www.titleist.com/.../details.asp rel="nofollow">Vokey Design 400 Series 54° wedge</a> are prior generation models that Davis has continued to use. And his <a href="www.titleist.com/.../905R.asp" rel="nofollow">Pro Titanium 905R driver</a> and <a href="www.titleist.com/.../vokey200series.asp" rel="nofollow">Vokey Design 200 Series 50° wedge</a> are both current inline products.

Jerry


I see in Davis' bag that both of his fairway woods have "F3" in them...can you guys comment on what exactly the "F3" stands for?  Also, are there many Tour players who play equipment that is not available to the general public, because most of Davis' equipment is not available.

Jerry


What are the playing characteristics of the 906F3 compared to the 906F2 that is available in golf shops?

Jerry


Does Titleist have any policy with its Tour players as far as playing or trying out the new equipment like the 907 drivers or 695 irons?

Jerry


Another great posting, thanks for sharing!  Can you comment on the grind on Davis' 60° Spin Milled prototype?  Is it one of the M, V or P grinds that was released a few years back or is it something different?

Jerry


All players are shown new product when it comes out, however, it might not fit their game. As such, no one is forced into playing something new.

Jerry


Davis is playing a 260.08 prototype, non-Spin Milled. He employs what we call a TK grind which produces a slightly more front-to-back cambered sole with approximately 4° of bounce. Thanks.

-- Voke

Jerry


Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me the difference between the 906F2, 906F3, and 906F4?

Jerry


Great information as always.  I noticed that Davis had two putters in the bag for his practice rounds. One of the Scotties appeared to be a heel-shafted Del Mar-style putter.  It seems like I've seen quite a few of the heel-shafted putters showing up on the Tour TV coverage this year, any reason for this trend?  Thanks.

Jerry


Do any Titleist ambassadors install a grip with a reminder, but with the reminder in the 12 o'clock position (facing up)? Or any other variations you may have come across?