WHAT’S IN MY BAG

Kevin Chappell’s new Nike driver.

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DRIVER

specs Nike Va­por Pro, 9.5˚, Aldila Rogue X-flex shaft, 75 grams, just un­der 45 inches It wasn’t hard switch­ing driv­ers. After test­ing clubs, I found my op­ti­mal ball flight us­ing the same specs in my Covert driver. This has a sim­i­lar-look­ing head, but I’m more ac­cu­rate with it.

FAIR­WAY WOODS

specs Nike Va­por Speed, 15˚ and 19˚, Aldila Tour Blue shafts (3-wood: 85 grams, 5-wood: 95 grams) On par 5s it was rare for me to hit 3-wood on my sec­ond shot. But I launch this model high, so I can stop it eas­ier. I put both in play in Oc­to­ber.

PRO­TECT AND SERVE

This is Champ, my char­ity’s mas­cot. Us­ing this head­cover is a sym­bol of my pas­sion for giv­ing back. You, too, can support Kevin Chappell Cham­pion for Chil­dren’s by buy­ing your own Win­ning Edge De­signs head­cover.

HEAVY COM­PE­TI­TION

This is a ball marker from Whis­per Rock. It’s one of the places we play in Scotts­dale. I’ll tee it up with other pros there such as Chez Reavie, Ge­off Ogilvy, Bryce Molder or Kevin Stadler.

IRONS

specs Nike Va­por Pro Combo 3-iron, Va­por Pro 4- through 9-iron, True Tem­per Dy­namic Gold X100 shafts The thin topline and clas­sic look of th­ese irons are sim­i­lar to my old irons, so it was easy to change.

IT’S LINE TIME

Be­fore I start my days at the course, I’ll mark my Nike RZN Plat­inum balls with a black line. It has be­come part of my rou­tine.

PUT­TER

specs Nike Method pro­to­type, 33 inches, 2.5˚, 72˚ lie an­gle The guys at Nike made me this put­ter, which is a close match to the model I used when I first turned pro. I switch be­tween a Su­per-Stroke grip and a pis­tol ver­sion.

WEDGES

specs Nike VR X3X (46˚), Nike VR Pro Dual Sole (54˚), Nike VR Pro (60˚), True Tem­per Dy­namic Gold S400 shafts I’ve played th­ese the past four years. I love the soft feel.

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