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The Biggest Equipment Stories of 2013

From player's switching companies to new rules, there were plenty of plot twists in the golf equipment world this year

December 2013

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter takes to Twitter to look for a putter

Ian Poulter took an unconventional route when he sought a putter for the British Open: he went on Twitter and asked companies to send him putters to try. The flat sticks flowed in and the Englishman chose one of the more unusual offerings -- a specially-made Odyssey White Damascus iX #1. The putter, which was introduced in Japan earlier in 2013, has an insert made with Damascus steel -- the same steel used to make samurai swords for centuries. The company's Metal-X pattern was then milled into the face and a tungsten flange helped lower the center of gravity. Poulter used the putter to finish third at Muirfield.
J.D. Cuban
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