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Private Golf: Course Requirements

Oliver Slosser

If it is true, as the golfing adage contends, that you "drive for show" (and "putt for dough"), then each of

the clubs pictured here presents the ideal combination off the tee, promising to

add not only yards to your game, but cachet to your bag. The Honma Beres MG712 4-Star driver ($1,700, www­.honmagolf.com) features a titanium-crowned head

that conforms to USGA standards yet, according to its Japanese manufacturer,

propels the ball farther than most nonconforming clubs do. The driver’s

performance owes more to its titanium and carbon-fiber construction than to the

24-karat-gold embellishments on the head and shaft…. Also from Japan—and also

accented with gold—is the Maruman

Majesty Prestigio ($2,500,

www­.maruman.co.jp/english). Made with titanium that is only a few grades

below diamond strength, the club’s ultrathin face keeps head weight to a minimum

without sacrificing distance…. Porsche may be associated more with speed than

with distance, but the new Porsche

Design Reax 55 ($1,250, www­.porsche-design.com) provides ample length off the tee. Styled by Porsche

and built by TaylorMade, the club features movable weight technology that can be

adjusted to your swing.

Fit to a Tee
In addition to gold-laced drivers, our top picks from the pro

shop range from a slope-seeking range finder to a sweater suitable for a

Shark. (Click image to enlarge)

TaylorMade

Burner

While perhaps not as prestigious as the TaylorMade-built Porsche driver,

the Burner is every bit the performer, with a bullet-shaped head that helps

increase launch height and distance. ($360) www­.taylormadegolf.com.

Louis Vuitton Golf Glove
This perforated

lambskin glove includes a stretch-textile insert and a cowhide Louis Vuitton

patch. ($300) www­.louisvuitton.com.

Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 Slope +/- Edition
Popular among tour pros, this range finder incorporates slope technology

to provide compensated distance based on the degree of incline or decline.

($450) www­.bushnellgolf.com.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas

Golf Bag

Made to the same standards as Louis Vuitton handbags, this canvas carrier

provides an ideal showcase for your clubs. ($8,250) www­.louisvuitton.com.

Yamaha "The Drive" Golf

Car

The Drive is available in seven different colors, with a gas or electric

engine, and with more than a dozen other options, including chrome wheel covers

and tinted windshields. (starting at $5,140) www­.discoverthedrive.com.

Otabo Two Tone Embellished Cap

Toe Golf Shoe
This Cognac-colored ostrich and navy leather shoe is one of six

styles—each with more than 50 options for outer material and lining—available

from the Florida-based company. ($790) www­.otabo.com.

Fairway & Greene Tropical

Wool
Trousers Made from Super 120 wool, these pants are light enough to be worn on the

course year-round. ($140) www­.fairwayandgreene.com.

Girard-Perregaux Richeville

Chronograph
This limited-edition timepiece features an unobtrusive stainless steel

case that will not interfere with your swing. ($8,750) www­.girard-perregaux.com.

Ultimate Greg Norman Wool

Argyle
Sweater Part of Greg Norman’s Signature Series, this argyle sweater is machine

washable and antibacterial. ($120) www­.shopatshark.com.

Fairway & Greene Nevis

Stripe Self Collar Lisle Shirt
This shirt owes its sheen to Fairway & Greene’s lisle

fabric, which the company produces from pima cotton. ($82) www­.fairwayandgreene.com.

Mizuno/Bettinardi Blade, C-Series
Designed by putter manufacturer Bettinardi Golf, this blade-head model is

milled from a solid block of soft carbon steel. ($250) www­.bettinardi.com.

Photo by Rod Foster
Photo courtesy of TRG-AMR North America
Photo by Darin Schnabel
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