Paladino shot 66 on Monday (6 under par) and found himself in a playoff against defending State Fair champion Brandon Hagy and Joel Stalter. Cody Paladino is a graduate from Baylor University and it seems fitting that this Baylor “Bear” went up against two Cal “Bears” in the final showdown on a Monday that brought some crazy weather including thunderstorms to the Sacramento region.
The three-man playoff exhibited some clutch golf among the competitors. Our defending champion, Hagy, was eliminated first from the playoff round when he made a par on the second playoff hole. Unfortunately, that wasn’t good enough for these golfers! Stalter was outstanding, but it wasn’t quite enough to bring home the win. He birdied all three playoff holes. However, Paladino took it up a notch when he birdied the first two playoff holes and then eagled the third playoff hole with an amazing putt to capture the win.
What’s in Cody Paladino’s bag?
Driver–Cobra Amp Cell Pro with a Diamana Kai”ll 60 X flex shaft
The Cobra AMP CELL Pro Driver features MyFly™ Technology to manage trajectory and maximize distance by adjusting loft coupled with SmartPad™ Technology to deliver a square face at address. The AMP CELL Pro model also has a 440cc head with a lower, more neutral CG position.
Fairway Wood– Titleist 913 F.d 13.5
Titleist® 913F.d Low Spin is a larger, high performance, full pear shaped fairway that delivers long distance with lower spin and a penetrating flight. The patented SureFit® Tour hosel technology allows loft and lie to be independently adjusted to precisely fit your game.
Hybrid/Driving Iron-Titleist 712 U 2iron
Irons– Titleist 712 CB Forged 4-PW
Titleist® CB irons are traditional forged blades that offer solid feel, contemporary looks and advanced shot control for the highly skilled golfer. The irons feature a shallow cavity with an inner cavity muscle behind the impact area, short blade lengths and minimal progressive offset for both trajectory and shot shaping control. They also feature a slightly wider, fuller sole for players who are more aggressive through the ground
Wedges– Titliest Vokey SM4 50, Vokey TVD56 bent to 55, Vokey TVD60 bent to 59
Precise shots require precision technology, and the technologically advanced fourth generation Titleist Vokey Design® Spin Milled™ (SM4) wedges from master craftsman Bob Vokey define the standard for wedge performance.
Golf Ball– Titleist Pro V1x
The Titleist Pro V1x™ golf ball is designed for golfers seeking high launch and low spin for long straight distance, consistent flight, Drop-and-Stop™ greenside control and longer lasting durability.
Photo credit: Mark McEvoy.