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Sergio Garcia’s new bag this week at Transitions

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Sergio Garcia’s new bag this week at Transitions. Thanks to bvmagic for the photos…

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What GolfWRXers are saying about “Boutique brands vs Major OEMs”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing both boutique brands and major OEMs and why the former “trail the OEMs in drivers and woods”. WRXer ‘gr8 flopshot’, who plays a bag full of boutique clubs bar woods, poses the question and it’s got our members talking in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • DaRiz: “Irons, wedges, and putters don’t change much, and for all the technology OEMs try to pack in there, it’s more about how they look and feel. So boutique can fit in nicely here. Drivers/FW, on the other hand, definitely benefit from the millions of dollars in R&D, and it is probably really hard to compete. You can argue that COR is maxed out, but the tiny changes in launch conditions, spin rates, and forgiveness add up.”
  • MattM97: “One reason why I and most other lefties don’t go boutique is options. At least with OEM’s for drivers and most woods we get the most of what is released, some versions and loft we don’t get but better than nothing. I’m not against boutique; I love my putters, I love the look of a lot of wedges, I would absolutely love a set of Japanese forged CB irons one day. Just woods I’ll stick to OEM options.”
  • sniper: “The Wishon 560’s I had built years ago were as good (or better) as anything I’ve had. My current set of MP-18SC’s and Wishon’s are the best feeling irons I’ve played. Both came from a club builder and not built by the OEM. Obviously on the Wishon’s.”
  • RogerInNewZealand: “Genuinely good point. It’s like why we buy JDM, Yonex Ezone 420…and the famed J33 Bridgestone driver from long ago! T.E.E is another one..always a surprise there. With your wood/driver if your sorted that’s fine! You don’t have to bag an exotic club to hit fairways.”

Entire Thread: “Boutique brands vs Major OEMs”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about simulators

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In our forums, WRXer ‘luvofgolf’ has kicked off a discussion on simulators wanting to know if purchasing one would improve his overall game. Our members discuss their views on simulators with the majority believing they are most beneficial as a supplement to lessons.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • pgetzen: “Agree with all of the comments regarding lessons. Although I have a Skytrak with a video set up, it’s really a big luxury. I use it basically as a virtual driving range for the days when I want to hit balls, and it might be too cold or raining. So it’s useful to me to keep my swing in sync, but I work on my swing separately.”
  • Higgs66: “Being able to hit balls any time indoors, at home and have fun doing it.. go for it. Will it make you a better golfer, it could but don’t always trust the feedback. There are so many dynamics to the game.. rhythm + tempo = power. They also can double as a home theater.”
  • 2down: “You’d be playing indoors, but you would be playing. I’m not doing that right now. But will it help your game? Yea. Repetition is a good thing. But be careful, I tried one a year ago at a course near me. First swing with the driver I hit the frame they had us in. Kept going but modified my swing to not hit that bar at the top. Screwed me up for a bit. So wow, you’ll get to play, and repetition is good but ensure your space is adequate for your swing.”
  • sfong33: “Agree with most posts here, anything good that works well indoors starts at the Skytrak. As others have stated, even if you were to obtain a simulator improvement will be based mainly on how well you can self diagnose in the absence of lessons. Lessons by themselves are no guarantee either; you have to find an instructor that can diagnose well and can get you to do what he/she wants (assuming they are correct in the initial diagnosis phase).”

Entire Thread: “Is a simulator worth it?”

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What GolfWRXers have spent more money on – Drivers vs Putters

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In our forums, WRXer ‘2down’ has got our members talking about their purchase history and whether drivers or putters have taken more of their money. For ‘2down’ the answer is putters, who has a respectable seven flat-sticks sitting around his home, and our members divulge their history with drivers slightly edging it so far.

  • getitdaily: “Putters, but I change drivers more frequently…how does that make sense? When I change putters I will go through 7-10 of them until I find my bride. Then I stick with my bride for a while. I’ve had 2 brides…an old scotty newport beach studio stainless. Took about 10 putters to find it and then played it for like 12 years. Current bride is a spider tour plumbers neck. It’s been in the bag for 1.5 years now. Took about 8 putters to get to it, including a somewhat long term relationship with a 2ball fang. Since 1996 I think I’ve had 10 drivers total. 4 in the last 4 years.”
  • platgof: “I would say 24 drivers and 12 putters thereabouts. Took a long time to find what I wanted. I am still looking all the time though, it’s a disease, totally incurable. Now it is the wedges, and the SM7’s have my eye for now!”
  • CDLgolf: “Thats a really good question. At the moment I have 4 putters and 2 drivers. Over the last 25 years I’d have to say I’ve bought more drivers.”
  • Ray Jackson: “Definitely drivers as have used the same putter for at least the last 5 years. In that time frame I’ve probably had 4 drivers.”
  • dekez: “Drivers for sure. I go 6 – 7 years before even thinking about a putter switch.”

Entire Thread: “Your history – Drivers vs Putters”

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