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20 revealing photos from the 2015 Masters

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Our weekly tour photos are great for checking out the latest equipment and apparel buzz in golf, or just killing time at work. But they’re also a great learning tool.

The photos from the 2015 Masters taught me a lot this week, and I share my newfound knowledge below.

Tiger Woods’ security guard ain’t nothin’ to mess with

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The Masters has its own water bottle labels

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And I really want one as a souvenir.

Taylor Swift has a doppelganger prowling the grounds at Augusta National.

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And she wears boots with really long laces.

Gary Woodland wears a 42 Long Green Jacket.

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Don’t look at Rory’s Volt-colored golf bag for too long.

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I learned this the hard way.

Chicago Bears fans really do exist

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And they’re willing to admit that publicly.

Rickie Fowler has a new Matrix Prototype driver shaft in his Cobra Fly-Z+ driver

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And he’s intrigued by Phil Mickelson’s Callaway Mack Daddy PM-grind wedge.

The Masters has its own drinking cups

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Which I also need as a souvenir, immediately.

Jonas Blixt positions the FlipZone weight in the back setting on his Cobra Fly-Z+ driver

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And still images of floating tees look cool.

Adam Scott is back to a long putter at the 2015 Masters

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Tiger Woods is wearing his old TW ’11 golf shoes due to “swing changes.”

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Looks like the new release pattern affects both chipping technique and wardrobe selections.

If you’re on a college budget, you can’t afford to not buy food at the Masters

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And Augusta’s famous Pimento Cheese really is only $1.50.

The tee shot on hole No. 18 is as diabolically intimidating as it looks on TV

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And it looks like laying up in front of the chute would be a heady play.

Snedeker’s caddy does NOT like when Tiger Woods is happy.

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Seriously, can someone get stared down any harder?

The green complexes at Augusta look even more difficult than on TV

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How many humps, bumps and breaks can you have on one green?

Tiger’s glove has a looser fit than his shirts

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And he’s had a blister on his right middle finger for about 20 years now.

Ian Poulter owns the coolest Masters-themed putter cover of all time

ceb2875ba301010abf3175ac55af63cbNo contest.

All-pink everything

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Bubba Watson even uses a pink Sharpie to mark his golf balls.

Half-log benches look awesome

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Before seeing these photos, I had no idea I needed a half-log bench in my apartment. Now, it’s the only thing I truly need in the world.

Life exists in the town of Augusta, Ga. outside of the Masters

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Tony Lynam

    Apr 13, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I got some ball point pens from the Masters clubhouse and they are sweet!

  2. Jm

    Apr 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Best part about buying the soft drinks and beer is that they come in a nice plastic cup with the Masters logo. You can keep the cup and use them at your house, they make a great addition to any cupboard!!

  3. BIG STU

    Apr 11, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Excellent article In fact I have been to the Masters 3 times and the other night was explaining to my wife about the benches that If I owned a golf course those would be the benches I would have. Not there this week but will watch on D-TV and eat Pimento Cheese sandwiches. I got the recipe for those off another golf blog

  4. Bubba Long

    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Keep the pictures coming!

  5. greg

    Apr 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Well done, Andrew. I’ll send you a Masters water bottle & maybe a Masters logo’d cup!

  6. RG

    Apr 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Sweet article Andrew! Finally the 411 that we need, keep up the good work!

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Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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single length irons

In our forums, our members have been discussing directions to take to make golf as easy as possible. WRXer ‘SugarLandGolfer’ kicks off the discussion, saying:

“I see two paths to make the game easier:

1) Hybrid irons with shafts to keep the flight down

2) Single length irons

I did a demo day with Cleveland recent and tried the launchers with i95 steelfiber shafts, and they felt amazing. Only hit the 8 iron, and it felt like hitting the ball with a sledgehammer. However, I’m still concerned about the longer clubs. Hence single length.

If you were making the easiest to play set, which direction would you go, and why?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forums.

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.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Lessons for sure, but there are a few ways to do it. Hybrids for the 3 thru 5 6 or 7 irons is also a way. Offset in irons and hybrids, fairway woods, etc. Single length, as you say. It’s a great thought, but the only way the game got easier for me was golfing a lot. Then as I got older and was familiar with the swing, I filled in what clubs to play. I’m 60+ now and the only club I never Been comfortable with since the advent of the 400+ CC head Is the driver. Godspeed on your search.”
  • dlygrisse: “I like the idea of going shorter steps between clubs, say 1 /4 to 3/8”. I believe some custom fitters think this is the way to go. I’ve also seen sets where the short irons are say 8-LW at 36” than the 5-7 are 37” and the long irons or hybrids are 38”. I’ve always wanted to try a similar set.”
  • jomatty: “If you wanted something super easy but not hybrids, I would look at the Cleveland uhx. I’ve got a 20 degree 4 iron, and it is very easy to hit. Going to a Cleveland launcher style club does make it a lot easier t9 hit the ball in the air and make solid contact. It has really helped my wife and is something I would consider.”
  • pinestreetgolf: “Neither one. It’s like asking us which is easier to put on, a small shirt or an XXL shirt? Well, it kinda matters what size you are. Your swing determines which is “easier”. The question itself belies a fundamental misunderstanding about how to shoot a low score, and that is correlating golf and golf swing. Your basic question is “which of these clubs makes playing golf swing easier” when that has relatively little to do with your score. Golf is a game of decisions. It is much closer to chess than tennis. You score lower when you make better decisions. Mechanics and equipment help (a lot) but they do it inside the context of an overall game and the way you swing. There is no objective answer to getting better except figuring out how to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes. There is no answer to this question.”

Entire Thread: “Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the single best piece of equipment they’ve found lately

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their latest great find in the equipment department. WRXer ‘Double Dodger’ kicks off the thread with his choice of The Grip Master’s perforated leather grips, saying:

“They are amazing! I play without a glove and have psoriatic arthritis and have never felt a grip like this before. No issues whatsoever with slipping. No issues with harshness.

I have played about 30 rounds and see absolutely no wear at all, and the tackiness is unbelievable.”

And our members have been discussing the piece of equipment they’ve found in the last year that has changed their game.

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.

  • uglande: “Ventus Blue shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “The Callaway B21 Fairway woods. Got the 3 and is it easy to hit.”
  • spring7: “I am not sure I have been happier with more clubs in my bag at any single time, and I have been doing this a long time! Cobra Speedzone Extreme Yellow HzDRUS Smoke – Longer and straighter than anything I have hit! TEE EXS Pro 15* Tensi Orange- Still honeymooning, but amazing off the tee and fairway, bad swings are punished though. Callaway MD5 Jaws 54 X Grind, perfection every way.”
  • Pepperturbo: “My most exciting find has been 620MB’s irons, specifically PW, 9i but 7i at 150yds uphill. It’s like aiming and shooting at a target and the ball sticks. Second best has been Ventus Velocore shafts. They be keeping this ole man in the game.”
  • mizunotps: “G410 plus driver. Really easy to hit.”

Entire Thread: “Single best piece of equipment you’ve found lately?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/30/20): Miura heads, Cobra combo set, Odyssey Triple Track Ten

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Pit – Cobra forged combo set

Be the King of your next foursome with a sweet new set of Cobra King forged combo irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: King forged combo

Member Davo32683 – Miura TC201 heads

For all you club builders out there, here is your chance to build your very own set of Miura irons, and if you are in need of some shafts, this listing has those too!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Heads

Member RFC – Odyssey Triple Track TEN putter

If you struggle with alignment, this is your ticket! The Odyssey Triple Track has a proven “track record” (yeah, I went there) of helping golfers line up better and sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track putter 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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