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17 Revealing Photos from the AT&T Byron Nelson

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GolfWRX was live this week from the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons, the second (and last) leg of the PGA Tour Texas-swing.

Unfortunately, the weather was terrible. Rain storms, thunder storms and tornado warnings were abound, but we stuck it out to bring you the best photos possible.

Browse this week’s photo galleries here.

It was a wet one, but check out this week’s edition of Revealing Photos from the TPC at Four Seasons in Irvine, Texas.

A Happy Gilmore wedge-stamping to infuriate opponents

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Dropping a “somebody’s closer,” in Happy’s high-pitched voice is certain to cut deep into the soul of your playing partner after sticking your approach closer than him.

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John “The Rocket” Rollins’ camouflage wedges are ready to hunt

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Hopefully for birdies and eagles, not innocent bunny rabbits.

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And leave this bird out of it, too. He’s fresh out of the barber shop.

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There’s a bizarro-world Dustin Johnson caddying this week

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One is a Tour player wearing pants and smiling, the other is a Tour caddy wearing shorts with a death stare — opposite, but yet, so similar.

“Up is down; down is up. He says hello when he leaves and goodbye when he arrives.”

Spieth has something funny on his phone that Justin Thomas can’t stop laughing at

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“Dude, that’s hilarious.”

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“HAHAHA, ouch my ribcage.”

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“Wait, let me see that again.”

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*takes phone for up close view, continues cracking up*

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*still trying to regain composure*

Sometimes we forget that guys like Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth — despite having healthy bank accounts and loads of golf skill — are just 21-year-old kids that can’t stop laughing at something on a phone while other golfers are on the tee box.

Who says golfers aren’t cool?

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This duo is like the new age Method Man and Redman.

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Fresh to death.

Lefties constantly complain about hand-dominance discrimination from golf manufacturers

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But we shouldn’t hear a word about not being able to compress a golf ball. The DST Compressor training aid clearly comes in left-handed options, as shown in Tim Wilkinson’s bag this week.

In this week’s edition of “desperate times call for desperate measures”

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We bring you garbage bag golf bag covers. There’s nothing worse in golf than wet grips, and that’s a fact.

The best putting drill to sharpen your focus…

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Is definitely the one where you have a caddy changing his smelly, wet shoes behind you. Requires laser focus that translates well to the course.

Wondering how these new Lamkin grips perform?

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Question: answered.

Review: Lamkin UTx and Wrap-Tech grips

Jeff King, founder of Kingmade Jerky, eating Kingmade Jerky

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It’s like watching Ronald McDonald eat a Big Mac, or Colonel Sanders eat a Kentucky-fried chicken wing. Poetic.

I have no idea what’s going on in this picture

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But maybe some things are better left unknown.

True Temper Project X’s handmade proto graphite shaft now comes in red

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Our sources say the black-colored prototype will produce lower launch and spin, while the red shaft will be slightly higher spinning.

The Dizzy Wedge

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This “Dre” double-stamp on the Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind looks simple at first, but it’s nothing but a headache if you stare at it long enough.

Check out this Grilled Cheese putter.

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Fourteen Golf has a new line of crazy-looking HK putters — even more bizarre than the cheeseburger putter pictured above. See more in the gallery below.

Jimmy Walker actually has a comparatively legible autograph to his contemporaries

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As Arnold Palmer once said, “I have always felt very strongly that if someone thinks enough of me that they want my autograph, I should provide one that they can read. Very little irritates me more these days than to see the illegible autographs that some people give out.”

Looks like Walker is in the clear. But Rory on the other hand;

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What does that say, “Jimmy Omg”?

Dufner carrying just about all 14 of his clubs

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That looks like me walking to my golf ball across the fairway when it’s “cart path only.”

“It’s about 210, which could be a 3, 4, 5 or 6-iron depending on the wind. But what if the lie is bad and I need to lay up? That could be anywhere from a 7-iron to a lob wedge. Ahh forget it, I’ll just bring ’em all.”

This AT&T sign has good intentions, but a poor message

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Comparing children’s future to a waning sunset is a little disconcerting, no? A “back-nine sunset” means the round is almost over and it’s about to be nighttime — nothing encouraging about that. Wouldn’t a sunrise be more promising? Plus, sunlight during sunset is way dimmer than midday sunlight. It’s like saying “their futures are brighter than a flashlight that’s super low on batteries.”

Just an overall swing-and-a-miss metaphor here from AT&T.

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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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6 Comments

  1. Carl ainsby

    May 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    You guys are doing a nice job with this series. It’s a good feature to break up some of the other (instruction/equipment) content that has gotten a bit stale over the last few years.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks!

  2. RG

    May 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Andew “The Main Man” Tursky! Best feature on WRX! Get’s better and better!

  3. Justin

    May 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    #2 is hilarious

  4. Josh

    May 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

    This is by far the best feature each week and they keep getting better. Great job writing AT and great job getting the photos Greg!

    • Drew

      May 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      Came here to say exactly the same thing. Keep them coming!

  5. greg

    May 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Nice job, AT!! Really like the Kingmade jerky post. Best feature on Golfwrx.com. I’ll work hard to provide you good content. Thanks

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Rory McIlroy WITB: 2020 Memorial Tournament (new irons)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X (45.5 inches, 59.25 lie, D4)

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7MB (3-PW)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 7.0 (6.5 in PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (54-09SB, 60-08LB)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.5

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper (34.25, 2.5 loft, 70 lie)

Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5 (#22)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (58R 1+1, logo down)

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Martini Tees

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Martini Tees and the popularity surrounding them. WRXer ‘Used2PlayAlot’ asks members ‘what is the hype around the tees?’, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts on why golfers love them.

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.

  • goaliedad30: “My wife loves them … she’s an improving high handicapper, and it guarantees that she tees the ball at the same height every time. It really promotes consistency. I’ve also gone to using them for the same reason, and it definitely helps me, even as a low handicapper. A bag of 5 is literally a lifetime supply for the two of us! Can’t break ’em, and can’t lose ’em! (Hers are electric pink ….).”
  • ShortSticks: “I don’t know anything about the hype, but they were offered for sale about 3 or 4 years ago at most of the courses I play, and I thought they were cool, so I bought about 5 or 6 in different colors. Still have all of them and haven’t had to buy any tees in that time. They are virtually indestructible, and the bright colors are easy to spot. A couple of times I left one on a tee box, I promptly drove back to retrieve them and still have all the ones I originally bought. I have a neon yellow one I call the Forever-Tee.”
  • ChipNRun: “Benefits of Martini tees: Very durable; more likely to lose one every four rounds than break one. Help you keep ball teed at uniform height on tee shots, especially if the tee boxes area bit chopped up. That said, I can press down an extra 1/8″ to keep the ball low into wind. If you’re a senior and hands get a bit shaky on 14th hole in a 118* heat index, you have a bigger tee top target on which to set the ball. (Note: I still put six 1.5″ wooden tees at the ready for par 3 holes and hybrid/4i driving hole)”
  • platgolf: “I got some, and they last. I use the step version, and it is much more consistent as said. I give away my non-step to fellow golfers till their gone. I like the yellow the best as it matches my golf balls.”

Entire Thread: “Martini Tees” 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about low lofted drivers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing low lofted drivers. WRXer ‘Killerswing1’ asks fellow members if anyone is currently playing a low lofted driver, and what are the benefits of doing so, and WRXers have been having their say in our forums.

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

  • Vater: “Bryson has a 7.5* that he cranks down to 5.5* which is kind of crazy, but he’s a beast now. Morikawa has an 8.0* that he has dialed up to 9.5*. I used to have a 10.5* driver that I kept adjusting down, for a while below 9* because my flight was too high. Now I game a 9.5* that I’m considering cranking down a notch or two. I’m not particularly fast or strong; I think it’s just the way that I make contact needs less loft. Otherwise, the ball just sails upward.”
  • cgasucks: “In general, ever since the solid core ball was the norm, the trend was drivers having higher degree lofts for the high launch and low spin for most players. People with low lofted drivers have either a crazy swing speed (125+ MPH) that imparts a lot of spin and/or have a very upward attack angle. Most golfers with swing speeds under 100 MPH need more spin to keep the ball the in air.”
  • dmeeksDC: “I think it depends on the head. I can easily hit a low-lofted Ping driver because they seem to launch higher. Same with Srixon. So I’ll go with 9-degree heads in those and even dial it down and confirmed this was best in fittings. In other heads, such as TM M6, the 10.5 fit me better. These were all with swings in the 103-105 range.”
  • jploper: “Personally, I like about 8 degrees; otherwise, I get zero roll out and balloon into the wind.”

Entire Thread: “Low lofted drivers”

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