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From the forums: What’s buzzing on GolfWRX this week

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The GolfWRX forums exist so golfers have access to the latest equipment releases, hottest discussions, real equipment reviews, best instruction, new technologies and everything golf you can imagine.

So if you love golf, the GolfWRX forums are your sanctuary.

In the From the Forums weekly feature, we bring you the hottest, most buzz-worthy topics from our forums for your convenience. I’ll be your trusty tour guide to navigate the latest buzz.

Here’s a peek behind the curtain into golf’s sanctuary.

BestGrips giveaway winners

As you know, we have awesome giveaways in the GolfWRX forums. They’re all excellent, really, because, hey, free stuff. Anyway, BestGrips recently hooked a few WRXers up and their swag photos are starting to trickle in.

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Well, this next thread’s title both says it all and with the right amount of enthusiasm…

LIVE Q&A: Callaway Golf Apex Irons and Hybrids. Mon Oct 5, 4PM ET / 1PM PT. Ask questions NOW!

I’ll quote directly from the thread here, and then you can click through to submit your inquiries for the impressive roundtable.

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“Callaway has just launched their new lineup of Apex irons and hybrids, and now they’re ready to answer your questions. Join us on Monday, October 5th (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PST) for a LIVE Q&A with Callaway’s product experts on all things Apex. They’ll cover the Face Cup technology in the Apex 16 irons, the forged performance in Apex Pro 16 Irons, shot-shaping with Apex Hybrids, and a whole lot more.

Submit your questions now, and we’ll see you for the chat!

Who’s on the Callaway Panel

  • Alan Hocknell, SVP, R&D
  • Luke Williams, Sr. Global Product Strategy Director – Irons and Hybrids
  • Scott Manwaring, Sr. R&D Director – Irons and Hybrids
  • Tim Reed, SVP, Product Strategy and Management
  • Dave Neville, Sr. Marketing Director

When’s It Happening

Monday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. ET.

Live Q&A Link

This thread will be the Live Q&A link

Giveaway

Two GolfWRX members who have their question answered will win new Apex clubs to put in their bag:

  • 1st Place Winner: Apex 16 Irons (Standard or Pro) and an Apex Hybrid
  • 2nd Place Winner: Two Apex Hybrids

Winners chosen by random from all questions that are answered.

Sunfish cash cover giveaway

The Giveaway

Sunfish is offering 10 of our members a chance to win their choice of cash cover! Cash covers are ideal for holding credit cards, cash and receipts without the bulkiness of a wallet. A slim, but sturdy design fits comfortably in your front pockets. *The interior of the cash covers will match the outside color.*

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  • Handmade from high quality, 100 percent leather.
  • Interior pocket on each side will hold 5-7 cards (or more depending on thickness of the cards).
  • Two automotive-grade natural rubber “O” rings included.

Check out the thread for details on how to enter.

All entries must be made by Oct. 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Good luck!

Hot topics, takes in Tour Talk forum

There’s never a shortage of opinions at GolfWRX.

Tom Watson’s “No Thank-You” to the PGA of America, the SMU ban’s effect on Bryson DeChambeau’s bid to defend his NCAA title.

If you’re unaware of the golf legend’s not-so-kind response to the PGA, here’s what he said regarding the HOF induction: “While I was very flattered by PGA president [Derek] Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop.”

Not surprisingly, there are opinions aplenty on TW’s decision in the thread.

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The DeChambeau situation is this: The NCAA champ and U.S. Amateur Champion decided to return to SMU for another year, likely with hopes of capturing another NCAA individual title. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.

The Dallas Morning News’ Bill Nichols explains:

“The Mustangs will be ineligible for postseason play because of NCAA sanctions involving recruiting violations under former coach Josh Gregory.

“Gregory helped rebuild his alma mater, leading the Mustangs to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time two seasons ago. But the NCAA investigation revealed 64 impermissible contacts with 10 recruits and seven parents over a 10-month period. The NCAA also said he offered discounted university merchandise and golf equipment in 2013, and that Gregory was aware of a booster who contacted nine recruits. The discount was determined to be $777.”

See how WRXers feel about this issue by checking out the hot, hot, hot forum thread.

A serious discussion of a Mike Malaska instruction video with a special guest

User CrisPy3 kicked off the thread by posting video of top instructor Mike Malaska suggesting that a golfer needs to keep the club in front of him/her throughout the swing to stay “on,” not letting it flatten out or trail the body.

CrisPy3 says:

“Mike explains that one needs to actually try to stand the shaft UP to start the downswing. In fact, if you watch most of his videos, it’s about one of the only things he teaches so he must feel pretty strongly about this. And for those willing to discount it too quickly — I believe he worked with Jack at one time and currently works with a few LPGA players… Anyway this is the OPPOSITE of laying the club down and shallowing out (something everyone is fascinated with at the moment). Is this another “illusion” the golf swing plays on us?”

WRXers go back and forth discussing the merits of what Malaska is teaching, before his daughter Ashley Moss, who is also an instructor, joins the conversation.

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It’s an awesome thread (and one that could really help your golf game) and just the kind of discussion that makes GolfWRX great.

Check it out.

Reminder: The forums are full of exclusive tournament photos you won’t find anywhere else

Here’s a great shot of a player’s bag from the Web.com Tour Championship. He’s playing the new Titleist T-MB 716 irons, and a “perfect 10!” wedge.

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This week, we have six threads of photos from the final event of the Web.com Tour season.

See all the shots in the Tour and Pre-Release Equipment Forum.

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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