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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.

#ClubPorn: Bettinardi’s 2016 lineup

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Sure, we write articles about equipment on the front page. But if you want to stuff yourself at the visual buffet, you have to proceed to the forums.

Here’s an example: Bettinardi’s 2016 BB Series and Inovai 3.0 in high-resolution glory. Dozens of photos for your viewing pleasure.

Check out the thread/photos.

And here’s the front page story, if you’re interested in, you know, words to go along with the pictures.  

WRX Giveaway: Design your own MyJoys!

GIVEAWAY_DNAIn the market for a lightweight, comfortable, highly customizable golf shoe? The MyJoy D.N.A. is worthy of your consideration. And even better, as a GolfWRX forum member, you could win a pair for free.

Here’s how.

THE GIVEAWAY

This year, D.N.A. has been added to the MyJoys program, allowing 5 lucky winners to claim their own FootJoy MyJoys D.N.A. shoes that they design.

TO ENTER

That’s it. Winners selected at random in 2 weeks. Good luck!

Get in on the giveaway now!

Debate: How are “Tour Only” Scotty Cameron putters different than retail?

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Referring to Tour Only/Circle T Scotty Camerons, user e36er asks: “Are those $2K-$5K putter really different than the ones under $400?”

Responses range from span the range from “Yes/You can’t put price on the perfect, confidence-inspiring putter” to “Heck no!” Also discussed: fine art and the relative merits of a Timex vs. a Rolex and much decrying the fact that the topic has been bandied about ad nauseum in the forums over the years.

Have an opinion? Join the discussion.  

The inevitable demise of the golf polo?

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User prsgtrman began this thread with an anecdote about a quick post-work nine holes in which he wore a “nice-looking shirt made of synthetics.” During his round, he came to the conclusion that a nice-looking non-polo shirt should be equally as acceptable on a golf course as a collared shirt.

This prompted DRRicks to respond: “If you’d like to “dress down,” play frisbee golf.”

And wldchld22 offered a history lesson in the grand tradition of the polo shirt: “Rene Lacoste introduced it in the 1900’s after visiting India and ever since then it has been in a staple in the modern man’s wardrobe for a reason.”

Of course, prsgtrman does have supporters in the thread, which is also notable for its detailed history of khaki pants.

Have a strong opinion on the future of collared shirts? Get in on the discussion.

Perspectives on assistant Ryder Cup captain Woods

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As with all things Tiger-related, 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III’s announcement that Tiger Woods (along with Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker) will serve as an assistant captain at Hazeltine has generated some forum discussion.

Formula02 started a thread related to the topic with the question, “Does this mean he [Woods] doesn’t think he will be back playing next year or at least not with enough time to show form to take the team as a pick?”

Another user added that Woods has indicated he’d still like to make the team. And after that, the takes came fast and furious. And the polar perspectives were laid out: On the one hand, this decision somehow hands the Cup to the Europeans. On the other, as J13 stated, “Who in the game knows more about winning and the mentality it takes to do so then Tiger Woods?”

What do you think about assistant captain Woods?

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What GolfWRXers are saying about accuracy vs distance with the driver

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether accuracy or distance off the tee is more important. WRXer ‘ShortSticks’ poses the scenario:

“Driver A (Accuracy): Hits most fairways and is a very straight hitter just not as long. Usually 10 to 15 yards shorter than Driver B, but not in near as much trouble. Not very workable, but can be coaxed into a slight fade or draw.

Driver B (Distance): Is long but can be wild off the tee. Can hit to places you have never been, but can also put you in some bad spots that make recovery more difficult. Is workable, but at times can get away from you.”

And our members are having their say on which element of the game is more important these days.

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.

  • juststeve: “I would say in general, as long as you can hit in play, longer is better. Keeping it in play means no O.B, no water balls, no balls deep in the woods and having an unobstructed next shot from a reasonable lie.”
  • mattavery727: “For me definitely driver A. I have 118 SS, and sure I can try to step on it and carry it over 300, but I also find trouble way too often. If I take a smooth swing and give up 15-20 but still in a fairway I like my chances at hitting the green or being close. My 7 goes 185 so as long as I am 185 in or less I have a pretty short club in my hand.”
  • gambit: “10-15 yards I’ll take driver A for accuracy. 30 yards and I’ll take my chances of going in the rough and bunkers.”
  • Tasals: “For 10 yards? Driver A. IIRC the tour average is ~30 yards for the benefit of being wild compared to be straight. So a gap wadge from 120 in the rough has equivalent distance from hole stats as a fairway shot from 150. Then you start seeing the major benefits when you hit a fairway or get a first cut lie, the proximity to the hole decreases pretty rapidly. The longer players over a season make more birdies than the shorter hitters, they make more bogeys, but the long guys tend to place better, and win more tournaments as well when they can get away with a few bad shots. I just don’t think the 10 yards is enough of an advantage.”

Entire Thread: “Accuracy vs Distance with the driver”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about playing with a 5.5-degree driver

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In our forums, our members have been discussing playing a driver with just 5.5-degrees of loft. Bryson DeChambeau’s use of just 5.5-degrees of loft on his driver has plenty of golf fans speculating on the benefits, and WRXer ‘vater’ asks members how far they could launch the ball with the low lofted driver.

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.

  • OsnolaKinnard: “About 50 yards before it hit the ground.”
  • manima1: “If you teed it up high enough to get your AoA way up, you probably could launch it pretty far. Normal tee height – not so much.”
  • adh2k1: “I play a 6.5-degree driver. I currently set it at +1, but that is more of a spin issue than launch. I do not swing my driver very fast, I would guess upper 90’s, but this keeps me out of trouble the most, and I can get pretty good distance out of it. I would say I picked up about 10-15 yards over both of my Sub Zero Callaways. Like everything great, it eventually goes away. I have had this head for about 4 years, but it never stays in the bag for a full year.”
  • golfman1010: “The key with these low loft drivers is to make sure you’re hitting the ball on the upswing. You will notice Bryson DeChambeau uses a low degree of loft but still hits the ball high. To get this result, at address make sure your back shoulder drops a bit to ensure you are swinging up on the ball.”
  • Myherobobhope: “I think my Long Driver is 7 degrees… I can hit up on it and get decent launch… it’s more a struggle to handle the longer shaft (that’s what she said)… I have my 9.5 cobra driver down to 8.5 as I’ve always been high launch and high spin…5.5 is crazy, but you can make it work with the right swing mechanics… doesn’t mean it will be your best results, but you can make it work without swinging 130 mph. Driver really allows you to change your dynamic loft pretty dramatically.”

Entire Thread: “Playing with a 5.5-degree driver”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the most underrated well-priced modern putters

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In our forums, our members have been having an interesting discussion on modern putters. WRXer ‘Justsomeguy’ asks fellow members for their thoughts on the most underrated and well-priced modern-day putter, and WRXers have been having their say with lots of different flat-sticks receiving a mention.

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.

  • hsmahon: “Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 is the best putter for the price. Feels just as good as any Scotty.”
  • scottaz: “Mizuno M.Craft. Looks and feels great and easy to dial in with the weight kit. Three different styles and colors and cost less than most new high-end putters.”
  • James the Hogan fan: “Wilson infinite series is pretty good, Windy City is one of the anser variants. Sleek looking black finish and styling too.”
  • NRJyzer: “Hard to beat the Huntington Beach putters. Plenty of models to suit personal tastes. Quite soft feeling. I have a 1, thinking about checking out the 2 as I’ve been putting better with my Snake Eyes Viper Tour, and it’s the closest thing to an 8802ish stick.”
  • txgolfer45: “Original Ping Anser and Anser2. Picked up a MySpiderX earlier this year for $200 in like-new condition. Money well spent since new is $420.”

Entire Thread: “Most underrated well-priced modern putters”

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