Connect with us

WRX Forum Buzzz

FTF: What are golf’s most beautiful irons?

Published

on

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.

The most beautiful irons?

big-left-in-az-photo

SpeedyPo writes:

“I am drooling on Mizuno MP-100 irons not to use them to lower my scores but to enjoy them from time to time while amused by their look. Simply beautiful irons.

“Do you have irons that make you smile by just looking at them?”

It’s a great question, as aesthetics are a big reason why we get so excited about golf equipment (performance-related enthusiasm comes, obviously, after hitting a club).

Ben Hogan once said, “a golf club is like a piece of fine jewelry.”

See what “jewelry” has WRXers tongues wagging.

Hot takes on Jordan Spieth’s NTO opening round 79

JordanSpiethSlowPLay-640x407

The sky is falling! Opinions were everywhere following Jordan Spieth’s opening-round, 8-over par 70 at Riviera yesterday. And while “it was just a bad day” is more than adequate explanation, WRXers, technically minded as they are, dug a little deeper.

Most of the takes are on the spectrum between “it was an off day” to “if he’s not putting and scrambling incredibly, he’s an average player.”

Get in on the discussion.

Further Brandel/Rory fitness talk

BrandelChambleeDebates

We ran a front-page piece the other day about Brandel Chamblee’s suggestions that Rory McIlroy may be off-base with his golf fitness.

A similar discussion cropped up in the forums, and it presently has 127 comments in just two days. It’s a hot discussion, and a good example of what WRXers are all about: Getting to the heart of issues in golf, whether it’s fitness or whether a club stands up to its billing and manufacturer’s claims.

Check out the thread.

Bernhard Langer’s new putting stroke

bernhardlangerwoodlands100_v-gseapremiumxl

When the USGA’s anchoring ban went into effect/was adopted by professional golf tours, one of the questions golf fans were asking was, “How will those whose success is tied to the anchored putter fare?”

One of the most dominant anchorers on any tour, Bernhard Langer, completed a statement victory at the Chubb Classic. The win was his first without anchoring the putter. Langer has interestingly decided to continue using the long putter but isn’t pressing it to his body.

On the heels of much debate surrounding what the Champions Tour’s best player would do, the decision, and the result, were of no small interest to the WRX readership.

See what they had to say.

Your Reaction?
  • 49
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW1
  • LOL2
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP4
  • OB4
  • SHANK18

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. John H. Brink

    Jan 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Mizino MP-9.
    Miura, Titleist, & Nike versions just copies of the original.

  2. tim crider

    Nov 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    You need to shop around before you buy that set of Miura irons, they are well under 2 grand. I just saw a new set of limited black iron heads that are very high but the rest are not that high. Or even better buy a used set for a better price. The M675, if that looks good to you,, ok but the Jack Nicklaus VIP’s were the best looking Irons by that company. For a good question, what are the owners of that company doing with one of the greatest brands ever made.

Leave a Reply

Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

TS3 vs SIM vs Mavrik – GolfWRXers discuss

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing drivers. WRXer ‘2ndCut16’ is on the hunt for a new driver and asks members for their views on the TS3, SIM and Mavrik drivers. Our members share their preference and why 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.

  • Titleistjunkie1127: “SIM all the way. I’ve always been a Titleist guy, but the SIM is a great looking driver and feels even better then it looks.”
  • Drivingrangehero: “It’s a toss-up for me between the Maverik and the TS3. At the same setting of 9 degrees, the Maverik had less spin by 300 RPM, but the Titleist launched slightly higher for me. I hit the Titleist with the Tensei blue and the Callaway with the Rogue 130msi. That may account for the higher launch and spin with the Titleist, so it really depends what would work for you. Had I dropped the loft to 8° On the Titleist, then I would have been getting optimum numbers for me. I liked both shafts, so it’s a toss-up. Either way, you end up with a great driver. The Sim is hard to turn over (draw) it’s the most fade based driver I’ve ever hit. I play a slight draw and do not attempt to fade the ball that often. With the SIM, I could only hit fades. They were easy to hit, but a fade just doesn’t fit my eye, and my set up feels weird, so I had dispersion problems with it. My experience anyways!”
  • slord: “It was SIM for me. TS2 was maybe the closest second and felt really nice, but didn’t perform quite as well. Mavrik I did not like, both regular and sub-zero. I only could stand to hit maybe 5 shots combined before I took them off the list. SIM has just been so dang good.”
  • hammergolf: “Sim for me has been GREAT! My miss is high toe with a slightly closed face. Twist face for me has definitely helped. It’s made my bad shot with other clubs much more playable. As a bonus, I hit it a little further too.”
  • blitzgolf: “TS3 best Titleist driver I’ve had in the last 5-6 years and I get the new one every time. Would also take the accuracy fitting you had and prefer playing out of the fairways.”

Entire Thread: “TS3 vs SIM vs Mavrik”

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW1
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP2
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

Continue Reading

Equipment

When to buy irons such as Miura? – GolfWRXers discuss

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing Miura irons. WRXer ‘Twists’ has recently picked up golf, and asks members if the brand’s clubs “require a certain skill-level to play them well? (Or well enough not to slow down the game or get frustrated…)”. And our members have been having their say.

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.

  • Nessism: “There is nothing wrong with owning more than one set. Use your full on GI set for everyday play/practice and get the Miura’s to grow into and/or play just because. The type of iron one plays isn’t super important so long as the clubs fit them physically in terms of length and overall weight. The PP-9003 are my suggestion. They are midsized and offer some real help in terms of forgiveness, but they are Miura’s through and through with impeccable build quality and beauty. This model has been discontinued, so now is the time to grab them. Find yourself a clubmaker when you are ready and have them built up to your liking. I’ve got a set and count it as one of my better purchases.”
  • LeoLeo99: “Spotted my first ever sighting of Miura irons out in the wild last week. They were a cavity back model. Looked pretty nice. You can go with Miura or buy an older classic set and see if that type of iron appeals to you and your game. The older Hogan, Wilson, MacGregor, RAM, and other makes blades are plentiful and cheap in the used club market on eBay.”
  • theebdk: “Have you looked at the Miura IC-601? I am going for a fitting soon and will try these plus a few others. Looks like a blade but it is advertised as a game improvement iron. Be aware it is cast, has a thick top line and plenty of offset. I saw it in person at my fitter but have not tried it yet.”
  • Uncut: “Depends on your goals and how athletic you are. If you are the type that will put the time in required to improve your ball striking, then go for it. Do you have a decent swing with decent ball striking already when it comes to your irons? If you’ve got a reasonable starting point, then I say go for it. Set your expectations and work towards the goal. I went from playing some old cast Nike CCi irons to Srixon z585 to forged Miura TC-201. Not a blade, but still was a little intimidating for someone that routinely shoots in the low and mid-90s. I went from mild GI cavity back irons to an iron that is a players “tour cavity” back that requires some game. My biggest complaint with full GI irons is that you can’t hold firm greens as well (due to lack of spin), and less feeling of control. Distance is always good with GI irons, but sometimes you want a little more feel and control and ability to shape a creative shot. I have been playing tennis for about five years seriously, and I quickly advanced to the point where I needed a more players racquet with more “feel”. You can only go so far with a 110 sq inch racquet if you advance beyond a certain point and want to start learning new skills. I think golf is that way. Life is short, play the irons you want and put in the work you need to gel with them. It’s going to be frustrating at first, but expect it to possibly take years of work to game them to their full potential.”

Entire Thread: “When to buy irons such as Miura?”

Your Reaction?
  • 17
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL2
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP1
  • OB2
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

Equipment

What GolfWRXers are saying about replacing a 4-iron with a utility iron

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing utility irons after WRXer ‘jas904’ revealed he’s thinking about switching out his 4-iron. ‘Jas904’ asks for the thoughts of his fellow members as well as recommendations for the best utility irons currently on the market, and WRXers have been responding.

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.

  • BiggiE427: “I’ve been gaming the cobra king utility with rogue Aldila shaft, and I have loved it. Great forgiveness, flight and feel for me. Easy to hit different shots as well. Currently awaiting a Mizzy hmb that I hit just as well if not better.”
  • Chuck905: “I’d recommend the Srixon if you can get past the looks and take on the forgiveness. I’m currently on the ping G410 crossover; I like the stinger flight, but it’s not as good feeling nor forgiving as my Srixon.”
  • Myherorbobhope: “Sub70 is worth a look if you are on a budget. Great club.”
  • gripandrip: “I have a 20 deg U45 that stays in the closet. While I like the feel and performance of the head, I’ve never truly gotten along with the stock Nippon shaft. I prefer my Z745 3 iron with the SF i95S. I’ve been meaning to change out the shaft, just haven’t gotten to it. It is a little longer than my 3 iron, so I can’t decide if I should match the length and swing weight of the 3 iron or something else. Hence the inaction. I would say the driving irons are good clubs if you are looking for a hybrid that is an “iron”, but I believe you need to find the right shaft.”
  • PowerCobra98: “X Forged UT…Recoil Shaft…Love it.”

Entire Thread: “Replacing a 4-iron with a utility iron”

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP2
  • OB0
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending