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9 Revealing photos from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral

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GolfWRX was live this week from Trump National Doral for the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship, hosting the world’s top players including Jordan Spieth, ranked No. 1 in the world, Jason Day (No. 2) and Rory McIlroy (No. 3). In case you missed any of the photos from this week, browse the links below, which include 20 WITB galleries:

Photos from the WGC-Cadillac Championship

In 2014, Donald Trump revamped Doral’s “Blue Monster” with the help of course designers Gil Hanse and David Pillsbury, and the course became decidedly more difficult. Tiger Woods won the WGC-Cadillac event at 19-under par in 2013, while Patrick Reed won with a final score of 4-under in 2014 after the course changes. The Blue Monster now lives up to its monstrous name.

Although we didn’t have a Trump sighting — maybe he’s busy with other things? — we do have a slew of interesting photos this week. Thus, Revealing Photos: The Donald’s Doral.

Bettinardi’s Bikini putter cover

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It’s a beautiful day in putter cover land.

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Who’s down for some volleyball?

Chris Wood takes us to Blockbuster

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“Dodger.” I assume this is a shoutout to Dodger from the 1988 Walt Disney film Oliver & Company, which is inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist (Google is an amazing place).

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Lock it up… You lock it up.

But we’re not done. With the last name Wood, it’s no wonder why he got the nickname Woody.

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Which explains the Toy Story shoutout, “There’s a snake in my boots.”

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Speaking of Disney Classics…

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Graeme McDowell’s lead tape forms a Mighty Ducks classic — the Flying-V! With a wedge, it’s never Knuckle-Puck Time, however.

Your weekly reminder golf is difficult

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Especially before the golf season even begins in the Northern states, I believe it’s my job to remind the golfing public that even the pros struggle in this crazy game we call fun. The photo above shows a professional golfer with stance bubbles, horseshoes, strings, poles and mirrors. And he’s putting cross-handed. If you think you’re supposed to emerge from winter shooting the rounds of your life, just use this photo as a reminder how difficult golf is.

Fueled by Mugen 

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Yusaku Miyazato’s forged Bridgestone wedges are “full milled by Mugen,” which is a Japanese car-racing parts company, a.k.a. Mugen Racing. Surely Bridgestone (a tire company), and Mugen (a racing parts company), have some sort of auto-turned-golf relationship.

The result? Apparently a $750 wedge, according to a GolfWRX forum member.

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A top-5 wedge in the world

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On the two-year anniversary of Patrick Reed declaring himself a top-5 player in the world at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, he was spotted testing this Bettinardi 60-degree wedge. And it’s amazing.

Odyssey’s RockStar Energy prototype putter cover

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Not much to say here. If this design isn’t inspired by a RockStar Energy drink then I need to retire from Revealing Photos.

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But it definitely is.

Smack That

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All on the floor.

Vokey’s new SM6 finish unveiled

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It’s called “I-tried-to-clean-my-wedge-but-left-smear-marks-so-now-I-have-clean-it-again.” Rolls right off the tongue.

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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. Psyber

    Mar 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

    As a former Honda guy I really want that Mugen wedge

  2. RAT

    Mar 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Please excuse the type “O ” error !

  3. RAT

    Mar 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Love them a?ll I’m a wedge freak anyway. Explain the process of the finish that is on the Cally wedge please Is it sand blasted!?

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GolfWRX Classifieds (09/23/20): PXG fairway, Titleist driver, Miura irons

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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 Bgpreg24 – Miura MB-001 irons

Miura irons, especially blades, always demand attention, and this mixed set with MB001 and CB1008 will also demand some exacting ball striking.

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

Member Pingman4 – PXG 0341X fairway

As far as underrated fairway woods go, PXG easily makes some of the best-looking, best-performing ones on the market. This is your chance to get one for a great price.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: PXG 0341X

Member CaptainBogey – Titleist 913 driver

This listing is very straight forward—which is where you should also be hitting your driver. Great Titleist driver at a great price!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Titleist 913

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

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What GolfWRXers are saying about trying single-length irons after Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open win

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In our forums, our members have been discussing a ‘single length iron re-boot’. WRXer ‘disco111’ asks fellow members if anyone is now going to adopt the single-length iron strategy following Bryson DeChambeau’s incredible recent play, and WRXers have been having their say on the single length approach.

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.

  • Lobber: “I played one length for a bit and actually did quite well with them. But I think the real key to success is bulking up and adding 40 lbs!”
  • puttingmatt: “I would say try them, to each his own. That said, thinking success in the professional ranks rarely passes down to the everyday amateur, especially in equipment. I would suggest golfers stop comparing themselves to the professional players, and while you may think you can play like the new U.S. Open champion with clubs like these, reality, begs to differ.”
  • sdedalus23: “I set about this summer to make the game easier through club setup. To do so, I was going to either get the cobra forged tec blacks one length or the Ping G410’s. I went with the one lengths (4-G) to give them a try. I haven’t found problems with gapping thus far, but the short irons are a bit of a challenge. I am a high ball hitter, and they hit it incredibly high; so high that I have had a bit of a problem in the wind. I also found that my 54 and 60, which are still variable length, became less consistent with half shots due to the differences in length. Overall, my scores haven’t changed much (still mid to low 70’s) as they are generally predicated on how I am driving the ball because my iron play generally sucks. “
  • scotterhd2: “This thread got me. Have a set of F8 OL irons in the backup bag. Just ordered a JumboMax Ultralite grip. I think I’m going to put it on the PW and give them another test.”

Entire Thread: “Single length re-boot”

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GolfWRX Spotted: PXG Blackjack putter

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Bob Parsons has always done things his own way, and just a little bit earlier today he hit send on an Instagram post that debuted a brand new PXG putter—the Blackjack, a high-MOI “winged” design featuring a wrap-around tungsten weight bar to boost forgiveness.

Since that debut earlier today, the putter and all of the details surrounding it are now live at PXG.com

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Ready to get lucky? Our amazing new Blackjack Putter launches on 10.13 but I'm giving you and a friend the chance to win one before you can buy it! To enter, like this post, then you and a friend both follow me here. Then, include your friend’s Instagram handle (including the @) in the comments section of this post. MAKE SURE YOU And YOUR FRIEND BOTH FOLLOW ME! If both of you don't follow me, it's not an official entry. That's it! You're in! 10 people will win PXG's all new Blackjack putter (5 contestants plus their nominee). 1 of those contestants will *also* win a full bag of custom fit, latest generation #PXG clubs plus $1,000 just for fun! Jackpot baby! Here are the details: Employees and 3rd party contractors of PXG are NOT eligible. Sorry! Winners will be drawn 9.29, 10.2, 10.6, 10.9, 10.13. The winning entry drawn on 10.13 will take home not only Blackjack Putter, a FULL BAG of PXG clubs, and $1,000. Some restrictions do apply. Grand prize goes to both individual posting here and the friend. Click the link in my bio to read the rules and good luck! #PXGTroops #GolfLife. @PXG. Nobody makes golf clubs the way we do. Period!

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If there is one underrated part of PXG’s club lineup, it’s the company’s putters. They pack a lot of technology into both traditional-style putters and more modern designs.

Technology

  • Optimized face pattern – Like with previous PXG putters, the pyramid face pattern optimizes the ball speed across the putter face by reducing speed on center strikes while also retaining speed towards the heel and toe, all providing a soft feel. The face ensures consistency in all parameters that affect roll including; initial ball velocity, launch angle, spin rate, and skid.
  • Tungsten weighting – For maximum stability, the putter has an added tungsten frame along the perimeter to boost MOI and create a deeper center of gravity. The Tungsten works alongside the lightweight aluminum frame to remove mass away from the center while still having ports for weight customization.

Specs, price, and availability

Based on Mr. Parsons’ post, the putter will be available for order starting October 13th, although a retail price has not been set yet. Like other putters in the PXG line, it will come with a number of hosel configurations, and thanks to the adjustable weighting, it can be built exactly to the desired spec.

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