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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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Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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single length irons

In our forums, our members have been discussing directions to take to make golf as easy as possible. WRXer ‘SugarLandGolfer’ kicks off the discussion, saying:

“I see two paths to make the game easier:

1) Hybrid irons with shafts to keep the flight down

2) Single length irons

I did a demo day with Cleveland recent and tried the launchers with i95 steelfiber shafts, and they felt amazing. Only hit the 8 iron, and it felt like hitting the ball with a sledgehammer. However, I’m still concerned about the longer clubs. Hence single length.

If you were making the easiest to play set, which direction would you go, and why?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forums.

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.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Lessons for sure, but there are a few ways to do it. Hybrids for the 3 thru 5 6 or 7 irons is also a way. Offset in irons and hybrids, fairway woods, etc. Single length, as you say. It’s a great thought, but the only way the game got easier for me was golfing a lot. Then as I got older and was familiar with the swing, I filled in what clubs to play. I’m 60+ now and the only club I never Been comfortable with since the advent of the 400+ CC head Is the driver. Godspeed on your search.”
  • dlygrisse: “I like the idea of going shorter steps between clubs, say 1 /4 to 3/8”. I believe some custom fitters think this is the way to go. I’ve also seen sets where the short irons are say 8-LW at 36” than the 5-7 are 37” and the long irons or hybrids are 38”. I’ve always wanted to try a similar set.”
  • jomatty: “If you wanted something super easy but not hybrids, I would look at the Cleveland uhx. I’ve got a 20 degree 4 iron, and it is very easy to hit. Going to a Cleveland launcher style club does make it a lot easier t9 hit the ball in the air and make solid contact. It has really helped my wife and is something I would consider.”
  • pinestreetgolf: “Neither one. It’s like asking us which is easier to put on, a small shirt or an XXL shirt? Well, it kinda matters what size you are. Your swing determines which is “easier”. The question itself belies a fundamental misunderstanding about how to shoot a low score, and that is correlating golf and golf swing. Your basic question is “which of these clubs makes playing golf swing easier” when that has relatively little to do with your score. Golf is a game of decisions. It is much closer to chess than tennis. You score lower when you make better decisions. Mechanics and equipment help (a lot) but they do it inside the context of an overall game and the way you swing. There is no objective answer to getting better except figuring out how to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes. There is no answer to this question.”

Entire Thread: “Making golf easier: Single length vs hybrid irons?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the single best piece of equipment they’ve found lately

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their latest great find in the equipment department. WRXer ‘Double Dodger’ kicks off the thread with his choice of The Grip Master’s perforated leather grips, saying:

“They are amazing! I play without a glove and have psoriatic arthritis and have never felt a grip like this before. No issues whatsoever with slipping. No issues with harshness.

I have played about 30 rounds and see absolutely no wear at all, and the tackiness is unbelievable.”

And our members have been discussing the piece of equipment they’ve found in the last year that has changed their game.

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.

  • uglande: “Ventus Blue shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “The Callaway B21 Fairway woods. Got the 3 and is it easy to hit.”
  • spring7: “I am not sure I have been happier with more clubs in my bag at any single time, and I have been doing this a long time! Cobra Speedzone Extreme Yellow HzDRUS Smoke – Longer and straighter than anything I have hit! TEE EXS Pro 15* Tensi Orange- Still honeymooning, but amazing off the tee and fairway, bad swings are punished though. Callaway MD5 Jaws 54 X Grind, perfection every way.”
  • Pepperturbo: “My most exciting find has been 620MB’s irons, specifically PW, 9i but 7i at 150yds uphill. It’s like aiming and shooting at a target and the ball sticks. Second best has been Ventus Velocore shafts. They be keeping this ole man in the game.”
  • mizunotps: “G410 plus driver. Really easy to hit.”

Entire Thread: “Single best piece of equipment you’ve found lately?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (9/30/20): Miura heads, Cobra combo set, Odyssey Triple Track Ten

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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 Pit – Cobra forged combo set

Be the King of your next foursome with a sweet new set of Cobra King forged combo irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: King forged combo

Member Davo32683 – Miura TC201 heads

For all you club builders out there, here is your chance to build your very own set of Miura irons, and if you are in need of some shafts, this listing has those too!

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

Member RFC – Odyssey Triple Track TEN putter

If you struggle with alignment, this is your ticket! The Odyssey Triple Track has a proven “track record” (yeah, I went there) of helping golfers line up better and sink more putts.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track putter 

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

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