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FTF: What’s your state’s most famous course? TP Mills love

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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.

Paderson Shafts giveaway

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Another great giveaway for GolfWRX readers, here, this time from Paderson Shafts.

The Giveaway: Our sponsor Paderson Shafts is offering five members the chance to win one of their highly touted driver shafts!

Get in on the giveaway.

Hot takes on Jason Day’s new putter

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We brought you the story of the world No. 1’s new flatstick on our front page.

“Day has used a TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider prototype putter since 2015. He’s a huge fan of the color red, though, and made a special request for a matte red model, which become the “Spider Limited Red.” The particular shade of red employed is inspired by the venomous Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti), which, like Day, is native to Australia. After the 2016 Masters, where he finished T10, Day put the new putter in play at the RBC Heritage.”

And while there are 11 comments on our front page story, we have more than three pages of chatter related to the putter in the forums. In other words, if you want to see what WRX readers are saying, you have to go beyond the front page.

See the thread.

TP Mills love

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Sometimes overshadowed, TP Mills putters are excellent flatsticks with a cult following. It’s only fitting, then, that user UnderPar18 kicked off a thread asking to see the Mills in WRX readers’ arsenals.

See the putters.

The golf course most associated with your state

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Fun thread here. AThompson_3 started the discussion with this question: “When people think of golf in your state, what course do they think of?”

He gives the example of Augusta National for Georgia, which most people would readily identify. For the other 49 states, however, there is a healthy debate in most cases.

Join the discussion.

Bifurcation chatter

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A topic of discussion since the anchoring ban began being discussed several years ago, really, bifurcation continues to crop up in the forums. ThominOH took kicked off a thread devoted to the idea of a different set of rules for pros and amateurs, before MtlJeff stepped in with this hot take:

“One of the most exaggerated problems IMO. Distance dominates because they set up courses so it can. They could easily tighten fairways and make harsher penalties for missing, but the players complain and they pander to the players so they don’t do it. They played a US open on a 7k course which isn’t crazy long.”

Agree with Jeff? Think we need separate sets of rules?

Have your say.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ghoul31 who created a thread dedicated to finding the ideal golf ball for players with slower swing speeds. Our members have their say on what is the ball most suited to slower swing speeds, with a variety of models 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.

  • Hogan9: “My SS is 80 to 85. I play the Titleist AVX. Many people on these forums tell it’s wrong for me. I’ve tried several brands and types over the last year ( Pro-V-1 and 1X, Cally Supersoft and Chrome Soft, TM TP5X, Wilson Duo Soft and the Snell MTB. The AVX gives me the best overall performance for my game. I’ve had to slightly adjust to how it reacts on chips and pitches, but the extra distance off the tee is well worth it. “
  • North Butte: “Maybe 90mph driver swing on a good day. Driver 205-ish hit 6-iron from 150. Pro V1x but I have played AVX, B330, TP5 with pretty much similar results to my favorite V1x. Also played the Chrome Soft for a while but it seemed to fly a little low and sometimes have trouble holding greens (or maybe I just didn’t give it a long enough chance to know for sure).”
  • Hat Trick: “Pro V1X – Spin and higher launch keeps it in the air longer, but at the same time that spin holds the greens – SS 96-98 mph.”
  • Kmac: “My SS is right around 95-100, and I find the QST to the perfect for my game. I will also play the AVX or Chrome Soft Truvis. But for the money, nothing beats the QST.”

Entire Thread: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from rbark11 who has sparked an interesting debate over single length irons in our forums. Rbark11 has been playing single length irons for the past seven months, and he is concerned that he may have issues changing back to regular length irons. Our members give their take on the matter, as well as discussing single length irons in general.

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.

  • mcs4: “No, it will not. Both my father and I are currently playing Cobra One Length irons after decades of playing variable length irons. It took both of us maybe a few rounds to feel comfortable with the switch. This weekend I played a round with my old irons, and it was different but not a big deal. My opinion is that there are pros and cons with each approach, but I don’t think picking one will make any particular negative impact on your ability to later switch to the other.”
  • Quadra: “I’ve played both. Right now I am back to VL clubs ( Wishon 560 irons). Find VL gives me more shot-making options. With uneven lies, especially with the ball above or below foot level, the shot seems easier with a more upright or flatter lie, rather than trying to manipulate a shot from clubs with only a single length/lie. VL = more shot possibilities.”
  • Aucaveman: “I played Cobra ftbo for a year. Shot my best scores ever. Our club switched to Mizuno exclusively, so I had my first real fitting. I switched to the 919 forged and had to sell the Cobras to fund the mizunos. Really wished I hadn’t. I really liked the Cobras. The shafts in the Mizuno’s are better suited for me but had I put the same shafts in the Cobras; I’d prob been better off. At some point, I’ll prob do it and go back to one lengths. I was perusing eBay yesterday actually.”
  • Brandons68: “I think that the consistency you gain from SL irons is pretty great. I have not played them personally, but have talked to several people that have, and they really like the feel of the irons and the fact that they swing every iron the same because they are all the same length.”

Entire Thread: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Jason Day splits with Steve Williams after two months”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day concerns the split between Jason Day and caddie Steve Williams. The pair have decided to part ways after working together for two months, with Day describing their relationship as “a disconnect of old school and new school”, and our members have been discussing the split and giving their thoughts on the brief collaboration.

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.

  • jimb6golf: “Bottom line the caddie doesn’t make the player. The player controls how he plays and that includes practice, etc. to getting better. JD has a few younger kids and probably can’t practice as much as he’d like and combining that with injuries he’s just not as good as he once was. All understandable. If he wants to get better, then he needs to recommit to the game and maybe even get his original caddie/ coach back on the bag. The others at the top of the ranking are all fully committed to the game and getting physically ready to play, but it takes a lot of time, and it’s hard to do with a family I would imagine.”
  • QuigleyDU: “So can we chalk Steve up as overrated now??”
  • wkuo3: “Jason needs to be healthy again ( if that’s possible) before he could return to the winning form. He can do well on the Tour with any caddy if, he is healthy. This sport wears on you at the competitive level, next to American football. Recreational play is fine if not done excessively.”
  • munichop: “Without a healthy back he will never regain the form he once had. He is another example of what I believe is the biggest legacy of Tiger’s career- the shortening of golf careers due to the all-out commitment to bomb and gouge golf. Certain guys will last longer than others, but in general, the bodies will wear out sooner from the speeds these guys generate.”

Entire Thread: “Jason Day splits with Steve Williams after two months”

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