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FTF: Players Championship or Olympic gold medal? Why do you play old clubs?

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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.

Ecco Cage Evo member testing

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GolfWRX is looking for a few good testers to try out the yet-to-be-released ECCO CAGE EVO before it’s available.

ABOUT THE ECCO CAGE EVO

Part of the CAGE family, ECCO CAGE EVO offers the same fully-integrated DiP wrap system and remarkably comfortable fit with a new, customized upper. Crafted from multi-material performance textile, the upper is bonded with webbing made from a customized PU specifically made for use on CAGE EVO. This delivers outstanding protection from tears and abrasion.

Additional properties include:

  • Unique, one-piece, DiP stability cage that wraps from the heel through the midsole and across the toe box
  • Anatomical outsole design that aligns and moves in unison with the foot’s essential ligaments and muscles
  • ECCO Freedom Fit combining a snug heel setting with a roomier forefoot area that allows toes to move naturally
  • Exceptionally water-repellant via the proprietary ECCO HYDROMAX™ treatment
  • Lightweight, low-to-the-ground construction and the CHAMP SLIM-Lok cleat system.

Click through to the thread to see how to apply

James Hahn’s custom Cameron

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In addition to the several threads of “general” range photos each week, Greg Moore, our Tour Photographer, usually manages to put together a couple of additional threads of “specifically” cool stuff. For example, this week, Greg snagged some in-hand shots of James Hahn’s custom one-off Scotty Cameron Roundback.

See the photos of Hahn’s new flatstick.

Takes on Adidas shopping TaylorMade

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News broke yesterday that Adidas is looking to unload TaylorMade. As we wrote,” The Adidas Group has made its plans for TaylorMade Golf very clear. It “will actively seek a buyer for the remainder of its golf business, which mainly consists of the TaylorMade brand, as well as the Adams and Ashworth brands.”

“The announcement came in Adidas’ 2016 Quarter 1 earnings report, which was rosey for the German athletic apparel company. Currency-neutral sales increased 22 percent in Q1, with accelerating momentum in both the Adidas and Reebok brands. TaylorMade, on the other hand, saw currency-neutral revenues decrease 1 percent.”

There are no shortage of comments on the front-page article. However, if you want to see the entirety of the discussion on GolfWRX, you have to visit the related forum thread.

Check it out.

Debate: Rather win an Olympic gold medal or The Players Championship?

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PGA Tour pros put the Olympic gold medal in their order of priority in the Golf.com Anonymous Pro survey, as we reported in our 10 highlights from the survey.

For the pros, 62 percent preferred a Players title to a gold medal, while 76 percent would want a gold medal rather than a more minor tournament, such as the Texas Open.

Interestingly, WRX forum users were already trying to position the gold medal in order of esteem, asking the same question late last week.

Check out the thread to see what they had to say.

Tell us why you play old clubs

We’ve discussed playing “outdated” clubs in the past in FTF. Interestingly, 70sSanO tried hitting his irons from the 80s against a set from 2007 and found, perhaps not surprisingly, that the more recent set performed much better for him.

This inspired him to ask the question: Why does anyone, senior golfers in particular, choose to play “outdated” clubs? The discussion is a great, and the thread is one you’ll want to check out if you’ve ever wondered the same thing.

See the thread.

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  1. Jerry Neff

    May 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I play some of my dad’s clubs, vintage 1965, because the work and in his memory

  2. Sq

    May 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I play old clubs because that’s all I can afford when new high-tech balls cost $50

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Robert Garrigus handed three-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from lawsonman who began the thread discussing Robert Garrigus’ three-month ban for testing positive for marijuana. Our members discuss the ban handed to him by the PGA Tour, as well as the following statement which Garrigus posted on social media on Friday.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion at the link below.

  • marmosskapaul: “The problem with pot is that it stays in your system too long. IDK if there is any way to measure the amount of THC like alcohol breathalyzer for people driving or not. What amount is permissible and what amount is not.?? That is going to be the problem with drug legalization. Will employers put up with a positive blood test?? You come to work with alcohol in your system, and most places fire you. You get pulled over driving..you get arrested. Will be interesting how it pans out. I’m ok with legalization, and I personally can’t stand a THC buzz…but doesn’t bother me if others smoke or eat it around me.”
  • Ashley Schaeffer: “I honestly didn’t know they tested for weed. Testing golfers for weed in my neck of the woods would be like testing baristas for kale in Portland.”
  • Swisstrader98: “Yet another reason millennials are running away from the game…weed is the opposite of PED’s.”

Entire Thread: “Robert Garrigus handed three-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from aceo36 who asks fellow members for their choice of most forgiving driving iron. Plenty of different driving irons receive a mention, with Srixon’s U65 proving to be one of the most popular choices.

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.

  • Jwin323: “I just got a Ping G410 Crossover 2, and it’s pretty forgiving. Very easy to hit off the deck because of its sole camber.”
  • thekiwii: “The bigger, the more forgiving. The ping crossover series is probably the biggest. Adams DHy is very under the radar and underrated. You can hunt one down for cheap. Titleist TMB is small, but it has tungsten weighting to increase the forgiveness.”
  • arobbins3: “I play the Srixon U65, and it’s the most forgiving one I’ve played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).”
  • ScottJN: “I picked up the u85 on a whim, got the stock recoil shaft and it flies higher than I’d like on a typical shot.  However, the club is so easy to hit and an automatic 250 off the tee (2iron).”

Entire Thread: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Holy Moses who began the thread discussing Brooks Koepka’s recent weight loss which is rumored to be for an ESPN photo shoot. Koepka has stated how he is “out of sorts” on the course recently due to him dropping 24lbs, and our members have been speculating on the impact it could have on his season.

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.

  • MattyO1984: “Crazy that he would try and change his body so much for a photo shoot. If he were a model, you could understand it but as a golfer, who relies on his body being able to do what he needs it to do it’s madness and more than a little vain as well.”
  • Cool Runnings: “So Brook’s has lost 24lbs, and his driving/swing is suffering, isn’t this the opposite of what the ‘so called experts’ were religiously stating about players bulking up and it impeding their driving/swing. Yet more proof they’re talking about topics above their pay-grade”
  • Holy Moses: “Well, Brooks has been wondering why he hasn’t been getting media attention. He’s come out of his shell lately. Good for him.”

Entire Thread: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

 

 

 

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