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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: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

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.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
  • macedan: “Successes- Ping G400 9*, thought the smaller head size may hamper my confidence, but It has performed beautifully. Mizuno ST180 16*, No words, performs as needed and looks absolutely sharp. Middle of the road- Ping G Crossover 21*, unfortunately, I fell into a swing slump across the bag not long after buying it. When my swing is on, it is one of my absolute favorites in the bag. My biggest complaint is just the appearance of the massive amount of offset.”
  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases a custom Scotty Cameron flat-stick which has been turning heads in our forums. All facets of the putter have impressed our members who unsurprisingly would love to see the club become available at retail.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

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.

  • Wdwfreak: “Just wish you could get one of these for less than a small fortune.”
  • PreppySlapCut: “Perfect.”
  • NoGimmes: “They (custom Scotty’s) are available from the California and Tokyo galleries, but as others have said, they cost a small fortune. I was at the Tokyo gallery recently, and there wasn’t a putter under $2500.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DCMorgan89 who asks an intriguing question – if you could only play one driver for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our members weigh in with their choices, with plenty of different drivers 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.

  • JDMRN81: “G400 Max with an AD TP shaft and it’s not even close! Incredibly forgiving, low spin with a laser mid-flight.”
  • Valtiel: “I’m someone who rarely changes drivers. Several years ago it would have been a 910D3 as well, and I still plan on building up another one sometime soon. I’m hoping it will be the Mizuno ST190, but we’ll see!”
  • LONGBALL777: “Callaway Big Berta Fusion. Straightest driver ever!”
  • regiwstruk: “ST190. Just has it all.”

Entire Thread: “One driver for the rest of your life – what would it be?”

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