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FTF: Additions to the rules of golf? Playing partner pet peeves?

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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.

What rules would you add to the Rules of Golf?

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FinleySG writes: Seriously, are there any additional rules you would add to the rule book? I actually have two.

  1. Lines on the ball are no longer allowed. Golf ball manufacturers may not apply their logo in a straight line. Players may not draw a line longer than 1/4″ on the ball.
  1. Caddies may not align their player. No caddie is allowed to stand behind the player when s/he addresses the ball.

Interesting potential additions. And even in an environment of relaxed rules initiatives, these make sense as their violation undermines the spirit of other rules. What do you think? Let us know in the thread.

Giveaway: What driver shaft are you playing?

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For the folks that signed up for our Equipment Testing Panel, we present a great giveaway. Answer the following questions in this thread, and you could be one of five winners chosen:

  • What’s the current driver model you’re playing?
  • What shaft are you gaming? (manufacturer, model, flex, weight, tipping)
  • What’s your current ball flight?
  • Average driving distance?
  • Are you happy with this current shaft?
  • If chosen, do you agree to test the new shaft and participate in an ongoing review thread with other GolfWRX members?

Playing partner pet peeves?

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You can’t tell them, so why not tell us? Credit to JD3 kicking off this thread so that we can air our grievances about our playing partners. He mentions golfers that leave price stickers on their clubs as particularly bothersome. Another user said golfers who choose clubs hoping for miracles, rather than something more realistic, irk him.

Me? How about when you hit, look over, and the next member up in your group is yet to start his elaborate pre-shot routine… Share your playing partner pet peeves.

WRX’s favorite pros

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Here’s an interesting thread started by Arpeggi begging the question: Which golfers do GolfWRX forum readers love? Here are a few, and see who else WRXers love.

  • Justin Rose
  • Louis Oozthuisen
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Danny Willett
  • Charley Hoffman

Rory’s outfit

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The GolfWRX forums aren’t often the place for hot fashion-related threads (and they’re better for it, certainly). But Rory’s outfit at the first round of The Players has generated some discussion (as Nike surely hoped it would). The jogger era may be upon us.

With 80 replies in the first five hours since posting, GolfWRX members have a lot to say about Mr. McIlroy’s attire. Weigh in.

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  1. Dave

    May 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Seriously it takes forever for some players to line up their ball. Put it down and putt already . And nice pants Can’t wait to buy a pair if I was twenty. It’s the new line of pants looks good on the flat bellies not on fat guys.

    • Judge mental

      May 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      You can get trousers that have elastic waistbands .for expanding tummies
      ……sort of upside down ,reverse of Ankle Huggers
      Ha!
      ????

  2. Judge mental

    May 14, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Comedy, Ankle hugging trousers .

    Really

  3. Jamie

    May 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    i have a playing partner that will hit it off into the desert and then literally remove every rock, pebble within a 3 inch radius around the ball. He ends up with a lie that is way better than the center of the fwy.
    He also taps the sole of his wedge behind his ball when hes in the bunker. He thinks nobody sees this and we all just shake our heads.

    • Keith

      May 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      You can move all the rocks you want unless it is a water hazard. Also the ball cannot move and you cannot take up any soil just rocks, leaves etc.

  4. Scott

    May 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Wow, I did not realize that the line on my golf ball was holding the guys in front of me up so much that it was causing me to wait on every single shot – except the putt when I use the line on my golf ball.

    • Joe

      May 15, 2016 at 7:20 am

      It’s the all guys in front of you that has to line up their putts to the line on their ball then readjust that line that is holding everybody up.

  5. Duncan Castles

    May 13, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Of all the possible rules to add, why would you want to make the game harder by preventing golfers from marking a line on their ball?

  6. Tom

    May 13, 2016 at 10:32 am

    ….” Lines on the ball are no longer allowed. Golf ball manufacturers may not apply their logo in a straight line. Players may not draw a line longer than 1/4? on the ball.” Seriously? There are too many other thing s in the game that need attention.

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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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Forum Thread of the Day: “Viktor Hovland signing with Ping”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dave D and it surrounds Viktor Hovland’s future as a Ping staffer. There has been plenty of chatter on our forums after Dave D shared this post from @golfnation_’s Instagram account.

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.

  • cvhookem3: “Seems like he was hinting at that with his equipment changes at the US Open. Good for him. He should be a lot of fun to watch.”
  • bladehunter: “Figured. He had near a full ping bag anyway. Love this kid. I really predict great things. Loads of raw tools.”
  • ImagineThat: “I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Viktor Hovland in the future…enough where his name will no longer appear strange. He seems to really be an upbeat guy with a nice personality, and he has a nice friendly smile to go with it.”

Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson reported Hovland is now a Ping man, writing he “signed a multi-year deal with Ping to play a minimum of 11 clubs, including driver and putter, along with a Ping staff bag and logo on the hat.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases an Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter which has got plenty of our member’s attention. Some have likened the blade to Tiger’s Newport 2, and a number are hoping for a release at retail soon.

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.

  • Weston11: “Absolutely beautiful!”
  • Scotty1140: “Sweet putter. Definitely inspired by Tiger’s Newport 2. Needs a bit more of a bevel on the trailing edges from address IMO. Always love a tri-sole. This coming to retail? Would like to roll this.”
  • Wdwfreak: “Bring that one out, and you have a sale. I like that a lot.”

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