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FTF: Custom Nike IDs, Longest hitter in Tour history?

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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.

Best club you’ve ever purchased?

1996: Burner Bubble Oversized

1996: Burner Bubble Oversized

Tsecor started an interesting thread posing the question: What single club purchase is the best of your golfing life? So grab a seat in the theater of memory and reflect on your favorite piece of artillery. Great replies, great discussion in this thread.

Check it out.

Poll: How many clubs do you own? 

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Operating assumption: Everyone visiting GolfWRX likes golf and golf equipment. Now, whether it’s a “say hello in passing” or a full-on “can’t live without you love” affair for most WRXers is unconfirmed. However, the poll in this thread shines a light into that darkness, and it seems, into garages full of golf clubs.

Check out the data in the “how many clubs do you own?” poll

The white belt: Dead or alive? 

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This thread was originally started during the Presidents Cup in 2013, but it has picked up steam recently debating an important belt-related issue nearly as important as whether one’s shoes and belt ought to match. Is the white belt, which exploded in popularity on the PGA Tour in recent years, fading in popularity? 

What do you think?

Nike Lunar Control artistry

nike-lunarGMoney76 kicked off a thread with a few of his own creations using Nike’s ID utility to style a pair of Lunar Control 4 shoes and asked to see what other GolfWRXers could come up with. The results were not disappointing.

Check out their creations.

The longest driver in PGA Tour history? 

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Comparing eras in golf, as they say, is a futile endeavor. However, that doesn’t make it any less fun to banter about on barstools, right? In that spirit, JD3 posed the question, “Who’s the longest hitter in Tour history?”

MadGolfer76 offered a by-era breakdown, naming Jack Nicklaus as the biggest hitter of the 60s and Dan Pohl as the top bomber of the 70s. With more than one hundred replies in the five days since the thread has been posted, WRXers are keen to offer their takes on the biggest hitters of them all.

And young Jack could really rip it, no?

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Forum Thread of the Day: Is it down or up from here for Jordan Spieth?

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Danny Choo, who began the thread where he predicted that Jordan Spieth’s worst stretch of golf is still to come. After Sunday’s meltdown from Spieth, which saw the three-time major champion shoot a final-round 81 at the Genesis Open, the thread has been lit up by our members who are keen to discuss the reason behind Spieth’s current slump.

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.

  • redfirebird08: “Tend to believe today was rock bottom for Spieth. Nowhere to go but up from here. I am sure he will get it figured out.”
  • rafal: “He needs to make real changes here, not sorta kinda changes but in my golfing and caddying experience I think that while the duo has got things done in the past, he needs to move on and find someone else to work with.  I just see these blow-up holes and strange club choices and this incessant talking and gesturing as something his current caddie is an integral part of.  He needs a fresh person on the bag.”
  • OldTomMorris: “His big miss seems to be multiplying. Previously it wasn’t killing his round now it is. Of course, the putting looks ropey at times given the high bar he set, and it’s getting a lot of attention which won’t help. The shortish one he missed on 6 (I think it was 6) yesterday was disconcerting.”
  • bladehunter: “Definitely hard to watch. Mentally checked out after the shank. At least he’s stayed on the course.   Other top-level players have walked off the course in same or less severe situations. Clearly more mental work to do than I saw originally. But it has nothing to do with mechanics. This is all between the ears.”

Entire Thread: “The current downfall of Jordan Spieth”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What would happen if PGA Tour players played with a $1 ball?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BB28403 who created an interesting hypothetical scenario for our members to discuss. BB28403 asks what GolfWRX members feel would happen if half of the PGA Tour field in an event played a $1 ball, and the rest their usual premium golf balls.

Here’s a look at some of the posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MattyO1984: “Depends on the course. If they were playing on a links course, I think they could make it work. There aren’t many forced carries, and you can run the ball into the greens. I seem to remember back in the 70’s and 80’s talk of players changing when they came over for The Open for that reason. The harder ball back then would defnitely go further than the old balata’s, and they didn’t need the spin to attack the pins.”
  • TheLarch: “There would be zero lost balls.  I can lose a new PV1x in the first three holes.  A Pinnacle or Top Flite, like Geraldo Rivera, refuses to ever go away.”
  • farmer: “Given time to adapt to a Duo or Pinnacle, they would figure out a way to play.  Distance not being an issue, maybe irons with weaker lofts to come in softer, run the ball up?  Scores would probably go up, but the skill level might overcome the ball limitations.
  • GMR: “There would be a lot of shots lost around the greens.  When chipping from above the hole, there would be virtually no way to stop the ball on the firm/fast greens they play without some degree of greenside spin.  Longer hitters would be disproportionately advantaged by having shorter approaches with some prayer of actually stopping the balls on the greens by hitting high spinny (relatively) wedges into the greens.  As mentioned previously it would, of course, depend on the course setup though, as on links courses it would make very little difference given they allow you to run the ball and are generally set up with significantly slower (but still rock hard) greens.  On a typical PGA Tour setup though…forget it.”

Entire Thread: “What would happen if PGA Tour players played with a $1 ball?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “The hunt for the perfect 5-wood”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from keithrichards, who is looking to add a 5-wood to his bag. Good elevation off the deck is a crucial requirement in his search, and ignoring the latest lines, our members discuss what 5-wood they believe is the best option.

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.

  • uwhockey14: “Sonartec, 19* is an awesome club with the right shaft in it. Excellent off the deck! Only 5-Wood I’ve been able to be somewhat consistent with as I played 2-Iron for years and years and struggle with hybrids!”
  • mwink822: “I like my Titleist 917 F2 from all areas (tee, fairway and rough).  The Ping G400 was also a good performer, but I hated the way it looked behind the ball.  The Callaway Steelhead XR is also a good option, but I elected not to go that avenue myself as the 5-wood has a slightly closed (to my eyes anyway) appearance at address.”
  • mowakebum: “G400 5 wood, easy to hit, put it in the bag last year and it’s in no danger of being replaced. Point and shoot full send.”
  • Mitchell: “In a 5-wood, still very difficult to beat a V steel with the appropriate shaft for your stated needs in a non-adjustable.In adjustable, the various Cobra clubs with baffler rail system would be a great place to start, f6 baffler is phenomenal out of rough.”

Entire Thread: “The hunt for the perfect 5-wood”

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