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FTF: Drivers of today vs. drivers of 10 years ago; WRXer in a pro event

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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.

Moore on Tour: Questions for GolfWRX’s Tour photographer

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Greg Moore has been on-tour and inside-the-ropes at the vast majority of PGA Tour events for the past 10 years taking equipment photos and making a lot of friends along the way. His perspective is always appreciated in the forums, and now, there’s a thread for WRXers to ask Greg questions. Awesome thread.

Check it out.

Today’s drivers vs. drivers from 10 years ago

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User EmperorPenguin poses an interesting question based on a debate that often goes on in the forums: How much better are today’s drivers than models from 10 years ago? In other words, what’s the net gain for the average player from the period of COR and CC limits until the present.

He offered an interesting anecdote

“I was thinking about meeting Tom Lehman at Poppy Hills when he was playing for The First Tee Open two years ago.  I was looking at the driver he was practicing with, and to my surprise it was the TaylorMade R7 Superquad. Superquad? That driver was released in 2007.  I asked him why he was using that driver instead of a newer driver like the SLDR or the R11s and he answered,quite simply, “I tried the new stuff and I couldn’t find anything better.”  This implies that today’s drivers are at least to some extent overrated.”

Check out the thread.

Hot takes on Oakmont

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The U.S. Open hasn’t even started yet and the hot takes are rolling in. Jimbonecrusher mentioned Gary Woodland saying that in many places on the course, you can’t see your ball in the rough when standing right next to it. Then he asked: “Does the USGA secretly get enjoyment out of watching the best players in the world make bogey or shoot numbers that the governing body usually shoots in their Saturday group?”

What do you think about U.S. Open venues and set-up philosophy?

See the thread.

WRXer playing in a pro tournament!

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Richard, aka Forged4Ever (who should have some special reverential status in the forums) started a thread bringing this to our attention: User Goobers80 (Samantha Perrotta) played in her first professional event at the Symetra Tour’s Fuccillo KIA Capital Championship at Capital Hills last week. She didn’t make the cut, but the experience was a positive one, and she offers her perspective in the forums.

See the thread for all the details.

Who’s the best at his best: Day, Spieth, or McIlroy?

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Pretty self-explanatory thread here from the Tour Talk forum: Relative to each player’s best stretches or “A” game, who’s No. 1 of the Big-Three. Great debate!

Join the discussion.

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  1. TONEY P

    Apr 1, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The new equipment is nicer but some of the older drivers were awesome stix. The 983k, 905R, Ping Raptor, R9 and R7tp are good drivers that could and would be played today if they still produced them. How much have irons changed in last 10 years really. Good clubs are good clubs, as long as you have a good shaft that fits you. Because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s better, that’s why no manner how much you spend you can’t buy a golf game.

  2. Joel Thelen

    Jun 13, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I’m a proud wrx’er as well “collegegolfer2” . My name is Joel Thelen, and I play full time on PGA Tour Canada. I’m pretty sure we have some other pros on here as well

  3. Walter Scott Mohn

    Jun 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I have tried several newer drivers in recent years. After all that I am using a 2010 Adams Speedline 9064LD, 6.5* with a 7.5* as my back-up. I have, however, put in new Fuji Evolution 474 shafts in both drivers. I am 75. I hit these old drivers farther and almost as straight as any of the new ones I have tried including, among others, last year’s Callaway Double Black Diamond and Cobra Fly Z. The problems are that experimenting frequently with the new drivers is expensive and the differences in results are usually very small or hard to determine. I do not know of any reviewers that compare new models to prior models. Demo Days can be hard to find and the rep’s often do not have a Trackman or anything sufficiently similar to a Trackman with them. So the hopeful buyer has to make what is usually an uninformed and very expensive decision. 🙁

  4. Chuck D

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I’m still playin’ the M2!! You kiddin’ me, that’s awesome for me! True confession, I did return the Kuro and I absolutely loving the Speeder 661! Chopped a 1/2 inch off that bad boy and it’s found a permanent home in the bag………………well until the M tre’ hits store shelves. Anybody got a release date for the M3? Just kidding!!

  5. Korean Slum Lord

    Jun 11, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Bridgestone J33r (2005) with Whiteboard 73x still longer and accurate FOR ME than any current driver on the GC2. I try them all when newly released – usdm and jdm.

  6. Milo

    Jun 10, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I was playing a SuperQuad right up until this year when I grabbed a LTD Pro

  7. Desmond

    Jun 10, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    It’s apparent the Lehman did not get fitted. Now, Tom, self-fitting just doesn’t work… C’mon, set a better example.

  8. Mike Honcho

    Jun 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Still playing an ’09 Tour Burner

  9. blink3665

    Jun 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Go Sam Go!

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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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