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The Best Golf Clubs to Buy in 2017… So Far

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In this video, myself and Rick Shiels I discuss our favorite golf clubs of 2017 from driver to putter… and which ones you should be testing.

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Peter Finch delivers straight-talking, easy-to-follow, honest, professional and data driven advice to all of his viewers from beginner to tour pro. This tried-and-tested method of coaching has helped many golfers achieve their personal goals and beyond.

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  1. Borislaw

    Mar 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

    worst content I’ve yet to come across on this site. not even pictures of the clubs. plus shut up less gab

  2. TONEY P

    Mar 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Where these nuts come from. They only know what manufacturers tell them. Bafflers where along in the 80’s, Taylor made a great one. These guys are a miss.

  3. Teaj

    Mar 16, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    There doesn’t seem to be much love for these two on WRX these days. I for one like these guys, they have good content in my mind and they have a good time while doing it.

  4. Tom

    Mar 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    tough crowd in here …..

  5. Sandy Bunker

    Mar 16, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Sorry WRX, can’t bring myself to watch these two tossers……one moans about an old hand injury ( build a bridge and get over it )…the other is like a puppy who does tricks for treats ( click on my whatever button & I’ll do a back flip )…….a self deprecator & a self absorbed child….WRX you can do better than this.

  6. Croc

    Mar 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    A friend of mine bought a set of second hand Cleveland irons which would be about 8 years old for $220. Its a switch from graphite shafts to steel shafts. Since he started playing with them (6 months), his handicap dropped from 16 to 13. I guess its a little to do with what you play with but a lot of it is how you play.

    • xjohnx

      Mar 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

      You literally just said your friend bought new clubs and brought his handicap down but finished it by saying new clubs don’t matter.

  7. JD

    Mar 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Total garbage and a waste of time. Come on GolfWRX! Manage and review your content before posting.

  8. KJ

    Mar 15, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Come on a 20 minute discussion? Get to the point and highlight 3-4 new technologies that look like they have delivered something new to the golf masses. Max 5 minutes guys…

  9. xjohnx

    Mar 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I’m sorry I never understood why Rick Shiels is so popular. Every video I’ve watched (not many) I feel like he doesn’t even know what he’s talking about. His explanation of the Evenroll putter here proves that once and for all.

  10. Sean

    Mar 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Just lost 6 minutes of my life watching this junk….

  11. Toad2017

    Mar 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Sterling irons

  12. Kevin B

    Mar 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Pete is so awkward…

    • rymail00

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I disagree.
      Love his videos. No need to be a “Michael Breed” type of personality to get across a message.

      But to each is their own I suppose.

  13. JCGA

    Mar 14, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Best club is the one that is properly fit…

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Barnbougle Dunes: World Class Golf

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We arrived to Launceston Airport in Tasmania just before sunset. Located on the Northeast Coast of Australia’s island state, Tasmania, Barnbougle is almost as far from Sweden as it gets… yet it immediately felt like home when we arrived.

Launceston Airport, Tasmania. (C) Jacob Sjöman. jacob@sjomanart.com

The drive from the airport was just over an hour, taking us through deep forests and rolling hills before we arrived to Barnbougle Golf Resort, which consists of two courses — The Dunes and Lost Farm — a lodge, two restaurants, a sports bar and a spa. Unfortunately, it was pitch black outside and we couldn’t see much of the two courses on our arrival. I would like to add that both Johan and I were extremely excited about visiting this golf mecca. We later enjoyed a tasty dinner at the Barnbougle Lost Farm Restaurant before we called it a day.

The locals at Barnbougle Dunes. (C) Jacob Sjöman. jacob@sjomanart.com

The next day, we woke up early and got out to The Dunes Course as very first guests out. Well, to be quite honest, we weren’t actually the first out. There were a few locals — Wallabies, lots of them — already out on the course. The natural landscape at Barnbougle is fantastic and my cameras almost overheated with the photo opportunities. After two intense hours of recording videos and producing photos both from ground, we headed back to Lost Farm for a wonderful breakfast (and view). After our breakfast, it was time to try our luck.

“Tom’s Little Devil.” Hole No.7 at Barnbougle Dunes. (C) Jacob Sjöman. jacob@sjomanart.com

Before describing our experience playing the courses, I would like to mention about Richard Sattler, a potato farmer and owner of Barnbougle. In the early 2000’s, Richard was introduced to U.S. golfing visionary Mike Keiser, who had heard about his amazing stretch of farmland in Tasmania and came down to visit. Mike convinced Richard that Barnbougle (which at that stage was a potato farm and still grows potatoes and raises cattle today) might be perfect for creating a top quality golf course.

After an introduction to well renowned golf architect Tom Doak and the formation of a partnership with former Australian golf pro and golf architect Mike Clayton, the development of the Barnbougle Dunes Course commenced.

The walk between the 4th and 5th holes. (C) Jacob Sjöman. jacob@sjomanart.com

Featuring large bunkers dotted between fun rolling fairways shaped from the coastal dunes, Barnbougle Dunes offers the golfer some tough challenges, in particular on the first nine. This is indeed a course that will entertain all kinds of golfers.

After our round, we looked back at some fantastic highlights such as playing the iconic 7th hole, a short par-3 called ”Tom’s Little Devil,” as well as the beautiful par-4 15th. We were just two big walking smiles sitting there in the restaurant to be honest. Lets also not forget one of the biggest (and deepest) bunkers I’ve seen at the 4th hole. The name of the bunker is “Jaws.” Good times!

As a small surprise for Johan, I had arranged a meeting after our round with Richard Sattler. Richard, ever the farmer, entered the car parking just in front of the clubhouse in a white pick-up van with a big smile un his face. We talked to Richard for almost 30 minutes. He is an extremely humble man and left such a warm impression on us. Richard explained the Barnbougle story: how it all began and the property today.

To me, this is a high-end golf destination offering something very unique with two world-class courses in Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm, both ranked in the top-100 greatest golf courses by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine (U.S.). With the courses located just next to each other, it’s probably one of the best golf resorts you can find down under and a golf resort that I would like bring my hardcore golfing friends to visit. Everything here is exceptional with the resort providing spacious rooms, comfy beds, good food and spectacular views.

(C) Jacob Sjöman. jacob@sjomanart.com

Barnbougle Dunes is a real treat to play for any golfer and will leave you with a sweet golfing memory. Compared to the golf courses available on the more remote King Island, Barnbougle is accessible (given Tasmania is connected by better flight connections) and the hospitality and service at is much more refined.

The golf resort is one of the absolute best I’ve been to. I can also highly recommend playing Barnbougle Dunes; I had great fun and you can play it in many ways. Tomorrow, we will be playing and experiencing the other course at Barnbougle: Barnbougle Lost Farm, a Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw course with 20 (!) holes.

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