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Giveaway: 5 Full Sets of KBS Tour $-Taper Iron Shafts

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Want to play the same iron shafts Si Woo Kim used to win The 2017 Players? Now is your chance.

In our forums, KBS is giving away 5 full sets (8 shafts maximum) of its new $-Taper irons shafts, which are designed for those who want a mid-launch and low spin. Kim Braly, Head of R&D for KBS, says the shafts provide a better feel but maintain workability for those who want the control. Their bend profiles are similar to its KBS Tour shafts, except they have elongated step patterns to generate more stability.

For the giveaway, KBS is offering the $-Taper shafts in 2 finishes: Black PVD and Classic KBS Chrome, and winners will have the option of the following flex/weights: (R-flex, 110 grams), (R+ Flex, 115 grams), (S-Flex, 120 grams), (S+ Flex, 125 grams), (X-Flex, 130 grams).

Here’s how the giveaway works:

  • Follow KBS Shafts on Twitter and/or Facebook
  • Go to KBS Shafts Fit System and complete the online fitting
  • In a post IN THE FORUM THREAD, post your iron shaft recommendation from the fitting tool

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  1. Kevin Stafford

    May 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm

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What driver are you playing and why? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking drivers. WRXer ‘Hogan9’ kicks off the thread saying:

“I play the Ping G400 10.5* with the stock Alta regular shaft. I’m 70 with a torn rotator cuff and really struggle with distance off the tee. I’ve tried various models of almost every brand out there, and the G400 is the longest and straightest for my swing.”

And our members have been revealing their driver of choice and why it made its way into their bag in our forums.

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.

  • BogeyParBogey: “M3 440 9* with Tensei White stiff. I don’t hit the ball that far (good ones go 220-230), but for whatever reason this driver has been much longer for me than others. The ST190 9.5* with Atmos Red regular was an absolute disaster to start the year.”
  • TaylorMadehunter1: “Mavrik Sub Zero 9*, Callaway green dot adapter set to -2, Tensei Raw White 65TX. Tried just about every offering out there this year and this one has been the best performer for me personally. Seems to have eliminated most of my duck hook shots and have at least made them more playable. “
  • EvoXWW: “Cobra F9 9* w/ Tour AD TP 7X. Hit straight bombs with it all last year, 290 avg hitting 81% FIR. However, this season I’ve lost all consistency and distance. Distance is down at 260 avg and only hitting 57% FIR. I have never been fit, so I’m looking to getting a fitting session with the TSi series to see how it compares.”
  • scooterhd2: “Ping G410+. I’m really drawn towards the slightly heavier head weights. I tend to get super quick, and my tempo is really good with the 410. One of the rare setups that is super forgiving, but also has a deep mode where it can get as long as anything. Never hit 300+ yards drives before, and when this I hit one every other round.”
  • LUXOR54: “Titleist 915D3 8.5° A1 setting w/ Diamana D+ limited 70-S. Always been a fan of smaller headed drivers, 440 and under just suits my eye. Had a spell with the sldr 430, but it would occasionally knuckleball and just fall out of the sky, misses were erratic. The 915 with its slight fade bias, produces straight tee shots and the occasional power fade. Can tee it high and send low spin monsters, or tee it down and hit wind-fighting bullets. It’s put me in parts of the fairway that I’ve never been before, and when I miss it, results aren’t bad either.”

Entire Thread: “What driver are you playing and why?”

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Do Bryson DeChambeau’s upright iron lie angles give him an advantage from the rough? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been debating whether Bryson’s iron lie angles give him an advantage over his peers from shots out of the rough. WRXer ‘Valtiel’ kicks off the thread saying:

“Is it possible the Bryson’s extremely upright iron lie angles (~10*+ more upright than standard) give him a bit of an advantage out of the rough? It would seem like the more upright a club is, the less shaft/heel/hosel would actually be grabbed on to/twisted by deeper rough. 

To look at it from the opposite extreme, an iron that was bent significantly flat would, if I’m correct, come into contact with a lot more of the rough around the hosel area. Thoughts?”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forums.

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.

  • jll62: “Buddy of mine is on the MacKenzie Tour and also has irons that are nearly as upright as Bryson’s. He said better performance out of the rough is definitely a thing with that upright of a lie angle. Basically, if you have a high VSP, you start to minimize rough interaction as much as you can.”
  • NoCalHack: “I don’t think that the lie itself would make a big difference at all. 10 degrees probably means a couple of blades of grass. But one reason why his clubs are so upright is the one length thing. The fact that his longer irons are shorter means he swings them steeper. This no doubt helps him.”
  • Hairpie: “I think the added length that produces more speed is a bigger factor. I also think Winged Foot is more accessible to a bomb and gouge mentality since nearly every green is open in front.”
  • ronbo: “Biggest advantage is the GW is the length of his 6 iron and the amount of club head speed compared to a Std. GW or even a PW out of the rough is unbelievable. Try it sometime. One Length here to stay….”
  • labgolf: “100%. I was saying it all week. Not to mention the extra weight and length on the wedges. HUGE advantage. He’s a sharp cookie!”

Entire Thread: “Bryson’s irons and the rough”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best feeling/softest irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing some of the best feeling and softest irons. WRXer ‘leftycabe’ is a lefty on the hunt for a new set of irons and has asked fellow members which of the following irons are the best feeling:

  • Miura 801
  • Mizuno MP20 sel
  • Mizuno 921 sel (tour)
  • PXG 0311 T (gen 3)
  • Titleist 620 CB
  • Titleist T-100

And our members have been having their say on the matter in the thread.

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.

  • Go_Time: “I’ve hit them all, and Srixon 785 has been the softest.”
  • iNeedMoreGolf: “Ok, so the best answer I can give you is the Mizuno mp MMC 20. I’ve hit a lot of irons this past year all head to head… nothing, and I mean nothing was softer to me than the mp mmc20. From 4 iron down to PW and that’s rare in my opinion to have each iron be consistently the same amount of soft throughout the set. Not just soft but a soft that’s different than the rest and still very informative on what you put into the shot.”
  • bunta: “Softest? Everythings pretty soft when you hit the middle. Best feeling? Srixon 785. By far.”
  • BCULAW: “Z785s are pillow soft with the right shaft. Add the v-sole, and it is a feel player’s dream.”
  • HSTNGolfer: “Another set to consider is Wilson Staff Model blades. Tried everything, except the Miuras, at a golf Expo in February and the Wilsons felt the best to me.”

Entire Thread: “Best feeling/softest irons”

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