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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.

The Best Game-Improvement Irons of 2017?

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These irons are currently leading the vote: Callaway Apex, Mizuno JPX-900 Forged, Srixon Z565 and Ping i200.

Same drill as with the players irons, WRXers. In this thread, we’re asking you to vote on your three favorite game improvement irons of 2017 for our Members’ Choice award. We want you to vote based on your personal experience with the irons. Things to consider include distance, forgiveness, workability, trajectory control, looks and feel.

Then, after you’ve voted, in a post in the thread, explain your reasoning. See the thread and cast your vote.

Strangest Item You’ve Found on the Golf Course?

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User Warrick tells a tale of his strangest find (and likely some disappointed stoners). A fantastic thread rounding up some of the most absurd finds from the golf course. See the thread.

Most Significant Tournament Missing from Tiger’s Resume?

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Certainly, there are no “holes” on Tiger Woods’ resume from the junior to the professional level, per se. But if you had to pick out a tournament Woods would like to have on his curriculum vitae, what would it be? Plenty of good discussion in this one. See the thread.

You Know You’re Old When…

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Beyond watching casual 20-year-old golfers ripping it over 300 yards with ease, there are no shortage of golf-related reminders that we’re not as young as we once were. For WRXer Night Train, who started the thread, his notice was served when his son, a casual golfer, told him his average 7-iron carry. See the thread.

Your In-Season Workout Routine

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WRXer Radiman tells his story of weight loss and getting in better shape for golf, but as he says, “I find is that playing within two days of my last workout has proven to be disastrous.” Thus, he wonders how others in the WRX community workout during the golf season. Excellent discussion, here. See the thread.

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  1. ooffa

    May 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Just when I think your comments can’t get any more off base or Boring. Boooom! You float another stinker out there.

  2. Plee

    May 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

    900 forged isn’t game improvement. That’s a low-mid capper iron.

    • NolanMBA

      May 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      My experiences led me to believe that the Apex’s are more forgiving than the 900 forged. I own the latter because I liked the looks better and assumed I could just improve my ball striking. Classic mistake. Still both great irons but if you don’t have time to practice– I’d recommend Apex.

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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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Forum Thread of the Day: “Danny Lee’s Mizuno MP-32 Irons”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Danny Lee’s Mizuno MP-32 irons, shot on the range at this week’s Genesis Open. The reaction to the irons in our forums has been one of unbridled admiration, with some of our members calling for Mizuno to reintroduce the classic clubs to the retail market, and some even suggesting Lee’s weapons may be an updated version of the club.

For more photos, make sure to check out the full forum thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to join the discussion and have your say on the irons at the link below.

  • nmpete11: “I would feel guilty hitting those they are so clean.”
  • Five & Three: “What’s old is new again.  Gorgeous.”
  • Foreleft: “Even after all these years, still one of the best ever produced. Wish they would reintroduce them.”
  • SDC10: “Daaaaang Danny what are you doin’ to us!!!”

Entire Thread: “Danny Lee’s Mizuno MP 32 Irons”

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