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FTF: What Are the Best Game-Improvement Irons of 2017?

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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: “The conduct of the spectators at Bethpage Black”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Pauly567 who expressed his disapproval of the behavior of some spectators at the PGA Championship. Our members have been discussing the conduct of some of the spectators at Bethpage Black, and whether they feel that their behavior is acceptable, as well as what could occur when the course plays host to the 2024 Ryder Cup.

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.

  • Ashley Schaeffer: “I don’t weigh in on crowd issues often, but this is on another level. I am very confused by the motivation of the New Yahker crowd in displaying these antics. Do the loudmouths think they are being funny? Do they not get enough attention in their personal lives? It’s honestly puzzling how one locale can produce so many incredibly annoying fans, and be somewhat celebrated for it. “Well, that’s just the New York crowd, hehehe” is misguided. We shouldn’t hand out passes for being obnoxious based on location.”
  • LeoLeo99: “Other than the 18th tee, didn’t hear any hooligans out on the course. They made Willett laugh so much serenading him with Danny Boy on the 18th tee that he threw them a ball. All good fun. Phil gave my wife a high 5 and Tony Finau autographed some stuff for wife and me. Almost no mud on course. Perfect weather. Very organized getting people to/ from the course and in the huge merchandise tent. If you go, you’ll do some walking.”
  • Dave230: “There’s no other sport you can get as close to the stars as in golf. If a player hit a ball into the rough, you can watch it happen from two yards behind them; it’s unique. It’s sad how people abuse that privilege. I never like when people compare it to getting abuse from crowds in other sports, it’s done from a distance and in an arena setting, it’s much easier to drown it out. If you’re at work and there’s lots of stuff going on in the office you can work. If there’s one person in your ear talking all the time, you’re going to be distracted.”
  • NoodleSalad: “What I find interesting is that despite all this talk about how atrocious the fans are, not a single pro has complained about them in post-round interviews. I’ve read all of the interviews, and no one has a negative thing to say. Odd isn’t it? Although Spieth credited them with helping him sink a birdie putt on 8: ‘Yeah, the crowd is yelling out that no one has got it to the hole yet and DJ hits it, and it kind of breaks less than it looks. I had a read, plus the crowd is hollering that everyone has left it short, so I just went off a little bit lower line than what DJ had, and luckily I was able to see that. You just try to get the right speed for the green and certainly it’s a bonus when it drops.’

Entire Thread: “The conduct of the spectators at Bethpage Black”

 

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow members what their preferred choice of club is when their ball is in thick rough. A variety of irons and hybrids are mentioned by our members who delve into the discussion of course management.

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.

  • RainShadow: “For me, that sot would be a 7 iron, open the face a little and play a runner up to the front of the green. Open face will help a bit with getting stuck in the grass.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “Club choice depends on whether you’re willing to accept a bogey or whether you insist on making double.”
  • ChipNRun: “I would try a hinge and hold action. Take a half swing with plenty of hinge action and punch down on the ball with limited follow-through. Use the big muscles of the shoulders – you don’t want to hurt yourself trying to muscle it. Probably choose something between a PW and a 7i. You’ll need to hold firmly with L hand, so the grass doesn’t wrap around the hosel and deloft the club face.”
  • kcd38: “If it is 200 plus from the green and a decent lie, hybrid. If it is less than 200 from the green and sunk down a little, I usually go with my 8 iron and play the face slightly open knowing the grass will grab the hosel and shut the face. Definitely need some speed to get out of the thick stuff.”

Entire Thread: “Ball in the thick rough – what club to use?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Pat Perez loses his head on the range”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Yanki01 who showcased a bizarre incident on the range at Bethpage Black. Hitting a drive, Pat Perez sees his driver head fly off, and our members have been discussing the incident as well as Perez’ priceless reaction.

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.

  • MidWestGolfBum: “The look of pure confusion from PP made that all the better. Just looks back with a “well, now what” type expression.”
  • dirt nasty: “Its more fun when you have to get the entire range to stop hitting balls so you can go fetch it.”
  • thevaporz: “It happens to everyone! I had to do that once. Also had a buddy new to the game let go of and fling his driver completely over the left side range netting into a tall tree. Going, going, gone! We couldn’t stop laughing after that one. Maintenance crew got it down for him a few days later. This game is awesome.”

Entire Thread: “Pat Perez loses his head on the range”

Thread title courtesy of GolfWRX member Potatohead

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