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FTF: Who is the 3rd-greatest golfer of all time?

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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.

Lead tape magic…or not?

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WRXer L3fty writes about his stripeshow peformance at the range after putting lead tape on his irons. Placebo effect, magic of the small sample size, or has he found something that works, he wonders. See if WRXers have had similar experiences and what they have to say. Check out the thread.

Favorite random golf accessory?

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Here’s a good thread: Ask some of the most enthusiastic equipment enthusiasts what their favorite non-golf ball, non-club, non-clothing piece of golf gear is, and why, as pinestreetgolf does in this thread. From stinky towels to training aids, to a beat up scorecard holder, the replies have it all. Check out the thread.

Third-best golfer ever?

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Outside of the Tiger vs. Jack debate, there’s another very interesting question to ask in an effort to power rank the finest players the game has seen. But as we virtually all agree that some combination of Woods-Nicklaus top the list, it begs the question: Who is No. 3? Snead? Hogan? Palmer? Jones? See the debate in this thread.

Results don’t match the quality of the swing

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Best should probably read “best” in this thread, but it’s an interesting question. We know the Jim Furyk’s of the world who have gotten great results with “bad” golf swings. But who fits the bill at the opposite end of the spectrum: Beautiful swings that haven’t gotten the job done in a big way? See the thread.

The triumphant return of The Hammer!

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The greatest product in golf history is back. Jack Hamm unveiled the 2017 edition of The Hammer, the driver that (as far as we know) has never seen a sub-400-yard drive since product launch. Click through for the latest Hammer infomercial and see what praise WRXers are heaping on this non-conforming marvel of R&D. See the thread.

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  1. Burt Baine

    May 31, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I’m going with Snead and Hogan in a tie.

  2. Progolfer

    May 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    #1– Bobby Jones
    #2– Tiger Woods
    #3– Jack Nicklaus

  3. CT

    May 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Moe Norman

    He made one of the greatest golf instruction videos ever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oODSnTNXg1g

    • No

      May 26, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Actually, subsequent analysis of Moe’s swing has shown that he wasn’t doing what he thought he was doing, so not, I will not second what Moe said.

    • Uh

      May 27, 2017 at 11:13 am

      So, that means you are way too old to be on here commenting on things. Why don’t you have some respect for yourself and stop with this nonsense ranting

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best method for curing the shanks?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Yieeman who asks WRXers for their advice on methods to solve the dreaded “S” word. Our members share their suggestions which include swing tips as well as practice drills.

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.

  • balls_deep: “So I had the shanks earlier this year, and it was driving me nuts. Watched lots of videos and did the standard drills – standing further from the ball, second ball outside addressed ball etc. etc. and nothing worked. I was talking to my FIL who has also struggled with them, and he said he thought his head was moving towards the ball on the backswing. I started to think about this and started messing with it, and it actually fixed it. It was mostly happening to me on 3/4 wedges, and I realized my head was moving forward slightly. Try it out – might make a bit difference. I now feel like I’m more on my heels, and I keep my head back during the swing and boom. Wedges lethal again.”
  • PorscheFan: “I can tell you that while the Mizuno MP33 wasn’t the best for shank dispersion, it had amazing feel. You could feel exactly where you hit it on the hosel… If you hit it right on the center of the hosel it was just pure… Like off-COG butter. Best feeling in the world. Made me want to shank more just to get that feeling.”
  • Milfordlefty: “Do you shank hybrids or fairway woods? If not, look for a set all hybrid style irons, an example is Cleveland golf Launcher HB irons. Or try this change at address. It is likely your arms are moving out from your body in the downswing. Address the ball with the toe on the ball. If you are moving arms out, you’ll move middle of club to ball. Try it. See a pro for a lesson to figure out why arms are moving out.”
  • Ri_Redneck: “By definition, a shank is only a fraction of an inch from being a perfect shot. You’re returning the club to the ball slightly further out than you normally do. For me, I do it when I start really focusing on my line and unconsciously start crowding the ball. The preshot routine has usually gotten sloppy when this happens.”

Entire Thread: “Best method for curing the shanks?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Matt Every suspended for three months after testing positive for cannabis”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nichho and discusses Matt Every’s recent Tour ban after testing positive for the use of cannabis. The PGA Tour announced that Every will be eligible to return on Jan. 7, 2020, while the 35-year-old released a statement voicing his disapproval of the Tour’s current policy.

“I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a drug that I have a legal prescription for in the state of Florida. I have been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my physician whom has managed my medical for 30 years.
For me, cannabis has proven to be, by far, the safest and most effective treatment.

With that being said, I have no choice but to accept this suspension and move on. I knew what WADA’s policy was and I violated it. I don’t agree with it for many reasons, mainly for my overall well-being, but I’m excited for what lies ahead in my life and career.”

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.

  • Matty01984: “I love how Every is banned for it as this time of year. Genuinely seems like they have looked at it and thought, right we need to take a stance on this (even though our stance is going to be ridiculous), let’s ban the guy over this stupid fall period when interest levels are negligible in any event.”
  • Chrisosterone: “Regardless of my personal opinion on the subject, marijuana is currently a banned substance. There are myriad other avenues for him to research meds for whatever medical condition he is currently afflicted with a banned substance. Simply find another avenue if you want to play on the PGA Tour. Case closed.”
  • Man_O_War: “He’s been an open user for years…guess he was dodging bullets for a while.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tour professionals and their Vokey wedges”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from SMAC43 who created a topic dedicated to Tour player’s love of Vokey wedges. SMAC43 asks fellow members just why so many Tour pros choose to play Vokey wedges, and WRXers weigh in with their reasoning.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say on the topic at the link below.

  • Downtown_Brown_4: “I think it has a lot to do with Aaron Dill. He’s able to take feedback from the players and custom grind anything they could ever want.”
  • straightshot7: “Vokey is probably what most of them played with as a junior and in college. Some guys don’t like to tinker with their short game equipment. Vokey is tried and true.”
  • Matty01984: “Vokey’s definitely seem to be the most popular wedge out there, and they have been for some time. The grind options and the guys that Titleist have working for them are definitely a big part of that. Interesting to see them cropping up in bags of guys that are on staff with other companies.”
  • Pepperturbo: “Remember, next to putters, wedges are the most used clubs on the PGA Tour. For that reason, Tour players replace wedges multiple times per year. A few players with contracts have been known to replace them every two-three months. However, if a tour player uses forged wedges, they are replaced more often because the sole and grooves wear quite fast with excessive use; cast not so much. I played forged for years before switching to Vokey SM6 when they were introduced; still have them in the bag too, even though I practice near daily with the LW. Last but just as important. Even though wedge grooves wear a good player can still spin the ball. Spin is about how you impact the ball and speed.”

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