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RIGHT NOW, six lucky GolfWRX Members are at TaylorMade HQ in Carlsbad, California, for the TaylorMade Forged Experience. The all-inclusive trip has them testing TaylorMade’s new P-700 series irons, including the yet-to-be-released P-790 irons that debut a new construction from the company.

These P-790 irons are ready for GolfWRX Testing.

These P-790 irons are ready for GolfWRX Testing.

What do our members think of the experience? The Kingdom? Which irons are their favorite? Which shafts are working best? Click through to see all their thoughts and all the discussion.

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  1. Old Tom Morris

    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I’ve been playing golf for 140 years and in my opinion you can’t beat a good hickory shaft, a rusty clubhead and a nice gutta percha ball. All this new-fangled stuff is just smoke and mirrors.

  2. Roger McIntosh

    Aug 31, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    LOL… looks like we have a case of bait and switch by OEMs claiming their clubs are ‘forged’ when only a small part is forged, if that.
    I remember an OEM claiming their irons were “cold forged” which turned out to be finished steel casting getting mildly stamped to create a slightly ‘forged’ surface only. Sneaky, eh?

  3. Dat

    Aug 30, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Forged? Where is the 730, that is forged, the rest are “co-forged” as in face only welded to a cast body and internals, not exactly the same thing.

    • Allan A

      Aug 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      Yes, the 730 may be a solid forging, but the 790 is falsely presented as fully “forged” on the hosel. Perhaps TM should have “co-forged” or “face-forged” stamped on the hosel, not “forged”. That’s outright deception and you know it.
      And then there’s the “TUNGSTEN” label floating on the back of the 790 clubhead. Hmmm..

    • Oppai

      Aug 31, 2017 at 3:01 am

      Titleist’s AP2 is co-forged and also has 17-4 stainless on the face but it only says forged. So what’s the big deal? Also the Apex CF, which is the same, with forged body and stainless face but also only says forged.

      • AV

        Aug 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

        If it says “forged” and is not 100% forged then it is a forgery.
        There is no such thing as “co-forged”; that’s just scamming the consumer.
        Plain and simple.

        • chipin

          Aug 31, 2017 at 5:45 pm

          no it’s not!

          • chipout

            Aug 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm

            you convinced me. it’s a co-forgery for suckers like you

            • chipnrun

              Aug 31, 2017 at 9:45 pm

              Face it silly boy. If any part of the club is forged they can call it “forged” Now get some rest, you sound tired.

              • chipout

                Sep 1, 2017 at 12:09 am

                That’s deception in package labeling for suckers like you who swallow it blindly and pay for cheap cast steel.

                • Chipnrun

                  Sep 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

                  No it’s not. Wow, you are having a real problem understanding this.

                • chipout

                  Sep 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

                  It’s not? But the word ‘forged’ appears on a non-forged clubhead. What’s to understand? It’s a forgery, plain and simple.

                • Chipoverdale

                  Sep 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

                  That’s not true!

                • Chipolte

                  Sep 3, 2017 at 1:20 am

                  But it is true ….lol

                • Chipowahhhh

                  Sep 4, 2017 at 6:26 am

                  Nuh-Uh

  4. EngineerBob

    Aug 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    P-790 is fake forged even though they stamp ‘forged’ on the hosel. Only the thin faceplate is forged and the rest of the club head is a steel casting. So it’s like maybe 15% forged and 85% cast steel with a tungsten plug inside.
    If they stamped ‘forged’ on the faceplate that would be legit, but not on the cast hosel. It’s a marketing scam, so why doesn’t GolfWRX expose the scam, particularly for the boys on the main forum.

  5. KING oof

    Aug 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Anyone like party sucking videos

    • LoBlo

      Aug 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      No, but I like sucking party videos though

      • Roger McIntosh

        Aug 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

        Gearheads love their clubheads, and maybe the shaft if it’s pretty.

        • chipin

          Aug 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

          Yes, Yes we do. knucklehead!

          • chipout

            Aug 31, 2017 at 7:32 pm

            was it as good for you as it was for me

            • chipnrun

              Aug 31, 2017 at 9:46 pm

              What kind of a comment is that. I hope you can get the help you need.

              • chipout

                Sep 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

                you need help, a lot of help because you reject the obvious truth.

                • Chipoverdale

                  Sep 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

                  Chipmunk is wrong. Besides the only idiot here are the people that call other people names. Looking right at you silly little chipmunk.

                • Chipolte

                  Sep 3, 2017 at 1:21 am

                  LOL… and idiot calling somebody an idiot … it’s idiotic !!!

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GolfWRX members predict where Tiger will finish at the 2017 Hero World Challenge

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If you’ve managed to stay off the internet for the entire week, then I’ve got some exciting news for you: Tiger Woods announced he is playing in the 2017 Hero World Challenge.

No more back surgeries, no more time off, no more legal issues, no more speculation on when he will play again. Tiger will tee it up in competition on November 30. That leaves us one last question; “What place will he finish?”

For the record, I was asked the same question and predicted he’d finish 18th out of the 18 players in the limited field. But what do I know? We put the same question to our GolfWRX members to vote, and here are the results they came back with.

See the full poll results and comments here.

Second (0.54 percent)

*Apparently no one was bold enough to predict in the comments that he would play well enough to contend, but not well enough to get the job done on Sunday while wearing his power red. 

Top-5 (3.26 percent)

*Top-5 and not win? Again, no GolfWRX members put their commenter names on the line to make that prediction.

Win (3.80 percent)

sekrah: Anyone who thinks a healthy (key word obviously) Tiger Woods can’t play high level golf anymore, they are out to lunch. You don’t just lose “it” when you are that great. Muscle-wise, 42 is not that old for golf and he keeps himself into great shape. Now is he legitimately pain free to point where he can practice regularly without interruption?? That’s the million dollar question.  With previous long layoffs and limited playing time because of extreme nerve pain the last 4 years, he’s still shown flashes of great golf. If he’s healthy and can practice a full time schedule, pain free?  I’ll bet anyone here he wins on tour again and contends for majors.

WD, or withdraw (14.13 percent)

80sFredrickson: Let’s just hope the guy can stand after 4 rounds

QuickFeet: It will be a victory in its self if he finishes 72 holes without hurting his back or coming away with another injury. I’ll be surprised if he can be competitive with the top players in the field.  I think it will take several tournaments, playing 4 rounds, before he can regain an “A” game that may allow him to win, if that is even possible now.

18th, or last place (23.37 percent)

youngwaldo: He will have some great shots no doubt but last place is what will happen and I am one of his great fans. 

leventhalc: I bet he will crack the top 20 haha

cradd10: The only way he doesn’t finish last is… if he invites me to play in field.

Top-10 (27.17 percent)

bladehunter: He finished 15th last year and dropped from top 10 on the last day with 4th round 76. So an even par 4th round is a solid top 10 last year. And led the field in birdies, so id take that bet.

Dave230: Middle of the pack I think. Show some glimpses but make a few silly mistakes. It’s a fairly soft event, small crowds, limited danger, and with no cut you’ll get some guys who just don’t have it at all for the week. 

straightshot7: I will guess he finishes 7th (I know it’s ambitious but I want to he optimistic). As others have said, I’ll be happy if he just finishes 4 rounds without setbacks to his health. 

Top-17 (27.72 percent of votes)

Debow: T-11th

Santiago Golf: Very doubtful that he finishes top 10. Though it wouldn’t surprise me if has a round in the 60s. Key thing here is he doesn’t have more than one blow up hole all week and play with in himself.

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Does Tiger Woods need golf more than golf needs Tiger Woods?

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In light of Tiger Woods’ return to the public eye as an assistant captain at the Presidents Cup, and his admission that his future in the game remains uncertain, GolfWRX Member Need4spd raises the question highlighted in the headline: “Does Tiger Woods need golf more than golf needs Tiger Woods?” Piggybacking off a Golf.com video, this GolfWRX forum thread has seen more than 125 replies this week and is heating up.

The responses are excellent, with many revolving around the idea that, putting aside how much we want to see him play, a return to golf may not be what’s best for Woods personally (although it would surely be difficult for the 14-time major champion).

Mackepa writes: “I genuinely believe time away from golf and the lime light is best for Tiger. Just let him have something close to a normal life.”

MidwestGolfBum writes: “Golf isn’t going to go away because he isn’t playing. There may be less interest in it at the professional level from people who don’t actually play the game like when Tiger was in his prime, but it’s not going to die as so many have predicted.”

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And dbleag has an excellent take: “I am reading ‘The Fine Green Line: My Year of Golf Adventure on the Pro-Golf Mini-Tours,’ by John Newport. He meets Ivan Lendl at a mini-tour event in Florida where IL shoots 73/83.

“They discuss whether IL is trying to get good enough to go on to the PGA Tour. Lendl admits that he isn’t nor will ever be good enough to play at the highest level, but he has “competitiveness” in his blood and has to be in an environment which allows him the rush that tennis used to give him.”

To the Lendl point, Woods mentioned in his press conference yesterday that he’s been playing competitive golf since he was four. He misses it. He wants to get back to it. Certainly, if Woods were able to remain healthy, a return has substantially less downside than the grim pattern of coming back, getting hurt, needing another surgery, and being cast into that dark place again.

Great discussion with no shortage of variables to consider.

Discussion: Have your say in the thread

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What’s your favorite Scotty Cameron putter ever?

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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.

Your favorite Scotty Cameron…ever!

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Simple enough question. Numerous possibilities. Plenty of passion. An excellent thread in theory turns out very well in practice as mattd1206 asks for WRXers favorite Scotty Cameron models. Check it out if you’re a sucker for Scotty.

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Forged + forgiveness + beauty? 

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Different golfers. Different handicaps. Different wants and needs in a golf club. Mfm22 is looking for a forged iron that offers a measure of forgiveness and is aesthetically pleasing? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and forgiveness in a forged iron is highly subjective, so this is an interesting thread to peruse.

See the thread.

How common is using fewer than 14 clubs? 

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14 clubs. If you were just coming to the game of golf, you’d think that was a lot, wouldn’t you? How many weapons could you get by with if you had to? Five? Six? Spartan6910 poses the question to the forum faithful: Do any of you carry fewer than 14 clubs (and why)?

See the thread.

Jack Nicklaus’ Rolex 

(Photo credit: Hodinkee)

(Photo credit: Hodinkee)

Fantastic stuff here as the Golden Bear tells the story of a Rolex (the only watch he’s ever owned!) that he’s worn since the 1960s. Ebrasmus21 spotted the video on Hodinkee and shared it with the community. An absolute must watch, and the forum chatter is top-notch as well.  

See the thread.

Peeping PGA Tour tax documents 

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Ever wondered what the PGA Tour’s (non-profit organization that it is) Form 990 looks like? Ebrasmus21 (again!) dug it up. And while the form itself is interesting, it’s the five pages of hot takes from GolfWRX members that are worth your time. Interesting stuff.

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