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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.

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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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  1. JuNiOR

    Sep 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Ping Anser Ping Golf Clubs Scottsdale

  2. Justin

    Sep 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    SC putters are a joke. I prefer my bettinardi any day of the week.

  3. Big Mo

    Sep 25, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Lick my scotty geerheads

  4. Johnny

    Sep 24, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I hate looking at Scotty putters cause they are just bling for suckers who think more expensive is better performance. It’s only for status show and copying the pros who they love.

  5. O.B.

    Sep 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I just love the Scottys with all those paint-filled lil’ holes and the big bright circles too. Soooo cooool

  6. Tom54

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I hear all the time about Scotty Cameron putters nothing more than copies of Ping Anser model. That may be true but Ping putters I believe haven’t been up to standards since years ago. I currently have 2 Newports one being a Buttonback which I have always wanted and got one a year ago. Ping putters no longer have that clean look. Scotty Camerons although pricy hopefully will stay true to the classic look just like Jacks Rolex

    • X-out

      Sep 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Yes, the ‘look’ of a putter is paramount. Personally, I still use the Titleist Bullseye putter and you can’t get any more basic than that. Since my impact point is consistent, I don’t need the superfluous heel-toe weighting.
      If you need a heel-toe weighted putter that indicates you have a sloppy impact point, e.i. you are clumsy and no amount of fancy putter design will rescue you from your sloppiness…. not even a Scotty…. which is more for show than performance.

    • O.B.

      Sep 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      “…that clean look….”? What about all that silly comical engraving all over the Scotty sole and back and painted in multi-colors? That’s gotta be done for childish clowns who want to show off their new garish status toy.

  7. M SmizzYo

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I got a LH circa 62 34″…. it’s ok but I like my My Day more

  8. o.b.

    Sep 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Scintillating discussion on the main forum re forged + forgiveness + beauty. It’s so insightful and erudite by people whose expertise is exceptional.

    • o.b.

      Sep 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Everybody loves Jack and his Rolex. Both are winners!

  9. X-out

    Sep 22, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Re “interesting thread to peruse” on forged irons. Here is the essence of the highly informative discourse:
    • Old or New   –  I’m using Mizuno MX 23’s & honestly they are hard to beat –
    Feel wise they are good – I’m sure there is better but  the forgiving part of the equation is important
    • I really don’t want anything larger than the 23’s .. Feel / sound is very important for me
    dull thud / soft marshmallow  is my preferred
    • 2011 callaway legacy black… why on earth they never made these for the US market it beyind me …  they have very little offset, plenty of bounce and they are ENDO forged …  marshmellows galore
    • I can’t remember the exact size of the 23, but the Srixon 545 is a pretty legit contender. Little bigger, but very little offset.
    • I was going to suggest Srixon 545 (slight bias) or Callaway Apex. Ap2 can get thrown in there, too.
    • Epon
    • Nike 2014 Pro Combo’s
    • AP2’s
    • Love my AP2s.  Can’t believe how forgiving they are when I don’t hit it pure.
    • Never played the MX23’s but have played numerous other Mizuno blade models – 23’s are supposedly great clubs from past reviews!
    • I tried ap1’s a while ago  good distance , feel  eh!  but they are cast  , Srixons that I have tried have pretty wide soles .
    The mizuno 850’s do seem like the best / closest  [ from 23’s ]  but that boron ??
    • 850 forged are beautiful in the bag. Honestly i get complimented on them on a lot when i play with different guys. They look even better with a few dings
    Also quite forgiving. Longer than normal blade length and i hit them higher than i thought i would
    • MP55.  JDM only but they can be purchased via a the interwebs.
    • I’ve played the MX23s, then the MX300’s and now have the MPH5’s in the bag. They may fit the bill for you.
    • I am like a broken clock.
    Macgregor vfoil 1025m, or mc. (Blades or blades/CB blended)
    Awesome clubs.
    • Apex Pro, Cally Forged 2013, Apex Forged, Apex MB (more forgiving than they look)
    •Nike VR Pro Combo
    • Bridgestone J15 CB
    Cobra Fly-Z+ Forged

    —————-
    Ah, the sharing of club-love experiences and pride. It’s a great game!

  10. AC

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I have a fake Scotty and it performs well. I think it’s made from die-cast zinc and I feel no balance nor impact differences from a real Scotty. It cost $60.

    • Gil

      Sep 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Me too, and nobody suspects the difference and if they do I tell them. There is no performance difference between the Scotty and my copy. The only thing they can be proud of is they paid $300 more than I did just for the status and ego boost.

    • Brian

      Sep 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      That’s not a fake ‘Scotty’, it’s a SCUTTY. Look again and you will see the ‘U’ almost an ‘O’.

      • O.B.

        Sep 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        I got a SCUTTY too and it’s perfect. Sets up good, swings flat, good balance, sweet hits, and a lot lot cheaper than the real thing.

        • Big Mo

          Sep 25, 2017 at 11:06 am

          Where can I find a Scutty? I don’t see any on eBay.

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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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FTF: Who’ll have the better career, Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth?

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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 peek behind the curtain into golf’s sanctuary.

Jordan Spieth vs. Justin Thomas 

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Here’s one from the Ultimately Pointless but Nevertheless Interesting files. Cwin asks: When their respective careers are done and the days of SB2K grow small in their respective rearview mirrors, who will have had the better career: Jordan Spieth or Justin Thomas? See what WRX members are saying.

How many full bags of clubs do you own?

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Photo Credit: Graylyn Loomis

We’ve looked into how many sets of clubs GolfWRX members have purchased in the past, so this is a little riff on that bit of general curiosity. Jasonnc asks his forum brethren (and sistren) how many full bags of clubs they own. He has three: gamers, backup/travel, and a set for friends. Join the discussion.    

Best fairway wood of the deck? 

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Appropriate topic, considering we just published our member feedback on the new Callaway Steelhead XR, heir to one of the finest off-the-deck fairway woods in history. Sergio9603 asks for the forum consensus on the best fairway wood to hit out of the fairway (past or present). The replies are plenty interesting and vary widely. See the thread.

Are speakers on carts becoming more common? Should they be? 

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Golf is changing. Perhaps for the better, or perhaps not quickly enough, depending on who you ask. One manifestation of this change: the preference for listening to music while golfing (via bluetooth speakers, etc, not via Al Czervik golf bag radio). TheyCallMeVinnie wonders just how common it is. Join the discussion.

Danny Willett: least distinguished major champion ever?

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Look, we don’t like the “worst major champion” debate, although it has found its way into FTF in the past. Here’s an interesting rhapsody on that theme: Is Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters Champion, the least accomplished golfer to win a major in the modern era? Five times a winner on the European Tour, the Masters is his only PGA Tour victory. Interesting discussion. See the thread.

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