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Do you enjoy watching golfers flipping out?

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There’s a hot discussion going on in the GolfWRX forums right now. At issue, codyking760’s thread in which he says he enjoys watching pro golfers lose their cool

King writes

“I love seeing players emotional responses during golf tournaments, good or bad. I believe it really reflects how hard these guys work day in and day out to get where they are now. Like Kevin Chappell throwing his putter into the water during the 3rd round of the [Shriners] and then having to putt with his SW for the remainder of the round.”

“Yes it’s a tantrum, but it’s also an act of passion. And that’s what this game is for all of us right? We love it just as much as they do and it’s nice to see they care.”            

Plenty of WRXers disagree.

Londoner says

“So Tiger’s club throwing, spitting and swearing in front of kids was a good thing?  Not in my book it isn’t.”          

Vindog says there’s a line

“My opinion is…Throw a fit, cuss and act like a brat…I don’t really care it’s just a reflection on you. I draw the line a club throwing though. Throw a club and you could hurt someone. I’ll accept those things but I won’t say that they are “good.” It’s nice to see that the care but it would be nicer to see them act like professionals.”            

BlackDiamondPar5 disagrees

“I don’t mind a little emotion and anger. One of my favorites was Charley Hoffman tossing his putter in the pond at the Players after 3 putting from a ridiculous close range. Love the Hoff.”

New2G0lf writes

“Overall, I like when golfers show emotion, it makes them less robotic.  I’m also tired of using kids as the excuse of why they shouldn’t show emotion.  Let’s stop pretending kids all have virgin ears who never heard friends or family members cuss, never use the internet, don’t listen to current music or watch cable television shows.”

Of course, there’s a range of behavior between inhuman robot and unhinged club-snapping lunatic. Few would argue in favor of only one extreme or the other. However, there’s plenty to be said about the area in-between.

What say you, WRXers? Join the discussion in the thread.

 

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  1. SK

    Nov 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Speaking personally, when I feel that rush of adrenaline anger flooding my blood stream I immediately override that feeling with a deep breath, a humorous smile and a relaxing acceptance and quick analysis of my gaff.
    I’ve seen golfer take their anger to the next shot, the next hole, and the parking lot. Pathetic people who tend to blame their equipment rather than themselves, and then go and buy a new set of Super Game Improvement clubs. Good for the golf market economy.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Ferrule B

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?

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Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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