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What’s your best equipment purchase of 2017?



The air is growing chilly and the leaves are turning brown–in the regions of the country where such things happen, anyway. The 2017 golf season is about to breathe its last, and equipment purchasing has slowed to a trickle.

In the spirit of end-of-year reflections, then, GolfWRX members have begun looking back at the equipment that filled their shopping bags this past season.

Jasonp87 began the reflection with this post.

“Seeing as this season coming to an end i just looked over my stats. For the season. I dropped my hcp from a 15.6 to 8.9 my biggest killer was i never had a super strength to my game everything was average. So some days it all came together driving ball striking short game and putting. Others it didnt. I had taken a few lessons prior to this season that started and they are definetly a huge contributing factor.”

“However for the first time i got fit for a driver and a putter. Mind u it was late August. Fit into a Epic SZ and a TM Spider Tour [putter].”

Hybrid25, who may soon be changing his name to Hybrid31, writes

“Callaway XR OS 31* hybrid…To understand why this particular Club helped out so much you got understand high handicappers have a difficult time hitting the green from 160 yards out. This club is so easy to hit pure it’s silly.”

For pierso2, it was a shaft

“Matrix Ozik TP6HDe. Changed my driving entirely! Not only was I finding more fairways but I was carrying drives as far as my previous drives would go with roll.”

And of course someone (in this case Boricua Golf) had to say it…


Check out the thread to see what WRXers loved adding to their arsenals in 2017.


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  1. Speedy

    Nov 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Callaway XR Driver

  2. chopper

    Nov 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    CBX wedges. I can believe everyone whose hc doesn’t start with a + doesn’t play them.

  3. Ben Jones

    Nov 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    None. I just practiced more. Sold all the other junk, kept my bag and started walking again. Golf became pure again.

  4. TR1PTIK

    Nov 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I made several changes to my bag for 2017. Upgraded my Titleist 735s to Nike Vapor Pro Combos, picked up some Vokey SM5s, and ordered a brand new Scotty Futura 6m (my new faviorite club) to replace the Odyssey White Hot Pro #9 I had used for the past couple of seasons. The biggest improvement came from the putter which sets up behind the ball much easier for me so I don’t feel like I have to make any compensations with the stroke.

  5. CB

    Nov 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm


  6. OB

    Nov 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    When golfers attribute improved performance to new equipment, that is suspect…. unless their old equipment was a total misfit.
    You can’t just pick up a new club and experience miraculous change because the golf swing doesn’t react to new clubs instantaneously. You need a lot of test practice to show new results.
    Golfers who have come to the conclusion they need new equipment to improve their swing and game had better check in with a competent instructor and a club fitter first.
    Equipment miracles only happen in golf club company ads and commercials…. and OEM shills.

    • Had Enuff

      Nov 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm


    • CB

      Nov 11, 2017 at 2:55 am

      TP5X has given me extra 10 yards on my driver. That means I’m a whole club closer with my irons. THAT’s a massive change. So it is possible, you just don’t know what you’re talking about because you don’t know how to hit the middle of the club face solidly enough

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This new Miura documentary is must-watch stuff for equipment junkies



Last week, we told you a Miura documentary was on the horizon. Today, it’s here.

The mysterious Japanese company’s wares have had a cult following in the golf equipment space since company founder, Katsuhiro Miura, began forging and hand-grinding clubs in 1957. The three-chapter documentary short begins by looking into company history, building techniques, and Miura’s reputation globally.

“Within Japan, the name Miura, specifically the name of our founder, Katsuhiro Miura, it is a legend,” says Shinei Miura.

Such is the bold, and entirely appropriate, start to Discovering Perfection: The Miura Story, and it only gets more interesting from there.

Just 10 minutes in length, this short documentary is well worth your time. Check it out!

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Is Rory McIlroy right about drunken fan behavior? GolfWRX members debate



Rory McIlroy’s brilliant Sunday performance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational is rightfully in the headlines, but his remarks after his Saturday round continue to spur debate.

McIlroy, it seems, was repeatedly heckled by a likely overserved gentleman. He told ESPN

“There was one guy out there who kept yelling my wife’s name. I was going to go over and have a chat with him. I don’t know, I think it’s gotten a little much, to be honest. I think that they need to limit alcohol sales on the course, or they need to do something because every week, it seems like guys are complaining about it more and more.”

McIlroy is right about “guys complaining more and more.” We’ve already heard from the Ulsterman and Justin Thomas on the issue of fan behavior this year. But is he right to suggest limiting alcohol? Is this more an issue of drunk idiots or idiots generally?

GolfWRX members discussed McIlroy’s remarks in a forum thread salmon1a started.

Christosterone positions golf in the pantheon of sport and says there’s no place for heckling

“What kind of a loser follows Rory around yelling his wife’s name?? One can imagine he was not simply yelling her name…but was saying something crass about her…Either we tolerate the behavior or we don’t…heckling is different from interrupting a stroke…And we all know heckling when we see it..The question is whether or not we allow it…Golf is a concentration sport on par with gymnastics [as related to focus]. Imagine if some idiot was heckling Simone Biles between events…they would be tossed”

Titleist670 on where to draw the line and the fact that heckling is bad for other fans too

“A little good natured ribbing is one thing, but when you start following players around and yelling personal insults I’m fine with getting these people off the course.”

“The other issue is some of the obnoxious folks ruin it for other fans. I’m sure there are kids after the rounds who would like autographs or to see their favorite players, but after 18 holes of dealing with drunks yelling mashed potatoes after every shot, there are guys who probably just want to get the F out of there.”

JaNelson38 puts some of the blame on volunteer marshals

“This is the #1 drawback to having volunteers act as marshals and crowd control…I personally think each venue should provide security each week to help alleviate this problem, even if it costs some purse money.”

Dave230 says the context doesn’t make it appropriate

“You shouldn’t have to listen to somebody pester you shouting your wife’s name all day around the course in any walk of life. It wouldn’t be accepted at anyone’s work. It would lead to a fight at a bar. So why should a professional sportsperson have to suck it up?”

MrWolf thinks something is brewing

“McIlroy is spot on, just like Justin Thomas. Players are clearly unhappy and I doubt it’s just those two…It’ll be interesting to see if this issue comes to a head between the players and the tour. It might be that player power is the only way to force the tour to actually do something about the plethora of d***heads that seem to attend tournaments these days.”

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Page through the 100 replies regarding this ongoing discussion that doesn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon and offer your take. And if PGA Tour officials are considering action, they’d do well to do the same for a thorough treatment of the issue.

Check out the thread. 

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The 5 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today



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.

Chris Trott shows off how he speeds up the drying process on a paintfill when pressed for time

Dave Nguyen with  his #newbabe

Pat Lucci displays his custom Lamont Mann putter cover

The Wedge Wizard reveals his “stone finish”

Andrew Halford‘s beautiful custom Newport 2

Don’t forget to tag your photos #GolfWRX. Golf gods willing, you’ll be featured here in the future!


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