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



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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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



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?



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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