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Why this putter is making a GolfWRX member physically sick



To understand why the putter pictured above nauseates GolfWRX member MGPT, some backstory is needed.

These days, Notah Begay makes his bones as an analyst/informant regarding friend Tiger Woods for Golf Channel. In a past life, however, he was a PGA Tour winner and the proprietor of one of the most curious approaches to putting at the professional level.

NB3, if you’ll recall, would putt left or right-handed depending on which way he expected the putt to break. Thus, he employed a tour version of the rubber two-sided mini-golf flatstick we’re all familiar with.

Back in 2013, WRX member R Hagen began a thread with a picture of this putter (he spotted it on Facebook) built for Begay by Nike’s now-defunct Oven facility in Texas.

The “N7” is a unique weapon, to say the least. A couple members commented on this singular putter head, and then forum thread went dark for nearly four years, as most threads do.

But then, this morning, GolfWRX member MGPT wrote

4 years later and still feel physically sick each and every day that I don’t own this putter. Has anyone ever seen one of these surface anywhere?

Thus far, nobody has replied indicating they’d seen the head for sale anywhere. Folks, the man is “physically sick each and every day.” We need to get him some relief. Pester Begay on Twitter! Knock on the door of Studio AP!

We take golf equipment-related illness very seriously here at GolfWRX. Let’s get MGPT some answers!

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  1. Jamie Kenward

    Nov 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I can’t read any of your articles because I can’t press the continue reading button without Google providing support to the words continue or reading.

    Very very poor. Makes you look like you don’t know what you re doing

  2. ag

    Nov 13, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Share your golf club feeeelings with us on Golf WRX where gearheads circle jerk.

  3. SK

    Nov 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Just a squared-off Bullseye and with some dubious face ornamentation. Oh well, it’s something to ‘love’.

    • ag

      Nov 13, 2017 at 12:04 am

      But it’s a ‘Model 90’!!!
      I wonder what Models 89/88/87/86/….. 3/2/1/ must look like!

  4. Matt

    Nov 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    7 Reasons GolfWRX is becoming a sham! You won’t believe #5! Please, just spare us.

  5. Paul Wall

    Nov 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    “Liked” ^^^

  6. Mario

    Nov 12, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Nice little click bate headline. Thought there would be some interesting material to this thread.

    Chalk that up as another shank for a golfwrx article.

  7. Cantbelieve Ifellforthis

    Nov 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Holy misleading title…..

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GolfWRX Members Choice: Best Open Championship course



With Open week upon us, we wanted to know which Open Championship venue is first in the hearts of GolfWRX members.

We asked: Factoring in course design, viewing enjoyment, overall test of golf, history, and whatever else you put into your criteria, what do you think is the best Open Championship venue, and why?

The top-three vote getters got more than 80 percent of the vote. Only Royal St. George’s was more than two percent. As a refresher, the other venues were, Royal Liverpool. Royal Troon, Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, Royal Portrush, Royal Birkdale, and Turnberry.

The top three from the Open rota in GolfWRX members’ links-loving hearts are as follows.

3. Carnoustie (18.57%)

Ignatius Reilly says, “I went with Carnoustie – maybe because it’s the current one, and maybe because it’s so nasty.”

Sean 2 says. “I selected Carnoustie because it is a challenge regardless of the weather. As DJ called it: “…a true test.”

2. Muirfield (20%)

15th Club draws on his first-hand experience, “But I have been asked this question before; of the British Open courses, which one was your favorite? And my answer always was an additional question; if all of my remaining golf could only be played on just one course that I have been on, what would it be?”

“And the answer is Muirfield. It might not have the interest or the quirkiness of The Old Course, but to me, it is the finest, fairest, purest test of golf I have ever seen. It is at once a perfect match play and/or stroke play golf course. And it is more natural, with less town-encroachment than almost all of the other sites on the Rota.”

1. Old Course at St Andrews (41.43%)

IVM says simply, “St Andrews the home of golf.”

Bucky316 points out, “St Andrews….but only with heavy wind… otherwise it’s sad to see a historic track getting thrashed by the modern technology.”

What do you think, GolfWRX members? You can vote in the poll here, or feel free to discuss your favorite track in the comments.

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Fancy a punt? Check out these Tiger Woods British Open prop bets



It wouldn’t be a major featuring Tiger Woods without Tiger Woods prop bets, would it? Bettors, as we know, get off the sidelines to shovel cash behind Woods when he tees it up in major championships. This has been historically true. It was true at the Masters. It was true at the U.S. Open.

Accordingly, the good folks at BetDSI are offering a number of Woods wagers you may be keen to punt on…especially if you want a piece of the TW action but aren’t keen to take Woods at 24-1 to win The Open.

Tiger Woods makes cut

Yes -350
No +250

Tiger Woods wins

Yes +2400
No -2900

Tiger Woods finishes top 5

Yes +600
No -900

Tiger Woods finishes top 10

Yes +270
No -400

Tiger Woods finishes top 20

Yes +140
No -170

Tiger Woods finishing position

Over 25.5 (-115)
Under 25.5 (-115)

Tiger Woods lowest round

Over 69.5 (-110)
Under 69.5 (-120)

Tiger Woods highest round

Over 75.5 (-110)
Under 75.5 (-120)

Tiger Woods highest score on any hole

Over 7 (-110)
Under 7 (-120)

Tiger Woods total double bogeys or worse

Over 3 (-110)
Under 3 (-120)

Tiger Woods within 5 strokes of lead during final round

Yes +225
No -300

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WATCH Phil Mickelson hit a flop shot over a man 2 yards in front of him



On the Gear Dive podcast, Fred Couples told Johnny Wunder that Phil Mickelson is the best judge of a lie (and the shots he can execute from a certain lie) in the game of golf.

This video from Carnoustie yesterday is testament both to that fact and a reminder that Phil Mickelson’s short game is truly singular.

Former European Tour pro Gary Evans was the guinea pig.

Here’s the shot from another angle. That’s gotta be a 64-degree Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind, no?

Mother of golf gods! Check your trousers, Gary! How crazy is that shot? There’s plenty of puffery when it comes to Phil’s short game, but that shot is simply insane. Would love to see the Trackman data on that flop.

I mean, if Phil doesn’t get the contact he wants and you get hit, you gotta hope to get pelted in the stomach or chest…and not the jewels or the face.

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Would you take Evans place for viral video fame? A few bills from Mickelson’s famed cash wad?

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