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Which problem club can absolutely wreck your round?



“Drive for show, putt for dough,” they used to say. Of course, in this “strokes gained” era, we generally think driving and long iron play are more important to dough (at the professional level) than putting.

However, this assumes proficiency in all areas and excellence in some, which is what we see from professionals. The “worst” putter on the PGA Tour is still pretty damn good. The same cannot be said for recreational golfers, only a small percentage of whom are comfortable with every club in the bag.

Thus, rxk9fan’s thread asking “what club most dictates your score?” is an interesting one. For example, we all know a 15-handicapper with major issues out of the sand. If he stays hits a couple of better-than-expected bunker shots, rather than playing tennis or leaving it in the sand, his score will dramatically improve (all other things staying constant). Thus, for said golfer, the sand wedge is the club that massively determines his score, everything else performing averagely.

SixtySomePing writes: “For me by far it’s accuracy of wedge shots.”

Boricua Golf writes

For me is 3 specific clubs:

Driver/Tee shot–have to be able to get off the tee finding fairway or green
+2 on Wedges–have to be able to chip/pitch it close
Putter–normally one of the best parts of my game, 1-2 putts max

Arbitrage says

Getting off the tee – If my tee shots are going relatively straight, I’m scoring 79-82. If not, I could be looking at 87-90.

What do you think, GolfWRX members? What club or clubs can derail your round in a hurry?

Check out the thread and have your say.


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  1. bellisaurius

    Dec 8, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Six iron. It ends up being neither hybrid nor iron. Everything else seems about right for my (low) level of play.

  2. Buford T Justice

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Take (2) minutes and proofread, Ben.

  3. Nick

    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Without a doubt its the driver. Wedges and putter can make my score fluctuate 5-6 strokes but when my tee shots are wayward it can add 10-12 shots easily. Hard to get penalty strokes with a putter but with a driver its fairly easy.

  4. Scooter

    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:22 am

    it’s the flatstick. definitely!

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Peter Kessler lashed out at anyone and everyone on Twitter



With 140K followers on Twitter and a website as well, No Laying Up have become one of the most popular accounts in the golfing world. However, when the group plugged the second season of their show Tourist Sauce” with a new promo, it provoked a strong response from “the voice of golf,” former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler. (Kessler responded to Green Jacket Auctions, who praised NLU’s work).

Kessler, no stranger to speaking his mind, then spent hours feuding with fellow social media users who defended No Laying Up’s promo. As is often the case in the world of social media, the arguments descended into personal insults, on which Kessler did not hold back.

Consider these tweets representative of dozens more in the same vein.

Although Kessler was firmly in attack mode, he had to be on his guard when @ProV1_iron took aim at his Perfect Club infomercials from back in the day. The spots are largely a humorous relic in the golfing world, but Kessler was having none of the “people in glass houses” analogy.

The responses from Kessler went on and on, and many had been expecting the ex-Golf Channel host cool off after yesterday’s exploits. However, the opposite happened, with Kessler getting right back in the saddle this morning and continuing his tirade against defenders of the show, with Kessler claiming NLU’s promo “is like intro to entertainment in 9th grade and school just started. Surely you’ve seen good movies and tv shows. These aren’t them.”

Despite saying that he has “Gotta run,” Kessler remains locked in a battle of personal insults with other social media users.

What do you make of Peter Kessler’s social media outburst, GolfWRX members?

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?



According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…



Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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