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Adam Scott has a 2010 Titleist 910D3 in play at The Players

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Adam Scott hasn’t played his best golf this season, to say the least, and he’s searching for answers. Scott has fallen to No. 71 in the OWGR and has only notched two top-20 finishes. While the Australian has characteristically struggled with his putter, it’s not a putter switch he’s made for The Players (he did that last week at the Wells Farg0).

Nope. Instead, Scott is swapping drivers, putting a 2010 Titleist 910D3 in the bag, Thursday, seemingly with the same Graphite Design AD DI-8X shaft that was in Scott’s 910D3 in 2011. He was a mere tied-for-95th in strokes gained: off-the-tee, but hey the Australian fired a 3-under 69, so there’s that. He averaged 297.3 yards off the tee with the eight-year old club.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the greens or you got to do something else driving the ball, to make the game what you feel is easier is definitely something you need to do, especially when you’ve been struggling for any kind of momentum out there, which has been, for me, frustrating,” Scott said. “So it’s freeing some things up.”

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – MAY 10: Adam Scott of Australia plays his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The big stick is currently valued at $25.20 by the PGA Value Guide.

What do you think about Scott’s switch, GolfWRX members?

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  1. Robert Chafin

    May 14, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I still play a 905R and it is more consistent than anything new that I have wasted money on!

  2. ADam Scott

    May 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Fools…the COR was maxed ~ 12 years ago…

    • C

      May 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Don’t worry about discretionary weight and sweet spot size. Pffft. Who needs new technology?

  3. Greg V

    May 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Maybe if Rory went back to the 910 D2 that he had success with, he might have made the cut too.

  4. Chuck Barkley

    May 12, 2018 at 3:37 am

    That club has no idea what year it is or who’s hitting it!

  5. mentalgame

    May 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Sir Walter Hagen said “I would rather be of clear mind and decision with the wrong club, than with an unclear mind and the right club”.

  6. Kmax

    May 11, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I still play the 910D3 set to 7.75 and rotate between 2 shafts Grafalloy Blue(White) XS & Grafalloy Axis XS if I want a lower trajectory. Also have the 910 3w 13.5 with Axis TX or Blue X tipped 1′ and the 910 Hybrid 18 with Grafalloy C-note X. I have tried 913, 915 even D4 but still game the 910 because the feel is great and they are more workable in my opinion plus I don’t lose more then a few yards. All you idiots making stupid comments should know its more about the setup with the shaft and the weighting along with the adjustable face loft lie, NOT about spending $$$ on the newest release. Part of the reason TM is not very profitable is bc they release too many new versions and depreciate a good product.

  7. Man

    May 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    What about that stupid long Combi putter? What a loser

  8. ogo

    May 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Nonconformity! Sacrilege! Off with his head (the 910D3) ????

    • ogo

      May 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      Gearheads cry, wail, fearing their WITB may not be the ‘best’ any more!

  9. Jeffrey

    May 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    When new equipment is released its always the ducks nuts, longer, straighter, more forgiving etc. Newer doesn’t make the older stuff stop working completely like some think. BTW I’ve got 913 9.5D2, 13.5, 17 and 21. No need for me to so called upgrade.

  10. Jack Nash

    May 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Great, now I don’t feel I have to go out and get a 13 lol.

  11. MP-4

    May 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Adam Scott is crazy.
    680 irons for years, even after Titleist introduced several new generations of very similar muscle backs, and now back to the 910d3?
    He’s thinking “I used to be good with these club 7 years ago.”
    He’s trying to reclaim what he had instead of creating something new.
    You can’t go back in time to improve your game.

    • JP

      May 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      What a stupid comment

      • DK

        May 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        Yeah JP – I have to second that motion! “Asinine” might be a better description than “stupid”, but I am fine with “stupid”.

  12. Tom54

    May 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Makes one wonder if newest is not necessarily any better than older versions of same driver. Find one you can consistently hit reasonably well and let everyone else shell out the 4 and 5 hundred. Good enough for Adam Scott,good enough for us too

  13. Joe Jumpmaster

    May 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I went back to my trusty 905s a couple of rounds ago…Swinging it like it’s Thor’s Hammer. Whatever works best for each individual.

    • Man

      May 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      You must be really weak and small for it to feel like Thor’s hammer lmao

      • Joe Jumpmaster

        May 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm

        Hitting it 285-300. I’m over 50. Putz.

        • Man

          May 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm

          You’re an old man calling people names. May be it’s time to grow up? I’m 18. Who’s the putz now, loser?

          • Mr. Replier Guy

            May 12, 2018 at 7:26 pm

            I’m 12 and I hit it 420 with my 9 iron and I don’t call people names unless their redheaded cause dad says that’s ok.

          • thatmakesnosense

            May 12, 2018 at 11:02 pm

            It’s still you.

  14. Dr. Fiser

    May 11, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Heck, I still game a 975J (circa 2001) with a ProLaunch Blue 65X, because I hit it just as far, but a much higher percentage in the fairway, compared to any newer drivers. It’s about what works best for each player, not necessarily what’s newest and fanciest.

  15. BF

    May 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I have been playing this driver since it came out. Can’t get it out of my hands!

  16. Brett Weir

    May 11, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I personally think that Adam Scott falling from the rankings has to do that he’s less focused on golf ever since he got married got a kid. So his priorities has changed. When he was single and wolfing around he was one a top 10 player.

  17. Matt

    May 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I’d put a tin can on a stick if it worked.

  18. Copperhead

    May 11, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I purchased a 917 D3 last spring, sold it and went back to the 910 back in October.

  19. golfbeachguy

    May 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I believe the Titleist 910 driver has been the best driver including the 913, 915 and 917. The new drivers feel like rocks when you hit the ball. The 910 has always had that soft, sweet spot feel. I’ve tried all the newer Titleist drivers, but I’m still using the 910 as my gamer.

  20. Neil C

    May 11, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I still have mine – the last of the great titleist drivers, imho.

  21. Ted Bundy

    May 11, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Has anyone noticed that Jason Day has gained some weight?

    • Deadpool

      May 13, 2018 at 11:32 am

      We don’t look at men’s behinds like you, so no

  22. Smith

    May 11, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I feel like the value comment is a bit misleading – yeah a bone stock 910 would fetch $25, but good luck paying less than ~$200 for one with a Tour AD DI in it.

    • Mike

      May 12, 2018 at 7:38 am

      That’s not it’s value anyway. That’s the trade in value. Resale value is 60 excluding the value of the shaft.

  23. Kerry Hoffman

    May 11, 2018 at 11:36 am

    I have gone back to the 910 D3 65 gram X flex myself after purchasing a 917 D3, Better feel, sound, distance and control for me.

  24. indyvic

    May 11, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Go with what brings you confidence on the tee. Just switched from my Callaway 2016 BB to 2010 Tour Edge XCG5 driver and dropped my Adams 2014 3w for XCG5 4w. Happy Camper Now!

  25. Robin

    May 11, 2018 at 11:18 am

    At one time one of the best driver of the ball

  26. Colin Reddick

    May 11, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Indian not the arrow! always and forever.

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Jeff Golden issues statement on Florida Mid-Am incident

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Jeff Golden is sharing more details about the events of May 16 at the Florida Mid-Amateur Championship.

If you recall, police were summoned to Coral Creek Club during a rain delay in the Golden-Marc Dull final. Golden alleged Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs, punched him in the face during a parking lot altercation. Dull and Hibbs both deny the incident occurred.

Rather than paraphrase or pull quotes, it seems appropriate to post the majority of Golden’s statement as is, since it’s his attempt to speak for himself and set the record straight.

“When my name was announced on the first tee, my opponent’s caddie immediately asked an off color question. I laughed off the timing of that question, along with many other examples of bad etiquette to come. Alcohol appeared to be influencing his behavior. I’ve never seen an opposing caddie engage in so much conversation with a competitor. On the eighth hole I had become extremely frustrated because I was forced to back off my shot two different times when my opponent and caddie were talking and moving. I expressed my disappointment with their etiquette to the match referee following our group.”

“The ruling that came from the caddie’s comments on the ninth hole started because of a simple question that I posed: “Was that advice?” I thought this was the only way to slow down the caddie, clean up the etiquette and play a gentlemanly match. I felt justified in my decision, especially since my opponent then asked his caddie, “Why did you say that?” The caddie recused himself from the match, but he didn’t leave the property.”

“…I didn’t even get my bag out of my car when the caddie reappeared and said he’d like to apologize. I most likely had a smile on my face, because I was ready to put the past behind us, and he punched me in the face. I was knocked to the ground, and by the time I looked up, he was walking away, to my surprise, toward the clubhouse. The pro shop is a separate building, so that’s where I immediately went for help. The inside of my mouth was bleeding and my face was throbbing. I realized my hand was also hurting –that’s what broke my fall instead of my head.

“The pro shop employee called the police and was extremely helpful, getting me ice and offering any help I needed. The police arrived, and the deputy concluded that there wasn’t enough evidence to justify pressing charges. I gave a recorded sworn statement to the deputy recapping the events.”

“The FSGA has one job, and that’s to follow the Rules of Golf. Unfortunately, there’s no rule for an inebriated “ex-caddie” punching a player in a match-play rain delay with no witnesses.”

“The FSGA gave me one option when the rain stopped. I had to play. My opponent had the option to concede the match and take responsibility for his caddie, but he told me he had nothing to do with what occurred.”

Golden further indicated that he conceded the match because of “physical and emotional distress, pulsing pain in my face, dizziness and cuts on my right hand.” He indicated he was surprised the FSGA didn’t suspend the match.

With respect to that point, it’s probably worth pointing out that FSGA executive director Jim Demick said that Golden “didn’t want to play anymore.”

“Regrettably, the golf course was very playable and Jeff understood that he needed to resume the match. I think he was just ready to go,” adding police “found absolutely no evidence of an assault.”

The FSGA hasn’t provided additional comment or modified that statement.

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Must be the Arby’s: Beef Johnston deadlifts 485 lbs

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Update: Thanks to WRX member Sam who pointed out: “The correct term for that lift would be a rack pull (weight does not start on the ground).”

An Instagram video posted by the European Tour’s Performance Institute shows Beef Johnston readying for a deadlift attempt.

Fueled by Beef ‘n Cheddars and curly fries, Johnston steps in for an attempt at hoisting 220kg (485 lbs).

To the uninitiated (me), the feat certainly looked impressive. But just how impressive? I fired up Google to find out…

Per PhysicalLiving.com

“Dan John, suggests in his book, Intervention: Course Corrections For The Athlete And Trainer, that the average weightlifter should be able to deadlift between 1 and 1.5 times their body weight. I think that’s a good general recommendation for most people who are interested in health, fitness, longevity, and quality of life. However, Coach Dan John also considers a deadlift using double your bodyweight to be a game-changer. So, there are certainly benefits to be had from doing more than the minimum.”

Johnston reportedly weighs 212 pounds. Thus, Beef lifted nearly 2.3 times his body weight.

Impressive stuff (don’t tell Brandel Chamblee).

WRXers who lift heavy things, what do you think?

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How could a child hitting a golf ball off his father’s face go wrong?

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We’re bringing you this video in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere: Young Sam Blewett attempts to hit a golf ball off his father’s face, and…

Now, most people are assuming that this three-year-old lad had no idea what he was doing. His father orchestrated the video, told the son, who had never held a golf club nor had any concept of the game to hit the ball, and wood-chopping at the ball followed.

Hot take: I don’t think that’s true. The Instagram account is the three-year-old kid’s (managed by his mother), and he certainly knows how to hit a golf ball properly. See?

So, I’m positing that the kid saw an opportunity to whack his dad in the dome with a golf club and couldn’t pass it up. Yes, young Sam knew exactly what he was doing.

And more power to him. Cunning AND capable with a golf club.

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