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Forum Thread of the Day: “Does the PGA Tour need an off-season?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Hellstorm, who wonders whether the PGA Tour could benefit from having an off-season. With the new wraparound season beginning at last week’s Safeway Open, just two weeks after the 2017/18 season finale in Atlanta and four days after the Ryder Cup, some of our members here at GolfWRX feel the new season has arrived too soon. Others, however, are pleased with the quick turnaround, while also stressing just how important the beginning of the season is for the fringe players on Tour.

Here’s what some of our members have posted regarding the matter, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say at the link below.

  • MarkFromTheUk: “It seems a bit silly that the 2019 season starts in October of the preceding year, and that the results count towards the FedEx. I think there should be tournaments, but they certainly shouldn’t count towards the FedEx.”
  • IVM: “I don’t think the tour needs an off season . These events give the players with lesser status a chance to earn money and Fed Ex points . If these events did not exist these guys would have no chance of keeping their cards .
  • Superbrit: “I think its good, you actually get to see some players that normally wouldn’t get one minutes broadcast time.
  • JonnyKrasnodar: “I think they should acknowledge this period between September and January for what it is, a pre-season. The only big names involved will be recovering from injury, a poor season or working on new swing thoughts without getting skelped by big names. Stakes are low for them.

Full Thread: “Does the PGA Tour need an off-season?”

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  1. Pru

    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Time to add a 5th Major. Its should take place a month after the first event of the new season, which would put it right around the first week of November. And it should be like the Evian for the ladies, always at a fixed location. US players need a place where there is a chance of inclement weather, so that future Ryder Cuppers are more prepared to face the Europeans in similar poor weather conditions.

  2. eGolfGadgets

    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    It’s definitely a year around endeavor now if you want it to be. Maybe lower the points given for events in the ‘off season’?

  3. Aaron

    Oct 9, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    SKELPED – (verb) To help someone while skipping near or past them; The little girl skelped an old woman who had dropped her coin purse in the the street.

  4. A. Commoner

    Oct 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Bring back silly season!!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Ben Hogan’s 1967 Ryder Cup team pep talk”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Jagpilotohio who posted a speech that Ben Hogan is believed to have given to his players before the 1967 Ryder Cup, an event which saw the U.S. rout Great Britain by a scoreline of 23½–8½. Here is the unusual call to arms posted in the thread:

Here’s the reaction from some of our members, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say on the speech at the link below.

  • KennyP: “Is this legitimate? If so, it’s brilliant. No mention of the pod system, or “investing in the process” back then!”
  • MarkFromTheUk: “Words of a bygone era, when men were men. Golf is full of primadonnas now. You can’t straight talk them, as they all need their egos massaged and be told how amazing they are.”
  • caniac6: “I bet Ben didn’t have advice from a handful of asst. captains.”

Entire Thread: “Ben Hogan’s 1967 Ryder Cup team pep talk”

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Forum Thread of the Day: Cobra’s new King F9 “Speedback” driver?

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day revolves around information on Cobra’s latest releases. News of Cobra’s King CB/MB irons, which were created in tandem with Rickie Fowler, were released a couple of days ago, and in the thread titled “Cobra ’19 News?”, GolfWRX members got a peak at what else Cobra has lined up for its followers.

GolfWRX member cbuescher has revealed some fascinating information on possible future Cobra products, dishing out details on what are apparently Cobra’s new F9 drivers.

“F9 drivers look great.  No more F8+…..just one head with three different loft options.  Found out that the old F7/F8 adapters will fit new heads, but new adapters are labeled differently.  They now say STD, +1, -1, +1.5, etc.  The three different loft options will have the standard lofts as 9.0, 10.5, or 12. Drivers and fairways have a similar look as before but they’ve added two “turbulators” on the back of the crown. The driver will have 2 color options.”

GolfWRX forum members were also privy to information gleaned from cbuescher on Cobra’s new fairway wood and hybrid line:

“Fairway woods look almost identical to F8 with the milled face added this year.  Hybrids are a black matte finish and look much better IMO than last year.  Several of you asked about the KING Forged iron.  Unfortunately this club has gone away…they felt like Forged Tech was a better fit for that gap and the King Forged was not needed anymore.”

For more photos and discussion make sure to check out the entire thread here.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “How has golf affected your life off of the course?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from SixtySomePing who asks fellow GolfWRX members to share their stories of the impact the game of golf has had on their lives off the course. Whether it be greater discipline in learning another sport, improved health or happiness, or even if it has had a negative impact in some way. SixtySomePing put the question out there, and our members have given some interesting responses.

Here’s a look at some of the posts from the forum, but make sure to check out the entire thread and get involved at the link below.

  • oldschoolrocker: “A prime example this morning at the range. Everything out of kilter. No sensation of any positive outcome.  Take a deep breath, go back to basics and work on rhythm.  Within a few balls all was right with the world. Same philosophy holds true in all other aspects of life. Cause and effect. If something’s out of sync, take a deep breath and focus on the fundamental issue. Everything has a root cause.”
  • Baitkiller: “I think the biggest thing golf has taught me is patience in all things. Golf is good at bringing into sharp relief the truth of patience and perseverance pays off. It has also taught my son to take his hat off indoors.”
  • Roadking_6: “This site keeps me from being productive at work in any capacity”
  • North Butte: “I was totally sedentary and weighed 220-something pounds when I started playing golf. Now after a quarter a century of continued poor eating habits I’m older and…not fatter. I weigh around 203. Lord knows how big I’d be if I had not started spending 3-1/2 hours, 120-140 times a year walking around a golf course.”

Entire Thread: “How has golf affected your life off of the course?”

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