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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: “Best 3-wood of the newest releases?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Kaexo, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel is the best 3 wood of the recent releases. Described as the “hardest spot in the bag to settle on” by one of our members, an array of different 3 woods get a mention in Kaexo’s thread.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Phil6380: “Cobra F8 is the best I’ve hit. Something about those rails when hitting it out of the turf. I have no fear of hitting down when needed. It’s also my most consistent club off the tee BY FAR! I give up a little distance, but when I need to hit a tight fairway, or I’m not hitting my best, that’s the club I’m grabbing.”
  • calfan36: “King LTD is great if you have some speed/launch. Very low spin, very forgiving, and an amazing feel. Also, I love that I can play it shorter and easily add weight via the space port.”
  • aussieb: “The two best fairways of recent releases are the G400 and Epic SZ for different reasons. G400 for forgiveness and great launch conditions from just about any lie, plus it sounds extremely solid.  Might still make my bag if I can find the right shaft combo, the Epic SZ is better for me than the Rogue for adjustability, ball speeds and head shape.  I found it worked off the short grass better than anything, and if I miss the fairway, it’s more likely to be the hybrid or a layup.”
  • ChipNRun: “Reality check: for many golfers, the best 3W is a 4W – slightly shorter shaft for better control, and extra loft to enhance launch.”

Entire Thread: “Best 3 wood of the newest releases?”

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What’s the best budget wedge?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from bamagator, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what wedges they feel offer the best bang for your buck. As always, our members display their diverse taste, however, Maltby wedges prove to be a particularly popular choice.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • BIG STU: “Depending on the fine line of how you really want to do it and the budget Maltby is a good bet. Their stuff is as good of quality as any. If you are able to build your own clubs, you can do the shafts, and grips like you want them. You can also mix bounces and even style of heads within the set.”
  • Orlandogolfguru: “Rock bottom t7 for 69. Dicks – gg rtx 3 for 69. Or Maltby for like 39. I have all of them and can’t decide which I like best. They are all great, depends in the shape you like really. Can’t go wrong.”
  • Lefty431: “Don’t sleep on Wilson FG tour pmp wedges…  especially tour grind!  They seem to be readily available and super affordable!!”
  • kiw1982: “Wilson PMP. You are welcome.”

Entire Thread: “Best Budget Wedge”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Golf records unlikely to ever be broken”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Roadking2003, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for the records in golf that they feel are untouchable. The thread contains plenty of debate and showcases some impressive records which you may not have previously known existed.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • TheLarch: “Tommy Armour’s twenty-three on the seventeenth hole of the 1927 U.S. Open”
  • MtlJeff: “Someone winning 12 straight tournaments in the modern era is basically impossible. That’s the one that is above the rest, even if some of the others are almost equally impossible “
  • Pent08: “I doubt anyone will ever get to 18 majors again. As for Nelson’s records, those are most certainly untouchable. Every sport has its crazy, seemingly untouchable records from long ago.”
  • stranger37: “What about Jack / Palmer 18 straight winning seasons? Obviously right now DJ has the best shot, I don’t think anyone else right now has 5. Still has 7 years to tie.”

Entire Thread: “Golf records unlikely to ever be broken”

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