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Forum Thread of the Day: “What shot is the best feeling in golf?”

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Today’s Forum Thread Of The Day comes from MtlJeff, who asks fellow GolfWRX members: “What shot is the best feeling in golf?” For our thread starter “There is no better feeling in golf than hitting a 3-wood off the deck and hitting a par 5 in two.” While some agree that a pure 3-wood off the deck is as good as it gets, citing the difficulty of the shot and the sweet sound it makes coming off the club face, our members have come up with a diverse and interesting list of feel-good shots that will most likely have you reaching for your clubs.

Here are a few posts from the forum, but make sure to check out the entire thread at the link below.

  • Jackhammer993: “I like the flop shot that just goes straight up and lands very softly, something about seeing the ball floating in the air that stirs something.
  • Dr Block: “A purely struck 20 foot downhill snake of a putt that goes in on exactly the line you envisioned with perfect dead weight pace.
  • BNGL: “Nothing gets me like the flighted wedge shot. I love it, got goosebumps just thinking about it.
  • Chadwickog: “Mid/long iron on a rope that goes high, so pure you don’t even remember feeling the strike, and you can hear the thump as it lands on the green.
  • naval2006: “Solid drive, long piercing trajectory down the heart of the fairway.  That I’ve loved all my life.

Full Thread: “What shot is the best feeling in golf?”

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  1. Nack Jicklaus

    Oct 14, 2018 at 8:28 am

    When you duck hook your drive into the woods and it hits a tree and comes back to the center of the fairway.

  2. Julien Bonifacio

    Oct 13, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    A well struck 3 wood off the deck.

  3. big jones

    Oct 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    The one that made my father proud. Wish he was still here.

  4. Tom

    Oct 12, 2018 at 12:53 am

    a bee jay from the cart girl?

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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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