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Forum Thread of the Day: “Why isn’t Brandel Chamblee hating on weight lifting anymore?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from tigerstew, who questions why Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has stopped talking about the adverse effects that work in the gym can cause professional golfers. In the thread, tigerstew believes the answer to be the current dominance of Brooks Koepka. However, not all of our members here at GolfWRX agree with that assessment and the thread contains some interesting takes on the subject.

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

  • new2g0lf: “Gym work in golf can be helpful if done in moderation and harmful if overdone.  Someone who really understands kinesiology, physiology and their golf swing can benefit from the gym, but there is a point of diminishing returns and an increase in potential for injury.  Many close to Tiger feel he crossed that line and that is what contributed to his injuries.”
  • pinhigh27: “Everyone mentions the too much bulk for golf thing. Show me a single golfer that has added too much muscle for golf. Tiger or Koepka have never even been close. It doesn’t happen.”
  • dlygrisse: “Brooks has already sustained one pretty major injury, he is still young, let’s see how he holds up ten years from now.”
  • RichieHunt: “I’m sure that Brandel would tell you he is still against the gym work that is done.”

Entire Thread: “Why isn’t Brandel Chamblee talking about the negative effects of weight lifting and gym work anymore?”

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  1. Randy

    Oct 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Brandel’s Contention has always been a ballistic move in golf does not lead to longevity. A supple swing with graduated accelerating and deceleration has more longevity. Why this is even debatedable is silly. It has been seen in golf and almost every other sport based on the action required and the athletes longevity.

  2. Tal

    Oct 25, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Big muscles don’t really help though, fast muscles do. I don’t really see how training for size is going to help someone on the golf course. Training for speed, stability and flexibility would though. Tiger never struggled with distance when he came out on tour and he was a skinny kid! I think you need to be athletic to play golf well but bulk isn’t doing anything for these guys.

    • Brent

      Oct 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

      None of these guys are “training for size” training is training. You can’t train for speed and power and then just stop when people think your getting too big.

  3. blake

    Oct 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    weightlifting the right way with proper rest, mobility, and stretching is good for everyone. including golfers. facts are facts and anyone who argues has a personal agenda outside of fact.

    • Commoner

      Oct 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Please!! ‘Facts’ are facts and facts will always conflict with other facts and those facts will challenge situational facts. Generally “facts’ are that with which we agree or “cherry pick.”

    • Brent

      Oct 27, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Amen!

  4. truth of the youth

    Oct 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

    old people hate new things until it becomes old. Soon as it becomes old, they accept it as a part of life quietly. For example, fitted pants, iphones, kids with iphones, being in shape, distances off the tee.. etc.

    “too much gym is the devil” “too much distance is the devil” ” TV is the devil”.

    The youth wants to watch in shape people slamming impossible distances, not fat ppl hitting 150 yard 7 irons.

    • Milton Gombo

      Oct 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      Get over yourself, junior. All age groups like to see monster drives.
      Brandel implies that too much gym time can increase your chance of injury, and effect your touch around the green. While it has seemingly helped Koepka’s game, McIlroy can’t say the same. Once a superb golfer, he hasn’t won jack since Brandel called him out for wasting too much training time in the gym.

    • Johnny Penso

      Oct 27, 2018 at 12:27 am

      You had me until “old people”.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “European Tour looking into an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie from the BMW International Open”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day surrounds an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie, Dave McNeilly, which occurred on Sunday at the European Tour’s BMW International Open. After hitting a shot in the water on 18, Wallace appeared irate with his caddie, which incensed many of our members, as well as plenty of social media users.

According to bunkered.co.uk, the European Tour stated in an email to the publication that they are looking into the incident over allegations of abuse.

A limited number of clips of the incident have surfaced online.

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.

  • buckeyefl: “Sky Sports analyst Rich Beem: ‘I’m sorry, but I just don’t enjoy watching that. I know you’re intense but get over yourself.’”
  • Steele47: “Just looked at Wallace’s twitter. He congratulates the winner Andrea Pavan and also noteworthy, makes a point to compliment Pavan’s caddie. LOL.”
  • OldTomMorris: “It’s a pattern with Wallace that he goes after his caddy so often like this and golf commentators, analysts even fans have picked up on this. There has to be a base level of respect and decency; it appears that Wallace often falls short of that.”
  • golfgirlrobin: “He’s getting roasted on his own Twitter account. People don’t seem that amused.”

Entire Thread: “European Tour looking into an incident involving Matt Wallace and his caddie from the BMW International Open”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day discusses new equipment that has made it into the bags of our members so far in 2019. From new club additions to shaft changes, our members share the tweaks they have made so far this year and divulge what has been successful as well as what has failed to work for them.

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.

  • Jackal66: “Went from 816 DBD Alpha driver to M3. Changed Odyssey Fang putter to Scotty Cameron Newport putter. Bought a 56° wedge and it is competing with my 53° Diadic.”
  • ObiwanForAll: “Gone all in with TaylorMade clubs and UST shafts.”
  • macedan: “Successes- Ping G400 9*, thought the smaller head size may hamper my confidence, but It has performed beautifully. Mizuno ST180 16*, No words, performs as needed and looks absolutely sharp. Middle of the road- Ping G Crossover 21*, unfortunately, I fell into a swing slump across the bag not long after buying it. When my swing is on, it is one of my absolute favorites in the bag. My biggest complaint is just the appearance of the massive amount of offset.”
  • pollock21: “Been quite a year…TS3 knocked out my trusty G400 LST which was quite a feat. Now shafted with 130 Rogue Silver. I500 w/LZ 7.0 125’s experiment is on the way out. They’ve been excellent irons for me, but I just hit them obnoxiously long. Currently looking for my next set. Also dabbling with a hi-toe 60 to replace my trusty 60* Glide 2.0 stealth. So far, I’m loving it. Last change was putting in the copper spider x which knocked out my ketcsh and scotty newport 2.0.  Failed experiment so far with the flash sz fairway. Putting the trusty 16M2 back in the bag. Definitely moving on from the flash, I’m just not as consistent with it.”
  • shanx: “Took a lesson late spring and my ballstriking has improved. I ditched the Callaway X20 Pros, Cally X Forged ’07s, added Mizzy MP15s with C Taper Lites. Not sure if those shafts will work for me in the long run, but I am going to play them for a bit as I am still working on swing changes from the lesson. Rotating three drivers (2 Titleists and a Callaway Epic), thinking about going to get fit for my driver soon.”

Entire Thread: “What has made it into your bag so far in 2019?” 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases a custom Scotty Cameron flat-stick which has been turning heads in our forums. All facets of the putter have impressed our members who unsurprisingly would love to see the club become available at retail.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

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.

  • Wdwfreak: “Just wish you could get one of these for less than a small fortune.”
  • PreppySlapCut: “Perfect.”
  • NoGimmes: “They (custom Scotty’s) are available from the California and Tokyo galleries, but as others have said, they cost a small fortune. I was at the Tokyo gallery recently, and there wasn’t a putter under $2500.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron custom putter”

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