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Forum Thread of the Day: “Who has the smoothest swing you’ve ever seen in person?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Hankshank, as he asks fellow GolfWRX members what the smoothest swing they have seen live is. Plenty of players get a mention, and for different reasons, but for our members, Ernie Els and Fred Couples are quite dominant in this category.

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.

  • Johnnypenso: “I saw Fred Couples at the Canadian Open back when he first came on tour.  His real swing looked more like his practice swing.  I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how he got such distance out of what looked like a slow and smooth swing.  Looks are deceiving I guess.”
  • playa: “Not a huge name golfer but John Senden has the most relaxed, rhythmic swing you would ever see. Like the Bruce Lee analogy of letting your body be water, Senden becomes the golf swing.”
  • 95124hacker: “Go to an LPGA event and watch petite young women drive the ball 250 effortlessly.”
  • 15th Club: “With all due respect, I think that anyone on this board now, who is barely old enough to have seen Sam Snead play at a time when he was not yet well into his sixties; that is the one, pure, shining example.”

Entire Thread: “Smoothest swing you’ve seen live?”

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Human

    Oct 31, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Underrated, but, people always wanted to swing like him because he was very consistent, is Bruce Lietzke

  2. big jones

    Oct 30, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Sam Snead. He could reach back and really bomb it and you didn’t see the effort. This all with older equipment. Players had to swing smooth to hit that smaller sweet spot. Thanks for putting up this question.

  3. JON

    Oct 30, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Tom Purtzer and Elkington.

  4. Nicholas Parker

    Oct 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Tom Purtzer

  5. Bob Lanier

    Oct 30, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Payne Stewart

  6. Dustin

    Oct 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Steve Elkington.

  7. PGA Chris

    Oct 29, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Take a look at Wild Bill Mehlhorn. Google . ““lLost Swings Biill Mehlhorn”. See Hogan’s quote about this player! All joints bent , relaxed. As they should be!

  8. Brent Walker

    Oct 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I went to pga championship at Valhalla saw a lot of great swings but adam Scott’s was what I always thought a perfect golf swing should look like

  9. freeman

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Titleist new 2018 CNCPT 02 irons.

  10. freeman

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    GWRX Staff have cancelled the Comments forum for photos and info on Titleist new 2018 CNCPT 02 irons. Wonder why….????

  11. Robert

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Seve Ballesteros could swing as smooth as anybody IMO.

    • CaoNiMa

      Oct 31, 2018 at 2:13 am

      Yeah because he wasn’t too concerned about where the swing directed the ball, he was more concerned about spraying it all over the map with that unique and strange action of his lol

  12. Tartan Golf Travel

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    The big easy.

  13. Mike W

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Arnold Palmer. LOL. Actually, Palmer did look better in person than on videos.

  14. ROBERT HALEY

    Oct 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Sam Snead GGO 1969

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What GolfWRXers are saying are the top-3 underrated blade head designs circa 2005

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GolfWRXers have been discussing the top-3 underrated blade head designs circa 2005 after forum member ‘8620’ created a thread with a desire to “build a set that starts with a ‘retro’ blade head, that incorporates a modern shaft (Nippon Modus Pro 130)”. Our members have weighed in on the subject, with some inspired by ‘8620’ to follow suit in his project.

Here are what our members are saying on the subject, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below,

  • Gopher68: “Bridgestone J33 blades.”
  • BCULAW: “Mizuno MP67. Awesome blade that never really caught on due to the popularity of its predecessor (MP33) and its sister offering (MP32). Also, the small ‘cut muscle’ gives it a bit of an old school vibe like the old Wilson bullet backs.”
  • Golfingfanatic: “OG Nike Forged Blades.”
  • cardoustie: “Bridgestone MB’s, love my J15’s.”
  • OldTomMorris: “I’ve got a set of mp-37 irons that I am putting TT DG AMT white S300 shafts in right now. Curious to see if I can keep the short irons lower than my current set of irons.”
  • Rapidcat: “This interests me as I played Mizuno SPL blades for a decade and still have the heads in very good condition, thinking about a reshaft for them to have some fun.”

Entire Thread: “Top-3 underrated blade head designs circa 2005”

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What GolfWRXers with a 5-handicap or lower are saying about the irons they currently play

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Following the interesting discussion over irons for players with a 10-handicap and up between WRXers, forum member ‘golfer55082’ has kicked off a conversation on irons for players with a 5-handicap or better.

The discussion includes players with a scratch and plus handicap, with ‘golfer55082’ asking members what irons they currently play, while also keeping an updated running table of his findings.

Here’s a look at the table of his findings after 34 initial responses:

  • Ping 7
  • Mizuno 7
  • Titleist 5
  • Callaway 5
  • Srixon 3
  • Miura 2
  • TaylorMade 1
  • Cobra 1
  • Nike 1
  • Yonex 1
  • Adams 1

Here’s what our members have been saying in the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • trex858: “0.7 handicap. Srixon z785 3-PW with UST Mamiya prototype 110 f5 X graphite shafts. Best shafts I’ve ever played, can’t begin to rave how much more consistent, lower spin, and stable they feel compared to other steel shafts I’ve used. Expensive, but well worth it for my game.”
  • SniperBBB: “Mizuno jpx 900 hot metals.”
  • Hit em good: “2 – 4 cap depending on season. 5 – PW Mizuno MP 64. 3 & 4 iron Mizuno MP Fli Hi (2010 model) in 3.”
  • TrueWRX: “3-4 handicap. 2014 Callaway apex pros w/ c taper stiff forever. Just got the new Titleist T100-S w/ LZ 6.0. Haven’t tried them yet.”
  • Stinger86: “2 cap : Blueprint project x lz 6.5”
  • DCardinals: “4.1 index. Titleist 718 AP2 X100. Sitting in the closet is a set of Mizuno MP-63’s that I’m probably going to put back in play this season; the AP2’s are easy to hit, but they just go too high.”
  • HighDrawsLowFades: “+1.6. Ping i210 4-U with DG 120 S300. I’m not the greatest ballstriker and these are perfect for me.”

Entire Thread: “5 handicap players and lower – What irons do you currently play?”

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Today from the Forums: “Forgiving 18-degree utility iron?”

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Today from the Forums, we take a look at a discussion on utility irons. WRXer ‘mark98ca’ is on the hunt for an 18-degree utility iron and has asked fellow members for their opinions on what is the most forgiving option on the market, with a variety of models getting a recommendation.

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.

  • Golf64: “Ping Crossover, Titleist U-500 and Wilson staff for me.”
  • mootrail: “From the tee, the Srixon Z U45. Forged, butter, soft, and long. The squared-off fat sole is clunky and not the best from the fairway. I’d guess ditto for the U65, but I didn’t like my U85 at the new higher D4 SW. From the fairway, the Cobra King Utility Black One. Large sweet spot forged face and the seven iron length makes center contact and play from the turf a breeze. The sole-turf interaction is the best of any of the many DI / UIs I’ve tried. Of course, you’re going to give up yardage, but there is the full-size one as well. What’s more forgiving? A 20° Utility or higher. Plus if you go up in loft, there are a lot of long and easy SGI / GI irons out there with quite a few making it into tour player’s bags.”
  • dekez: “Cobra F6 Baffler. An ultimate utility club. You can hit it like a 5 wood or like a hybrid. From any lie.”
  • wam78: “My top 3 that I tried this year are U85, mp 20 hmb and u500. Currently playing the u500 and absolutely love it. It was the best looking to my eye, and it fit my gap better than the other ones.”
  • QuigleyDU: “The cobra King Utility irons has been my favorite club the last two years.”

Entire Thread: “Forgiving 18-degree utility iron?”

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