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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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  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 calling the “best non-Tiger performance from the Tiger-era”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best non-Tiger performance from the Tiger-era. WRXer ‘the bishop’ kicks off the thread with his two candidates:

“2005 Accenture Match Play. Winner: David Toms. Anybody who thought Toms couldn’t dominate an event should have watched this one as he basically stomped everybody in his way to earn the title. One of the more underrated performances of this era IMO.

2007 Masters. Winner: Zach Johnson. To be clear, this was not the most scintillating Masters of all time. Far from it. But it was a master class by a guy who knew his strengths, weaknesses and limitations and had the discipline to stick to a game plan for 72 holes when there may have been a lot of temptation to do otherwise.”

Our members have been having their say in our forums, with plenty of memorable performances from the Tiger-era receiving recognition.

  • cdngolf: “Stephen Ames, 2006 Players. Dusts the field in the fifth major by 6. And only a few weeks after Tiger beat him 5 & 16 or whatever it was in the match play. Vijay, 2004. I don’t think people fully appreciate how incredible 9(!) wins in a season is.”
  • Old Tom Morris: “Zach Johnson had a great week in very unusual conditions for the Masters. Well done there. Retief Goosen managed two US Open victories in the middle of Tiger’s dominance.”
  • grm24: “Phil Mickelson winning the 2006 BellSouth Classic by 13 shots a week before he won his 2nd Masters.”
  • Hawkeye77: “Stenson, Open Championship, 2016.”
  • iBanesto: “Y.E. Yang an underrated victory. Only man ever to overhaul to beat Tiger, when Tiger held the 54 hole lead in a major. This was before the downfall.”
  • dan360: “Angel Cabrera, with a cigarette in one hand and brisket in the other…twice.”

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What GolfWRXers are calling the “best feeling hybrids”

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In our forums, GolfWRXers have been discussing the latest hybrids on the market. WRXer ‘HateTheHighDraw’ asks what hybrid offers the best feel as well as turf-interaction, and our members have been weighing in – with plenty of models getting a mention.

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.

  • Z1ggy16: “Feel is closely linked to sound, which is subjective. I’d say a nice muted sound at impact is best, and I really like my 818. The new Apex stuff also feels really nice but no adjustability on hosel if you like that.”
  • RainShadow: “G410 out of the current crop. Cally ’14 Apex and the X2Hot were also great sounding/feeling heads.”
  • Jut: “From a feel/sound perspective, the original PXG 0317 is just outstanding. To me, the 2016 Apex would be a close second.”
  • third-times-a-charm: “Another vote for Callaway apex 19.”
  • VctorValiant: “The Mavrik Pro hybrid (and the Mavrik hybrids in general) make a distinct ping sound when hit; however, they provide instant feedback on well-struck shots. I’m now a fan.”

Entire Thread: “Best feeling hybrid?”

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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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