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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

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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 saying about Martini Tees

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Martini Tees and the popularity surrounding them. WRXer ‘Used2PlayAlot’ asks members ‘what is the hype around the tees?’, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts on why golfers love 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.

  • goaliedad30: “My wife loves them … she’s an improving high handicapper, and it guarantees that she tees the ball at the same height every time. It really promotes consistency. I’ve also gone to using them for the same reason, and it definitely helps me, even as a low handicapper. A bag of 5 is literally a lifetime supply for the two of us! Can’t break ’em, and can’t lose ’em! (Hers are electric pink ….).”
  • ShortSticks: “I don’t know anything about the hype, but they were offered for sale about 3 or 4 years ago at most of the courses I play, and I thought they were cool, so I bought about 5 or 6 in different colors. Still have all of them and haven’t had to buy any tees in that time. They are virtually indestructible, and the bright colors are easy to spot. A couple of times I left one on a tee box, I promptly drove back to retrieve them and still have all the ones I originally bought. I have a neon yellow one I call the Forever-Tee.”
  • ChipNRun: “Benefits of Martini tees: Very durable; more likely to lose one every four rounds than break one. Help you keep ball teed at uniform height on tee shots, especially if the tee boxes area bit chopped up. That said, I can press down an extra 1/8″ to keep the ball low into wind. If you’re a senior and hands get a bit shaky on 14th hole in a 118* heat index, you have a bigger tee top target on which to set the ball. (Note: I still put six 1.5″ wooden tees at the ready for par 3 holes and hybrid/4i driving hole)”
  • platgolf: “I got some, and they last. I use the step version, and it is much more consistent as said. I give away my non-step to fellow golfers till their gone. I like the yellow the best as it matches my golf balls.”

Entire Thread: “Martini Tees” 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about low lofted drivers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing low lofted drivers. WRXer ‘Killerswing1’ asks fellow members if anyone is currently playing a low lofted driver, and what are the benefits of doing so, and WRXers have been having their say in our forums.

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

  • Vater: “Bryson has a 7.5* that he cranks down to 5.5* which is kind of crazy, but he’s a beast now. Morikawa has an 8.0* that he has dialed up to 9.5*. I used to have a 10.5* driver that I kept adjusting down, for a while below 9* because my flight was too high. Now I game a 9.5* that I’m considering cranking down a notch or two. I’m not particularly fast or strong; I think it’s just the way that I make contact needs less loft. Otherwise, the ball just sails upward.”
  • cgasucks: “In general, ever since the solid core ball was the norm, the trend was drivers having higher degree lofts for the high launch and low spin for most players. People with low lofted drivers have either a crazy swing speed (125+ MPH) that imparts a lot of spin and/or have a very upward attack angle. Most golfers with swing speeds under 100 MPH need more spin to keep the ball the in air.”
  • dmeeksDC: “I think it depends on the head. I can easily hit a low-lofted Ping driver because they seem to launch higher. Same with Srixon. So I’ll go with 9-degree heads in those and even dial it down and confirmed this was best in fittings. In other heads, such as TM M6, the 10.5 fit me better. These were all with swings in the 103-105 range.”
  • jploper: “Personally, I like about 8 degrees; otherwise, I get zero roll out and balloon into the wind.”

Entire Thread: “Low lofted drivers”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Tony Finau’s 206 mph ball speed

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Tony Finau’s recent 206mph ball speed (and 383-yard carry) which he recorded in practice and uploaded to his Instagram page. Our members have been commenting on the ease of the swing from Finau which produced the numbers and whether he could now challenge Bryson DeChambeau as the tour’s longest hitter.

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.

  • extrastiff: “Yea that’s pretty nuts. Craziest part is, looks like my normal swing, and looks like a normal length club. So much balance. If he actually swung out of his shoes with super low loft, he would be carrying that no problem. Redonkulous.”
  • iBanesto: “Looked pretty easy for Finau!”
  • QuigleyDU: “I do think that Bryson could create a bit of a PGA distance arms race. This week could be pretty telling. He has done well on some by PGA standard cupcake courses. This one is different. Accuracy is much more important, and misses will be more penal.”
  • MUNIGRIT: “Tiger has now said Finau and Woodland are the longest guys on tour. Bryson is definitely the longest and straightest. Distance is only part of the problem. It’s been about 90 to 98 degrees in Utah the last week. He looked like he was in SLC Valley for that tee shot which is 4300 ft elevation and when you figure the actual Density altitude it was 7500 feet. That contributes hugely to the carry distance.”

Entire Thread: “Tony Finau’s 206mph ball speed”

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