Connect with us

Equipment

The 19th Hole (Ep. 57): The hottest new club releases, with Master Fitter Todd Tschantz

Published

on

Master Clubfitter Todd Tschantz of Golf Fitting Studios takes a look at the best of the Fall 2018 equipment offerings on The 19th Hole with Michael Williams, and he explains why even good players should start trying out game-improvement clubs. Also, the episode features Harold Primat of the award-winning Primland Resort.

Check out the full podcast on SoundCloud below, or click here to listen on iTunes!

Your Reaction?
  • 10
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK8

We share your golf passion. You can follow GolfWRX on Twitter @GolfWRX, Facebook and Instagram.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. zed

    Nov 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Only neurotic gearheads need the newest club releases… to feel potent even though they are impotent.

  2. benseattle

    Nov 2, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Somebody should tell this Michael Williams that he’s hosting a Podcast and NOT a Radio Show. We know what we’re listening to because we tune in specifically. Williams seems to think that we’re in our cars, punching around the A.M. dial, listening to this and that, dropping into his show randomly. Otherwise, he would know that there’s no need to CONSTANTLY remind us that what we’re hearing is “The 19th Hole on Golf W-R-X, Michael Williams your host.” He blurts this out relentlessly… obviously in love with the sound of his own name. Here’s a tip: WE KNOW.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

True Linkswear launches Project 2020 footwear line

Published

on

True Linkswear is adding three new models to its existing line of popular shoes designed to help golfer “enjoy the walk”: the Lux Knit, Lux Pro, and OG Feel.

The OG Feel

This shoe was created with the keenest feel players in mind. Like many shoes in the True line, OG Feel is built on a zero-drop platform, meaning the heel and toe sit level to each other unlike more traditional shoes where the heel sits above toes to promote a natural walking motion.


The upper is fully knit and accented with leather in the midsole and heel for additional support and structure. The spikeless sole allows the golfer to be positioned lower to the ground without sacrificing traction thanks to the innovative tread.

Price: $139.00

Lux Pro and Knit

True has always been about innovation and they are bringing a totally new material to their premium Lux line with the introduction of the Wanderlux outsole, that according to True offers the most shock absorption in the industry. The Lux series comes in both a knit and leather model to offer golfers varying style choices that are both waterproof and comfortable for every step of your round, whether it be nine holes, 18 holes, or beyond.

Lux Knit features

  • Waterproof & breathable knit upper with added DWR (durable water repellent) shell
  • Wanderlux interior featuring a snug, padded heel cup and super foam insert
  • Reusable Llux shoe/shag bag in lieu of the traditional box
  • Transitional (minimal) drop from heel to toe; 6mm
  • Light-weight design coming in at only 11.5 oz
  • Generous natural fit toe box comfortably conforms up to 2E width

Lux Pro Features

  • Waterproof Full Grain Leather Upper
  • Wanderlux interior featuring a snug, padded heel cup and super foam insert
  • Reusable Lux shoe/shag bag in lieu of the traditional box
  • Transitional (minimal) drop from heel to toe; 6mm
  • Light-weight construction- only 11.5 oz
  • Generous natural fit toe box to comfortably conform up to 2E width

Availability

All three shoes are currently available for pre-order from TrueLinkswear.com with an estimated shipping date of July 1, 2020.

 

Your Reaction?
  • 3
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Equipment

What GolfWRXers are saying about the clubs they chip with

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing the clubs they like to use around the greens. WRXer ‘jomatty’ uses a 58-degree wedge for most shots around the green and asks fellow members if that’s an ‘amateur move’ or if it’s a default play for most players. Our members have their say.

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.

  • jholz: “I think the conventional wisdom is to use what works for you. Chipping is largely a matter of practice and comfort, and I think every player will have their own, personal preference. If you practice a ton with your 58* and can hit the shots you need with it – then more power to you. That being said, I find using a variety of clubs for chipping is beneficial for me. I assess every chip for the amount of green I have to work with, and how much crap I have to clear. Less green, more loft. Less crap and more green, lower loft. If it’s a generic green side chip with a bit of green to work with and a bit of crap to clear, I default to a mid-lofted wedge (I.e. a sand wedge), which for me is 54*. I would say I hit probably 75-80% of all chips with this club. If I have less green to work with, I will go up in loft to my 58*. If I have less crap to carry I will go down in loft perhaps using my 50*. Probably the most reliable shot in my bag is a little 9 iron chip from the fringe.”
  • demecca2: “I am the same as you. I pretty much use my 58 for every single shot unless I need to hit a bump shot into a hill. I would rather get really good with one club rather than just good with a bunch of clubs.”
  • nova6868: “Like several others have said, I do the bulk of my chipping and pitching with my 50 and 54. I only bring out the 58 if I need a chip with lots of spin, high pitch, or flop because I don’t have much green to work with. I just find the 50 and 54 to be more predictable in terms of my misses and the amount of roll out.”
  • aenemated: “My 52° pretty much exclusively. It’s just what I’ve always used for chipping going back to my high school days. Only time I’ll deviate is if it’s a really uphill lie.”
  • platgolf: “The 9 iron is my go-to for chipping. It has the right roll out to get it close.”
  • Sean2: “It depends on the situation. Anything from a 50º to a 62.”

Entire Thread: “What clubs do you chip with?”

Your Reaction?
  • 23
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

Continue Reading

Equipment

What GolfWRXers are saying about the best anti-left hybrid for a sweeper

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing anti-left hybrids and which ones work best for a sweeper of the ball. WRXer ‘Hougz79’ is considering Callaway’s Mavrik Pro, TaylorMade’s SIM and PXG’s Gen 2 – and our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

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.

  • Orlandogolfguru: “Cally super hybrid is supposed to be anti-left.”
  • Golf64: “Ping G410 is best out there, IMO.”
  • Wardonnation: “Have had 6 since and finally got it back.. 915 Titleist hands down…”
  • Valtiel: “I think there are two main factors/categories for hybrid fitting and eliminating the left miss. 1) Weight and length. Most hybrids are too long and too light which further complicates trying to slot them in as iron replacements vs wood replacements. I think many peo -y reputation that hybrids have has far more to do with #1 above than any inherent CG bias as a lot of people feel. I think CG bias is still important, don’t get me wrong, but we are often told to treat our hybrids more like irons while off the rack they are setup too much fairway woods. Don’t be afraid to tinker with weight and length; it makes a world of difference.”
  • halfsumo: “I am a sweeper and have trouble with hybrids going left. Like you have had success with Apex. Titleist hybrids in the flat and open settings have worked pretty well for me. The weird thing about the Titleist are that the “player’s” version usually has a weird offset to it which I think looks like it wants to go left. I had the TS2, and it was pretty solid, probably shouldn’t have sold it. I had the SIM Max, and it was totally draw-biased for me. 100% due to the upright lie angle. I think that anyone that struggles hitting hybrids left there are two options: 1. Steer away from any hybrid with a fixed hosel that cannot be adjusted more flat if necessary. Hybrids with stock flatter lie angle like Apex, Mav Pro and Mizuno CLK can work if you get lucky. The only hybrids that I’d look at are Titleist, PXG and Ping because they can all be adjusted flatter and more open and Titleist and PXG can also adjust the weights toward the toe. 2. If you really like a fixed hosel head, get fit and see if you can try shorter and heavier shafts. Something 90-100+ grams and like .5″ to 1.5″ shorter than stock. If it works, have it built and swing weighted properly. I like the looks of the Mav Pro, Super Hybrid and Epic Flash hybrids which are all supposed to be pretty good at being anti-left, but I have a PXG Gen 2 on order because of the adjustability (and sale price).”

Entire Thread: “Anti-left hybrid for a sweeper”

Your Reaction?
  • 4
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending