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Forum Thread of the Day: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DJGainer, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what the effect will be should Tiger Woods go ahead and regularly win once again on the PGA Tour. Our members discuss both the possibility of Woods being able to achieve that and the impact that it would have on the game of golf.

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

  • the bishop: “If he wins he wins, and I think ratings will be good.  But as far as the same effect as back in the late 90’s early 00’s, no.  He was younger then, in his 20’s and younger kids relate to someone like that.  My oldest son, born in 1987, began playing golf partly because of Tiger and when we’d go to the range, he’d swing hard and say “I AM Tiger Woods” like one of his commercials from the time.  I don’t think he would inspire younger kids today like he did then.  He’s in his 40’s, and his oldest kid is a middle schooler now I think.  It’ll be great for his long time fans though.”
  • straightshot7: “It won’t transform the game because he already did that. But anytime he’s in contention there will obviously be very high ratings. If he’s in the final group of a major, you will probably see some TVs exploding from excessive rating syndrome.”
  • bazinky: “Plus, just imagine if Tiger is able to win a major and is playing well enough to have an actual rivalry that isn’t one-sided? You have the young-gun or guns versus a resurgent all-time champ adding to golf history. Just look at what happened at the Tour championship (which no one normally cares too much about). It would be absolutely explosive for golf!”
  • IVM: “Tiger winning 2 or 3 tournaments a year would be amazing, and if he won a major that would be incredible. Do not forget he is a middle-aged man with a fused back if he can do this that would be great for golf. He cannot dominate as he once did as his body would not stand up to the pressure. But the above would be good enough to move the needle in golf.”

Entire Thread: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Mad-Mex

    Nov 7, 2018 at 12:12 am

    “What if Napoleon had B-52’s, would he have won at Waterloo ?”

    Yes, “What if” questions are a pet peeve of mine,,,

  2. Tom

    Nov 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    “The Ole Gray Mare ain’t what she used to be!”

  3. Jamie

    Nov 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Can we talk about this when he wins a full field event on a course he’s never won on?

    • JB

      Nov 6, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      So if he wins the Masters (again) can we talk about it or still no?

      • Jamie

        Nov 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm

        You missed the point genius. It won’t happen so let’s never talk about it again. Time for the Tiger bandwagon to disappear and go find their next cool thing so golf can find it’s sustainable market footprint.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Why are people walking away from the game?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from dedicated2journey, who shared with fellow GolfWRX members his reasons for why some people are walking away from the game. The entire thread is a fascinating read, which developed into a broad debate about the growth of the sport, with plenty of excellent arguments and counter-arguments made. If you have some free time over the weekend, you’ll want to get stuck into this discussion.

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

  • mark174ace: “I will also say taking lessons from a good teacher who will give you good swing habits can pay dividends for a long, long time. People would spend far less on clubs if they spent more money on lessons and understood their own swing. Their scores would improve, and their mishits would not be as bad so there would be no b.s. psychological need for a new club that will make your problems go away.”
  • DDG61: “Am I one of the few that cares very little about the overall “growth” of the game? Other than my seven-year-old daughter I couldn’t care less how many people are exposed to, interested in or committed to golf. Presuming the Tiger era was the large growth what difference does it make if we go back to pre Tiger levels? The game will still be around, ready for all those willing and able.”
  • Swisstrader98: “New generation of youth view golf and golfers as stodgy and rigid. Proper dress codes, no music allowed on most courses, having to wear polo collared shirts, a rulebook that even the pros can’t quite decipher and on and on. If we don’t change or at least greatly simplify the rules and make golf exciting or cool, we will continue to see less interest.”
  • Lancj1: “I honestly think we need to introduce the availability of playing 3, 4, 5, 9 holes. I’m a club member and live very close to my course. I have a lot of fun in summer taking a carry bag out and playing “my” 5 hole loop. To enable me to do that I have to be a full member on 7-day membership. If my son comes for a walk with me, he’s not allowed to hit a ball.”
  • wrmiller: “I wouldn’t say golf is dying. More like it is on a diet and needs to lose a few pounds.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest club that you game?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from uwhockey14, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for the oldest club that they still use out on the course. Despite the latest technologies continually leading to new and improved equipment, this thread shows that for many of our members, there will always be a place in the bag for that certain trusty older club.

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.

  • leo the lion: “Odyssey Dual Force 56 degree wedge which is about 20 years old. These wedges have what I believe are called Stronomic inserts in the face. The inserts are made of a very hard material and still look new. I have not found a wedge that gives more spin and control than these wedges. Ping Eye and ISI’s come close but the Dual Forces can almost stop on a dime. I also have a 52 degree that I will use together with the 56 on shorter courses.”
  • NRJyzr: “Playing Golden Ram Tour Grinds right now, they’re approximately 38 years old.”
  • Moonlightgrm: “My Ping ISI irons are 18-years old. Nothing can move them out of my bag. Easy to hit and very forgiving. I tried a set of Mizuno JPX900 forged this year, and they lasted exactly 3-rounds.”
  • sneaky_pete: “18* Mizuno Fli Hi II Driving Iron from around 2006/2007.  This will never leave the bag! Also still rocking my Adams Speedline Super S 3 wood from 2012.”
  • dpb5031: “Arnold Palmer AP30r blade putter – ~50 years old. Kasco K2K #33 (sorta between a 2 hybrid & 5 wood) – 18 years old.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your golf stereotype?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Twism86, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what their golfing stereotype is. Whether it’s positive or negative habits that have come to define them out on the golf course, our members don’t hold back in this thread, and it makes for a very entertaining read.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and let us know your golfing stereotype at the link below.

  • leopoldstoch: “I’m the know it all, reads too much about golf, watches too many videos, always looking at new clubs, and can’t break 90.”
  • Lijka: “I’m a swing tinkerer. For whatever reason, I quickly lose feeling in my swing until it feels like I’m just waving my arms at the ball so I find myself constantly chasing a new swing feeling. Combine that with struggling with sh*nks, and I end up trying to redo my swing every week.”
  • DavyC: “Hacker. Impatient/fast golfer (except when there is a ball I can go get). Hacker. And hacker.”
  • rawdog: “I always approached the game like Bryson, before I even knew who he was. That’s why I enjoy rooting for him. I can’t win by pure athleticism, so I enjoy using my brain to give myself every advantage I can. For that reason, my friends all seem to bring their swing or equipment questions to me. I can answer the equipment ones with physics, but I am always hesitant to give swing advice!”
  • Twism86: “I’m the ball hunter. I can’t help but drive along the woods and water hazards searching for a few free Pro Vs or any other premium ball. If I’m playing alone I can get distracted for some time… Ill collect some good looking cheap balls too and just leave them in the cart, or my less picky golf buddies will take them. That or save them to do some skipping at a pond (if the course has one).”

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