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Forum Thread of the Day: “How is Patrick Cantlay not getting penalized for slow play?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from TheInfidel, who during Sunday’s fourth round at the Shriners expressed his frustration with Patrick Cantlay’s speed (or lack of it) on the course. Pace of play is a contentious issue right now in golf, and after Corey Pavin’s slow play penalty on the Champions Tour last month, many of our members would like to see officials take action more often on the PGA Tour.

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.

  • elwhippy: “He is purgatory. Horsfield tweeted he knows he has an issue and is doing something about it. Cantlay is getting beyond belief. The 2019 rules revisions are about speeding up play but obviously touring pros will be exempt.”
  • the bishop: “I agree that watching Cantlay is frustrating but slow play on the Tour is a collective effort.  Hard to tell watching on TV but was his group ever out of position?  I wonder if Tour officials give some slack on individual times if a group is not out of position if getting them to hurry up would only serve to have them wait even longer to hit their next shots.”
  • GMN_02: “Need to start penalizing players.  5% or 10% of the FedEx Cup points the player would earn from the event for every slow play penalty.  This won’t take them out of the round mentally like a stroke penalty would but the repercussions of losing those points over a whole season could be meaningful enough to make some players speed it up.”
  • IVM: “Here is the answer, if they are slow for more than two holes and they lose a hole then disqualify the group. That will stop slow play.”

Entire Thread: “How is Patrick Cantlay not getting penalized for slow play?”

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  1. NormW

    Nov 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    The Tournament should put them on notice, maybe have them sign an agreement before accepting the entry. It’s a performance contract and they are contractors.

  2. The Infidel

    Nov 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Cantlay is singled out here, but the topic certainly needs addressed more seriously by the Tour and the PGA. Join the conversation!

  3. Bert Gwaltney

    Nov 9, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    This is the PGA Tour, get accustomed to it continuing, after all it’s an entertainment business.

  4. Tom54

    Nov 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I have a possible solution for at least the viewers. The known slow pokes all should be on delay. Skip all the antics and show us only about the last seconds before they hit their shots. At least we don’t have to suffer, only their fellow playing partners. They are always using tape delays, so just let them always be on delay or don’t cut to them until they hit.

  5. JP

    Nov 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Playing with go slow golfers is the reason I rarely play. My home club is full of them.

  6. Curt

    Nov 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    They make so much money DQ then all for being slow. Such good equipment these days if you are slow you don’t deserve to be on tour. Essentially ever sport has a time limit.

  7. Keith

    Nov 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    This is a dangerous situation. The fasters are attempting to discriminate against the slows. Slows have rights. Even though they were born biologically faster, they identify as slows, and their choice should be embraced and encouraged.

  8. Mike Honcho

    Nov 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Cantlay makes J.B. Holmes look like Usain Bolt

  9. joro

    Nov 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    When is the last time a slow player was penalized, at least one that is a name player. The PGA Tour is total BS in the fact they ignore the rule, and Golf is suffering for that. Kids watch Golf and see slow and think it is fine, and the announcers contribute when they are alway saying be careful and don’t hit until you are ready, you have to wonder is any of them are really ready.

    • Al

      Nov 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      It kills me when something bothers a player and they step away. Then the announcer says do the right thing and go through the entire routine again. NOOOOOOOO!!!

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their recommendations on soft and forgiving players cavity irons. A whole host of different irons get a mention in the thread, with Mizuno’s cavity irons proving to be one of the most popular choices amongst our members.

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.

  • jimb: “I haven’t hit anything better feeling than the 2013 Callaway X-Forged.”
  • deep18: “As others have said, JPX919 Tour. Players look but according to Mizuno’s data, slightly more forgiving than the AP3 and almost as forgiving as the MMC.”
  • elwhippy: “Mizuno will be the softest. Srixon a close second. I imagine the TM will be most forgiving. AP2s are very blade like in their performance. P760 goes very high and straight with DG 105 and 120 shafts.”
  • 300_Straight: “Wilson V6 Tour is also a great feeling iron from what I’ve heard. Never personally tested it, though. Any Srixon 7 or 9 series irons are very soft, as are most Mizunos, Callaway X Forged, etc.”

Entire Thread: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Peter Kessler’s social media strategy”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BenSeattle, who brought up the topic of former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler’s recent social media outbursts. Kessler has been very prominent on social media of late, beginning by lashing out at a promo video from No Laying Up, and more recently targetting Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee in many different posts. The erratic nature of Kessler’s attacks has got many of our members perplexed, as well as Kessler himself, blocked from following Chamblee’s Twitter account.

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.

dlygrisse: “Lots have said very similar things about Brandel here. Keep in mind these are both people who get paid to make golf seem edgy. They are both probably good guys if you were to meet them, but I’m guessing they won’t be playing a round together anytime soon.”

MattyO1984: “The shame in it all is that PK actually had some valid points about Brandel and No Laying Up, but for someone who made a living out of talking, he articulated those points like a drunken best man giving a speech at a wedding.”

gators78: “No Laying Up released a 2 minute promo video for a travel series they have coming up. Peter Kessler himself posted ~150 responses, which is absolutely insane, I welcome people to actually go look at his twitter feed if you think I’m exaggerating. After that jumped the shark he moved to firing off at Brandel. Something is clearly off.”

Entire Thread: “Peter Kessler’s recent social media outbursts.”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What are the best Maltby irons ever, and why?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from AbSWFPGA, who asked fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what Maltby irons they consider to be the best and why. Plenty of different Maltby irons get a mention, and the thread even inspired one of our members to pick up a set.

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.

  • Shifty76: “This forum is bad for my wallet. Really had no desire to switch irons from the AP1s I bought a couple of years ago, but you buggers sold me on the Maltbys. In the process of buying a set of like-new 4-GW DBMs now…not even sure if I’ll hit the 4i as my Heavenwood covers that distance, but if I can hit it well enough maybe it’ll go in the bag on windy days.”
  • Perrkka: “I have only played the DBM. They are excellent. I put them together with Project-X 5.5 shafts. The result was great.”
  • Nat: “I’ve hit almost every Maltby iron since ’03. I have to agree on the DBM/TE/MO5 as the best. I currently play the KE4 Tour + which is a tad more forgiving, but not nearly as sexy looking. The TS2 is up there as well, clean look, very solid feel, just not enough to warrant the $ over my KE4 tour+.”
  • Sparky14: “I just picked up a DBM set. Even on graphite shafts, I’m shocked how harsh those heads feel. And being the ho that I am, I also picked up a set of Honma 737V irons on steel shafts, and they feel so much softer than the DBM. I’ve always loved the M05/TE line, so I’ll stick with the non-black Maltby versions.”

Entire Thread: “Best Maltby irons ever and why?”

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