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Forum Thread of the Day: “Which clubs will you never sell, and why?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from theothertwo, who asks fellow GolfWRX members to reveal the clubs they own that they will never sell, and their reason why. The thread contains a mix of modern and rarer clubs, with some great stories behind why they mean so much to our members.

  • MattyO1984: “Scotty Cameron Newport Tel3, Titleist 975D, Titleist 714CB’s – I got them from Paul Lawrie, so they are sticking. Titleist 990B 2 iron – a reminder of how hard I used to make golf by playing clubs that were impossible for me to hit well often enough.”
  • leo the lion: “Two Odyssey Dual Force Wedges – 52 and 56 – with stronomic inserts. Still the spiniest wedges I have ever used. Bettinardi QB8…………My mum passed away earlier this year, and her name was Betty. She was the ‘Queen Bee’ of the family. Just a reminder sitting in my bag of what a great Mum I had.”
  • JonT: “So true, my son bought me a used set of MP30’s many years back, and I loved them; went through a bad spell and sold them thinking I wasn’t up to the demands of hitting that sweet spot anymore. Bought them again this year, after eight years away, and I am in love again. Won’t sell them again.”
  • Tad: “Set of Srixon I701 tours, and an Odyssey White Ice #1 putter, All were In my little brother’s bag when he passed away seven years ago from Cancer. He was the one who got me into golf 26 years ago.”

Entire Thread: “Which clubs will you never sell, and why?”

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  1. Dennis Marth

    Dec 31, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    When I was 15 I fell in love with a putter in the pro shop of my home course. I convinced the pro to let me try the putter on the front nine. I went around in 12 putts and bought it at the turn. The putter was a Spalding “Cash-In” putter, the year was 1965 and it’s still the only putter I’ve ever needed. Every other aspect of the game has changed, but a comfortable putter is still your best friend on the course.

  2. Bert Gwaltney

    Dec 29, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Original Ping Anser II Nickel Putter

  3. TR3

    Dec 28, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Mizuno TP 19’s ( Faldo’s,) Titleist PT 13, ping BeCU 56/60 wedges ( not +) and original Scottsdale Answer putter. All flawless, none work !! But good in office bag!.

  4. Jim Gift

    Dec 28, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I will never sell my 2015 Great Big Bertha woods with Kuro Kage 50 Tini shafts, my Callaway XR irons w/Speedstep 80 shafts, and my Titleist Vokey SM4 Oil Can wedges, along with my Scotty Cameron putter. Why, because I love the sound and feel of the woods and irons, and I also like the fade adjustability of the Driver, I love the look and spin of the wedges, and the putter is a keeper for the long term.

    Jim

  5. Tom Newsted

    Dec 28, 2018 at 7:05 am

    My original Eye 2 sand wedge. It still has great stopping ability thanks to the square groves and gives me tons of confidence in both sand and flop shots.

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WRX Spotlight: Argolf Mordred putter

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Product: Argolf Mordred putter

Pitch: From Argolf: “…each ARGOLF putter is named after an Arthurian legend.”

“Mordred was known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed, and Arthur was fatally wounded. The images depicting Mordred are reflected in the winged design of the putter which aids in stabilization and alignment, as well as its coloring.”

“With a lower center of gravity that surpasses all mallet putters in the ARGOLF collection, Mordred boasts one of the highest MOIs available on the market. Precisely milled from a solid block of aeronautical-grade 7175 Aluminum, Mordred appeals to the eye with its clean and sophisticated look. Using the most advanced technology, Mordred is shaped through a 5-axis milling process that differentiates itself from its competitors in design and performance due to its aerodynamic features.”

Our take on the Argolf Mordred putter

When you are dreaming of your next high-end milled putter, Argolf might not be the first name that pops into your head. Argolf is a French company founded in 2010 by a couple of aeronautical industrialists and a golf professional. By combining the expertise from both sites, Argolf has created a line of milled putters that not only look like art but with performance that rivals more well-known brands.

Mordred is a large mallet that boasts a very low center of gravity and super high MOI. Milled out of a solid block of aerospace-grade 7175 aluminum, the design is influenced by the aerodynamic lines from F1 race cars. The face features Argolf’s C-Claw technology that produces a more consistent forward roll without skidding. The Mordred is finished off with a single orange site line, a black PVD shaft, and a Pure midsize grip.

When you open the box, you are greeted with a nice grey and orange head cover that feels high quality and durable. Headcover removed, you will say hello to one of the larger mallet putters you have ever tried. The finish is a matte dark gray that eliminates glare and contrasts well with the orange paint fill. Traditionally high end milled putters have milling lines on most of the head and ARGOLF hid most of those in this head. The milling lines and marks are still visible on the rounded sections, but any flat surface is perfectly smooth. From what I have been told by machinists, it is more expensive to remove those lines and marks.

Any mallet putter that boasts high MOI, the style is going to be love or hate. At first, I was taken back by how busy the Mordred is, but out on the course, those flowing lines melt away. Not once was I distracted by them while lining up a putt. Size is going to take some getting used to as it just frames the ball different than any other mallet I have tried.

Feel and sound is where Mordred really shines. I have putted with aluminum putters before, and depending on the design they can have a different sound or feel. The C-Claw face really offers a softer feel and sound with just a slight click at impact. Not as crisp as carbon steel, just a little more muted and I enjoyed the sounds and feel with the Titleist AVX.

ARGOLF’s C-Claw technology does what it says and gets the ball rolling with zero skidding, even on long uphill putts. Putting side-by-side with a standard faced putter you could easily see tell the difference in the first foot of roll. Some face technologies can cause issues with distance control, but every putt rolled out to the expected distance. Compared to a traditionally milled face the Mordred will roll a fraction farther, but something that is easy to adjust to with a handful of putts on the practice green.

Shots off center go almost exactly where you aimed; the toe miss leaks just a touch right. Putts struck on the heel go straight and lose minimal distance while feeling still very solid. Toe strikes leak a hair right and are met with a small amount of vibration letting you know you missed the center of the putter.

Overall, Argolf’s Mordred putter is a great option for someone who is looking for a super forgiving putter. A minor complaint is no grip options for a putter at this price. I like a standard size, firmer grip and there are no other options to select from. The other thing that could become an issue is how well the finish holds up. I always use the headcover when I am not using my putter and the finish still has a few minor marks on it. If you are anti-headcover you might notice faster wear. Those are pretty small issues, and I think that ARGOLF has a really solid putter here.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases an Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter which has got plenty of our member’s attention. Some have likened the blade to Tiger’s Newport 2, and a number are hoping for a release at retail soon.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

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.

  • Weston11: “Absolutely beautiful!”
  • Scotty1140: “Sweet putter. Definitely inspired by Tiger’s Newport 2. Needs a bit more of a bevel on the trailing edges from address IMO. Always love a tri-sole. This coming to retail? Would like to roll this.”
  • Wdwfreak: “Bring that one out, and you have a sale. I like that a lot.”

Entire Thread: “Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nuttinbutapeanut, who asked fellow members what golf-related gift they received for Father’s Day. Our members share what they received, as well as gave on Father’s Day.

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.

  • OSpreyCI: “PXG 0811x Driver. Thank you fam bam.”
  • Aviador Naval: “Two hours of time with my son hitting balls and practicing short game on a day with beautiful weather. As an empty nester, that is 1000x more valuable than anything material.”
  • Kingcat990: “Took the father in law golfing, and we posted some horrendous scores. Had a great time piling garbage on the scorecard.”
  • Gautama: “New golf shirt and shorts, and got a surprise treat in a tee time for the whole clan on a little executive 9 hole, par 33 course. First time we’ve done it…my wife, my two sons aged 22 and 18, and my two daughters aged 9 and 6. The whole course was crawling with groups like ours… Not the fastest round any of us have ever played, but very fun.”
  • granata10: “New ping hoofer golf bag. It was needed and wanted.”

Entire Thread: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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