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Forum Thread of the Day: “What’s your favorite fairway finder club and shot?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from dgarland, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what their go-to club and shot is when they must hit the fairway. Our members implement a range of clubs and different types of shots and techniques, and the thread gives a fascinating insight into the games of other golfers.

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.

  • PingGuy68: “Usually a hybrid is good for me if finding fwy is in doubt.  But lately, I’ve been goofing around a bit with an eye 2 2-iron I bought on a whim.  It is surprisingly easy to hit.  Nice low flight with no curve, 200 yards for me.”
  • agolf1: “A bunt driver.  Grip down 1-2 inches, tee ball lower, and swing easy.  Style points, no.  Reasonably effective, yes. I just think the 460 cc head is a lot easier to hit (covers up mistakes) than a small headed fw or hybrid (I can still hit these clubs, but when something goes wrong then you are in the rough and way back from where you expected).”
  • FlyingLaw1: “I choke down a driver a couple of inches and move it back in my stance. Tee the ball down a little and basically swing it like a 5-iron. Goes about 15-20% shorter than a standard driver but I can’t miss with it.”
  • GolfTurkey: “Aim left and unleash a power fade. Sniping double cross hook finds the adjacent fairway every time.”

Entire Thread: “What’s your favorite fairway finder club and shot?”

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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. Alex

    Feb 27, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    TMB back in stance punch draw.

  2. 9

    Feb 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    9 iron

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WRX Spotlight: Quick-Up driving range

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Product: Quick-Up driving range

Pitch: Via Quick-Up: “Using our UT-TEC TM rapid hub deployment system and hanging net impact absorption technology, we created the most unique and functional Golf practice net ever…It’s fast easy set-up and convenient storage and mobility make it an ideal anytime/anywhere practice range. In seconds you can easily have your personal driving range. It’s a powerful, functional and sturdy golfer’s practice tool. Practice all Woods, Hybrids, and Irons with a real ball…”

Our take on the Quick-Up driving range

Avid golfers are seemingly always looking for an easy, convenient place to practice. Of course, a full range is ideal, but we don’t always have the time. The Quick-Up Golf Driving Range tries to provide an affordable solution for us junkies out there to get in our daily dose of practice.

The Quick-Up Driving Range definitely fills a need in the marketplace. Its strength is its portability and doing what its name implies: It sets up in moments and can be taken down in nearly as quickly. It comes with some nice extras such as short game targets and a “shank guard.”

Still, if you are looking for a foolproof option – meaning near-zero chance of a ball missing the net and destroying something that shouldn’t be, you should look elsewhere in the marketplace. Even the fairly pricey Quick-Up Deluxe in not very wide at 10 feet. Set it up in your house and you may eventually have some drywall repairs to do.

While its light weight keeps it portable, it doesn’t’ feel as sturdy and durable as we’d like it to be. Outside, stiff winds can blow it around and the manufacturer recommends using the stakes included for safety. And while initial folding is quick, getting it back in the carry bag may be another story.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from aceo36 who asks fellow members for their choice of most forgiving driving iron. Plenty of different driving irons receive a mention, with Srixon’s U65 proving to be one of the most popular choices.

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.

  • Jwin323: “I just got a Ping G410 Crossover 2, and it’s pretty forgiving. Very easy to hit off the deck because of its sole camber.”
  • thekiwii: “The bigger, the more forgiving. The ping crossover series is probably the biggest. Adams DHy is very under the radar and underrated. You can hunt one down for cheap. Titleist TMB is small, but it has tungsten weighting to increase the forgiveness.”
  • arobbins3: “I play the Srixon U65, and it’s the most forgiving one I’ve played (T-MB, Taylormade, etc.).”
  • ScottJN: “I picked up the u85 on a whim, got the stock recoil shaft and it flies higher than I’d like on a typical shot.  However, the club is so easy to hit and an automatic 250 off the tee (2iron).”

Entire Thread: “Most forgiving driving iron?”

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GolfWRX Spotlight: P2 putter grips

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Product: P2 putter grips

Pitch: From P2: “The patented P2 technology is based on the way the shaft is housed through the bottom of the grip. This effectively elevates the golfer’s hands at address, locks the wrists in place and creates sought after shaft-forearm symmetry.”

Our take on P2 putter grips

Putting is the one part of golf that truly levels the playing field – a sliding two-footer is worth just as many shots as a 345-yard drive, and from beginner to pro, we’ve all experienced the simple agony of missing one we know we really should have made. With so much recent focus on redefining putter technology the one part of the club that is still highly overlooked is the grip — but P2 is trying to change that.

The key part of the P2 design is the Bottom Shaft Housing that positions the grip asymmetrically around the shaft – on the vertical plane (don’t worry the grip are 100 percent symmetrical). This design, fully legal under the rules of golf, has scientifically proven through the use of Quintic, results that show both improved strike pattern on the face as well as getting more putts started on line at the intended target.

Part of the reason this design helps golfers putt more consistently is that it puts the putter more inline and on plane with the forearm to help create a single motion. As much as we would all love a putting stroke that flows as smoothly as Ben Crenshaw or Brad Faxon the amount timing needed in the hands to produce great results through these methods is often too difficult even for the better player to achieve. In a way, the P2 Grip design helps you get into an “armlock” position without fully overhauling your putting technique (and it allows you to keep your current putter).

In my personal testing, I decided to use the P2 Core Classic. This was my preferred grip since it offers the smaller width while giving the full experience of the Botton Shaft Housing tech. My putter specs are generally flatter than most with a lie angle around 68 degrees, when using a traditional grip this results in having the butt end point more towards my belly button and, as I’m fully willing to admit, a more rotational stroke. I never had to adjust any of the specs on my putter to get the grip to do exactly what it says it will. The grip plane became more aligned with my forearm and after a small adjustment period to the new shape, I was 100 percent making a more pendulum stroke with less arc. So far, results inside have proven to be a success, and I’m looking forward to taking it out to the course once the season really gets started.

Within the P2 lineup, there are four shapes and two weight categories to choose from to allow the player to find the exact fit for both grip method and balance. The original “Core” series is on the heavier side of the grip weight spectrum, but for many players using modern heavier putter heads this could be a huge advantage to help give your putter a higher balance point, and at the end of the day, produce a smoother putting stroke. As the current trend of research from multiple OEMs has proven, a higher balance point through weight distribution can lead to some big improvements in stroke consistency.

Whether its a claw, cross-handed, or more of a traditional grip method you use, there is a P2 grip that should fit your style and hopefully help you sink a few more putts.

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