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Forum Thread of the Day: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Holy Moses who began the thread discussing Brooks Koepka’s recent weight loss which is rumored to be for an ESPN photo shoot. Koepka has stated how he is “out of sorts” on the course recently due to him dropping 24lbs, and our members have been speculating on the impact it could have on his season.

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.

  • MattyO1984: “Crazy that he would try and change his body so much for a photo shoot. If he were a model, you could understand it but as a golfer, who relies on his body being able to do what he needs it to do it’s madness and more than a little vain as well.”
  • Cool Runnings: “So Brook’s has lost 24lbs, and his driving/swing is suffering, isn’t this the opposite of what the ‘so called experts’ were religiously stating about players bulking up and it impeding their driving/swing. Yet more proof they’re talking about topics above their pay-grade”
  • Holy Moses: “Well, Brooks has been wondering why he hasn’t been getting media attention. He’s come out of his shell lately. Good for him.”

Entire Thread: “How will Brooks Koepka’s 24lb weight loss affect his 2019 on the course?”

 

 

 

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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 @giannimosquito

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    Mar 21, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    He says he’s back to eating again, so he should be fine. He won’t be ready for the Masters, but hopefully he can be ready for the other two, and we know he’s great on US Open set ups, so he lets hope he can do a hat-trick

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best method for curing the shanks?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Yieeman who asks WRXers for their advice on methods to solve the dreaded “S” word. Our members share their suggestions which include swing tips as well as practice drills.

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.

  • balls_deep: “So I had the shanks earlier this year, and it was driving me nuts. Watched lots of videos and did the standard drills – standing further from the ball, second ball outside addressed ball etc. etc. and nothing worked. I was talking to my FIL who has also struggled with them, and he said he thought his head was moving towards the ball on the backswing. I started to think about this and started messing with it, and it actually fixed it. It was mostly happening to me on 3/4 wedges, and I realized my head was moving forward slightly. Try it out – might make a bit difference. I now feel like I’m more on my heels, and I keep my head back during the swing and boom. Wedges lethal again.”
  • PorscheFan: “I can tell you that while the Mizuno MP33 wasn’t the best for shank dispersion, it had amazing feel. You could feel exactly where you hit it on the hosel… If you hit it right on the center of the hosel it was just pure… Like off-COG butter. Best feeling in the world. Made me want to shank more just to get that feeling.”
  • Milfordlefty: “Do you shank hybrids or fairway woods? If not, look for a set all hybrid style irons, an example is Cleveland golf Launcher HB irons. Or try this change at address. It is likely your arms are moving out from your body in the downswing. Address the ball with the toe on the ball. If you are moving arms out, you’ll move middle of club to ball. Try it. See a pro for a lesson to figure out why arms are moving out.”
  • Ri_Redneck: “By definition, a shank is only a fraction of an inch from being a perfect shot. You’re returning the club to the ball slightly further out than you normally do. For me, I do it when I start really focusing on my line and unconsciously start crowding the ball. The preshot routine has usually gotten sloppy when this happens.”

Entire Thread: “Best method for curing the shanks?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Matt Every suspended for three months after testing positive for cannabis”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nichho and discusses Matt Every’s recent Tour ban after testing positive for the use of cannabis. The PGA Tour announced that Every will be eligible to return on Jan. 7, 2020, while the 35-year-old released a statement voicing his disapproval of the Tour’s current policy.

“I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a drug that I have a legal prescription for in the state of Florida. I have been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my physician whom has managed my medical for 30 years.
For me, cannabis has proven to be, by far, the safest and most effective treatment.

With that being said, I have no choice but to accept this suspension and move on. I knew what WADA’s policy was and I violated it. I don’t agree with it for many reasons, mainly for my overall well-being, but I’m excited for what lies ahead in my life and career.”

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.

  • Matty01984: “I love how Every is banned for it as this time of year. Genuinely seems like they have looked at it and thought, right we need to take a stance on this (even though our stance is going to be ridiculous), let’s ban the guy over this stupid fall period when interest levels are negligible in any event.”
  • Chrisosterone: “Regardless of my personal opinion on the subject, marijuana is currently a banned substance. There are myriad other avenues for him to research meds for whatever medical condition he is currently afflicted with a banned substance. Simply find another avenue if you want to play on the PGA Tour. Case closed.”
  • Man_O_War: “He’s been an open user for years…guess he was dodging bullets for a while.”

Entire Thread: “Matt Every suspended for three months after testing positive for cannabis”

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tour professionals and their Vokey wedges”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from SMAC43 who created a topic dedicated to Tour player’s love of Vokey wedges. SMAC43 asks fellow members just why so many Tour pros choose to play Vokey wedges, and WRXers weigh in with their reasoning.

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

  • Downtown_Brown_4: “I think it has a lot to do with Aaron Dill. He’s able to take feedback from the players and custom grind anything they could ever want.”
  • straightshot7: “Vokey is probably what most of them played with as a junior and in college. Some guys don’t like to tinker with their short game equipment. Vokey is tried and true.”
  • Matty01984: “Vokey’s definitely seem to be the most popular wedge out there, and they have been for some time. The grind options and the guys that Titleist have working for them are definitely a big part of that. Interesting to see them cropping up in bags of guys that are on staff with other companies.”
  • Pepperturbo: “Remember, next to putters, wedges are the most used clubs on the PGA Tour. For that reason, Tour players replace wedges multiple times per year. A few players with contracts have been known to replace them every two-three months. However, if a tour player uses forged wedges, they are replaced more often because the sole and grooves wear quite fast with excessive use; cast not so much. I played forged for years before switching to Vokey SM6 when they were introduced; still have them in the bag too, even though I practice near daily with the LW. Last but just as important. Even though wedge grooves wear a good player can still spin the ball. Spin is about how you impact the ball and speed.”

Entire Thread: “Tour professionals and their Vokey wedges”

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