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Forum Thread of the Day: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from msupel, who asked fellow members if they were to make any changes to Augusta National, what would they be? Our members give their view, with some suggestion subtle changes, and others entirely satisfied with the course just the way it is.

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.

  • King_Slender: “They could move the bunker on 8 – that’s essentially what they did with the bunkers on 5, moving them back like 15-20 yards when they moved the tee back, so they were in the same landing area. I think it’s fine where it is – one of the beauties of Augusta is that all the Par 5’s can be hit in 2 by 95% of the field if you hit the fairway.”
  • AmazinBlue: “I think they need to move the 13th green and the tributary to Rae’s Creek back about 45 yards and the tee back about 25 yards. Since moving the green and the creek is nearly impossible, They should back the tee up about 70 yards and move it to the left. The hole has become ridiculously easy. Everyone that lands their tee shot on grass can get there in 2. It is supposed to be a risk/reward hole.”
  • pmadden86: “The changes they made to #5 were brilliant, I saw some guys hitting woods and 4 irons into that green when they flared their tee shot right. 13 and 15 – DO NOT CHANGE! Both are brilliant risk-reward holes just the way they are. Only change I’d like to see is 17th being driveable; it’s very meh since the tree came down.”
  • MilkyButterCuts: “There should be no rough what so ever. That’s how the course is meant to be played.”

Entire Thread: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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  1. N

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Need twice as many bunkers on both sides of fairways

  2. Cory Pavin

    Apr 17, 2019 at 7:33 am

    shorten it. make it easier for everyone….everyone hitting wedges into the greens

  3. P

    Apr 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Plant more trees

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tiger Woods with a new Scotty Cameron at The Open”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from No Gimmes who was quick to spot Tiger Woods preparing for this week’s Open Championship with a new Scotty putter. Woods has also been seen warming up for this week’s event at Royal Portrush with his old faithful on the greens, but our members have been discussing the thinking behind the 15-time-major champion’s potential change, as well as the putter itself.

*Photos from Golf Central’s ‘Live From The Open’ coverage

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.

  • TheMoneyShot: “I’m really surprised he is making the switch. Let’s see if it’s in the bag come Thursday.”
  • Hedgehog: “That topline and the alignment aid and all the smooth lines, gorgeous!”
  • MuniPukeLife: “Makes sense as his trusty NP2 is super light by today’s putter standards.”

Entire Thread: “Tiger Woods with a new Scotty Cameron at The Open”

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from GarhawlR who is on the hunt for a new set of irons and is looking for suggestions on how to get the best bang for his buck with a budget of between $500 and $700. Our members disclose their advice for how to go about filling your bag if you’re on a budget.

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.

  • rgk5: “Pre-owned Srixon 585 or Wilson Staff W6 will fit the budget. Maltby irons are okay but will have virtually no resale value down the road.”
  • PushDrawFlush: “$500-700 is plenty to find new-to-me forged irons. I’d keep an eye out for some Srixon z745/765 if you want something similar to your MP25s but a little chunkier/more forgiving.”
  • T.B: “Sub 70 and hogans. Maltby makes great clubs. You have a lot of options at that price range. Take your time, and you’ll find something you really want.”
  • revenant: “You should be able to do this without much trouble. My MP-4s (3-PW) were $280 from global golf with minimal face wear (good grooves and no rust/wear spots).”

Entire Thread: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “How do you go about choosing a 3-wood?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from kcd38 who opens the discussion regarding WRXers approach to choosing a 3-wood. Our members discuss what they want from a 3-wood and how their driver often plays a pivotal role in deciding what they need and want from their 3-metal.

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.

  • HappyGilmore22: “I bought a 3-wood based on whichever low spin combo I could get the best value out of because I’ve tested ten 3-woods and can’t decide between any of them. Went with TS3 and stock shaft in an 80-gram weight class with x-flex, added bonus they fit for the proper swing weight I like. The M5 was my favorite, but with the correct shaft and specs it would have run me over $700, and I wasn’t about to be paying that for a 3-wood that I rarely hit when my $300 one is just as good.
  • Yuck: “3-woods are tough to get one you like under all conditions. I have had 3 of them over the last 40+ years. A Macgregor persimmon from the late 70s till early 90’s. A TM burner bubble tour spoon from the early 90, till 2004. And a TEE CB 2, still in my bag for the last 15 years.”
  • RichieHunt: “I go to a fitter that has a lot of club head options. I find it difficult to get a good 3-wood because they are not easy to hit well and they usually either go long, but suck to hit off the deck, or they hit off the deck well, but don’t go as long as I would like. So that’s why I try to get as many head options as I can to find the best one for me. Then I go to Fujikura and get fitted for a shaft. I also find that 3-wood heads wear down much more quickly than driver heads. So you finally get a head you like and after a short while it’s not performing like it once did, and the new model heads come in.”
  • AG12: “I’ve found for me that when trying to find the right amount of spin and height I got with a mid-low launch/low spin shaft in the brand’s more forgiving head if they have two (M4 over M3, TS2 over TS3, Flash over Sub Zero) and it seems to be a good recipe for launch, forgiveness and stopping power.”

Entire Thread: “How do you go about choosing a 3-wood?” 

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