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Forum Thread of the Day: “Senior looking to conquer long par-4s and par-5s”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who is a senior golfer looking to conquer lengthy par-4s and par-5s. Typically coming up “10-30 yards short on those long par 4s,” jjfcpa reached out to fellow members who have been offering their advice and suggestions.

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.

  • CayMan7: “No matter how old you are, everyone can use an extra 20 yards off the tee. I’m 66 and found that by far, the best thing I can do is be sure I have a good amount of lag in my swing. It is much more powerful to throw the club at the ball than push it; like casting a fishing line. I see guys my age with little to no lag, and they hit the ball 200 yards at best, while I’m out there at 240. It is the best thing you can do to gain distance.”
  • Popeye64: “First off I’ll say right off the bat you are not playing with enough loft on your driver. If you are only getting 200 yards out of your driver, you are not generating enough clubhead speed to have a 10.5 be effective. If you have not been fit for a driver do your self a favor. If somehow that is your optimum loft then you are playing the hole with the wrong mindset. I think you will have better success playing the long par 4s as a Par 5. Play your second shot to a distance where you can play a full shot into the green. 30 or 40 yards short can be no man’s land. 60-70 yards with a sand wedge??? I don’t know your game, but I would assume if you can swallow some pride and play the hole strategically, you will score a lot better.”
  • mcs4: “You’re welcome to play whichever tees you like, but IMO if you want to stick with the longer tees your better approach is to really dial in your positional game by playing the long par 4’s as three-shot holes and dialing in a wedge distance or two to rely upon for that third shot. It sounds as though adding 10+ yards to both your driver and 3w would still have you counting on a lot of maxed out 3w shots into the green to reach 400+ yard par 4s in two, which is probably not going to be a recipe for great scoring.”

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  1. Rascal

    May 14, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    It’s kinda sad really, but at some point you must concede to reality. Looks like the forum members succeeded in convincing him to do just that so good on them!

  2. T

    May 14, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Move up to the ladies tee

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Your last ever set of irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Nickc who asks fellow WRXers what they would choose if their next set of irons were the last clubs they could use. Some of our members mention a range of different irons which they would love to splash out on, while others choose between a set of clubs already in their possession.

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.

  • cfasucks: “If I had only 1 set to play with for the rest of my life it would probably be my 845s. They are great feeling and forgiving when I’m not at the top of my game, and they’re built like tanks.”
  • kekoa: “At this point, I’d have to choose Seven MB’s. At a price tag of about $4,000 4-PW I wouldn’t be able to afford another set.”
  • bodhi555: “That would be my VR Pros, as they do everything I need an iron to do. Feel awesome, let me get away with not being precisely on the centre of the face, look great and seem to go as far as some distance irons I’ve tried.”
  • Lumberjack627: “Think I’m going to get 790s, and that would be it for me.”

Entire Thread: “Your last ever set of irons?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron Albertsons Boise Open putter covers”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Scotty Cameron’s Albertsons Boise Open putter covers. The vibrant french fries themed covers have been receiving plenty of love from our members in our forums, with one WRXer calling the new additions their “favorite headcover in a long time.”

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

  • jschwarb: “Gave up french fries many months ago … this cover makes me happy and sad. I’ll probably grab one for my T22 Fastback.”
  • manVSgolf: “This is my favorite headcover in a long time. Can’t wait to receive mine. Orders are still available for Club Cameron members.”
  • chrisokeefe12: “Those are so sick would love to get my hands on one of those.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron Albertsons Boise Open putter covers”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “TaylorMade Albertsons Boise Open putter covers”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases TaylorMade’s Albertsons Boise Open putter covers. The covers have impressed our members, who are hoping that the new additions will now come to retail.

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

  • Green In Reg: “Name your price TM!”
  • chrisokeefe12: “Those are super cool. Would be sweet if they did one for every major college.”
  • Titletown: “Those are great.”

Entire Thread: “TaylorMade Albertsons Boise Open putter covers”

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