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Forum Thread of the Day: “Anthony Kim”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Dano golf and puts Anthony Kim back in the (WRX) spotlight. Our members have been taking a trip down memory lane, sharing their sightings of the man, as well as speculating on his future in our forums.

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.

  • DON SVO: “He plays a lot of poker and pops up from time to time here in DFW, but never with a golf club or anywhere close to a PGA Tour event.”
  • allikane: “I don’t know how much of the online rumors are true. AK has never really spoken publicly to dispel or confirm much of the myths. Since he hasn’t spoken publicly much about it, the rumors have gotten more and more like Big Foot sightings. I think he is just over playing professionally, prefers to stay out of the spotlight, and trying to live drama-free.”
  • woods991: “His birdie run at Augusta is still one of the most impressive feats to date at the Masters.”
  • mackepa: “I liked him because he seemed to not take golf so seriously. He played carefreely and was aggressive. When he put the peg in the ground on Thursday morning, you’d almost think he was teeing it up at a local muni for a round with the boys. Top that off with a little flash, and you had a really exciting player that seemingly had unlimited potential. In a strange way, he reminds me of Koepka. Brooks definitely has a higher ceiling to his game but when it comes down to brass tax both men were aware that they were playing golf for a living and they’d still live to see tomorrow if they failed today.”
  • sportingpc: “I saw him at the Craps table at the Bellagio in February. Certainly doesn’t look like a PGA Tour Player anymore but seemed to be enjoying himself.”

Entire Thread: “Anthony Kim”

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  2. Speedy

    Nov 7, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Still young at 34, if/when he wants to come back.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “How hard do you swing?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from jjfcpa who asks fellow WRXers how hard they swing and what the overall result is depending on what per cent they swing at the ball. Our members discuss their methods and how going after it harder or softer can rely on the situation and club being used.

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.

  • Moo: “Driver where it matters…100% Short par 4 where it doesn’t matter, 80%. The rest of the clubs, 80%. But, I think the % thing is a guess for me. It’s about control and release for me. I can get quick and get some bad results, so I’m always trying to find that balance point that gives me good distance, but excellent contact and direction. Also, at 54, there are days when my 100% is not the same 100% as the day before, so there is that variable.”
  • cardoustie: “Close to full past 200. 150-200 at 90. Short irons … 75-80%”
  • MtlJeff: “I’m not sure anyone, even pros truly swings at 100 per cent. Literally as hard as you can on every shot? Unlikely though it’s probably closer than most think. 80 is waaaaay to low. Do you know what 80 per cent of 115mph swing speed is? 92mph. I probably didn’t swing driver at 92mph all of last year on any individual swing. If you swing your 7 iron at 90mph. That would mean your average 7 iron you’re swinging around 72mph. I know there’s more to it than just pure swing speed numbers, but you get the idea. 92 to 95% is probably realistic for many.”
  • TheSphynx: “Ever since tiger said he swings 80% in that book… everyone’s brain is stuck on swinging 80%. I just have a hard time believing that when someone pulls a 7 iron, and their “stock” swing is 80mph; they have the ability to ramp it up to 100mph.”
  • dbornack: “I’m about 90% on everything. Sometimes I get a little too hard with driver, been working to back that off a bit. Which is funny, when I just “try to hit it straight” it ends up going further.”

Entire Thread: “How hard do you swing?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “58 vs 60-degree wedge”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from xyckin who is looking to find the perfect wedge for 100-yard shots. Currently, with his 60-degree wedge, xyckin excels on short shots and from the bunker, but without wanting to compromise on those shots, he is considering changing to a 58-degree club in order to hit a comfortable “high 100-yard shot”. Our members share their advice.

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.

  • ChipNRun: “It takes quite a touch to hit full shots with an LW – be it 58* or 60*. It appears you may be experiencing the lob effect with your 60*. The lob effect is the point(s) in your wedge mix at which going from to a fuller swing launches the ball higher, but not much longer. I have found the first 60* LW since before 2000 that I can hit reliably. Still, anything more than a 3/4 swing is unstable and unreliable. It’s not just with LWs. A few years back, I found a Wilson SW that picked up the lob effect at more than a half swing. Half swing = 60 yards / 3/4 swing = 70 yards // full swing = ??whatever?? In your case, it seems a 58* would give you a little extra distance to fill in your yardage gap.”
  • rt_charger: “Not to be that person but I would highly recommend not trying to choose 58 or 60 based on distances – depending on what manufacturer, chose based on bounce (some don’t have a 58 or 60 mold and bend to get loft affecting bounce) and on your need to hit lower or higher shots floppy/pitch shots around the green. I myself prefer a 60 to get more loft on flop shots; I hit it full once in a blue moon when I have a front pin, the exact yardage, and the right conditions to do so; I also carry 4 wedges and consider myself a short game specialist.”
  • dalehead: “I choose my lob wedge on how it performs around the green and out of bunkers not how it performs on full shots. If I need to take 10 yards or so off my 54 I choke it down an inch and make a full swing. Gives me better results than trying to hit the lob wedge hard.”
  • RainShadow: “I went to a 58* many years ago and haven’t looked back: more consistent full shots ( Rarely used for those) and same function around greens. I use mine as 75yd full. 54* goes 90yd full, 50*GW is 105 Full. Learned to control distances with all wedges and short irons….develop those golf skills.”

Entire Thread: “58 vs 60-degree wedge”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “A comparison of current blades”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from CardsChamps11 who recently tested out an array of different modern blades using the same shaft and shared his findings after doing so with our members. CardsChamps11 goes into fantastic details in our forum on his results using the blades giving a terrific write up which you will want to check out, and summarised his findings with the following takeaways:

“Favorite Iron: Honma (Surprise!)
Best Looking: Titleist 620
Best Feel: P7TW
Most Forgiving: PXG 0311t
Least Forgiving: Titleist 620 or P7TW

Ranking of all Irons:
Honma
P7TW
Apex MB
Blueprint
MP20 MB
0311t
MC 501
620 MB
P730″

Our members have been reflecting on CardsChamps11’s research and findings in our forums.

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.

  • Z1ggy16: “Nice write up, thanks. I have only hit the MP20’s, and I agree they aren’t as soft as the older offerings. I feel like though somehow, they are a lot more forgiving than those old offerings. The Blue Prints have me intrigued because of the hydropearl finish, and I’m already a pretty big fan of the Glides.”
  • Z4Z3R: “Very nice write up! Thanks for Sharing! I go back and forth between my Apex MB’s and my P7TW’s. That’s also partly because I have different shafts in each. My first couple of month’s with the TW’s, I thought they were fairly forgiving, but I think I was just swinging it really well. They do feel very good when middled. I started struggling a bit, and everyone in the group knows when you miss it, even if the result doesn’t show. The sound quickly changes to very clicky. The Apex MB’s on the other hand, still sound pretty good/soft on misses which I like. I know when I miss it, but I usually like my playing partners to still think I hit it good!”
  • cflo2382: “Solid write up. Spot on with the Miura MC-501. I’ve gamed them for a year now, and my takeaway is very similar to yours. Miura feel. Easy to hit. Look incredible.. but.. OFFSET. It didn’t bother me so much, but after hitting some of the recent blade offerings and then coming back to these, it’s striking how much it stands out. I keep kicking around the idea of moving into something else or sticking with them for another year. They do perform well (for me), though, that’s for sure.. but the Blueprints and Baby Blades have my attention.”

Entire Thread: “A comparison of current blades”

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