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The “typical WRXer” stereotypes.


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Poll: “Typical WRXer” (166 member(s) have cast votes)

Which “typical WRXer” group is most vocally persistent/prevalent/borderline annoying?

  1. Guys who claim to be “bombers”. (50 votes [30.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.12%

  2. Short hitters who argue against long hitters with “rather be short in the fairway than long in the rough” (13 votes [7.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.83%

  3. Philosophical gurus showing off their extensive vocabulary to try and prove points. (35 votes [21.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.08%

  4. Guys who argue lifting weights is bad for golf. (6 votes [3.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.61%

  5. All around doubters and/or discreditors to someone’s claims/statements. (62 votes [37.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.35%

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#211 golfer07840

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:01 PM

View Postphatchrisrules, on 11 October 2017 - 12:07 PM, said:

Saw a good one last week on here (I'm paraphrasing from memory):

Swing 80mph with a 6i, after having a long talk about with my fitter about weight preference and ball flight we settled on the Project X 6.5.  It felt fantastic and gave me the consistency I was looking for.  

Only on WRX could you find someone who barely has enough horsepower to get into a stiff get fit for basically an X+ shaft and have it feel "good" and deliver exactly what they had been hoping for in a shaft.  I am far from being a "shaft is the engine" guy and a big proponent of playing what feels best, but I really doubt that was the answer, especially at that swing speed.  True Temper and Rifle suggest someone to be carrying a 7i roughly 175, with a fast tempo and transition to get that shaft.  I don't know about you but I don't know many 80mph guys who tick those criteria.  For reference, that would be someone who carries their 7i about 150-155.

And in this day in age with strong lofted irons, what loft is said 7i that is being carried 150-155? This has nothing to do with the OP's thread, but I'm curious.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

View Postgolfer07840, on 12 October 2017 - 01:26 PM, said:


"Pebble Beach is price gouging! That course is only worth about $75 to play."
That might be a little low for that course, but I could see something around $250 being reasonable. Actually if you think about it, what are you paying for out there? It seems to me people are paying for the Nostalgia, walking down the same Fairways as some of the greats have walked down. I understand it is a beautiful course, but in the real world does it really cost that course as much as they charge you to play around there? I wonder how much profit these guys are really making? Maybe if I splurge and go play there and be a better person because of it, and I can brag to my friends and they will hold me in higher esteem? I have plenty of money and I could play it every year if I want to but I just refuse to be enthralled with the mystique of Pebble Beach and wasting the money I have earned. Just my opinion, othershave their own.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:21 PM

View PostMooJersey, on 22 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

Bombs 300+ yards drives on the reg, dressed to the nines on the course, $500 golf outfits, never shorts, walks only, uses a yardage book, clubs are spotless, goes bareback / no iron covers while playing, getting through this round in under an hour for sure, club brands probably don't match, casually hatin' on Tiger, all while staring with disgust at your poker chip ball marker.....

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:37 PM

Even though I almost never hit a blade solid they just works for “my swing”.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:46 PM

phatchrisrules

Just reading a Raymond Floyd book where he comments on this very point "a long straight, one (tee shot)-compared to a shorter straight one-doesn't help you nearly as much as a crooked one hurts you".

I realize that probably means not as many birdies, but way fewer doubles and triples and a net lower score.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

View Postjmtbkr, on 12 October 2017 - 07:21 PM, said:

View PostMooJersey, on 22 September 2017 - 02:27 PM, said:

Bombs 300+ yards drives on the reg, dressed to the nines on the course, $500 golf outfits, never shorts, walks only, uses a yardage book, clubs are spotless, goes bareback / no iron covers while playing, getting through this round in under an hour for sure, club brands probably don't match, casually hatin' on Tiger, all while staring with disgust at your poker chip ball marker.....

What's wrong with my poker chip ball marker?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:51 AM

View Posthybrid25, on 12 October 2017 - 06:53 PM, said:

View Postgolfer07840, on 12 October 2017 - 01:26 PM, said:


"Pebble Beach is price gouging! That course is only worth about $75 to play."
That might be a little low for that course, but I could see something around $250 being reasonable. Actually if you think about it, what are you paying for out there? It seems to me people are paying for the Nostalgia, walking down the same Fairways as some of the greats have walked down. I understand it is a beautiful course, but in the real world does it really cost that course as much as they charge you to play around there? I wonder how much profit these guys are really making? Maybe if I splurge and go play there and be a better person because of it, and I can brag to my friends and they will hold me in higher esteem? I have plenty of money and I could play it every year if I want to but I just refuse to be enthralled with the mystique of Pebble Beach and wasting the money I have earned. Just my opinion, othershave their own.
I'm sure high maintenance costs and the land it sits on has something to do with it too.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:27 AM

Some of the stereotypical folks follow the multi-topical abbreviated thought and unintelligible statement protocol.


Serg nxtd TM – they sucked yesterday for years anyways.  Red sky is sailors delight.  The game ain’t dying no time soon here or now, or later maybe unless it dies earlier.  I got mixed emotions about tomatoes near fairways.  My cousin says golf should be done with swords not blades.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:59 AM

The "I did a BST deal, yeah, yeah, I know I shouldn't have gifted, but I did, so don't tell me I shouldn't have gifted, now I lost my $$$, what should I do?" guy.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

View Postaugustgolf, on 13 October 2017 - 09:12 AM, said:

View PostBIG STU, on 05 October 2017 - 03:51 PM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 05 October 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Average PGA tour carry distance around 275. Average PGA tour total distance around 290. Average WRX carry distance 310. Average overall distance 340.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

View PostBiggErn, on 13 October 2017 - 11:19 AM, said:

Average PGA tour carry distance around 275. Average PGA tour total distance around 290. Average WRX carry distance 310. Average overall distance 340.

This is my vote as well. But for the guys who always post “pga tour average is this, WRX average is this”.  A very small percentage of guys on here even claim they average 300 carry(whether they do or not isn’t the argument), but it’s the guys who act like everyone on here is claiming it when very few actually do.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:24 AM

View Posthybrid25, on 14 October 2017 - 04:05 AM, said:

They're out there, guys who can hit a 300-yard carry, I have seen them. Granted, not very often, but they are out there. Although, I bet there are more golfers who claim they hit it 300 yards but aren't close to that on average, some in these forums.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:43 PM

View Postgolfer07840, on 12 October 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

View Postphatchrisrules, on 11 October 2017 - 12:07 PM, said:

Saw a good one last week on here (I'm paraphrasing from memory):

Swing 80mph with a 6i, after having a long talk about with my fitter about weight preference and ball flight we settled on the Project X 6.5.  It felt fantastic and gave me the consistency I was looking for.  

Only on WRX could you find someone who barely has enough horsepower to get into a stiff get fit for basically an X+ shaft and have it feel "good" and deliver exactly what they had been hoping for in a shaft.  I am far from being a "shaft is the engine" guy and a big proponent of playing what feels best, but I really doubt that was the answer, especially at that swing speed.  True Temper and Rifle suggest someone to be carrying a 7i roughly 175, with a fast tempo and transition to get that shaft.  I don't know about you but I don't know many 80mph guys who tick those criteria.  For reference, that would be someone who carries their 7i about 150-155.

And in this day in age with strong lofted irons, what loft is said 7i that is being carried 150-155? This has nothing to do with the OP's thread, but I'm curious.

Sorry didn't see this.  AP3, apparently, so 30.5-31* I think is what the guy was using?  My 7i is the same, and I swing around 86-88mph and carry it 165-168.  So depending on what you think of loft, I either hit my 7i 168 on the fly or my 6i, lol.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

WRxers whining about jacked lofts. Just get over it already. Don't buy the irons
with jacked lofts. Does it really drive you crazy if your 6 iron has a 7 on the
bottom? Maybe irons should have lofts on them and not numbers.

So the WRXer says "I hate jacked lofts because now I have to carry 5 wedges
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

View Postphatchrisrules, on 11 October 2017 - 12:07 PM, said:

Saw a good one last week on here (I'm paraphrasing from memory):

Swing 80mph with a 6i, after having a long talk about with my fitter about weight preference and ball flight we settled on the Project X 6.5.  It felt fantastic and gave me the consistency I was looking for.  

Only on WRX could you find someone who barely has enough horsepower to get into a stiff get fit for basically an X+ shaft and have it feel "good" and deliver exactly what they had been hoping for in a shaft.  I am far from being a "shaft is the engine" guy and a big proponent of playing what feels best, but I really doubt that was the answer, especially at that swing speed.  True Temper and Rifle suggest someone to be carrying a 7i roughly 175, with a fast tempo and transition to get that shaft.  I don't know about you but I don't know many 80mph guys who tick those criteria.  For reference, that would be someone who carries their 7i about 150-155.
Actually believe it or not you are a shaft is the engine guy. The key element of that was your statement of being a proponent of playing what feels best for you. That is the key element playing what works for you not on a fancy machine but on the course in the line of fire. yeah I play some odd ball stuff and some mixed shafts but I play what works for me. I see you believe and do the same
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

View Postphatchrisrules, on 14 October 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View Postgolfer07840, on 12 October 2017 - 03:01 PM, said:

View Postphatchrisrules, on 11 October 2017 - 12:07 PM, said:

Saw a good one last week on here (I'm paraphrasing from memory):

Swing 80mph with a 6i, after having a long talk about with my fitter about weight preference and ball flight we settled on the Project X 6.5.  It felt fantastic and gave me the consistency I was looking for.  

Only on WRX could you find someone who barely has enough horsepower to get into a stiff get fit for basically an X+ shaft and have it feel "good" and deliver exactly what they had been hoping for in a shaft.  I am far from being a "shaft is the engine" guy and a big proponent of playing what feels best, but I really doubt that was the answer, especially at that swing speed.  True Temper and Rifle suggest someone to be carrying a 7i roughly 175, with a fast tempo and transition to get that shaft.  I don't know about you but I don't know many 80mph guys who tick those criteria.  For reference, that would be someone who carries their 7i about 150-155.

And in this day in age with strong lofted irons, what loft is said 7i that is being carried 150-155? This has nothing to do with the OP's thread, but I'm curious.

Sorry didn't see this.  AP3, apparently, so 30.5-31* I think is what the guy was using?  My 7i is the same, and I swing around 86-88mph and carry it 165-168.  So depending on what you think of loft, I either hit my 7i 168 on the fly or my 6i, lol.
Well is says 7 on the sole, it's a 7i lol

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

"How do I stop doing ________? ('Blank' being the golf equivalent of shoving a chainsaw up his throat.) Just quit golf, stupid. Or, you could ask "what's the best thing for me to do, and how do I go about doing it?"

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:19 PM

View PostPetunia Sprinkle, on 14 October 2017 - 10:40 PM, said:

"How do I stop doing ________? ('Blank' being the golf equivalent of shoving a chainsaw up his throat.) Just quit golf, stupid. Or, you could ask "what's the best thing for me to do, and how do I go about doing it?"

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

View PostConrad1953, on 14 October 2017 - 05:34 PM, said:

WRxers whining about jacked lofts. Just get over it already. Don't buy the irons
with jacked lofts. Does it really drive you crazy if your 6 iron has a 7 on the
bottom? Maybe irons should have lofts on them and not numbers.

So the WRXer says "I hate jacked lofts because now I have to carry 5 wedges
and I'm a 3 wedge guy". OK.

I hate those comments with a passion.  Congratulations, you play a weaker lofted club than I do.  Do you turn your nose up at me because I play a 9* driver head and you an 11*?  Or if I use a 17* fairway and you use a 13*, do you suddenly proclaim that I should hit it 10-12y shorter?  No.  Most people largely agree that 4w go just as far as 3w do, while drivers have different lofts as a mechanism to help you reach your optimal launch and whatnot.  I don't see how we can mostly agree that lofts on woods are used to hit optimal launch and spin, but on irons, the same principle is thrown out the window and you are a distance chasing idiot who doesn't know anything about the purity of the game.  It's maddening.

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Actually believe it or not you are a shaft is the engine guy. The key element of that was your statement of being a proponent of playing what feels best for you. That is the key element playing what works for you not on a fancy machine but on the course in the line of fire. yeah I play some odd ball stuff and some mixed shafts but I play what works for me. I see you believe and do the same

I guess that is true.  However, I attribute the head to do like 90% of the work, I would call that the engine.  The shaft is the remaining 10% IMO.  Fit for feel, and let the head do most of the work for controlling launch, spin, and direction.

View Postgolfer07840, on 14 October 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

Well is says 7 on the sole, it's a 7i lol

I agree with you.  I wish these stupid "jacked lofts" threads would just die already, or they can go into a master thread where they can all complain to one another.  I did a test once that I posted on here that showed for basically every 1* of loft difference, with the same shaft, using the same ball, the distance changed +/- 1 yard.  So a 5* weaker lofted 7i flew on average 5y shorter than did the stronger one.  Not exactly the 1.5 clubs you would expect, right?  And I commented as much, that there definitely is a difference, but not nearly as much as you would expect (15y in some cases).  I was told that my test was biased, that it was anecdotal at best, that "I didn't realize we play golf in a simulator" [as in the results are suddenly going to be negated completely off of grass...I don't believe it].  You name it I heard it.  So apparently most of WRX is angry that stronger lofted clubs make you hit it at least a club further, but when shown evidence to the contrary that you'd likely still be hitting a 7i regardless if you played an M2 or a 718MB, they get angry again saying it can't be true.  I made a flippant comment about people's fragile egos in the thread in frustration that maybe that guy with the "jacked lofts" actually did hit it further than you based on the data and that loft had very little to do with it.  That didn't go well either.  :dntknw:

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:28 AM

..................can't collect my thoughts and get them into one post.

..........................because I am so emotional attached to the subject matter of the post I get trigger happy and have to post twice.

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