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Has GolfWRX made you better or worse as a golfer?


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#31 DavePelz4

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

The site has definitely helped with my exaggeration.  I no longer hit a 160 yard 7 iron...it's now 210+.

Thank you GolfWRX!!!


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#32 deadsolid...shank

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

The best thing WRX has done for me is the WRX'ers I've met and played with. Only been four of them (DP4, VNutz, & BMan in Chicago, and 4Life in Phoenix), but all just really good guys to play with. And also talk with on here.

Hopeful to get hooked up with some of the Colorado guys soon.
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:12 PM

I think the funny thing for me is that when I dedicate myself I sometimes feel like there isn’t enough posting or interacting in the forum. Which obviously isn’t true, but when you literally read everything available you eventually run out of content.

I think classifieds have been my weakness, I know I want to trade/sell my JPX850 forged but can’t till after Summer without a good deal going both ways.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 10:48 PM

View Postdjfalcone, on 29 April 2018 - 10:32 AM, said:

Definitely better - there are a lot of guys on here that have given me a better perspective on course management and outlook on the game. While the BST board has not been good for me or my game, but all in all WRX has given me opportunities and networking I wouldn't have had. For example, in my bio, the write-up I did opened a bunch of doors for me to take advantage of that has helped my game.

View PostgatorMD, on 29 April 2018 - 10:31 AM, said:

better for sure.  found playing partners, tourney info, clubs, an online instructor, 2 great swing aids, and lots of good info.  100 percent my favorite site on the internet.

It's my homepage

Wow, great username. First time seeing it on here.
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 04:26 AM

Both! Ive learned good things about proper club fitting, better practice habits, golf etiquette, etc... unfortunately, I tinker way too much with my swing, club ho-ing (although its better now than in the past), spending way too much on yet another hobby of mine (the wife loves that part), etc...


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

WRX has helped raise my knowledge level - so now I understand better why I have not improved much in the past 4-5 years. Can I put that knowledge into my swing and lower my HCP - guess time  (and more effort on my part) will tell.  Overall, I'm glad I found WRX and the friends I've made through it - even if I'm still a hacker!
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:39 AM

WORSE! I change equipment too often now ~

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:42 AM

Better hands down. When I joined I was a 120+ super slicer, average score for the past 2 years is 83.4 and Ive gone from a 105ish SS to 115+ as well. Ive made many many improvements thanks to GolfWRX, its the best thing to ever happen to my game for sure. :)

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:46 AM

WRX has made me more informed regarding equipment performance and given me a forum to offer some advice or my experience, especially to other mid and high teen handicappers like myself.  I just semi-retired and hope to be able to practice and play more often which is how my golf skills should improve.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

I don't think it's made me a better golfer, but it has made me a more knowledgeable/experienced golfer, and added to my enjoyment of the game.


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#41 Barfolomew

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

Better....I've learned a bunch about equipment and just do the opposite of what I read in the instruction section
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

I don’t know if it’s made me better or worse, but I do know that when it comes to having options on what clubs to swing when I play I now have a LOT more of them!I

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Um...do you xxxxxx take thee GolfWRX, as your lawfully wedded yyyyyyy

For better or worse

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:07 PM

View PostQqq123xx, on 29 April 2018 - 10:25 PM, said:

It gives me an excuse to drink longggggggggg onto the night.

And eat a lotta pizza.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:11 PM

Better without question. Helped me avoid the endless pit of cliches and bad advice, and find instructors that actually know what they're doing.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

View Postsdandrea, on 29 April 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Worse.  I ho WAY too much because of you bastages!  Can't groove a solid game with different clubs every week.

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Worthy of a Top Ten Reply. That’s funny , I don’t care who you are.
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#47 NoTalentLefty

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

The best experience is from the Club Tech forum. Learn a lot from those guys. Also from Tom Wishon in club forum. Foreverforged , Ferguson, Sean2, as well as those who are afflicted with lefty syndrome.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

Ever heard the term 'knowledge is power'?  So much amazing relevant info here that if you are here for any amount of time and dont get better; getting better was never your goal.
Now if you asked if being here made you poorer....well thats another thread....
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

Better. I don't want to be the guy whose equipment is way better than his game, which has provided me the motivation to practice more so I can indulge in new equipment.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

Neither.  GolfWRX has provided some terrific reading, some ideas on equipment (more than I had prior), some excellent tips, some terrific eye candy.  The state of my game is getting better solely because I'm playing a bit more than I had in years past.  I have a long way to go but I'm working on it.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

no difference.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

When I signed up in 2010 I was a 19 handicap. The last two years I worked as an Assistant Pro and had a handicap under 1.

Found Dan and Monte on here, took online lessons from both and in person from Monte. I think they really helped me get from an 8 to under a 5.

I don't buy into the equipment garble.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:35 PM

I cant read, just look at pictures
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

its made me a broke golfer. :help:

View Postcrapula, on 16 May 2018 - 03:21 PM, said:

When I signed up in 2010 I was a 19 handicap. The last two years I worked as an Assistant Pro and had a handicap under 1.

Found Dan and Monte on here, took online lessons from both and in person from Monte. I think they really helped me get from an 8 to under a 5.

I don't buy into the equipment garble.

can you shoot me their names on here? i could use a lesson or two.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

Somewhat worse in some ways.  Really get my head filled with conflicting thoughts sometimes from what I read.  And then there is THE BALL!  Oh my goodness the ball.  I was so fixated on the ball for a while.  I tried them all.  It was all I thought I needed, the ball, the ball, yes the ball is the issue.  Well it turns out I can play with any ball and the score rarely changes.  I'm not a good enough player for the ball to make much difference, except for the K3 :wave:


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

I shot the same personal all-time low before joining WRX and afterwards. So I reckon I'm not any better nor worse.

However, I have become a more informed golfer over the past 11 years.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

I haven't been around long enough (a month?) but I have learned some of the more technical things about choosing my next set of clubs which may help with scoring (probably not...lol). I have learned a lot on YT and a couple of other forums though.  It's been crappy wet and cold weather here so I still have yet to find out if my progress on the range will transfer to the course.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:12 PM

I have learned a lot about slow play, blades v GI, and Johnny Miller and Brandel Chamblee.
GOLF WRX has become a contentious, despotic website where trolls abound and free exchange of ideas is suppressed.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

GolfWRX has certainly strengthened my marriage. If my wife can put up with how much money I've spent in the Classifieds, we can get through anything.

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