GolfWRX is a golf website founded in 2005. Every month, millions of people trust GolfWRX for the best golf information. From expert reviews, breaking tour and industry news, what to play, how to play and where to play, GolfWRX is the go-to golf destination online.
As the world’s largest and best online golf community, GolfWRX guides consumers through the buying, learning, and enrichment process with original photographic and video content, peer-to-peer advice and camaraderie, as well as technical how-to’s and more.
With more than 2 million unique readers coming to GolfWRX every month and more than 18 million page views, we must maintain our friendly and open environment. We also set out to have:
- The Best Golf Writing on Our Front Page by the best in the business. Our writers are experts in their fields, and aim to help readers learn more about this great game so they can play better and enjoy it more. We also have developed a new platform to help our writers develop their writing skills and expand their reach.
- The Biggest and Best Golf Community In the World for our Members. Our forums are a place where golfers can voice their opinions, see what’s new, what’s hot, have debates, and learn more about the game we all love.
Rules: Our staff and moderators maintain a friendly environment that is in compliance with our rules, specifically in our forums. From Day 1, we’ve asked the GolfWRX Community to do the following, and it has been instrumental to our growth:
- Take the high road.
- Treat others as you would want to be treated.
- Lead by example.
Today, we are the world’s largest and best online golf community, and we will continue to innovate and improve our site so we can stay on top and remain the go-to destination for golf on the web.
True to our mission, we will also continue to prize and protect the purity of the opinions of our readers, and will evolve our platforms to make them more engaging. We want our readers to feel proud to contribute to GolfWRX, and protect their interests by offering an unbiased place for them to learn, share, and discuss.
From Our Founder
Necessity is the mother of invention. When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting or achieving it. Back in 2004, there was a need for a golf community we were proud to be affiliated with.
Back then, there were for-profit communities motivated by greed that myself, our moderators, and many of the members of GolfWRX became disenchanted with. We needed a club (an online club) where we could go and feel proud to be part of. A place where we could learn and share with no bias or agenda. That’s why this site was created.
You might find this rather odd but… The tipping point for me was when I found a driver (a Cleveland Comp 460) that I believed was better than the others, and I began to write reviews about the driver on one of my favorite communities. I spent countless hours every week contributing in the forums of this site, and supported it for many years. My threads were essentially squashed, being pushed off to a dark place where no one would look for them. I reposted the threads, but the same thing happened. The driver I thought was so special was not being sold by the site, so the site could not profit from my findings. My opinion was not welcome.
It was clear I was in the wrong place, and I needed to find a new outlet that wasn’t motivated by profit. GolfWRX was started because such an outlet didn’t exist, and since the beginning it has been a place where golfers can learn, share, and discuss their thoughts with other golfers.
What’s unique about GolfWRX is that our owners have day jobs and careers, and for that reason we’re not dependent on site revenue for our livelihoods. And to date, all profit made by GolfWRX has gladly been reinvested to make the site better for the members.
Do we sell equipment or work with equipment companies?
We’ve expanded from our roots of golf equipment discussion, and now there’s almost nothing you can’t learn about golf on GolfWRX. Other than a limited amount of GolfWRX Branded Merchandise, however, we refuse to sell golf equipment, as we fear doing so would lead to distrust among our readership and could distract us from our mission.
We do work with golf equipment companies, though — some big and some small. To provide our readers with the best access and information, we at times have to work closely with those sources. Does that mean we slant our editorial? Absolutely not. Our Editorial Team prides itself on its objectivity and in-depth reporting, and is purposely independent from our sales and marketing teams.
Do we remove photos from our forums?
When copyrighted material is posted in our forums prior to embargo, both large and small companies have at times asked us to remove it, and we have done so in cases where the material was obtained illegally. This is not true for the photos we capture on the PGA Tour, however, as the action on PGA Tour ranges is considered “fair game.”
Again, myself and many others didn’t dedicate 14 years of our time to this site to make money. GolfWRX is not as much a business as it is a sacred place we have built for golfers. And it always will be, first and foremost, a place for us and other golfers to hang out.
We Share Your Golf Passion
We will always put members first at GolfWRX, but we also realize that we’re not perfect. Moderators do the best to keep the environment keep and respectful.
We know we are only as good as our members, and make decisions with that in mind. Myself and the rest of the GolfWRX team love this game, and that’s why we feel it’s so important to preserve and improve what we have all built together at GolfWRX. We support you, and we share your golf passion.
Richard (aka: easyyy)
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