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TaylorMade SLDR Guarantee: $5000 up for grabs at 4 Locations

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The TaylorMade SLDR Guarantee for GolfWRX$5000 is up for grabs

Twenty lucky GolfWRX members have been selected and are excited to visit TaylorMade Performance Labs around the country. They have their doubts about the SLDR driver and TaylorMade is out to prove them wrong.  Now an apples-to-apples driver comparison is fun, but TaylorMade is prepared to put their money where their mouth is… literally.

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That’s right. TaylorMade is putting up $5000 cash at each location. If GolfWRX members can hit their driver farther than SLDR, they’ll earn $25 for every extra yard their driver produces. If the SLDR beats their driver, they’ll also earn $25 for every extra yard.

Get ready! Look for a thread next Friday where we cover the results LIVE on GolfWRX. Let’s see who earns the most!

Click here to read what our members are saying in the forums.

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  1. Dave Gebhardt

    Apr 1, 2014 at 12:16 am

    A 45 inch vs. 46 inch shafts will always show the longer shaft to be longer. Can you, as an amateur control a long shaft? Don’t think so. Tour length is 45″ #1 and 44.5″ #2. If touring pros can’t control 45.5″ & 46″ shafts what makes you think you can hit a long shaft into a 25 yard wide fairway?

  2. Tim

    Mar 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Apples to apples.. you know, their shafts will be same exact lengths,same exact models, flex, and tipping. Yeah right.. Taylormade brass said we need to promote the SLDR more.. let’s use GolfWRX again..yeah again..

  3. Dave

    Mar 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    If you are an amateur you should check with the USGA to make sure tht this does not violate the rules of amateur status.

  4. Perry

    Mar 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Does this site ever talk about anything but taylormade? Sheesh. Give me break. Kick back city.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using HL irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the benefits and downsides of playing HL (High Launch) irons. WRXer ‘jjfcpa’ kicks off the thread, asking:

“Just looking for some feedback on the advantages and disadvantages of the HL model irons that Ping (G430), Taylormade (Qi10), JPX923, and Callaway (AI Smoke HL) are now offering?

If you are a slower swing speed golfer (senior primarily I’m guessing), would you consider one of these?”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forum.

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.

  • POKeefe: “Advantage and Disadvantage: They go higher, fly straighter, and are chunkier which can be confidence inspiring. This is ideal for a lower speed player who struggles to get the ball airborne but bad for a higher speed player who can easily balloon golf balls.”
  • Roejye: “I think it’s the ability to give you more launch. Yeah, a lower lofted iron will give you more distance, but how predictable is that if that distance is based on roll-out. Theoretically, giving someone with slightly slower swing speed with the other characteristics of a GI/SGI iron would help launch the ball better.”
  • erock9174: “I don’t think there are any disadvantages to HL irons.  It’s all about providing a fitting need.  Not everybody needs super strong lofts to win the distance battle.  While I am not quite old yet…do turn 48 this year, I have always hit the ball the same distance pretty much since I started golf 30 yrs ago.  I just have a nice easy deliberate swing and try to keep the ball in play with accuracy.  So anything stronger than a 26* 6i never works for me.  I think that is helpful going into club purchases for me.  Also hollowbody irons rarely work for me either.  I seem to generate more height and spin with cavity back irons.”

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Does the wear on Tiger’s Scotty Cameron putter affect the roll in any way? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing how the wear on Tiger’s putter may or may not affect the roll of the ball. WRXer ‘NikeGolfer93’ raises the subject, saying:

“With the obsession on pure roll and having grooves on a putter, I wonder about the implications for Tiger’s putter.

It’s noticeably worn with dings all over and has a distinct mark in the sweet spot, possibly resulting in a slight concave shape. Could this affect the consistency of the roll?”

And our members have been having their say on the matter in our forum, with the vast majority agreeing that the impact would be extremely low to non-existent.

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.

  • MattM97: “It could, so could the wind, the grass, some dirt, a bug, some water, etc. A ton of things can factor the roll just have to hit your line and speed and hope for the best.”
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Does the wear on Tiger’s Scotty Cameron putter affect the roll in any way? – GolfWRXers discuss

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Will your scores suffer if you play clubs from 10 years ago? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the impact (if any) playing clubs from 10 years ago will have on scores. WRXer ‘theothertwo’ kicks off the thread asking:

“Will your scores suffer if you played with your driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putter?  If so, how many strokes more?  

The advantage of new clubs will be technology of course.  The advantage of old clubs is familiarity and mastery.”

And our members have been weighing in with their thoughts on the matter in our forum.

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.

  • TheDominator273: “Probably a couple strokes improvement with a well fit current driver, and if the wedges have been used for a decade, fresh wedges (not necessarily needing to be current line stuff) are probably worth at least a stroke a round as well just by having new grooves.”
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