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From the forums: What’s buzzing on GolfWRX this week

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The GolfWRX forums exist so golfers have access to the latest equipment releases, hottest discussions, real equipment reviews, best instruction, new technologies and everything golf you can imagine.

So if you love golf, the GolfWRX forums are your sanctuary.

In the From the Forums weekly feature, we bring you the hottest, most buzz-worthy topics from our forums for your convenience. I’ll be your trusty tour guide to navigate the latest buzz.

Here’s a peek behind the curtain into golf’s sanctuary.

IN HAND: TaylorMade M1 Driver 460cc and 430cc

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TaylorMade unveiled new driver and iron offerings with much fanfare earlier this week. GolfWRX was on hand for the launch, and of course, the weaponry was the subject of much discussion in the forums.

If you played on the PGA Tour….

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Here’s a great thread started by tanker44 with this question:

“Lets say you woke up and were on the PGA Tour. Many players have a signature of some sort – Gary Player/Mickelson wearing black, Jesper and his hat, Boo with his gut and camo, Rickie and the color orange, Keagan wearing basketball shoes, etc. What would be your signature? I would wear button up denim shirts.”

While the merits of a the signature denim shirt may be debatable, the entertainment factor of this thread isn’t.

Check out the discussion here.

Baseball-bat style grip

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Holy Moses is the mastermind behind this thread:

“Think I’m getting a minor thumb infection. Some dirt got down in my left thumbnail a few days back after I jammed it. Thought mostly nothing of it, just tried to get the dirt out. Hit balls Saturday and it felt ok. Put some Neosporin under the nail, but my thumb is getting puffy and sore. Tried to hit balls today before playing, but the overlap caused by my right thumb/palm on my left thumb hurt too much.

“I decided to use a baseball grip. After a few shots I was hitting the ball really well, especially my wedges. I could really sense how to square the clubface with my wedges. But as I started playing, my shots started fading. I did feel like I was hitting the ball further and could get my right arm really active. I need to use two gloves though because my right hand got sore and blistered due to my Crossline cords.”

“How many of you use a baseball grip? Someone on Tour does; Piercy I think. And yes, probably wise to see a doctor and get some antibiotics.”

First of all, from all of us at GolfWRX: see a doctor before you’re posting a “Nine-finger grip” thread, Holy Moses.

Secondly, this thread is a fine example of the sort of discussion you’ll see in the the Instruction & Academy forum, in which golfers will stop at nothing to improve. Check out some of the replies, and when you’re looking for an honest, informed discussion about how to shoot lower scores, check out the forum.

The “game changer”

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Insightful post here from Sean2. This thread gets at the heart of our love for golf equipment, what we’re really buying, what we hope it will accomplish. It’s a must-read for any equipment enthusiast.

“However, what I have learned is that through all that I never discovered a “game changer”, and in reading all the threads, discussions, and what not I never saw anyone else that did either.

“I have never read a post where someone said, “I went from a 10 to a 5 since I started playing these clubs.” Individual may talk about how much they love a certain club(s), but they don’t seem to have much impact on their HI, and a few months later it’s on to the next “big thing”, and those clubs they were raving about not to long ago have been relegated to the dustbin of history.

“Now, I like new gear as much as the next person, but I am much more circumspect now when I do make a purchase. If there is not a substantial difference over what I currently have, I do not make a change.”

What do you think about his post?

21 pages of custom irons and wedges!

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Patrick Boyd, VP of Custom Sales for Scratch started a thread to showcase the custom jobs the company does. Along the way, Scratch buyers have added to the thread with photos of their weaponry.

Check out the customs here.

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Super hot driving irons – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking about hot driving irons. WRXer ‘Russian7’ is on the hunt for a driving iron offering maximum ball speed and distance with no spin, and our members have been sharing their picks 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.

  • bcflyguy1: “From word of mouth anecdotes to testing done by other forums, think P790 UDI is as likely as anything to give you what you’re after.”
  • jblough99: “If you don’t mind em with a little junk in the trunk, look at the G425 crossover. Everything I’ve read/seen claims very forgiving and goes forever. No first-hand experience, though.”
  • Luxor54: “The exotics Ti-utility is probably up there.”
  • norsebynorsewest: “Seconded on the PXG 0311X. I play a one iron, and the thing is a utility rocket. It honestly feels like it should be illegal.”

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Best Ping irons from the last 5 years – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Ping irons. WRXer ‘LowAndLeft32’ wants to hear what our members believe are the best additions from the brand over the past five years, with the i210 irons proving a popular choice.

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.

  • PEI_Golfer: “Hard pressed to beat the i210s.”
  • realmfg: “Blueprints.”
  • eric61: “Love the i210s — they’re easily the answer here, in my opinion. I really liked the i59s, too, but not as much as the i210s, and I think their price point maybe has meant a lot of people didn’t even end up trying them. G-series irons are fine too. If you’re in that segment of the market, the last few years it’s been the latest G irons vs the latest Hot Metals for the top of the pecking order, in my opinion.”
  • Cwhite912: “Easy, I210, Blueprint, iBlade.”

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Easiest launching fairway woods – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing easy to launch fairway woods. WRXer ‘Pete52’ hits his woods too low, and our members have been sharing their best picks to solve his problem 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.

  • JKJKJK: “I had the easiest time to elevate from the deck with G425 Max 3Wood/5Wood with Motore F3 shaft. Flies really high and easy to hit.”
  • DoughBack18: “Sim2 Ti. Has a lot of weight on the sole, and you can really launch it high. I’ve always had a slightly lower trajectory, got this in a 5 wood, and it’s worked really nicely filling the gap I had at the top end of my bag.”
  • Valtiel: “Any of the modern Pings are a good litmus test for elevation. If you can’t get those off the ground then you know the problem ain’t the club.”

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