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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.

Incredible Scratch iron design collaboration…

As he states in this thread, one of our founders “worked with Jeff McCoy and Ari at Scratch Golf to develop [his] shape, stampings, colors and finish.”

The results? Awesome.

Screen Shot 2015-09-26 at 12.04.00 PMThe boutique iron and wedge company, founded in 2003 by Ari Techner and Jeff McCoy, has established itself as a leader in tour-level custom wedge and iron offerings. Scratch’s profile has risen steadily, and its weaponry is in play on all major tours.

We brought you some of the company’s brilliant custom work in a previous edition of “From the forums.” If you want the full story and superb results of a back-and-forth with the company, check out this thread.

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You know you’re a “ho” when…

In the forums, WRXers often refer to their affinity for equipment using a unique vocabulary.

Dr. Schteeve starts off the thread:

“I’ll start….you order the same club that you had a few months ago because you forgot that you tried it already..”

Jimmie48: “You putt great with a putter you already own then search the forums and ebay for another one just in case it gets stolen by Gremlins or falls off a cliff…”

You’ve got to see these replies.

Stupidest golf club names

We’ve all heard some doozies in the pantheon of golf club names. (Really, what could every beat [in Peter Kessler baritone] “the Perfect Club?)

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Gary Gutful started a thread devoted to the topic.

“I thought I’d get people’s views on golf club names. What is stupidest, most unusual or inappropriate golf club name that you can remember?”

Check out some of the best (worst).

$600 drivers?!

johnstitch: “Speaking to our local off course manager. Currently struggling to shift R15s at £289 or approx. $445US. TM launch price for M1……..£399 OR $616US. TM marketing, accounts and sales obviously on different continents.”

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Now, the M1 is slated to retail for $499, but stitch’s point gets at the heart of a significant issue in the game of golf: the price of equipment. You’ll find the full range of opinions in this hot thread. A new golfer can get a perfectly respectable used driver that’s less than five years old for $50. Paying for new technology at launch, in any arena, is an expensive venture, and golf is no different.

Check out WRXers debating the various elements of the cost of equipment.

Favorite PGA Tour swing?

Which PGA Tour pro has the sweetest swing?

Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Payne Stewart, Fred Couples.

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Who’s your favorite? This thread debates that topic.

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  1. other paul

    Sep 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Favorite swing… Hmmmm… Bubba. Cause I can almost do it.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons which he has in the bag at this week’s CJ Cup. WRXers have been commenting on the switch and the clubs themselves in our forums.

For lots more photos, check out the full thread here.

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.

  • btyh: “Holy offset.”
  • Glf_LU: “These are interesting. Not going to make a rush to judgement until I see them in person. It does look like a little more offset than I would expect to see in this model.”
  • bcflyguy1: “Kisner is not one to make a lot of equipment changes (see the GBB driver he’s still using), so if these do have staying power in his bag that will be interesting to see. I have to wonder if there’s something different about his set, because like others have mentioned there appears to be more offset on his than I recall seeing in the samples I’ve had in hand.”

Entire Thread: “Kevin Kisner’s new Callaway X Forged CB irons”

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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