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10 Revealing photos from the 2016 RBC Canadian Open

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GolfWRX was live this week from the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Course and Oakville, Ontario. If you missed any of the photos from this week, make sure to browse to browse all of the galleries in the links below:

We’re back to North America after Open Championship week, but not quite back to the states just yet. Canadians Mike Weir and Graham DeLaet are both representing Canada in their nation’s Open championship, while world Nos. 1 and 2 Jason Day and Dustin Johnson look to bring the title to Australia and the United States, respectively.

Geography lesson, over. Now let’s reveal some photos.

Shaft Satchel 

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This has to be the coolest, and safest, way to carry around thousands and thousands of dollars worth of high-end shafts. It even has an alignment-stick holder. Brilliant.

On a string

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I’ll admit, I’ve never seen this drill before in my life. My best guess is that the string contraption is encouraging him to take the putter back further, and shorten his forward stroke, adding more “pop” through the ball. But I’m welcome to other theories.

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Before we check your travel bag, sir, do you have any valuables we need to know about?

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Oh not really. Just about 10 grand worth of drivers.

Brutal

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Even on the practice green, every lip out hurts. At least this one wasn’t for 62 and major championship history, though.

Tour divots

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Flat, thin and bunched. That’s how a divot pattern should look on the range. If you only get to practice while hitting off of turf mats like 99 percent of us, ignore this.

Golfbusters

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This video camera setup looks straight out of the wardrobe of Ghostbusters.

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The 2016 version of the movie came out recently, and judging by early reviews, I’ll be waiting for the television release.

Stay connected

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If this drill is good enough for the world’s No. 1-ranked player, it’s good enough for you. Also, is Jerry Kelly yawning or screaming in the background?

I’ll give you 100 guesses: Who’s wearing these classic Jordan 5 “Dunk from Above” shoes?

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Did you guess Fluff, Jim Furyk’s longtime caddie, and former caddie for Tiger Woods? Me neither.

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Geaux Tigers

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Here’s an awesome custom LSU-inspired paint job from alum Ben Taylor, and check out his full WITB here.

Never forget

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In the year 2000, Tiger Woods did a lot of special things in the world of golf. But perhaps his greatest feat was hitting a 6-iron from 200 yards out of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole at that year’s Canadian Open, which was also held at Glen Abbey.

There’s some stiff competition, but that may just be the greatest shot he’s ever hit, even though as he said, “I didn’t even hit the green.”

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Travis

    Jul 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

    This made me lol

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How did heavier or lighter shafts affect your iron performance? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing shaft weight and how it affects their iron play. WRXer ‘RoyalMustang’ kicks off the thread asking two questions:

“1) If you went lighter, how did it impact your game (down to 95-105g). Tempo changes, good or bad?   

2) If you went heavier (120-130g), same question? Good move?”

And our members have been sharing their experiences 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.

  • gripandrip: “Average about 105 on my driver swing speed… not much more anymore. Currently playing to a ~2 HC. Switched from DGS300 to Steelfiber i95. No issues for me at all. I stayed with DG400’s in my wedges. Initially, I thought I had issues with dispersion, but after a couple of rounds, it was no longer a concern.”
  • mackepa: “I have found that around 120 grams is the “sweet spot” for my iron game. Anything heavier, and I start swinging hard to try to get the shaft to feel like it’s loading. Anything lighter than 120, and it starts to feel like a toothpick. I tend to also play my irons over length since I’m a little taller. I currently swing driver about 110mph, but I don’t really go after my irons with the same effort. I currently love the KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff.”
  • erikro: “Biggest difference for me is with the s300 shaft I feel it more the next morning. With a 105 gram shaft I have no trouble.”
  • Ri_Redneck: “I play graphite iron shafts, but only 115g and higher. I like a club with some heft. If they get too light, it throws my sequencing off, and balls go everywhere. I can’t say I’ve ever gotten too heavy in my irons, but 80g is the top of what I like in my driver and FWs.”

Entire Thread: “How did heavier or lighter shafts affect your iron performance?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/22/21): Nike Method 004 putter

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Nike Method 004 putter

From the seller(@dlholden): “Nike Method – Model 004 – 33″ w/ Super Stroke Slime 3.0 (no headcover) –  Here is another putter that starts the ball rolling as soon as you touch it.  No bouncing the ball toward the hole, just end over end rolling…..for days!  This thing drains putts as long as you start them online.  $150/OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Nike Method 004 putter

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Cam Smith WITB 2021 (October)

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, A1 SureFit)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees @16, D4 SureFit)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

7-wood: Titleist TS2 (18 degrees @19, D4 SureFit)
Shaft: UST Elements Red 8F5 (X)

 

Irons: Titleist T100 Black (4-9)
Shaft: KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M), WedgeWorks 60T
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100 52, 56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

 

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