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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.

What clubs will Tiger Woods play at the Safeway Open?


Have you heard this one? Tiger Woods is going to be gaming a TaylorMade driver, Mizuno irons, and a Bridgestone ball when he makes his return to professional golf at next week’s Safeway Open. So said NoLayingUp on Twitter. Not surprisingly, the claim, and the larger debate about what Woods will play in the wake of Nike’s imminent exit from the equipment space, has inspired a red-hot thread.

There have been more than 200 replies in just three days, so you’ll want to check this one out. See the thread.

Note: At 9:21 a.m. EST, Tiger Woods officially committed to play in the Safeway Open. 

Reaction to Parnevik’s “Tiger is hitting like he did 15 years ago” claim

Jesper Parnevik

Jesper Parnevik got his shot in Golf Digest’s “My Shot,” and you’ll want to read what he had to say about how Tiger is hitting it as he prepares to return next week (spoiler: see the headline). Needless to say, the comment inspired both incredulity and a “fingers crossed” spirit.

See what WRXers have to say about Jesper’s remarks.

What to wear with solid black golf shoes?


Occasionally in FTF, we like to bring you some of the game’s eternal fashion conundrums (see: “Does anybody still wear khaki?”). This week: It’s user EmperorPenguin (there’s a joke in there somewhere about penguins wearing black shoes to match their black tuxedos) asking what he ought to wear with his solid black golf shoes.

To read the replies, or if you’re similarly confused yourself, see the thread.

The evolution of Ryder Cup fashion


A commentary on how the U.S. Ryder Cup attire has improved since the awful/legendary shirts at Brookline in 1999 (yes, those shirts), quickly turned into a discussion about whether the team’s clothing should be made in America.

Interesting thread! Check it out.

Changes to the PGA Tour logo?


As far as we can tell, Yahoo/Golf News Network’s Ryan Ballengee is the originator of this alteration to the PGA Tour’s logo featuring Arnold Palmer’s silhouette.

What do you think? Join the discussion.

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  1. Adrien Jenot

    Oct 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    and he’s pulled out of it…. because his game just isn’t there! oh well maybe he’ll come back for the masters next year!

  2. Matto

    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:22 am

    PowerBilt, TW will be using PowerBilt

  3. Dave r

    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Since my last post was was sensored feel like the Smizzle . He will play what ever he wants to

    • Matto

      Oct 9, 2016 at 6:04 am

      Like an alarm? A smoke detector? Maybe a lie detector?
      What type of sensor?

  4. The Perfect Golf Swing

    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:54 am

    My money is on Titleist.

    I think it’s the right fit for Tiger and I’m sure signing up with them.


  5. Bill

    Oct 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    False! It’s Ty Tryon

  6. DJ

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    welcome back kid. if it wasn’t football season and baseball playoffs, ratings would be huge if he’s on primetime coverage over the weekend

  7. DJ

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Why would he have to change clubs. He probably stocked up on 20 of each club he uses. He’s only switching once he’s announced a endorsement deal.

  8. Joe Don

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Why would he play 3 tournaments this year with Nike clubs, just to change them out at the beginning of next year?

  9. jimmy

    Oct 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Tiger will be using his same old Nike set up but putting with his old trusty Scotty NP2 (GSS)… for now.

  10. Topic_Monitor

    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Respect fellow WRXers and have a great weekend!


    Oct 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Tiger will play what he likes until his agent makes a club deal and then he’ll play whatever makes him the most money.. Look at the crap he played with for years. Can you imagine what he could do with Mizuno or Titleist irons and a choice of T-made or Callaway woods?

  12. Noper

    Oct 7, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I thought Parnevic hated Eldrick’s guts for what he did to Elin? Why does he care how Eldrick swings?

    • Brian

      Oct 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Time heals all wounds. A lot has happened in 7 years. They play golf together a lot now.

    • Jim

      Oct 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

      He’s been irrelevant for a while. Just gettimg his name in.

      Makes sense….His Endo Forged Mizunos made him famous, Bridgestone MADE his TW balls (the ones he could control)

      and TM will pay ANYONE – ANYONE to tee off in ANYTHING with one of their ‘woods’

  13. Juice

    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I’d love to see Arnie’s silhouette on the PGA Tour logo. Also, I doubt Tiger will change his bag for the Safeway, but I’m curious if he’ll make major changes to his bag for 2017.

    • Justin

      Oct 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

      100% with you on this one. Doubt he is blowing up his entire bag for his very first tournament back.

      • N

        Oct 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        How would you know what he’ll decide? Every manufacturer has throw their stuff at him to test. He could show up with a WRX chip marker and a bag full of mishmash stuff like us!!!! That would be so cool

        • otto

          Oct 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

          Tiger is not a equipment whore. He really old school and traditional. x100’s with a blade. small driver head and comfy wedges. Hes not the type to tinker around with high tech shit. I would say hes more concerned with the ball. If i was Tiger’s agent, i would tell him not to sign an equipment deal and play whatever you want. What is a club deal to a billionaire. A 50 million dollar bag sponsor is nice and fill it with your preference.

          • TMBurner2.0

            Oct 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

            Except he’ll be playing a M2 driver.


      Oct 7, 2016 at 10:12 am

      To honor and respect “the King” I hope the PGA is smart enough to leave the logo alone and make it a permanent honor to the man that made golf a popular sport for the masses.

      • Joshuaplaysgolf

        Oct 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        The PGA logo is not of Arnie, it isn’t a depiction of anyone. Just a generic golf silhouette. I’m not following you on how changing the logo would disrespect Palmer, especially when people want the logo to change TO a silhouette of Arnie.

    • Jim

      Oct 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      The ‘reverse C’ is a lousy finish anyway…unnecessary with better current biomechanics…

      Arnie’s silhouette is too cool. It’s a keeper for sure!

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Most forgiving players irons? – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing players irons. WRXer ‘NorthTXGolf’ is on the hunt for some new irons but is putting a priority on forgiveness, and has reached out to fellow members who have been sharing their thoughts and advice 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.

  • Sam217: “i230 has got to be one of the most forgiving players irons available. Cobra King Tour another. Don’t sleep on the New Level 480 DB coming out soon.”
  • RangeBaller: “ZX5/ZX7 and i230 should definitely be in your testing pool.”
  • YAMS49: “Another I210 homie here… Very highly recommended if you want/need spin and a consistent yardage.”
  • golf-RN: “I second the Cobra King Tour irons. I am not the greatest ballstriker by any stretch of the imagination and I find the King Tours very forgiving. Toe strikes might lose 5 or 6 yards with no directional loss. You definitely feel the miss though lol but mishits from the center aren’t punished too hard regarding distance.”

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What’s the perfect mini-driver/shaft combo? – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing Mini-Drivers and accompanying shafts. WRXer ‘JamesFisher1990’ is about to purchase a BRNR Mini and is torn on what shaft weight to use, and our members have been sharing their thoughts and set ups 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.

  • PARETO: “New BRNR at 13.5. Took it over to TXG (Club Champ but TXG will always rule) in Calgary for a fit. Took the head down to 12, stuck in a Graphite Design AD at 3 wood length and 60g. Presto- numbers that rivaled my G430Max but with waaaaay tighter dispersion. Win.”
  • driveandputtmachine: “Still playing a MIni 300.  The head was only 208, so I ordered a heavier weight and play it at 3 wood length.  I am playing a Ventus Red 70.   I play 70 grams in my fairways.  I use it mainly to hit draws off the tee.  When I combine me, a driver, and trying to hit a draw it does not work out well most of the time.  So the MIni is for that. As an aside, I have not hit the newest BRNR, but the previous model wasn’t great off the deck.  The 300 Mini is very good off the deck.”
  • JAM01: “Ok, just put the BRNR in the bag along side a QI10 max and a QI10 3 wood. A load of top end redundancy. But, I have several holes at my two home courses where the flight and accuracy of the mini driver helps immensely. Mine is stock Proforce 65 at 13.5, I could see a heavier shaft, but to normal flex, as a nice alternative.”

Entire Thread: “What’s the perfect Mini-Driver/Shaft combo? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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Why Ludvig Aberg is my new favorite player – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing one of the new sensations in the world of golf – Ludvig Aberg. The 24-year-old finished solo second at the Masters a couple of weeks ago, and gained many plaudits, including from several WRXers.

One member, RoyalMustang, took to the forums to explain why Aberg is now their favorite player, saying:

“I loved the way the Ludvig was out there, having a great time, not taking himself or the situation too seriously. Even after the double at 11, he was like “well, that’s golf!” Loose and relaxed: that’s the way to play. It’s obvious he loves what he’s doing, he loves the big moments, and he loves being a part of it all.

Arnold Palmer was viewed that way. Just like Brooks Robinson was forever viewed as not just a great baseball player, but a great human being and friend to Baltimore.”

And our members have been reacting and sharing their positive takes on the young Swede.

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.

  • redfirebird08: “Ludvig has a great attitude, a great smile, and a great golf swing.”
  • otto6457: “I’m very lucky to have talked with Ludde several times at the Rawls Course at Texas Tech.  He’s a truly nice guy and very friendly.  Always said hello when we passed each other in the club house and was always smiling. Watching him hit balls on the range was a joy.  He has “that sound” and trajectory to die for.  There were many times he was out on the range in 30+ mph winds just hitting the most beautiful shots that just seemed to ignore the wind.  World class ball striker. And yes……..I am a fan boy.”
  • konklifer: “I like him. In an era of endless waggles and laboring, his swing and pace of play are a joy to watch.

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