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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.

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What clubs will Tiger Woods play at the Safeway Open?

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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.

    Cheers

  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!

  11. JOEL GOODMAN

    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.

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      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 one-piece forged irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the most forgiving one piece forged irons on the market. WRXer ‘JStang’ lays out the criteria, saying: “I’m talking no slots, injected goo, tungsten plugs etc. Just a good old solid chunk of metal.”

And our members have been sharing their best 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.

  • Jmccas: “New Level 623CB is a single piece forging.”
  • brucedeuce: “Zx7. Not sure anything compares in a one-piece forging.”
  • drumdude96: “I play Adams A4 forged irons, and they are incredibly forgiving for a one-piece forging. They’re certainly not the latest and greatest, but I love them. And I get really good distance out of them too.”
  • CR1977: “Without tungsten? Wilson Staff Blades are pretty forgiving for a simple chunk of metal.”

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Best looking pear-shaped 3 wood of all time? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing pear-shaped 3 woods. WRXer ‘GolferDude54’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“I was interested in knowing what 3 wood in the present and past do you guys think has had the best looking profile at address and is pear-shaped to boot, i.e. Titleist 906F2. Like you look down at address, and it just oozes of being aesthetically pleasing to your eye. You can even post more than one 3-wood and a list as well if you are torn between this and that.”

And our members have been sharing their best 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.

  • Dill Pickelson: “I owned the 906f2 and agree it was a perfect looking 3 wood at address. I currently play the rogue st ls 3 wood and also think it looks great at address. This is exactly how I want a 3 wood to look, no triangular 3 woods, no closed face or slight offsets. I also liked the Ping i20 3 wood. It sat very nicely behind the ball.”
  • hammergolf: “Hard to beat the Titleist PT. Had one in the bag for almost a decade.”
  • Boogs2: “I’ve always liked the Nike T60. Still have one with the steel shaft. Loved how deep-faced it was.”
  • puresurfr: “Titleist 970, love the shape, and it was like a sledgehammer when hit on the screws. Honorable mention for Nike T60.”

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Are blades really ‘punishing’ or do people swing too hard? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing blade irons. WRXer ‘ChunkItGood’ questions whether blades are actually overly punishing, and kicks off the thread saying.

“I just heard a guy on tv quote John Anselmo (?) who apparently taught Woods to the effect that ‘you can hit the ball as hard as you want as long as you hit the center of the face and stay in balance.’

If people followed that rule, would they have to worry about punishing’ mishits? Shouldn’t they, instead of getting more forgiving clubs, just stop swinging so hard they cannot hit the center of the face?”

And our members have been sharing 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.

  • BagOfToast: “I find that a lot of the time I’m not hitting the center I’m just swinging too fast, so I’d agree with swinging too hard.”
  • iknowbagu: “It’s not mutually exclusive. Yes, blades are more punishing on off-center strikes. Yes, people swing too hard.”
  • jomatty: “Blades are punishing. I’m not sure that most players do better when they try to swing easy. As long as my tempo stays good and I don’t get quick from the top, my most consistent strike, with everything wedges, is one that is very close to as hard as I can swing. If I try to make that same hard swing and my tempo is bad, or if I try to make an easy swing and my tempo and sequencing is bad then I have lots of problems.”
  • Phabs: “Believe Tiger’s dad said that to him, not a coach. Swing speed had nothing to do with contact point. I can swing slow and hit a ball like crap, or I can swing out of my shoes and have the same result.”

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