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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.

Nike staffers’ new weaponry

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Something you’ll only see on GolfWRX: Our Tour Photographer shot many of the bags of Nike staffers at the season-opening Safeway Open. Nike, as you know, has exited the golf equipment business.

Some staffers, Paul Casey for example, are sticking with their Swoosh-stamped weaponry. Some, however, are not, and every equipment nerd has to be interested in seeing what the Nike staffers will play now that Nike logos only adorn their clothing and bags.

Check ‘em out:

Best feeling driver you’ve ever hit?

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BigPapy asks: “What is…the best ‘feeling’ driver you’ve ever played…Regardless of flight, forgiveness, distance and all those other things that matter.” An interesting question. Perhaps irrelevant, but nevertheless fun to discuss! Regardless of how it performed, which driver was the greatest pleasure to pure off the tee?

See WRXers answers in the thread.

Further discussion about ditching the 3-wood

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Piggybacking on Tom Stickney’s piece from the front page, Z1ggy16 did something you’ll see a fair amount in the forums: started a thread inspired by a GolfWRX article. Of course, it goes the other way too: we write front page stories based on stuff from the forums…you know, stories like this one.

Anyway, the point is, if you see a great story that has a wealth of comments, chances are they’re talking about it in the forums too. Think of this thread as a complement to the comment section, and required reading if you enjoyed the piece.

See the thread.

Who wins a golf announcers tournament?

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Good stuff from 2bGood here, who asks: “Out of full-time golf announcers, color people, personalities, and on-course reporters, who would win a 3-day tournament? Active players that do broadcasts part-time are not eligible.”

To see what WRXers had to say, check out the thread.

Miller vs. McCordGary McCord

Much like “Tuck or no Tuck,” the debate over the most irksome announcer in golf has entrenched parties on several sides. Slicktry has reduced this list to two parties. Now, this isn’t to say that Johnny Miller and Gary McCord don’t have plenty of fans…indeed, they must (right?). However, they are two of names most frequently cited in barstool discussions of who golf fans, shall we say, prefer not to tune in to.

Check out the thread for a poll and spirited discussion regarding the matter of Miller vs. McCord.

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  1. Pingback: FTF: What these Nike staffers are gaming now | Swing Update

  2. Ray

    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Check out the chatter on the new Costco urethane ball. Tour ball performance at recycled ball price.
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1378818-kirkland-signature-costco-golf-balls/

  3. Steve Thomas

    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

    If you like constant humor all the time and some of it is not funny, then McCord is your guy. If you want straight forward, honest and to the point person, then it’s Miller.

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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.”

Entire Thread: “Most forgiving one piece forged irons? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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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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