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FTF: How to rejuvenate the golf equipment industry

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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.

Rejuvenating the golf equipment industry

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We’ve featured threads of poetical waxing about participation numbers and potential shots of atropine for the game in general. This discussion deals specifically with the golf equipment industry. User uW0tM8 has an interesting take on directions manufacturers ought to go, including personalization and more opportunities to demo clubs on course.

To see what other WRXers think could help, check out the thread.

Winter set-up?

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Probably not quite this wintry..

For those of you fortunate enough to golf during the winter months, Fenrir poses an interesting question: How do you adjust your arsenal for the colder months? He considered a “simpler, lighter” setup, and it seems many in the thread elect to go with something similar.

For the rest of us, Bomber_11 lays out our one-point plan: “It’s called I put the clubs in my downstairs storage room and weep while endless inches of snowfall cover every course.“

See the thread.

A positive spin on stronger lofts

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The loft drift in modern clubs has been the subject of no shortage of discussion. And while takes on the subject of the strengthening loft of the 7-iron in the 21st century are usually dim (“marketing tactic,” and such), Pinger89 offers a unique personal account of his experience with getting new clubs in the RocketBallz era following a long time with older irons. But as a fitter in a retail environment, he offers an interesting perspective on why loft drift could be good for both golfers and the industry.

See the thread.

Hot takes on the John Daly 30 for 30

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A thread that kicked off with vigor with the announcement that John Daly would be featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, continued enthusiastically through the airing of “Hit it Hard.”

To see everything the WRX community had to say, check out the thread.

Predictions for 2017!

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Who doesn’t love a bit of prognostication? GolfWRXers lay out their predictions for the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season as (in case you didn’t notice), we’re already four tournaments deep into the brimming calendar.

Check out the predictions!

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  1. Scooter McGavin

    Nov 7, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Why does the golf equipment industry even need to be rejuvenated? Golf courses and equipment manufacturers are making their own bed with their pricing. Nothing to do but let the market take care of itself.

  2. UncleBuck

    Nov 7, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Well, I’ll tell ya, I walked into a very popular RD, rhymes with Dodger Bun, golf shop today and most customers were milling about with 1-2 people actually buying merchandise. On the way home decided to check out the now bankruptcy bound GS, rhymes with Dolf Swiss, and da place was jumpin’ like an outlet store the day after Turkey Day!! I mean folks were lined up getting merchandise marked down 5-30% of Steal’tail, I mean retail. Shelves were gutted, and 15 plus people lined up to trade dollars for “reasonably” priced goods. Like someone mentioned above, mark down the overpriced gear, $500 drivers, $260 golf shoes, $180 wedges, $140 golf shirts, etc., and the industry could quite possibly lift itself from the doldrums. It has to smash rock bottom at some point. Hope to never see it, but I have a haunting feeling it will be sooner than later.

  3. Dave R

    Nov 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Yes shaft made in China ,head made in China cost $20.00 us . Assembled in Mexico cost $2.50 us . Your price $350.00 us . Who is making the bucks guess. I might be out a bit but not much.

  4. RAT

    Nov 5, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    It’s the cost!!! every course doesn’t have to look like the Masters!. Clubs, balls and etc all are going up in price. I believe that’s due to greed in management pay! Most all equipment is made over seas where pay is cents per day. JUST LIKE MEDICAL COST , MEDS where the key ingredient is marked up ( 600,000%) this is nothing but robbery . The head cheese IS going to get his money and the heck with the rest.

  5. Progolfer

    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Honestly, the golf equipment industry is fizzling out– as evidenced by Nike and Taylormade exiting and trying to exit the market. Manufacturers have pushed equipment innovations just about as far as the USGA will allow them to. Today, almost all equipment is the same. Updates and changes in equipment will only yield slight improvements over current products. Personally, I think the focus in golf should shift from equipment innovation to an initiative in growing the game and actually improving a golfer’s game. Let’s make that the priority instead.

    • Desmond

      Nov 6, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Adidas is exiting the equipment market, not TaylorMade.

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  7. JoBlo

    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    How about selling everything at half price? That should move the equipment off the shelves and into people’s hands

  8. Rimjob

    Nov 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

    You would know

    • Rimjob

      Nov 4, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Yeah? My house is in the sky. How about that

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What GolfWRXers are saying about PXG’s apparent new golf ball

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In our forums, our members have been discussing PXG’s apparent foray into the golf ball market. With the ball landing on the USGA Conforming List recently, WRXer ‘Scott406’ has reached out to fellow members for their thoughts on the new addition from PXG, who have been sharing their takes in our forum.

The Bob Parsons-founded company has provided no details on any upcoming launch or technical details of the ball or balls.

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.

  • snagy2000: “$49.99 is the rumor.”
  • golfinbrad: “Not sure why club companies want to get in the golf ball market. Way too many choices already. I look at Mizuno. Decent ball, but I’m not going to drop top dollar to try a ball when you know Pro V, TP5, etc., have already been proven. If PXG handles like the clubs, they will run some crazy low sales. Maybe it will work, and I’ll be wrong. Not the first time.”
  • Highlander24: “Alignment aid looks like Vice to me.”

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Best players irons of 2023 – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the best ‘Players’ irons of 2023. WRXer ‘odshot68’ kicks off the thread saying, “Looking to get a new set of players irons this spring and wondering what you guys like. Distance control is very important; I’m not a fan of irons with hotspots,” and our members have been selecting their favorites from recent releases 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.

  • noodle3872: “Titleist T100/T100S should be in the conversation.”
  • sadclevelandsports: “I love my T100s, but recently tried the new Cobra CBs, and they are just as high quality.”
  • edwelly: “I have been fortunate enough to have several nice sets of irons. A couple of Maura sets and, most recently, the Bridgestone J40s. Today I took out my new Srixon ZX5/ZX7s, and they are phenomenal irons. I cannot recommend those enough. “
  • KevCannon: “T100 should be on the shortlist to try.”

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‘My grandma just smoked a 9-iron 200 yards’

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether or not there is a ‘max usable iron distance’. WRXer ‘Barfolomew’ kicks off the thread with the eye-catching title of ‘My grandma just smoked a 9 iron 200 yards’ before delving into the subject matter, saying:

“Will manufacturers forever be chasing more iron distance or is there a max usable iron distance? 

You could see very weak players always wanting more distance vs very good players thinking gaps….. or is that not true. In 2050 they are still gonna be saying these are the longest irons on the market, way further than the 2049s or will it max out.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • Ger21: “Distance sells, and a very large percentage of golfers is always looking for more distance. But on the other hand, there’s only so much distance you can get out of a given clubhead speed.”
  • Grouchykona: “I feel clickbaited . . was expecting to see a video of a yoked out grandma crushing 9 irons.”
  • golfinbrad: “I think companies have done a pretty good job making irons for all types of players. Might be more options now than ever, or at least in a long time. I will say companies market distance most because it sells. Maybe not for your better players or at least more knowledgeable players, but it does work. Every spring there are those guys who show up at the range with the latest and greatest, thinking this club will take their game to the next level.”

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