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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’sa peek behind the curtain into golf’s sanctuary.

WRXer caddies for Rory McIlroy, Jhonnatan Vegas!

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Just an amazing story, here, and all the thanks in the world to djfalcone for posting. He had the opportunity to caddie for Rory McIlroy and Jhonnatan Vegas briefly at the Northern Trust. What’s really fantastic, though, isn’t the opportunity or brush with stardom, but rather, the conversations that Falcone had, particularly with Rory about his equipment. You absolutely have to read this thread. Check it out.

Miura MG Collection in-hand! 

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You have to hate both beauty and golf to not want an in-hand look at Miura’s new MG “Hayate” Driver, CB-1008 and CB-2008 Irons. We have all of the above, and the photos are a minor sensation in the Tour Equipment forum. See the photos.

The Best Hybrids of 2017 

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You know the drill, GolfWRX members. We want you to pick this year’s best hybrid. Click through to the thread and vote for hybrid you liked best. Then, offer your feedback in the comments. Click here to vote.

Easiest driver to hit? 

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Not necessarily the longest. Not necessarily the straightest. MGPT says he’s “Looking for a ridiculously forgiving, easy-launching driver. Don’t care about looks and happy to lose some distance for accuracy.” Hmm. What could possibly fit this bill? See what WRXers had to say.

How many iron sets have you owned?

Arnold-Palmer-WorkshopShame. Pride. Grudging acknowledgment of an addiction. Any of these could accompanying a mental inventorying of sets of golf clubs owned. Hopefully it’s not a physical one in the case of thread-starter disco111 who says he’s owned more than 80 sets. See the tallies.

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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.”

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

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Starter irons with a $200 budget – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing beginner irons on a budget. WRXer ‘Chch3’ is looking to build a set for his friend, and kicks off the thread asking:

“My question what iron set from the past would be good to get for $200. I have always played blades, CBs, or players clubs, so I am not up on the good game improvement clubs. I was thinking about getting him a set of pings, but I don’t know which ones are better than others. Any help will be greatly appreciated.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions 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.

  • HammerGolf: “Ping Eye 2.”
  • dmeeksdc: “I’ve done what the OP is doing. The Adams lineup of irons are really fabulous clubs for very little money. The Adams Idea Pro Forged is a larger CB with tungsten weighting and a triple radius sole that feels fantastic and is as forgiving as any iron. Also has a nice top line, and the shape is great. I’ve in the past given a set of these as a gift to a player just starting out, and I think the entire set was $150. Pretty incredible for the quality of that design. The MPF numbers on it place it as game improvement. High MOI, low and deep CG.”
  • xkilgorextroutx: “You could also probably pick up some Wilson D100 or D200 irons in that price range, plenty of Adams and Tour Edge irons in that range too that are a few years older. Callaway irons and the many times mentioned Ping Eye2s also.”
  • 596: “For a beginner… Any Ping G series. I played the Ping G10 as a beginner and used them down to a 2 handicap.”

Entire Thread: “Starter irons with a $200 budget – GolfWRXers discuss

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Shortest time you’ve owned a club and why? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their shortest relationship with a club. WRXer ‘Vater’ kicks off the thread saying:

“Happened to me recently. I tried out various 3 woods, found a great deal on the one that tested best for me, played with it one round, didn’t like the way it gapped and would crowd out my money 5 wood… so I turned around and returned it. From box on my porch to back at the UPS shipping center – four days.

I actually really, really liked the club, and the shaft was so smooth. But it was great in isolation. In combination with my driver and 5 wood on the course, it caused conflict.”

And our members have been sharing their ill-fated 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.

  • mogc60: “Custom ordered a Cobra Speedzone driver. It arrives at my local Worldwide Golf, and I pay and head to the range. Hit 5 balls and went right back to the store to get my in-store credit. Knew on the first swing it was all wrong. For the record, I’ve hit Cobra drivers almost exclusively for 10+ years.”
  • xkilgorextroutx: “SLDR Mini. Time from purchase to return: approx 2 hours.”
  • BagofToast: “SIM2 Ti rocket 3w. Loved the 5w, so figured I’d like it. Nope. In the bag and out in probably a week.”
  • kiwihacker: “A set of Mizuno MP60 irons. Bought them on a whim on Saturday. One range session and one round on Sunday taught me I could not hit those things. Returned them Sunday afternoon.”

Entire Thread: “Shortest time you’ve owned a club and why? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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