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Forum Thread of the Day: “If you had to pick one driver based on sound…”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from BenSeattle who asks fellow GolfWRX members what driver they would choose to buy if the decision was based purely on the sound made at contact. There are a wide variety of drivers mentioned, and our members also display a diverse taste in acoustics, with some enjoying a loud crack off the face of the driver, and others preferring a low pop.

Here are what a few of our members have said on the subject, but make sure to check out the entire thread at the link below.

  • Mcgeeno: “My favorite ever was an OG Ping Rapture with 10 cotton balls in the head. Some people thought I miss hit it because it was so quiet haha.”
  • IsleOfMan: “I know I definitely wouldn’t buy a Rogue, Epic, or Fusion… they sound dead to me and make me question contact on otherwise good shots.  I guess I like a little more lively metallic sound, which I’ve never had an issue with in Cobra heads (I’ve had F6, F7, and now F8+).”
  • gripandrip: “While I currently play an SZ (which Sounds great on solid shots), the best sounding modern driver I’ve ever had was a Titleist 910 D2. The perfect ‘THWACK’.”
  • BVIChester: “Nike Sasquatch Sumo2. Always thought it made a noise similar to how i imagine a coconut falling out of a tree and connecting with a skull would make.”

Entire Thread: “If you had to buy a driver by sound only?”

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  1. Jim Gift

    Oct 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

    My latest favorite would be my 2015 Great Big Bertha. So glad I kept it because the Rogue metals I bought have a dead sound to them. Hard to tell when I’ve hit my best shot from the sound.

  2. bajaokie

    Oct 24, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    B-stone J33 series. Soft metallic “wheck” at impact.

  3. joro

    Oct 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Nothing has the great sound of wood. but that is gone and I think anything Callaway has a great sound. Of course being a former Wood maker I am partial, but you have to admit, if did sound great.

    • Chisag

      Oct 24, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Sound is just so subjective. Those of us that grew up hitting persimmon woods and wooden baseball bats have a completely different opinion than those that grew up hitting metal woods and metal baseball bats.

  4. geohogan

    Oct 24, 2018 at 10:55 am

    If poly stuffing is used to weight the clubhead, sound is muffled/refined, as a gun with a silencer.
    (unlike cotton, poly doesnt absorb moisture)

  5. Dj

    Oct 24, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I like the sound of my Cobra ZL. Others have commented on the quality of the sound.

  6. CaliforniaGold

    Oct 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Worst sounding: Calllaway FT-3….sounded like a muffled plastic thump… Best sounding: agree with prior post above/ Nike Sumo2.

  7. Robert

    Oct 23, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I also have the Cobra ZL that I bought for its sound – and looks.

  8. Josh

    Oct 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This is an easy one. The old MacGregor V-Foil Eye O Matics had a sound like you were hitting dingers with a little league baseball bat. Always turned heads when hitting balls on the range.

  9. RAT

    Oct 22, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Cobra ZL without a doubt has the best sound of any ever!!

  10. Troy L Rambo

    Oct 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Taylormade 510TP Best driver I’ve ever hit.

  11. big jones

    Oct 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Tony Pena Model 65

  12. Bangster

    Oct 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Bang DYTI 6C – 600cc Beta Ti Driver

  13. Jamie

    Oct 22, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Cleveland Classic TC15
    Titleist 905R

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Wedges that have a significantly softer feel – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing wedges. WRXer ‘sheezymaneezy’ is on the hunt for some softer feeling wedges than what he currently has, and reaches out to our members who have been sharing their 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.

  • Honman: “Without going too niche, I’d suggest trying Mizuno’s T22 wedges as they are forged.”
  • reider69: “I just moved from SM8s to Mizuno S23 wedges.  Softer by a mile.  Feel like a buttery Mizuno iron.”
  • alarsen727: “Sub70 wedges are forged and are soft and a great price I might add. Love mine.”
  • elwhippy: “Bump Mizuno. Add in Fourteen and the forged Pings. You could pick up some forged Vokey and Cleveland Japanese models off Rakuten or Ebay.”

Entire Thread: “Wedges that have a significantly softer feel – GolfWRXers discuss”

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‘Handicap down to 7, should I ditch the GI irons?’



In our forums, our members have been discussing when or if there’s an optimal time to move away from game improvement irons. WRXer ‘ThreePuttForPar’ has recently gotten the golf bug again and has worked his way down to a 7 handicap, and reaches out to our members saying:

“When I got the bug again I went through a few sets and settled on Titleist T300. Started back shooting high 80s- mid-90s, depending on the course, but I have got back to breaking 80 once in a while on easier courses. 

I have been loving T300’s forgiveness and distance, especially when first getting back into it. But now that I’m finding the face more often again. I’m really contemplating something more like a Srixon ZX5/7, Miz 225 or Jpx pro, P770/p790, i525…

I’ve also never been custom fit, ever, in 25 years of golf. I’ve always just used the 90 return policy at my local Roger Dunn golf shop to “fit myself” by keep swapping clubs till I get something I like.

Anyone else blow the dust off their game with GI irons and then move back to mid-playerish irons? Did you see any benefits other than feel? Do custom fits really make that big of a difference if you live near a shop where you can just keep trying all the different off the rack sets?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the topic 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.

  • chinaski: “Try and get some irons you can test off the grass. Turf interaction is more important than forgiveness. GI only really help if you have trouble with launch or are always hitting off the toe.”
  • Is Golf Fun Or Work: “I’ve played with folks using GI irons that are near scratch. Why change what’s been working?”
  • golfinbrad: “Nothing wrong with doing a fitting. Trying different head/shaft combos can be both fun and educational. I don’t recommend going in with the mindset I’m getting a new set, period! See how they feel, look and perform to what you have. Congrats on getting the handicap down. That doesn’t mean you need to ditch the GIs. If you are hitting them well, I would stick with them unless you find something better. Replacing irons is not the same as a driver.”

Entire Thread: “‘Handicap down to 7, should I ditch the GI irons?'”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the most forgiving drivers



In our forums, our members have been discussing drivers. WRXer ‘Big_BenB’ wants to find the most forgiving driver currently available, 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.

  • Crimson62185: “I haven’t personally tested drivers recently, but from early reviews and feedback I’ve heard from several fitters, I believe it has to be the Ping G430 Max.”
  • Switter: “I have hit many drivers from all the big manufacturers over the years. The Callaway Epic Flash sz is so far the most forgiving longest driver I have ever played. It would take one heck of a driver to kick it out of my bag.”
  • lambo428: “G400 Max is very good but the Cobra Radspeed XB and the Cobra LTDx LS are better.”
  • philly2kuk: “The common consensus is Ping make the most forgiving drivers, but you will get other drivers mentioned here due to people’s personal preference.”

Entire Thread: “What GolfWRXers are saying about the most forgiving drivers”

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