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Forum Thread of the Day: “Who has the smoothest swing you’ve ever seen in person?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Hankshank, as he asks fellow GolfWRX members what the smoothest swing they have seen live is. Plenty of players get a mention, and for different reasons, but for our members, Ernie Els and Fred Couples are quite dominant in this category.

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.

  • Johnnypenso: “I saw Fred Couples at the Canadian Open back when he first came on tour.  His real swing looked more like his practice swing.  I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how he got such distance out of what looked like a slow and smooth swing.  Looks are deceiving I guess.”
  • playa: “Not a huge name golfer but John Senden has the most relaxed, rhythmic swing you would ever see. Like the Bruce Lee analogy of letting your body be water, Senden becomes the golf swing.”
  • 95124hacker: “Go to an LPGA event and watch petite young women drive the ball 250 effortlessly.”
  • 15th Club: “With all due respect, I think that anyone on this board now, who is barely old enough to have seen Sam Snead play at a time when he was not yet well into his sixties; that is the one, pure, shining example.”

Entire Thread: “Smoothest swing you’ve seen live?”

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  1. Human

    Oct 31, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Underrated, but, people always wanted to swing like him because he was very consistent, is Bruce Lietzke

  2. big jones

    Oct 30, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Sam Snead. He could reach back and really bomb it and you didn’t see the effort. This all with older equipment. Players had to swing smooth to hit that smaller sweet spot. Thanks for putting up this question.

  3. JON

    Oct 30, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Tom Purtzer and Elkington.

  4. Nicholas Parker

    Oct 30, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Tom Purtzer

  5. Bob Lanier

    Oct 30, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Payne Stewart

  6. Dustin

    Oct 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Steve Elkington.

  7. PGA Chris

    Oct 29, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Take a look at Wild Bill Mehlhorn. Google . ““lLost Swings Biill Mehlhorn”. See Hogan’s quote about this player! All joints bent , relaxed. As they should be!

  8. Brent Walker

    Oct 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I went to pga championship at Valhalla saw a lot of great swings but adam Scott’s was what I always thought a perfect golf swing should look like

  9. freeman

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Titleist new 2018 CNCPT 02 irons.

  10. freeman

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    GWRX Staff have cancelled the Comments forum for photos and info on Titleist new 2018 CNCPT 02 irons. Wonder why….????

  11. Robert

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Seve Ballesteros could swing as smooth as anybody IMO.

    • CaoNiMa

      Oct 31, 2018 at 2:13 am

      Yeah because he wasn’t too concerned about where the swing directed the ball, he was more concerned about spraying it all over the map with that unique and strange action of his lol

  12. Tartan Golf Travel

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    The big easy.

  13. Mike W

    Oct 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Arnold Palmer. LOL. Actually, Palmer did look better in person than on videos.

  14. ROBERT HALEY

    Oct 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Sam Snead GGO 1969

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best small face drivers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing small face drivers. WRXer ‘Andygolderson’ is on the hunt for a small-headed driver profile and reaches out to fellow members for their suggestions.

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.

  • TKS: “Wishon 519 is 415cc. Find a fitter.”
  • ILove2Golf123: “I’d say you couldn’t go wrong with the Titleist TS4i when they are released. I had a TS4, and it was about as small as I’d want to go and I’m very traditional when it comes to drivers. If you want to go super small, you could do Taylormade’s Original One two wood driver option.”
  • PixlPutterman: “I play a TM OO Mini and LOVE it.”
  • EaglesGolf99: “A-Grind Classic 350cc.”

Entire Thread: “Best small face drivers?”

 

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Do pros rely too much on their caddies? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether professional golfers are too reliant on their caddies. WRXer ‘jordan2240’ believes allowing players to use rangefinders/GPS devices until reaching around the green would speed up the game, and kicks off the thread, saying:

“So I was just watching the latest Euro tour event, and the guy in the lead (by 3 shots) had an easy pitch to the green on 18, but for some reason, found it necessary to consult with his caddie. What the hell could they possibly have been discussing? All he had to do was pitch it onto the middle of the green. Likelihood he would 5-putt from anywhere on the green had to be nil. 

To me, one of the quickest ways they could speed up the game is to allow rangefinders/GPS and allow caddies to consult only on putts and chips. I mean, it’s just ridiculous to me that a pro golfer would need to consult with his caddie on a pitch to the last hole with a three-shot lead.”

And our members have been weighing in with their thoughts on the subject.

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.

  • golfandfishing: “Player wants to put the caddie through his paces so the next time they are in a similar position, but the lead is 1 then they are better prepared to work together in the situation. I also don’t understand the hand wringing over tour golf pace of play. Are we wanting the guys on TV to play faster? If so – What for?”
  • Socrates: “You never want an I.K. Kim, or van de Velde (or Phil) moment on your way to what you hope is victory. Part of the caddie’s job is to step in and stop them from doing something stupid. Calm them down, think it through and make them go through the routine.”
  • dalehead: “What bugs me is the player and caddie standing over the ball each with their yardage books in hand. The player looks at his yardage book, then he looks at the caddies yardage book then back at his own, then the caddies again. Don’t they work off the same yardage book? Even worse are green books. Reading greens is supposed to be a golf skill, not left up to a computer survey.”
  • FakeClubPro: “Steve Williams was probably the greatest caddy who ever played the game. I think without Steve – Tiger would have won a lot fewer tournaments. Tiger would have had more of a Corey Pavin, Lanny Watkins, Julius Boros type career. The pictures of Steve jumping on the green after Tiger or Adam major wins are iconic. Steve was always there for Tiger too.”

Entire Thread: “Do pros rely too much on their caddies?”

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: Kblair9325

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of Kblair9325.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: Kblair9325

Driver: Titleist TSI2 (9 degrees) (+2 weight)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 6

3-wood: Titelist TSI (15 degrees) (+2 weight)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 7

Fairway wood: Titelist TSI (18 degrees) (+2 weight)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD XC 7

Irons: Titelist U-500 (4 iron), Titleist T100s (5-GW)
Shaft: Nippon modus 120 (Stiff)

Wedges: Vokey SM8 52.12F, 56.12D, 60.08M

Putter: Scotty Cameron Terylium Newport 2

Titleist Stars and Stripes: Bag, Towel, Headcovers

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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