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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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15 Comments

15 Comments

  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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How many GolfWRX gearheads are still playing traditional lofted irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing playing traditional lofted irons. WRXer ‘cardoustie’ has been playing a set down in Florida recently, and says:

“Playing with some i3 + blades down here in FL that I grabbed on a ‘can’t leave them alone in the store deal. 4-U. Extended them and tossed on iomics. Shafts were CS lite stiff with the cushion insert .. so 107g + 9g. I forgot how much I enjoyed the lighter PING steel shaft offerings with the insert (JZ and ZZ65 are other shafts I have loved in older Ping sets in the past. (I know, wrx man card to be turned in.)

I have to say, I am not hating playing off a 47* PW vs the 44 or 45 I am used to …. just accept the irons will go a little shorter. It’s just a number on the bottom after all…Does it matter at the end of the day if your 35* seven iron flies 165 vs hitting a modern 8 that far? I think many new 7 irons are under 30*. Anyone else in the same boat?”

And our members have been having their say in our forums. 

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.

  • brew4eagle: “My set has a 47* P and a 35* 7iron. The gaps work well for me, and I have played these lofts so long now that I don’t want the mental exercise of ‘ok, this used to be a 7 iron, now is it the 8 iron or a throttled down 7 iron?'”
  • b.mattay: “I play Ping S56’s, so 47 degree PW and keep it traditional through to the 6 iron. I bent my 5 iron a bit strong (26.5 degrees) and then go into a i200 4 iron at 22.5 degrees. I like having 15-yard gaps throughout the wedges and irons.”
  • cgasucks: “All my gamer irons and the ones in my basement are all old and with “traditional” lofts (if you can say a 21 deg. 3 iron to a 48d PW traditional). My FG-17s and 1971 Wilson Button Backs are really old school lofts (which are 1 club weaker than traditional lofts).”
  • Skhacker: “I bend all my irons a couple degrees weak to get as close as I can to “traditional”, but some are so jacked (even players irons) that I still can’t always get there. I like seeing loft on my long irons.”

Entire Thread: “How many GolfWRX gearheads are still playing traditional lofted irons?”

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3-woods: Ping G425 vs Titleist TSi2 – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Ping’s latest 3-wood as well as Titleist’s TSi2. WRXer ‘Nick_E’ currently plays a TSi2 and is interested in hearing from folks who have played both. Our members dig into both clubs and which one they prefer more and why.

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.

  • dalillama47: “The Ping will be a little easier to elevate from the fairway, other than that I like the Titleist on every other account. Feel, sound, etc. If you have a 16.5* TSi, it may go as far as the Ping 14.5*, and be very easy to elevate from the fairway.”
  • buckl: “Watched a TXG video on the 425 release they were testing and Ian Fraser said the shafts are the real deal.”
  • realmfg: “I decided to order the Ping G425 fairways and hybrid over the TSi. From all the reviews it just seems the Pings are perfect looking with the matte black. Seem to be just a couple yards shorter than TSi but better dispersion. I have the TSi3 Driver, so I guess if I cant handle the ping sound Ill just sell and get the Titleist…”
  • Nick_E: “I hit the G425 max 3 wood today with av orange. Although the feel was really solid and was very forgiving it couldn’t beat out my TSi2 with av raw blue. Both are solid clubs but not worth changing. I do think the av raw blue shaft gives Titleist more advantage.”

Entire Thread: “3-woods: Ping G425 vs Titleist TSi2”

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David Feherty’s Golf Channel show axed – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to the news that David Feherty’s Golf Channel show will end after a decade on air. Golf Digest reported the story, and speaking via telephone to the publication, Feherty said:

“I don’t know what the reasons were for the decision. I think it was a combination of things. We haven’t been able to shoot any episodes because of COVID. The Golf Channel move. I don’t know. Maybe it was just time.

I think a lot of people are going to be surprised that it got canceled. It always sort of amazed me the (number of) people that watched. Ten years is a whole lot more than I thought I would do. I loved doing it.”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts on the cancellation 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.

  • bcflyguy1: “All good things must eventually come to an end, and when they do, it does nothing to diminish their goodness. As others have pointed out, there were some dud episodes, but they were only notable because of how exceptional most of the others were.”
  • bladehunter: “David is the very definition of genuine. Flawed. But genuine. And he has a natural knack for pulling the best out of people. Watch his Matthew McConaughey interview. If you don’t want to play a round with those two, it’s you. “
  • CCTxGolf: “Yeah, he certainly pulled the best out of people. Agree with Hawk on every point. For those who haven’t watched the Condi interview, do so. She is very, very impressive, to say the least.”
  • TobesSC: “Always enjoyed the show, but the amount of commercial breaks became unbearable to me. To make things worse the way they edited the sections going into breaks/coming out of breaks were all previews/summaries, so the 1 hour show turns out to be maybe 25 minutes max.”

Entire Thread: “David Feherty’s Golf Channel show axed”

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