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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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‘Why is there so much hate for Sean Foley?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been feistily discussing the work of swing coach Sean Foley.

The Canadian swing coach is most famous for his tenure spent coaching Tiger Woods, where Tiger got back to World Number One. However, critics of Foley cite his students’ history of back injuries as well as his scientific approach, with Justin Rose (who is working with Sean again) once saying:

“Sean does not look at me as a golfer. He looks at me as an athlete and from a biomechanical point of view. He is not necessarily wrapped up in what makes a swing pretty. He wants what works for me from a scientific point of view. This is not necessarily the position that everyone strives for, but that is what I like about Sean.”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts on Foley in our forum, with plenty arguing against Foley’s methods and others defending his record and thought process.

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.

  • Maty01984: “I might be going into the wind here, but I don’t mind him. I didn’t like the work he did with Tiger, and at the time, I was not a fan, but I think a large part of that was because he was not Butch. I was the same with Haney when he started working with TW. For whatever reason, in my mind, it was Butch or nothing when it came to Tiger. Now that we are years on from that, Foley doesn’t bother me at all. His posts on social media I like; they are informative and tell us what players are working on, which is always interesting.”
  • Obee: “Under Foley, Tiger started hitting these tuggy over the top cuts to left pins, which he very rarely hit before Foley. I hated watching him try to fit cuts into left pins far more often than he used to
  • MMB1500: “Has there ever been a Foley student that hasn’t been out with back knack at some point or other?”
  • JD: “I wish Foley and DeChambeau would team-up. The internet would create a hate storm of apocalyptic proportions.”

Entire Thread: “Why is there so much hate for Sean Foley?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experiences with Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges. WRXer ‘LTom’ is intrigued by the wedge set and reaches out for feedback on the clubs, and our members have been sharing their generally positive thoughts on the wedges 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.

  • Hawkeye77: “I have a friend who got some Kirklands – and as he says, do not call them Costco wedges, lol. He likes them a lot and really doesn’t seem to see any difference from the nice Clevelands he had before.”
  • JackpotJohnny: “I played with someone today that had them. His comment was they work just fine if you don’t need custom grinds or bounce options.”
  • randshoe: “I’ve heard great things, and these would make a great starter set for the intermediate golfer. Would be nice if there was shaft customization available.”
  • Stretchr: “I’m enjoying mine so far. Fwiw, I suck at golf but am working hard at getting better. I have hit some great shots with these wedges so far, especially enjoying the 52. I play it very often in full shots, and it has done very well so far. The return policy at Costco is the big winner here; as a newbie, I’ve already managed to bend a shaft on a tree trunk. Easily returned and got new wedges. Not much at risk if you don’t like them take them back. I’m sure there are “better” options, but I like them and don’t know any better about bounce and grind options at this point anyway.”

Entire Thread: “What GolfWRXers are saying about Costco’s Kirkland Signature wedges”

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Is there a consensus on wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether there is a consensus on what are the best wedges on the market. WRXer ‘Swingthoughts’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I am in the market for new wedges. I know all club decisions are personal and involve a number of variables. I tested Volkey, Ping, TaylorMade and Callaway last week. Was I wrong in ‘feeling’ that the Callaway Jaws 60 and 56 degree wedges feel/play lighter? Is there any consensus on wedges these days as to which are the best? Is there a #1 lob/sand wedge on tour?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts, with the vast majority believing that it all comes down to personal preference.

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.

  • PEI_Golfer: “No, there is no consensus as to what is the best. Try things out, find the best grinds that suit your needs and pick out the head that you like the appearance of the best. Match up with grip/shaft of choice, and off you go. Wedges are a pretty personal and regional thing. We have sweepers and diggers, people in the south playing vastly different grasses than in the north, and in the middle, it is usually much drier and harder than in the corners. All needing different things.”
  • Yoshifan151: “All the big companies make great wedges, just gotta go with whatever grind/bounce fits you. It’s good because now companies offer a lot of options for both.”
  • 20six: “I am absolutely sold on Bettinardi wedges. The best I have ever played. I’ve got a 52, 56 and 60 and love them all.”
  • morgan1819: “If you can’t test outside, then I would go Vokey. They will sell the quickest if you don’t love them. Assuming you can get the bounce and grind you want, my next criteria would be feel. For me, this is where the Cleveland Zipcore had a slight edge in 50-52 lofts. Otherwise, I personally didn’t see major performance differences.”

Entire Thread: “Is there a consensus on wedges?”

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