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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is Cameron Champ golf’s next star?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Pat du Golf who posted in our forums in awe (like the rest of us) after seeing a video of Cameron Champ carry the ball over 350 yards with his driver. Well since that post last month, Champ has gone onto win his first PGA Tour event, the Sanderson Farms, where he dominated off the tee, and our members have been discussing the talent and potential that Champ possesses.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say on the subject at the link below.

  • QuigleyDU: “This guy I think could be scary good. Bubba came on tour with 190 ball speeds but is a head case. This kid seems to be a bit more towards the Koepka silent end of the spectrum. That tends to lead to a lot more success.”
  • Swisstrader98: “Heck, I’m rooting for him. We need a bit of energy on the tour besides Tiger (big fan) and the usual suspects of Sergio, DJ, Rory etc. I just wish with all this modern age tech we have access to, someone would analyze his swing and give us the dang answer to how he does it!!”
  • Krt22: “1. Way over-rated 2. Would be lucky to win two more times in the next five years 3. Sam Burns is better.”
  • Dave230: “Cameron Champ has one of the nicest driver swings I think I’ve ever seen. To swing that fast that much in rhythm is a unique talent.”

Entire Thread: “Cameron Champ carrying 350 yards”

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New irons for a high-handicapper – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing irons for the high handicap player. WRXer ‘StrongTR’ is a recreational golfer looking to play more often and is in the market for a new set of irons, saying:

“I’ve ‘golfed’ recreationally for years. This mostly includes scrambles for events my company sponsors with a few random rounds each season. I currently play Callaway XR’s I purchased off the CPO site years ago, and they are still in good shape. I want to invest more time this year in improving my game and consistency- more rounds, lessons, etc. 

Is it worth investing in a newer set of Game Improvement irons, Super Game Improvement or anything else? If so, any recommendations on what I should be looking at? I’m not opposed to purchasing used again, just want good condition if so. Also I’ll add I’m a lefty so that can make tracking them down a bit more of a challenge. 

I will admit new shiny things do tend to make for a little extra motivation and fun. Who doesn’t like to treat yourself?!”

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.

  • Davidv: “Get a set of Callaway Big Bertha irons good looking, and forgiving. Nothing like a new set of irons to make you feel good and anxious to get out there and enjoy some golf.”
  • xkilgorextroutx: “Keep the XRs. Get lessons. Re-evaluate later this year as your game has improved. I was eyeing some XRs for my 15-year-old son to upgrade from his old Cobra Jr set. They’re solid clubs. Stick with them and work with someone to build a solid repeatable swing.”
  • Nateyeight: “I will go against the trend of this feed. I recently purchased a set of the new Titleist T300’s. Traded in a bunch of old clubs and got a big discount. While testing out different clubs, the Mizuno JPX 921 Hot metal irons were a close second. The T300’s are long and super forgiving. I also got some lessons with the new clubs, and my shot is more consistent now, and distances are within normal range instead of short. I don’t like to swing hard with my irons, so these were perfect. They will be in my bag for a very long time; I highly recommend them.”
  • demeeksDC: “You don’t have to choose one or the other. Get shiny (or satin) new clubs AND take lessons! If you have a good teaching pro, might be worth a lesson first simply to get some advice on what type of clubs might be best for you. Then hold tryouts. I’ve hit the XRs. Just due to the improvements in feel in cast clubs the past 5 years, I doubt the XRs will win.” 

Entire Thread: “New irons for a high-handicapper

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How old is too old for irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing older irons. WRXer ‘R5Two’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I pulled my old Titleist 695 CBs (cr 2006) out of storage to hit a few balls. I have seen many videos about how much faster the ballspeeds are these days, but I don’t know if I care. I’m a blade guy. Isn’t a hunk of metal a hunk of metal? 

How old is too old for forged irons? What are we missing? Non-confirming grooves maybe? Maybe a little forgiveness?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • PEI_Golfer: “Irons are all about accuracy and distance control, not ball speed… Nothing wrong with the 695’s (my first OEM set of irons); I still bring out my 690.CB’s from time to time and OG Nike blades.”
  • Tar_Heel_93: “I’m with you. I prefer a solid forged iron. Not looking for a lot of tech. Here are the irons I am testing for next season. Apex MBs have been in the bag for several seasons. Others are recent additions. Titleist CB and Wilson Staff CB have Tungsten in the mid and long irons. However, so far my favorite CB is the Bridgestone J33 CBs circa 2006.” (Photo above proved by Tar_Heel_93)
  • mrfuz: “I recently regripped my old 690MBs and pulled out my Eye2s. They’re not replacing my Sim2 Maxes, but they’re fun to play with.”
  • HoosierHacker89: “695 CB irons are great! One of my all-time favorites. I found them to be really forgiving especially the long irons. This was one of the few sets I was confident in the 4/5 irons. I played a set of Srixon 765 irons the last 3 years. Honestly can’t say there was much if anyone difference in the heads Of both sets.”

Entire Thread: “How old is too old for irons?

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3-wood (or alternative) for someone who can’t hit one – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 3-woods for players who generally struggle with the club. WRXer ‘SpartyJeff’ is looking to add a 3-wood to the bag despite his difficulty to hit the club and kicks off the thread saying:

“I’m about a 3 handicap and currently have a massive gap between driver and 2 driving iron. All in all, I’m not a bad ball striker, but I absolutely cannot hit a 3-wood. Bagged the Titleist 915F for years (I know bad idea). Any suggestions on forgiving three woods? Been kicking around the idea of the Callaway Apex UW and a 2 hybrid (used to love my 2 hybrid).”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • MilfordLefty: “A forgiving 3-wood is a 5-wood. The 17° Apex UW is 5-wood loft with an inch shorter shaft, so a good option.”
  • Dax279: “If you can, try the PXG XF 3 wood. I was surprised to find how easy it was to launch off the fairway and the tee. It is lofted 1 degree higher than a regular 3-wood as well and so is kind of like a 4-wood.”
  • kwxsports: “‘ve got a TM High Launch 16.5 that is the easiest I’ve ever hit. It’s really a 4-wood I guess.”
  • scooterhd2: “Cobra F6 Baffler.”

Entire Thread: “3-wood (or alternative) for someone who can’t hit one

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