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Forum Thread of the Day: “Driver vs Driver 2”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day is from NixLix26, who began the thread dedicated to Wilson Golf’s reality TV show that pits driver designs against each other. The second season is in its final stages with just three designs left, and the show which airs on Golf Channel on Tuesday nights has generated a lot of discussion amongst our members.

Here’s a look at what some of our members are saying about the show, but make sure to check out the entire thread at the link below.

  • Golfer_1993: “I like Cortex. Like Kyle Maze (Cart Barn Guys) said, the adjustability is simple to understand, and I like that. Plus the sound was amazing, and all the testers got good carry and total distances. His performance has been great in the last three episodes.”
  • Mtngolfer1: “The Cortex was the longest driver of them all even with the lower smash factor it was a clear distance winner.”
  • RichieHunt: “That brings it to the Magnus and the Cortex.  I thought the Magnus clearly outperformed the Cortex.  Higher smash factors and remember, it tested the best out of any driver on the Iron Byron testing in terms of accuracy, particularly off the toe and the heel.  Hard to beat a driver that has the best smash factor, doesn’t spin like crazy and is the most forgiving and accurate.”

Entire Thread: “Driver vs Driver 2”

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  1. Tom

    Nov 5, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Wilson does make a good football, but that’s about it.

  2. JP

    Nov 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    This show confirms that Wilson has no idea what they’re doing when it comes to drivers. Just another reason NOT to play a w/s driver. If the clowns off the street are coming up with better ideas than Wilson’s r&d, there’s a big problem. It’ll be another huge failure like the last dvd show.

  3. Curt

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Time for pros to go back to mid sized drivers then companies can go crazy on new drivers for amateurs. Personally I don’t know anyone who buys a driver because there favourite pro uses it anyways. Should get rid of driver wedge amount for pros though. Maybe the tour could even have an event allowing illegal equipment on short courses. Really though extending courses is getting silly.

  4. Tom

    Nov 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    So bottom line, Wilson’s R&D department is looking for clowns on the street to design their new products because in the end, its is only a cosmetic change because the USGA rule limits OEMs to no longer improving performance results? That’s why there has been nothing delivering better performance results in equipment the last 5-7 years….

    Sellers be sellin!

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‘Best driver for heel strikes?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the most efficient drivers for those who tend to strike the ball out of the heel. WRXer ‘Ralphyboy84’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“I’m a plus 1 handicapper currently gaming an original epic sub zero in the px 63 gram x flex shaft. Most of my misses (more than I would like recently) come out of the heel. 

I’m planning on getting a new driver this winter, but there is too many to choose from these days so was just wondering if anyone could help me narrow down what ones to try?”

And our members have been putting forward 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.

  • Smokey227: “That’s my miss. G400 Max is the best I’ve ever had off the heel. Doesn’t feel good and doesn’t go nearly as far, but is playable.”
  • cgasucks: “If you were a 30 handicapper, I’d tell you to get lessons. But since you are better than a scratch player and nut it more than 90% of the time you just have to live with the occasional mishit. The best players in the world have to deal with mishits, and you’re no different.”
  • buckl: “I am a big fan of Ping but go to TXG, and there is a recent video that they put up on the 425. Ian and Matty boy both comment on the stability and mishits still being very playable.”
  • MPAndreassi: “I agree with the Ping statements. They’re the most forgiving across the whole face as anything I’ve tried.”

Entire Thread: “Best driver for heel strikes?”

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Partial pitching wedge or gap wedge? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedge set-up. WRXer ‘Justcallmemoses’ is currently using a pitching wedge instead of a gap wedge for partial shots, saying:

“Anyone else not carrying a gap wedge and filling the gap using partial shots with the pitching wedge.

47 degree P760 PW 

54 degree Vokey SM7

58 degree Vokey SM7

I’ve tested 50/51 degree, and they are too close to the pitching wedge. I don’t see enough separation to justify carrying the gap wedge.”

Our members have been having their say on the subject 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.

  • jol: “If it works you, great. For me, it is an important full and partial swing scoring club. I put two yesterday within a yard of the pin. I needed it since my putting has been crap lately.”
  • cgasucks: “Used to use a 48d, 56d, & 60d setup for years until I was sick and tired of choking down on my PW for shots to cover the gap between 48d to 56d. Got a 52 gap wedge and took out my 60 lob wedge about 6 years ago and been happy ever since. With no lob wedge, I forced myself to open the face of my 56 and learned to use its bounce, and I’m a much better wedge player too.”
  • kiwihacker: “I think 47/54/60 was a very common and popular setup when the typical PW loft was 47°. So if you have a 47° PW this is still a legitimate option. But with most PW seemingly in the 43°-45° loft range these days I think some kind of GW around 50° would be needed.”
  • TLYBulldogGolf: “I’ve played PW/54/60 for forever. I’d say a 4 wedge setup definitely helps with having fewer partial shots, just have to consider the other end of your bag. I’ve played around with adding a 52 and 56, but for now, I’m moving to a T20 47* in lieu of the set PW to see if that helps with the partial shots.”

Entire Thread: “Partial pitching wedge or gap wedge?”

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Switching allegiances – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing brand allegiance. WRXer ‘Nelson.Br.1515’ kicks off the thread saying:

“I have just switched my brand allegiance for the 3rd time in my golf equipment life. Went from all things Adams (RIP) to all things Callaway and just switched to Ping (except putter that’s not going anywhere). Anyone else bounce from one manufacturer to the other? Successes? Regrets?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum – and whether or not they have a brand allegiance.

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.

  • Roejye: “My allegiance kind of goes by clubs. Driver I’m pretty much a Taylormade guy, hybrids Adams (rip), Irons/wedges Cleveland. I’m not particularly brand loyal, I would play whatever works best for me, in my budget.”
  • Hbaker: “For whatever reason, I started with a Taylormade allegiance. I’ve since broadened my horizons and have a mishmash of clubs in the bag with certain preferences but not so much allegiances.”
  • 14max: “I’ve been a PING guy for so long that I can’t remember the last time I played a non-PING club. I like the durability of their older clubs, their philosophy of function over form, and the fact that they value their employees so highly.”
  • Myheorbobhope: “It’s your bag and your 14 clubs, but I’m going to play the best 14 I can find… that said, half my bag is still Adams… (irons, hybrids and woods). I’ll always give certain companies a shot, and tend to default to Vokey wedges… but I’m open to whatever works best… driver usually comes down to if I can get a shaft I like with no upcharge.”

Entire Thread: “Switching allegiances”

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