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Forum Thread of the Day: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from DJGainer, who asks fellow GolfWRX members what the effect will be should Tiger Woods go ahead and regularly win once again on the PGA Tour. Our members discuss both the possibility of Woods being able to achieve that and the impact that it would have on the game of golf.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to join the discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • the bishop: “If he wins he wins, and I think ratings will be good.  But as far as the same effect as back in the late 90’s early 00’s, no.  He was younger then, in his 20’s and younger kids relate to someone like that.  My oldest son, born in 1987, began playing golf partly because of Tiger and when we’d go to the range, he’d swing hard and say “I AM Tiger Woods” like one of his commercials from the time.  I don’t think he would inspire younger kids today like he did then.  He’s in his 40’s, and his oldest kid is a middle schooler now I think.  It’ll be great for his long time fans though.”
  • straightshot7: “It won’t transform the game because he already did that. But anytime he’s in contention there will obviously be very high ratings. If he’s in the final group of a major, you will probably see some TVs exploding from excessive rating syndrome.”
  • bazinky: “Plus, just imagine if Tiger is able to win a major and is playing well enough to have an actual rivalry that isn’t one-sided? You have the young-gun or guns versus a resurgent all-time champ adding to golf history. Just look at what happened at the Tour championship (which no one normally cares too much about). It would be absolutely explosive for golf!”
  • IVM: “Tiger winning 2 or 3 tournaments a year would be amazing, and if he won a major that would be incredible. Do not forget he is a middle-aged man with a fused back if he can do this that would be great for golf. He cannot dominate as he once did as his body would not stand up to the pressure. But the above would be good enough to move the needle in golf.”

Entire Thread: “What if Tiger is back?”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

5 Comments

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  1. Mad-Mex

    Nov 7, 2018 at 12:12 am

    “What if Napoleon had B-52’s, would he have won at Waterloo ?”

    Yes, “What if” questions are a pet peeve of mine,,,

  2. Tom

    Nov 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    “The Ole Gray Mare ain’t what she used to be!”

  3. Jamie

    Nov 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Can we talk about this when he wins a full field event on a course he’s never won on?

    • JB

      Nov 6, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      So if he wins the Masters (again) can we talk about it or still no?

      • Jamie

        Nov 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm

        You missed the point genius. It won’t happen so let’s never talk about it again. Time for the Tiger bandwagon to disappear and go find their next cool thing so golf can find it’s sustainable market footprint.

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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.”

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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.”

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