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Video Interview: GolfWRX Member plays in the Shark Shootout Pro-Am

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GolfWRX Member Dave Decker was the grand prize winner of TaylorMade’s Ultimate RocketBladez Experience. He and four other GolfWRX members were flown to Naples, Fla., where they enjoyed an all-expenses-paid four-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton, home of the 2012 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout.

All of the contest winners received a set of TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour irons, which they were fit for on Tiburon Golf Club’s on-site TaylorMade Performance Lab. Decker also was fit for a new TaylorMade driver, fairway wood, hybrid, wedges and putter, and played in the tournament’s two-day pro-am with TaylorMade staff members Rory Sabbittini and Dustin Johnson.

Watch the video above, and check out the photos below to see highlight’s from Decker’s trip.

Click here for more photos and video in the forums, where the contest winners and other GolfWRX members discussed their trip and shared their memories.

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    Dec 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Wow.. what a great interview Zak. And Dave… sounds like an awesome trip of a lifetime. I have met up with a lot of GolfWRX members and in the beginning it is odd but after a few minutes it is always awesome! To many things in common to not have a connection.

    Richard “easyyy”

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Super hot driving irons – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking about hot driving irons. WRXer ‘Russian7’ is on the hunt for a driving iron offering maximum ball speed and distance with no spin, and our members have been sharing their picks 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: “From word of mouth anecdotes to testing done by other forums, think P790 UDI is as likely as anything to give you what you’re after.”
  • jblough99: “If you don’t mind em with a little junk in the trunk, look at the G425 crossover. Everything I’ve read/seen claims very forgiving and goes forever. No first-hand experience, though.”
  • Luxor54: “The exotics Ti-utility is probably up there.”
  • norsebynorsewest: “Seconded on the PXG 0311X. I play a one iron, and the thing is a utility rocket. It honestly feels like it should be illegal.”

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Best Ping irons from the last 5 years – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Ping irons. WRXer ‘LowAndLeft32’ wants to hear what our members believe are the best additions from the brand over the past five years, with the i210 irons proving a popular choice.

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: “Hard pressed to beat the i210s.”
  • realmfg: “Blueprints.”
  • eric61: “Love the i210s — they’re easily the answer here, in my opinion. I really liked the i59s, too, but not as much as the i210s, and I think their price point maybe has meant a lot of people didn’t even end up trying them. G-series irons are fine too. If you’re in that segment of the market, the last few years it’s been the latest G irons vs the latest Hot Metals for the top of the pecking order, in my opinion.”
  • Cwhite912: “Easy, I210, Blueprint, iBlade.”

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Easiest launching fairway woods – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing easy to launch fairway woods. WRXer ‘Pete52’ hits his woods too low, and our members have been sharing their best picks to solve his problem 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.

  • JKJKJK: “I had the easiest time to elevate from the deck with G425 Max 3Wood/5Wood with Motore F3 shaft. Flies really high and easy to hit.”
  • DoughBack18: “Sim2 Ti. Has a lot of weight on the sole, and you can really launch it high. I’ve always had a slightly lower trajectory, got this in a 5 wood, and it’s worked really nicely filling the gap I had at the top end of my bag.”
  • Valtiel: “Any of the modern Pings are a good litmus test for elevation. If you can’t get those off the ground then you know the problem ain’t the club.”

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