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Forum Thread of the Day: “Justin Rose thinks four majors in four months is bad for golf. Do you agree?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from MMB1500 who highlighted comments made this week from Justin Rose who believes that the new schedule which sees four majors in four months is “too condensed” and not good for golf. Our members have been sharing their thoughts on the matter, with plenty of members both supporting and rejecting Rose’s claim.

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.

  • Z1ggy16: “Kind of agree. Once the Open is over this year, there’s really not much else to “look forward to” as far as exciting tournaments go, for me anyway.”
  • CDLgolf: “I agree with Justin, hard to believe the major season will be done after this weekend. It also seems to me that the new schedule is making the top name players play less. Taking three weeks off and only playing in the majors. I’m sure this schedule makes the most money for the tour, and they’ll be done before football starts, which is what they want.”
  • bspn: “I always thought the old schedule was too compressed around this time of year with The Open > WGC > PGA all within the space of 3 weeks and then right on into the FedEx Cup playoffs. This year has felt much better paced to me, albeit with some of the big names skipping regular events they would otherwise play in order to get enough rest between majors. The other benefit of the new schedule is they’ve got rid of that awkward break right in the middle of the FedEx Cup.”
  • Big Ben: “The PGA being the last Major has always felt like a dud. I like the new format. The Open Championship this year is far more exciting.”

Entire Thread: “Justin Rose thinks four majors in four months is bad for golf. Do you agree?”

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  1. B

    Jul 18, 2019 at 2:12 am

    They should get rid of the FedEx Cup and the silly playoff format. It’s meaningless and it’s the very thing that gets in the way of everything else on Tour, actually, which made this schedule feel condensed and busy. Throw that in with the Olympics next year and Ryder Cup all getting in the way, there is too much intensity in golf that golf can’t actually handle for the players to be consistently strong.

    • liam

      Jul 18, 2019 at 9:40 am

      i could care less about the fed ex cup…but it gives us 4 tournaments end of season where all the top players play at once….not sure why golf fans would want to get rid of these tournaments. yes, seeing the fedex cup standings in feb is annoying, and yes claiming it decides the season champion is dumb… but its usually 4 good quality tournaments and beats some random tournament that top players skip.

  2. Crusher

    Jul 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Disagree completely. I think it has been the most enjoyable golf season so far because the majors are happening every month. Let’s be real, the Players Champiohship IS a major. So, you have majors every month starting in March and. Ending with the playoffs 6 months later in August/September..

    Then you have the wrap around season in place of the meaningless SKINS games they used to have and you have year round MEANINGFUL golf.

    Great job PGA Tuor.

  3. John Basileo

    Jul 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I agree with Rose 100%.
    On July 21st, the major golf championship season will be over.
    And why?
    So they can start the stupid FedEx Cup in August.
    And then they won’t have to go head to head with football.
    And then they’ll get bigger TV ratings.
    And then everyone involved will make more money.

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‘Anyone else not carry any fairway woods?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy of leaving fairway woods out of the bag. WRXer ‘Nfogle’ says:

“I rarely need a fairway wood, and when I do, I usually end up with a penalty or just not hitting a good shot. My misses with the 2 iron keep me in play I just don’t get quite the distance out of the fairway I need. Anyone else have this problem and if so, what do you do?”

And our members have been discussing the issue, with plenty of other members taking the same route as ‘Nfogle’.

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.

  • schwollo: “Was in the same boat then got a G410 3 wood easiest 3 wood ever to hit and plenty long.”
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Entire Thread: “Anyone else not carry any fairway woods?”

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In our forums, our members have been discussing club options for a 5-year-old beginner. WRXer ‘CaseJ’ reaches out to fellow members, saying:

“I’m looking for a lightweight 7 iron for my 5-year-old daughter. I purchased one of these a while ago, but it has a standard head on it and is way too heavy. For her, it’s trying to swing a sledgehammer. 

Any idea where I can find clubs specifically designed for kids?”

And WRXers have been getting involved and sharing 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.

  • FellaHeen51: “For a 5-year-old child? A putter. Easy for them to wield with a bit of instruction. They have fun knocking the ball around on a practice green. That’s been my experience with my grandson this summer past. Then add an appropriately sized PW. Learn from the green back.”
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  • Bizzie80: “Check junior golf threads. Lots of starter info. Get her the U.S. kids yard club for her height and a putter from them to match. All you need to start her off.”

Entire Thread: “Best club/clubs for a 5-year-old beginner”

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In our forums, our members have been putting forward suggestions for ‘Bite335’ who is looking to replace his old driver. ‘Bite335’ is on the hunt for more forgiveness than his old gamer (Ping i15) and feels that a change to a newer driver will help. Our members have been putting forward 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.

  • Olddoncarlo: “Get a pre-owned Titleist TS2. You won’t be sorry.”
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