Connect with us

Equipment

Today from the Forums: “Fairway Woods – Titanium vs Steel Face performance difference”

Published

on

Today from the Forums, we take a look at a discussion on fairway woods and the difference between titanium and steel face performance. Forum member, ‘games’ gravitates towards titanium FW’s and asks fellow members whether there is a noticeable difference in performance and what steel face models could turn his head.

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.

  • jvincent: “Pure speculation, but it may be easier to have improved COR across the face with titanium. Also, since it is lighter than steel the weight distribution will be different with the Ti faced woods having more discretionary weight to move away from the face.”
  • Cachaulo: “If you get a chance to hit some of the new FW options I think you will be pleasantly surprised, even ones with steel faces. I was stuck on a couple of 10-15-year-old 4W options, and when I finally hit a G410 3W, I was blown away…I think the forgiveness and the CG placement makes these things stupid-easy to hit and longer as well.”
  • ohioglfr: “Titanium wood heads tend to be a little larger compared to steel, which may add confidence to high cappers. As to face material, I love the sound of a maraging steel face. Whether titanium is superior to steel or vice versa, I suppose it ultimately depends on specific design elements like trampoline effect, strategic face thickness, etc.”
  • MBBG: “I agree with some above that in a true FW there is a diminishing return for TI faces. I’ve had a bunch of different JDM heads with variable face thickness forged TI faces/cup faces and also the TM model from last year. Aside from differences in feel and sound the newer maraging high strength steel faces seem to hang in there pretty well in all aspects.”

Entire Thread: “Fairway Woods – Titanium vs Steel Face performance difference”

Your Reaction?
  • 15
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW1
  • LOL0
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK3

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

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

‘I should have went 7-wood sooner. Wow!’ – GolfWRXers react

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been responding to a post giving a glowing reference for 7-woods. WRXer ‘Tee1Up4’ recently picked up a Ping G425 7-wood to replace his hybrid and has been blown away by the results, saying:

“Picked up a G425 7 wood to replace my 3 hybrid. My hybrid used to be my go-to club. I had such confidence with it. It’s almost like as I got to be a better player, I just got worse and worse with it. Finally picked up a 7 wood and WOW! Wish I’d done it way sooner. Point of this post is for anyone wondering if they should try the 7 wood… the answer is yes!”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts on 7-woods and whether they are now tempted to take the plunge themselves.

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.

  • Flyer712: “I actually just placed an order for a g425 7 wood yesterday with Ventus blue. Pretty pumped, but the 5-6 week wait is going to be torture…”
  • blkjazz: “Yep. I figured it out two years ago when I bought my 917 7 wood. It is now my favorite club.”
  • wchahn: “I just added a PXG Proto 7 wood to replace my 3 hybrid. The 3 hybrid was just too close to the 4 hybrid to be useful. I’m using a heavenwood shaft length, and it fits the gap between my 3 wood and 4 hybrid perfectly. After 3 rounds, it’s working well. I was worried about hitting out of iffy lies, where I used to use my hybrid but so far so good.”
  • JohnKHawk: “I’ve had a 7 wood in the bag until 2017 when the Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid was released. It never really got much love here, but I liked it so much I have a backup in case it breaks. It blurs the line between a hybrid & fairway. Really fits my eye. There is just a nice natural looking size progression between my Cobra 5 wood, the Cobra OS & my Cobra 5 hybrid.”

Entire Thread: “‘I should have went 7-wood sooner. Wow!'”

Your Reaction?
  • 0
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Billy Horschel WITB 2021 (April)

Published

on

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Riptide 65 6.5 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 70 6.5

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 80 6.5

Irons: Titleist 620 CB (3), Ping Blueprint  (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08V @62)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne

Your Reaction?
  • 3
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Equipment

Jimmy Walker spotted testing L.A.B. Blade, graphite putter shaft at Valspar Championship

Published

on

The putting green at a PGA Tour event is always full of interesting things as players get ready for the week ahead, and this week at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, is no different.

One of the biggest trends in golf is technology-packed graphite shafts for putters, and we continue to see them in more players’ bags week after week. Louis Oosthuizen had a BGT Stability Tour in play last week at the Zurich Classic, and this week, we spotted 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker working with a L.A.B. Blade putter fitted with an LA Golf Shafts Prototype graphite putter shaft.

Although we don’t have the specs of the exact shaft Jimmy is using, LA Golf shafts are well recognized as being one of the leaders in creating ultra-stable graphite shafts for the tour’s biggest hitter Bryson DeChambeau, who not only uses their Texas Rebar shafts in his irons but also a specially designed shaft for hit putter too.

As for Jimmy, this is an interesting move since one of the bright spots of his 2021 stats is his putter where he currently ranks 40th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained: putting.

Your Reaction?
  • 5
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW2
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK2

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending