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

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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”

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

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SIM Max vs SIM2 Max – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been comparing and contrasting the original SIM Max with the latest SIM2 Max driver. WRXer “Spaceman1976” is torn between the two and reaches out to fellow members saying

“If anyone can offer their experiences with both drivers, I would greatly appreciate your feedback. I do see more SIM2 drivers for sale on the board than SIM drivers.”

And WRXers have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • Yoshimonster: “Very minor difference between them. Go with Max.”
  • philleeeep: “I thought there was a big difference in sound. Hard to explain, but I personally preferred the SIM Max.”
  • tleader: “Love my SIM Max. Very little (if any) difference to “upgrade” to the SIM2 Max if fitted correctly.”
  • Kale_m: “Sim2 sounds and feels softer. Still super hot but just a different sound and feel. I personally like it. Sim2 is more neutral flight to me. I am playing it at a lower loft and in the upright setting. Dead straight bombs. Sim was much more fade biased, even when in the upright setting.”

Entire Thread: “SIM Max vs SIM2 Max”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (06/18/21): Honma Rose proto irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for Honma Rose proto irons. ($450)

From the seller (@lilcaeser): “TW747V 4 iron coupled w/ Rose Proto 5-10 ( pw ) Tour issue X-100 GP Z grip align -high quality all Honma factory build currently D6 w/ lead tape D4 if removed ,,plus 1/2″  quick sale $450- shipped/PP CONUS only thanks T”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Honma Rose proto irons.

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Best of 2021 U.S. Open gear

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The U.S. Open is once again upon us, and and company’s have pushed out the boat with some awesome gear to celebrate this year’s national championship.

Here we’ve highlighted some of the best U.S. Open-themed products that the big brand’s have served up for their players, as well as some gear you can get your hands on.

Footjoy Premiere Series Pacific Sunset Collection

Inspired by the vibrant sunsets of Southern California

Puma’sThe Rocco Collection’

Celebrating the U.S. Open and Torrey Pines, Puma athletes will be wearing items from ‘The Rocco Collection’ this week.

Callaway Staff Bag – Contest to win

U.S. Open Frosted Pint Glass – $13.99

TaylorMade Staff Bag – Contest to win

Srixon Staff Bag – Contest to win

Sik Golf Limited Edition Bryson DeChambeau US Open Commemorative putter – $2,999.99

Celebrating Bryson’s 2020 win, Sik’s US Open Commemorative model (274 available) is a SIK Pro C head with alignment aid on top rather than on the flange and a traditional plumber’s neck hosel.

2021 U.S. Open Commemorative T-Shirt – $39.99

 

 

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