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Long iron vs hybrid? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing playing a 3 and 4 iron vs 3H and 4H. WRXers explain which option they prefer and why, with lots of interesting takes offered up.

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.

  • bnperrone: “Gotta go with what you like. Hybrids should be played like irons in terms of ball position, etc. I’m assuming they’re as well fit to you as your irons. If you’re already doing that and you don’t like them, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t just order the irons to match what you have. When hybrids came out, they were pitched as being universally better, but a lot of people can’t get comfortable with them or spend years of trial and error to find the one that works for them.”
  • St Jimmy: “If I mishit a hybrid it hooks uncontrollably left out of bounds. If I mishit my 3 or 4 iron, it comes up short.90% of the time short is better.”
  • oldpalchamp: “I’ve been playing golf for a long time. Used to carry a 1-iron. Had a 2-iron in my bag for years. First time I hit a hybrid, I thought it was cheating. They are just soooo much easier to hit than long irons. They launch higher and land softer. The longest iron in my bag. currently, is a 4-iron, and that is going to be replaced with a hybrid shortly.”
  • MinimalistGC: “When I was playing a hybrid with a 3i the Hybrid was about an inch to 1.5” longer, and that did very well, but eventually the little demon WRXers got in my head and convinced me to hate hybrids, but the 3 hybrid and 3i were both in my bag and covered different yardages. I ended up just putting in a hybrid shaft (cut down to 3i length) in my 3i, and that helped a lot. Maybe think about buying a g710 3/4i and play with that. It’s all about what you like.”

Entire Thread: “Long iron vs hybrid?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/26/20): Mizuno 921 Tour, Linksoul bag, Rare Toulon longneck

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for 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 – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds 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

Member Armyflyer23 – Mizuno JPX921 Tour irons

Built for precision and stability, the Mizuno JPX921 Tours are a beautiful single piece forged iron, that offers the looks you love, with the stability you need. This set is almost new and is a great deal if you are looking for a new set of flag hunting irons.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: JPX 921 Tours

Member ajones35 – Linksoul carry bag

Are you a Linksoul-dier? This lightweight carry bag is a great way to get around the course with a minimalist design to hold your essentials and nothing more.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Linksoul bag

Member Tannerdc – Rare long neck Toulon putter

If you love blade style putters but need something with less toe-hang, then a longneck is the way to go. The only thing is longneck putters aren’t as common as they used to be, which makes this custom Toulon Garage a very interesting piece indeed.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Longneck Toulon

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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What GolfWRXers are saying about using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy of using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty. WRXer ‘RoyalMustang’ says on the plan:

“My thinking is that time would be better spent learning to do all of the shots with a single wedge, rather than learning 2 wedge distances and feels with the limited practice time I have.”

And 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.

  • OsnolaKinnard: “I have a 50* GW that is really like an 11 iron. My 54* wedge does pretty much everything around greens and inside of 50 yards except bunkers. The 58* lobber is my ‘sand wedge’.”
  • mizunotpz: “The 54 degree is really versatile. As long as you have a grind that is easy to open up. I use 50/54/58. I can hit full shots with my 50, but I never do that with the 54 or 58. That’s 80% shots tops. Most bunkers I use the 54, think its easier to control distance with a 54 vs a 58.”
  • Munich77: “I have a PW, 54, and 60. The 54 could be all I need as I use it the most.”
  • Minarets: “My 54 degree is my go-to unless the 60° is needed for some kind of flop. I use a 50, 54, 60-degree setup but feel most comfy with the 54.”

Entire Thread: “Using a 54-degree wedge for all short game duty.”

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Patrick Cantlay’s winning WITB: 2020 Zozo Championship)

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 @ 8.75 degrees, C1 Setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

3-wood: Titleist 915F (15 degrees, B1 Setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2 (21 degrees, B1 Setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 9 X

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F, 56-08M) Titleist Vokey SM8 (61 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS prototype

Golf ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2019)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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