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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best irons for a senior

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In our forums, our members have been discussing iron choices for senior golfers. WRXers ‘Lew4dtv’ is a 6 handicap 76-year-old and on the hunt for new irons, and our members have been 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.

  • Luxor54: “Tour edge has lots of different options between their exotics and hot launch range. Hybrids, iron Woods, different style irons, all with many different shaft material and flex options, check out their site and see if anything catches your eye. Good for value as well.”
  • Davidv: “Ping 425.”
  • acemandrake: “Try PXG 0211, MMT 70g graphite shaft. Good combination of performance and feel.”
  • platgolf: “You can’t go wrong with G425 and should try the G710 as well. The ZX5 has quite a following.”

Entire Thread: “Best irons for a senior”

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Bryson testing prototype Cobra RadSpeed driver at Augusta National

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The ever-testing, ever-questing Bryson DeChambeau is bringing his tireless pursuit of the perfect driver to Augusta National as he prepares for the 2021 Masters Tournament with a prototype Cobra RadSpeed driver in the bag.

With the rumblings of a new driver being put into play echoing among the Georga Pines, and a new driver head spotted on the USGA conforming list, we reached out to Cobra to get the inside information on the new driver being put into play by Bryson.

Here’s what Cobra Tour Manager Ben Schomin and VP of R&D Tom Olsavsky had to say.

GolfWRX: There is lots of talk about a new RadSpeed driver head being put into play this week by Bryson. What can you tell us about the new head that has been specifically tweaked for his high speeds?

Tom Olsavsky: The big thing here is speed and Bryson has a lot of it. To help build a driver specifically tuned for his dynamics, we removed the adjustable weights to save mass from the housings and have focused on internal changes to help him reduce miss-hit variance.

The other thing we did was increase the face thickness of his drivers to prolong durability. Bryson hits a lot of golf balls and with the amount that he hits both in standard practice and his speed training sessions, we wanted to help eliminate any durability concerns. We also suggest that he rotates the heads during sessions—and the adjustability in the hosel makes that easier to do.

Now speaking of the face, we specifically removed the Infinity Face on this new head, because it allows us to change the face radii easier and reduce the toe radius to help with his toe misses.

GolfWRX: Bryson really is unique as far as players you work with, isn’t he? 

Ben Schomin: Bryson hitting a 5-degree driver at 200+ mph ball speed certainly presents some different ball/club dynamics than we typically design for, so we’ve had to rethink some of our approaches. This head is our latest iteration to find something that works best for Bryson at extremely high speeds.

Tom Olsavsky: It’s basic physics: higher speed off-center hits result in greater variability due to the greater forces involved. Much of what we are seeing as far as misses are concerned seems to be due to club/ball friction at the interface between the two surfaces, which is very close to some instabilities in the contact physics. We are doing everything we can from an engineering perspective to keep the ball online more often.

To see what others are saying about Bryson new driver, check out the GolfWRX forums to join the discussion: Bryson testing prototype driver at Augusta

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/05/21): Rare TaylorMade 3-wood

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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, including equipment or, in this case, a killer 3-wood.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for TaylorMade R7 Titanium TP 3-wood, which much like the well-loved V-Steel has a strong following in the used market still.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: R7 TP 13.5°, SIM Max 15° and MORE.

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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A Masters-winning Scotty Cameron putter is up for sale

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If you have ever wanted to own a putter used to win the Masters, here is your chance. No, it’s not a putter from Tiger, Phil, or Jordan Spieth, but it is still a very special flatstick from a two-time winner.

Golden Age Golf Actions has the one and only Scotty Cameron used by Bernhard Langer to win the 1993 Masters up for sale now, and the asking price is just under $45,000.

Not only does it hold a place in history with the tournament but also for putter maker Scotty Cameron. Here are the deatils from the auction:

“Offered here is what many consider the Scotty Cameron “Holy Grail” – the actual putter that launched Scotty Cameron’s career. This is Bernhard Langer’s actual putter used to win the 1993 Masters Tournament. A pre-Titleist Classic I in black oxide finish with initials “B.L.” The original Mizuno stamp on the toe was famously “X’d” out by Scotty Cameron at the following year’s Tournament of Champions at La Costa. Scotty Cameron was gaining a great deal of recognition at the time, and did not want Mizuno to keep showing up on the Darrell Survey that tracked manufacturers’ clubs being used at each PGA Tour event.”

“The offered putter not only won the Masters Tournament, but it is at least partially responsible for the entire putter market today. Most people don’t collect wedges or drivers or 3-irons. They collect putters; and you could make an argument that without this putter, the entire collector market would be quite a bit different today. 35 1/4” 

You can check out the listing and place your bid here: Bernhard Langer’s Actual 1993 Masters Tournament Winning Scotty Cameron Putter

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