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‘Why is there so much hate for Sean Foley?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been feistily discussing the work of swing coach Sean Foley.

The Canadian swing coach is most famous for his tenure spent coaching Tiger Woods, where Tiger got back to World Number One. However, critics of Foley cite his students’ history of back injuries as well as his scientific approach, with Justin Rose (who is working with Sean again) once saying:

“Sean does not look at me as a golfer. He looks at me as an athlete and from a biomechanical point of view. He is not necessarily wrapped up in what makes a swing pretty. He wants what works for me from a scientific point of view. This is not necessarily the position that everyone strives for, but that is what I like about Sean.”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts on Foley in our forum, with plenty arguing against Foley’s methods and others defending his record and thought process.

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.

  • Maty01984: “I might be going into the wind here, but I don’t mind him. I didn’t like the work he did with Tiger, and at the time, I was not a fan, but I think a large part of that was because he was not Butch. I was the same with Haney when he started working with TW. For whatever reason, in my mind, it was Butch or nothing when it came to Tiger. Now that we are years on from that, Foley doesn’t bother me at all. His posts on social media I like; they are informative and tell us what players are working on, which is always interesting.”
  • Obee: “Under Foley, Tiger started hitting these tuggy over the top cuts to left pins, which he very rarely hit before Foley. I hated watching him try to fit cuts into left pins far more often than he used to
  • MMB1500: “Has there ever been a Foley student that hasn’t been out with back knack at some point or other?”
  • JD: “I wish Foley and DeChambeau would team-up. The internet would create a hate storm of apocalyptic proportions.”

Entire Thread: “Why is there so much hate for Sean Foley?”

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  1. BJ

    Apr 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    its his hair… but im bald so

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Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the reasons behind the lack of left-handed players currently on the LPGA Tour. The only left-handed player to ever win on the LPGA Tour was Bonnie Bryant back in 1974, and WRXers have been sharing their theories on why we don’t see more lefties currently out on tour.

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.

  • mci771: “There are a few. While the game is growing by a lot, there are a lot fewer women golfers than men still. If you look at men’s golf, the majority are still right-handed. 5% on tour are lefty. If you assume that same 5% to women’s golf, it just isn’t a very big number.”
  • ThinkingPlus: “Per some statistical studies, of the left-handed population, there are 23% more men than women (from Wikipedia).”
  • kozubs: “My wife was just commenting on how difficult it is to find female gold attire. She was looking for some clothes for our niece who just started golfing this year, and she went on Golftown.ca and searched girls clothing a grand total of 9 items came up. 1 pair of shorts, one skirt, two short sleeve shirts and five long sleeve shirts. Pretty sad. I can only imagine how few left-hand girls equipment is available. Seems like an untapped market.”
  • Buzzkill: “My wife before I met her took up golf as a lefty and the teaching pro who she had lessons from had her switch to righty – that was in the ’80s. My lefty friend in the 70’s made the switch due to equipment available.”

Entire Thread: “Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour?”

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Lob wedge or no lob wedge? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the necessity of a lob wedge. WRXer ‘rickybooby25’ kicks off the thread, saying

“Do you use a Lob wedge in your current set-up or not? Players nowadays immediately default to using a LW when playing a chip shot around the greens. I currently have a LW in the bag but have been debating on taking it out completely because it creates bad habits when facing a chip shot. What are your thoughts?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the subject in the forum, with some very interesting responses.

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.

  • Chadwickog: “I am in the NO lob wedge camp, it simplifies the decision making when it comes to wedge play, and all shots are still possible if you know how to hit them.”
  • jholz: “I’ve always looked at the lob wedge as a specialty club for special situations. Lower lofted wedges (54* or 56*) are the ones I use for the vast majority of generic chip shots.”
  • timmekang: “I’ve mentioned this in prior posts, but I carry 2 lob wedges. Not all lob wedges are created equal to don’t be afraid to bring more than 1 out on the course with different bounce/grind/etc. and see what works best depending on your lie and circumstances.”
  • lefthack: “I bought one, learned to hit it, but didn’t find a need for it in my bag when there are other clubs I would use more.”

Entire Thread: “Lob wedge or no lob wedge?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about compact 7-woods

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 7-woods. WRXer ‘Underdog1924’ is on the hunt for a 7-wood that’s small in shape, saying

“Seems like a thing of the past, but does anyone make a compact 7 wood? I have a 915F 7 wood, but I’d love to find something a little smaller in shape.”

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.

  • gridironsq: “Don’t know how easy it will be to find in a 7W, but the tour edge exotics E8 E9 E10 models all fit the bill. The beta-titanium versions are the bomb and smaller than the steel models. There are a couple on the bay. Another option is the exotics CB5 model.”
  • third-times-a-charm: “Titleist seems to be the only one making small 7w heads – 135cc if I remember.”
  • C_rad: “I have a Honma 737c or something like that that is very small. In fact, I have been wanting a 915f instead to go with my 4 wood. Pm if you want to work something out.”
  • eric61: “Cobra’s Radspeed Tour 5-wood might be of interest. It’s 17.5*, but you can loft it to 19*, almost into 7 wood territory. 148cc.”

Entire Thread: “Compact 7-woods”

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