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‘How many GolfWRXers have a backup bag?’

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In our forums, our members have been discussing backup bags. WRXer ‘thibeedough’ kicks off the thread saying:

“Interested to see how many of us have a backup bag of clubs. Doesn’t have to be a full set, maybe some extras that you swap out depending on the course, or just old clubs you have laying around the garage?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the validity of having a backup bag and what clubs they have in reserve.

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.

  • GLF4EVR: “Have two sets of irons & another set of iron heads. Two other drivers, two sets of the wedges I use, & one putter. The 3 wood is the only club that I do not another one of lying around anywhere. One guy I play with every weekend has an old putter. Three others that we try to get out together when we can have at least one of my old clubs.”
  • 14max: “My back up bag has some older clubs I’m fond of (Hawk Eye 5 wood, ISI-S irons, Eye2 wedge), and I swap out driver and putter with my main bag. I also have a set of Warbird woods that I’ll switch out with the 5 wood and longest iron as well…”
  • NDGolfer13: “I don’t have a backup bag per se, but I do have a travel set up that I will either travel with or ship when I’m going to be somewhere where I can play.”

Entire Thread: “‘How many GolfWRXers have a backup bag?'”

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Modern Classics (Ep. 4): Testing a TaylorMade Burner SuperFast 3-wood

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GolfWRX recently launched a new 8-part video series, called “The Modern Classics,” in partnership with 2nd Swing Golf. Throughout this video series, GolfWRX’s Head of Tour Content, Andrew Tursky, tests out 8 legendary used golf clubs that are still being played on Tour today. How do the older, less expensive products compare to modern technologies?

In the first three episodes, Tursky tested out TaylorMade’s Tour Preferred MC 2011 irons, Adams Idea Pro hybrids from 2006, and a TaylorMade Rocketballz RBZ fairway wood.

For episode 4, we highlight the TaylorMade Burner SuperFast fairway woods, which were released to the public in 2010. Although they’re more than a decade old, we spotted one in Richard Bland’s 2022 WITB.

The Burner SuperFast fairway woods are currently available for $76.99 on 2nd Swing’s website.

Check out the video at the top of the page for more on the product, design, and how it stands up in testing against a modern 3-wood.

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Whats in the Bag

Will Zalatoris WITB 2023 (February)

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Driver: Titleist TSR3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Black 7 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR2+ (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (3), Titleist T100
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Prototype Graphite on Steel Technology Prototype Hybrid 10 ST X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (50-08S, 54-10S),Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron T-11 Proto
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour 1.0PT

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Z Grip Cord

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Best wedge for bad bunker players? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing wedges for poor bunker players. WRXer ‘gdb99’ kicks off the thread saying “I’m not good out of sand. I used to be, 35 years ago. I blade shots over the green. It’s all technique, and I need a lot of practice. I know that,” and reaches out to our members who have been sharing what they feel are the wedges that can help him the most.

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.

  • hammergolf: “Ping Eye2 is the best bunker club ever. If you’re blading it you’re not steep enough. Open the face and hit down on the sand. The bounce will stop it from digging too much.”
  • flubberlange: “Try a Vokey 60* in a K grind.”
  • Fwitz11: “I also struggle with the bunker and have found that an open 60 and hitting just behind the ball is the easiest out I have used. Has helped me a ton with not blading it over the green.”
  • lazyjc4: “I’ve hit the best bunker shots of my life with PM Grind wedges.  I look like I know what I’m doing almost all of the time.”

Entire Thread: “Best wedge for bad bunker players? – GolfWRXers discuss”

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