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Playing without irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the prospect of playing golf without irons. WRXer ‘nostatic’ has been pondering using only a combination of hybrids and wedges, saying:

“Perhaps heretical and insane (guilty), but given the prevalence of good hybrids and good wedges, I’m wondering if anyone has forsaken their irons (or almost all of them) and gone with a combination of head covers and wedges.
Some of it is semantics (when is a 9i a 9i?), but you can get almost any wedge of your choice (I’m loving my Fourteens),

60/56/50/45 (the 45 is a 46 bent 1*). You can do something like G425 hybrids 34/30/26/22 (then on to woods of your choice). For those with slower swing speeds, 4*-5* between clubs can work for gapping. And the hybrids are adjustable, so you can hit the 34 at 35. Then you really only need a 40* club (pick your favorite 9-ish iron).”

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.

  • NHenson815: “I am actually thinking about doing this in my next round. I am so bad with short irons and wedges that I’m better off attempting to distance control my 11 wood instead. I’ll carry a 64 degree wedge for short shots (odd that I have confidence in that but not a 7 iron – I know), but that will be the only non-wood/non-hybrid in the bag.”
  • 596: “I have more covers in my bag than not. Head covers for woods and hybrids down through 7 iron. 8 is the longest iron in my bag. You just have to get over hitting a 32* hybrid from 155. It feels weird. I’m a high single-digit handicap. Shot even par for 9 holes yesterday. Which seems to be the case lately. I’ll shoot 36 to 38 on the front, then 40 or 42 on the back as my back goes south and the heat gets crazy.”
  • Obee: “I’m not a “great” player, but thank you for the thought. I do carry 8-iron, 9-iron, and 4 wedges, so not exactly “all” hybrids/woods, though I could make that work, I’m sure.”

Entire Thread: “Playing without irons?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/16/21): Callaway Mavrik Max head

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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 a Callaway Mavrik Max head

From the seller (@rcochies4580): “Mint Callaway Mavrik Max head, 9 Degrees….$235. Graphite Design MAD driver shafts, 44” and 45”, Callaway adapter. With the stiff tip section, these play firmer than stated flex….$110 each.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Callaway Mavrik Max head

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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WITB Time Machine: Darren Clarke’s 2011 Open Championship winning WITB

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Driver: TaylorMade R11 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X 8A3 (1/4″ long)

Fairway wood: TaylorMade R9 (13 degrees)
Shaft: Project X 8A3

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rescue TP (19 degrees) 
Shaft: Project X XHA4

Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred Forged MB (4-PW)
Shaft: Project X 6.0 tipped to 6.8 (1/4″ long)

Wedges: TaylorMade TP w/xFT (50, 54, 60 degrees)
Shaft: Project X 6.0

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat Prototype

Ball: TaylorMade Penta TP

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GolfWRX Members Choice: Best golf ball of 2021

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What is the best golf ball in 2021? At GolfWRX, we take great pride in our online community and the cumulative knowledge and experience of our members. Needless to say, that extends to their GolfWRXers views on the best golf ball of 2021.

The bedrock of GolfWRX.com is the community of passionate and knowledgable golfers in our forums, and we put endless trust in the opinions of our GolfWRX members—the most knowledgeable community of golfers on the internet. No other group of golfers in the world tests golf clubs as frequently or as extensively, nor is armed with such in-depth information about the latest technology.

You can see the full results for the best golf ball of 2021, as well as additional comments, in the forums.

Best golf ball of 2021: The top 5

1. Titleist Pro V1

What Titleist says: “New Titleist Pro V1 offers total performance and features longer distance, very low long game spin, penetrating flight, even more Drop-and-Stop greenside control and softer feel.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

2. Titleist Pro V1x

What Titleist says: “New Titleist Pro V1x offers total performance and features longer distance, high trajectory, low long game spin, increased Drop-and-Stop greenside control and softer feel.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

3. TaylorMade TP5x

What TaylorMade says: “The key to achieving enhanced speed without negatively affecting spin performance comes from TaylorMade’s proprietary 5-layer ball construction. Including a Tri-Fast Core that delivers maximum carry and low drag and a Dual-Spin Cover that features an ultra-soft, highly durable cast urethane cover.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

4. Bridgestone Tour BX

What Bridgestone says: “We have reinvented the TOUR B X to feature our new REACTIV cover technology. Until now you had to choose more distance or more spin. With REACTIV you can now get more distance and more spin out of the same golf ball. Designed to fit golfers with tour fast swing speeds of over 105mph, the new TOUR B X has higher ball speed for maximum distance while having ‘hit and sit’ performance on approach shots.”

You can read our launch piece and see what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums.

5. Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash

Titleist Left Dash Pro V1x

What Titleist says: “Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash golf balls are designed for players seeking a high flight similar to Pro V1x with dramatically lower full swing spin and firmer feel.”

You can read what other golfers are saying in the GolfWRX forums, and see our launch piece here.

You can see the full results for the best golf ball of 2021, as well as additional comments, in the forums.

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