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‘My LPGA inspired bag’ – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to WRXer ‘Barony19’, who has got himself an LPGA inspired WITB that is working wonders for his game.

Barony19 kicks off the thread, saying:

“Being a bit bored, I started looking around and realized my numbers look a lot closer to an LPGA Tour player than a PGA, so I took a look at their set makeups and decided to put something together that was similar based on what I already had laying around and what I could get my hands on. (Not so easy right now, it turns out). 

Played a few times and have to say what a joy it is to hit soft, high shots into tight pins from decent distances. One par 3 today stuck out—185ish to the flag. Pin tucked tight to the right side on a shallow collar of green behind a bunker.

With a 5 iron, I’d either have to bail left to where the green was deeper or shoot at the pin and accept the ball either rolling through the back or coming up short in the trap. Instead, it was an easy swing with the 5 hybrid and a high, soft fade to 10 feet. (Missed the putt, though, haha). 

Anyone else doing similar? I have to admit. It was hard to park the ego, but the results don’t lie.”

Barony19 LPGA inspired WITB

  • TaylorMade SIM driver
  • Callaway Epic SZ 3 wood
  • Callaway Rogue SZ 5 wood
  • Cobra King SZ 7 wood
  • TaylorMade SIM2 4 rescue
  • Callaway Apex Pro 5 hybrid (new style)
  • PXG 0211 6 iron (old style, 1 degree weak)
  • Srixon Z Forged 7-PW (1 degree strong)
  • Vokey SM8 52
  • Cleveland RTX 4 58
  • Evnroll armlock putter

And our members have been very interested in the strategy and have been giving their views on the experiment 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.

  • NoTalentLefty: “Doing something similar for a few years now. Using hybrids 3 thru 6. Carrying a weaker 3 wood at 16 degrees. I agree with the OP; if your swing speeds are closer to the LPGA, you can learn a lot more from them about equipment than the PGA Tour.”
  • wam78: “I put a 7 wood in the bag this year, and it’s been nothing short of spectacular for my game. That’s as far as I’ve got, though…haha. I freaking love hitting long irons.”
  • Cactus Jack: “I’m a high swing speed player but have taken a similar approach. Currently, I play 4 wood, 7 wood, 4 hybrid, and max forgiveness 5 iron. Playing a 4 wood allows me to keep an extra wedge in the bag, and the 7 wood is the best addition I’ve ever made.”
  • JLo_73: “Something similar with my lowest lofted iron being a 6 iron. Granted 585 set, so 6 iron is at 28 degrees. For years, I hated hybrids, but my 816/818 duo has changed my mind. I got to a point where I was tired of looking down at an iron that looked like it had no loft, which translated to no confidence.”

Entire Thread: “My LPGA inspired bag”

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Harry Higgs WITB 2021 (October)

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Harry Higgs what’s in the bag accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (8 degrees @7)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 65 6.5

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium “Rocket 3” (13.5 degrees @12)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM2 Rescue (17 degrees @15.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 105 6.5

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG3 (52-09SB, 56-12SB, 60-10SB)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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6 instances of incredible wedge stamping at the Shriners Open

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You love wedge stamping. We love wedge stamping. So, why don’t we take a look at some fine hammer-and-stamp work from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open?

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! TaylorMade’s new MG3 wedge has a nice toe area for stamping, and Harry Higgs has taken a classic route in his ornamentation.

Abraham Ancer has an ownership stake in tequila company Flecha Azul and has taken the opportunity for some free advertising on his 60-degree wedge. Bonus points for his “Ancer” logo in baby blue.

Aaron Dill’s handiwork here features a cool pattern articulation of the company’s signature saw blade.

Another of Dill’s works here. Ian Poulter, Ryder Cup stalwart, pivots from his usual sports car-related stamping to this Team Europe motif.

Haven’t seen this before: Stippled 58-degree stamping on the sole of James Hahn’s high-lofter.

Whether you like Rory Sabbatini or not, and your opinion on his Slovakian citizenship aside, you have to agree this is one of the baddest wedges on tour.

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The best 5-woods on the market – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing 5-woods. WRXer ‘Texas_Golfer’ is on the hunt for a new 5-wood and kicks off the thread saying:

“Currently have a cobra F9 and just want something new. It’s the oldest club in my bag haha. What would you say is the best one out right now? Was thinking Ping G425 maybe? Or maybe the new cobra RadSpeed? Looking for any first-hand experience and opinions. Thanks.”

And our members have been sharing their favorite 5-woods in the thread.

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.

  • jbandalo: “Ping G425 fairway woods are exceptional. Super easy to hit and consistent.”
  • Texas_Tom: “I think the G425 is the friendliest and straightest FW out there. Maybe not the absolute longest? But very easy for the 2nd shot on a long hole. The shaft is going to be the main issue. I don’t like the Ping Alta CB shafts, except for the Tour shaft in a 3W. I changed out shafts for the Orange Tensei shaft and love it.”
  • Byrdman2230: “I was playing sim max until I hit the G425 fairways. They are the easiest fairway woods I’ve ever hit. Pair them with the tour 75 shaft, and you’re good to go.”
  • Mobert19: “This forum is sickening. It just made me order a TSi2 5 wood when I have a TSi3 3 wood and 19 degree G425 hybrid. This place is bad news.”

Entire Thread: “The best 5-woods on the market

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