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‘Went for older blade irons and wow!’ – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to a post from WRXer ‘Kale_m’. Kale_m decided to swap his current gamers for Srixon’s Z945 irons, and to say he’s pleased with the decision would be an understatement:

“Played a set of P750 the last 1.5 seasons. Really like them but have been considering going back to some blades. Well this set of Srixon Z945 irons popped up on a local buy and sell. Decided why not. Traded my P750 heads for them. I plugged in my px6.5 shafts. Hit them for the first time tonight. 

Oh my! These might be the softest, best feeling and sounding irons I have ever had! I have played lots of irons, also lots of Mizunos, mp4 /5 / 18/20 and these are waaayyy softer!!! Great shape for being from 2013-2014. 2 rounds the next 2 days. See how they work on the course!”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the post 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.

  • RogerInNewZealand: “945 always looked a Beautiful Iron..like Z Forged. The i5’s are a surprise, G5s were a favourite! Plenty of great Classics out there to rebuild and Love again.”
  • Habitual Flipper: “Did something similar last year. Found a beautiful set of MP-14s on Kijiji for a steal (3-PW). Some of my best scores are with these over the past 2 seasons.”
  • llamont: “Beautiful score! I’m with the other posters that those are hardly old school though. Lol. As the days go by, I am more fond of feel/performance than I am with when something was released. Play them and enjoy!”

Entire Thread: “Went for older blade irons and wow!”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Lala

    Sep 16, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    They’re from 2015

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‘Changed drivers and it made a difference’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their experience changing drivers. WRXer ‘PlayIt’ is looking to hear from those who have found a mighty difference from changing drivers recently, and our members have been sharing their experiences 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.

  • rooski: “I completely redid my (quite old) bag this year and went from the Nike Covert 2.0 Tour to the RadSpeed. Made a pretty significant difference in forgiveness, partially the head, partially spending lots of time getting shaft/length/swing weight correct, which I’ve never paid attention to before. I can hit it exactly as far with either driver though, and last time I picked up a Callaway Big Bertha in titanium, I also hit it just as far as those two for the most part. The biggest differences between new and old are forgiveness, not so much distance.”
  • Billfitz: “I went from a Taylor Made M1 to a Cleveland Launcher HB. The distance is the same, but the Cleveland is far more forgiving. I really have to mess up to slice or hook with it, but I’m still able to work a controlled fade or draw at will. What makes it a real win-win is it’s priced around $150 less than most drivers. The new XL Lite is very similar.”
  • TupperWolf: “I’m sure it’s down to the shaft, but my Mavrik SZ is the driver I never thought actually existed. I’ve seen good drivers of the ball, and I’ve hit the occasional good drives, but I’ve never consistently hit the ball long and straight. I recently hit 13/14 fairways when my previous average was 4-5. I literally just aim and swing as hard as I want, and it goes straight. I can’t wait to see how it helps my game over the next few rounds. Prior to this, I was playing an old 910D2, and I tried a TEE C721, great head, but the shaft didn’t work for me.”

Entire Thread: “Changed drivers and it made a difference”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (09/30/21): TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

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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 TaylorMade OG Mini Driver.

From the seller (@texas_tom): “Used for a week just not for me. MINT. Mid launch and mid spin, the original is a money maker club. Get this while it lasts. 11.5 degrees with diamana F65 Stiff – $300.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade OG Mini Driver

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 look at Bryson DeChambeau’s prototype line drive driver

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Editor’s note: We filed this story for PGATour.com’s equipment report.

Dechambeau’s much ballyhooed bid to compete against the professional long drivers — and just a few days after the conclusion of the Ryder Cup — has captivated the gold world. Even casual fans of the Golfing Scientist have to admit they’re curious to see how the TOUR’s longest hitter stacks up against the guys who blast bombs for a living.

Of course, at the Equipment Report, our interest is a tad more specific. Namely, how would Bryson switch up his driver setup to hit the golf ball as far as he possibly can — with only a modest concern for accuracy.

According to Cobra’s Ben Schomin, DeChambeau is using a prototype Cobra RadSpeed driver with 5 degrees of loft for this week’s competition (he used a 2015 Cobra King LTD Pro driver for most of the 2021 season). We assume that, since the club is outfitted with a MyFly loft sleeve, the club is turned down a half-degree from the 5.5 degrees it is labeled as having. DeChambeau could dial the loft down even further — to as low as 4 degrees with the MyFly adjustability.

“We chose to remove adjustable weights to lighten overall head weight and give us more discretionary internal weight movement,” Schomin told PGATOUR.COM.

According to Schomin, along with the 190-gram head, Bryson is using a 48-inch version of the LA Golf Axis Blue 60 X shaft he plays on the PGA TOUR.

Two interesting items here about the clubhead: the weight ports and hot melt.

In a bid to maximize ball speed while still offering a measure of forgiveness, the retail Cobra RadSpeed driver has a 12-gram weight near the face and a two-gram weight near the rear of the club. Cobra’s RadSpeed driver uses radial weighting, by which engineers were able to maximize the distance between the front and back weights for greater stability. Built on a T-Bar Speed Chassis, RadSpeed drivers also feature a thin-ply carbon wrap crown for additional weight savings.

Read the full story here.

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