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Has new gear ever improved your short game? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing new equipment that has had a major impact on their short game. WRXer ‘Mookieb10’ has seen significant improvements with new gear at the top of his bag but has struggled to find equipment to help his short game and kicks off the thread saying:

“I thought equipment makes a difference on the margins until I hit a G400 Max driver. It’s improved my driving handicap over every club I’d ever used by 3 strokes. I’m in a really happy place from tee to green, around a .5-1.5 handicap. From 20 yards and in I’m getting comfortable with my wedges, sticking with some Jaws Forged wedges and seeing success. 

But on the greens I’m horrific. Like a 18 handicap. I’ve tried to stick with an Odyssey Ten all year with no luck. I’m worse than ever. I’m resigned to the fact that less*ns may be my best option. Anyone ever have a putter that completely changed their putting, or does having the touch of a pedo resign me to battling the flat stick in perpetuity?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and 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.

  • lazyjc4: “Absolutely. The PM grind wedges I use now have made me much better around the greens. My bunker play has improved dramatically, and I have chipped in/lipped out more times the past two seasons than I ever have before. I’ve completely changed my strategies on par fives and short par fours to get as close to the green as possible because of them.”
  • TLUBulldogGolf: “Correct grinds helped tremendously with the wedges. My putting improved when I found a style that worked for me, generally a mallet/larger blade with a plumber neck.”
  • MattM97: “This is where a putter fitting could really help you. I know some guys would say lessons, but if you have an ill-fitting putter if the ball isn’t rolling well, it won’t matter. Like for me, I found out I need 1-1.5 degrees of loft on my putters. I would never know this without a fitting and just continue with the standard 3° like everyone else.”
  • deh: “What has helped me- (1) Heavier wedge shafts (2) Getting a putter that fits my stroke and using the “saw” grip.”
  • alkal11: “The PM Grind and now the Hi-Toe has significantly improved my game. I also think your wedge shafts weighting is very important to get right. I went heavier, and I’m seeing much better ball flights and better gaps.”

Entire Thread: “Has new gear ever improved your short game?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/6/21): Miura Tour wedge high bounce QPQ

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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 Miura Tour wedge high bounce QPQ

From the seller (@Dwwood1969): “Miura Tour Wedge High Bounce QPQ – 50 Degree Practically brand new – used for one practice session. Comes with KBS Tour-V 110S shaft, BB&F ferrule and CP2 pro standard grip. Only blemish is one small abrasion on the face (see pics). Ordered directly from Miura. $300 OBO.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura Tour wedge high bounce QPQ

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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Rickie Fowler WITB 2021 (October)

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  • Rickie Fowler what’s in the bag accurate as of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. We’ll confirm what putter and 3-wood Fowler puts in play on Thursday. 

Driver: Cobra King F9 (7.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White 73 X

3-wood: Cobra RadSpeed Big Tour (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour ATX 75 TX

3-wood: Cobra RadSpeed Big Tour (12.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White 83 X

Irons: Cobra King F9 SpeedBack (4), Cobra King Forged MB (4-PW)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD Prototype (4), Mitsubishi MMT 125 TX (4-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-14F), Vokey Design SM WedgeWorks (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Cobra King Vintage Sport-45

Putter:  Cobra King Vintage Sport-45 Prototype

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Prototype

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix

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Callaway unveils new Apex UW utility wood

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Callaway Golf has introduced its new Apex UW utility wood, which features a design aiming to combine the best features of higher-lofted fairway woods, hybrids, and a more neutral ball flight.

The new utility wood contains the brand’s Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades, which are designed to increase vertical stiffness near the club’s sole in a bid to create more speed low on the face where players often mishit their hybrids.

The A.I. face is forged using a high strength C300 Maraging Steel designed to provide greater speed and spin consistency across the face.

In addition, the new Apex UW features MIM’D Tungsten Weighting (18g per club on average), which Callaway has utilized to precisely position the Center of Gravity (CG).

The CG configuration is in a neutral location and is engineered to promote higher launch and steeper landing angles for better stopping power, along with optimized spin rates, all while reducing unwanted draw bias.

The clean, compact shape bids to create workability for better shot-making with more control. With 17% tighter downrange dispersion, the new Apex UW woods also seek to promote enhanced accuracy both off the tee and from the fairway.

Specs, Pricing & Availability

  • Lofts: 17, 19, 21-degrees
  • Pricing: $299.99. each
  • Availability: October 14th, 2021

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