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2022 Members Choice: Best iron shaft

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What is the best iron shaft in 2022? 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 GolfWRXers’ views on the best iron shaft of 2022.

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.

Check out the full results and see what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums.

Graphite iron shaft

1. Mitsubishi MMT

What Mitsubishi says: “Born from more than 30-years of innovation and composite shaft mastery, the new MMT Iron utilizes a breakthrough Metal Mesh Technology to redefine the possibilities for performance in a composite iron shaft.”

2. Aerotech SteelFiber

What Aerotech says: “With more professional tour wins than any other graphite iron shaft in history, SteelFiber iron shafts are the preferred option by the world’s best. SteelFiber shafts come in many weights and are the only graphite iron shafts to feature Aerotech’s unique SteelFiber technology–combing the power of graphite with the stability of steel.”

3. UST Mamiya Recoil

What UST says: “Recoil Technology…Efficient Energy Transfer (67% more efficient than steel). Optimal spring effect in the walls of the shaft for efficient energy transfer to the ball for increased velocity and greater distance…Improves consistency (i.e. shot dispersion), distance and trajectory control.”

4. Fujikura Pro

What Fujikura says: “The PRO Iron Series features industry-leading High Density Composite Core (HDCC), which produces dialed-in swingweights at steel length. It is ideal for all swing types, available in 2-iron length “one length blanks”, giving fitters the option to soft or hard step to reach in-between flexes.”

5. Aerotech SteelFiber FC

What Aerotech says: “The SteelFiber FC “Flight Control” graphite iron shafts combine the advanced composite technology of SteelFiber with variable tip stiffness–delivering a higher ball flight in the mid and long irons while maintaining the classic SteelFiber launch in the scoring irons.”

Steel iron shaft

1. Nippon Modus3 Tour 120

What Nippon says: “The N.S. PRO Modus³ series shafts are popular with touring pros because they offer optimal performance in the three key areas: 1) High tip rigidity strengthens trajectory. The high-rigidity design of the tip steadies impact to help minimize unwanted spin and realize a stronger trajectory. 2) Low mid-section rigidity controls shaft flex. Low rigidity in the mid section improves shaft control so players with any swing tempo can more easily control their shots. 3) Low butt rigidity enhances comfort. Low butt rigidity improves swing tempo and contributes to a comfortable, smoother feeling upon impact.”

2. Nippon Modus3 Tour 105

What Nippon says: “The all new N.S. PRO MODUS³ Tour 105: lighter weight to increase club head speed for longer distances, straighter shots, stronger trajectory, more consistent performance!”

3. True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

What True Temper says: “Dynamic Gold Tour Issue is the Gold Standard by which all other iron shafts are measured. It is the most successful shaft in the history of golf and continues to dominate on professional tours each and every year. Dynamic Gold Tour Issue is a tour-weighted shaft that is designed for players seeking a low, penetrating ball flight for optimum control and accuracy. Our Tour Issue shafts hold the industry’s tightest weight tolerance for the exacting performance demanded by the best players.”

4. KBS $-Taper

What KBS says: “KBS Tour $-Taper provides superior feel while maintaining shot workability and tight dispersion for players seeking the ultimate tour shaft with Mid trajectory and Low Spin performance.”

5. Project X

What Project X says: “Project X iron shafts are trusted by the best players in the world and are a staple in golf shaft design. Maintaining a stout profile throughout the entire shaft, Project X is a preferred choice by stronger swingers looking for a flat, penetrating ball flight and unmatched stability.”

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FootJoy teams up with Harris Tweed!

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In case you missed the announcement during last week’s Open Championship, FootJoy has once more joined forces with Harris Tweed Hebrides in celebration of a summer of Scottish golf, to introduce an extended limited edition footwear range that celebrates hand craftsmanship, heritage, and tradition.

The collaboration between a long-standing golf company and an iconic Scottish fabrics company is a match made in heaven, especially when Scotland is the birthplace of golf itself.

The shoes are crafted with the utmost quality and best materials, and will absolutely hold up on the course.

“It is a very special year for golf and FootJoy’s Harris Tweed collection showcases this heritage with authenticity and style,” said Mark Hogarth, Creative Director, Harris Tweed Hebrides. ”The Shawbost Packard celebrates an era when houndstooth Harris Tweed was the choice for the discerning golfer. We are proud that they will be worn by golfers playing courses around the world – we continue to value our partnership with the number one shoe in golf.”

LAUNCH AT RETAIL: Now

STYLES:
Men’s Premiere Series – Shawbost
Men’s Traditions Shield Tip – Herringbone
Women’s Traditions – Lewis

PRICING:
Men’s Premiere Series – Shawbost: $240.00
Men’s Traditions Shield Tip – Herringbone: 0.00
Women’s Traditions – Lewis: $150.00 (pictured below)

 

 

 

 

 

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Voxx golf socks

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Product: Voxx golf socks

Pitch: From the company: Voxx golf socks offer…

  • Less Pain & More Stability: Arch, ankle, and heel support provides light compression for reduced foot pain and improved balance.
  • Ultra Comfort & Support: Added cushioning at the ankle, heel, and toe for greater comfort and reduced joint pain.
  • Stay Airy & Dry: Extra wicking, venting, and meshing to keep your feet cool, dry, and odor-free.
  • Hit Bigger Drives & Hit More Fairways: Based on testing conducted at the Callaway Performance Center, Voxx found on average, golfers added 13 yards to their drives and reduced their ball dispersion by 72 percent. In other words, a 5X improvement in dispersion.
  • Nail Your Approach Shot: On average, golfers added +6 yards to their 6-iron and reduced their ball dispersion by 63%. In other words, a 3X improvement in dispersion.

Voxx also encourages you to check out their “Golf Tips” series with top 50 golf instructor Martin Chuck, below.

Our take on Voxx golf socks

Voxx Golf Socks are designed to be the most comfortable, breathable, and supportive golf sock.

That’s a bold claim, but it’s one our member reviews in the GolfWRX forums support.

Swingblues said: “To me, HPT looks like a giant finger print pattern done in the material. The gist of it is that it is suppose to promote better contact between the foot and the shoe. Does it work? Honestly, I never loss any traction during the round with these socks perhaps it felt more contact as say compared to the thicker woolen…socks.”

Regarding Human Performance Technology, from the balance, anti-fatigue, and pain standpoints, Voxx puts forth a bevy of research to support the efficacy of HPT and its associated neural response.

How does HPT work? According to Voxx, “When your skin comes in contact with the Voxx HPT pattern, a sensation is triggered, sending information to your brain. The brain and nervous system processes that stimulation and users see an immediate improvement in balance, stability, and power, while reducing foot pain.”

HPT detail

Regarding the feel of Voxx, GolfWRXers Blopar said: “Very comfortable…and soft texture , just the right amount of spandex elastic in arch support area and cuff…Would categorize these as relatively thin to medium thin in terms of overall “weight” and thickness. Very happily there is no “heel slide” present in either style, I believe due to the sock material itself and “ribbed” sequence of padding in the heel, hence no achilles friction therefore minimal risk of blistering. No “tongue bite” with similar ribbed padding on the front of the ankle. Even the no shows fit well above the tops of all my shoes, so no need for heel tabs as found on some other brands–just the right amount of elastic in the top cuff. I agree with another reviewers comment that they feel almost invisible to the feet!”

Applying our general philosophy of testing and fitting, our best advice to test these head to head with your preferred golf socks and evaluate them with respect to each of these points. And again, it merits mention that, Voxx’s claims are backed up by research. We’re confident these are the best-feeling, most supportive golf socks on the market. With respect to distance gains or increased precision, again, our take is they are eminently worth putting to the test.

Regarding the socks anti-microbial properties, GolfWRXers getair23 has an intriguing observation: “I wanted to test the Antibacterial feature. So I didn’t wash them last night and wore them for a 5 mile run this morning. Score 1 for Voxx. They are sitting next to me as I type and have passed the sweat wicking and the smell test.”

GolfWRXers are the ultimate gearheads, so it only makes sense that mindset be applied not only to the clubs in our hands but the socks on our feet. Beyond HPT, Voxx’s heel, toe, and arch technology stand alone, and the anti-microbial properties save golfers from the sweat and stink of other golf socks.

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Members Choice 2022: Best launch monitor

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What is the best launch monitor in 2022? 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 views on the best launch monitor of 2022.

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.

Check out all the voting and what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums.

Best launch monitor >$10K

1. Foresight GC Quad

What Foresight says: “As the only launch monitor in the industry to utilize Quadrascopic imaging, the GCQuad delivers the most accurate detailed picture of ball and club head performance analysis.”

2. Trackman 4

What Trackman says: “TrackMan 4 captures every detail with astounding precision. That’s club and ball data including impact location. It’s full ball-flight numbers. Normalization for all conditions. With video analysis and data tailored to you. And with no markers required, it’s convenient, quick and seamless. That’s clever.”

Best launch monitor $1K-$10K

1. Foresight GC3

What Foresight says: “Three precision cameras for both ball and club data. Four ways to connect. A touch screen display that’s easy to read indoors and out. Add it all up and you’ve got the ultimate personal launch monitor.”

2. Flightscope Mevo+

What Flightscope says: “The FlightScope Mevo+ is a launch monitor and simulator that uses patented FlightScope Fusion Tracking technology to provide golfers with accurate golf performance data. Fusion Tracking technology is an innovative combination of 3D Doppler tracking radar technology and synchronized high speed image processing that helps provide users with the most accurate and consistent data for every shot – indoors and outdoors.”

Best launch monitor <$1K

1. Flightscope Mevo

What Flightscope says: “Enhance your game with this portable and affordable launch monitor that uses 3D Doppler Radar technology to provide users with accurate performance data indoors and outdoors.”

2. Garmin Approach R10

What Garmin says: “Track key metrics when paired with a compatible smartphone with the Garmin Golf app to help better your shot consistency, including club head speed, ball speed, swing tempo, ball spin, launch angle and more.”

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