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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best older hybrids 

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In our forums, our members have been discussing older hybrids. WRXer ‘akronswitness’ recently played with a Nike Covert hybrid and was blown away with the results, saying:

“Played the other day with a friend’s old, beat up Nike Covert 3H, and I absolutely crushed it. It was my first time really using a hybrid, and I hit a bunch of great straight, easy shots with it. Even planted one about 5-6ft from the pin from 220 out. Something my 4i definitely cannot do.

I’ve received advice on here in the past about hybrids. Most people are saying to go for the G410 or the Apex UW. The problem is those are still going for $220-$280, and that is a little bit too much for me to spend on a single club that I will probably only hit 3-4x per round. I also wanted something a little newer than the 10+ year old Nike hybrid. 

Can anybody recommend to me a 3H that was really good years ago that I could get for relatively cheap, maybe off eBay or 2nd swing?”

And our members have been sharing their top suggestions 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.

  • Davemc82: “Anything with Adams on the clubhead. Personal preferences are the pro and pro mini.”
  • sanjaygolf: “Titleist 818. Easily can find it for <$100. Also, I think it’s important to have adjustability and that opportunity to change shafts.”
  • NoTalentLefty: “Callaway Epic Flash. Get it. You can dial in your lofts.”
  • naval2006: “If you happen to come across a Ping G15 hybrid, go for it. They must be almost giving them away, I assume. This should be the club that originated the phrase “‘it’s like cheating.'”

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  1. Donny Boy

    Aug 23, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I second the Covert vrs Hibbys from a bad hubby hitter – I smoke them, and the fairways. At least the vrs tours crunch like no other. feel like marshmallows and fairly forgiving.

    • Dixon Diaz

      Aug 26, 2022 at 4:52 pm

      “Hibbys”? “hubby”? My man went totally out of his way to eliminate a letter or two to create his own pet name for a Hybrid.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/4/22): Swag Al Capone headcover

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At GolfWRX, 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 – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Swag Al Capone headcover

From the seller (@InFaMoUs ShAnK): “Chi Capone $290”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Swag Al Capone headcover

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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SPOTTED: Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open

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New golf equipment was showing up left and right on Monday at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

In addition to launching new ZX7 MKII irons, Cleveland-Srixon also brought out new RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges for PGA Tour players to test for the first time.

While we don’t yet have details on the new wedges yet, based on the overall aesthetics, nomenclature, and design of the wedge, it appears the new RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges could be set to replace Cleveland’s previous RTX ZipCore models.

Speaking with GolfWRX recently, Cleveland Product Manager Casey Shultz explained what the former RTX ZipCore wedges were all about:

“RTX ZipCore is designed for the better player with a well-developed short game that can take advantage of the added versatility the line brings to improve their shot-making capabilities around the greens, while still experiencing added forgiveness and consistency over what can typically be found in a blade wedge.”

“RTX ZipCore is the first product we introduced with our ZipCore technology, a low-density material within the hosel that helps to shift the CG and raise MOI, adding spin, enhancing control, and boosting consistency all within a traditional blade style shape. This wedge also has the newest Rotex face design with the sharper, deeper, and closer UltiZip grooves for maximum spin performance. On top of this, a new heat treatment process has been added to ensure these grooves stay sharp and this spin continues round after round.”

While we don’t know exactly what the new “6” is referencing, it could possibly mean these wedges are the sixth edition of “RTX” wedges, since the Cleveland RTX 4 wedges came out in 2018, and the company followed those up with the RTX ZipCore wedges in 2020.

Also, Shultz briefly explained the continued benefits of the Tour Rack program:

“Tour testing and feedback has a big influence on the design of our wedges, especially when it comes to grind offerings and appearance at address. We constantly are making modifications to the grinds for tour players and take notes of what works and what doesn’t and work this feedback in to future designs as well as custom grinding options available in our Tour Rack program.”

It appears that Cleveland’s Tour Rack has helped produced a new offering of RTX 6 ZipCore wedges, which we spotted at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open below.

Check out the two wedges we saw in Las Vegas, and click here to read what GolfWRX Members are saying about the wedges.

Click here for more photos of the RTX 6 ZipCore Tour Rack wedges!

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2023 Titleist Pro V1 golf balls secretly began tour seeding last week

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We’re used to seeing new equipment at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and indeed it’s the tournament at which Titleist has begun tour seeding for the next iteration of the Pro V1 golf ball in the past. This year, however, staffers apparently couldn’t wait until Vegas and “tour validation,” Titleist’s term for the process of tour seeding and feedback, actually began at last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship.

According to Titleist, Garrick Higgo, M.J. Daffue, and Gary Woodland, who had tested prototype versions of the 2023 Pro V1 and Pro V1x, were clamoring to put the balls in play. Higgo (Pro V1), Daffue (Pro V1x), and Woodland (Pro V1x) became the first three players to game the 2023 models in competition.

This week, Titleist Golf Ball R&D reps Fordie Pitts and Jeff Beyers will be fitting players at TPC Summerlin.

2023 Titleist Pro V1

Jordan Spieth had this to say about the development process behind the new Pro V1.

“The Pro V1 and ProV1x, as a whole, are the best balls in golf so it’s hard to say, ‘How are you going to possibly make that ball better when it’s already the best?’” said Jordan Spieth. “I think when you think of anything being the best, you’re really going against yourself then. You’re trying to beat your former self versus worrying about the competition. And I think Titleist does that. They continue to push being the best and continuing to stay No. 1 – and that’s a really difficult thing to do.”

2023 Titleist Pro V1x

Reigning Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler, described the paces he’ll be putting the new Pro V1 through:

“First thing I’ll always do is take them to the short game area. For me, that’s always the most important. From there I’ll go to the range and just look at numbers, carry, stuff like that. From there, I’ll go out on the course and just start hitting shots. So same thing I do in the short game area, have a few of my ball, have a few of the new ball and just try and hit the same shot and see how the ball reacts, see what it does in the wind and just go from there.”

“One shot that I’m always practicing is when I take some off of it. I need to see that it’s still the same (distance) gaps between my full shot and when I’m taking some off of it. When I’m practicing on the driving range, if I have a little mishit or if a shot doesn’t feel right…I usually have a really good feel for how far it actually carried. If my stock wedge is 140 and I’m trying to hit at 135, and maybe I catch a little bit off and I’m like, ‘man that really feels like 132,’ if it goes that distance, that’s really important to me. And that gives me a lot of faith in what that golf ball’s going to do.”

Stay tuned to GolfWRX for more on the 2023 Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.

“White boxes” of 2023 Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1 golf balls at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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