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GolfWRXers name most difficult greens they’ve ever putted on

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Recently, in partnership with StrackaLine, we asked GolfWRXers for the most difficult green they’d ever had the (potential dis-) pleasure of putting on.

The answers were plentiful, and after much debate and discussion here at WRX HQ, we present to you some of the most difficult greens GolfWRXers have ever stroked a putt on, along with StrackaLine maps of the greens.

Check them out below.

No. 10 at Oakmont Country Club

Site of Phil Mickelson’s infamous 2007 U.S. Open four-putt, Oakmont’s 10th green slopes severely from front right to back left. It is, in a word, brutal, on a course full of some of the slipperiest putting surfaces in the game.

(Photo via Oakmont Country Club)

No. 10 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

Another 10th hole, another torturous green, this time at Shinnecock. The 415-yard par 4, named Eastward Ho, challenges golfers with an uphill approach to a devilish green that loves to reject shots, thanks to extreme slopes around the perimeter. The 10th played as the most difficult hole when Shinnecock hosted the 2004 U.S. Open, and its green is a big reason why.

No. 16 at Pasatiempo Golf Club

The green at Pasatiempo’s 387-yard 16th is a beastly back-to-front sloper with three separate tiers. Course designer Alister Mackenzie called the hole the best two-shotter he knew.

No. 8 at Sweetens Cove Golf Club

12,500 square feet. Double plateau. This thing looks like a stegosaurus’ back.

Practice green at Tobacco Road Golf Club

Mike Stranz’s 1988 gem is known for its wild greens — and that starts right out of the clubhouse with the practice green.

(Photo via TripAdvisor)

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  1. Rich

    Mar 7, 2024 at 11:23 pm

    13th at Barnbougle. A nod to the infamous 12th at Sitwell Park.

    Everybody needs to see these greens.

  2. Prime21

    Mar 7, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    Hole #1 Winged Foot West

  3. Andrew J

    Mar 7, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    #6 at Augusta National.

  4. Mike

    Mar 7, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Sweetens Cove #8 is a copy of North Berwick West #16. Still a sweet green.

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Miura launches new forged wedge series

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Miura Golf has this week announced the release of their new forged wedge series.

Five years in the making, the new Y and C grind soles were designed to interact crisply with the turf to enhance contact and encourage consistency. The lie, loft and face progression aims to create a flawless flow from the hosel through the clubhead. The clean, classic forged wedge look was developed with design to promote short game confidence for pros and amateurs alike.

“The Forged Wedge Series enhances a golfer’s three most important senses: What a golfer sees, feels, and hears brings clarity to each shot—for the part of the game where strokes are saved, and matches are won. Our newest wedge heads were carefully engineered to put the mass in the right places so golfers can get the optimum contact and control, allowing for easier turf travel through impact and more overall consistent ball flight.” – Bill Holowaty, COO, Miura Golf

The Y Grind

Beneficial for golfers who have a neutral to steep angle of attack and tend to remove some turf through impact when playing a variety of shots around the green. This grind will offer more control and more spin for that type of player and the leading edge, high bounce and cambering of the Y Grind aims to make it equally as easy to get out of bunkers, soft conditions and long rough.

The C Grind

Optimal for players who have a neutral to shallow attack angle in order to sweep the ball and pick it off the turf around the green. The additional heel and toe relief on this wedge allows for more confident open face shots and provides versatility to handle intricate shots and tight lies around the green on any type of turf condition.

Every Y and C grind wedge is stamped with the forged “Kanji” symbol, a Japanese character which translates to “striving” or “noble effort.”

The Y Grind wedge is available in 46, 48, 50, 52, 54 and 56-degree lofts. The C Grind wedge is available in 54, 56, 58 and 60-degree lofts.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/20/24): Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 putter

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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 Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 putter.

From the seller: (@bqe323): “Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 Putter, 32” 20g Weights. Headcover Included. Cameron Small/Medium Black/Green Paddle Grip. $350 OBO.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Scotty Cameron Phantom 7.5 putter

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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Callaway Opus wedges launched on PGA Tour

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Read the full piece here.

While this is the world’s first official look at the final versions of the Opus line of wedges, Callaway staffers have actually been involved In the prototyping and design process for around two years, according to Callaway Tour Manager Joe Toulon.

“The Tour launch is basically when we’re introducing it to the Tour players officially for the first time,” Toulon said on Tuesday at the 2024 Travelers Championship. “We’ve done a lot of work with this wedge in the prototyping stages. It’s a project that we’ve really kicked off 2 years ago, when we really started digging into this category and understanding what the best players in the world look for in a wedge.”

Of course, Callaway’s research and design team has been studying the wedge category for decades, but this time around – during the design of the new Opus wedges – Callaway put more power than ever into the hands of PGA TOUR players. Toulon and team paid close attention to everything Tour players wanted from a wedge, including the look at address, the shape of the leading edge, how the club sits on the ground with the face open, the shaping of the sole, the sound, the feel, and how the wedge interacts with the turf at impact under various conditions.

Although all factors were considered, the most significant barrier to entry for Tour players is their first impression of the shape of the wedge at address.

“The shape is really something we spent a lot of time with, and getting it to look good to the majority of players – it’s something that you may not hit everybody’s eye exactly right, but this is something where we got countless hours of feedback and testing from Tour players, and this is kind of the final product,” Toulon said. “…I think one of the things that players really focus on when they set a wedge down for the first time is what it looks like at address, and what it looks like when you open the face, and we did a lot around that; the shaping and the roundness of this wedge.”

Toulon calls it the “final” product, because there were various iterations of the Opus wedges before this. Actually, these final versions of the Opus wedges are based on the sixth prototype, specifically.

“[The Opus wedge] was code named ‘S6’ during the process,” Toulon said. “We stamped every wedge out here (on the PGA TOUR) in this shape with S6, and that basically just stands for some of the shaping designs we went through. That was the sixth shape design that we settled on based on what the player feedback was. That’s really the whole story behind this wedge; tour-inspired, tour-driven. These guys out here designed this wedge. This is just the final cosmetic and final design that we went with.”

Read the full piece here.

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