Last year, in an effort to improve the capability of our forums, we switched to new software. We expected tremendous scalability and rapid customization that would significantly improve each Member's experience across multiple devices and integrate flawlessly with social media platforms.
Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.
Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.
We remain the world's largest online golf community, and we still hold true to our core values and mission statement as written in 2005. Bearing both of those elements in mind, being the best and offering our Members a platform that is world-class are both requirements, not options, and it is that spirit that has motivated this decision.
So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.
A few important notes: Current content will be accessible during that time, but the forums will be READ ONLY, and you will not be able to start new threads or reply to posts. Personal Messaging is enabled but PMs sent/received from the time the board was frozen will not carry over. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize, and we greatly appreciate GolfWRXers bearing with us through the transition.
We are very excited about starting this next chapter for GolfWRX and getting back to the high-quality Member experience we all expect as soon as possible.
How to add Width and be on Plane
Having a wide and on plane golf swing which gets rid of a lot of wasted motion and makes the golf swing very repeatable and stable. To me the right arm is the governor for width and I try to keep my right arm straight for as long as you can in the backswing. If you bend it too early you will get narrow, the left arm will move too much across the chest and your club will be behind your hands at waist high in the backswing. Butch's favorite training aid and one he sells with no endorsement is the Right Angle 2 which he only ever sets on the HALF setting (50%) and you can see it in action below with my swing; it gets you wider, shorter and on plane which are all very big factors in his teaching philosophy. As an added bonus it reduces the tendency to get the club behind you on the backswing.
The less your right arm bends on the backswing, the more your shoulders will turn. This is why Tour players, especially the power hitters, have their right shoulder behind their heads at the top of the backswing.
Driver: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 6X
3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Stage 2 (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7X
Hybrid: Srixon U85 (18 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TGI 100
Irons: TaylorMade P-760 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS TGI 100 +1/2"
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52.12, 58.12), Callaway Mack Daddy 2 64.8
Shaft: KBS TGI 100 +1/2" in 52 & 58; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S-400 in 64
Putter: Tour Issue Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Lined and Filled 34"
Grip: Golf Pride Classic Putter Grip
Golf Ball: TaylorMade TP5X