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.
Using 1999 King Cobra Oversize - 26yo - Will new clubs make a difference? If so, best value?
Hey there everyone, I just joined the community today!
The Intro: I am 26yo - 6'1" - 195lbs, I have been "golfing" my whole life, but only started taking it seriously this summer. I was blessed with great hand-eye coordination which has been a great help in developing my swing, which people say looks 'natural'. I can smack the snot out of a driver (Taylormade Burner 460Ti), as can anyone, but every once in a while when I stop trying to swing, and start focusing on square impact - I can hit a 306yd drive down the middle - So I know I am capable of developing a great game.
The Problem: My irons (1999 King Cobra Over-Sized) are about as basic as they get, they are not pretty but I can hit some decent shots (50% fairways).
I average between 93-105 each round this summer, and I find that 99% of the time I am missing the GiR by 1-2 strokes. Which leads me to believe my short-irons are to blame.
The Question: Will new irons make a difference? to be more specific, because new irons (like the P760) would likely make a difference, how much money should I spend on a new set of 7 irons to get more forgiveness on the course? e.g. can I get away with $400-$500 set to at least bridge the gap until I can spend $1400 on a new set of Callaway Apex Pros or other great irons?
TL/DR: I've been using 20yo irons, how much money do I need to spend on replacements in order to see substantial gain in my iron game?