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.
Stress, being tight, and avoiding choking
For the second year, my partner and I are competing for our league championship, and I'd like to not choke like last year.
Unfortunately my concern has been exacerbated by the wild inconsistency in my game the last few weeks. I've swing between (vs handicap over 9 holes) +1, -5, +7, and 0.
It also seems to be strongly tied to mental momentum and confidence. When I'm stroking the ball nice, putting well, and getting up and down in 2, I'm great!
Or I make a bad shot, then the wheels fall off, my stroke goes out of sync, and nothing seems to go right.
This happened in last year's final - my putt for par on the first hole hit an unseen bump, and lipped out. Wheels fell off early, especially when the other guys (who were genuine sandbaggers) were playing well. I started to press, got tight, and lost all flow from my game.
Sad part is that I've added a lot of mental resilience to my game over the last 20 years. However, my ability to shrug off a bad shot and follow it with a good shot seems to dissipate when the "stakes" are ratcheted up.
Welcome the thoughts from those who've found way to get their head to treat a competitive round just like any other.
Titleist 909F2, 15.5*, "For Titleist" Blueboard
Titleist 909H, 21*, "For Titleist" Blueboard
Titleist 755 4-P, GAT 95
MacGregor Jeff Sheets 52* GW
MacGregor Jeff Sheets 56* SW
Titleist Vokey Oil Can 60* LW
Odyssey White Ice Sabertooth
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