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  1. Given that the average WRXer swings at 135mph with a 1.52 smash factor I would say their swings generate more heat than any carbon jet is capable of making. With that said Taylormade probably had to do something similar to the SR71 where they built gaps into the panels on purpose because the panels will expand and close the gaps at the speeds WRXers swing at. The bigger concern is really what type of paint they are using that can handle such swings speeds without melting right off the head.
    13 points
  2. couldn't you ask something less controversial, like is it ok for a 12 handicapper to play blades?
    8 points
  3. Butch didn’t flatten TWs swing. TW wanted to and Butch was against it. Thats a big reason TW left him. TW went to Haney and of course I imagine Haney agreed and TWs flatter swing and wild driving were born ; ) Here is Butch and 3 paragraphs that explain why he was opposed to flattening TWs swing, “When we worked together, I believed the best way for Tiger to control his distance and direction was for him to keep the club moving square to the target line for as long as possible. This required a more vertical swing plane, where the club stayed in front of his chest and his right elbow never got behind his body, and a backswing where the club rarely reached parallel. Today, Tiger's swing plane is about 20 degrees more horizontal than it was when we were working together. By putting the club on this slightly flatter plane and making his swing longer than it was in 2000 and 2001, Tiger hits the ball farther now than at any other time in his life. He can also spray the driver much farther off line than he ever did during his record-setting run. If you look closely at Tiger's swing then and now, you can see that there is more power in today's motion, but the opportunity for error is also greater. By getting the club on the slightly rounder plane, Tiger has, on occasion, worked the club down toward the ball rather than out toward the target. When this happens, his head dips, the clubface never squares up and the ball goes a zillion miles right of the target. You don't have to hit more than one or two of those wide-right foul balls before you start overcompensating to correct, and you pull a couple of shots.“ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.golfdigest.com/story/gd0608_harmontiger/amp
    7 points
  4. "My son's ex-girlfriend's parents go to the same church as YJS. They don't know him, but they said he's a really nice guy." Let's be clear here - you have absolutely no ties to Jordan whatsoever and your first two sentences were simply an inventive "delivery device" to comment about DJ and then wish "somebody" good luck. I feel as though I was led down an emotional path and then pushed into a mud puddle. That's how one should feel after reading a post on WRX. I love the post. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    7 points
  5. He did. But he was a killer across the board. From 2015
    7 points
  6. “I’m out at Augusta and you stink at pole vaulting, looks like we’re all washed up, babe!” ”Yeah, dang, what do we do now?” ”I don’t know, what do you think we should do?” ”I don’t know...” ”Get a lobster?” ”Cool, want to fly down to St Barts? I like the ones without the claws”
    6 points
  7. My sources from the major OEM’s say that Pretty soon there will be specific WRX issue heads, do to the fact that they swing so much harder than the professionals. Heard some driver heads will actually be offered in “negative loft” to help knock down the spin for some players. From what I heard the highest loft offered is 5 degree. Also they are working for shaft flexes as well. The new flex for system will be -TX Flex is Now a regular wimpy flex -TXX Flex is for the wannabe x flex -WRXXX Flex makes the Hzrdus Smoke green 75TX feel like a overcooked piece of pasta. But it is only for the diehard swingers. The only caveat is they cannot be placed on BST after ordered. They must be shipped back to MT. Hood and be destroyed by the military under certain supervision. I will reveal more once the embargo date is up. Hold on I hear two black ospreys landing in my yard. There are two gentlemen coming to the door. Wait is that Will Smith and Tommy Lee...................
    6 points
  8. I have made it very clear to my family that they should, under no circumstances, ever, ever, get me this:
    6 points
  9. Kevin Bacon has fewer degrees of separation I’ve heard.....
    6 points
  10. I wonder if Rickie should go back to Butch so he and Jordan could get the group lesson rate?
    6 points
  11. Shibuno is looking really good, she's gonna be tough to beat with how she's playing. Her lead is probably even a little more solid with a couple Ams who are chasing, be interested to how they hold. I would love too see Meghan Khang do well but I'm not sure she'll hold up, nor I'm a certain Amy will either. Honestly, if anyone catches her it would probably come for the -2's or Sei Young
    5 points
  12. I never want to hear anyone complain about Judy Rankin, ever again. Judy isn’t afraid to not speak for 3 seconds.
    5 points
  13. That's not why Kite won with it. He won with it for full shots, not for short game shots. He was able to implement the Dave Pelz clock system (Dave was his coach at the time) to four wedges instead of two or three. He won by one shot on incredibly slick greens. For over four years, he was the best full-swing wedge player on Earth and it is directly due to having four wedges and nobody else using the clock system. You even hear Mickelson say on a hot microphone "Pelz short" and so forth. The more wedges you have, the more distances you can easily hit a golf ball consistently. Now, everyone on this board is "more of a feel player" *eye roll* than these guys and I get that but that is the real purpose of the lob wedge. Its not a debate of whether a 60 or 56 is better around the green. That is dumb debate, it is 100% player specific. Whether or not to use the clock system with 2-3-4 wedges is an interesting debate - I think it probably does, which is why I play a LW. My waist high backswing goes about 41 and my full backswing 80, both with virtually zero roll. No other club can hit those shots.
    5 points
  14. The wife got out to play yesterday, course is very wet which is expected after a week of rain in south east England however she was very happy to shoot a 1 over handicap 89, which included 5 pars. I've heard from other members that the greens have a disease issue currently with black rot setting in, which obviously the greens crew are taking measures to combat but this means the greens are less than ideal even for this time of year.
    5 points
  15. Also, it can be turf-specific, especially when you face different actions of greens crews. If it's been raining for two days, and the greenside areas haven't been mowed, a LW may not be the club. The 54° SW more clubface on the ball quicker out of uneven shag than a 58° LW (a bit too much loft). Another situation: If no rain in two weeks, if the green is in the wide open sun, a pitch and run with PW off first-cut may be best, because a LW would come down too steep and ricochet upon landing. A 20-yard shot over a greenside ridge... a 40-yard dart into the upper shelf of a terraced green... that's where the LW makes money. {Shot skill + turf awareness} = short putts
    4 points
  16. Very interesting story Sean. Thanks for sharing. I was watching yesterday.
    4 points
  17. Really appreciate the continued input! I'm still leaning towards the used i3 o/s as a starting point, but I've decided to invest a tiny amount of time into this for the opinion of an expert. So I'll be visiting a club fitter this weekend who offers a very basic service for free on the promise you'll throw him at least a little business at some point. In my case, we talked about him adjusting length, lie angles, shafts, and/or grips on any used set I buy, and he seemed to think that was enough. Seems like a solid guy with good reviews, so I'm interested in his opinion of what I've been using and what the Ping online fitting estimated for me. I'll definitely keep everyone posted.
    4 points
  18. I am planning on playing today. It will be a while though...a very hard frost. A friend of mine (Megan Khang) is playing in the US Women's Open. For a while she was on top of the leaderboard, but a double on 18 took care of that. She is currently tied for 12th. Her's is a compelling story: https://www.golfchannel.com/news/secret-war-forbidden-love-and-treacherous-journey-lpga-khangs
    4 points
  19. It's the real deal in steel
    4 points
  20. lets be honest, the weather has never been detrimental to the quality of play, but the whether, that is the brain clocking in, usually determines the score.
    4 points
  21. I'm currently hitting my Black 6x as well as I've ever hit a driver and actually setting personal records. That said, I like buying stuff about much as I like golf in general - so here we ware.
    3 points
  22. This would have been the perfect time to send a message - on the clock for everyone, or else no major or delay the CME till 2021 lol... I still dunno the solution to the "slowpokes" but shibuno ain't one of them that's for sure... Maybe top 30 incl ties would've been fine for the cut for this tournament... Would make it less disappointing for people who missed it haha...
    3 points
  23. Thanks to Yui Kawamoto, rookies had more than one player who've qualified to play the weekend. There're more amateurs in the field, and they totally outplayed rookies. Six amateurs will play the weekend. In a sense it's difficult to compare pros to amateurs. Golf is such a mental game and amateurs are just more free and less encumbered by all the expectations.
    3 points
  24. This is what I learned from Seoul Sister Forum, that Yui is an incredible singer. Her voice is like golf. If you're interested, please click to the link below.
    3 points
  25. Lol. Great reaction by Yui after sinking the par putt on 18 to make the cut.
    3 points
  26. Jennifer Song shot -3 today to make the cut on the line; that's my kind of girl!
    3 points
  27. Have you read Pelz's book (or three chapters in his monster book) about working with Kite? The advantage of the LW is two-fold. First, it stops based on height and not spin compared to other clubs, which means that the distance on wet and dry greens is identical (spinning wedges run further on wet greens, stopping due to apex/height green moisture doesn't matter). Second, it is ideal if you have to land the ball on a hump in the green instead of a valley or flat spot. It has much less chance of spinning back because its trajectory into the hill is higher. Pelz really goes deep in his Short Game Bible on why Pitching-Sand-Lob-X (Four total) is optimal. You can disagree with it, but the little "Hey I like a 54*!!" doesn't add much to the discussion when he has studied it so exhuastively. Pelz recommended that he also add a fifth wedge, which Kite did not do.
    3 points
  28. Only two sets!? I think you've come to the wrong site! 40 pounds for those is a great price, by the way.
    3 points
  29. I'm cranky USG is not streaming anything. Ridiculous. I signed up for peacock so I'm anticipating a lot of spam now. Also, again not saying she's not talented, but WHY show Maria Fassi when she's at +12? What is the obsession with her by the golf media? Can you please show people who are going to make the cut, or are battling to make the cut? I hate to sound like a Fassi downer, but I just don't get it. Rant over, sorry, not usually this cranky but the non-TV coverage has me pretty irked, lol.
    3 points
  30. Just got a set of FG-51s, 3-P with DG R400
    3 points
  31. Took the day off yesterday and headed out to Crystal Woods. Course was in great shape for December, usually winter golf is a complete compromise in terms of conditions, but this felt normal. A couple of the low lying or shaded greens took a little bit to thaw out, that was the only drawback, trying to determine what would be receptive and what wouldn't. Driver was super rusty as I only hit 3 fairways, but clawed my way to 2 birdies with 2 bogeys and 2 doubles for a decent round to finish off the year.
    3 points
  32. Wilson Staff FG-51 in amazing condition for their age
    3 points
  33. Yes, for me I need my 58° wedge. I have no unreasonable gaps from 200 yards down to 70 yards. I use all clubs for full shots. I also use all short irons and wedges for short game shots (occasionally a hybrid as well). There are no empty chairs and no one is standing so no reason to remove the 58°.
    3 points
  34. Indeed. As I was reading the article I immediately thought about Gran Torino and the struggles depicted that the Hmong family endured.
    3 points
  35. I got an email on Tuesday that a couple of courses I used to frequent are open for play from Wednesday to Saturday, walking only. It's tempting I must say as the temps have been nudging up to 50°F yesterday and today. Doesn't really fit in my plans as I curled yesterday and today. Conditions should be pretty good. I have even threatened to cut my grass one last time as it's quite thick, lush and green still. Once the Christmas decorations come down I may actually do it!
    3 points
  36. I bypass this step by being single, but cuddling a putter at night is not enjoyable.
    3 points
  37. Best investment = Take your wife to a nice dinner... then you can spend extra money on silly golf things.
    3 points
  38. Like most of us I have a shelf full of stuff.. Ball Monogrammer, Ball spinner to "find balance", Novelty balls of all kinds, Eiffel tower tees, ball finder glasses, cheap optic rangefinder where you line up the top of the flag/green, pen-o-tee where the tip of the tee is a pencil, dancing desktop golf bag, golf billiard game with golf balls and rack, over street shoe rubber spike thing... and more... That's off the top of my head without getting up and looking.
    3 points
  39. One of Mackenzie's gems: "Yeah, the course favors a straight ball hitter. Along with hitting it both ways." Henderson was on JR i believe, so a lot fewer cameras. It does seem like they are trying to force feed Danielle Kang into star status. I mean I know she has won, but it is almost similar to the Rickie Fowler discussion.
    3 points
  40. Lexi needs to step up her Cameo game if Kevin from The Office is pulling down 7 figures: https://people.com/tv/the-office-brian-baumgartner-make-1-million-2020-from-cameo-bookings/
    3 points
  41. In the area I live a 58 works better with the sand we have. I'd never give up my 58.
    3 points
  42. Quite what? The suspense is killing me!
    3 points
  43. Okay, here they are. The 3 iron is in great shape and then they get more worn the further we go down the bag, but they're all playable. Anyone know the specs?
    3 points
  44. My son's ex-girlfriend's parents go to the same church as YJS. They don't know him, but they said he's a really nice guy. I like him, not as insanely gifted physically as, say, DJ, but a fighter. Good luck.
    3 points
  45. When I think of Tommy Fleetwood, I always think of Matthew Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is 3 years younger than Tommy but they both have 5 European Tour wins. Tommy is a strong player, but in terms of marketability and visibility, Tommy did himself a great favor growing a beard and letting his hair grow out. Sponsors are paying players for the amount of time they can be on screen, which is why Michelle Wie got paid A+ bucks with a C+ playing resume. But I sometimes wonder if Tommy were to shave, cut his hair off and play the same way, would his price go down?
    3 points
  46. I’m trying to think of the format for a reality tv show featuring Jordan Spieth and 12 golf instructors on an island.
    3 points
  47. So you're telling me TM is actually Going to Work on getting SW's correct on custom clubs with custom shafts in Custom weights???? I will believe it when I see it..... While TM does a great job in Customer Service, their Custom Building shop is a Joke & whoever runs it should have been fired years ago. Id say just about any good club builder on this forum would do a better job a running that shop than whomevers been running it the past couple of years.
    3 points
  48. I got my shiny Blue one in today. I ordered the 60tx. I don't have the speed for the tx, but I have a really fast tempo and aggressive transition, so stiffer shafts generally keep me off the left side of the course. Got home, promptly unboxed it and headed to the range. After a qwik warmup....WOW! This shaft has magic pixie dust sprinkled in. I got to hit about 30 driver balls with it before darkness, some went a touch left, some went a touch right...but they were all dead center of the club face in an area about the size of my pinky nail. Nothing terribly offline, all would be in play...and looonnnngggg. I have been swinging the RDX Black that came in my TSi3. I wasn't fit, I just grabbed a head off the rack that fit my eye and called it good. The Black is decent, feels good, and out the center is long with a strong flight. Problem I was having was hitting it out the middle of the club face. It felt a touch soft to me and I struggled a touch to square it up, a fault of my crappy swing, not the shaft. The Blue on the other hand is special...just swing it. It feels stout, but not boardy, and the ball just jumps off the center of the face. Instantly in the bag!
    3 points
  49. If it means getting away from Cam McCormick he should go for it
    3 points
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