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  1. People drop the rear shoulder to do and and that’s a 2 way miss. It’s a wrist movement. Yank the handle for lag, dump the right shoulder to shallow. That’s almost every 4-10 handicap that shows up on my lesson tee. When I tell them to cast and come over the top, they want to run, but when club head speed goes up and path neutralizes...they say hmmm?!
    9 points
  2. Dude asks for forging iron recommendations and GolfWRX'er recommends blades.
    8 points
  3. You are on the wrong site asking a question like that.
    8 points
  4. A 2 year ban is ridiculous no matter what. I get rules are rules but that’s harsh regardless. Meanwhile we have guys like the OG seller in this thread (a legitimate threat to the community) who can pay $5 and sell no matter what. Some things on this site really don’t make much sense.
    8 points
  5. Here are more pics. I have tested both the Srixon Zx7 and ZX5 and I am VERY impressed. The feel of the 1020 Endo Forged (rare to get 1020 and Endo forged now days) ZX7 is one of the best I have ever hit. Kwok said the ZX7's bend like butter and told me the ZX7's are 1020 carbon forged by Endo. Looks like Srixon swang for the fences using soft 1020 and back to Endo to do the forgings. Went to find out more and he was right. Not many are using 1020 and certainly Ising Endo to do the forgings. The feel off the face is incredible. Watched all the reviews on YT and same findings. As for the ZX5 I hit the long irons real well and didn't experience that "click" that Michael Newton experienced on his YouTube review. TXG and our Johnny Wonder loved them and Ian also talked about the 1020 material as well as being forged in the Endo forging house. Incredible lineup by Srixon. Great work Srixon!!! Order is in. 4-5 ZX5 and 6-pw ZX7. Srixon ZX7 Srixon ZX5
    7 points
  6. Didn’t edit any neon comment and would have no problem saying it if I did. Don’t know why you have a problem with me saying I care about the aesthetic appearance of a club that I’d be very interested in buying, but will cost between $900-$1,100 here where I live. But I haven’t disrespected you or called you any names, so not sure why you can’t afford me the same courtesy. All the best to you and Happy Holidays.
    7 points
  7. I’ll address this since it seems aimed towards what I said, and if it wasn’t then oh well. No where in my post did I say anything negative about the mods on this site. They job they do is relatively good for the amount of stuff on this website. the 2nd point is where I feel like you came at what I said. Like I said, I know rules are rules and they’re in place for a reason, I just said some of them made no sense, the 30 day rule being the main one. I’ve gotten soft warnings before but there seems to be a lot of things that are let slide in the BST. I’ve seen ads with no photos stay up for HOURS, ads with no prices and other things that ads used to get pull for. what I said was just an opinion and I’ll stick by it regardless. 2 years no matter what is harsh. When the mods say the rules are in place to make the BST a “safe place” to buy and sell, the fact that someone can come in and pay $5 and run scams seems pretty hypocritical IMO. Yeah they get banned but in the meantime they payed five whole dollars to potentially walk away with more, and can always come Back and try it again as we’ve seen in the past. But yeah let’s give people a week or month ban for making an honest mistake. But from now on, I won’t voice my OPINION since it didn’t seem to please you. I’ll just sit back, nod and agree with everything going on around here.
    6 points
  8. Ok...straight from the dark web and/or Phil Mickelson. I am not on Callaway staff so I don’t have any specifics. Not even sure of what the release date other than what has been speculated on here. Believe Jan/Feb timeframe like everyone else. (Image removed at request of copyright holder)
    5 points
  9. Got my butt waxed at sawgrass yesterday. Hopefully better luck on a Sunday.
    5 points
  10. You will draw more awkward looks by using iron covers.
    5 points
  11. My cargo shorts are right around Bermuda length - I'm good! The length thing is to keep you from getting hit upside the head by your wife for looking at other women's inner, upper thighs, but in Europe is also known as the Brian Barnes amendment.
    5 points
  12. Good learning day yesterday. I went too far down the rabbit hole of talking about a mystery club that I haven’t seen or swung and really know nothing about except a spy pic, so going to try and take a step back from this thread until I can actually see the SIM 2 in person and swing it. Also made assumptions about the WRX community and what demographic of the golfing community it represents without still fully knowing who makes up this forum...so I take accountability for those things and will learn from them. Thanks to those who stayed calm and tried to talk me out of the rabbit hole, and to those who started name-calling and attacking I now see both the positive and negative sides of this forum. At the end of the day I’m just excited to see the SIM 2 and the rest of the 2021 lineup in person, and to get back on the golf course in the Spring! All the best to everyone and Happy Holidays!
    5 points
  13. This feels like an awkward therapy session.
    5 points
  14. Neither will make it. Odds are against them, despite who their parents are and in some ways I think who their parents are actually hurt their chances.
    5 points
  15. Iron shots, that is. For the purposes of this thread, I'm mostly talking about maybe LW to 7-iron for most players, so shots of 70 up to 170 yards. Mostly full to full(ish) swings. Lately in the golf instruction zeitgeist, there's a move away from teaching people to work the ball with irons -- or any club really. Many instructors seems to have landed in the "learn one shot and hit it over and over and over and only change where you aim relative to trouble, and don't deviate (much) from that" world. With driver, I mostly agree with this. With wedges/irons, not really. While "one shot with your irons" can certainly work (Kenny Perry and Bruce Lietzke sure made nice livings playing golf that way), it's an awfully boring way to play golf, in my opinion. It's also "settling," in my opinion. Before we get started, I want to say that this seems to me to be, at least partially, a "personality type" thing. Certain personality types are fine hitting the same shot over and over and trying to master that. Others (like me ... and Tiger! ) couldn't imagine playing golf that way every day. It's just not at all something that interests me. In this thread, however, we welcome all opinions and personalities -- even those that are incorrect. Here's what I wrote in the other thread regarding fades, draws and distance, etc.: One thing no one here has mentioned so far (I don't think) is what can happen to the ball after it lands when you hit a draw versus a fade. All things being equal, my draws tend to fly a bit farther than my straight or faded irons on a full-swing, full release shot (by 1/4 to 1/2 a club). However, the net result, including forward release -- when greens are firm -- is usually a full club and sometimes more. Guys who significantly "de-loft trap" the ball when they hit a draw will know what I'm talking about. Say I'm 105 to a front pin guarded by a hazard in front. Well, in the summer, with a firm green, that's a full, straight/cut GW for me. I can fly it 100 to 105 and the ball will stop within 1 - 3 yards of where it lands, depending on just how firm the green is. But let's say I'm 105 to a BACK, LEFT pin in the same conditions. I'm definitely not hitting a high, straight GW to that pin and flying it to the hole, or even close -- especially if the greens are firm. I'm going to play a 56, a ball farther back than usual, and hit my trusty trap-draw that will fly 95ish, skip forward 5 to 10 yards, and then spin left and sit down, ending (hopefully) right under the hole. Same exact conditions (temperature, green firmness, etc.), but two completely different clubs/shots to end up the same distance because of where the pin is on the green -- and where then pin is relative to trouble -- changed. Here's Tiger talking about how he assesses iron shots. Sure, some guys think "one shot is better," but I will never, ever play golf that way -- and neither does Tiger. And while I'm certainly not Tiger, I can take comfort in the fact that our views on iron play are in complete agreement. TIGER (emphasis mine): Once I assess the lie, I shift my focus to the green complex. I like to let the course dictate what type of shot I’m trying to hit. Where is the exact spot I want the ball to land? Generally, I tend to hit more draws to left pins and fades to right pins, but there are exceptions. For example, sometimes it’s more important to have the ball working away from a hazard than toward the flag. Amateurs don’t think enough about things like that before they start their pre-shot routine. Tiger goes on to say that he doesn't necessarily think "amateurs should try to work the ball as much as (he) does," but there're amateurs and there're amateurs. Anyone who's below a 6(?) or so, I challenge to start getting creative with your iron play. How low can you hit a full LW? How high? Can you make a 60/56/52 spin left-to-right when it lands on a full swing (this is much harder than you think for most decent players)? Can you make is spin hard left? Can you purposely make it skip forward before it puts on the brakes? Challenge yourselves. Be willing to look silly doing it. See how many irons shots inside 150 you can add to your tool belt so that you, too, like Tiger, can think in terms of "How can I hit the shot that the situation calls for?" instead of "How am I going to hit 'my only shot' to that tough pin?" or, more likely, "Just how far away from that pin do I have to aim in order to hit the only iron shot I have?" If you don't even attempt to learn how to shape shots and attack (certain, moderately) tough pins, how will you ever know if you're capable? One of my favorite quotes has always been: "Shoot for the stars (Tiger's iron mastery) and you might end up at the moon (much better iron play than you currently have)." Definitely not for everyone, for sure, but an insistence on learning how to flight the ball and shape the ball like the best iron player of all time has helped me be a decent player who can compete with some of the best amateurs in the world in my age bracket, even though they routinely outdrive me by 30 to 60 yards. The other way (playing basically one iron shot all the time) works too. Just decide which golfer you are and commit to whichever one you choose. Finally, this was never more clear to me than about six or seven years ago when we were playing a round at my then home club with a Tour Pro with 8 wins and $24 million in combined career earnings on the PGA and Champions Tours. We were on the 18th hole at our club and it was about this (December) time of year. As usual in the winter (due to cool weather, morning frost, and dry conditions), the greens were extremely firm and fast. If you were downwind at all, getting a full wedge to stop within 10 paces of where it landed was difficult for even a scratch club player - and if you were downwind, even tougher. Here was the scenario: The area circled in red is ~110 to ~130 from that front-right pin. We were downwind on this day and my buddy (a 0 to +2 who has qualified for two U.S. Mid-Ams) hit a beautiful GW from 125 right at pin. It landed four or five paces short of the pin and took two big bounces over the green and into the back bunker. Now this buddy has never been the most "creative" golfer of my friends. He's a good player, but "working the ball" was never his forte. Quite the contrary, in fact: He plays golf with a methodical sameness with all of his shots looking quite similar. Nothing at all wrong with that, I just mention if because it's germane to this topic. So our Tour pro buddy comes over to him and agitatedly says: "Bob, you can't hit this as a flat, or square-faced shot, you have to hit it with a cut mentality. If you don't, there's no way you're going to get the ball to stop to that pin on that line under these conditions." My stubborn buddy drops another ball and the same thing happens: BOING! So my buddy drops another ball and adopts a bit of a cut set-up and proceeds to make a definite, discernable cut move/release at the wedge (in reality the ball barely moves when you "cut" or "fade" a wedge), and the ball lands well short of the pin, takes one hop, and then sits down 5 feet from the hole. Now, if that's not "working" the ball, I don't know what is. The ball didn't move much, but the shot -- and everything about it, from set-up, to ball position, to release, to, yes, mentality -- was completely different. The coolest thing about this story? After some practice and commitment, my buddy now owns this shot after one just tip from the pro and uses it regularly to front pins with firm greens -- and is definitely a better golfer because of it.
    4 points
  16. Hitting it higher or lower, with more spin or taking spin off, IS working the ball. Lots of really good players do this subconsciously. Some really good players are virtually unable to hit more than a couple of shots. But a ball does not have to curve left or right for a shot to have been shaped.
    4 points
  17. Likely not. The inaugural world long PW contest is scheduled for 2025.
    4 points
  18. Love my PXG clubs and happy when people ask me about them. You take one look at my Ping Camo bag and setup and you know I am a Veteran. I always answer PXG questions with my support of a company that does so much for Active Duty, Veterans, and what Bob Parsons stands for. If you don’t like PXG then don't play them. Actually, my bag is cheaper than any new TaylorMade or Callaway setup that I could buy as equivalent. I really enjoy PXG and happily play them and load them in the back of my Land Rover Discovery as I drive off. I am not rich a hole, just a middle class hard working Veteran that enjoys playing this great sport. Have a nice day.
    4 points
  19. I’ve seen tons of good juniors. Great juniors. I can count on one hand the number of juniors with great swings that also have the confidence, poise under pressure, and innate course management that I saw this weekend from Charlie Woods. He already has the thousand-yard stare of a veteran walking down the fairway while in the hunt for a win. Add in cameras for a nationally televised Tour tournament and we were witnessing a special talent. Now, that doesn’t mean he will amount to anything at all in 10 years. But he has genetics and infinite resources on his side if he maintains the passion.
    4 points
  20. Buy a 5-AW set, ignore the number stamped on the back and play them as if they were a 4-PW. Don't discount stronger lofted clubs because you "don't need distance".
    4 points
  21. Small, inexpensive, fast, safe. We put one in my dad's new apartment in my split level shop. The county would not let us put in a "kitchen" but would let us have everything except a built in stove, oven and dishwasher. We gave him an induction cook top, a larger counter top toaster/convection oven and a microwave. He has a refrigerator and a garbage disposal as well. You have to use pans that will hold a magnet. Works great!
    4 points
  22. True or false? I could care less about Charlie while I enjoy watching the final LPGA tournament of the year.
    4 points
  23. And @ryan84 Staying in left tilt (Aka back to target/stay closed that Nicklaus and Rose talk about) feels over the top to most people. Everyone who was taught to drop it in the slot and swing to right field, dropped the rear shoulder. Coming from the inside is a wrist and arm movement that is made easier by shifting earlier versus diving the knees and pelvis from the top, which pulls you out of left tilt early. See the Alex Noren drill.
    4 points
  24. Don’t want to be that guy .... but I thought JT’s father played very poorly, he needs to see Butch
    4 points
  25. Charlie Woods is 11, i don't think we should be analyzing anything about him . I hope he has a fun childhood.
    4 points
  26. If anyone gives you crap just tell them yeah you make a lot of money, and then start asking them questions about their wives . They'll stop talking to you pretty quick
    4 points
  27. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Charlie even has Tiger's mannerisms down to a tee from the follow through to the club twirl!
    4 points
  28. However you feel about the TV coverage or the hype, Charlie is poised, skilled, and an extremely advanced golfer with a smooth swing and a ton of potential! Have an 11 yr old son also and can’t imagine him handling the spotlight as well as Charlie is handling the PNC...Tiger & his mom must be incredibly proud!
    4 points
  29. Btw can Matt Kuchar afford to pay 2 caddies this week?
    4 points
  30. oh man, thanks for being nice about that. not my finest comment. can i have a do-over? sorry iB, i'm a !
    3 points
  31. I don't get all the chat about Tiger's son's golf game. Mike Thomas' son has a lot more potential than Charlie. May be a major champion one day.
    3 points
  32. Merry Christmas! To all! Love the season!
    3 points
  33. Ironically, “Handsy” is often the result of them engaging late. Hands and arms trail, club face too open, etc.
    3 points
  34. Range Rover --It says beautiful, maybe ,but they do suck reliability-wise -that is fact
    3 points
  35. If Charlie had a partner he'd be winning this thing!
    3 points
  36. Linus couldn’t bear to watch his pal RDD say goodbye! Little fella having a tough day.
    3 points
  37. One thing no one here has mentioned so far (I don't think) is what can happen to the ball after it lands when you hit a draw versus a fade. All things being equal, my draws tend to fly a bit farther than my straight or faded irons on a full-swing, full release shot (by 1/4 to 1/2 a club). However, the net result, including forward release -- when greens are firm -- is usually a full club and sometimes more. Guys who significantly "de-loft trap" the ball when they hit a draw will know what I'm talking about. Say I'm 105 to a front pin guarded by a hazard in front. Well, in the summer, with a firm green, that's a full, straight/cut GW for me. I can fly it 100 to 105 and the ball will stop within 1 - 3 yards of where it lands, depending on just how firm the green is. But let's say I'm 105 to a BACK, LEFT pin in the same conditions. I'm definitely not hitting a high, straight GW to that pin and flying it to the hole, or even close -- especially if the greens are firm. I'm going to play a 56, a ball farther back than usual, and hit my trusty trap-draw that will fly 95ish, skip forward 5 to 10 yards, and then spin left and sit down, ending (hopefully) right under the hole. Same exact conditions (temperature, green firmness, etc.), but two completely different clubs/shots to end up the same distance because of where the pin is on the green -- and where then pin is relative to trouble -- changed. Here's Tiger talking about how he assesses iron shots. Sure, some guys think "one shot is better," but I will never, ever play golf that way -- and neither does Tiger. And while I'm certainly not Tiger, I can take comfort in the fact that our views on iron play are in complete agreement. TIGER (emphasis mine): Once I assess the lie, I shift my focus to the green complex. I like to let the course dictate what type of shot I’m trying to hit. Where is the exact spot I want the ball to land? Generally, I tend to hit more draws to left pins and fades to right pins, but there are exceptions. For example, sometimes it’s more important to have the ball working away from a hazard than toward the flag. Amateurs don’t think enough about things like that before they start their pre-shot routine. Tiger goes on to say that he doesn't necessarily think "amateurs should try to work the ball as much as (he) does," but plenty of amateurs should be. Anyone who's below a 6 or so, I challenge to start getting creative with your iron play. How low can you hit a full LW? How high? Can you make a 60/56/52 spin left-to-right when it lands on a full swing (this is much harder than you think for most decent players)? Can you make is spin hard left? Can you purposely make it skip forward before it puts on the brakes? Challenge yourselves. Be willing to look silly doing it. See how many irons shots inside 150 you can add to your tool belt so that you, too, like Tiger, can think in terms of "How can I hit the shot that the situation calls for?" instead of "How am I going to hit 'my only shot' to that tough pin?" or, more likely, "Just how far away from that pin do I have to aim in order to hit the only iron shot I have?" If you don't even attempt to learn how to shape shots and attack (certain, moderately) tough pins, how will you ever know if you're capable? One of my favorite quotes has always been: "Shoot for the stars (Tiger's iron mastery) and you might end up at the moon (much better iron play than you currently have)." Definitely not for everyone, for sure, but an insistence on learning how to flight the ball and shape the ball like the best iron player of all time has helped me be a decent player who can compete with some of the best amateurs in the world in my age bracket, even though they routinely outdrive me by 30 to 60 yards. The other way (playing basically one iron shot all the time) works too. Just decide which golfer you are and commit to whichever one you choose.
    3 points
  38. Good thing we can at least voice our opinion in this day in age.
    3 points
  39. I mean this is kind of a ridiculous topic right? I mean i'm not saying the OP isn't a good dude or mocking or anything But you show up at most any golf course anywhere near a decent sized city and the parking lot is going to be littered with Mercedes, BMW's, Maserati's etc...Do people really act like they've seen the great while whale when they see a set of PXGs? Our psychology is so weird. The cost of a set of PXG's is like the difference between trim levels of a Toyota Rav4. And that is the most popular SUV in Canada. You don't need to be a millionaire to own PXG's. You just have to have a decent job and really like golf
    3 points
  40. Love Machine putters. I have been using this beauty this year with spectacular results - at least for my mediocre putting standards! M6 face balanced blade.
    3 points
  41. I admitted it was my fault. Not complaining at all. If anything it has saved me money and Mods have been very helpful with this case. I pointed it out because it does state that in my profile and want people here to know why I got suspended. Not Following rules and scamming others is a big difference and I didn’t want anyone here to think I got suspended for cheating another member and yet accusing someone for scamming or anything like that. Yes you can shut down. Thank you
    3 points
  42. I had to put down my popcorn - it's like a Nature Channel, "When Rules Gurus Turn On Each Other At The Waterhole (Penalty Area On The Serengeti)", but then I realized it was just Beaner being Beaner. Having gone back and read a few posts, I see where Sawgrass is coming from --- if a temporary rule allowing preferred lies, whatever, is in place and you don't avail yourself of the option then what is the motive behind it? I suppose somewhere there is some weird golfer who would see that as an opportunity in a comp or ordinary round for handicap building, assuming that's a possible result. I don't think he's suggesting not availing yourself of the option is "cheating" in general, but maybe he'll speak to that. I've played some balls from roots in league where we play "winter rules" all spring, summer and fall (and, lol, never play in the winter), and always play it down in league and in general so I see where you are coming from. I don't see how I'm trying to make the best score possible by rolling/fluffing my ball -- I don't see those lies as easier, just promoting bad swing habits, and I'm not trying to make my best score once a week trying to play unusual lies, i.e. "preferred". The one or two times a year I don't move my ball from a root, for example -- if that's "cheating" come and get me!
    3 points
  43. It was fun watching them today and I agree with your take. The SEC Championship game was no walk in the park. Florida played tough and they have some great players on the offensive side of the ball. I kept expecting Alabama to pull away and put the game out of reach but Florida kept answering and putting points on the board and it finally came to an end with the Tide on top 52-46.
    3 points
  44. Wish I could like this post more than once. Lots of sad people here that constantly need to criticize others as if they are perfect themselves. If somebody here who is allegedly a grown adult whining about an 11 year old child playing in a golf event with his dad and having fun those people need to look in the mirror and ask themselves why they are so angry at a child.
    3 points
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