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TaylorMade Golf has invited 6 GolfWRX forum members for an all-inclusive trip to The Kingdom in California to participate in the TaylorMade forged Experience.

 

THE EVENT:

From August 29-31, TaylorMade invites 6 members of the GolfWRX community on an exclusive, all access trip to global headquarters in Carlsbad, California.

 

On this trip they'll test new and prototype product, experience an iron fitting with the club specialists that fit TaylorMade's Tour Pros, participate in an R&D discussion, play golf with TaylorMade's marketing team and be immersed in how and why TaylorMade has become the #1 club manufacturer in golf.

 

Follow along and enjoy the live updates from our members in this thread!

 

THE MEMBERS:

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inkoo4

ImBurningStarIV

duncan6226

kyle75

DBill

 

 

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I am one of the lucky members selected for this amazing experience. When I received the email from HipCheck letting me know that I had been selected, I was in a state of shock for a few hours. I can't wait to share this experience with the rest of you. If you have any questions that you would like me to ask about the new irons, just post or dm me them, & I'll try to get as many of them answered as I can.

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I too am one of the lucky ones selected for this fantastic experience! When I received the message saying I'd been selected, I had a read it a few times to make sure I wasn't crazy. Having never been fitted for a set of irons, I am really looking forward to this!

 

It has been a lot of fun getting to know the other guys via a group message the HipCheck set up for us. One topic that has seemed to come up quite often is In-N-Out Burger. We are all very excited to eat there! I'm really looking forward to meeting the everyone and putting faces to the names.

 

Thanks WRX and Taylormade!

 

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Thanks so much to Taylormade and WRX. I was completely shocked when I got the message I was selected, and been pretty anxious and excited the last few days waiting for the experience. Ask as many questions as you want and I will try and get as many pictures and updates as possible.

 

A little about me...I was between a 0-2 handicap just three short years ago, when I ran into elbow problems. It took me out of playing for a few months. When I finally got healed up I just wasn't the same, and I've slowly been watching my game and handicap get worse, so much so that I just didn't really feel like playing very much, and dropped my membership to my CC (didn't stop me from buying more clubs though). In March of this year I got the bug to play again, I joined a new club, and have been excited to play again. My game still sucks, but I'm (sometimes) having fun like I used to.

 

So anyway, about this trip, I have NEVER been fit for irons so this will be very interesting for me. In true WRX fashion I have tried many iron heads, but I have never really tried anything outside of KBS Tours or Dynamic Golds (actually I had a bit of a fling with Recoils when I first started playing again after elbow surgery). I will be updating as much as possible, and let Taylormade decide how wrong my choices were.

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Ok, someone still needs to pinch me because this is going to be absolutely awesome!!!!! Going to give a little bio about me and some initial thoughts and reactions to being selected.

 

When I filled out the questionare to enter the contest I thought to myself, this would be one cool experience with all the new TM iron releases. Did not try and hype myself up for the fear of being let down by not being chosen. I currently game the Callaway Apex Pro 16 irons and play to a 7.5 handicap.

 

HipCheck, Rob, sent me a message on August 16th at 12:22pm saying he needed more information from me. I had it filled out and sent back in 3 minutes, wanted to make sure I got it back quickly. The PM did not say if I was selected or not, just needing some more info. I must have gone back and read the message from Rob and the message I sent back around 25 times. I had to make sure over and over again that I answered all the questions and did not sound like a complete dufus. Of course, excitement began to hit me, then, as the hours went on without hearing anything else, some doubt began to creep in. I kept thinking to myself, oh no, you must have not answered a question or they just decided to move on. I honestly felt like the nerdy kid in school waiting for the prom queen to ask me out on a date.

 

Anyway, I get another message from Rob on August 18th at 7:00am, saying congratulations on be chosen for the TM forged experience. All the other members who were selected was on this message as well. You could immediately feel the excitement from everyone going, what a bunch of gear junkies we are!

 

Well, that message thread was meant to introduce ourselves and start chatting about what was in store. That message thread is a strong 138 replies and counting, lol, that is everyone's excitement level at the moment.

 

The travel plans for me started to look really sketchy as I live in North Austin and Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Texas coast line and Houston. My flight out there on Tuesday Aug 29th is scheduled out of Austin and is a direct flight, no real harm here. We were projected to get anywhere from 10-20 inches of rain in Austin. Luckily we stayed on the low side of that with around 10-12 inches and everything is looking better by the day now. My return flight on Thursday Aug 31st was suppose to go from San Diego connect in Houston and then to Austin. Well Houston is under water at the moment, luckily the airline has rescheduled my flight the same day on a different flight to get me home, and it does not mess with the schedule of events planned with TM.

 

Please pray or send best wishes to all of the people on the Texas coast and areas heavily affected by Hurrican Harvey, the damage and flooding is absolutely devastating.

 

 

I will be updating every ounce of information and pictures I am able to share on this thread as well as on Twitter. You can follow along this experience with me via this thread or you can follow me on Twitter, I just started this account for this experience so you may have to bear with me as I figure this out. using my handle @TheRealMan_Dan

 

Thank you to Taylormade and to Golf WRX, this is an amazing experience and I can not thank you enough!

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Congrats fellas, should be awesome. I would like to hear as much feedback as possible on the P750, was considering looking closer at these.

 

Thanks, have fun, hope the weather is great.

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can't wait to read/see everyone's experience!!

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I'm one of the lucky ones to be selected! First things first...Thank you GolfWRX and Taylormade!

 

Y'know how some days can turn 180* with just a bit of news? Mine did amongst a pile of work emails...anytime I see GolfWRX as the sender, I smile, but this one was from HipCheck and it had a PM. All I thought was, as I'm sure the other 5 thought, is this the big invite??

 

I'm so unbelievably elated to be chosen and am prepping (bringing a laptop, phone, and an iPad) to try to keep everyone as updated as possible.

 

Here's what's been great and we haven't even started the party...the PM thread. 5 really great guys that have all introduced themselves and we've already established a solid rapport. Main concern at the end of PM thread day 1: In-N-Out Burger. When? And when again?

 

What was also great is being on pins and needles about the agenda. I love that they held off until the day before to keep us chomping at the bit. I've been grinning all morning and we've all agreed that work today is 'be physically there'...the rest is optional.

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An aggie got selected? :mellow:

 

Looking forward to following along.

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Lucky guys. Let us know how easy it would be to meld all the P line together for a set (offset, loft, and such)

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An aggie got selected? :mellow:

 

Looking forward to following along.

 

Good things happen to good people!

 

Let me know if there is any specifics you want answered and I will make sure to get the best info as possible.

 

I wanna know when them Raw Milled Grind wedges are coming to market. And if not I wanna know if you'll grab me a few of them while you're there :)

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An aggie got selected? :mellow:

 

Looking forward to following along.

 

Good things happen to good people!

 

Let me know if there is any specifics you want answered and I will make sure to get the best info as possible.

 

Maybe the high of the trip will linger long enough to drown out the sorrow of your football season :rofl:

 

I'm interested in hearing about what went into the design of the whole P series - but especially the 730s and 790s. Interested in how much input Tour players (and which ones?) had in designing the 730s. What irons is Tiger playing when/if he comes back? Will raw MG wedges ever be available at retail? Exactly what MG wedge finishes are coming out and when? Some early P790 pictures had a UDI label under the iron number - is there a difference between the standard 790 and a UDI 790? Will a 790 UDI 2 iron be available? Would love some info on the differences between the satin milled 730s that Rory was using compared to the new chrome forged 730s that he is using now. Are there any plans to expand the P7XX line any more?

 

Just off the top of my head.

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An aggie got selected? :mellow:

 

Looking forward to following along.

 

Good things happen to good people!

 

Let me know if there is any specifics you want answered and I will make sure to get the best info as possible.

 

Maybe the high of the trip will linger long enough to drown out the sorrow of your football season :rofl:

 

I'm interested in hearing about what went into the design of the whole P series - but especially the 730s and 790s. Interested in how much input Tour players (and which ones?) had in designing the 730s. What irons is Tiger playing when/if he comes back? Will raw MG wedges ever be available at retail? Exactly what MG wedge finishes are coming out and when? Some early P790 pictures had a UDI label under the iron number - is there a difference between the standard 790 and a UDI 790? Will a 790 UDI 2 iron be available? Would love some info on the differences between the satin milled 730s that Rory was using compared to the new chrome forged 730s that he is using now. Are there any plans to expand the P7XX line any more?

 

Just off the top of my head.

 

Watch out for Kansas again this year, they are a dark horse!!!! Banter aside, I will try and get some info for you, we do share one common thing in life and that is our love for this fine sport of golf we all are crazy for! That is good enough for me to try and answer your questions!

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I was so psyched to hear about another trip then saw the dates and knew I couldn't go even if I was selected. Can't wait to hear about all you guys go through! Really loving the UDI so I'd love to hear about the 790s and how they compare to the UDIs. Also, send me a few raw milled grinds too please - a PW, 54 SB and 60 LB!

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An aggie got selected? :mellow:

 

Looking forward to following along.

 

Good things happen to good people!

 

Let me know if there is any specifics you want answered and I will make sure to get the best info as possible.

 

Maybe the high of the trip will linger long enough to drown out the sorrow of your football season :rofl:

 

I'm interested in hearing about what went into the design of the whole P series - but especially the 730s and 790s. Interested in how much input Tour players (and which ones?) had in designing the 730s. What irons is Tiger playing when/if he comes back? Will raw MG wedges ever be available at retail? Exactly what MG wedge finishes are coming out and when? Some early P790 pictures had a UDI label under the iron number - is there a difference between the standard 790 and a UDI 790? Will a 790 UDI 2 iron be available? Would love some info on the differences between the satin milled 730s that Rory was using compared to the new chrome forged 730s that he is using now. Are there any plans to expand the P7XX line any more?

 

Just off the top of my head.

 

Watch out for Kansas again this year, they are a dark horse!!!! Banter aside, I will try and get some info for you, we do share one common thing in life and that is our love for this fine sport of golf we all are crazy for! That is good enough for me to try and answer your questions!

 

Kansas got Charlie Strong fired. Maybe you guys should add them to your schedule too.

 

Thanks. Looking forward to it.

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Are you guys taking your whole bag with you?

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Are you guys taking your whole bag with you?

 

Yeah, whole bag and current ball we play.

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