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10 hours ago, NRJyzr said:

It's funny, Stu.  I am not a fan of PXG, or of Parsons, but I see nothing wrong with your statement.  Seems rather reasonable to me.  <shrug>

I kind of understand where the Miura fanboi reaction comes from.  Miura, and maybe JDM in general, seems to have a cultish aspect about it, at least for some.  No offense intended to any JDM or Miura fans, of course.

Heck even I ( hold on to your hat ) am hitting Honma G1 X CBs while I am recovering. Yeah my club hoe buddy Bear bought them about 3 years ago and they were in the stash of 10 sets he dropped off a couple of weeks ago.

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10 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... I know very little about Bob Parsons other than in his Ads he portrays the exact kind of person that makes golf unpleasant. LOUD, obnoxious and arrogant. The BEST PERIOD! and BOOM Baby!!! conjurs up guys in carts playing their music waaaaaay too loud, driving next to the tee/green and drinking like they are freshman at a frat party. 

... That said, I certainly have no issue with anyone supporting Bob as a veteran, businessman or humanitarian. I just really REALLY dislike his Ads BABY!!! 

Yep you are correct about his ads he is quite the showman---- But then again I have said this before If I like a club I could care less about the politics of the company like frequent club cycles or what Pro is on their staff etc. What I think is funny is I do not normally sail under false colors but my bud Bear bought some PXG irons a couple of years back and got a hat. He hates baseball hats so he gave it to me. Sometimes I wear it to the course and the tourist golfers look and then looked shocked me with one of my ratty bags full of rusty clubs. LOL what was funny today as one of our members pointed out were the shiny Honma irons in my ratty Jones bag with my rusty wedges and my rusty Scotty. He stated I had some "bling in the bag" I told him I need to do something about that bad for my image

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9 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

and they REALLY love new golf clubs 😜🤣

Yeah and they are good guys too they put up with me and normally I do not like shiny clubs. Yeah If I keep the before mentioned Honma irons I gotta do something

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31 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

Yep you are correct about his ads he is quite the showman---- But then again I have said this before If I like a club I could care less about the politics of the company like frequent club cycles or what Pro is on their staff etc. What I think is funny is I do not normally sail under false colors but my bud Bear bought some PXG irons a couple of years back and got a hat. He hates baseball hats so he gave it to me. Sometimes I wear it to the course and the tourist golfers look and then looked shocked me with one of my ratty bags full of rusty clubs. LOL what was funny today as one of our members pointed out were the shiny Honma irons in my ratty Jones bag with my rusty wedges and my rusty Scotty. He stated I had some "bling in the bag" I told him I need to do something about that bad for my image

 

... We must have different ideas on what a "Showman" is. I think a showman should talk you into something, not out of  something. I hear ya on the politics, but when someone is so egregious by representing everything I dislike about that interpretation of golf, I just can't support them. But again, I have no problem at all with someone else playing clubs from or supporting PXG ... as long as they are not a BOOM BABY a$$hat. 🤪

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7 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... We must have different ideas on what a "Showman" is. I think a showman should talk you into something, not out of  something. I hear ya on the politics, but when someone is so egregious by representing everything I dislike about that interpretation of golf, I just can't support them. But again, I have no problem at all with someone else playing clubs from or supporting PXG ... as long as they are not a BOOM BABY a$$hat. 🤪

The first week Bear had those irons his brother Checkers and I would go BOOM BAYBEE every time he hit them.  It was sorta comical and he got pissed at us. The whole story was funny. He drove 100 miles to get fitted for them because our local PXG fitter was booked up. They were late arriving and he went by Fed X that Saturday morning and picked them up. Was literally un wrapping and un packing them in the parking lot at Possum Trot in NMB. He promptly gave me the spec sheet. Another funny came up involving them 3 weeks later. We were side by side in the fairway and I shot the yardage and told him. It was more or less 150 I told him 6 iron for me and 7 for him. He asked why 7 ? I told him because his PXGs were one club stronger than mine. He asked in no uncertain terms " how in the hell did I know that?" His brother Checkers darn near fell out of the cart laughing. I told him because I have the spec sheet for those clubs in my loose leaf notebook Checkers was right there when he gave me the spec sheet. Then he really asked a retorical question as to how I remembered all of that. Easy I told him I had played Macgregor stuff for 40 years and had my specs memorized and had done second grade math and his clubs were 2 to 3 degrees stronger than mine. Got over to 18 and he pulled the 50*  gap wedge and he asked I guess my 50* is stronger than yours?  I told him I would not know because I do not carry one but my wedge is 48* and is called a Pitching wedge. Him being the club hoe he is those things are in his front room gathering dust.

ROTFLMAO---- I guess I was a Boom Baby a$$hat for at least a couple of weeks anyhow. I will plead guilty as charged on that one sir

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On 12/10/2020 at 8:15 AM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

You're two cents are well spent!

Just to add on to your comments about the testing.  There are a couple OEM's I have spoken to about the difference between WRX and here, in pretty candid conversations.   They obviously see the benefit from pure numbers to be active with them.  But at the same time, told me that our Forum Reviews are the most thorough, and well done of any golf forum, and provide real value to them as as company.  That you can tell the testers put in the time and effort to put out an honest and complete review.  They don't just take the club and give a half hearted attempt at writing about how good it is and then move on.    That was SOOOO good to hear.   

We as a staff may not always do the best job of thanking the testers after the fact, but for anyone who has tested this year or previously...THANK YOU!  if it wasn't for the quality of the work done, we might not be in he position to get as many testing opportunities as we do.    I know when I was in talks with Titleist for over a year, a large reason for them jumping in this year was what they saw from some of the previous reviews!   They new the irons would get a good full 4 to 6 week look and that both positive and constructive critique would be provided. 

 

 

I always found that MGS was a call them like you see them type of test. Too many time I have seen nothing but glowing remarks about a product only to know that they were the "featured" OEM of the month. When their time passes, the next OEM will get all of the glowing comments and how fantastic the product is. I for one feel the the reviews here are informative as well as complimentary. 

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On 12/9/2020 at 7:58 PM, TENBUCK said:

Nah, I understand the distance thing, it's when you talk to them about a topic and inevitability some how distance get into the picture and when you tell them that your max is 230-240...it's like ohhhh, meaning what does a guy who can't reach at least 250 doing in our discussions. 

LOL. Yeah, I've seen that too many times. I tend to like to give them what-for when it happens too. Just did today in a discussion. My Father-in-law used to beat the crap out of me and never drive the ball over 220. I learned a lot from him.

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6 minutes ago, RI_Redneck said:

LOL. Yeah, I've seen that too many times. I tend to like to give them what-for when it happens too. Just did today in a discussion. My Father-in-law used to beat the crap out of me and never drive the ball over 220. I learned a lot from him.

BT

Yep, those are the worst kind of guys to play against. 

We had a 3 some once on a out of town course and a fourth was put in with us...a senior!! Never drove the ball past 170, hit his irons arrow straight and he could putt. I got tired of saying nice shot!!

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Golfwrx is just too big and the moderating there is downright creepy. After I made a negative comment in regards to a certain brand of irons one of the moderators used, he started deleting my posts, altering them, and threatening my account. Every time I went to my profile page I would see that he had recently visited it too. I deleted my account. Plus the guy used an ungodly amount of emojis in his posts 

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29 minutes ago, Kickapoo said:

Golfwrx is just too big and the moderating there is downright creepy. After I made a negative comment in regards to a certain brand of irons one of the moderators used, he started deleting my posts, altering them, and threatening my account. Every time I went to my profile page I would see that he had recently visited it too. I deleted my account. Plus the guy used an ungodly amount of emojis in his posts 

Been there and done that. They LOVE Tiger @ Golfwrx too, if you make any comment at all regarding him, you get blasted.

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I got an official warning over there, i was trying to sell some extra All-fit adapters. Apparently each adapter and each collar count separately as a single item. So since there was more than 10 individual pieces, it was a no-no. 

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10 hours ago, MadMex said:

I started going to GolfWrx shortly after Puttertalk shut down, at first it seemed to be a site full of information about golf, I soon found out that a pretty site does not make an informative site.

Lets start with their "reviews": It seems that if it comes from one of the top OEM's, specially Titleist, it is instantly a "gotta have" piece of equipment. 

"Tests": (See above) 

Forums: This is were I had/have the most fun reading. It appears that unless you 3000 posts and are "know" by the mods and others, your posts will get little to no answer.

Members: Seems that every one of the popular posters drive the ball 350 with 300 carries, drivers are 7 degrees, 3 wood 11 degrees and all the shafts are graphite/titanium coated/hand laid by virgins/ with magnesium alloy outer core, tipped 4 inches playing at XXXXStiff, their irons are bent plus 5 degrees and are made out of meteor cores, with the grips hand turn from solid rubber billets.

You have to pledge your loyalty to Saint Tiger Woods 

But seriously, hope MGS takes a lesson from them and continues minimize the influence from OEM's and allows testers to continue to post their true feeling about the products.

One GREAT thing done here is that all handicaps are taking into consideration when testing products. Plus your allowed to make an A** out of yourself ( like I have in this post) without being placed into the time out box,,,

 

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10 hours ago, MadMex said:

I started going to GolfWrx shortly after Puttertalk shut down, at first it seemed to be a site full of information about golf, I soon found out that a pretty site does not make an informative site.

Lets start with their "reviews": It seems that if it comes from one of the top OEM's, specially Titleist, it is instantly a "gotta have" piece of equipment. 

"Tests": (See above) 

Forums: This is were I had/have the most fun reading. It appears that unless you 3000 posts and are "know" by the mods and others, your posts will get little to no answer.

Members: Seems that every one of the popular posters drive the ball 350 with 300 carries, drivers are 7 degrees, 3 wood 11 degrees and all the shafts are graphite/titanium coated/hand laid by virgins/ with magnesium alloy outer core, tipped 4 inches playing at XXXXStiff, their irons are bent plus 5 degrees and are made out of meteor cores, with the grips hand turn from solid rubber billets.

You have to pledge your loyalty to Saint Tiger Woods 

But seriously, hope MGS takes a lesson from them and continues minimize the influence from OEM's and allows testers to continue to post their true feeling about the products.

One GREAT thing done here is that all handicaps are taking into consideration when testing products. Plus your allowed to make an A** out of yourself ( like I have in this post) without being placed into the time out box,,,

 

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good chuckle there. I do not frequent that site I can count on 1 hand but what I have seen anyway this is accurate. Minus the meteor core....I’m willing to bet they would enjoy the joe dirt meteorite though if I were to take a guess (I hope most get to at reference here)

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funny title - like it or not wrx dwarfs mgs in both membership and content. one topic has over 2 million posts and one has 1.8 million. they have so many more members there it's not even fair to compare. 

don't get me wrong - I'm not a wrx stan, but to wonder if a golf forum that big is relevant is a bit of a head-scratcher.

and just like every forum that large there are good parts and bad parts. if you're willing to look you'll find the good parts and tune out the noise. also - their classifieds section is really really good.

yeah, there's enough room for more than one golf forum...

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Still relevant with respect to golf equipment reviews..... not in my opinion, it doesn't seem to be unbiased data to me.  I don't bother to go there for reviews.

Still relevant with respect to classified ads for golf stuff.....  Absolutely!!  I love trolling through 2 - 3 week old ads looking for the seller willing to haggle a little.

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the mod at wrx that drove me away was this guy who calls himself Mrparr1noid. He banned me for making a comment about a certain brand and stalked my account. I had been a member for a couple of years and had over 2000 posts until I got on his radar. Screw that site

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On 6/7/2021 at 8:49 PM, MadMex said:

I started going to GolfWrx shortly after Puttertalk shut down, at first it seemed to be a site full of information about golf, I soon found out that a pretty site does not make an informative site.

Lets start with their "reviews": It seems that if it comes from one of the top OEM's, specially Titleist, it is instantly a "gotta have" piece of equipment. 

"Tests": (See above) 

Forums: This is were I had/have the most fun reading. It appears that unless you 3000 posts and are "know" by the mods and others, your posts will get little to no answer.

Members: Seems that every one of the popular posters drive the ball 350 with 300 carries, drivers are 7 degrees, 3 wood 11 degrees and all the shafts are graphite/titanium coated/hand laid by virgins/ with magnesium alloy outer core, tipped 4 inches playing at XXXXStiff, their irons are bent plus 5 degrees and are made out of meteor cores, with the grips hand turn from solid rubber billets.

You have to pledge your loyalty to Saint Tiger Woods 

But seriously, hope MGS takes a lesson from them and continues minimize the influence from OEM's and allows testers to continue to post their true feeling about the products.

One GREAT thing done here is that all handicaps are taking into consideration when testing products. Plus your allowed to make an A** out of yourself ( like I have in this post) without being placed into the time out box,,,

 

Puttertalk was a decent site👍

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5 hours ago, Rickp said:

Puttertalk was a decent site👍

Miss that site.  Had heard it was supposed to come back,  but I guess that was a false rumor. 

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