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Cobra to release new Bio Cell Pro driver



Cobra has announced the release of its new Bio Cell Pro, a 440cc driver that the company says has the lowest center of gravity of any of its 2014 drivers.

The Bio Cell Pro is the driver of choice for Rickie Fowler, who has been playing the new driver since late 2013. Unlike the company’s Bio Cell+ driver, a 440cc model that uses an alloy called Venollum to lower the driver’s center of gravity, the Bio Cell Pro is made entirely of titanium. That will give it a look and feel that’s more similar the company’s all-titanium Bio Cell driver, with the exception of its 20cc smaller size.

“This Pro Driver was designed for golfers with a strong swing that yields high launch and high spin,” said Jose Miraflor, Cobra’s director of product marketing. “To help these golfers play at their best, we created the Bio Cell Pro driver, our lowest CG ever to deliver unmatched distance and performance.”

The smaller size should make the Bio Cell Pro more workable than the Bio Cell, with a lower CG that Cobra says will raise the driver’s launch angle and lower its spin rate compared to the company’s other models. It also has a MyFly8 adjustable hosel that lends itself to better players, with lower lofts and flatter lie angle settings. The hosel adjusts to lofts of 7, 7.5, 8.5 9.5 and 10 degrees, with additional 7.5 Fade, 8.5 Fade and 9.5 Fade settings that make the driver’s lie angle flatter. The company’s Smart Pad, 1.5-cm strip on the sole of the driver, adapts to each hosel setting to keep the face angle relatively square regardless of loft or face angle.

At Address: The Bio Cell Pro in black

Like the Bio Cell and Bio Cell+ drivers, the Bio Cell Pro uses the company’s Forged E9 Bio Cell Face technology, which removes weight from the face to increase the size the driver’s sweetspot.

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Click here to read our review of the Bio Cell+ and Bio Cell driver, which we ranked as one of the top-5 drivers in our 2014 Gear Trials Driver Test in the categories of Forgiveness-First and Balanced-Performance.

The Bio Cell Pro driver is currently on Cobra’s website for pre-order, and will be in stores on May 1 for $399. It will be available in orange, black and blue, and comes stock with Matrix’s 6Q3 “Red Tie” shaft in R, S and X Flexes. For no upcharge, golfers can also opt for Mitsubishi Rayon’s D+ 72 shaft (S and X Flexes) or True Temper’s Project X PXv 52 shaft in 5.5 (R), 6.0 (S) and 6.5 (X) flexes.

The stock length of the driver is 45 inches, and swing weight hovers between D3 and D5 depending and shaft model and flex.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Bio Cell Pro in our forum.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the Bio Cell Pro in our forum.

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  1. Sheffield

    Jul 13, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Another nice review! Can you provide launch #’s for the Regular vs Pro. Any thoughts on how a lower spin shaft; e.g., the Graf “new” Blue would play in the regular vs pro in terms of spin rate, launch angle and distance?

  2. perisho

    Jul 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I live in a town with 2 PGA Superstores, 3 Golfsmiths, and 2 Golf Galaxy stores. Not to mention the other misc smaller shops. There isn’t a single BioCell Pro in our city. Most shops have never even heard of it.

  3. matthew moxon

    Jun 27, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I just bought this a few days ago and it is an awesome driver but i would just like to say to anyone thinking of trying it, you need a fairly fast swing speed to get the performance it offers. I swing at 115-120 mph and was getting good number (average 2100 spin, 10.3 launch) but a friend of mine hit the bio cell pro and found that it performed poorly for him because his swing speed was to low (around 100-105) and he couldn’t get a high enough launch or spin rate and was losing distance. just so you know.

    • ParHunter

      Jun 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

      I just got fitted for the BioCell pro and I have a clubhead speed of low 90. It all depends on whether you normally hit it high with lots of spin, then this driver is right for you. No matter what speed. If you need help getting it airborn then it probably isn’t a driver for you.

  4. phil thompson

    Jun 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I have this driver with the red tie shaft. It is incredible. Moved from rocketballz tour and I have gained more from this driver than any other change. Very stable. Longer than i25 and sldr during fitting and even better, no one else has one at my club!

  5. Scott Shields

    Jun 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Just ordered one of these babies yesterday. I prefer the open club face, to hit better draws with. This face is hot, my misses (smash factor around 1.40-1.45) still flew. The ones I hit well, were awesome. I had spin around 1750 and launch around 13-14.

    The misses (high negative aoa), OTT move, was were i was shocked, those were essentially heel hits and the spin was only in the mid 2500 or so … it was stupid almost lol. Ordered it in the AD-DI 7x.

    I’m replacing my existing driver, RBZ Stage 2 tour, with Ad-di 6x. Good club, but time to get a better one.

    Plus, black head, with a black shaft … straight beast mode.

  6. evenStephen

    May 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Has anyone hit this yet? How does it perform? What do the numbers look like?

    I was debating about the SLDR 460 and the Cell + last week. I think I want to hit this Cell Pro now.

  7. pdgoblue25

    May 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Love the way this club looks.

  8. Clemson Sucks

    Apr 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Why not offer the grey color head too?

  9. Matt

    Apr 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I am a little discouraged. When Golf WRX had the Q&A with Cobra back on March 23rd, I specifically asked if Rickie Fowler was playing a “Tour” version of the Bio Cell. They basically said he was playing the stock head because his launch conditions were better, along with Jonas Blixt, as you can see here
    I understand Cobra may have been keeping quiet about it until its official release announcement, but I just wanted to know if Rickie was using a different head and they steered around my question. Feel kinda betrayed…

    • Dave

      Apr 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      I’m pissed as well. Just bought the plus last week, and now this comes out? I’m a high launch, high spin guy in need of exactly what the Pro is offering. Very, very frustrating to know that if I had just waited a week, I’d be in much better shape.

      • chris

        May 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm

        I don’t think you’ll see a huge difference in launch and spin between the Pro and the Bio Cell+. The biggest difference is the Pro is 7-10 deg. and the Bio Cell + is 8-11. Also the Pro comes with fade options and the Plus has the draw. I have a Pro and the feel is very similar with the same shaft as the Plus and I have set both the Pro and Plus at 9.5 deg. Hope this helps. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the Plus.

    • Hate Cobra

      May 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Yeah you have to hate on Cobra for not wanting to cannibalize their sales of the BioCell+ driver with the upcoming Pro version. That was very sneaky of them, and not very nice.

  10. nikkyd

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Ha! I just posted last night ” why have they not done a review on the bio cell pro yet”? Ask and you shall receive 🙂

    • RadioActive

      May 13, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Not sure I would call this a “review”

  11. Joel Domen

    Apr 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    “Myfy8” myfly8
    “Lofter lofts” lower lofts

  12. Eric

    Apr 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I hope it’s an improvement over the Amp Cell Pro, as I just went back to my S3 to regain the 20 yards I lost…

  13. Max

    Apr 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Awesome! Love the look of the Bio Cell, hopefully will perform like the + or higher launch lower spin than the +….. can’t wait for some reviews. Will have an itchy trigger finger for this one.

  14. RAT

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Really excited. I want to give it a try asap. I play the ZL model and nothing beats it so far that I’ve tried..

  15. Roberto

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Highly confused how’s this any different than bio cell plus? Aldo comes w same shaft as bio cell plus correct?
    I play bio cell plus, I am a high launch high spin player, and think its a great club and one of the most under rated clubs of 2014. It tops for me all new drivers, up there with sldr (must have proper shaft) and alpha closely after those two. This is all relative as clubs are all personal opinion and how they perform for our own swings.
    Any clarification on this pro vs cell plus would be greatly appreciated

    • Joe

      Apr 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      I think that part of this comes from the tour players, who for the most part, liked the look and feel of the regular Bio Cell over that of the Plus. To me, it seems they are now producing a tour driver that has the look and sound of the regular, with the workability of the Plus.

      I have hit the red tie shaft with the reg driver, and it may be the best of both worlds. This pro driver may be along the same line.

    • RadioActive

      May 13, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Pretty sure the chart sums up the differences pretty well…

    • Chris

      May 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      The biggest difference is the static loft 7-10 (Pro) vs 8-11 (Plus) and the paint jobs due to the multi material on the Plus.

  16. RobN

    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:21 am

    This should be a win for Cobra for those that are intrigued by the Bio Cell +, but not the two-tone color scheme.

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear



Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The new additions feature Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, containing over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, designed to provide maximum stability and traction.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted footwear contain a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in Soleshield in design to offer maximum durability, comfort and energy return. Soleshield is a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole designed to make cleaning off dirt and debris effortless.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Speaking on the new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear, Andrew Lawson, PLM Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted shoes are available in 4 colorways: White-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Black-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Peacoat-Leather Brown-Team Gold and White-Hi-Rise-Team Gold) and come in sizes 7-15.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best Nike driver ever




In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers



In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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