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Okay, full disclosure:  I’ve been a Cobra driver lover/follower/devotee since I’ve been playing golf.  They are one of the few companies that have ample lefty samples at every demo day that I’ve ever been to (yes, that means I am a lefty).  

Heck, they even have women’s and senior flex lefty clubs at even smaller events.  I used to think I would try a different brand when my game improved and I graduated to the men’s R flex in my clubs but I continue to stick with the Cobra brand.  Now that I revealed my “bias” I can move on… 

Recently on Tour and with a few select reps a new Cobra driver, the ZL or Zero Limit, has been spotted.  When the first picture showed up on the GolfWRX forums a member promptly replied, “My L4V just got scared”, but not everyone had nice things to say.  “Looks good from address but ugly as can be on the sole and I hope it performs well since the L5 was trash”, quipped another.  Generally speaking, a new driver with a new look always seems to have comments like, “Oh sure. The posts come out on this AFTER I have an 8.5* S9-1 Pro D with BB x-stiff on the way. It’s just not right man.”  I know how this member feels!

So but what do we really know so far?  “Looks almost identical to the L5V with a different paint scheme”, is what one member thought and another chimed in with, “that’s what I said but the rep assured me it was less composite and more titanium with a better feel and sound.”  Ah yes, that Cobra sound.  When you’re out on the driving range you can always hear the person that’s hitting the Cobra driver.  Each one seems to have that distinctive signature that is somewhere between a “whack” and a loud “ting”. 

Much of the early buzz for those who haven’t seen this driver in person are hopes that it is a better performer than the L5V.  One “insider” claims, “SERIOUSLY … This is a first of its kind from the COBRA crew. Throw out anything you used to think – sound – look – feel. The ball speed is BIG – set up is of a whole new philosophy – NO DIMPLES! – first time ever for COBRA …and a 3-way adjustable hosel – open/neutral/closed – It’s a whole new direction for them … and it ROCKS ! … EXTREMELY long – EASY to work – very tunable…it’s the whole 9 yards.  As I was told – which I now believe …."It will be your next driver". For you guys that don’t like the big COBRA sound …BOY – Are you in for a surprise.” 

So what will this new driver really be?  Some say the distinct sound will be gone.  Will it sound different?  Will it really be adjustable three ways?  What does it really replace?  No dimples now?  Only time will tell.  In the meantime, read all of the buzz and speculation on the GolfWRX forums here: 

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=290533&st=80

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos of Sergio Garcia’s Ryder Cup-themed Odyssey Toulon Atlanta putter

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Sergio Garcia, who was given a controversial captain’s pick to play in the 2018 Ryder Cup next week in France, is playing in the Portugal Masters this week using a new, custom Odyssey Toulon Atlanta putter with European team colors. The putter has Euro-themed yellow, blue and white paint fills on the sole and back of the head, and stars that represent the European flag on the side.

Using the putter, Sergio’s off to a hot start at the Portugal Masters, played at Victoria Clube de Golfe, shooting a round of 5-under to put him at T6. He discusses the custom Toulon putter here:

Familiar with the style of putter, Sergio used a Odyssey Toulon Atlanta model to win on the European Tour last year, and has used several different Toulon models throughout 2018. The Atlanta model in particular is characterized by Odyssey as a mid-sized mallet that’s “fully milled with a multi-material aluminum sole plate and short-slant hosel.” It also has Toulon’s familiar diamond face milling.

To learn more about diamond face milling and Sean Toulon himself, check out our recent TG2 podcast with him below.

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10 of the best 2018 Ryder Cup souvenirs

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Yesterday, we took a look at 10 of the best historical Ryder Cup-themed apparel and memorabilia finds. Now it’s time to focus solely on this year’s event and see what goodies you can get your hands on before the action gets underway from Le Golf National. Here are ten 2018 Ryder Cup products available that we think you’ll like.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt Rangefinder

Earlier this month we found out that Bushnell rangefinders are the preferred choice of GolfWRX members. Well, now you can get your hands on this Ryder Cup-themed Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt Rangefinder. Although it doesn’t say so, the Rangefinder does look quite European in its colors. You can take a closer look at it here.

2018 Ryder Cup Set of Two 18.5 oz All-Purpose Wine Glasses

 

It’s only right to showcase these Ryder Cup-themed wine glasses, as, after all, we are in France. Keep the beer in the fridge and open up a nice bottle of Bordeaux and chill out and enjoy the three days of drama unfold from Le Golf National. Available here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup FootJoy SciFlex Golf Glove

One of the simplest and cheapest ways to grab a 2018 Ryder Cup souvenir that you should get a lot of use out of, this FootJoy Golf Glove features the official 2018 Ryder Cup logo and is available to purchase here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup USA Fanwear Pique Polo – Navy

We covered just what the U.S. team will be wearing over the three days of action at Le Golf National here. The feedback on the outfits was a little mixed, however, if like me you appreciated the minimalist style of the matchday shirts then this pique polo shirt will interest you. Another plus about this classy polo is that it’s almost half the price of the official match polos, check it out in more detail here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Nike Energy Pack T-Shirt

Just a big fan of the Ryder Cup and don’t want a product that appears too partisan? This Nike Ryder Cup T-Shirt is a cool way of showing your love for the event, and it comes in a color choice of carbon, white or blue. Check them out here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe Pom Pom Headcover Set of 3 (D R F) – Navy Stars

 

This Team Europe Pom Pom Headcover set is a winner. Enough said. Check them out here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup US Team Driver Cover

As with the European Headcovers, this Team USA leather Driver cover is beautiful, with impressive detail featuring the USA Ryder Cup logo and a ’12 Strong’ detail at the back of the head cover. Take a look at it here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Leatherette Tote Bag

A 2018 French Tricolour Ryder Cup bag featuring the official tournament crest and wording. A cool way to celebrate the first Ryder Cup ever to be held in France. Available here.

The 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe Beanie – Royal/Yellow/White (Match Day)

These Team Europe Beanies look snug. Useful for showing your colors for next week’s event, and they’ll get plenty of use with winter closing in on us. Check them out here.

Ryder Cup Trophy Urn

A must for all golf fans. Well, maybe not. But Ryder Cup fanatics may still be interested in these Ryder Cup-themed urns described as “A perfect send off for a golf-loving friend or family member”. I’ll let you make up your own mind on these.

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Titleist releases new Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind

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The Vokey SM7 L Grind proved to be a welcome addition for those golfers who were looking to excel around the greens on firm conditions. The enhanced heel, toe and trailing edge grind provided the lowest bounce option available from Titleist upon its release.

Now, Titleist has announced the release of their new Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind. Just like the L Grind, the latest release from Titleist is a low-bounce option designed for players with a shallow attack angle playing in firm conditions, however, the new T Grind’s dual-bounce sole allows the wedge to sit closer to the ground, making it easier to get the leading edge under the ball and promoting lift. According to Titleist, the dual bounce sole creates a narrow, forward bounce which helps to provide a gliding sensation.

The new Vokey T Grind proved a popular choice at the Open Championship earlier this year, where the conditions were firm and fast. Charley Hoffman and Cameron Smith were just two of the PGA Tour professionals who decided to put the T Grind into their bag for the test at Carnoustie, and Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill explained just why it is such a great option to have on firm golf courses:

“When we arrived at Carnoustie and saw how firm and fast the course was playing, it was clear that the T Grind was going to be a great option. Bob crafted the T Grind to have low bounce that can be easily manipulated while keeping the leading edge close to the turf. It really excels when faced with those hard, unforgiving lies.”

The limited edition 60-degree T Grind features a brand new, ultra-premium Slate Blue finish, and those who desire can even get their T Grind customized. Customers will have the option to avail of Titleist’s personalized stamping of up to 10 characters and in one of 12 paintfill colors.

The Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60-degree T Grind is available now through Wedgeworks at Vokey.com or by custom order, starting at $250.

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