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Cells and bright colors? Maybe you were skeptical of Cobra’s Bio Cell line of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. They looked cool or corny — depending who you asked — but quickly garnered respect as one of the longest, most forgiving products on the market. In our 2014 GolfWRX Gear Trial testing, Bio Cell drivers and fairway woods were winners of both our Forgiveness-First and Balanced-Performance categories.

For 2015, Cobra-Puma stayed with the bright colors for which it’s now recognized, but the company has continued to innovate and improve from an engineering standpoint. Thanks to a Flip Zone Weight System, a Speed Channel that looks like a moat around the club face and center of gravity (CG) that continues to drop lower, the Fly-Z line from Cobra is likely to surpass the performance we saw from the Bio Cell line.

Cobra’s Fly-Z line uses “Zones” — thus the “Z” — instead of cells, which places weight throughout the clubheads more strategically, along with a few other tricks that will separate the Fly-Z from the Bio Cell. And it’s cool, Cobra says, and keeps the ball in the air a long time, which is why the company is calling the line “Fly.”

Cobra Fly-Z+ Driver ($399)

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Some golfers need a driver with a CG that is located in the back of the club head to hit their longest drives. Other golfers need a CG that is more forward for maximum distance. Cobra’s Fly-Z+ driver allows for both with its Flip Zone weighting system.

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The Flip Zone is made up of two weight ports and a 15-gram weight that allows golfers to shift the driver’s CG by 4 millimeters from front to back. By placing the weight in the driver’s front weight port, golfers will lower its center of gravity, which Cobra says lowers spin rate by roughly 400 rpm and raises launch angle by 1-to-1.5 degrees. Placing the Flip Zone weight in the rear weight port will have the opposite effect, and it also makes the driver slightly more forgiving.

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Angle of attack may be affected as well, depending on how the individual player reacts to the weight change.

What’s different from the Bio Cell+? 

  • A Speed Channel
  • Cells vs. Zones
  • A Carbon Fiber Crown and Sole Inserts

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The Speed Channel on Cobra’s Fly-Z drivers is different than the slot technology seen in other companies’ clubs. The Speed Channel is located on the perimeter of the face rather than underneath or on top of the face, which helped Cobra engineers move 2 grams of weight lower in the club head. That increased the size of the drivers’ sweet spot by 18 percent, according to Cobra, leading to as much as 3 more yards on toe hits and 2.5 yards on heel hits.

What’s a “Zone?”

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Zone-weighting allowed Cobra to move more weight lower in the 460-cubic-centimeter clubhead. By doing so, the company picked up ball speed across the face, especially on mishits. The Fly-Z+’s Carbon Fiber crown and sole inserts, which are thinner and stronger than titanium, also helped the company save about 8 grams of weight from the chassis of the club, which was redistributed elsewhere.

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Like green? You got green. Starting March 15 2015, “Verdant Green” will be available at retail — conveniently close to both the Masters and St. Patrick’s Day. The rest of the colors — Black, Blue, Orange, Red and White — will be in stores on Jan. 23, 2015.

Similar to the Bio Cell drivers, the Fly-Z line has Cobra’s MyFly adjustable hosel, but it’s slightly lighter than the previous MyFly8 hosel design. It allows for five loft settings (8.5-to-11.5 degrees) and three draw-biased loft settings (9.0D-to-11.0D). It’s also backwards compatible with the MyFly8 shaft tips.

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MyFly8 works with the company’s SmartPad sole design, which helps keep the clubface relatively square even when you adjust loft/lie settings.

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The stock shaft is Matrix’s VLCT ST (60 grams), but other options include Aldila’s Tour Blue (76 grams), Tour Green (67 grams) and Matrix’s White Tie X4 (53 grams), which are available with no upcharge.

Cobra Fly-Z Driver ($329)

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The Fly-Z driver is designed for golfers who need more forgiveness, which was achieved by lengthening the profile of the all-titanium driver from front to back and adding a “Back CG Zone” with a weight that’s fixed on the rear of its sole. Its low, rearward CG will help most golfers hit longer, straighter drives.

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Just like the Fly-Z+, it comes equipped with Zone Weighting, a Speed Channel, a lighter MyFly hosel and a SmartPad.

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Loft settings for the Fly-Z range from 9-to-12 degrees with three draw settings (9.5D-to-11.5D). Stock shafts for the Fly-Z are 45.5 inches, 0.5 inches longer than the Fly-Z+. The stock shaft is Matrix’s VLCT SP (60 grams), but other options include Aldila’s Tour Blue (76 grams), Tour Green (67 grams) and Matrix’s White Tie X4 (53 grams), which are available with no upcharge.

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The Fly-Z driver is available in Green, Black, Blue, Orange, Red and White and will be in stores on Jan. 23, 2015.

Cobra Fly-Z+ Fairway Woods ($249)

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The Fly-Z+ has a compact head shape that sits slightly open at address. It also has what the company calls Front CG Zone Weighting and Crown Zone Weighting that moves the CG of the club head low and forward. Better players will appreciate the higher launch, lower spin and increased peak ball speed the weighting creates.

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The fairway woods are made from 455 stainless steel and also feature Speed Channels on their faces. The Fly-Z+ has a SmartPad and a MyFly hosel to help golfers gap their fairway wood yardages.

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Available lofts options include a 3/4 wood (12-to-15 degrees and three draw settings: 12D-to-14D) that measures 43 inches and has a swing weight of D3. There’s also a 4/5 wood (16-to-19 degrees and three draw settings: 17D-to-18D) that measures 42.5 inches and a swing weight of D3.

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Both clubs are available in left-and right-handed models, in X, S and R shafts. The stock shaft is a Matrix VLCT ST (70 grams), and Aldila’s Tour Blue (86 grams) and Tour Green (67 grams) are available at no upcharge.

All Fly-Z fairway woods are available in Black, Blue, Orange, Red and White.

Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Woods ($229)

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Cobra’s Fly-Z fairway woods have deeper head profiles and Back CG Zone weighting for more forgiveness. They also sit more square to the target than the Fly-Z+. Due to weight removed from the MyFly hosel, their CG is slightly more centered, away from the heel, than the Bio Cell. They have 465 stainless steel face inserts that are 20 percent larger and 18 percent thinner than the Bio Cell fairway woods’ face inserts.

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According to Cobra, the Fly-Z fairway woods produce 1.2 mph of ball speed more than the Bio Cell, which were one of the top-performing fairway woods in our 2014 Gear Trials fairway wood testing.

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The 3/4 woods have eight different loft settings (13-to-16 degrees and three draw settings: 14D-to-15D) with a 43.5-inch stock shaft (X, S, R, Lite) with a swing weight of D2. The 5/7 wood also comes in eight loft settings (17-to-20 degrees and three draw settings: 17D-to-18D) with a 43-inch stock shaft (X, S, R, Lite) and a swing weight of D2. Both woods come in both right-and left-handed with a Matrix VLCT SP 70 (70 grams) shaft.

Both the Fly-Z and Fly-Z+ fairway woods will be in stores on Jan. 20, 2015.

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrids ($199)

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Compared to the Bio Cell hybrids, Cobra’s Fly-Z hybrids are slightly larger and have a lower, more rearward CG to raise launch and lower spin. They also have Speed Channels in their faces for more forgiveness and ball speed. Like the Fly-Z fairway woods, the CG of the clubs was moved toward the center of the club head to create a more neutral ball flight, rather than a draw bias like the BioCell.

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The hybrids also have MyFly adjustable hosels and SmartPads to help their faces sit squarely regardless of loft setting.

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They’re available in 2/3 (16-to-19 degrees) with a 41.25-inch shaft wand a swingweight of D2.5, 3/4 (19-to-22 degrees) with a 40.5-inch stock shaft with a swingweight of 2.5 and 4/5 (22-to-25 degrees) with a 39.75-inch stock shaft (X, S, R and Lite-Flex) with a swingweight of D2.5. All hybrids are available in both right-and left-handed options and will be in stores on Jan. 20.

Click here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about Cobra’s new Fly-Z line in our forum.

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48 Comments

48 Comments

  1. Payton

    Dec 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    So the Fly Z is higher launch and spin than the Fly Z+? Bothe are 460cc?

  2. SJ

    Jun 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Last two years, I’m intermittently bombing my stock stiff shafted r11, but intermittent doesn’t help when you’re out of the hole. Decided to try the Fly-Z recently. Ball speed / launch etc statistics were all over the place with the R11 on two separate visits to the fitter, Fly-Z had much lower spin and better launch angle, ~20 yard average gain in distance due mainly to a smash average of 1.4. On the course, the bad swings that would normally produce a 25 yard slice now fade about 9-11 yards with the Fly-Z. Fantastic value.

  3. underdog58

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I hit the fly z plus at a demo last week at my course an they had a track man set up. I couldn’t believe how will I was hitting it, I gain almost 26 yds consisted. Launch angle was between 12 and 13 and spin was 2700 with weight in the front. So wow great, so I pulled out my sldr 430 set at 10.5 and it was a very big difference. Lost 25 to 30 yard of carry and spin was 2100 and angle was 12. Seems to me my old driver fell out the air. The bottom line is I order one, its here at the post office, I have to wait till tomorrow and pick it up.

  4. Chad

    Feb 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Just got fitted for a Fly-Z with a Fujikura Speeder Pro 66 stiff shaft. Sweet. 1.52 smash factor….was crushing it. Very happy. Highly recommend trying it if you haven’t. Get fitted!

    • chris

      Mar 27, 2015 at 8:11 am

      1.52 smash factor is almost impossible….very unlikely.

  5. Jeff

    Jan 15, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Why was the launch date pushed back until February?

  6. M

    Nov 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    “By placing the weight in the driver’s front weight port, golfers will lower its center of gravity, which Cobra says lowers spin rate by roughly 400 rpm and raises launch angle by 1-to-1.5 degrees”
    I am pretty sure that moving the weight towards the face will lower launch and spin, and moving the weight away from the face would increase launch and spin.
    Example: The SLDR driver moved the weight towards the face and now says “Loft up” to offset this effect

    • Anna

      Jan 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      wrong. Moving the Weight forward will definitely lower launch and UP spin while moving the weight back will give you a higher launch and LESS spin. Think about it.

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  8. Teaj

    Nov 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    just curious if they have done some testing with turf and dirt getting into the channel on the face of the club, I guess you could clean it out like you would an iron but still. same reason TMag inclosed theirs

  9. marcel

    Nov 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    yeah longer slice or hook is this what average joey needs?

    • Anna

      Jan 12, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Have you noticed the word “Forgiveness”? Maybe you should try it out before ripping it?

  10. Donal

    Nov 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Cobra make very good Drivers but they also make total sh*t houses remember S3 mournfully they make more bad ones than good ones as my ruptured wallet well knows think back 2005 onward oh no not again Cobra

    • ck

      Nov 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Not even close to the same group of people working at Cobra Puma golf now. That’s like saying TMAG isn’t any good now because their stuff was bad in the mid 90’s. At least try it before you rip on it.

  11. Phil

    Nov 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Looks like a bite off the old Ping G30…

  12. jack b nimble

    Nov 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    waiting for July and 199 a club

  13. Jay

    Nov 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    It would be nice if they did launch and spin comparisons to their current line and not just the canned “it’s longer and more forgiving”.

    • Anna

      Jan 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      That’s what they did! Go to the cobra website and you can read a lot of articles on it or mygolfspy.com

  14. Ray

    Nov 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I still play the Cobra Speed LD, 10.5, and can’t find anything better. Have Ping also, but their shaft weighting just feels like a 2X4 to me. To repeat, Nothing like a Cobra. Ditto my 3w Cobra Bio Cell – kills it !

  15. Dennis H

    Nov 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I have had the Bio-Cell irons and Driver silence they came out. I was fitted and hit them better and they felt better than and other club I hit. This is my problem and one that I’m sure others will agree with. I paid full retail for my clubs and within 2 months, Cobra dropped the price of the driver from $299 to $199 and the irons dropped over 30% in price. Cobra almost seems that they don’t believe in their product and cut the price quickly making everyone hesitant to buy them. You would never see Ping drop their price like that. Cobra’s are Great clubs, but they just seem to cheapen themselves

    • Mat

      Nov 7, 2014 at 12:49 am

      You nailed it. Cobra won’t hold its price. You just have to be patient, and you can get them for a steep discount from original MSRP.

      • Chris

        Nov 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        As someone who works in the retail side of things, this kind of thinking is part of why the industry is suffering right now. The whole “I’ll just wait until it goes down in price halfway through the season,” kills these companies. The only reason why they drop prices is because nobody is buying at the full retail anymore, and it’s not just Cobra that does it. Usually the first to drop prices is TaylorMade either with a promotion or permanent markdown. Year to year you don’t see much gain in buying a new driver, so rather than buy one on sale every year why not wait a couple years, set aside the money for it and buy it at full retail to keep these companies from panicking and throwing out a price drop in May.

        • Tony

          Nov 23, 2014 at 11:23 am

          Why don’t the manufacturers reduce the frequency at which they come out with new clubs, say when they have real performance gains to offer? That’s what’s killing the industry.

  16. Robert

    Nov 5, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I agree with the previous commentary on how Cobra has kind of covertly slid under the mainstream radar of really really good and user friendly clubs. Being a club builder / fitter I generally get to try out just about everything that comes to market and I have to say that no company consistently impresses me any more than Cobra. Their marketing to the “younger” crowd may have something to do with their perception, but there is nothing “immature” about their performance. That’s for sure. I personally game a biocell+ driver and have my biocell fairways and hybrids on tap anytime I have a match that really matters. They are point and shoot. Another thing I like is that they don’t have the ultralight feel of alot of current clubs. They feel substantial without being bulky. Feel and sound is as good as anything available IMO. I will definitely be picking up some of these new woods when they hit the stores. And I’m quite sure I will be thoroughly impressed as usual with Cobra products. Good job Cobra.

    …..and get me that Master’s green asap!

  17. Josh

    Nov 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I was recently reading a technical paper by Tom Wishon regarding loft changes with this type of adjustable hosel, and he went on to prove that it was not possible.

    For the driver most people just set it where it feels comfortable and leave it that way, but what does that mean for the fairway woods and hybrids? Has anyone tested w/ trackman, comparing say the 16 degree setting vs. the 19 degree setting on the 2/3 hybrid?

    • Kurt

      Nov 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

      I believe he is measuring the static loft of the head when soled only, which won’t change because you are changing the angle of the shaft into the head with these adjustments. But the dynamic loft when compared to the shaft does change. Which in my opinion is what matters since the dynamic relationship between the shaft and head is what matters when swinging and hitting a ball.

    • Chuck

      Nov 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      I am not sure if Tom Wishon is correct about asserting that Cobra’s hosel adjustability claims can’t be true; but Tom is almost invariably right.

      My question is why would a manufacturer even try to do anything that takes away a consumer’s ability to move the face angle along with loft? My guess is that there are an awful lot of advanced players who are less concerned with actually de-lofting a driver face than they are with a hosel adjustment that allows them to make the driver play more open.

  18. other paul

    Nov 5, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I would switch to cobra irons and woods based on performance. The good looks are a bonus ???? my driver would be tough to beat, it’s pretty much optimized.

  19. tim

    Nov 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I’ve been playing the bio cell 3/4 wood the past few months with a matrix shaft and it’s a beast. If this new offering is actually better…. damn!

  20. Barry S.

    Nov 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I hit a guys Cobra Long Tom at the range yesterday. Unbelievably sweet feeling club and the best looking head of any driver I’ve seen in a long time.

  21. nikkyd

    Nov 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I bet youll take a nice gouge out of a premium ball if you hit a ball right square in the speed groove channel.

    • ChiefKeef

      Nov 4, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      If you’re hitting it that far off center then you have a lot more problems than a mark on a golf ball lol

    • graymulligan

      Nov 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      If you’re somehow bringing the last 8th of an inch on the perimeter of your driver face into play, maybe you shouldn’t be buying premium balls.

  22. Teaj

    Nov 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    For what ever reason, people just overlook Cobra as a premium golf club manufacture. the guys that play them love them, I myself have tested and would have been pleased to play some of their equipment but other manufactures offerings just seem to pull me in a little more. why is that? who knows, and if I can’t figure it out I’m not sure they will be able to, than again thats why they get paid the big bucks so who knows.

  23. Ry

    Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    2 things:
    1- The Fly-Z + is a 460 head? Even the Bio Cell + was a smaller head. Setting up for a smaller Pro model during the middle of 2015 I’m guessing.

    2- What are companies thinking announcing something 2 months before the holidays but saying it won’t come out until a month after the holidays? This driver could have KILLED it for holiday sales for cobra and now they just got killed themselves. I mean everyone wants a new driver for Christmas or Hanakah or whatever they celebrate.

    • Mikec

      Dec 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

      OEMs release in Oct-Nov or in the spring/late winter and those that do the latter will always announce at this time. May seem perverse but it is marketing none the less.

  24. Michal B

    Nov 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Does anyone knows, if there will be any pro version of this driver?

  25. RAT

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I still play the first version of the ZL driver, this might make me up-date but it would have to beat out the ZL..

    • peter ruggles

      Nov 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Tried the ZL, long enough straight enough then tried the ZL Encore, a bit longer, then tried another white Encore; for some reason it’s 15-20 yards longer. I’m not complaining, and I can’t figure out why, as I’ve juggled all combinations of heads and shafts.

    • Payton

      Dec 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Like you, I play an original ZL that I purchased here @ WRX and it”came off the Tour van”. Not sure what they did to it, if anything, but it’s in the bag. Have compared it to many others, including the ZL Encore and it’s tops.

  26. cb

    Nov 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Looks like it is the year of the speed channels

  27. ABNJM

    Nov 4, 2014 at 8:23 am

    I look forward to smashing golf balls with this. I’m still bagging an AMP CELL Pro Driver cause I hit it so well. Love Cobra Drivers.

  28. Jim

    Nov 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Another great looking club from Cobra. But no one seems to mention that Cobra’s hosel adjustment only adjusts one way and therefore the grip will change positions each time you adjust it. Doesn’t work well with grip position, or helper grips. Just a thought. I’m surprised they didn’t use a hosel similar to Titliest’s (I know they’re not business partners anymore).

    • Steve Barry

      Nov 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

      True, it does change the orientation when you change the settings. I personally don’t like this, but everything I’ve read, adding a cog like this adds weight to the adapter. Ping clubs change orientation and I believe Nike’s do too. Callaway’s didn’t used to, but I’m not sure about their latest iteration of it or not.

      I believe it’s just one more reason to get properly fit, even though most on this site (including myself) choose to buy all the latest goodies and just see if we strike lightning.

    • Robert

      Nov 5, 2014 at 11:34 am

      I agree about the ZL. One of the best drivers ever and still a performer.

  29. Johan

    Nov 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Cobra hits the wicket again with their forward-thinking, practical design. The colors are a little garish but who cares? My current Cobra driver kills it!

  30. Jonny B

    Nov 4, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Looks sweet, can’t wait to hit it. I think all the colors are bad business for retailers because they won’t know which to stock, but regardless – if this performs better than the BioCell it is sure to be a good seller.

  31. BC

    Nov 4, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Very, very excited for this product. Quietly, Cobra engineers have been hitting home runs with their metal woods the last few years and it shouldn’t change in 2015

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Bob Parsons has always done things his own way, and just a little bit earlier today he hit send on an Instagram post that debuted a brand new PXG putter—the Blackjack, a high-MOI “winged” design featuring a wrap-around tungsten weight bar to boost forgiveness.

Since that debut earlier today, the putter and all of the details surrounding it are now live at PXG.com

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Technology

  • Optimized face pattern – Like with previous PXG putters, the pyramid face pattern optimizes the ball speed across the putter face by reducing speed on center strikes while also retaining speed towards the heel and toe, all providing a soft feel. The face ensures consistency in all parameters that affect roll including; initial ball velocity, launch angle, spin rate, and skid.
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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915 Fd (18 degrees @18.75, C3 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM7 (46-10F @47.5, 52-12F @52.5), Vokey SM8 (56-14F @57), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (60T @ 60.5)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (46), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 (52-60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5 Tour Prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees @8.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees @14.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi D+ Limited 80 TX

5-wood: Cobra SpeedZone Tour (17.5 degrees @16.5)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4) TaylorMade P7MC (5) TaylorMade P730 (6-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Raw (50-12F, 56-08M, 60-06K)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Putter: Axis1 Rose Proto

Grips: Lamkin Rose Custom

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 ‘19 (Gold #99)

 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about TaylorMade’s P770 irons

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In our forums, our members have been discussing TaylorMade’s all-new P770 irons. WRXer ‘texcrom’ has had his set delivered and tested the irons out on the course, and here are his thoughts on the new clubs:

“Looks – Best looking iron I have ever put in my bag. At address, just a great looking club, minimal offset, relatively thin top line. 

Feel – Surprisingly soft feel. I expected harder, with more of a click. As soft as my MP20 MMC’s but in a different way. Just soft, which I found very, very pleasing!

Forgiveness – Very pleased here, as a couple of shots that I felt like I missed ended up not off by much! This is why I bought these…my concession to loss of skills through aging, and wanted more forgiveness with a players club look and feel. Got it!

Distance – Initially seemed shorter than my Mizuno’s, and I was surprised. Turned out it was a result of 3 weeks off, and a temperature of 59 degrees at tee time. High flight, and distance in line with Mizuno’s (at almost 65 years old, life is a 150 yard 7 iron).

Dispersion – Excellent, but be aware these irons are straight! Back nine, I managed a couple of very slight fades, but these are pretty much aim and shoot. 

Turf interaction – This was the best surprise of the day. My Mizuno’s typically cut a pretty deep divot and an all too frequent heavy shot. The P770’s were smooth through the turf, and even in my first round with them, I did not miss an iron shot. Great through the turf! Very pleased!!!

Very pleased with these!! Playing again Monday, and will know more after second round!”

Our members have been discussing the irons with some sharing their early experiences with the clubs in our forums.

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.

  • Hougz79: “Had another round with the 770s. Played my home course which (for me) is quite challenging. Fired a +6 78. Better performance than my i210s. The turf interaction is far superior for my swing. This course requires the whole bag to be hit, so tested the mid and long irons a bit. Very pleased. Very satisfied with these thus far. I think TM has a winner on their hands.”
  • ASN21: “Came to these from the OG P790’s and haven’t missed a beat. They simply check all the boxes. Can’t wait to use them again on Friday.”
  • gwelfgulfer: “If I do end up changing irons over the winter, these will get serious consideration. Was impressed with just trying a 7i quickly at a driver fitting, and have always loved the look of the ’05 TP CB’s.”
  • tdelam: “Got mine today, and I came to this section to see if the feeling of love is mutual with fellow WRXr’s. My god, what a beautiful set of irons. The feeling of these are so nice. I am coming from P790 (2019’s) custom-built from TM with DG S300, PXG 0311T gen 2, and Mizuno MP 20 SEL’s. I went with KBS Tour S 120’s in the P770’s, very glad I did. I was very very surprised with the forgiveness of these as well. Sold my P790’s quickly. I think the TM’s win; Now to sell the other 2 sets (leftys).”

Entire Thread: “TaylorMade’s new P770 irons”

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