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First look: Cobra Baffler Hybrid Iron Combo Set

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Cobra Golf is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the release of its Baffler Hybrid Iron Combo set. Released in 1975, the original Baffler was golf’s first modern utility wood. The Baffler Hybrid Iron Combo targets the super game improvement crowd, aimed at players that are looking for easy to hit hybrids and irons that deliver maximum forgiveness, higher launch and improved distance.

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Hybrids 3 through 7 are available with lightweight graphite shafts, while irons are available with either lightweight graphite or steel in 4 iron through Sand Wedge. Stock sets come with three hybrids that replace the 4 iron, 5 iron and 6 iron, as well as (non-hybrid) 7 iron through Gap Wedge.

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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  1. Rich

    Jun 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I brought these 2 months ago and they do everything as advertised! They might not look like the pros clubs but than neither does my swing! These clubs make the game easier and much more enjoyable! And if a golf snob has a problem with how my clubs look than its their problem, frankly I couldn’t care less what they think!! In addition their game is most likely no better than mine, snobs who needs them anyway!!!

    • Boomrang

      Jun 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Rich, I am with you on this. Unless you are a jock with single digit handicap, there is no point in using hard to hit clubs. I am 73 and play to a 14 handicap and I am looking at these Cobra irons.

    • mike

      Dec 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      I found these on sale for $175 3h,4h 5-SW. Perfect clubs! Ive dropped a few strokes each round and im now getting my “birdie” (actual par) on each hole. Ive only been golfing 2 years this coming January. I recommend these for the weekend golfer who is serious about getting serious eventually, but doesnt have a Pros budget.

  2. jock

    Sep 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

    This is what I’ve been looking for. I’ll be first in line when they go on the market in my neck of the woods.

  3. Jacque Nickelarz

    Sep 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Forget about the look — that is in the eye of the beholder. I just hit these and they are really good. I have placed an order.

  4. Lion Tamer

    Sep 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I really like the look of these. Made to make the game a bit easier and more fun. All the blade-lovers can stick with theirs…I’m not good enough to handle them. But I’ll be buying these.

  5. hugh jarz

    Sep 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    These will be fantastic – can’t wait to buy a set. I’ve tried similar years earlier in Japan and they were so much fun to play.

  6. jgpl

    Sep 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I have never seen anything so monstrous in my life

    Absolutely dreadful!

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SPOTTED: New Callaway Forged irons… Apex or Legacy?

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Photos of a new Callaway Forged iron popped up in our GolfWRX Forums, and our members are trying to figure out whether they’re going to be replacements for Apex Pro irons, or whether they’re an update on the Legacy series. They could also be X-Forged irons, but since Callaway recently came out with new X-Forged irons, that would be unlikely.

Here’s what GolfWRX Members are saying:

  • elwhippy: A new Legacy iron? Looks a bit Japanese shaped. 
  • mattTHEkatt: Like an X-Forged/Legacy Black mashup. They look powerful. 
  • DTown3011: …gotta be the next Apex!
  • J13: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • mgholda: Pics look like a newer legacy black.
  • TheMoneyShot: I thought Cally was going to phase out the Apex name after they released the MBs?
  • john443: A larger cavity in these then the X- Forged… competitor to the 750 and AP3 maybe? …or Legacy Black finally brought to retail…hallelujah. CF16 replacement???!
  • Equipto: These look very sharp, and like thumpers. I don’t care if they are a Legacy Black or Apex replacement, call them whatever… i’ll try them 
  • mrmikeac: Next gen Callaway Apex Legacy? Hmmmm…..
  • Brizam: The Legacy Black might be the best players cavity back ever made.  If they were to become available they’d move straight to the top of the list of clubs to buy for me. 
  • Jourdan M: This is the Apex Pro 

Here are photos of the new Callaway irons we spotted

Previous Apex Pro irons

Previous Legacy irons

Which one do you think the new iron looks like? 

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Wilson’s new FG Tour V6 RAW irons (yes, they will rust)

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Wilson came out with its FG Tour V6 irons in 2016, but these new Raw versions have a different look… and with time, they’ll have a VERY different look.

The new FG Tour V6 Raw irons have an unplated finish, and they’re designed to “develop a unique patina based on age, exposure and use over time,” according to Wilson. This gives each iron a unique look, and one that’s far from the clean cut original FG Tour release that had a chrome finish (which won’t rust).

In addition to the rusting effect, the irons are different because they have a copper badge in the cavity that will eventually match the color of the golf club over time. Here’s a graphic mock-up of how the Raw irons may look overtime.

Like the original releases, the irons have tungsten weights and mass behind the impact area for a “forged feel” and “improved feedback,” according to the company.

The FG Tour V6 Raw irons are a custom option on Wilson.com, and are available through Wilson’s premium partner accounts as of today, Tuesday, June 19. According to Wilson, the Raw irons “are a very limited production run,” so only a certain amount of sets will even be built.

 

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Chief Engineer Chris Voshall on Mizuno’s approach to the Tour and some of the most insightful pros

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Mizuno’s Chief Engineer Chris Voshall chatted with Johnny Wunder on the latest episode of the Gear Dive.

Voshall offers innumerable interesting anecdotes–particularly interesting is the development of the JPX 900 iron for Brooks Koepka and Voshall’s discussion of his work with other Tour talents.

In the excerpt below, however, Voshall discusses Mizuno’s approach to Tour players and further, whose feedback has proven particularly valuable.

“We’re not making them something special. If they’re coming to us, it’s because the product is that good…They come to us instead of us having to go to them…that’s one of the really exciting things.”

Voshall indicated that players on Tour play essentially the same Mizuno products that are available at retail.

“If the Tour van is out of inventory, they can reach out to us…and we’ll get them more heads. There’s nothing unique about what they’re playing, which I think speaks to the customer…you can almost not trust marketing around the whole world these days, but for us to say ‘there’s nothing different’…that’s something we really hang our hat on.”

With respect to excellent testers on Tour, Voshall sang Luke Donald’s praises, as well as Jhonny Vegas and Brian Gay.

“I love working with Luke. Luke, especially when you’re talking irons…turf interaction, that’s the thing he’s looking for. So with Luke, you’ve really got to speak to him about how it feels, how it enter, how it exits [the turf] and how that’s causing the ball to launch. You could give him the exact same head with a slightly different sole grind, and he will love or hate one versus the other. He’s really cool to work with on that front.”

“Jhonny Vegas…he’s raw power. He goes at it. He wants to slam the club into the ground as hard as he can and see where it goes. He very much on the opposite end of the spectrum as Luke, who’s very much an artist out there, trying to work it, trying to do different things.”

“One of my favorite guys to work with, even though he’s not on staff anymore, is Brian Gay. He knows his game. He knows equipment. Speaking to the fact that he’s been out on Tour as long as he has and has the wins he has with the length he hits the ball, it shows that he does not miss a shot. And he knows everything…when he makes a comment on a club, that’s the one that I take most serious.”

For the rest of Voshall’s insights and perspective, give the full podcast a listen below.

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