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Forum Thread of the Day: “GolfWRXers test out the new Wilson Cortex”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from StogiesNotBogies, who after getting the chance to try out the new Wilson Cortex, gave his feedback on the “Driver vs. Driver 2” winning club to fellow GolfWRX members. The club, according to StogiesNotBogies, lives up to the hype.

“I have to say, I’m really impressed. My swing speed with this driver was about five mph faster with the blue shaft configuration, And I was hitting it on average about 10 yards further than my G400. Overall, dispersion was better with the G400, but it was a very close competition. Wilson has impressed me with this one. Definitely worth trying out if any of you have a chance.”

StogiesNotBogies isn’t the only member on our forums to have tried out the new driver, with others praising the new addition from Wilson.

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.

  • RichieHunt: “I saw the Cortex today at the PGA SS.  The sole looks excellent, and it has that ‘shelf appeal.’  Putting it down it looks fine to me.  It does look a little smaller, like a 440cc head, but I could be wrong.  Sometimes certain clubs look bigger than others even though they are the same size head. It didn’t feel too light to me.  Of course, I play a Callaway Rogue SZ, and that head is only 188 grams.  It’s night and day better than the Triton.  I’m probably going to end up getting a G400 Max pretty soon, but had this been around when I was looking for a low spinning head last March, I’d definitely consider it.”
  • hd.softail: “Hit the Cortex this weekend. This driver is the real deal in every way except the price. And I only say that because Wilson is the name on the driver and like others have mentioned, resale is not going to be that of the other big dogs. That said, if you did a blind test, the Cortex would hang with any of them.”
  • Gunner22: “Hit it today. Solid but nothing exceedingly impressive. For sure better than their offering last year. I don’t think it is close to the G400 Max or the new T3. Regardless, felt solid and not gimmicky.”

Entire Thread: “GolfWRXers test out the new Wilson Cortex.”

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Waterville

    Jan 22, 2019 at 7:00 am

    For trying 4 players (between 10 and 15 handicap), the Driver CORTEX 9 ° this weekend on 36 holes with the Ping G400 Max 10.5 °, Callaway Epic 10 ° and Taylormade 2 9.5 ° , we have a very positive feedback from Wilson’s CORTEX Driver (It’s winter at home and the grounds are greasy and muddy).
    In terms of distance, the Cortex was like the others to a little longer, but the most impressive was the tolerance of the CORTEX driver, almost no dispersion to the right and very little left. While with our usual drivers, this represented our most common problems. Note that the CORTEX shaft was 1/2 inch shorter than the other 4 drivers. With the Fujikura Atmos TOUR 6 Stiff shaft, the CORTEX Driver seems to be very well balanced and you get a real feeling that the club head increases the speed of the ball as it exits. The 3 out of 4 drivers were in NEUTRAL position for their settings, since the G400 Max does not allow this kind of adjustment. Of the 36 holes, the CORTEX Driver was played 75 times over 100 times at the practice.
    We leave this testimony without any commercial purpose, just to inform that Wilson’s CORTEX 9 ° Driver is easy to play, very efficient and very tolerant with the Fujikura Atmos Tour 6 Stiff Shaft. We leave this testimony without any commercial purpose, just to inform that the Wilson CORTEX 9 ° Driver is easy to play, very powerful and very tolerant with the Fujikura Atmos Tour 6 Stiff Shaft. We have enough distance to the Drive and we want to get the tolerance to hit more fairways to lower our handicap below 10. Of the 4 players present in this test of “amateur player”, 2 have ordered this driver immediately in its configuration of the day. Good golf to you and happy new year 2019.

  2. Connor Jones

    Nov 21, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Got to see the driver in person the other day but didn’t test it due to the shaft offerings at my local golf store. Looks wise to me it is great. Sort of a mix of the Titleist D3, Rogue and or M series in my opinion. When I get a shaft worth testing for me I will give it a go. I think the price tag is going to turn people away due to Wilson’s reputation

  3. Simms

    Nov 20, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Funny how much coverage Wilson is getting on this driver….little money being spent of that $499 price tag…also a lot of sits that are so called sits that cannot be bought are saying good things about this “Made for TV driver” If Wilson was so sure they got the “Made For TV” driver right this time maybe they should by back the last one that was a total waste…

  4. ogo

    Nov 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    “Cortex” is also the trademark name used on Babolat tennis rackets. It’s a shock absorbing feature in the racket handle. Maybe Wilson have taken the same name to suggest the driver is good for off-center hits.

  5. Tom

    Nov 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Is it true the women’s version is named “Cotex”?

  6. ogo

    Nov 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    The adjustable toe weight is labelled “NEUTRAL”, while heel weight is “DRAW”. The sliding weight is presumably for CofG adjustment. Where is the “FADE” adjustment weight and what does “NEUTRAL” mean? … Not that it matters as long as it “FEELS” good.

    • Scheiss

      Nov 21, 2018 at 2:38 am

      Don’t worry your little head if you don’t understand how the driver works :-p

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Masters fashion commentary”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from manku who opened the forum for a discussion on the best and worst of fashion exhibited at the 2019 Masters. Our members discuss the good, the bad and the ugly on show at last week’s opening major of the year, with some items, such as Adam Scott’s pleated pants, dividing opinion.

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.

  • alecfeltman: ” Adams pants worry me. Go back to the tailored slim version. He was dressing like a king until the masters. Rory looks great. Good fit and style. I’m a fan. I don’t understand the new cotton shirts from Nike. Jason Day on Thursday was odd, Friday he did good. TW – I’m a fan this week. I still don’t get why Patrick Reed is sponsored by Nike? That guy needs to wear some brand like Loudmouth. Koepka loves those crazy hats – I dig it. What is the connection between Nike “Snake Pack” and Augusta? I don’t see it. Can someone explain?”
  • elpadidji: “Went here after I saw Adam Scott, thought he looked super good. Got some Arnold Palmer vibes from him.”
  • hardcalier: “Kind of a bad week for fashion in my opinion. Adam Scott’s pants were super baggy like 3 out of 4 days. Tiger looked like he dusted off his wardrobe from 15 years ago. Fortunately, his game from 15 years ago came with it. Adidas stuff is pretty plain, never looks great but never looks awful either. Jason Day looks a little heavy in plaid. Koepka’s print hats were terrible.”
  • Yanki01: “Adam Scott who usually keeps it simple and clean looked hideous. Same for Jason Day and the yellow pants. Not sure if it was the old school look he was going for, but the AM shoes didn’t flow well. Some classic shoes maybe would have helped with some trimmed pants. Justin Thomas was best dressed and usually always is.”

Entire Thread: “Masters fashion commentary”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from OBbogey5 who has divided our members with his question concerning which Masters was best between the 1986 event and last week’s championship. Our members share their views with some compelling reasons included behind their argument either way.

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.

  • RobotDoctor: “To me, the ’86 Masters is the best ever being how Nicklaus stormed back and shot 30 on the back 9 taking out Norman, Ballesteros and Kite. Nicklaus wasn’t playing well and was labeled as too old. With Woods, he has overcome health issues, personal issues and self-doubt. Maybe my sentiment with ’86 is my admiration for Nicklaus. Maybe the 2019 Masters is the most incredible. I need time to digest what just happened in the grand scheme of things.”
  • DLBTide7: “Today was the better Masters for me, personally. To come back from the depths of darkness that once surrounded Tiger is an amazing accomplishment.”
  • BearQ: “Tiger for me. Something to consider… Factor in the worldwide media blitz Tiger deals with in 2019. The added substantial pressure because the overall viewing audience is 100x bigger. If he lost it somehow it would be magnified MUCH more than a Jack L. Even with the bad health and other issues he’s overcome, a 2nd today and he would get RIPPED by many of the jack fans (not all of them). Dudes whole life was destroyed not long ago in every regard. Outside of Jack being older and playing amazing out of the blue, in ’86 he simply wasn’t dealing with the motherload of hate/pressure and several other factors that Tiger wakes up to. A writer or two writing Jack off pre ’86 is childs play compared to the criticism of TW. I’ve written this before, today and again. It’s the biggest day in golf history to me all things considered. There has never been a day more people have known who won a golf tournament. IT’S EVERYWHERE!”
  • RobertBaron: “86 also has the iconic “Yes sir!” call coupled with the great image of Nicklaus walking his putt down with the putter raised. I was watching 19 while working so I definitely missed stuff on Sunday but it seems to me there really wasn’t an iconic call during the broadcast nor was there an iconic Tiger moment during play like a huge fist pump or some crazy shot he pulled off. So advantage 86 in that category.”

Entire Thread: “Which was better: The 1986 or 2019 Masters?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from msupel, who asked fellow members if they were to make any changes to Augusta National, what would they be? Our members give their view, with some suggestion subtle changes, and others entirely satisfied with the course just the way it is.

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.

  • King_Slender: “They could move the bunker on 8 – that’s essentially what they did with the bunkers on 5, moving them back like 15-20 yards when they moved the tee back, so they were in the same landing area. I think it’s fine where it is – one of the beauties of Augusta is that all the Par 5’s can be hit in 2 by 95% of the field if you hit the fairway.”
  • AmazinBlue: “I think they need to move the 13th green and the tributary to Rae’s Creek back about 45 yards and the tee back about 25 yards. Since moving the green and the creek is nearly impossible, They should back the tee up about 70 yards and move it to the left. The hole has become ridiculously easy. Everyone that lands their tee shot on grass can get there in 2. It is supposed to be a risk/reward hole.”
  • pmadden86: “The changes they made to #5 were brilliant, I saw some guys hitting woods and 4 irons into that green when they flared their tee shot right. 13 and 15 – DO NOT CHANGE! Both are brilliant risk-reward holes just the way they are. Only change I’d like to see is 17th being driveable; it’s very meh since the tree came down.”
  • MilkyButterCuts: “There should be no rough what so ever. That’s how the course is meant to be played.”

Entire Thread: “What changes would you like made at Augusta National?”

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