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Forum Thread of the Day: “Cobra King F9 Driver Review”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from QuigleyDU, who on our forums, submitted his detailed review of his experience trying out Cobra’s new F9 driver. We’re approaching the period where plenty of new drivers are soon to hit the market, and in QuigleyDU’s review, he speaks very highly of the new addition from Cobra.

“I was getting very good numbers. I don’t know if all the aerodynamic stuff makes a difference. This has been done a few times, Adams did it, Wilson did it etc. etc. I have not been able to measure improvement due to this. All I can say is that it is not sub-par. I have a launch monitor pic that will be posted. I did not ever get the numbers out of the f8 that I get with this driver. I do not even try adjusting the weights. So I could have even gotten better numbers. I also tried it with the HZRDUS Smoke 65 gram 6.5 shaft. It appears that there are going to be a lot of shafts offered with this driver.”

As well as the performance, QuigleyDU also discusses the look and feel of the club, describing the driver as having “a higher pitch and a bit more of a harsh sound than the muted sound most go for, but that is classic Cobra.”, While he also believes that it’s an excellent choice for those in the market for a new driver, stating that the club is “an upgrade for anyone swinging the f8. You will not be disappointed. Also, a great driver to look at if you are going to be in the market next year.”

For the full review, photos and discussion make sure to check out the entire thread here.

 

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  1. Tom

    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:22 am

    “Longest driver I ever hit!”- Uncle Rico

  2. Tom

    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:18 am

    WOW! I HIT THIS DRIVER 200 YARDS FARTHER IN THE AIR!

  3. Tom

    Dec 27, 2018 at 2:16 am

    I hit this driver 200 yards farther in the air than any other club I have hit (USGA approved too). Buy 10 and keep them in a vault… sell them for millions!

  4. Dan

    Dec 25, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I got a chance to test the F9 driver, fairway, and irons last month on a Trackman due to where I work( not sure if I should mention so I won’t) and was very impressed comparing it to all my Epic/Rogue sticks. Yes @smz there is no draw/fade weight option, but as you know face angle changes with loft adjustments. So what they’ve done is offer 3 different heads 9/10.5/12 deg. The 9 is the tour model and naturally fade biased, the 10.5 slightly draw and 12 is the draw head. The loft adjustments allow the different heads to overlap, meaning the 9 set to 10.5 is more fade biased than the 10.5 head, and the 12 set to 10.5 is the most draw biased. So there are options just not with weights. They forgo the weights they had in the F6-F8 to offer super high MOI (speedbacl tech)and to make it the most aerodynamic of any driver. They were very honest in telling us where they were lacking performance in previous models against other brands and addressing those problems. Outside of that I’d put them #3 behind Callaway and Taylormade. The new Titleist and Ping stuff blows in comparison. I was only a couple mph behind my Epic at 170+ ball speed so I try to be honest in selling products to my customers. Definitely a major step foward for a historically second tier major brand.

    • abe

      Dec 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      But there is the marketing mental trickery if your bulbous driver has fade and draw adjustment weights.. particularly if you slice and have a low clubhead speed. Maybe the F10 will revert to compensating heel-toe weight adjustment.

    • Daryl

      Dec 27, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      “the 12 set to 10.5 is the most draw biased.” – when you de-loft an adjustable wood via an adjustable hosel, you actually open the face, making it less draw biased than at the std. loft. Which Dick’s sporting goods do you work at?

    • abe

      Dec 27, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      I wonder how they design all that power and speed into the F9 titanium driver head… since they are all fabricated in China. Maybe they inject some moo goo guy pan magic into the metallurgy.

    • Milton Taylor

      Dec 28, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Dude this is a very good reply and no bulls+%t I appreciate it. I’ve been trying to find anything, anyone, to compare the F9 to the Callaway, Taylormade, and the TS3 (TS3 which I was thinking about gaming this year) but I really like the look of the F9 and I had the F8 very straight and long. Rick Shiels, and the boys must be on restriction from even mentioning this club because they have not. Thank you for putting this information out there. You help put the stamp of approval on what I’m purchasing.

  5. smz

    Dec 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    WHAT??!!! No weight adjustment for Fade and Draw? How will all the gearheads defeat their banana slices if they can’t shove all the weight to the heel of the F9 toy driver?

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Puma launches new X Collection that Rickie Fowler will debut at this week’s Open Championship

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Puma Golf has launched its new X Collection which is inspired in part by the celebration of Rickie Fowler’s 10-year partnership with the company. Fowler will debut the collection this week at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

The collection features traditional fabrics and patterns of the British Isles, incorporating houndstooth detailing and a navy, green and white color palette that pays homage to the region where golf was born.

“Rickie’s style has evolved over the years, starting various fashionable trends in on course wear by blending influences from streetwear and modern fashion. Today, his style reflects both a maturation in his game and personal confidence, and the X Collection was designed to reflect that transition in an elegant way.” – Grant Knudson, Head of Product Creation, Puma.

Puma X Collection

Causeway Jacket – $140

Featuring an antiqued zipper, button closure, hand pockets and a traditional houndstooth pattern, the Causeway Jacket is both water and wind-resistant and comes in a peacoat colorway.

Antrim Pant – $110

The Antrim Pant features a polyester-wool blend fabric and subtle houndstooth pattern, while the waistband contains a hook and bar closure. The pant is designed to wear both on and off the course and is available in a peacoat colorway.

Donegal Polo – $85

Designed with a longer four-button placket and a front chest pocket that features a discoverable houndstooth accent pattern on the inside that matches the interior of the neck. The Donegal is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat colorways.

Skerries Polo – $85

Containing a deconstructed houndstooth pattern throughout the body of the shirt, the Skerries utilizes a premium, moisture-wicking, technical fabric with a rib-knit collar, and is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat hues.

Dunluce ¼ Zip Pullover – $120

Featuring a premium pima cotton cashmere blend fabric, the Dunluce contains an antiqued zipper, a contrast green tipping on the collar, ribbed cuffs and comes in peacoat-Irish green or quiet shade-Irish green.

P 110 X Cap – $30

The P 110 X Cap features a raised leather P logo to complement the moisture-wicking sweatband and slight curve brim and is available in both peacoat and white shade bodies each with a brown leather P detailing.

IGNITE PROADAPT X Shoes – $220

Containing all of the benefits included in the brand’s original IGNITE PROADAPT shoes, the X version comes in a peacoat body with Irish green and bright white colors.

All of Puma’s X Collection is available now to purchase at Pumagolf.com as well as select retailers.

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WRX Spotted: Mizuno MP-20 irons, T20 wedge on USGA Conforming list

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Thanks to WRX Member mrmikeac, we have some photos that confirm the new Mizuno line will, in fact, be the MP20, along with a new T-Series wedge: the T20.

We don’t have details from Mizuno yet beyond the pictures from the USGA’s site, but there appear to be four different models of irons including an SEL (something, something, lefty?) set which is good news for you southpaws.

There has been lots of discussion so far in the forums, along with a speculation piece written by or own Ryan Barath (One Post Many Questions – New Mizuno Speculation).

The models are

MP20 (Blade) 

MP20 MMC (Multi-Material Cavity)

MP20 HMB

Speculated to be Hot Metal Blade thanks to the Chromoloy on the hosel, there are two versions on the USGA list, which could also mean a blended set with solid forged irons in the shorter clubs.

MP20 SEL

T20 wedge

We’re going to have to wait until confirmation from Mizuno to get all the details but join in the discussion in the GolfWRX forums.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from GarhawlR who is on the hunt for a new set of irons and is looking for suggestions on how to get the best bang for his buck with a budget of between $500 and $700. Our members disclose their advice for how to go about filling your bag if you’re on a budget.

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.

  • rgk5: “Pre-owned Srixon 585 or Wilson Staff W6 will fit the budget. Maltby irons are okay but will have virtually no resale value down the road.”
  • PushDrawFlush: “$500-700 is plenty to find new-to-me forged irons. I’d keep an eye out for some Srixon z745/765 if you want something similar to your MP25s but a little chunkier/more forgiving.”
  • T.B: “Sub 70 and hogans. Maltby makes great clubs. You have a lot of options at that price range. Take your time, and you’ll find something you really want.”
  • revenant: “You should be able to do this without much trouble. My MP-4s (3-PW) were $280 from global golf with minimal face wear (good grooves and no rust/wear spots).”

Entire Thread: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700”

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