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Forum Thread of the Day: “Driver thoughts – Callaway Epic Flash vs Cobra F9”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from leftycabe who created the topic pitting Callaway’s Epic Flash driver against Cobra’s F9 driver. Leftycabe asks for details of fellow GolfWRX members experience with both clubs, and the thread contains some interesting feedback on both new drivers.

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.

  • golfinfl: “I looked at both and went with the F9.  I have played one Cobra driver in the past (Bio Cell pro) and have played Callaway the past couple of years (Epic standard and then Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero last year).  The Callaway Sub Zeros look good to me (which is really important to me) but they are definitely more fade biased, at least for my swing.  I also have issues with swing weighting because I like to play my driver a little shorter than standard and Callaway really doesn’t do much with regard to swing weight.  The things I liked about the Cobra were the look at the top, the sound which is phenomenal (really best of any driver in recent memory), the ball speed, and their ability to build it exactly like I wanted.”
  • Mob: “I was impressed with the performance of both drivers.  I could see myself playing either of these based on initial testing. I was curious to see if there would be a clear winner, and there was not.  I need to get them both on the course a few times before I would make any decision.  I would tell anybody if they were struggling between the two, that they can’t go wrong with either driver based on initial testing.  If a muted, solid thwack at impact is important to you, then the F9 would clearly be the way to go.”
  • Cwing: “I hit both at a recent demo day. Both are excellent, but I preferred the 3-5 yd fade the Epic Flash SZ was giving me. That stated, both are fantastic.”
  • noaces06: “I hit them both in my search last week – compared as close to ‘apples to apples’ with shafts as possible to make it as fair as possible.  (Disclosure: I’ve been a Callaway woods guy for a LONG time). In the end, the F9 was hands down, the better driver (For Me).  Best combination vs best combination, the F9 was 15 yards longer – I just couldn’t get the spin down on the Flash to save my life, and it was definitely costing me yards.  Even switching to the SZ version, it was still spinning like a top.  Your mileage may vary – but the sound of the F9 is perfect, and it’s solid.  Good contact with the F9 felt solid – something I was missing from my Rogue and the Flash.”

Entire Thread: “Driver thoughts – Callaway Epic Flash vs Cobra F9”

 

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Justin Thomas’ winning WITB: 2019 BMW Championship

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Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX

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3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-iron), Titleist 718 MB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 (46, 52, 56 degrees), Vokey Design SM6 (60 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Photo via Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from ghoul31 who created a thread dedicated to finding the ideal golf ball for players with slower swing speeds. Our members have their say on what is the ball most suited to slower swing speeds, with a variety of models receiving a mention.

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.

  • Hogan9: “My SS is 80 to 85. I play the Titleist AVX. Many people on these forums tell it’s wrong for me. I’ve tried several brands and types over the last year ( Pro-V-1 and 1X, Cally Supersoft and Chrome Soft, TM TP5X, Wilson Duo Soft and the Snell MTB. The AVX gives me the best overall performance for my game. I’ve had to slightly adjust to how it reacts on chips and pitches, but the extra distance off the tee is well worth it. “
  • North Butte: “Maybe 90mph driver swing on a good day. Driver 205-ish hit 6-iron from 150. Pro V1x but I have played AVX, B330, TP5 with pretty much similar results to my favorite V1x. Also played the Chrome Soft for a while but it seemed to fly a little low and sometimes have trouble holding greens (or maybe I just didn’t give it a long enough chance to know for sure).”
  • Hat Trick: “Pro V1X – Spin and higher launch keeps it in the air longer, but at the same time that spin holds the greens – SS 96-98 mph.”
  • Kmac: “My SS is right around 95-100, and I find the QST to the perfect for my game. I will also play the AVX or Chrome Soft Truvis. But for the money, nothing beats the QST.”

Entire Thread: “Best ball for players with slower swing speeds?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from rbark11 who has sparked an interesting debate over single length irons in our forums. Rbark11 has been playing single length irons for the past seven months, and he is concerned that he may have issues changing back to regular length irons. Our members give their take on the matter, as well as discussing single length irons in general.

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.

  • mcs4: “No, it will not. Both my father and I are currently playing Cobra One Length irons after decades of playing variable length irons. It took both of us maybe a few rounds to feel comfortable with the switch. This weekend I played a round with my old irons, and it was different but not a big deal. My opinion is that there are pros and cons with each approach, but I don’t think picking one will make any particular negative impact on your ability to later switch to the other.”
  • Quadra: “I’ve played both. Right now I am back to VL clubs ( Wishon 560 irons). Find VL gives me more shot-making options. With uneven lies, especially with the ball above or below foot level, the shot seems easier with a more upright or flatter lie, rather than trying to manipulate a shot from clubs with only a single length/lie. VL = more shot possibilities.”
  • Aucaveman: “I played Cobra ftbo for a year. Shot my best scores ever. Our club switched to Mizuno exclusively, so I had my first real fitting. I switched to the 919 forged and had to sell the Cobras to fund the mizunos. Really wished I hadn’t. I really liked the Cobras. The shafts in the Mizuno’s are better suited for me but had I put the same shafts in the Cobras; I’d prob been better off. At some point, I’ll prob do it and go back to one lengths. I was perusing eBay yesterday actually.”
  • Brandons68: “I think that the consistency you gain from SL irons is pretty great. I have not played them personally, but have talked to several people that have, and they really like the feel of the irons and the fact that they swing every iron the same because they are all the same length.”

Entire Thread: “Single length irons stunting development?”

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