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COBRA LAUNCHES AMP IRONS

CARLSBAD, CA (January 1, 2012) – COBRA’s new AMP Irons feature Advanced
Material Placement , a progressive face and cavity design and v-skid sole that provides
customized distance and accuracy. The AMP Irons are available in an iron set and
combo set.

“Our AMP Irons are perfect for any type of golfer looking for improved distance and
accuracy,” said Tom Preece, Vice President of Research and Development at COBRA
PUMA GOLF.

“We studied golfers’ shots to develop our E9 Face Technology and now
we’ve improved upon that with our multi-alloy design. The two features work together
to provide increased distance in long irons, consistent short irons as well as improved
feel and forgiveness.

E9 Face TechnologyTM and a progressive face and cavity design which optimize the
performance of each individual iron to improve distance, feel and forgiveness. The
Advanced Material Placement (AMP) improves the performance of E9 Face Technology.
AMP Irons #3-7 have a 2-piece multi-alloy, 17-4 High Strength Steel face plasma welded
to a 431 stainless steel body for a thinner face and hotter long and mid irons.
The V-Skid sole design in the new AMP Irons drastically relieves heel-toe sections to
reduce turf drag and add to the sole’s versatility. The higher bounce front section
provides forgiving sole interaction, a lower bounce middle section keeps the leading
edge at a proper height and the rear sole relief has the weight benefits of a wider sole
but cleaner turf contact. The sole design is complemented by the ability to bend for
correct lie.

COBRA AMP Irons

Advanced Material Placement- Multi-alloy design strategically positions weight to provide explosive long irons and consistent short irons. Full cavity TPU layer dampens vibration and provides exceptional feel.
E9 Face Technology- A progressive face and cavity design optimizing distance, feel and forgiveness in each individual iron.
V-Skid Sole Design- Promotes consistent distance and accuracy with a versatile mid-width sole that narrows in the toe and heel.

The COBRA AMP Irons are available in 3-LW in a Steel or Graphite shaft and S or R flex.
AMP Steel 8 piece set (MAP $699), AMP Graphite 8 piece set (MAP $799), AMP Steel Combo 8 piece set ($799) and AMP Graphite Combo 8 piece set ($899). Individual AMP Irons with Steel shafts (MAP $88) and individual AMP Irons with graphite shafts (MAP$99). 8 piece sets feature 4-GW and combo sets feature 3/H, 4/H and 5-PW. The graphite irons feature the AMP by Aldila and steel irons feature a True Temper Dynalite 90 Steel shaft. All irons feature the Lamkin® N-DUR 3GEN® grip.

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The AMP Irons will be available in the United States on February 10th, 2012.


COBRA’S AMP DRIVER DELIVERS CUSTOMIZED DISTANCE AND
ACCURACY

COBRA’s AMP Driver packs technology, style and flair into one must-have club

CARLSBAD, CA (January 1, 2012) – COBRA is excited to announce the new AMP
Driver featuring E9 Face Technology with dual roll and AMP Speed Tuning, delivering
customized distance and accuracy to golfers around the world. The AMP Driver also
brings color and attitude to the golf course with black PVD and vibrant orange details on
the shaft, club head and grip.

“The AMP Driver features technology focused on delivering superior distance and
accuracy,” said Tom Preece, Vice President of Research and Development at COBRA
PUMA GOLF. “The titanium 6-4 head with a semi-forged, milled Ti face features E9 Face
Technology with dual roll to provide more distance to shots above and below the
centerline.”

The AMP Driver also features Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT)TM, providing golfers
with the option to set the face angle as Open, Neutral or Closed to optimize ball flight
for better distance and accuracy. The Aldila RIP® Speed Tuned shafts have a
progressive weight design and El flex profiles that customize performance for various
swing speeds. AMP Speed Tuning works in conjunction with the shaft to optimize each
loft differently to deliver the best performance for a given club head speed. The
premium Lamkin® R.E.L. 3Gen® Grip is vibrant orange to match the cub head design,
packing the AMP Driver with style, flair and technology to help improve a golfer’s game.
The AMP Driver is also available in an offset design to reduce the effects of a slice as
well as provide improved distance and accuracy. The AMP Offset Driver squares the
head more quickly through impact to reduce the effects of a slice. The unique crown
alignment feature also helps golfers aim the driver on target.

E9 Face Technology with dual roll

COBRA’s E9 Face Technology with dual roll utilizes an elliptical shape face that gives the
AMP Driver a 30% larger Sweet Zone, resulting in more distance, accuracy and
forgiveness in shots hit from the low heel to high toe. COBRA tested golfers hitting more
than 25,000 shots and discovered that the majority of golfers hit shots across the face in
this canted, elliptical pattern. We redesigned our clubface to use this phenomenon to
the golfers’ advantage. We’ve added a new canted bulge with dual roll to now provide
added distance and accuracy to the shots hit above and below the centerline.

COBRA AMP Driver

E9 Face Technology with dual roll- An elliptical face featuring a new canted bulge with dual roll design providing more distance to shots hit above and below the centerline.
Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT)- Three simple face-angle settings (Open, Neutral and Closed) optimize ball flight for increased distance and improved accuracy.
AMP Speed Tuning- Each loft optimizes the amount of dual roll, head weight, shaft weight and length differently to deliver the best performance for a given club head speed.

The COBRA AMP Driver (MAP $299) is available in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°,10.5° and 11.5° in men’s right-handed, and 9.5° and 10.5° in men’s left-handed. The 8.5° loft is available in X or S flex, the 9.5° and 10.5° in S or R Flex and the 11.5° in R or Lite Flex. All lofts feature the Aldila RIP® Speed Tuned shaft.

The COBRA AMP Offset Driver (MAP $249) is available in a men’s right handed or lefthanded 10.5° in S or R flex and a men’s right handed 11.5° in a R or Lite flex. The AMP Offset Driver features an Aldila RIP® Speed Tuned shaft.
The AMP Driver and AMP Offset Driver will be available in the United States on February 10th.

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COBRA LAUNCHES AMPTM FAIRWAYS AND HYBRIDS, DELIVERING CUSTOMIZED DISTANCE AND ACCURACY

CARLSBAD, CA (January 1, 2012) – COBRA has launched AMP Fairways and
Hybrids designed for customized distance and accuracy. Similar to the AMP Driver, the
Fairways and Hybrids are packed with technology to improve your game and feature
black PVD and vibrant orange details on the club head, shaft and grip for added style.

“The AMP Fairways and Hybrids were designed with for all golfers seeking distance and
accuracy,” said Tom Preece, Vice President of Research and Development at COBRA
PUMA GOLF. “We’ve improved the construction with a 455 high strength steel face that
has over 1.5 times the yield strength of the 17-4 stainless steel body, resulting in a
lighter, hotter face.

The AMP Fairways were designed with a larger profile for increased MOI to provide
added forgiveness. A new, larger high strength steel face with E9 Face Technology TM
with dual roll provides a 5% thinner face for a larger Sweet Zone and added distance.
The AMP Fairways also feature Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT) , providing golfers
with three simple face angle settings, Open, Neutral or Closed, to optimize ball flight for
increased distance and improved accuracy. The Aldila RIP® Speed Tuned Fairway shaft
features a progressive weight design and El flex profiles for customized performance in
various swing speeds.

AMP Hybrids have a smaller, pear like shape for a more workable hybrid, a 455 high
strength steel face to promote long, penetrating ball flight and Adjustable Flight
Technology that promotes improved distance and accuracy. The premium Aldila RIP®
Hybrid shaft provides tip stability and control.

E9 Face Technology with dual roll

COBRA’s E9 Face Technology with dual roll utilizes an elliptical shape face that gives the
AMP Fairway a 30% larger Sweet Zone, resulting in more distance, accuracy and
forgiveness in shots hit from the low heel to high toe. COBRA tested golfers hitting more
than 25,000 shots and discovered that the majority of golfers hit shots across the face in
this canted, elliptical pattern. We redesigned our clubface to use this phenomenon to
the golfers’ advantage. We’ve added a new canted bulge with dual roll to now provide
added distance and accuracy to the shots hit above and below the centerline.

COBRA AMP Fairway
E9 Face Technology with dual roll- An elliptical face featuring a new canted bulge with dual roll design providing more distance to shots hit above and below the centerline.
Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT)- Three simple face-angle settings (Open, Neutral and Closed) optimize ball flight for increased distance and improved accuracy.

COBRA AMP Hybrid
Adjustable Flight Technology (AFT)- Three simple face-angle settings (Open, Neutral and Closed) optimize ball flight for increased distance and improved accuracy.
Deeper, High Strength Steel Face- The 455 Maraging High Strength Steel face promotes long, penetrating ball flight.

The COBRA AMP Fairway (MAP $199) is available in men’s right-handed and left-handed 3 (15°), 4 (16.5°) or 5 (18°) in X, S, R or Lite flex.
The COBRA AMP Hybrid (MAP $189) is available in men’s right-handed 2/H, 3/H and 4/H in S or R flex, the 3H is also available in men’s left-handed.
The AMP Hybrid will be available in the United States on February 10th, 2012 and the AMP Fairway will be available in the United States on March 16th, 2012.

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3 Comments

  1. Carl

    May 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Love this baby … I don’t do reviews hate thinking that someone might sell my email, but this driver is worth a look. Spent time on the launch monitor getting the right loft and lie. I’m an 11.7, ended up with a 10.5, Stiff flex. Guys I play with said it felt like a Firm, which is a perfect fit for my swing speed, low 90’s.

    This thing will help you hit fairways, definitely worth trying, but make sure to get on a launch monitor and get fitted, don’t throw your money away, which you’re doing if you don’t get fitted.

  2. michael

    Jan 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I just got a Demo set of AMP Irons 4-PW with a dynalite 90 shaft and its awsome. i hit my 7iron 168yds carry and my 4 iron 190yds carry, got the hybrid in 17° and hit it 245yds, i will get a 3iron in march(hope earlier) and the 3wood 13° next week!
    The are stunning, slightly forgiving, but you can shape the ball.
    Its fun to hit them with no big effort and if the hit the sweetspot you feel nothing but buttery smooth klick! I can recommend them. I took the hybrid out of the thick rough for about 200yds shot onto the green and 7ft away from the flagstick. My flight partners were impressed the same way i was. and if you misshit it slightly you immediately feel and hear it, but then the clubs take out their forgivness! I was trying 2 Months club to club, but i went back to the amp! Everyone i gave a club for a few test shots was suprised about the feel of that club.
    So try them the are worth the money. In my opinion better than an AP2.

  3. g-train

    Jan 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    these thinks are making ping and nikes look good,does the orange have anything to do with ricky fowler??, could he be bagging cobra this yr

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Full details on Ping’s new i500 and i210 irons, and Glide Forged wedges

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In recent weeks, we’ve spotted a number of different Ping irons and wedges. We saw Tony Finau testing an i500 driving iron, we saw Bubba Watson using Glide Forged wedges, and we also spotted photos of a new i210 iron. The problem was, Ping wasn’t giving up any information on the new clubs, so we didn’t know when or if they’d would be released to the public, or what was different about the new products.

Now, we have all of the info on the Ping i500 and i210 irons, and the Ping Glide Forged wedges. We were lucky enough to have Marty Jertson, Director of Product Development at Ping and a recent 2018 PGA Championship qualifier, on our Two Guys Talking Golf (TG2) podcast to explain the designs and technology for the three different product releases. Snippets from the full podcast are embedded below. Additionally, we provide all of the necessary spec and pricing information.

All of the products are now available for custom fitting or pre-order at authorized Ping shops around the United States.

Click here for comparison photos against PXG, Artisan and P-790 clubs.

Ping i500 irons

The Ping i500 is actually quite similar to the G700 iron, which also has a hollow-body construction, but yet the i500 has a sleeker-shaped profile. The i500 irons are built with C300 maraging steel faces and 17-4 stainless steel bodies; Ping says this design increases ball speed, lowers spin and creates higher-flying shots.

Available in 3-PW and UW, the Ping i500 irons will sell for $175 per club with a steel shaft and $190 per club with a graphite shaft. Stock steel shafts will be the True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 (R300, S300), stock graphite shafts will be the UST Mamiya Recoil ES SMAC (760A, 780R, 780S), and a number of aftermarket shafts are also available at no upcharge. The stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet (Blue -1/16 inches, Red -1/32 inches, Aqua -1/64 inches, White Std., Gold +1/32 inches, Orange +1/16 inches).

In-hand photos of the new Ping i500 irons

Ping i210 irons

Replacing the i200 irons, the new i210 irons are made from 431 stainless steel, and they have a larger and softer elastomer insert. The bigger insert is said to not only increase perimeter weighting for greater forgiveness, but also to help fine-tune swing weight and create an overall softer feel. The shaping of the irons have also been refined, according to Ping.

Available in 3-PW and UW, the Ping i210 irons will sell for $137.50 per iron with a steel shaft, and $152.50 per iron with a graphite shaft. The stock steel offering is a True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), the graphite offering is an Alta CB (Soft R, Regular, Stiff), and there are a number of aftermarket options with no upcharge.

In-hand photos of the new Ping i210 irons

Ping Glide Forged wedges

Forged from 8620 carbon steel, the new Ping Glide Forged wedges have a “sleek, high-spinning blade-style design with a soft, pleasing feel,” according to a Ping press release. They’re the product of Louis Oosthuizen, Stan Utley and Todd Anderson working with Ping Engineers to develop a wedge with greater feel and versatility, says Ping. Like the Glide 2.0 wedges, the new Glide Forged wedges have wheel-cut grooves, which have a sharp edge radius to increase friction for more spin and trajectory control.

The new Glide Forged wedges are also customizable with different graphics, stamping and paint fills, which are highlighted below.

  • Graphic Options: Mr. PING logo, American flag, Arizona desert scene, Boomerang
  • Stamping Options: 1) Up to three characters (A-Z, 0-9) in one of three locations (toe, center or heel); 2) Two characters applied in scattered fashion; 3) Mr. PING logo scattered.
  • Paint-fill options: Black, Gold, Brown, Orange, Purple, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White, Silver, Maroon

Check out ping.com/glideforgedcustom to design your wedges.

Ping’s new Glide Forged wedges are available in 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degree lofts, and they will sell for $217.50 per wedge with a steel shaft and $232.50 per wedge with a graphite shaft. The stock steel shaft will be a True Temper Dynamic Gold S300, the graphite shaft will be an Alta CB (Soft R, Regular, Stiff), and there are more aftermarket shafts available at no upcharge.

Listen to the full podcast on SoundCloud below, or click here to listen on iTunes!

In-hand photos of the new Ping Glide Forged wedges.

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Tiger Woods spotted testing new “TaylorMade GAPR LO” driving iron at Carnoustie

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Ahead of the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie, Tiger Woods was spotted by social media testing a “TaylorMade GAPR LO” driving iron.

The GAPR LO has been on our radar here at GolfWRX with photos recently popping up on our forums; our Two Guys Talking Golf podcast investigated the photos extensively. Follow the links above to learn more about the iron.

Below are the photos from social media that suggest Tiger is testing the TaylorMade GAPR iron.

Based on the photo above, it appears Tiger is going with a Mitsubishi Tensei Orange shaft, at least in his early-week testing. We’ll follow this closely as the week continues.

Do you think Tiger will use the new iron during competition at the Open Championship?

Join the discussion about the GAPR LO iron in our forums.

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Tony Romo’s Winning WITB: 2018 American Century Championship

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Note: We are still confirming specs on the clubs and shafts that Tony Romo used to win, but here is what we have so far. 

Driver: TaylorMade M3
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Blue

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White

Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White

Irons: Mizuno MP-18 MMC (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (50, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Putter: Nike Method 001 (Tiger’s old putter)

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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