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Cobra AMP Cell Goes Patriotic for U.S. Open

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The Cobra AMP Cell Driver is getting another makeover just in time for the U.S. Open.

Cobra announced Monday that it would releasing 600 red, white and blue AMP Cell Pro drivers, available for sale starting June 1. The street price for the drivers are $399, and they will be available at select authorized Cobra retailers.

Unlike the limited-edition Masters AMP Cell driver released last month, the Pro model has lower adjustable lofts — 7.5 to 10.5 degrees instead of 8.5 to 11.5 degrees. The Pro also has two fade settings, 8.5 Fade and 9.5 Fade, rather than the standard model’s draw settings. The limited edition comes stock with Adila’s RIP Phenom shaft, which will be available for righties in stiff and regular flexes.

“We love driving excitement around our brand with limited edition products,” said Jose Miraflor, director of Cobra’s product marketing, in a company press release. “The golfing community is so patriotic, especially around the U.S. Open — we felt it was the perfect time to introduce a limited edition color to our AMP Cell Pro Driver line — complete with our innovative technology platforms: MyFly, SmartPad, Advanced Material Placement and E9 Face.”

The color scheme that celebrates the U.S. Open puts blue on the rear portion of the sole and crown of the head, with a large white strip that showcases Cobra’s Cell technology in the middle. After that, there is a thin strip of more blue paint that showcases Cobra’s SmartPad. The red is found on the bottom on the “Cobra” stamping, as well as on the face, shaft sleeve and ferrule. In standard Cobra fashion, the red, white and blue theme also continues on the grip, headcover and wrench.

Normal AMP Cell drivers come in blue, orange, red or silver. GolfWRX gave the AMP Cell driver four out of five stars in its review last month. Click here to read the full review.

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Andrew Prezioso is an assistant editor for GolfWRX as well as a freelance sports reporter and photographer (http://amprezioso.smugmug.com/). You can follow him on Twitter @AMPrezioso. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, after graduating from the University of Richmond in 2012.

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Titleist launches 2018 Scotty Cameron Select putters (2018 PGA Show Demo Day)

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Note: This story will be updated with in-hand photos from Demo Day as soon as possible.

Titleist has launched its new line of 2018 Scotty Cameron Select putters that have new “four-way sole balancing,” along with other refinements compared to its previous Select putters. Also, as we spotted earlier in January, the 2018 line includes a blast-from-the-past Laguna model.

The last full launch of Scotty Cameron Select putters came in 2016, with a line extension of mostly mallets that came in 2017. Now, the new 2018 line features seven new head shapes that include blades and mid-mallets.

Each of the new putters — Laguna, Newport, Newport 2 and Newport 2.5 blades, Fastback and SquareBack mid-mallets, and a heel-shafted, mid-mallet Newport 3 — are made with multi-material constructions. As with the previous line of Select putters, the new putters have either 303 stainless steel face inlays or 6061 aircraft grade aluminum inlays, and stainless steel bodies.

According to Titleist, refinements have been made to sight, sound and feel for the 2018 Select line. Here’s what Titleist has to say about each of those improvement categories:

  • Sight: “Contours and sight cues were refined to enhance alignment opportunities and instill confidence. Scotty focused on thinning topline appearances by giving each a slightly rounder radius. Plumbing neck dimensions, edges and angles have been squared up for a cleaner look from address.”
  • Sound: “Improved sound and feel are the result of up to 30 percent more vibration dampening material connecting face inlays with putter bodies. The connecting screws are slightly larger to account for the increased material and the surface compression necessary to produce the softer sound, while preserving the feedback demanded by the best players in the world to aid in distance control and diagnosing mishits.”
  • Sole: “For the first time ever, Scotty has introduced a four-way balanced sole
    design for a faster setup and easier alignment at address. The balance point of each 2018 Select putter’s sole has been shifted forward to account for the weight of the shaft and grip and their impact related to how the putter sits at address. This results in a putter that sits perfectly square at address to promote easier alignment on virtually any lie.”

Scotty Cameron says that this line of putters, and the refinements that went into them, are a collection of everything he has learned through his years of putter making.

“Everything I’ve learned from refining and redesigning Newport-style putters over the last two decades has gone into this 2018 Select line,” said Master Craftsman Scotty Cameron. “I always strive to raise the bar by incorporating new materials, milling and manufacturing techniques. I’m at the point with the Select line of putters that now I’m hyper-focused on the finest details. Tour players pick up on things most people don’t but those details can make a big difference in how a putter performs.

Scotty Cameron also discusses the four-way sole balancing design, and how it’s made to help golfers find better alignment.

“We’ve reengineered the sole to account for the shaft and grip weight by actually moving metal in minute increments to help the putter align perfectly. I call it four-way sole balancing because we’ve balanced the putter from face to cavity, and from heel to toe.”

The putters, which will sell for $425 starting on March 23, have a raw, stainless finish that is bead-blasted. They come with two, customizable stainless steel heel-toe weights, and Black/Silver Matador mid-size grips.

Below is a more in-depth look at each of the putter models, as described by Titleist. See what GolfWRX members are saying about the putters in our forums.

  • Newport: The iconic “three-step” Newport shape was designed to sit evenly at address and enhanced with four-way balanced precision milling. Updated graphics extend Scotty’s iconic three red dot theme to the face heel and sole.
  • Newport 2 (right- and left-handed): With subtle refinements to topline radius milling, the Newport 2 appears slightly thinner from address for a Tour-preferred setup favored by the world’s top players.
  • Newport 2.5: The Newport 2.5 employs softer milling of the flare neck that provides players with 3?4 shaft offset and higher toe flow, while incorporating the line’s four-way sole balancing setup and improved vibration dampening material connecting the face to the body.
  • Newport 3 (right- and left-handed): The heel-shafted Newport 3 brings together a teardrop shaped design with high toe flow. Flange milling has been smoothed for more sculpted contours with updated four-way sole balancing and improved vibration dampening. A left-handed Newport 3 option joins the 2018 Select line, offering a heel-shafted, higher toe flow small mallet option to the line.
  • Laguna: Scotty’s newest, re-engineered Laguna brings back a popular head shape with 2018 Select line technology, including a mid-milled stainless steel face inlay, four-way balanced sole milling and improved vibration dampening technology.
  • Fastback: The 2018 Select Fastback features a single milled flange line giving it a cleaner, Tour-preferred look at address while allowing for more vibration dampening material to be placed between the sole and the flange of the putter. The 6061 aircraft grade aluminum face-sole inlay has been refined to allow for weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the putter head for enhanced forgiveness.
  • Squareback: Scotty’s 2018 Select Squareback has a milled sightline for a clean look at address. The milled line versus prior pop-through alignment allows for more vibration dampening material to be placed between the sole and the flange of the aircraft grade aluminum face-sole. This design also extends our multi-material methodology with softer contours, subtle shape refinements and a new face-sole configuration.
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Bud Cauley WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge (1/16/18).

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 Degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Elements Prototype

3 Wood: Titleist 915F 3+ (13.5 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila 80 Tour-X

Driving Iron: Titleist 718 AP3 (3 iron)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 AMT Tour Issue

Irons: Titleist 718 MB (4-9 iron)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Wedges: Titlest Vokey Sm7 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-14F) Titleist Vokey Prototype (60)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T SSS-340
Grip: Scotty Cameron Standard Pistol Grip

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Cauley’s clubs. 

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Hudson Swafford WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 CareerBuilders Challenge (1/16/18).

Driver: Callaway Rogue (9.0 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Synergy 60TX Prototype

3 Wood: Ping i25 (14 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 80 Tour-X

5 Wood: Ping i25 (18 Degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 85

Irons: Callaway X Forged 2018 (4-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46-10F, 52-12F, 56-10S) Callaway Mack Daddy (60-10PM)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Putter: Odyssey Versa 2-Ball
Grip: Boccieri Secret Grip

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Swafford’s clubs.

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