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Cobra unveils Limited Edition Tour Trusty Wedge

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Cobra has announced a limited-edition version of its new “Tour Trusty” wedge, a 1600-club release that gives golfers the chance to play the company’s tour-inspired wedges several months before their full launch in the fall.

The wedge is identical in performance and shape to the retail version of the Tour Trusty wedges that are scheduled to hit shelves on Oct. 1, but it features custom hand stampings on the back of the wedge that were designed by Cobra-Puma Tour Staff Member Rickie Fowler (Click here to see the clubs in Fowler’s bag).

According to Jose Miraflor, director of product marketing for Cobra-Puma, the Tour Trusty wedges were inspired by the company’s Tour Staff, namely Fowler, Jonas Blixt and Ian Poulter. For this reason, the wedges have much less offset, bounce and a straighter leading edge than the company’s current “Trusty Rusty” wedges, which were created with higher handicappers in mind.

The Tour Trusty wedges are cast from 8620 Carbon Steel, and will be available for righties and lefties in odd-numbered lofts from 47 to 63 degrees on Oct. 1 for $119. They’ll be released in two different finishes — Tour Satin Chrome and Matte Black — with True Temper S200 shafts.

The Limited Edition Tour Trusty wedges will be available on June 1 in a 55-degree model with 12 degrees of bounce (right-hand only) in the satin finish with a True Temper S400 Tour Issue shaft for $149.

A Deeper Dive

One of the most eye-catching features of the Tour Trusty wedges is the strip of chrome finish on the rear portion of the sole, which highlights the wedge’s special grind.

Like the Trusty Rusty, the sole has a notch in the back, which Miraflor says is important because it helps the leading edge sit closer to the ground at address. It also works with the heel grind to allow the sole to slide more efficiently through the turf on open-faced shots.

But what he says is equally important is the curvature of the leading edge, which is shaped like the front of a ski to keep the club from “sticking” or digging in the ground.

[quote_box_center]”Most wedges rely on the bounce to do all the work,” Miraflor says. “But the bounce is what gets [a wedge] to come out of the ground. With [the Tour Trusty wedges], we created a leading edge that reduces the amount of digging so it’s a smooth transition into the ground.”[/quote_box_center]

Each wedge is available in only one grind, with the exception of the 55- and 59-degree models, which will come in high- and low-bounce versions. The 55-degree will be available with 8- or 12-degrees of bounce, and the 59-degree with 6- or 10-degrees of bounce, each with different sole configurations to accomodate different angles of attack.

The lower-bounce models will have less camber and less leading edge radius, as well as a wider sole that is designed for golfers with shallower angles of attack. The higher-bounce models will have more camber, more leading edge radius and a narrower sole that is preferred by golfers with more aggressive attack angles.

Note: Camber is the curvature of the sole from front to back. If a wedge has more camber, it has a more “round” sole. Leading edge radius is the visual curvature of the leading edge that is seen from address. More radius means more curvature, and vice versa. 

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The face of a Tour Trusty wedge.

The Tour Trusty wedges also feature new grooves, which are 100 percent milled and have sharper edges and steeper sidewalls than past modes from Cobra. To add even more zip, the wedges have a half-moon shaped milled face texture that varies the spacing and height of the milling marks to maximize surface roughness within the USGA’s current rules.

Miraflor says that by changing the spacing and heights of the milling marks, the “average roughness” of a wedge faces can be maximized without having to worry about “peak roughness,” two variables that are tracked by golf’s ruling bodies. And because a golf ball touches between four and five grooves on good wedge shots, shots will be exposed to a consistent range of face textures that will normalize spin in the same way as a uniform face texture, he says.

Rickie Fowler has been testing the Tour Trusty with custom grinds since the Word Challenge in December. Click here to see photos and discussion about the 59-degree wedge he was trying at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, or click here to see what members are saying about the Tour Trusty in the “Tour/Pre-release equipment” forum.

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  1. GeeMan

    May 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Scratch Golf wedges are the way to go

  2. David

    May 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

    $119 for a wedge that’s not even forged? No thanks.

    • CMac

      May 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Neither are Vokeys, yet golfers gladly pay 10 bucks more per wedge.

  3. Muhammed

    May 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Im with Rickie #vokeysforlife

  4. SwingAway!!

    May 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I dont understand what the big deal is… when Rickie doesnt even use these clubs???

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TaylorMade unveils 2020 PGA Championship staff bag and headcovers (and we’re giving a set away!)

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TaylorMade has launched its commemorative staff bag, as well as headcovers, to celebrate the opening major of 2020 at TPC Harding Park.

For the first time in its 102-year history, the PGA Championship will be hosted in the Bay Area. To honor the occasion, the staff bag from TaylorMade is accented by the San Francisco Giants’ traditional cream, orange, and black colorway.

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

The commemorative bag also features the TaylorMade logo in the same font used by the MLB franchise and is decorated by eight stars on the bag’s upper with each representing a Giants’ World Series victory.

The three stars in orange signals wins captured in San Francisco, while the five stars in white represent wins in New York before the club’s 1957 relocation.

The interior lining of the bag shows the San Francisco Chronicle headlines that followed each of the team’s most recent championships.

Additional nods to the city include stitching of Lombard Street on the handle, an outline of the city’s skyline on the lower paneling, and an image of the iconic Golden Gate and Bay Bridges across the base.

A WGH insignia acknowledges the 29th President of the United States, and the venue’s namesake, Warren G. Harding.

Reply with your favorite major moment in the forum thread below for a chance to win a staff bag and headcovers. These are not coming to retail!

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

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GolfWRX Classifieds (08/04/20): Ping Crossover, Nike Pro-Combos, Ping G-Stretch

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Wedge Ninja – Nike Pro Combo iron set

(cue music) “You’re simply the best…. do, do, do do. Better than all the rest” (music fades out). This is one of the best Nike irons ever made, in pretty darn great shape at a great price – more than half the cost of a new forged iron set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Nike Pro-Combos

Member DWCobraJr – Ping G410 CrossOver

Look, we get it, long irons are hard to hit. So why do you continue to struggle? Get yourself this G410 Crossover and say hello to more hit greens.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Crossover

Member wjoyce5001 – Ping G-Stretch 3 wood

Looking for a big beautiful 3 wood to smash off the tee? Look no further than this Ping G Stretch 3 wood with 13° of loft. Designed for distance and forgiveness this is a great club for precision off the tee or a driver for your half set!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Stretch fairway

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Puma unveils Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland’s 2020 PGA Championship scripting

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Puma Golf has unveiled the apparel which Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland will wear in their pursuit of the Wanamaker Trophy this week – which includes pieces from the brand’s recently launched Love/Haight Collection .

Rickie Fowler will wear Puma’s IGNITE PROADAPT shoes while Bryson & Gary will wear the company’s PWRADAPT CAGED shoes – including a LE San Francisco-inspired pair in a blue, tie-dyed colorway.

In addition, Rickie & Bryson will both use the limited-edition Love/Haight COBRA x Vessel Tour Staff Bag, tying back to the rest of the Tie-Dye collection. Over the weekend, Gary will continue to sport the Red, White & Blue, donning pieces from Puma’s Volition America Collection, which benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Rickie Fowler 2020 PGA Championship Scripting:

Thursday: Haight Polo – Ibiza Blue- $80

Jackpot 5 Pocket Pants – White – $85

IGNITE PROADAPT – white – $200

Trucker P Snapback – Love/Haight – $35

Friday: Road Map Polo – Bright White – $65

P Snapback Cap – Peacoat – $30

Jackpot 5 Pocket Pants – black – $85

IGNITE PROADAPT – $200

Saturday: 

Cloudspun Taylor Polo – Lupine – $70

Jackpot 5 Pocket Pants – $85

IGNITE PROADAPT – $200

COBRA Crown C Cap – $22

Sunday: 

Haight Polo – Vibrant Orange – $80

Jackpot 5 Pocket Pant – orange – $85

P Snapback – Love/Haight – Orange – $35

IGNITE PROADAPT – $200

Bryson DeChambeau 2020 PGA Championship Scripting:

Thursday: 

Pique P Polo – peacoat – $70

Jackpot Pant – white – $80

Tour Driver Cap – white – $40

PWRADAPT CAGED – grey – $150

Friday: 

Haight Polo – Barbados Cherry – $80

Jackpot Pant – White – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – Grey – $150 

Saturday: 

CLOUDSPUN Scatter Polo – High Rise – $70

Jackpot Pant – black – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – black – $150

Sunday: 

Caddie Stripe Polo – Red – $65

Jackpot Pant – Peacoat – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – Red, White, Blue – $150

Gary Woodland 2020 PGA Championship Scripting:

Thursday: 

Volition Flight Polo – – Barbados Cherry – $75

Jackpot Pants –peacoat – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – Grey Violet- $150

Friday: 

Haight Polo – Ibiza Blue – $80

Jackpot Pants – white – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED Love/Haight – $170

Saturday: 

Volition Piolet Polo – Dark Denim – $75

Jackpot Pants – White – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – Red, White, Blue – $150

Sunday: 

Volition CK6 America Polo – quiet shade – $75

Jackpot Pants – white – $80

PWRADAPT CAGED – Red, White, Blue – $150

Per Puma, the Love/Haight Collection celebrates the nostalgia of Tie Dye, inspired by the iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, the heart of free-spirited bohemian culture, and the unofficial birthplace of tie dye.

 

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