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#61 Optimus-Par

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 08:00 AM

Are the glide rails going to be a permanent fixture on all fairways and hybrids moving forward, or do you plan on offering any future new models without them?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 08:16 AM

Can you touch on the decision to move away from the changeable weights in the F8 and F8+ fairways (compared to F7)? Was it to differentiate between the F8 and F8+? What would you suggest for someone wanting to lower launch and spin on the F8 fairway? Does Cobra offer the option to add hotmelt?
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

One point that seemed to be made in favor of the One Length irons when they first hit the scene was that they could be a way for beginners to pick up the game. Has this been the case over the past few years?
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:32 AM

Any thoughts on the feasibility/recommendation of a blended iron set with the Forged Tec, Forged Tour, CB, and MB?  It would seem the like combo possibilities are endless depending on the player, but not sure if the set would truly flow throughout depending on the hardcore technical specs (offset, topline, etc).  As we have seen, this seems to be the trendy thing to do in the equipment realm, so just wondering if your team has put any thought into something like that.  Thanks!
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:37 AM

It seems like year after year now, Cobra is putting out very high quality, high performing products. However, it seems like when I read the lists of "best" product (say take this year, 2018) most fitters and players seem to always pick Taylormade, Ping, Callaway, etc. Do you think you have a marketing problem, a performance problem, or something else? What will it take to get Cobra as a household name in golf?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:41 AM

As a Cobra equipment user, can you summarize what innovations you see moving forward in one length options, and how will your marketing reflect this possible shift?
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Who is harder to please Rickie or Bryson?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

Hey Team, is there any more thought to making the woods and driver fit more with the one length set especially based on the early success of the F8 One Hybrid?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Good afternoon!

1. Have you ever considered getting into the golf ball market?  

2. Any chance of bringing back the Trusty Rusty wedges?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:17 AM

Any possibility of making one length player irons with a raw and/or black oxide finish? The King pro irons are just gorgeous.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:11 AM

How does the F8/F8+ line compare to my current Bio Cell pro driver?  Is the adapter on the Bio Cell Pro compatible with the the F8 series?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

When conceptualizing a new line of clubs, do you try and develop something that the other OEM's aren't capitalizing on or producing, or do you stick with what you do well/what has worked for you and continue to build on that?
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

I love the feel of the milled face on the driver's so I was curious why you opted against it on the woods. Also why did you stop having adjustability on the hybrids?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:54 AM

What is the process for selecting "stock" shafts for the drivers? Are a bunch of shafts tested or do you call up a shaft manufacturer and tell them what characteristics you are looking for and they tell you what they offer? Are any shafts designed to perform the best in a new driver head? Thanks.

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

Do the single length irons still need to be custom fitted for length?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 11:59 AM

Will the F8 Volition be available in Lh?  Also Forged Tec Black in LH?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

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Welcome everyone! We're excited to chat with you all about COBRA Golf and our equipment. We'll do our best to answer all your questions! Thanks for participating.

From our team, we have:
Tom Olsavsky - our VP of R&D
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Mike Yagley - Heads up our Innovation/AI
Karl Clausen - Sr. Manager of R&D, Irons Design

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

View PostMustng5, on 30 April 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

Can I buy the single length heads and make them stock length? I like the weight of the single length driving iron head and I want that in stock length. I like the colors better too. I am an SMU grad like Bryson. Thanks.

Mustng5, We don't sell individual heads, only full clubs. But one could easily take the head off the MyFly Sleeve and put another shaft into the same head. Obviously your swing weight will go up substantially when you do this, but it's doable. The other way you can get colors is to get creative with some Sharpie's. Tour players and tour reps do that all the time :) - TO

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

What is your stance on low collar shirts in golf? Iíd like to see Puma join Nike in changing the culture to improve comfort and performance

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

View PostKylekoz17, on 30 April 2018 - 12:50 PM, said:

Has the milled driver face been done before? Now that it has been out for a little while, what are the benefits players are seeing?
Not this way, Goldwin machined an entire head from aluminum and then hand polished it. The body was thick walled for durability, that was before thin walled, precise, resilient titanium drivers. We have seen higher average ball speeds, more distance and the serendipitous ball mark for easy hit location ID!! - MY


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

Welcome guys and happy to see you doing this.

With the LTD, you guys were referencing about negative CG or below everyone else. Is this still something you are  continuing to do in your lower spin models or has it kind of gone to the wayside. I havenít noticed a lot of marketing around that like you did with the LTD.

Also, is the finish on the mb/cbs the same as the forged tec? If not, is it because they are forged/made with different materia and have to be coated differently?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

View Postjaredt22, on 30 April 2018 - 01:03 PM, said:

Which specific feature or characteristic of the F8/F8+ would you say most differentiates these drivers from those offered by other manufacturers, and from your older models, and why? Thanks!

The machined face. Never been done... this way. True CNC, remains as cut, no post polishing, adds overall ball speed and distance. See post #3 too. - MY

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:16 PM

I really like what your offerings have been, on both, the equipment and apparel, sides. Many people, and especially WRXers (myself included), believe that the Cobra equipment is very underrated by the masses, and don't get the attention of the other major OEMs. Do you see that as and issue, and are there plans to try and expand your exposure and/or tour advertising? Thanks!

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

View Postazkaevolution, on 30 April 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

where do you see the market for one-length going in the future?  do you think that it would be advantageous for beginner golfers to start with one length and move towards progressive length clubs as they improve?

There have been many media tests in the marketplace and they have shown ONE length is good for between 30-50 % of average golfers and this is similar to our findings. In addition to Bryson DeChambeau winning on tour, the are also a few other trying ONE length on other tours, so we don't think a player needs to switch as they get better. We believe that the market will grow, as many players using ONE length have been playing better and with more consistency from our buyers surveys. In fact for golfers >9 handicap, ONE length is very beneficial to add consistency in all facets of iron play. For better players it may take a little longer to get used to, but it is an easier transition than most people think. - TO

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

Is cobra connect the same system as Arccos? And can it be purchased separate from Cobra clubs?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:18 PM

View Postventuragolfer87, on 30 April 2018 - 01:06 PM, said:

Hi, been a Cobra convert since the Fly-Z+, in fact it's still my gamer, nothing has been able to beat it out as far as consistent distance and accuracy.  I just got my hands on an F8+ head and can't wait to start hitting it.  My question is, is there a big amount of difference in the makeup of the F8+ as compared to the Fly-Z+? Like, should I be playing it at less or more loft than I played the FZ at, is it naturally higher or lower launching/spinning?  I've only hit it twice at a golf shop with the stock setup, didn't pay too much attention to the numbers, but the feel is superb!

F8+ will be a little faster due to the thinner CNC Milled face and better aerodynamics from the 360° Aero technology. Flight conditions should be similar from a launch/spin perspective, if the weight, MyFly and shaft setting are similar. - TO

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

View Posta_gorilla, on 30 April 2018 - 01:21 PM, said:

With Rickie going with a short driver shaft last year, can you comment on how that's influenced sales of the regular length vs tour length drivers?

a_gorilla, We have seen a little pickup in the shorter length driver, as golfers try them through the fitting process. Hard to tell but its probably about 10% more. - TO


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