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Cobra to launch new King OS hybrids

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Cobra’s King OS irons of 2016 were a noteworthy super game-improvement release for high-handicap golfers who wanted large sweet-spots for the ultimate in distance and forgiveness. Now, there’s a oversize hybrids — which borrow technologies from other Cobra products — to complement the King OS irons, and to provide golfers with an ultra-forgiving hybrid option.

The oversized hybrids are designed with wider and larger club heads to inspire confidence in golfers who don’t always hit the center of the face, and their sizes and shapes will also help create higher launch and more forgiveness. But more importantly than their sizes are the attention Cobra gave to the weighting throughout their heads.

Graphic from Cobra Golf.

Graphic from Cobra Golf.

According to Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for Cobra, the key to creating more distance in these hybrids was to lower center of gravity (CG) and decrease spin. This might sound a bit like the goal of Cobra’s LTD driver, which was touted with “Zero CG.” So it makes sense why Cobra also added its “TexTreme” carbon fiber crowns into the King OS hybrids, which ultimately saved 8 grams from the crowns (compared to all-steel heads) that was placed lower in the club heads. According to Cobra, there is also an internal Tungsten weighting system that further lowers center of gravity.

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Also, like its King OS and King F7 irons, Cobra’s King OS hybrids use the company’s familiar “PWRSHELL” technology, which means the faces are designed to flex more at impact to create more ball speed across the face and a higher launch. By design, the King OS hybrids should therefore help inconsistent golfers get the ball airborne and hit the ball farther on a more consistent basis.

For fine-tuning trajectory, the King OS hybrids have Cobra’s MyFly8 adjustable hosels, and the club heads are available in 3-4 (19-22 degrees), 4-5 (22-25 degrees) and 5-6 (25-28 degrees). They will come stock with black Lamkin Crossline grips, UST Mamiya Recoil 460 ES graphite shafts (Lite, Regular, Stiff and X-Stiff) and will sell for $249 starting on July 8.

As part of combination sets, they will sell for $1099 (King OS steel irons, King OS graphite hybrids; 3-4H, 4-5H, 6-PW, GW) or $1,199 (all graphite King OS irons and hybrids; 3-4H, 4-5H, 6-PW, GW).

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  1. Dave

    Jun 1, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Wait wait wait, a golf club that releases in Europe first? It’s been out here for 2 months! What a time to be alive

  2. Jasian Day

    May 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Because it’s not callaway….
    It’s destined for silver

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WATCH: Testing Cobra’s King Tec hybrid

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Brian Knudson takes the Cobra King Tec Hybrid for a spin.

 

 

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Best wedges for a newer golfer? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been talking wedges. WRXer ‘Luckydutch’ is new to the sport and is uncertain as to how to approach choosing his wedges, kicking off the thread, saying:

“I’ve just treated myself to a set of improvement irons running 5-GW. The GW is a 48 degree, so it occurs to me that I now need to think about wedges. What’s the conventional wisdom when it comes to buying wedges as a relatively new golfer? I can’t imagine there’s huge value in getting fitted since I wouldn’t have a clue what grinds etc. I like.

Do I go for just one chipping wedge to begin with then add to it over time? Or am I better off getting a set now? I suppose the advantage of buying one is it saves me some money in the short term. The disadvantage being I’m never going to learn how to use a 60 degree if I don’t get one, right?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions in our forum.

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.

  • iknowbagu: “KISS – Keep it simple, stupid. This really should apply to all of us, but it holds especially true for beginners. Find something you like the looks/feel of, and then get matching. That could be 52/58, 52/56/60, 54/60, whatever. Over time you’ll learn what you like, what you don’t, etc., and you can mix and match from there. But until you to a point where you are very specific with your wants/needs, there is no need to reinvent the wheel here. Only technical thing you really need to know is that bounce is your friend.”
  • rjdivis: “I would say something like the Cleveland CBX 2 wedges would be a good place to look, or something similar. From a setup standpoint, I would go with either a 52* / 56*or just a 54. Learning your distances with the set GW will guide you on what lofts you will need. I always like to keep things simple and, as said above, stay away from the high lofted wedges. You don’t need a 58 or 60 at this time. You can always add down the road.”
  • rsballer10: “If you are a beginner, I’d get a 56 (doesn’t have to be new) and learn to hit all the shots with that club. Depending on the loft of your PW you may want a 50/52, but I’d honestly keep the # of wedges to a minimum starting out. As you get better/more consistent you can add more wedges to the bag. Even to this day, I use my 54 degree for almost everything, and my 60 is a get out of jail club. If I was starting out I’d just get a 56 and dump the 60 altogether.”
  • Macklessdaddy: “Local Costco and grab the Kirkland set, 52 56 60 for less than 200.”

Entire Thread: “Best wedges for a newer golfer?

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/2/21): Miura Baby Blades

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of 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 we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Miura baby blades

From the seller (@Ionscicles): “Miura Baby Blades being listed. Set of 3-W, fitted with Project X 7.0 shafts. Fit with custom BB&F ferrules in black, navy, gold, white. Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. set was bent 1* strong, and 1* flat. Loft and lie due to softness of metal should be checked every season to ensure they have changed due to turf interaction.

“Being that Miura makes one of the softer irons out there, this set definitely shows wear a bit quicker than others. Has been games on and off over the last year or so, and has been a great set to me. Listing on here as my ego can’t take bagging these anymore and I definitely need to move to a more forgiving club. Despite use, clubs still have a ton of life in them. Asking $1250 OBO”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Miura baby blades

This is the most impressive current listing 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

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