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Cobra King MIM Wedges coming to retail April 12

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Cobra announced today its King MIM Wedges (which we got an in-hand look at during the PGA Show) are coming to retail April 12.

According to the company, the wedges are the first to feature a fully Metal-Injection-Molded (MIM) 304 stainless steel head.

“At COBRA Golf, we work to create new products that offer a tangible benefit to our consumers. Our innovative manufacturing processes work to reduce variables, helping golfers have a more consistent, improved game,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf. “The KING MIM Wedges are astonishingly soft and precise, to give golfers the best performance in their short games.”

Cobra touts the benefits of MIM manufacturing in reducing post-process polishing and reduction of hand grinding. Indeed, it’s a pre-programmed robot’s “hand” that polishes each wedge, which the company says reduces variance in head weight, thickness, and bounce.

304 stainless steel powder is heated to 2,444 degrees Fahrenheit (a higher temperature than traditional forging), producing “a more even grain structure than forged and cast wedges and the softest feel the industry’s ever seen,” according to Cobra.

  • Available lofts: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees lofts, all with Versatile Grind
  • A black Golf Pride Tour Velvet CONNECT, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 (125g) shaft are standard
  • Available April 12, 2019
  • MAP price: $149 per wedge.
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  1. Pack7483

    Mar 26, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    No one length?

    • O

      Mar 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      No because it doesn’t work for wedges being 7 iron lengths lol

  2. Travis

    Mar 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    New manufacturing process, same old club design. Cobra innovates in their woods but still pushes the same old iron and wedge designs for the last 4-5 iterations…

    • Brandon

      Mar 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Next time they should make it look like a piece of pizza.

    • dat

      Mar 27, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Why change what works? Vokey changes too frequently and calls the wedge the same as last year – when it isn’t. It’s one reason I switched when they started changing the shape, but calling it the same as the old model.

      I’ll be trying these MIM wedges.

  3. DylanR

    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    As an engineer who loves golf, I’ve often wondered why the benefits of MIM were never leveraged in a golf club. Probs to Cobra for pulling it off. I’m guessing the big guys either couldn’t figure it out or didn’t want to risk explaining MIM to everyone. Very excited to try these.

    • David Langley

      Mar 27, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      What’s the difference between mim and casting? Seems similar

      • DylanR

        Mar 29, 2019 at 6:58 pm

        It appears that MIM is a powder based metal that is injected into a tool. Investment casting is a lost wax process where the liquid metal is poured into a cavity and the wax burns out. MIM is a much more accurate and less wasteful process. No gates to grind off with MIM, less polishing. Better the process, better the club in my opinion.

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PGA Tour WITBs are great and all, but what about multi-Platinum Grammy winners? The Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer is a well-known lover of and ambassador for the game. He is also the originator of Monday After the Masters, a Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation charity pro-am started by the band in 1994 and recently signed on with PXG as a brand ambassador.

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Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evo V 569 R

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Hybrid: PXG 0317 X GEN4 Hybrid (19 degrees)
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Hybrid: PXG 0317 X GEN4 Hybrid (22 degrees)
Shaft: Accra iSeries 80i

Irons: PXG 0311 P GEN4 (5-PW)
Shafts: AeroTech SteelFiber 110cw

Wedges: PXG 0311T Milled Sugar Daddy (52, 56), PXG 0311T Milled Romeo (60)
Shafts: AeroTech SteelFiber 110cw S

Putter: PXG Battle Ready Blackjack

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Mizuno unveils new ST-Z 220 and ST-X 220 drivers

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Mizuno Golf has today introduced its latest ST Series of drivers: the ST-Z 220 driver and ST-X 220 driver, which will both arrive at retail on February 3rd. 

The ST-Z and ST-X drivers both feature a 40% expansion of the carbon-sole area and thinning out the Titanium portion, alongside a doubling of the stabilizing back weight in design to provide excellent stability and consistency from off-center strikes.

“Any twisting or deflecting at impact due to an off-center hit is an energy loss and varies launch conditions. By working with the prior ST driver platform and familiar materials, we were able to find several adaptations to impact the internal weighting. Creating far more stable tendencies in both the ST-Z and ST-X.” – Mizuno’s Director of R&D David Llewellyn

Mizuno ST-Z 220 driver

The Mizuno ST-Z 220 driver features a balanced toe/heel carbon construction and central back weight designed to encourage a low spinning, efficient, straight ball flight.

The 460cc head aims to offer players a confidence-inspiring profile at address for elite players, while a heavier, 20g back weight creates a deeper center of gravity in design for more efficient performance, more often.

The ST-Z driver features Mizuno’s Z-Axis design with weight evenly distributed across toe and heel in design to provide a low spinning stable straight flight, while a highly resilient forged SAT2041 Beta Ti face and multi-thickness CorTech design aims to produce increased ball speeds.

In addition, an optimized Wave Sole is included in a bid to further increase ball speeds, particularly from low on the clubface, while 4 degrees of loft adjustability allows for fine-tuning of launch and trajectory.

“The ST-Z is the most played of all our drivers. It’s a modern driver for players who have grown up hitting long straight bombs rather than shaping the ball. The addition of a 20g back weight also makes it an exceptionally forgiving option,” says Chris Voshall.

Specs & Pricing

  • Lofts: Right hand – 9.5 and 10.5 degrees. Left hand – 9.5 degrees only.
  • Price: $449.95

Mizuno ST-X 220 driver

The ST-X 220 driver is a draw-biased driver with heel focused weight location aimed at players with moderate swing speeds who need help producing a more extended ball flight.

The new driver features a 20-gram heel biased back weight that creates a deeper center of gravity in design for more efficient, longer drives. The ST-X is also available as a J-Spec option with an ultra-lightweight HeLIUM NanoCore shaft for seniors and those with slower swing speeds.

The ST-X aims to deliver exceptional stability from off-center strikes via an expansion of the carbon sole area by 40% and thinning out the Titanium portion, alongside a near doubling of the stabilizing heel/back weight.

Featuring Mizuno’s X-Axis design, weight is focused deep in the heel, encouraging a higher draw bias flight, while a rounded 460cc profile seeks to offer a higher launch and mid spin performance.

A highly resilient forged SAT2041 Beta Ti face and multi-thickness CorTech design are also designed to produce increased ball speeds and the driver also includes an optimized Wave Sole, while 4 degrees of loft adjustability allows for fine-tuning of launch and trajectory.

“For a lot of golfers, the modern low spinning driver design preferred by tour players is a serious distance killer. The ST-X’s extra spin, slight draw bias and a higher flight will add driving distance for a surprising number of players.” – Mizuno’s Director of Product Chris Voshall

Specs & Price

  • Lofts: Right hand – 10.5 and 12 degrees.
  • Price: $449.95
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