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Cobra Pars and Stripes SpeedZone drivers: Limited-edition launch at retail tomorrow

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It has been a year filled with unexpectedly canceled and rescheduled events. But in the world of limited-release products, where manufacturing schedules are prepared over a year in advance, the new Pars and Stripes limited edition Cobra SpeedZone driver is just in time for what would have been the 2020 U.S. Open Championship.

The new Pars and Stripes SpeedZone driver, including the Xtreme, feature a color palette inspired by the U.S. Open and the American flag.

It has a white crown, with red and blue highlights on the sole, and the driver’s infinity face and sole features a very cool blue PVD finish.

The drivers offer the same technology as the standard SpeedZone and SpeedZone Xtreme—you can check out all the details our in-depth launch piece: Cobra gets faster in 2020 with new SpeedZone and SpeedZone Xtreme drivers—but with one noticeable exception.

The Limited Edition Pars and Stripes comes equipped with a real deal Fujikura Ventus shaft with Velocore.

If you were to configure the standard SpeedZone driver with a Fujikura Ventus the upcharge is $240, whereas, with the Pars and Stripes, you get the shaft along with the limited edition paintjob for only $100 more than the standard driver – it more than justifies the additional price of the club.

Price and Availability

The Pars and Stripes Cobra SpeedZone drivers will be available is Friday, June 19.

They will be right hand only and come in nine degrees for the SpeedZone and 10.5 in the SpeedZone Xtreme. Both have Cobra’s MyFly loft sleeve to adjust the driver 1.5 degrees up and down from the standard loft.

The drivers will also be available in Regular and Stiff flex, with X-stiff available through custom order

Retail price is $549.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Curt

    Jun 18, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    The picture of the Ventus seems to be the Blue, so wondering if they will include the Ventus Black for those that don’t fit into the Blue?

  2. DrKell

    Jun 18, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Let me guess; no LH avaialble…

    • SMDH

      Jun 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      It literally gives you the answer to that 2 sentences into “Price and Availability”

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What Adam Scott said about his new 681.AS irons

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Adam Scott has used the same irons — Titleist Forged 680 — for the better part of 10 years.

“When you’re old and stubborn, you like what you like,” the 41-year-old told PGATOUR.COM.

Indeed, as he has transitioned into Titleist’s latest woods and wedges, the 14-time PGA TOUR winner has remained steadfast in playing his 2003 680 irons with KBS Tour 130 X shafts.

It was interesting, then, to see Scott with a different — but very similar — set of irons in the bag ahead of THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT.

Adam Scott’s trust Titleist 680 8-iron

Scott’s new 681.AS Forged 8-iron

At a glance, the visually stunning irons look identically shaped to the 680s we’re used to seeing in Scott’s bag — similar large muscle pad on the rear of the club, similar hosel transition, similar generous amount of offset, similar topline. However, the irons looked substantially less worn and were stamped with 681.AS on the hosel.

What’s going on here?

Titleist declined to comment, but PGATOUR.COM caught up with Scott, who shared some details. As it turns out the new irons are the same…sort of.

Before digging into the 681.AS, we asked Scott why he doesn’t simply continue playing 680 irons, and when a set wears out, replace them with another. The answer, he said, was simple. Titleist “just ran out of original sets,” which the company stopped producing in 2005.

What to do? Scour eBay and used club stores? Frequent garage sales?

Scott indicated Titleist engineers took a different tack: They made CAD (computer-aided design) copies of his beloved 680s and CNC-machined what he called, “basically the same clubs.”

“Thanks to technology,” he said, “they’re as exact a replica as you can get, but with the way they’ve been made, I could argue it’s a more solid head with a more solid strike.

“I’ve been stuck on the 680s for a long time now,” he added. “…We’ve tried some stuff here and there. We tried bending the 620 MBs earlier this year, which I actually used at the Masters. I’ve been looking for 12 months for that new fresh set with good feel in the hands and good vibes, and we just couldn’t get there, so they took this project on.”

He continued: “It’s very nice for me that Titleist was able to do that. I know what I know. I’ve played it so long, I’m at a point where I think it’s detrimental to go searching and trying to change. I know how I play, and I know what I need to play well.”

Read the full piece here. 

Check out Adam Scott’s full WITB here.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (10/15/21): Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

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 – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini

From the seller (@Hunter01): “Rare Tour Issue Odyssey Stroke Lab mini putter. From the tour van with tour crimp on hosel. 35” long with grip options available. This putter never came to retail but we’re made available to the tour in limited quantities. 329 firm.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Tour Issue Rare Odyssey Stroke Lab Jailbird Mini 

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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L.A.B Golf unveils new MEZZ.1 Proto putter

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L.A.B Golf has soft-launched its new MEZZ.1. Proto, which is currently limited to just 1,000 individually numbered putters.

The new mid-mallet putter is fully CNC machined from a billet of 6061 aircraft aluminum (body) and 303 stainless steel (midsection) for what L.A.B are calling their “best-feeling putter to date”.

The new addition includes 10 weights (eight on the bottom, two on the sides) that allow the company to individually build each putter to a golfer’s exact specifications.

Golfers can also choose their preferred alignment aid, with blank (no marking), line, and dot all offered with the new MEZZ.1 Proto.

The putter comes equipped with a headcover and is available to purchase now at LabGolf.com for $600.00.

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