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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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Mizuno’s new T22 wedges at the Open

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At this week’s Open Championship from Royal St. Georges, Mizuno has teased its new T22 wedges, which will be at retail later this year.

The wedges will arrive in three different finishes, with satin and raw being accompanied by the all-new denim copper finish.

Check out the video below from the Mizuno Workshop at this week’s Open.

Mizuno’s T20 wedges dropped in 2019 with an emphasis on feel and spin, and per the company’s social media regarding the new T22: “We think you’ll like the changes.”

Stay tuned for more information soon!

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Playing without irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the prospect of playing golf without irons. WRXer ‘nostatic’ has been pondering using only a combination of hybrids and wedges, saying:

“Perhaps heretical and insane (guilty), but given the prevalence of good hybrids and good wedges, I’m wondering if anyone has forsaken their irons (or almost all of them) and gone with a combination of head covers and wedges.
Some of it is semantics (when is a 9i a 9i?), but you can get almost any wedge of your choice (I’m loving my Fourteens),

60/56/50/45 (the 45 is a 46 bent 1*). You can do something like G425 hybrids 34/30/26/22 (then on to woods of your choice). For those with slower swing speeds, 4*-5* between clubs can work for gapping. And the hybrids are adjustable, so you can hit the 34 at 35. Then you really only need a 40* club (pick your favorite 9-ish iron).”

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.

  • NHenson815: “I am actually thinking about doing this in my next round. I am so bad with short irons and wedges that I’m better off attempting to distance control my 11 wood instead. I’ll carry a 64 degree wedge for short shots (odd that I have confidence in that but not a 7 iron – I know), but that will be the only non-wood/non-hybrid in the bag.”
  • 596: “I have more covers in my bag than not. Head covers for woods and hybrids down through 7 iron. 8 is the longest iron in my bag. You just have to get over hitting a 32* hybrid from 155. It feels weird. I’m a high single-digit handicap. Shot even par for 9 holes yesterday. Which seems to be the case lately. I’ll shoot 36 to 38 on the front, then 40 or 42 on the back as my back goes south and the heat gets crazy.”
  • Obee: “I’m not a “great” player, but thank you for the thought. I do carry 8-iron, 9-iron, and 4 wedges, so not exactly “all” hybrids/woods, though I could make that work, I’m sure.”

Entire Thread: “Playing without irons?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (07/16/21): Callaway Mavrik Max head

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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 Callaway Mavrik Max head

From the seller (@rcochies4580): “Mint Callaway Mavrik Max head, 9 Degrees….$235. Graphite Design MAD driver shafts, 44” and 45”, Callaway adapter. With the stiff tip section, these play firmer than stated flex….$110 each.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Callaway Mavrik Max head

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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