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2021 Cobra RadSpeed fairway woods

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Golf club technology radiates from drivers into fairways woods. With the new 2021 Cobra RadSpeed fairway woods, the same design tweaks used to gain performance from the previous SpeedZone line are on full display with the new Radial Weighted—where RadSpeed came from—RadSpeed fairway woods.

The line features four distinct models: RadSpeed, RadSpeed Big Tour, RadSpeed Tour, and RadSpeed Draw.

2021 Cobra RadSpeed fairway woods: RadSpeed Technology

Weight savings means more weight optimization, and much like the RadSpeed driver, the fairway woods capitalize on discretionary weight saved from around the head and offers more forgiveness and ball speed. Fairway wood optimization is crucial for golfers of all skill levels looking to get the most out of their long games—whether it be approach shots into longer par 4s, going after par 5s in two, or just trying to hit more fairways off the tee.

The new carbon crown is stronger and thinner to save six grams of weight to be positioned around the head. Additional weight was saved from low-stress areas around the head to be repositioned. The repositioned mass is used in different ways depending on the RadSpeed model, to offer the best fitting opportunity for the intended golfer.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

The other key feature of the new RadSpeed fairway woods is Cobra’s signature Baffler rails. Designers continue to refine and improve these hollow split rails, and by once again saving weight and thinning the walls around the leading edge, they have been able to increase the flexion on the leading edge by 70 percent according to Cobra.

Last but not least is the milled Infinity Face. It’s not a new technology at this point, but it’s new to the Cobra fairway woods. Infinity face is five times more precise than traditional hand-polishing and offers higher measured CT around the face and more consistent ball speeds. The other tweak compared to the previous SpeedZone is the final face milling pattern has been adjusted to better frame the ball at address.

RadSpeed models and specs

Cobra RadSpeed

The standard RadSpeed offers a traditional shape with the most all-around and balanced performance for golfers of all abilities. There is a total of 23 grams of radial weighting in the head (16g front and 7g in the back) which is close to 11 percent of the club head’s total mass.

The most interesting design element of the standard RadSpeed model is this has the largest footprint from address while not actually being the biggest head in the line from a CC (cubic centimeter) perspective. This is possible because the largest model (as you can probably guess), the Big Tour, has a face height of 31mm compared to the standard model, which has a measured face height of 27.5mm. This makes the standard model both extremely forgiving and easy to launch.

Specs

The premium stock shafts are the Fujikura Motore X F3 in stiff and regular and Project X Even Flow Riptide in lite flex.

RadSpeed Big Tour & Tour

Both the RadSpeed Big Tour and Tour fairway woods have the same 23g radial weighting as the standard RadSpeed fairway woods, but the models configured to be more forward-biased to make them the lowest spinning options in the line.

The Big Tour is only available as a 3-wood and comes in at 173cc, making it the largest and deepest of the fairway woods. It is a great option for golfers looking for another club to be used off the tee and for faster players off the fairway.

The Tour fairway on the other hand is only available in a 5-wood and is the deepest—and by far most compact-looking—club in the line. It has been built to offer maximum workability for those seeking shotmaking control.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

Big Tour specs

Tour 5-wood specs

The premium stock shaft for the Tour and Big Tour fairway woods is the Fujikura Motore X F1.

RadSpeed Draw

Utilizing the same 23 grams of discretionary mass, the RadSpeed Draw has 16 of those grams placed internally low and close to the heel of the club to create a draw bias. The other little draw helper built into the club is its specs. The RadSpeed Draw fairways woods are stock one-degree more upright compared to the standard model, and when you combine that with the ability to make them even more upright with the MyFly adjustable hosel, you have the recipe to help eliminate the right side of the course.

Specs

The premium stock shaft for the RadSpeed Draw fairway is the Project X Even Flow Riptide.

RadSpeed: Women’s options

It’s important to note Cobra offers the ability to custom order any of its fairway wood offerings with lighter women’s specific shafts, but from a stock perspective, Cobra is offering an exclusive elderberry color option in the standard and draw models in the 3, 5, and 7-wood with the stock shaft offering of a 40-gram Project X Evenflow Riptide.

Cobra RadSpeed price and availability

The new 2021 Cobra RadSpeed fairway woods are priced at $279 each in both color options and stock shafts and will be available at retail and online starting January 29.

Cobra RadSpeed fairway woods, along with the entire RadSpeed line, will continue to employ Cobra Connect powered by Arccos. Every club comes with an embedded electronic sensor in the grip to automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track improvements round-to-round.

For more information, visit www.cobragolf.com.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

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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. Rolla Primrose

    Dec 24, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Why does the Big Tour head have 14.5 stamped on it? Are the specs correct or the pic? I’m demo-ing one at end of Jan

  2. Brandon

    Dec 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    They dropped the ball by getting rid of the regular tour 3 and only offering the big tour.

  3. Stephen

    Dec 8, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Great looking clubs, Cobra always does

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WITB Time Machine: Shane Lowry’s winning WITB, 2019 Open Championship

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A surprise winner bolted ahead of the pack in 2019 at Royal Portrush. Entering the tournament on the heels of four missed cuts, all Irishman Shane Lowry did was better his nearest competitor (Tommy Fleetwood) by six strokes at the first Open in Northern Ireland in 68 years.

Here’s what Lowry had in the bag for his absolutely clinical drubbing of the field on the County Antrim coast five years ago.

Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 X (45.25 inches, tipped .75 inch, D3 swing weight)

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

Irons: Srixon ZU85 [2 (18 degrees), 3 (20 degrees bent to 21)] Buy here, Srixon Z585 [4 (23 degrees], 5 (26 degrees)] Buy here, Srixon Z785 (6-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White Hybrid TX (2), KBS Tour 130 X (3-PW)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 (50 @51, 58) Buy here.
Shafts: KBS Tour Wedge X

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Exo 2-Ball Buy here.
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0 (custom shamrock)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV Buy here.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (logo down)

See more in-hand photos of Shane Lowry’s 2019 WITB here.

WITB Time Machine is presented by 2nd Swing Golf. 2nd Swing has more than 100,000 new and pre-swung golf clubs available in six store locations and online. Check them out here.

 

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Scotty Cameron unveils new B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters

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Titleist has today announced the launch of its new Scotty Cameron B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters, a special run of classic, playable blade designs crafted in a Tour Black finish.

Inspired by convertible car culture – where a black paintjob, black interior and black soft top signifies a “triple black” color combination – these special release putters feature four of Scotty’s most popular blade configurations, revisited with his own “triple black” design format: a black finish, black shaft, and black grip.

In select Titleist golf shops worldwide beginning Friday, July 26th, the new B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters will be offered in four models: the Newport 2 (available in right-hand and left-hand), Newport 2 Long Neck, Santa Fe and Catalina. The lineup blends classic setups with modern head shapes and tour-inspired dual-milled face technology.

“Our Triple Black putters have always been a popular option on Tour with players who not only like a stealthy, cool-looking design, but also want an extra solution for reducing sun glare. We created the B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters to give dedicated golfers that tour-quality experience in four classic configurations.” – Scotty Cameron

B3 Triple Black Design Models

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Newport 2

The flagship model of the B3 Triple Black LTD line, the Newport 2 is modeled after the crisp, mechanical shape of the Super Select Newport 2. The B3 Triple Black LTD Newport 2 is offered in both right-hand and left-hand models.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Newport 2 Long Neck

An I-beam style long neck is added to the familiar Super Select Newport 2 head shape, promoting a more straight-back-straight-through putting stroke through a near-face balanced setup.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Santa Fe

Inspired by the popular model from Scotty’s early career, the Santa Fe features an I-beam style flare 1.5 neck and a shape based on the softer, rounded features of the Super Select Newport. The configuration of a flare 1.5 neck and a Newport-style head is currently only available on Tour.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD Catalina

The Catalina, inspired by the Classic X, features a shape slightly wider than a standard Newport and more closely related to the Super Select Newport Plus. Instead of matching the Classic X’s double bend shaft, the updated setup features a shaft-over-spud design and a modern single bend shaft, giving the player near-face balanced performance.

The line’s dual-milled face technology offers a tour-inspired feel by combining the softness of deep-milled putters with the consistency and feedback of mid-milled offerings.

The B3 Triple Black Design LTD putter line features performance balanced weighting with two customizable heel-toe sole weights. The Catalina uses stainless steel weights made in 10-gram, 15-gram and 20-gram increments, while the other models use heavier tungsten in 30-gram, 35-gram and 40-gram denominations matched to the associated putter lengths of 33-inches, 34-inches and 35-inches. The loft on each model is 3.5-degrees and the lie angle is 70-degrees.

Each B3 Triple Black Design LTD putter features a black Pistolini Plus grip that complements a premium embroidered, custom-designed B3 Triple Black Design LTD headcover. The accompanying Tour Black stepless steel shaft includes the line’s custom B3 Triple Black Design LTD shaft band.

B3 Triple Black Design LTD putters will be available worldwide on July 26th, 2024, at select Titleist authorized golf shops, while supplies last and are priced at $750 each.

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Tiger Woods WITB 2024 (July)

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  • Tiger Woods WITB accurate as of The Open Championship. Per TaylorMade, Woods has swapped his TaylorMade M3 5-wood for the P770 2-iron he had in the bag at the U.S. Open. The 15-time major champion has also added a healthy amount of lead tape to the cavity of his putter. 

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 LS (10.5 degrees @9.75)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 6 X (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 Tour (15 degrees @13.5)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD VF 7 X

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees @18.25)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: 2023 TaylorMade P770 (3), TaylorMade P7TW (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (3-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 Raw (56-12TW Proto, 60-TW11 Proto)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS prototype
Grip: Ping PP58 Blackout

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X (2024)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Check out more in-hand photos of Tiger Woods’ WITB in the forums.

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