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Cobra unveils new LTDx family of drivers, fairways, and hybrids

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Cobra Golf has today introduced its new family of LTDx drivers, fairways and hybrids, which will all arrive at retail on February 11.

The new metalwoods from Cobra build on the legacy of the LTD series that began in 2016 with the company’s introduction of the first driver to achieve zero CGna for low spin and fast ball speed performance. For 2022, the new LTDx sees the combination of that zero CGna and 5200 MOI in design to create faster ball speeds with extreme forgiveness.

 

“The LTDx driver lineup reflects our team’s continued dedication to innovation and improved performance. With the introduction of PWR-COR and H.O.T Face technology, our engineers have, yet again, developed innovation that improves CG and MOI while making the face hotter and more forgiving. 

“The resulting LTDx family of drivers are the best we have ever produced, and the three distinct driver models ensure that every golfer can achieve optimized performance for their game. We look forward to seeing the LTDx on Tour and also in the hands of amateurs and weekend warriors at courses globally.” – Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D, Cobra Golf

Cobra LTDx LS Driver

The new LTDx LS driver positions most of its weight low and forward to deliver low spin and faster ball speeds, combined with a workable ball flight desired by skilled players with faster swing speeds.

An adjustable weight system features a 10g and 3g weight that can be exchanged to either the front heel or toe to fine-tune trajectory. A 460cc shape features an aerodynamic design designed to aid players with faster swing speeds to maximize their clubhead speed.

The brand’s PWR-COR Technology positions as much weight low and forward using a 14g internal MIM steel weight and a 5g 100 percent milled, stainless steel external weight (19g total) to help lower spin and increase speed, while 13g of moveable weights places a 32g low and forward.

The driver also includes H.O.T. Face technology that is derived from machine learning, which creates 15 unique zones in a bid to maximize and tune ball speeds both away from and in the center of the face. This technology is designed to significantly improve performance in those common “miss” areas.

In addition, the overall design and performance attributes of the new LTDx are further improved by a proprietary Multi-Material Construction that utilizes a redesigned, 8g lighter titanium chassis that allows for up to 30% more carbon fiber and more discretionary weight to reposition low and forward in the PWR-COR weight.

 

Price: $499.99

Cobra LTDx Max driver

The LTDx Max driver combines stability with draw-bias into one driver, both individually achievable using the moveable weight system.

The new addition features a slightly oversized 460cc profile to help provide excellent distance and forgiveness with a back weight setting and an added weight positioned in the heel that affords golfers additional draw-bias to help square the face for more accurate results.

The 10g heavy weight can be positioned in the back to deliver the maximum amount of forgiveness that Cobra has to offer, while players can also position the heavy weight in the heel for 11 yards of draw bias. The adjustable hosel can be adjusted to the “Draw” setting for an additional 7 yards (18 yards total).

In addition, the LTDx Max features PWR-COR and H.O.T. Face Technology with a Multi-Material Construction.

 

Price: $499.99

Cobra LTDx driver

 

Described by the company as a driver “unicorn”, the LTDx driver is the very first to combine zero CGna and a high MOI at 5200.

The driver features a slightly oversized 460cc clubhead that is constructed with the balance of internal weighting in design to deliver the fastest ball speeds with slow spin and maximum distance.

The construction utilizes 19g total weight positioned in PWR-COR (14g internal MIM steel weight & 5g external CNC Milled stainless steel weight) and 15g total in the back using 5g of tungsten and a 10g fixed back weight.

 

As with all models in the new family of drivers, the LTDx features the company’s H.O.T. Face Technology and a Multi-Material Construction, affording optimal CG and MOI in a bid to offer increased distance and improved performance.

Price: $499.99

Complementing the line of LTDx drivers are a full lineup of LTDx fairway metals ($299 each) and LTDx hybrids ($249 each).

Cobra LTDx LS fairway

Cobra’s low spin fairway features progressive shaping – Big Tour shape in 3w with no rails and Tour Shape in 5w with hollow split rails.

PWR-COR utilizes tungsten and aluminum to position as much weight low and forward in design to increase ball speed, while H.O.T. Face Technology uses 15 zones with optimized thicknesses in a bid to maximize speed across the face.

An adjustable weighting system features a 12g and a 3g weight that can be positioned in the heel or toe to fine-tune trajectory and spin.

Cobra LTDx fairway

The Cobra LTDx fairway arrives in a traditional shape in a 3w with no rails and a traditional shape 5w and 7w with hollow split rails that are designed to aid in turf interaction for steeper swings.

A 12g fixed weight is positioned in the back of the fairway wood in a bid to provide forgiveness and high launch, while the PWR-COR weight low and forward is designed to create an excellent balance of low spin and fast ball speed combined with forgiveness.

Cobra LTDx Max fairway

The Cobra LTDx is billed as the company’s “most forgiving fairway” that combines “the fast and forgiving performance of the LTDx with additional draw bias for those that need slice correcting power.”

An adjustable weight system features 12g and 3g weights that can be positioned in the back or the heel to fine-tune the amount of draw bias, while WR-COR and H.O.T. Face Technology again bids to deliver the fastest ball speed possible using low and forward weighting and an optimized variable thickness face design.

Cobra LTDx hybrids

The LTDx hybrids are Cobra’s first to feature PwrShell Technology, which utilizes an L-cup face design that is forged from a thin and strong stainless steel to generate up to 17% more flex in design for faster ball speed and higher launch across the face.

 

The hybrids contain the brand’s PWR-COR and H.O.T. Face technologies while also featuring Hollow Split Rails that aim to improve turf interaction and allow the club to glide out of the fairway, tight lies, thick rough and even bunkers.

The hybrids are available in both standard (Satin Black/Gold Fusion colorway) and One Length (Blue/Red & Black)models, with the LTDx One Length hybrid designed in a shorter set up (37.25”) that complements the One Length irons.

Specs: 

Men: LTDx hybrid: 2H (17 degrees), 3H (19 degrees), 4H (21 degrees) 5H (24 degrees) and 6H (28 degrees); One length model: 3H (19 degrees), 4H (21 degrees), 5H (24 degrees)

Women: 4H (20 degrees), 5H (23 degrees) 6H (27 degrees), 7H (30 degrees)

 

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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  5. dat

    Jan 19, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    At least they aren’t charging PXG/TaylorMade money.

    • joe

      Jan 19, 2022 at 6:10 pm

      No need to charge more when you just re-release the same thing year after year, with triangle weights and only slightly different paint.

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Scotty Cameron unveils new Special Select Jet Set putters

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Scotty Cameron has today introduced the new range of Special Select Jet Set putters.

The limited release features a four-model collection designed for the player looking for a particular design aesthetic in a high-performance configuration with attention to shape, color palette and finish.

Precision milled in the United States from a block of 303 stainless steel, each new Limited Release Special Select Jet Set putter incorporates Scotty’s performance balanced weighting technology featuring customizable sole weights, as well as purpose-built aluminum sole plates designed to optimize weight distribution in the wider profile of the Plus models.

Speaking on the new range, Scotty Cameron said:

“A lot of golfers want to game the same putters the pros play. Our new Special Select Jet Set putters offer a taste of that experience with a few extras that put them in a category of their own. The Tour Black finish is something a lot of people really like, so when I can, I make putters using it combined with dark, smoky accents. The overall tone-on-tone look is inspired by custom car builders, and that’s where the Jet Set name comes from. We’ve offered this concept in years past. This is the next version of Jet Set. Specifically, the ‘Plus’ models that are in between the width of a Newport 2 and a Squareback 2. I developed this “tweener” size working with a few Tour players who wanted something in between the width of a traditional blade and our Squareback flange width. The Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus and Newport 2 Plus offer those desired sizes and happen to be the first we’ve created for everyone. Limited releases like these new Special Select Jet Set models are for those who want a high-performance putter, but also that little extra.”

In addition, the Special Select Jet Set Newport, Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus, Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 and Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus feature custom graphics, a Tour Black finish with a dark, tonal color scheme, a specialized Pistolini Plus grip, shaft band and headcover.

Displaying the evolution of Scotty’s research in bringing the benefits of higher MOI to blade putter shapes, the line’s “Plus” models introduce slightly wider profiles than standard face-to-flange blade dimensions in design to offer maximum performance from a blade putter.

Special Select Jet Set Newport

“A souped-up version of Scotty’s classic heel-and-toe weighted blade, the Special Select Jet Set Newport includes a plumbing neck, the model’s distinctive rounded features and a unique sight line milled on the topline. Precision milled from 303 stainless steel, this limited release putter has a solid face, misted Tour Black finish, adjustable performance balanced raw tungsten sole weighting and includes the line’s new textured Pistolini Plus grip and Jet Set headcover.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus

“Crafted slightly wider when measured from face to flange, the Special Select Jet Set Newport Plus offers a new size in high-performance blade putter design. Relying on proven multi-material design methodology, Scotty accommodated the fuller profile by distributing weight to the perimeter and incorporating a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. A new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover complete the package.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2

“Designed with the proven shape, plumbing neck and tri-sole of a modern Newport 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 is milled from 303 stainless steel with customizable tungsten sole weights, a Tour Black finish and the line’s Jet Set graphics package, including a specialty shaft band, headcover and textured Pistolini Plus grip. Incorporating a subtle design characteristic—and inspired by the putters he makes for touring professionals—Scotty included a milled sight line on the topline rather than a standard flange line. A limited number of left-handed Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 models were also created.”

Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus

“Splitting the difference in flange width between a Special Select Newport 2 and Squareback 2, the Special Select Jet Set Newport 2 Plus offers a Tour-inspired shape that introduces the next profile in high-performance blade design. Milled from 303 stainless steel with a solid face, the Newport 2 Plus has a 6061 aircraft grade aluminum sole plate, anodized black and engraved with the line’s Jet Set graphics. A milled flange sight line provides clean alignment, while customizable stainless steel sole weights provide balance. The putter includes the line’s new, textured Pistolini Plus grip, Jet Set shaft band and specialized headcover.”

The limited release Special Select Jet Set putters will be available worldwide on Aug. 19, 2022, at Titleist authorized golf shops, and are priced at $650 each.

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2022 TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 wedges launched

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What you need to know: TaylorMade is launching the latest iteration of its “Swiss Army knife” Hi-Toe 3 wedges. In contrast to TaylorMade’s MG3 wedges, Hi-Toe 3 wedges feature a higher toe peak, higher center of gravity for lower launch and more spin, a four-way cambered sole, and full-face scoring lines all aimed at maximizing versatility and performance around the green.

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: What’s new

  • Full length scoring lines on all lofts above 54 degrees for additional spin on open-faced shots.
  • Raised micro-ribs between the full grooves (introduced in MG3 wedge) add texture to the face for increased spin and performance on partial shots.
  • Aged copper finish to complement the raw face

TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3: Additional technology

In order to assist in executing “all the shots” TaylorMade Hi-Toe 3 marketing references, TM engineers again incorporate a four-way cambered sole into the 8620 carbon steel Hi-Toe 3. Generous bounce and a wide sole meet a low leading edge for enhanced playability from a variety of lies.

And of course, the weighted toe pad “high toe” portion of the Hi-Toe 3 raises the center of gravity and moves it closer to the center of the face in an effort to produce lower launching, higher spinning shots.

ZTP Raw Grooves are implemented in the Hi-Toe 3 for optimal spin across a variety of conditions.

Full face ZTP RAW grooves

What TaylorMade says

“Our athletes all offered great input individually, but collectively everyone wanted something versatile. They wanted a single wedge that could perform around the greens from deep rough, thick fescue, bunkers with different sands, in wet conditions and from tight lies. That’s a lot to fit into a single design, but with Hi-Toe 3 we’ve done it.” — Bill Price, Product Creation, Wedges and Putters

TaylorMade Milled Grind 3: What it looks like

52 degree

56 degree

60 degree

Pricing and availability 

Hi-Toe 3 is available for order now at www.taylormadegolf.com and at retail locations with an MSRP of $179 USD. Hi-Toe 3 comes stock with the KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 shaft (115g) and Lamkin Crossline 360 Round 52 gram grips (Gray/Blue/Black End Cap).

Hi-Toe 3 is available in standard bounce (50, 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60 degrees), low bounce (58, 60 degrees), and high bounce (58, 60 degrees).

KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 115 shafts are standard along with Lamkin Crossline 360 grips.

MyHi-Toe 3

Added elements of personalization are available through MyHi-Toe 3. They may choose from four different finishes, including the classic brushed copper, chrome, black and raw, before selecting text, logos, and paint fills to create a purely unique design.

A complete list of customizable options includes:

  • Finish
  • Grip
  • Shaft
  • Length
  • Personalized text
  • Loft & bounce
  • Custom paints fills: Logos, icons, carbon steel, hosel rings, text

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (8/9/22): Mint Ping i500s

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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 mint Ping i500s.

From the seller (@lawrencedc1): “Asking $725 Plus Ship.  Played 5 rounds.  Didn’t make the Bag!”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Mint Ping i500s

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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