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Cobra launches all-new King LTDx irons

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Cobra Golf has today unveiled its new King LTDx irons that will hit retail on February 11th.

The irons have been re-engineered from the inside out using a PWR-COR Weighting design that strategically positions the CG and adds face and body flexion in design to deliver maximum ball speed.

Combined with a thinner and larger PwrShell Face, the LTDx irons seek to provide players with an iron that blends forgiveness, high launch, excellent feel and longest total distance.

PWR-COR Weighting

The PWR-COR Weighting system features a multi-material design utilizing a floating steel core bar that is suspended in a lightweight and soft polymer. The steel core bar positions the CG low and right behind the impact zone.

In the center of the head area, the core bar is completely separated from the body, face, and sole to encourage maximum flexion and power transfer to the golf ball.

 

A polymer filler is injected around the core bar to damp vibrations in design to provide excellent feel while enhancing the elastic rebound effect for increased ball speed and distance.

PwrShell Face Technology

For their latest irons, Cobra has expanded its patented PwrShell Face Technology.

The updated PwrShell design utilizes a variable thickness L-cup insert that expands the thin area on the face by 23% to increase the zone of maximum ball speed in design to create more consistent and reliable distance on off-center hits.

Combined with the PWR-COR weight design, per Cobra, the LTDx irons deliver 5% more face deflection than the previous RadSpeed models, resulting in faster ball speed and higher launch across the face.

LTDx Irons are available in both Variable and One Length offerings, with a new adjustable toe-screw allowing Cobra’s custom club department to build for any configuration.

Specs 

Cobra LTDx irons 

The LTDx irons arrive in a Chrome finish with Gold Fusion accents and come stock in 5-GW (RH/LH; Steel – $899) or 4-PW (RH; Steel – $899), as well as a graphite combo set 5H, 6-GW (RH/LH; $1099) set makeups. 

Each steel option comes standard with a KBS Tour 90shaft and a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Black grip. The stock graphite offering utilizes a KBS PGI (85 – Stiff flex; 75 – Regular flex; 65 – Lite flex, and a 55 in women’s flex).

Women’s LTDx iron offerings: The LTDx irons are available in ladies flex in a Chrome/Elderberry colorway with a KBS PGI 55 (50g) shaft and Lamkin Crossline Undersize (60R) grip. A combo set is also available in 5H, 6H, 7-PW, SW (RH).

Cobra LTDx One Length irons

The One Length irons are available in a Chrome finish with Blue/Red accents on the medallion and come stock in a 5-GW (RH/LH; Steel – $899) and a graphite combo set 5H (One Length hybrid), and 6-GW One Length irons (RH; $1099). 

The long irons (4-6 iron) feature a lighter Tour 80 shaft to promote higher launch, the mid irons (7-9i) feature a mid-weight Tour 90 shaft, and the wedges use a heavier Tour 120 shaft to promote a lower ball flight for more accuracy. The stock graphite offering utilizes a KBS PGI (85 – S; 75 – R; 65 – A).

Each iron comes equipped with a Lamkin Crossline (58R+) grip.

 

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

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  3. Scott Nasiff

    Jan 21, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    It’s amazing how Cobra and the rest of the major club manufacturers will come out with what they say is the most advanced & greatest technology and then do not use in their next model. Taylormade said injected face maximized C.O.R.so why didn’t they do the same with the new stealth driver? The cobra radspeed irons had a carbon fiber top line that cobra said saved 2 grams in weight to low the CG and increase MOI. why did Cobra go away from it already and not use in the new Cobra LTDx irons? One year Taylormade said the sliding weight on the sole was the next big thing. Plus the prices on drivers have gotten to be ridiculous! $549? And for what? To gain 2 yards compared to last years model. If you decide to sell last year’s driver that you paid around $600 for, you will be lucky to get 50% of what you paid

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TOUR REPORT: The unusual gear connection between Scottie Scheffler and Max McGreevy

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Wait a second, this isn’t Charlotte?!

Typically, the Wells Fargo Championship is hosted at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, but since Quail Hollow is hosting the 2022 Presidents Cup, the Wells Fargo is being played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms in Maryland this year.

Crab cakes, football, and apparently the Wells Fargo Championship, that’s what Maryland does (at least in 2022).

Anyway, GolfWRX was live this week from the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship to dive into pros’ golf bags and see what gear they’re playing, and why.

It was a fun week for gear, so let’s get right into this week’s Tour Report.

If you want to see all of our photos from the Wells Fargo, click here!

Rory Sabbatini’s eye-catching (and expensive) golf bag

Rory Sabbatini always turns heads with his outfits, but this week it was his new golf bag that was making fans, and even fellow pros and caddies, stop in their tracks.

The wild-looking, innovative golf bag is made by Decolt Grand, and the Geum Technology means the irons and wedges are actually placed upside-down onto the exterior of the bag. Using high-tech materials and new age designs, Decolt Grand makes high-end electric carts and carry bags, and the lower CG (center of gravity) of the bag makes them more stable for mobility. It also means the clubs are easily accessible, and helps to prevent bag chatter.

The Decolt Grand bag with electric cart will run you $4,999. In the comments below, let us know what you think about the bag design.

Max McGreevy’s Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood

Apparently, Grant Hirschman is the plug on Nike VR Pro Limited fairway woods, according to Max McGreevy. This week, we highlighted Max McGreevy’s 2022 WITB setup, and we noticed he’s currently using a Nike VR Pro Limited 5-wood.

As you may remember, Scottie Scheffler also used this fairway wood model for years, until recently switching it out for a TaylorMade Stealth fairway.

Well, as McGreevy revealed to GolfWRX this week, Scheffler and McGreevy both got their Nike VR Pro Limited fairway woods from the same guy: Grant Hirschman.

Here’s what McGreevy had to say about his Nike VR Pro Limited fairway wood…

“I think I started using it two years ago. I used to use the 3 wood and I’d been looking for a 5 wood, and my roommate Grant Hirschman, he had one from when he was 15. They made him one down at The Oven back in the day. I just asked him if I could mess around with it. I think that was during Covid times when we had a couple months off. Ever since then I just fell in love with it…Grant I guess is the source of all of it. He gave Scottie a backup to his VR Pro because he had cracked the other one. He was the plug on VR Pros.

It’s controlling, it looks good. It’s kind of an old school look to it. Some of these, I mean, most of these woods still look pretty good nowadays, but they just go too far…you see a lot of 7 woods now just because the 5 woods are going too far. I like hybrids, but I’m kind of a low spin guy and a 5 wood just kind of fits in my bag perfectly. Just the way it looks, it’s kind of old school, and I like it like that…

“I can get them to make me one that’s a 20-degree 5 wood type of thing, but then you’re seeing too much face and it’s still popping off a little bit higher and goes about 10 yards farther. I’m not a super long guy in the first place, I don’t need my 5 wood going 5-10 yards less than my 3 wood. It just fits in my bag perfectly. I’ve messed around with other stuff, it just doesn’t quite work perfectly with yardages and stuff like that. I have one backup, so hopefully I won’t be cracking them anytime soon.”

McGreevy says he’s currently accepting offers for another backup via his Instagram page, so if you have an extra one laying around and want to be of assistance, hit him up in the DMs.

McGreevy is also notably using a Scotty Cameron Red X putter, with lead tape caked on the sole, and directly behind the face. So much nostalgia!

Check out Mcgreevy’s full WITB here from the Wells Fargo. 

Billy Hurley III’s awesome setup

McGreevy wasn’t the only bag we spotted this week that was full of older equipment. Billy Hurley III also wowed us with his old school setup, which features hybrids from 2014, 2017 and 2018.

He’s also using Bridgestone J40 prototype irons, which I suggest checking out in our forum thread here.

Rickie makes big changes

In case you missed it, earlier this week we highlighted some big changes that Fowler made this week, including switching back into KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+ shafts, and adding a new Cobra King Stingray 20 prototype putter that was 3D printed.

Here’s what Fowler had to say…

“The C-Tapers help get me back to where I want spin to be at,” Fowler told GolfWRX. “And yeah, I can manipulate loft and stuff like that to get spin where I want and all that, but like I said, something I’ve had success with, know it works, so yeah, I’m just in a good spot right now equipment wise. Not that we were in the wrong spot by any means. The MMTs did what I wanted originally. As things continued to get better, I was looking to add a little bit of spin.”

“With the Stingray, the one that’s in line has some wings on it. So we made one without those just to condense it a little bit and make it a little more…I don’t like having too much weight in the rear. A lot of mallets, you get weight in the back, where I feel like I’m kind of dragging a lot of times if it’s not a face balanced putter, the face will swing open and I feel like it kind of stays there. So that was the reasoning taking those off. There is a touch of toe hang on it, just to where there is a little bit of swing. The guys at Cobra were able to make that up, and I spent the last two weeks with it at home…

“They’re 3D printed, so that’s what’s nice with a lot of that, and the technology where we’re able to make little tweaks. Instead of having to make a completely new head, they can put that data in and print it up.”

Check out the full story here.

One of the best putters on Tour reveals his putting secrets

Denny McCarthy is one of the best putters on the PGA Tour, ranking No. 1 in Strokes Gained: Putting in both 2019 and 2022.

What makes him such a good putter? Well, that’s what we wanted to know.

This week, we highlighted 5 putting tips from McCarthy over on PGATOUR.com. We recommend checking out the entire story here, but below is a snippet from McCarthy regarding his putting mentality.

“Treat it more as an art form than a science,” McCarthy said. “You don’t have to have a perfect stroke. My stroke is not perfect. I’m a good putter because I can see the greens well, and I track spots and I treat it more as an art form. I’m picking spots and ball marks, anything that stands out in my line. I line up my ball around those areas and see the arc of the putt as opposed to worrying about what my strokes doing…

“Have fun with it as opposed to like, ‘Oh shoot, I haven’t putted well today. I’ve missed a bunch from this length.’ No, …go up there and pick a spot and get up and be confident and just hit a good putt. It’s more about the process than the result … to me. It’s about the process of going through what you’re seeing and hitting good putts. Once you hit the putt there’s nothing you can do after that, it’s out of my control. If I do everything well that I can control, I’ll be in good hands.”

Odyssey launches Two-Ball Eleven putters

One of the most popular mallet-style designs – the Odyssey 2-ball – continues to make it into new age technologies. This week, we got our first look at Odyssey’s new Two-Ball 11 Tour Lined putters, which have officially launched on the PGA Tour. We’ll update you with more information on the putters when it becomes available.

For now, check out all of our photos of the new putters.

Gutschewski’s headcovers

Any wrestling fans or video gamers here? If so, then Scott Gutschewski’s Stone Cold Steve Austin and Street Fighter headcovers are right up your alley.

For those who don’t care about that and just want to see his clubs, you can see his full 2022 WITB here. Just a heads up, he’s a big fan of lead tape.

Nostalgic grips

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Golf Pride’s update on Victory cord grips always seem to give golfers that nostalgic feeling. This week, we asked GolfWRX Instagram followers what old golf club the grips most remind them of, so make sure to check out those comments in the Instagram post above.

This particular grip belongs to Bo Van Pelt, who uses them throughout his bag, which is full of gear from different brands.

And with that, we wrap up this week’s Tour Report from the Wells Fargo in Maryland. We’ll see you next week in Texas for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson.

Click here to see all of our photos from this week at the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship.

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Billy Hurley III’s WITB 2022 (May)

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Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 869 X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M4 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 X

Hybrid: Adams Pro Mini (23 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 (4)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X

Irons: Bridgestone Prototype (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48-10F), Cleveland RTX Zipcore (54-12F, 60-09F)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (48), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 (54, 60)

Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Limited

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

 

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Max Homa’s 3 simple tips for beginning golfers

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Max Homa is one of the most active PGA Tour players on social media, and he’s been known to roast random golfers’ swings on Twitter. It’s difficult for fans to have any comebacks, though, since he has one of the most technically sound swings in golf.

Joke aside, however, I wanted to get Homa’s real advice for golfers who are just picking up the game. Golf has seen a serious spike in first-timers hitting the course recently, so I wanted to help newcomers get started in the right direction. Homa seemed like the perfect source for advice.

Here are the 3 key tips that the 3-time PGA Tour winner offered to first time golfers who are just getting into the game.

1) Start out with a lesson

“I guess if they said they were getting into golf and not just playing a round of golf, I would say to maybe go get a lesson. I think some direction would help, so they have some sort of plan in place to get the golf ball in the air. Typically what I tell people is to go have fun, and then see if you catch the bug.”

2) Buy game-improvement irons

Homa, himself, plays Titleist 620 MB blade irons, but he suggests something more forgiving to beginning golfers…

“I just think going to get fit, even if it’s at – who does it? Roger Dunn, or Dicks, or whatever – I think I would do club fitting just to make sure you’re in the right stuff, if you can. If you can’t, obviously just get the biggest irons you can find, game improvement irons, just to make it as easy as possible.”

3) Forget technique, focus on tempo

Homa has a great golf swing, no doubt, so I wanted to hear his keys for his own swing, and his advice on the swing for amateurs. Rather than focusing on planes and technique, Homa hones in on tempo…and he suggests you do, too.

“Rhythm. Mostly just rhythm and tempo, and let the body carry the club head to the ball. When I get off, I’m fast. Most people would be fast, in general. I don’t think very many people are too slow. Especially if you don’t get a lesson, I would say that’s the most important thing, just to feel like it’s nice and smooth and there’s no real burst in it.”

Check out Max Homa’s full 2022 WITB here. 

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