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GolfWRX Launch Report: 2023 Cobra AeroJet drivers, fairway woods, hybrids

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Cobra AeroJet drivers and fairway woods

What you need to know: Building on the LTDx platform, Cobra’s new AeroJet family of drivers includes three models: AeroJet LS, AeroJet, and AeroJet Max. An elevated, internal bridge structure (PWR-Bridge Weighting) in the sole of the club is the centerpiece technology of the line, which places CG low and forward.

2023 Cobra AeroJet drivers: What’s new, key technology

Advanced Aerodynamic Shaping: Producing 1.5 mph more clubhead speed in robot testing compared to the LTD line, AeroJet drivers feature progressive aerodynamic shaping and unique weighting configurations for maximum clubhead speed and precise mass configuration.

PWR-Bridge Weighting: Suspended in the sole of the club like a bridge, the 13-gram PWR-Bridge positions CG low and forward for spin reduction and a flexible sole for enhanced energy transfer.

PWRSHELL Face Insert: This technology, debuting for the first time in a Cobra driver, produces a larger sweet spot.

H.O.T. Face (Highly Optimized Topology): An A.I. designed variable thickness face produces more efficient spin and speed across the clubface.

Thin-ply carbon fiber raw finish…in the club’s crown and sole is 30 percent thinner than “normal carbon fiber,” according to the company, contributing to lower CG and more discretionary mass for engineers to dial in launch and spin.

Jason Dufner’s Cobra AeroJet LS driver

An in-hand look at Jason Dufner’s Cobra AeroJet driver on Tour.

Additional model details

AeroJet LS

  • Low launch, low spin
  • Neutral to fade-biased
  • Smaller profile at address
  • 2 weight ports in the sole (with 12g and 3g weights) are positioned forward in the heel and toe

AeroJet

  • 12-gram fixed back weight for higher launch, MOI
  • Higher launching than the LS while still being low spinning 
  • Neutral shot shape

AeroJet Max

  • Maximum stability with an optional draw bias
  • Placing the 12-gram weight in the rear, 3 gram in the heel = stability with a small draw bias
  • Placing 12-gram weight in the heel = more substantial draw bias

What Cobra says

“The aerodynamic package in the new AeroJet family of drivers is our most advanced to date,” said Mike Yagley, Vice President of Innovation, COBRA Golf. “We continue to balance the aggressive streamlining with optimum mass and resilience properties to give players maximum club head speed and ball launch characteristics for increased distance.”

Pricing and availability

Price: $549

AeroJet LS: 9, 10.5 degrees

Comes in RH/LH with a choice of 3 premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes including: MCA Kai’li White 60 (x-stiff and stiff); Project X HZRDUS Black Gen4 (stiff) and MCA KAI’LI Blue 60 (Regular). Lamkin Crossline grips come standard.  

AeroJet: 9, 10.5, 12 degrees

Comes in RH/LH with a choice of 3 premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes including: MCA Kai’li White 60 (x-stiff and stiff); MCA KAI’LI Blue 60 (regular and stiff), and UST Mamiya Helium Nanocore 4 (Lite), and 5 (Regular). Lamkin Crossline grips comes standard.  

AeroJet Max: 9, 10.5 12 degrees

Comes in RH/LH with a choice of 2 premium aftermarket shafts in select flexes: MCA Kai’li Blue 60 (regular and stiff), and UST Mamiya Helium Nanocore 4 (Lite) and 5 (Regular). Lamkin Crossline grips comes standard.  

AeroJet Max is also available in a women’s edition. 

At retail: February 10

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Cobra AeroJet

Cobra Aerojet Max

Cobra AeroJet LS

2023 Cobra AeroJet fairway woods

 

What you need to know: Like the AeroJet drivers, 2023 Cobra AeroJet fairway woods feature PWR-Bridge weighting, PWRSHELL, and H.O.T. Face technology as well as carbon fiber crowns. CG is low and forward for speed and low spin. AeroJet LSM, AeroJet, AeroJet Max. 

Jason Dufner’s Cobra AeroJet 3-wood

AeroJet LSM

  • Low-spin model
  • Forward weighting for lower trajectories, more workability
  • Two forward weight ports with 12g and 3g weights that can be positioned in the heel or toe.

Gary Woodland’s Cobra AeroJet LSM 3-wood

AeroJet

  • Aimed at the widest segment of the fitting bell curve
  • 12g fixed weight is in the rear of the sole for forgiveness, high launch

AeroJet Max

  • Most forgiving model
  • Draw bias
  • 12g and 3g weights can be positioned in the back or the heel of the sole

Pricing, specs, and availability

Price: $329

AeroJet LSM fairway is offered with the MCA Kai’li White 70 shaft in stiff and x-stiff flex, and a Lamkin Crossline grip. Loft offerings include a 3W with a nominal loft of and 14.5 (adjustable between 13.0 – 16), and a 5W with a nominal loft of 17.5 (adjustable between 16 – 19).

The AeroJet fairway is offered with a choice of UST Helium Nanocore 5F2 in Lite flex or Kai’li Blue 60 in regular or stiff flexes. Loft offering include 15 (3W) which is adjustable from 13.5 to 16.5, 18 (5W) adjustable from 16.5 to 19.5, and 21 (7W) adjustable from 19.5 to 22.5.

AeroJet Max shaft choices include UST Helium Nanocore (5F2 Lite or 5F3 Reg flex) or Kai’li Blue 60 in stiff flex. Loft offering include 15.5 (3W) adjustable from 14 to 17, 18.5 (5W) adjustable from 17 to 20, and 21.5 (7W) adjustable from 20 to 23.

AeroJet Max is also available in a women’s model (available in 3W (18.5) adjustable between 17.0 to 20.0, 5W (21.5) adjustable between 20.0 to 23.0, 7W (24.5) adjustable between 23.0 to 26.0.

AeroJet hybrids

AeroJet hybrids

  • New shape with lower heel, more rounded crown, and slightly raised aft
  • PWR-BRIDGE weighting
  • PWRSHELL H.O.T. FACE

AeroJet One Length

Both the standard AeroHet hybrid (available in 2H (17 degrees), 3H (19 degrees), 4H (21 degrees), 5H (24 degrees), and 6H (28 degrees), and One Length model (available in 3H (19 degrees), 4H (21 degrees), 5H (24 degrees) come with KBS PGI premium aftermarket shafts (85 -S, 75-R, 65 -A), and Lamkin Crossline grips standard. MSRP: $279

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    Jan 9, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Getting pricey compared to where they have been, which was one of Cobra’s biggest advantages.

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Callaway Opus wedges launched on PGA Tour

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Read the full piece here.

While this is the world’s first official look at the final versions of the Opus line of wedges, Callaway staffers have actually been involved In the prototyping and design process for around two years, according to Callaway Tour Manager Joe Toulon.

“The Tour launch is basically when we’re introducing it to the Tour players officially for the first time,” Toulon said on Tuesday at the 2024 Travelers Championship. “We’ve done a lot of work with this wedge in the prototyping stages. It’s a project that we’ve really kicked off 2 years ago, when we really started digging into this category and understanding what the best players in the world look for in a wedge.”

Of course, Callaway’s research and design team has been studying the wedge category for decades, but this time around – during the design of the new Opus wedges – Callaway put more power than ever into the hands of PGA TOUR players. Toulon and team paid close attention to everything Tour players wanted from a wedge, including the look at address, the shape of the leading edge, how the club sits on the ground with the face open, the shaping of the sole, the sound, the feel, and how the wedge interacts with the turf at impact under various conditions.

Although all factors were considered, the most significant barrier to entry for Tour players is their first impression of the shape of the wedge at address.

“The shape is really something we spent a lot of time with, and getting it to look good to the majority of players – it’s something that you may not hit everybody’s eye exactly right, but this is something where we got countless hours of feedback and testing from Tour players, and this is kind of the final product,” Toulon said. “…I think one of the things that players really focus on when they set a wedge down for the first time is what it looks like at address, and what it looks like when you open the face, and we did a lot around that; the shaping and the roundness of this wedge.”

Toulon calls it the “final” product, because there were various iterations of the Opus wedges before this. Actually, these final versions of the Opus wedges are based on the sixth prototype, specifically.

“[The Opus wedge] was code named ‘S6’ during the process,” Toulon said. “We stamped every wedge out here (on the PGA TOUR) in this shape with S6, and that basically just stands for some of the shaping designs we went through. That was the sixth shape design that we settled on based on what the player feedback was. That’s really the whole story behind this wedge; tour-inspired, tour-driven. These guys out here designed this wedge. This is just the final cosmetic and final design that we went with.”

Read the full piece here.

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TaylorMade releases Milled Grind 4 Raw TW Grind wedges

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For the first time, golfers can purchase TaylorMade’s MG4 RAW TW Grind wedges Tiger Woods has played in tournaments this season.

The MG4 Raw TW Grind wedges showcase a slightly larger footprint that are designed to give players a sense of roundness and continuity throughout the clubhead profile.

MG4 RAW TW Grind 56-degree

Specs:

  • Bounce: 12°
  • Length: 35.35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

MG4 RAW TW Grind 60-degree

Specs: 

  • Bounce: 11°
  • Length: 35’’
  • Lie: 64°
  • Swingweight: D5
  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

The MG4 RAW TW Grind Wedges are for sale now at www.taylormadegolf.com for $199.99 USD.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (6/19/24): ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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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 the ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’.

From the seller: (@icecat88): “Nice set of Vega Mizar irons 5-G with project x 5.5 pured shafts and newer golf pride align grips. Normal bag chatter on the soles but face and grooves in excellent condition. Be hard to find quality forged set in this condition for just  $200 plus shipping.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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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