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  1. 6 points
    Official MIM Wedges Review - GB13 When you think of Cobra, the last thing you probably think about is wedges. Not to spoil anything, but I’m about to tell you why you’re wrong. I orded the MIM wedges in 50°, 54°, and 58° with Stiff KBS Tour 105s. Just like my irons, I was originally fit into Modus3 105s (backordered), and was told these would be a great replacement. Previously, I was using PING Glide 1.0 52° and 58° wedges. I loved those wedges for a long time, however they were starting to wear out when I was selected for this contest. Looks- 4/5 Stars I received the 50° and 58° in the chrome finish and the 54° in black finish, which are both stunning, and have now been affectionately nicknamed, my “zebras”. (Yes I know I’m weird.) Joking aside, these wedges are super classic at address, and just slick overall. My only (minute) complaint, like @daviddvm is about the scalloped back. It just isn’t my taste, however, after using these wedges, I would NOT advise Cobra to get rid of it. It’s functionality is superb. Sound & Feel- 5/5 Stars The MIM wedges get their name from what Cobra calls Metal Injection Molding, a process which, “results in a more even grain structure than forged and cast wedges and the softest feel the industry’s ever seen.” I’d say this statement is pretty darn accurate. They feel soft, yet produce a very solid sounding strike. They definitely sound and feel much better than my old PINGs. Basic Characteristics- 5/5 Stars Everything about these wedges fit my game well. I ordered the versatile grind for all three wedges, and am very happy with that choice. I’m able to hit every shot I want to around the green, from flops to bump and runs. The scalloped back definitely is effective in lowering the leading edge, resulting in less thin open-faced shots. The spin rates I’ve been seeing have been perfect. I’m not sucking the ball back, but to be honest, my ideal shot hits and sticks pretty much where it landed. In my opinion, amateurs spinning shots back (or trying to) leads to a lot of trouble. On-Course Performance- 5/5 Stars In case you can’t tell yet, I’m loving these wedges. They’re consistent, easy to hit, forgiving around the green, and sound and feel wonderful. My average distance to the pin on chip shots has gone down by 4 feet, and my full swing proximity has gotten better as well. These wedges just work for me. Play it or Trade it- 5/5 Stars Let me think about this for a second... PLAY IT!! These are my favorite clubs that Cobra sent us. I can’t really say I miss my Glides, even when they weren’t worn out, I don’t know if they were ever this good. Overall- 5/5 Stars Consistent? Solid feel? Easy to use? Complaints? I’m not sure why Cobra wedges get overlooked, but I can guarantee you that these will be in the bag for a long time, and Cobra will be top of the list when the time comes to replace them. I don’t have bad word to say about them, and believe me, I’ve tried to find something. Cobra has pulled off absolutely amazing wedges.
  2. 6 points
    I forgot to share this one earlier. There was a ton of dew on the course today. This is the backside of the MIM wedge after a green side chip out of the rough...
  3. 6 points
    It’s a shame you didn’t get out this week, I’d have looked forward to your challenge. That said, while I didn’t shoot a personal best today, it was probably the best round I’ve ever played. I’m so thrilled to be done with this challenge, I absolutely hate not having my irons. It just makes it such a challenge on approach shots and par 3s... and my course has 7 par 3s.
  4. 5 points
    Played my no iron challenge round today. Played off the white tees, 71/128 rating. My daily handicap was 6. My rationale in playing these tees was to get an accurate measurement of how removing irons from my bag affects how I play from my usual tees. I didn't add the extra hybrids from my daughter's bag as that wouldn't have been in the spirit of the challenge. Went with the yellow shirt to emphasise my jaundiced view of those who don't fully embrace the challenge by playing tees to suit the clubs in their bag First time I've played in a mask, pretty sure it makes me look better. Now to the important part, how did I play. I started on the 10th, playing as a single in a field full of 2's, which made for a lot of waiting, which probably didn't help my rhythm on the tee. Three uncharacteristic big misses left cost me a bit, perhaps striving for extra distance to put myself in gap wedge range? I found myself in the 130-150 yard range all day, mostly I went with the bunted 4 hybrid, which was tough with a lot of front bunkers and narrow approaches to the green. Turned 7 over with a couple of pars and a double. Got on the bogey train after the turn, but felt like I was striking the ball a bit better. On the 6th tee I joined up with the pair in front as they were still waiting for the fairway to clear. Things improved dramatically from there. My next bunted hybrid left a very quick 10 foot breaking birdie putt that finished 2 inches from the hole. Smashed my drive on 7 down the perfect line to catch the slope and left myself 85 yards which I hit my sand wedge to 4 feet. Ticked of another birdie every hole challenge hole. Continued the good form on 8, ran another 4 hybrid through a 10 yard gap between the green side bunkers on the 145 yard par 3 for another regulation par. Another good drive on 9 left me 65 yards. Put it to 12 feet and shaved the hole for another par. Very pleased with finishing 1 under for the last 4 after joining up with the guys in front. Not sure how this sits in the challenge, but it was a lot of fun, and gave me something to focus on with no competition golf able to be played. I would have loved to have seen some B.blubbing from @B.Boston but I'm not sure how his score compares to my 5 over handicap. Really enjoyed the challenge, especially during the current tough times, great work Cobra and My Golf Spy.
  5. 5 points
    Woah, woah, woah ... back it up ... your course has 7 par 3s?! I completely must have missed that. And yes, to @Lacassem’s point, how did you play those??? @daviddvm the suspense is killing me ... where’s your round update?!
  6. 5 points
    She said yes! We’re so happy! Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. 3 points
    Need your HC, Slope, and rating plz.
  8. 3 points
    The bunt approach. Did you take any thin type wedges and just get them to run a little or all hybrid? Chip ins make it easy for sure
  9. 3 points
    Lots of soft feathered hybrids, and an accidental layup . The par 3s were so difficult, I only hit 3/7 greens but my play was to always leave the easiest up and down, since I couldn’t control the distance as well. Oh, and 2 back to back chip ins help too. Here is the write-up I did of my course earlier in the thread.
  10. 3 points
    I called a guy out on it once. Asked him when it was last calibrated. Told him it was wrong, I know how far I hit. Then he tried to argue that It was just the perfect set up for me. I asked again about the calibration. I got the "curley shuffle" " Hit some more I have to go help another customer, I'll be back in a few." Then I left.
  11. 3 points
    Took the day off and went for 18 this morning. Shot 37-41 for 78. 3 birdies, 1 double. Started off great and hit a 58* to 6 inches on #6 for shot of the year. It's a 390 par 4 around a lake, but it's only like 230 to clear the lake, so my drive was actually pin high on the #7 tee. Holes 10-14 are the problem. I found myself counting the shots I dropped so far today and then went par, bog, double, bog, bog. I'm trying to change they way I attack a course and was looking at where I am dropping shots. Just got in my own head with score and results instead of process and the shot I was hitting. Take Dead Aim
  12. 3 points
    What did you do on those par 3s? Really bummed I couldn’t get out but have been fortunate this year to play a lot. Should start rt a thread with these Types of challenges for folks to play against each other....food for thought glad you played well and no way in hell I would have touched that number! Keep up the solid play buddy!
  13. 3 points
    Surveillance Report: Subtle Shot Spectrum *full volume for full ‘forged effect’ Some ideas explored in the official ICON review dropping next week... Tradition -or- Progress; Creativity -or- Predictability; Exhilarating -or- Sensible? “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might find. You get what you need.” - The Rolling Stones
  14. 3 points
    Took it easy after my elbow flared up last weekend. Played Fresh Meadow on Tuesday and shot 71 from the back tees; which is my best round there in 5 years or so. The greens there just make me batty. Took off Wednesday and played at my club yesterday and today with a pair of matching 73s. Playing with the pro tomorrow at my club then off on Sunday. Ice and the shot I got seem to be working but not going to push it right now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. 2 points
    I know this is aimed at @Peaksy68, but I had something similar happen during my round Thursday. It was crowded and I had a twosome and foursome in front of me and play was slow. The guy behind me, Michael, asked to play in on the fifth. He told me he was working on some things and he wasn't very good. I told him that's ok, I'm not very good and I don't have an iron in the bag. I told him what I was doing, talked about the forum, and he was cool with it. We spent the next four holes talking equipment, strategy, and just the game in general. I was hoping he'd stick around for the back, but he saw one of his regular buddies at the turn and joined their group.
  16. 2 points
    I gave them a bit of a run down as to what I was doing. They were probably more excited than me about my shot into the 8th. They probably also think I'm a bit mental, but that's something I'm used to due to the way I dress
  17. 2 points
    That's a great observation! I've often had the glare issue with my wedges. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  18. 2 points
    I agree. It’s purely for cosmetic purposes. The milling underneath the laser etchings is finer and at a different angle. While they may not be functional in terms of imparting spin they are effective at reducing glare. My Callaway MD4 are relatively polished and reflect massive amounts of sun and it’s glare can be prohibitive to me taking the face angle I want.
  19. 2 points
    I thought about trying to thin wedges, but figured that would be even harder to control than the bunts. Luckily there isn’t much forced carry on the par 3s, if there was, I’d have to adjust my strategy. This was the only par three that I didn’t hit hybrid (long is dead), tried to jump on a 50° and it turned into a layup... 68.6/128
  20. 2 points
    I find the milling out on the toe interesting. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points
    I hit my best shot of the year in today's round. Number 16 at Bent Tree in Council Bluffs, is a drivable par four. 295 yards, protected by bunkers left and right with a narrow opening in front. I normally lay up, but went for it today. It was down hill and down wind. I hit driver to 10 inches. (For a while there, we thought it might go in.) Tap in eagle. A lot of fun. Only my fourth eagle, second on a par four.
  22. 2 points
    I can feel a bad shot off the face of my game improvement irons, but the feedback off a forged iron is a completely different beast. I know right away where I hit them and I can imagine these Hogan's perform exactly the same. These irons are some of the most beautiful I've seen. You guys are doing a great job and it sounds like you're having fun doing it.
  23. 2 points
    Got nine in after work. Even 40. No driver, was working on my irons. Only used 4i to tee off. Hitem straight enough to be progressing with my swing. Putting was not on par but neither where the greens... Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
  24. 2 points
    Once in a blue moon....yes lol Reminds me of the first time I hit a home run when I was playing little league baseball....I never felt it in my hands...the was just a small “crack of the bat” and I looked up to see it sail over the scoreboard in left field! Sadly it doesn’t happen near enough! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  25. 2 points
    You can hear each grain of steel. Those sound extremely smooth.... extremely smooth.
  26. 2 points
    I turned 61 in June. I hope that I can continue to play at this level for a while. But whatever happens, happens. I'm just grateful to have been selected for this test and the excitement that these irons have given me and the results that I can share with all of you. This has been a blast.
  27. 2 points
    Not unheard of. If we don't focus on the clubhead, there are lots of potential variables: total club weight, swing weight, head weight, shaft, shaft length lie angle, etc that could make the club a better fit for your game. As an MGS most wanted tester, I hit lot of clubs from players clubs through SGI and even within the same category I hit them differently and get different results.
  28. 2 points
    Wasn't feeling 100% this morning but wife wanted to hit some golf balls so we went to a fun Par 3 .. for many of the players on here most holes would be a Par 2 .. but I find it a good challenge. So we arrive to find a LINE waiting to tee off! Shudda known, warm summer day and not many summer camps going on. I chip a little bit and putt a few balls and maybe a half hour (or more?) later we finally get out turn. Started out decently enough .. 2 pars and 4 easy bogeys over the first six holes .. but then just kinda faded and got sloppy and last three holes were +7 over...... GOLF <<>> FLOG
  29. 2 points
    So now I am starting to be concerned. I just saw my new USGA GHIN info. My handicap index is now at 1.6 I don't know who this guy is, but I hope he doesn't crack under all this pressure. I am now at a level that I would never ever have thought possible for a past his prime kind of guy. I'm going to print out my card, laminate it and put it in my golfing memories scrap book. I just can't wait to play again this weekend. I really am a golf nut but these irons have really got me motivated and more focused on shot execution. You know how sometimes you just get complacent and you just go through the motions. I think I was like that the past couple of years. It was just a routine. Get up, go play with some people that I would meet at the golf course, perhaps customers, or play a round of golf with my boss. Shoot in the mid 70's and go home. I wasn't going to get any better! So now I'm pumped. This is just freaking awesome. I'm sitting on the couch putting this post together and wishing I was playing golf. ( It's raining )
  30. 1 point
    such a team player! But, no they are a limited edition and unfortunately RH only.
  31. 1 point
    I had a lower back injury two weeks into the training. It set me back a few weeks. To be fair, and I documented this throughout the forum, but I was doing a lot all at once: rowing daily, weight lifting daily, SuperSpeed, and lowered calories for fat loss..... so it was mainly just overuse for me.
  32. 1 point
    All true. The lofts on the AP2s are 3 degrees weaker than my irons. Thats possibly why I was able to get them up in the air with relative ease. Except for the 4 iron. That's a beast beyond my skills in that type of iron. Now I just need Covid to die down. The nearest two fitterest to me are in high infection rate areas.
  33. 1 point
    No a question, but a suggestion - Do not simply rely on one fitter, if you can, go to several and then compare the recommendations.
  34. 1 point
    That’s for sure. I’m trying to work it in the same time my irons come in end next week. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  35. 1 point
    Groovy Grooves on a wedge. It seems to be the talk of the town since I can remember. More with sharper edges, less with more face roughness, grooves in grooves, different grooves for different lofts… why so many different kinds of grooves? Cleveland claims that the UtiliZip Groove doesn’t only add spin, but consistency too. There is only one way I know how to test that. This weekend I am going to try to sneak out to the practice area and post up with 36 golf balls and hit from 130 yards out of the rough, and repeat until I have around 100 shots. Then move to the fairway cut and do the same. This will do two things, first get a good idea of the consistency claims (I’ll not count my missed shots), and get a durability test in. Rain-X? Something I noticed from last night’s golf club cleaning session; this wedge seems to have some water repellent qualities to the finish. Not quite as rain-x(y) as the BP’s, but it didn’t stick around much. I could not find anything written about this on the website.
  36. 1 point
    Always sunny in California right?
  37. 1 point
    Well if my threads in the “what equipment are you think about” And “CHOs” are any indication of time between thought and buying I’ll be ordering tonight
  38. 1 point
    It's a little bigger than what I'm used to. But not ginormous. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    It may be, but not compared to my prior wedges. That's all I have to compare it with.
  40. 1 point
    I had to show this: I was fast tonight. Tied fastest dominant with green, blue and red. Fastest ever non dominant red and then what you see up top left handed (non dominant) green. My prior record was 117. I’m anxious to see how that translates to the range tomorrow and the course on Sunday afternoon. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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  42. 1 point
    Chill the FFFF out. Play every day you can. Take Dead Aim
  43. 1 point
    +9 over for an 81 today. 39 on the front with a double when I chunked a 9 iron into the pond. Backside, got on a bogey train and couldn't find my way off, shooting 42.
  44. 1 point
    Was able to sneak out yesterday, but only had time for 9 holes. Played River Glen, which historically I do not play well, as the fairways are fairly narrow on most holes. Since I played from the whites, I was able to use hybrid/3 wood more often and still have manageable distances to the holes. It was about the easiest +1 round I've ever played. I hit all 9 greens and my only bogey came from a 3 putt from about 12 feet, but I was in a position that I could not stop the ball near the pin because of the severity of slope. Left with a 10 foot comeback putt very uphill and needed one more revolution to go in. Very happy with my approach game and was able to hit many shots with my Gap wedge, which I typically do not use that often. Putted well and was mostly just a misread on the putts, but I will correct that and get a couple more to fall next time.
  45. 1 point
    Brutal round today, 96. I thought I was done with these kinds of rounds...lol. I'm still going to keep my positivity about the swing and game in general, but my course management was really bad today. Changing nothing about my swing at all, I bet poor course management cost me almost ten strokes today. But believe it or not, the driver may have been the best it's been all summer!
  46. 1 point
    That's a beautiful course and great photos! Add I'm sitting at work right now, I'm really jealous. It sounds like you had a good time and great round. Have fun out there again today and I hope you play well!
  47. 1 point
    Blah morning. Couple good shots but for the most part scrambling I make Par. Bacon Boyz a bit subdued this morning, looked like a couple hangovers. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  48. 1 point
    Lessons are the way to go, so I'm glad you're looking into them. But if you want to attempt a DIY approach, I would check out Adam Young's work (adamyounggolf.com). I subscribe to NLG, more because I want to get better at teaching kids how to swing a golf club (I'm a volunteer at the First Tee in my spare time). I use some of his drills and ideas in concert with what my teacher works on with me and with my daughter. Some people don't like his approach, but I've had good results with using some of his work with the kids we teach. I like the idea of focusing on a skill (e.g. hit the outside of the ball if your path is too far inside) instead of technique.
  49. 1 point
    ... The vast majority of the time, the yips come from being results oriented and not stroke oriented. You can control your stroke. You cannot control your results. Once your focus shifts to "I have to make this" from "let me put a good stroke on this putt and focus on my speed" you are in big trouble. More often than not focusing on the stroke will result in a good result. But focusing on the result will more often than not result in a bad stroke. Obviously this is all mental, so focus and a mental adjustment is necessary. That said, some yips come from physical problems but of course that is a different story.
  50. 1 point
    I completely agree. I think it goes something like this: Distance at sea level: 150 Distance at elevation = sea level plus 10-15% Distance on monitor at big box store = distance at elevation times 1.045 "you gotta have these" factor Distance on golf forum = distance on monitor times ego2 (except on certain sites where it's ego3) I still want them, though.
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