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We have the best of bests. The good, the bad, the ugly... what about the most underrated equipment?

 

What brand gets a undeserved bad rap?

 

Which brand surprised you the most when tested?

 

What brand should be in the spotlight that isn't?

 

What brand is overlooked in the Big Brand markets?

 

For me, I think it's Cobra. I've hit pretty much all of their 2017 Lineup and from my testing, they perform extremely well. The King MB's are as pure as any blade I've hit. The Forged Tec irons dare to be different by giving you a hint of forgiveness but a huge Forged feel. I'm gaming the wedges and let me tell you, they are SWEET! (Talk about spin!) Both the F7+ and the KING LTD driver sounded, looked, and performed as well as I could expect. The fairways rock, haven't hit the hybrids or the DI.

 

 

 

- Alan

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I still game the Fly z + Cobra driver & hybrid.

Don't see to many on the course. I think they come in under the radar.

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:cobra-small: Driver F9                     

:cobra-small: 5 wood 18 TS2 

:mizuno-small:  Irons 4i / 9i MP-20 HMB   
:mizuno-small: wedge T20 46* 50*                                                           

:callaway-small: Wedges MD5 Jaws  58/x

:mizuno-small: Putter M-Craft II black

:taylormade-small: Tour Response 

 

 

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The Fly Z Pro irons are the ones that got my attention. Those were awesome irons.

 

 

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I recently picked up a Cobra King F6 and I am getting my jock blown off with the performance this bad boy is putting out.  Funny thing is, I was a Cobra homer several years ago and inadvertently swayed to other brands.  I'm really glad I'm back in the saddle and I now I remember whey I respected their drivers so much.

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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I recently picked up a Cobra King F6 and I am getting my jock blown off with the performance this bad boy is putting out. Funny thing is, I was a Cobra homer several years ago and inadvertently swayed to other brands. I'm really glad I'm back in the saddle and I now I remember whey I respected their drivers so much.

When acusnet owned Cobra I really wanted the DCI cobra version. I think it was just the King Cobra irons. The local legend at the course Mr. Jackson games them. It was like playing with Greg Norman. He was scratch or better. I'll never forget that King Cobra head cover.

 

I think these were it. And I think they were during Acushnets ownership.

 

 

 

- Alan

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Nike

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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I have to agree with you all there, I think cobra is seriously underrated and make an amazing product. I love their fly z+ which is my gamer. I also had the amp cell pro Irons which were a thing of beauty. I still regret ever selling them. Maybe one day another pro version will work their way back into my bag

 

 

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 ⛳🛄 as of May 14, 2020

SWING SPEED- 100

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 360 (Caddie)

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When acusnet owned Cobra I really wanted the DCI cobra version. I think it was just the King Cobra irons. The local legend at the course Mr. Jackson games them. It was like playing with Greg Norman. He was scratch or better. I'll never forget that King Cobra head cover.

 

I think these were it. And I think they were during Acushnets ownership.

 

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- Alan

 

Yea I remember those.   I think Cobra may have been the first set of oversized irons?  Anyways I'm happy to have a snake back in my bag ;) 

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway  XR16 4- Wood
Callaway Steelhead 3 Hybrid
Tommy Armour 845 MAX 5 - GW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 54 Degree SW
Tommy Armour Over N Out 58 Degree Lob
Wilson Harmonized Chipper 32 Degrees
Ping  Sigma G Tyne Putter OR Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

 

 

 



 

 

 

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Agree, I think they were under appreciated.

 

 

- Alan

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Agree 100%. Another would be Tour Edge, haven't hit one in a while but they had some pretty nice fairway woods.

 

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:taylormade-small: SLDR 10.5 Oban HB

:taylormade-small: R11s Rip Phenom

:Hogan: Ft. Worth Black Irons

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54

:cleveland-small: CG10 58

:odyssey-small: Sabertooth

 

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Especially the engage wedges. I tried them when they first came out. Space age looks, consistent blade performance.

 

 

- Alan

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Cobra has been underrated for a while now, agree with all the comments on them.

 

I can't believe nobody has said Wilson Staff yet though.  Their woods are definitely coming around and their irons have been sleeper hits for a few years now.

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I'll say Mizuno--at least for some of their offerings. They get a lot of love on the players end of the lineup but I think not as much for the GI end or wedges. For a company known for the feel of their irons I see a lot more Titleist and Cleveland wedges in people's bags.

 

 

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:cleveland-small: Launcher HB Driver 10.5* | :cleveland-small: Launcher HB 5W | :cleveland-small: Launcher HB 3H and 4H | :cleveland-small: Launcher CBX Irons 5-PW | :cleveland-small: CBX Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* | :cleveland-small: TFI 2135 Cero Putter | :srixon-small: Q Star Balls

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Cobra has been underrated for a while now, agree with all the comments on them.

 

I can't believe nobody has said Wilson Staff yet though.  Their woods are definitely coming around and their irons have been sleeper hits for a few years now.

Definitely agree about Wilson Staff.  At demo days I hit hybrids and driver and was impressed.  Most new clubs I hit don't usually stand out much from others, but dang I hit them well.  

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Dont think i have hit a Wilson Staff golf club since my old Staff irons. wtourmsho.jpeg

 

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:taylormade-small: SLDR 10.5 Oban HB

:taylormade-small: R11s Rip Phenom

:Hogan: Ft. Worth Black Irons

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 54

:cleveland-small: CG10 58

:odyssey-small: Sabertooth

 

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I liked Nike's gear myself but if I had to pick a specific set it'd actually be Wilson staff's fat shaft two iron set. Still have them actually. Those suckers are still one of my favorite sets.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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Right now, in the big boy, I'd say Wilson.

 

Overall, components (not clones)...Maltby, Wishon, KZG etc.

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In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


Testing: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0


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I will jump in and say I am a big Tour Edge supporter. Yes they are expensive but they are great quality and I find that many of them are hidden under the headcovers of tour pros. 

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In my bag:

Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

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my old bio cell+ driver was one of the most consistent drivers I have ever had.  I also still game old Mashie+ hybrids because I have yet to find one that is more consistent, longer maybe but not more consistent.  I absolutely love them

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Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29
 

WITB:

Driver:   2017 M2 
3/5 Woods:  2014 Big Bertha 
4/5 Hybrids:  Mashie+ 
Irons:  Apex CF16 6-PW w/Recoil 110
Wedges:  RTX3 MB 48/54/58
Putter:  White Hot Pro #3 w/SS 2.0
Ball: â€‹Z-Star Yellow

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