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21 minutes ago, GregB135 said:

Just curious, so a question to all the testers. How have the distances with the Cobra clubs and the Cobra Connect/Arccos measurements compared to your 'self-generated' distance expectations?

Too early to tell on the arccos front, but for me with the One Lengths, good strikes are about the exact same as my old clubs, maybe 5-10 yards longer at most. The big difference is that the poor strikes are much much better for me on my old clubs, Especially with the long irons. I can hit a 4 iron fat and still have it roll out 160-180 yards, with my old clubs a chunked 4 iron wasnt going anywhere. 

8 minutes ago, Shankster said:

How’s the wedges fellas?

I'm more consistent with these than the Tour B's. I make better contact and due to the better contact, I'm getting the ball spinning back in big ways for the first time ever. It could be the bounce / grind difference. I play on a super firm course so I went with the versatile option. I would say they don't "feel" as good as the Tour B's but they are more accurate and consistent for me. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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Wedges are rock solid as always.  I think my new favorite club is the pitching wedge.  It's the perfect club in the fairway or rough for any shot 125-140 yards away.  There's something extremely satisfying about a low flight 3/4 swing pitching wedge that hits on the green and just stops.


One of my favorite shots. Had one yesterday playing with my dad. Came up 10’ short but he was amazed that it stopped dead about a foot from the pitch mark.
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I'm more consistent with these than the Tour B's. I make better contact and due to the better contact, I'm getting the ball spinning back in big ways for the first time ever. It could be the bounce / grind difference. I play on a super firm course so I went with the versatile option. I would say they don't "feel" as good as the Tour B's but they are more accurate and consistent for me. 


Good news. I need to get somewhere that I can test a bunch of wedges with different grinds and bounce options.
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I was curious about the wedges as well!  I was always curious how the "versatile" grind has more bounce than the "widelow" grind.  I've been playing around with the Ping Glide 2.0 TS (very low bounce) to replace my WS (high bounce) and was curious can you really go by Cobra's bounce numbers?

Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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44 minutes ago, GregB135 said:

Just curious, so a question to all the testers. How have the distances with the Cobra clubs and the Cobra Connect/Arccos measurements compared to your 'self-generated' distance expectations?

Honestly, I am hitting the ball further than expected when I see the ball flight. There have been multiple times where I have audibly said, "That's short," when the ball was in flight only to see it hit beyond my target. It has been a learning curve for me to truly dial in my "new" distances. 

I've decreased my short misses on approaches by 7.1% as of today and increased my long approach misses by 3.1%. 

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(Approach shot stats)

Distances given from the system of yards to specific hazards or aim points have been very accurate for me. I compare to my wife's Garmin watch and it is within 1-2yds of each system.

29 minutes ago, Shankster said:

How’s the wedges fellas?

Sick! The black look is just phenomenal and the performance matches. We'll have specific write-ups about each section of the bag throughout the challenge. 

For me, the wedges are currently my second favorite part of the new setup. My short game has become more versatile in the shots I can take and I even feel comfortable "trying something silly" with them in my hand.

 

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

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Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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6 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Freshly washed... 🤩

Sometime's they need cooled off as they are smoking hot!

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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@bardle you may have already mentioned this before, but since you have the One length irons, does it feel really odd playing a longer PW and then using a regular length Gap/Sand/Lob wedges.

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:cobra-small: King F9 set to 9*, Tour length Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0 S-flex, with GolfPride MCC +4 mid-size

SONARTEC 3W - 13*, UST Mamiya 65 Gold S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

Gigagolf.com - TXR Hybrid: 3H, UST Proforce V2 S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

:ping-small: G 2016, 4-PW, AWT 2.0 S-flex, +1/2", black dot, with Super Stroke - Soft Wrap TC

:titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D

:EVNROLL: Custom Fit 35" ER6 Red at 68 degree lie angle and 4 degrees of loft

:Snell: MTB-X

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro Slope

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3 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

I hear the Pope is reading this thread... weighing the option of making you all Saints for your pain and suffering...Saint Cobra testers, the saint of distance and accuracy..😁😂🤣

 

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Wilson D7 Irons 4-GW,  Dynamic Gold AMT
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12 minutes ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

Wish I could give you bonus points for doing the math on Styrofoam.

🤣  That was excellent touch on his part.

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Driver: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 9.5* Recoil 460ES cut to 45"
3W: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 15* Recoil 460ES
3H, 4H: :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 19*, 23* Recoil 780ES
4-PW:  :bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR HF2 Modus3 Tour 105
AW: :mizuno-small:S5 52*
SW: :cleveland-small: 588
LW: :callaway-small: MD3
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Marxman
Bag: :bridgestone-small: Tour B Stand Bag
Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star
Pushcart: BigMax iQ+

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Starting Driver Speed on PRGR Monitor: 102 mph

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Congrats @sirchunksalot!!

 

Here's to a new week - I'm not sure you guys could hit a green even if you had a protractor!

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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Well, I've never been a great heckler, but I could see this going 1 of 2 ways:  Do you heckle @bardle since he's the only One length competitor?  Or, do you heckle the other guys for going the Non-Dechambeau route?  Either way, there should be some pretty good reads in this post this week.  Fellas, good luck on your GIR% this week.  It looks like @Nunfa0 has a really good chance if he continues to play that 6,000 yard course as I'm sure he'll have some approach shots with the wedges, but it is getting colder in N.Z.  Also, @robertson153 has a really good chance since he was the longest off the tee last week.

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Silencer

:cobra-small: King F9 set to 9*, Tour length Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0 S-flex, with GolfPride MCC +4 mid-size

SONARTEC 3W - 13*, UST Mamiya 65 Gold S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

Gigagolf.com - TXR Hybrid: 3H, UST Proforce V2 S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

:ping-small: G 2016, 4-PW, AWT 2.0 S-flex, +1/2", black dot, with Super Stroke - Soft Wrap TC

:titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D

:EVNROLL: Custom Fit 35" ER6 Red at 68 degree lie angle and 4 degrees of loft

:Snell: MTB-X

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro Slope

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There should be some good ones this week.  These heckles practically write themselves!

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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I don't even think a compass could help you guys find the green! 🤣

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In my ATumSBM.jpg Silencer

:cobra-small: King F9 set to 9*, Tour length Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0 S-flex, with GolfPride MCC +4 mid-size

SONARTEC 3W - 13*, UST Mamiya 65 Gold S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

Gigagolf.com - TXR Hybrid: 3H, UST Proforce V2 S-flex, with GolfPride G2 Tour Wrap

:ping-small: G 2016, 4-PW, AWT 2.0 S-flex, +1/2", black dot, with Super Stroke - Soft Wrap TC

:titelist-small: :vokey-small: - SM8 Tour Chrome, 50.08F - 54.10S - 58.12D

:EVNROLL: Custom Fit 35" ER6 Red at 68 degree lie angle and 4 degrees of loft

:Snell: MTB-X

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro Slope

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Congratulations @sirchunksalot !!

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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59 minutes ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

Forum Members: There was much debate (and how glorious it was), but I’m here to give you the one, true answer to the Trivia question.  I added some explanations for the ones that produced confusion. 

 

Number of competitors [5]

✖️

Challenge weeks [8]

-Pre-chatter was a month and is also not a challenge week.  If we counted that, it should’ve been

➗

Total exclamation points in Robertson's intro [4]

✖️

Number of shots Bucky won his flight by [11]

➕

Total number of votes cast for the Pre-Chatter poll [195]

-Gotta add them up individually since the bonuses were added and produced a higher total.

➕

Overall HC sum of the 5 testers (rounded) [82]

-Basic math rule to add first, then round the final number.  81.6 rounds to 82.

➕

Nunfa's age [47]

➖

Number of holes that went into palvord’s baseline [126]

-Although he listed rounds, he also expressly called out the hole count

➖

Number of shots Bardle hit with his 5 iron [28]

=

Final Answer: 280

-Order of operations was built in so that shouldn’t have tripped anyone up.

 

CONGRATS to @sirchunksalot for providing the first, correct answer!  Wish I could give you bonus points for doing the math on Styrofoam.  Hope you enjoy your new kicks; keep an eye out for a PM from me.

 

 

This is how I envisioned every forum member trying to solve this basic math problem:
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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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1 hour ago, M. Parsons said:

@bardle you may have already mentioned this before, but since you have the One length irons, does it feel really odd playing a longer PW and then using a regular length Gap/Sand/Lob wedges.

I mentioned it briefly but yes, the pitching wedge is the worst offender when it comes to messing with my brain...but it works, I hit it more consistently than most other clubs, but it took a minute. I was chunking it like crazy for a while out there. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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Congrats  @sirchunksalot@palvord it was much worse than that for me.  Instead of visualizing the numbers they were flying at my face confusing the crap out of me.  That is probably why I came up with so many different answers!😵

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Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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