Jump to content
GolfSpy STUDque

#CobraCONNECT Challenge 3

Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

Time for a little mini-iron review from the one and only one length competitor. 
OLback.jpg.602f6716366c4102d4dc8e12dc90838d.jpg
All in all, I like the one lengths. I'm getting more and more used to them and I'm finding that my consistency is definitely improving. The core tenants of the F9 model definitely work, these things are long and super forgiving. Almost all of my shots are straight now. I suddenly struggle with a bit of an overdraw and alignment issues that cause pulls but usually if I hit the ball solid I can guarantee I am close to or on the green.
Being one length I want to break this mini review into two parts. Scoring irons and distance irons because I think its fundamentally important based on my experience so far to separate the two. 
Scoring Irons
These things are incredible. They are dead on accurate and the distance just works. I don't have to worry about ball position anymore which historically for me caused ALOT of fat / heavy / chunky shots with my scoring irons. the 7-PW are my FAVORITE clubs in the bag right now. I posted before that the PW in particular messed with my brain. Yeah, I'm over that. I love it. Its probably my best club right now in terms of accuracy. I don't see any reason why every golfer shouldn't at least have a mixed set with these one length scoring irons in the bag.  
9iron.jpg.27586504c31f85a6e8e784fd840b694e.jpg
9 iron at address ^^
"Long" Irons
So the 4-6 I have mixed feelings about. Despite them being the same length they don't work the same as the scoring irons. The yardages are weird and I have a bad tendency to hit these thin much more than the other irons. I'm 54 holes in now with some untracked scrambles, etc.. with these clubs and I'm just not sure what to do about them. As an example here are my ranges with these:
1885177177_ScreenShot2019-06-28at8_33_57AM.thumb.png.cad9583d1b116dea1ca0644f526a018c.png
None of those are the correct distances I would expect from my 4-6 irons. the 6 is the closest. I expect around 190-205 with the 4 iron. My longest shot with it to this point is 191. As of right now I'm losing about 10 yards a club in the long irons over my old ones on average and I have no idea why.
Overall
Overall I love them. I think they look good at address. the 4-6 are pretty chunky but that doesn't bother me too much. The forgiveness and accuracy are definitely much improved over my old clubs even with the distance loss in the long irons. At the end of the day I'm not likely to hit the green with a 5 or 4 iron and these still get me close without putting me in the woods or out of play (most of the time). Having the 3 hybrid makes the 4 iron issue trivial but I still don't like the idea of having ANY club in my bag that I'm not comfortable pulling out. 
GIR Count: TBA
 
ironface.jpg.6de5ffb42bdb26fc1f9895db57e3d2bb.jpg
 


Do you know your angle of attack with your irons? I read somewhere if it is over 3 degrees you should stop at 6 iron and use 4 and 5 hybrids with single lengths. My experience with them is exactly like yours, loved the scoring irons and couldn’t get the yardage with the long irons.


Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  • Like 3

Wedgie

 

Driver - XXIO X Driver 9.5

:cleveland-small: - Launcher Turbo 2 hybrid

:cobra-small: - F9 One Length 3-G

:cleveland-small: - CBX 52 and 56

:EVNROLL: - ER 1.2

Top Flite Gamer

Play Right

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Wedgie said:

 


Do you know your angle of attack with your irons? I read somewhere if it is over 3 degrees you should stop at 6 iron and use 4 and 5 hybrids with single lengths. My experience with them is exactly like yours, loved the scoring irons and couldn’t get the yardage with the long irons.


Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

 

I do not know my AoA. That is interesting though. I can pull the ball back a touch in my stance and hit down a little more on them and see what kind of results I get from that. It would be an interesting experiment. I night play around a little on the range today. 

  • Like 4

RH:

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

#cobraconnect19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I do not know my AoA. That is interesting though. I can pull the ball back a touch in my stance and hit down a little more on them and see what kind of results I get from that. It would be an interesting experiment. I night play around a little on the range today. 
If you'd use a slow motion camera, a protractor, a compass, the Pythagorean Theorem, and an abacus you could scientifically extrapolate your angle of attack.

I suck at these burns, that's why I've been silent. Good luck with your experiment, I hope you see positive results.

Sent from my SM-G955U using MyGolfSpy mobile app

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moment of truth, I tee off in 1 hour. My practice round yesterday wasn’t that good, but I’ve been told you don’t want to play really well the day before the tournament. I’m sitting here with a Tens unit on my upper back, as it’s really tight for some reason. Wish my luck fellow spys


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 7
  • Love 1

CobraConnectChallenge3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck mate 👍🤞👏

  • Like 1

 

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :odyssey-small: - LH - Stroke Lab Seven
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 for the #cobraconnectchallenge3

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Wedgie said:

 


Do you know your angle of attack with your irons? I read somewhere if it is over 3 degrees you should stop at 6 iron and use 4 and 5 hybrids with single lengths. My experience with them is exactly like yours, loved the scoring irons and couldn’t get the yardage with the long irons.


Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

 

Circling back on this post-round. I didn't get much time to warm up but I was thinking about this the entire round. The front 9 I just couldn't seem to hit them still so I started getting steeper to no avail.

Finally on the back 9 I struck gold when I remembered I needed to get a more lateral move forward to compress the ball. I've been pulling back my swing speed for the past move months to get some better accuracy and so this was all but forgotten until hole 14...

Screenshot_20190629-193048.thumb.png.86ec91f48f7467cfbcfd82a019eb5a8b.png

This had to be the best 4 iron I have ever hit for obvious reasons... That move forward plus extending my back swing a little more really opened this thing up. But what good is one shot?

So on 15 I got under the ball with my driver and ended up being about 185 from the front of the green so here comes the 5 iron...again. Magic...

Screenshot_20190629-193054.thumb.png.50115afc421d56e5edc5522a16dd4bb8.png

I flew it... With a 5 iron... And then on 16, a short par 5 from the whites I'm playing this week...

Screenshot_20190629-194638.thumb.png.e2ca3f1a40a7e10a35f8d74eb2649f0b.png

This one seems less impressive but it's from some thick rough and actually had some draw on it which was a little terrifying...

Overall shot my best round ever today with a 93. Driver got better using that same lateral move as well...

Thanks @Wedgie for speaking up and sharing. If you hadn't then I wouldn't have had my epiphany. I'll keep you all posted on whether or not this trend continues...

  • Like 5
  • Love 1

RH:

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

#cobraconnect19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wanted everyone here to know I added another Cobra club to my bag a F8 5 wood...picked up the 3 wood last year because of the results the spies were getting in last years thread and it is my most solid club so in honor of the anniversary I picked up another fairway wood!!!1561853683213~2.jpeg

Sent from my SM-G960U using MyGolfSpy mobile app

  • Like 7

"Obviously my iron play is incredible, and when I get going I can get hot, but this course just fits my eye. The shaping of the holes, and just a couple of the doglegs, I'm able to shape shots."

 Bryson DeChambeau

 

In my  :ping-small: Hoofer Lite

 

:srixon-small: Z765 9.5 with Miyazaka Kaula Mizu 6 Stiff Shaft (TrueGolfFit Recommended!!!)

:cobra-small: F8 3-4 wood 16* Aldilla Blue 70 Stiff shaft

:taylormade-small: Rescue mid 2 iron 16*

:cobra-small: One Length Forged Tec 4-GW with AMT Black shafts

:cameron-small: Futura Phantom 2

:bridgestone-small:Tour B330 RX

 

Like Bass Fishing? Check out my one and only article!!!

https://www.bassresource.com/beginner/get-started-bass-fishing.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn’t go good. Hit every tree on the course. Only hit 3-4 fairways, hit 9 greens, 3 putted 5 times . Ended up with an 88. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I would post my iron review, but I’m dead tired, 93 today with 85% humidity.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 6

CobraConnectChallenge3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn’t go good. Hit every tree on the course. Only hit 3-4 fairways, hit 9 greens, 3 putted 5 times . Ended up with an 88. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I would post my iron review, but I’m dead tired, 93 today with 85% humidity.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

As the old saying goes Trees are 90% Air and partially green so scientifically speaking you very accurately hit a lot of greens!

 

That’s the best I got for a scientific type burn. Carry on

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 4

 

 

 

What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, robertson153 said:

Didn’t go good. Hit every tree on the course. Only hit 3-4 fairways, hit 9 greens, 3 putted 5 times emoji51.png. Ended up with an 88. Maybe tomorrow will be better. I would post my iron review, but I’m dead tired, 93 today with 85% humidity.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

I am just beyond impressed that you hit 9 greens with only 4 fairways. What is this black magic you seem to be able to perform? 

  • Like 2

RH:

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

#cobraconnect19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am just beyond impressed that you hit 9 greens with only 4 fairways. What is this black magic you seem to be able to perform? 

I did hit a green from 176yds with a 9 iron. And then another from 193 with 7 iron around a tree with a big hook. But the 5 3 putts killed me. Just found out I’m in the back of my flight, have to make up 4 shots to get into the prizes. It can be done!! I’ll post tomorrow after my final round.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  • Like 5

CobraConnectChallenge3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Week three has come and gone and the challenges are keeping me on my toes.

giphy.gif

My numbers for this week were 58 holes played for 39 GIR.

giphy.gif

 

This week was all about Greens In Regulation and the focus has shifted to the irons. These clubs have surprised me in a really good way.

giphy.gif

For me they have a beautiful high flight and they stop really well. The feel is just as good as my Mizunos and the distance is currently the same (when the summer comes they will be much longer).

IMG_20190630_154952.thumb.jpg.e38b6dedf6bf336e6ea731f15e04062f.jpg

The biggest surprise has been the mishits. A bad strike will still travel nearly as far and I have been looking for my ball where I thought a bad shot had gone only to find it 40 yards further on.

IMG_20190608_233223.thumb.jpg.f64ac7c49959c591bc3c1f381b58323e.jpg

The bigger soles on them have no real effect, they slice through the turf and rough with ease. I can shape the ball either way and can hit low shots on command. I have fallen for the looks of them too.

IMG_20190511_222318.thumb.jpg.258c228ffa867d9f6b8cc222fe581aca.jpg

 

IMG_20190608_224100.thumb.jpg.6451807e583940a4a5af77ca9b0461d3.jpg

 

IMG_20190608_224048.thumb.jpg.71fa05f5807e06d540e0d8f102a566b1.jpg

The irons are easy to hit throughout the set, long irons launch high, mid irons stop on a dime and scoring irons are accurate.

Even though these are at least game improvement if not super game improvement, I could see low handicappers using them too. Over all It looks like they have won their way into my bag on a permanent basis. I'm sorry Mizuno but the Cobra F9 Speedbacks have blown the Hotmetals away.

giphy.gif

Edited by Nunfa0
  • Like 8

 

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :odyssey-small: - LH - Stroke Lab Seven
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 for the #cobraconnectchallenge3

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, robertson153 said:


I did hit a green from 176yds with a 9 iron. And then another from 193 with 7 iron around a tree with a big hook. But the 5 3 putts killed me. Just found out I’m in the back of my flight, have to make up 4 shots to get into the prizes. It can be done!! I’ll post tomorrow after my final round.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

I expect nothing less than a solid round from you tomorrow and a prize at the end of the day 😁😎

  • Like 1

 

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :odyssey-small: - LH - Stroke Lab Seven
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 for the #cobraconnectchallenge3

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will not be playing today so my totals come out to 8/27 GIR. My round yesterday was also a personal best for GIR for me with 5 which I guess is sad and happy at the same time....

  • Like 8

RH:

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

#cobraconnect19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm baaaaaaccckkkkk!!!

Did y'all miss me? 

  • Like 4

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GB13 said:

I'm baaaaaaccckkkkk!!!

Did y'all miss me? 

I was wondering why this thread became good again. Huh never made the connection. 

  • Like 2
  • Haha 4

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 9.5* (Ventus Black 6X) 45"

:taylormade-small:             M5 15* (Ventus Black 7x) 43"

:callaway-small:                      Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* (Tensei AV Blue 70 X)

:srixon-small:                     Z585 4-5 (KBS C Taper S)

:srixon-small:                     Z785 6-AW (KBS C Taper S)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 55 08 M (KBS 610)

:titelist-small:                      Vokey SM8 59 04 L   (KBS 610)

:bettinardi-1:                Studio Stock 28 Slotback 33.5"

:bridgestone-small:       Tour BX

:Arccos:

Twitter         @THEZIPR23

 

"One thing Golf has taught me, is that my muscles have no memory."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

I was wondering why this thread became good again. Huh never made the connection. 

It's about to become much, much worse. 

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1
  • Haha 3

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing I forgot to add to my review was my gapping. It's really starting to develop nicely and considering the average temperature when I play at the moment and the total lack of run, I am very happy with the results

Screenshot_20190701-075447.png

  • Like 7

 

In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 4-PW - True Temper XP95 Reg
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° -True Temper XP95 Reg
Putter:     :odyssey-small: - LH - Stroke Lab Seven
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Follow me on Twitter @ham12_hampton and on Instagram @Nunfa0 for the #cobraconnectchallenge3

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tournament is over, played a little better today, 86. Tees and pins were in crazy places, hit a lot of greens, but didn’t go after the pins so ended up 3 putting several times. It was good enough to snag 4th place in my fight and win a Titleist hybrid, which I sold on the spot to cover my entry fee. Iron review will be up in a couple of hours, need time to rest.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 7

CobraConnectChallenge3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...