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Thought I would post a few thoughts on the F9 King Wedges tonight since I played in a tournament earlier today.  Looks wise I don't know if I've gamed a better wedge.  The Diamonized Black Metal finish is beautiful and has shown no signs of wearing down.

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Performance wise I struggled with these wedges when first switching from my old Vokeys.  For some reason I was blading a lot of full shots.  I'm not sure if it was the grind, sole width, or just your average mental breakdown.  Thankfully after a few range sessions and on-course use I started to figure them out.

It's hard to compare them distance wise to the Vokeys as my old set was 52-56-60 while my current set is 50-54-58.  Not surprisingly the Cobra's are a little longer according to Arccos smart distance.

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The biggest benefit I've seen with the new wedges is in my GIR % and average distance left to the hole; the important stuff when you look at a scoring club!

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The only wedge were my GIR % went down was with the 50° but my average GIR leave decreased from 42.3 ft down to 28.3 ft.  The biggest shock was my GIR's with the 54° wedge.  I knew it was a great club but I had no idea I was hitting 91% of greens with it!

Long story short I will definitely be keeping the KING Black Wedges until I completely wear out the grooves on them.  They look amazing and seem to be performing just as well.

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7 X flex
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: ER2

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Have any of you found any courses that you normally play that aren't mapped in Arccos? 


Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Cobra F8
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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Have any of you found any courses that you normally play that aren't mapped in Arccos? 

Only course I had trouble with was a course I played in Myrtle Beach. It was a 27 hole course broken into 3 9s. I never could figure out which 9 I was playing and neither could Arccos. But other than that it’s had every course I’ve played.


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26 minutes ago, robertson153 said:


Only course I had trouble with was a course I played in Myrtle Beach. It was a 27 hole course broken into 3 9s. I never could figure out which 9 I was playing and neither could Arccos. But other than that it’s had every course I’ve played.


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Are there any issues if you don't have great cell service on certain courses?


Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Cobra F8
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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Are there any issues if you don't have great cell service on certain courses?


Team Bardle can take this one. You actually don’t need cell service on your phone at all. You download the course via WiFi prior to your round and the internal GPS takes it from there on the course when playing.


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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

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Other than Robertson if you are faced with having to purchase Arrcos in your next set of clubs would you?

 

 

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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

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Might as well do my wedge review tonight as I’m not playing tomorrow after 36 today.
First of all my old wedges were Nike set gap wedge, Callaway Mack daddy forged 56,60. I went with 50,54,58 with the PW being 44*.
I took a picture the day I received my clubs IMG_0290.JPG I guess the notch on the bottom is where the “versatile grind” comes in. As you can see they are very nice to look at. I was worried about the finish after several rounds, but to my surprise they are holding up very well. IMG_0393.JPG This is after at least 20 rounds and 10-12 range sessions, and I didn’t even clean them for that pic.
It took me a couple range sessions and a couple of rounds to start hitting these “good” (good for my standards). I think it was just getting used to a new club, happens to me on every new club I get. Now I have the upmost confidence when I have one of these wedges in my hand.
Last weekend in my tournament I had this lie IMG_0504.JPG It killed me to hit my 58 off that rock, but it was Sunday and I was in the running for a prize. Glad I did because I saved par, and won a titleist hybrid. It didn’t even leave a mark on the sole.
I don’t know what kind of tech they’ve put into the grooving, but they hit and stop, sometimes I even get them to spin back. IMG_0394.JPG
This week was all about getting up and down. Below is the summary of my 4 rounds played this week. Started off strong, then it got bad.
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For a grand total of 13-39 33%. Not to good if you ask me, but maybe it’s good enough. 🤷‍♂️



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Have any of you found any courses that you normally play that aren't mapped in Arccos? 

If the testers don't mind, I'd like to share my experience with this. After getting Arccos last October, I noticed one of the courses I play often wasn't loaded on their maps. It's a course that had gone out of business a few years back, and then someone bought the course from the city and reopened it.

 

I contacted Arccos and they requested for me to send them pictures of the scorecard and the layout. They actually had a hiccup with their system and didn't process it as soon as they normally do. I got back in contact with them a week later to see how it was coming and they apologized for the delay. It was fine, as I was playing a different course regularly at the time. Three days later they had the course mapped!

 

In my personal opinion, Arccos has top notch customer service.

 

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41 minutes ago, robertson153 said:

Might as well do my wedge review tonight as I’m not playing tomorrow after 36 today.
First of all my old wedges were Nike set gap wedge, Callaway Mack daddy forged 56,60. I went with 50,54,58 with the PW being 44*.
I took a picture the day I received my clubs IMG_0290.JPG I guess the notch on the bottom is where the “versatile grind” comes in. As you can see they are very nice to look at. I was worried about the finish after several rounds, but to my surprise they are holding up very well. IMG_0393.JPG This is after at least 20 rounds and 10-12 range sessions, and I didn’t even clean them for that pic.
It took me a couple range sessions and a couple of rounds to start hitting these “good” (good for my standards). I think it was just getting used to a new club, happens to me on every new club I get. Now I have the upmost confidence when I have one of these wedges in my hand.
Last weekend in my tournament I had this lie IMG_0504.JPG It killed me to hit my 58 off that rock, but it was Sunday and I was in the running for a prize. Glad I did because I saved par, and won a titleist hybrid. It didn’t even leave a mark on the sole.
I don’t know what kind of tech they’ve put into the grooving, but they hit and stop, sometimes I even get them to spin back. IMG_0394.JPG
This week was all about getting up and down. Below is the summary of my 4 rounds played this week. Started off strong, then it got bad.
IMG_0514.JPGIMG_0516.JPGIMG_0518.JPGIMG_0519.JPG
For a grand total of 13-39 33%. Not to good if you ask me, but maybe it’s good enough. 🤷‍♂️



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Was that picture of the really 58° after hitting off the rocks?!? That is incredible! I'd have been terrified to hit that shot, and probably wouldn't have.. 😅 That finish is 🔥🔥🔥!

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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

 

 

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Was that picture of the really 58° after hitting off the rocks?!? That is incredible! I'd have been terrified to hit that shot, and probably wouldn't have.. That finish is !

It was!! I told you the finish is amazing. I was standing on a highway when I took that pic, 1 foot from being OB

 

 

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8 minutes ago, robertson153 said:

It was!! I told you the finish is amazing. I was standing on a highway when I took that pic, 1 foot from being OB emoji51.png

 

 

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Wow, just how ya drew it up, right? 

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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

 

 

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1 hour ago, Wedgie said:

Other than Robertson if you are faced with having to purchase Arrcos in your next set of clubs would you?

Yes.  I thought having a phone in my front pocket would be an issue but I got used to it very quickly.  The stat tracking Arccos provides is invaluable if you are trying to improve your game.

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7 X flex
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: ER2

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6 hours ago, Wedgie said:

Other than Robertson if you are faced with having to purchase Arrcos in your next set of clubs would you?

 

 

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At this point in time it's an emphatic yes!

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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:     :rife-putters-1: - LH - Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :srixon-small: Zstar

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10 hours ago, goaliewales14 said:

Have any of you found any courses that you normally play that aren't mapped in Arccos? 

No issues with this for me. All of the local courses are there 😁

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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:     :rife-putters-1: - LH - Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :srixon-small: Zstar

Tracked By: :Arccos:

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9 hours ago, goaliewales14 said:

Are there any issues if you don't have great cell service on certain courses?

 

9 hours ago, Wedgie said:

 


Team Bardle can take this one. You actually don’t need cell service on your phone at all. You download the course via WiFi prior to your round and the internal GPS takes it from there on the course when playing.


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Yep Team Bardle is right on the mark. You just choose the course and you're ready to go.

That's one way Arccos kicks Shot Scopes backside. With Shot Scope you choose the course and wait for 30 seconds to 5 minutes for it to be ready to go.

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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:     :rife-putters-1: - LH - Two Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :srixon-small: Zstar

Tracked By: :Arccos:

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1 hour ago, Nunfa0 said:

I had a total of 20 chips and got down in one 10 times. There were 3 bunker shots and I got down in one 1 time. That gives me a total of 11 out of 23 which is not bad for me 😁😎.

10 out of 20 chips?  Congrats, you are currently ranked # 201 on the PGA Tour with a 50% scrambling rate.  Satoshi Kodaira has nothing on @Nunfa0!

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7 X flex
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: ER2

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Apparently I have 2 more rounds to post from last weekend. IMG_0520.thumb.JPG.80a513aea0e9dd86877fe1d640faaa9c.JPGIMG_0521.thumb.JPG.c1c422f6039599f44893cea457ad76d9.JPG

As you can see, not any better last week. I think it’s now 16-54 30% 🤷‍♂️ who knows

 

 

 

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Great write-up on the wedges, guys! It's good to hear that you all are loving them.@robertson153 I think if I would have walked up and seen that lie, I would have died a little inside. I'm glad to see that it held up to hitting it from those rocks. That was a great par save from there and congrats on winning the hybrid!


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