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6 hours ago, Peaksy68 said:

If you guys are seeing reduced scores, how much to you put down to the new equipment, and how much to improved knowledge of your game via Arcoss data? 

Almost entirely equipment at this point. I don't even look at caddie recommendations right now.  Arccos is nice in that I can see, for example, on par 5's, I'm not great at chipping but I'm pretty accurate with my wedges from 40-90 yds out. So taking a 7 iron and not risking losing a ball is probably just as good as taking a 4 iron if I'm say 215 yds out...

That way I don't risk losing my 4 iron shot in the woods. My 7 iron is in play and I can take a wedge into the green and be just as close as my terrible chipping. Basically its a course management enforcer which is probably not as helpful for some of the better competitors here, but for me it really helps my game. 

Anyway, things like that are happening more and more often when it comes to looking at what clubs I'm most accurate with. I can hit to those distances and go in instead of just shooting at the green with a 3h or 4 iron every time I hit a bad drive. 

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How is that black finish holding up on those wedges? The PVD on my wedge wore off the first shot out of a bunker haha

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2 hours ago, KurtActual said:

How is that black finish holding up on those wedges? The PVD on my wedge wore off the first shot out of a bunker haha

I'm working from home today so I just ran into my back yard to take a few pictures of the wedges.  The grooves are a little dirty but so far the black DBM finish has held up perfectly.  I've probably played about 15 rounds with them plus another 10-15 range sessions.

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1 hour ago, KurtActual said:

How is that black finish holding up on those wedges? The PVD on my wedge wore off the first shot out of a bunker haha

These use the same DBM (diamonized black metal) finish as my Maltby M+ wedges, which is completely different than PVD. The finish is actually part of the metal and will not wear off like PVD.

If you combine my nines, I have about 15 full rounds on my wedges and at least 20-30 range sessions on my 54 specifically. They are turning a little more gray colored, but no signs of finish wearing off.

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Thought of another fun one:

Since Cobra is often known for its color schemes, and this year being no different with the yellow and white drivers, assume you had the ability to chose whatever color scheme you wanted for your driver/woods. What would they look like?

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Awesome feedback on the black finish. Thanks guys.

@edingc Wouldnt surprise me to see chrome and gold plating used. Perhaps something like bass boat colorings, with lots of metal flake in the paint.

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So, have any of the testers hit a shot with the Cobra clubs and thought, Rickie would of been proud of that one!?

 

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12 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

So, have any of the testers hit a shot with the Cobra clubs and thought, Rickie would of been proud of that one!?

All of them!?!?

If I had to pick just one I'll go with Hole 16 last Sunday.  Absolutely smoked my 3 wood off the tee.  Hit my 54° wedge to the front of the green.  Three jacked it for a bogey.  I'm sure Rickie would have loved the bomb but fully understood how much it hurts to three putt.

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@Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

 

Not sure if this has been asked yet.  But as of this point in the contest, which club has not lived up to expectations and would be the first to be put on the bench? 

Also is there a club choice that you wish you would have made instead (ex: extra hybrid instead of an iron, or additional fairway wood versus a hybrid, etc.)?

 

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48 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

So, have any of the testers hit a shot with the Cobra clubs and thought, Rickie would of been proud of that one!?

 

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To be answered later for me. But I have a few in mind

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If given the chance to create a funny tv commercial touting the strengths of the Cobra F9 series that you tested,  how would the commercial pan out?

 

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1 hour ago, KurtActual said:

Awesome feedback on the black finish. Thanks guys.

@edingc Wouldnt surprise me to see chrome and gold plating used. Perhaps something like bass boat colorings, with lots of metal flake in the paint.

@edingc and of course, just 1 hour after I posted this, I see Rick Shiels has posted a new YouTube video of a gold driver. Haha.

 

Another question for testers: When using new equipment, how much does the look of it matter to you before you even swing/try it?

If something doesnt sit right to your eye (seeing the cavity of an iron, or the finish, etc) how long does it take you to get over it?

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58 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

 

Not sure if this has been asked yet.  But as of this point in the contest, which club has not lived up to expectations and would be the first to be put on the bench? 

Also is there a club choice that you wish you would have made instead (ex: extra hybrid instead of an iron, or additional fairway wood versus a hybrid, etc.)?

Looking at my club usage I'd have to say the 5 or 6 iron.  I don't purposely avoid hitting either club but they don't come into play much on my home course.  My old 6 iron used to be my perfect 180 yard club but with the F9's that's an easy 7 iron now.

My home course is 6400 yards par 72.  Hitting driver or 3 wood off the tee usually leaves me inside of 150 yards on the par 4s.  The par 3's are set to play 125, 156, 151, and 178.  No 5 or 6 iron there either.

My answer to the extra club question would be the same as the question about the USGA letting us add a 15th club.  If forced to choose I would get rid of the 5 iron and add a 62° or 64° wedge.

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Looking at those stats really shows how important being fit for a putter is.  I've hit my Evnroll ER2 540 times since I started using Arccos this year.  The next highest club is my driver with 147 shots (89 Cobra F9 plus 58 with my old Callaway Epic not shown above).  Go get fit for your putter!

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1 hour ago, Bucky CC said:

All of them!?!?

If I had to pick just one I'll go with Hole 16 last Sunday.  Absolutely smoked my 3 wood off the tee.  Hit my 54° wedge to the front of the green.  Three jacked it for a bogey.  I'm sure Rickie would have loved the bomb but fully understood how much it hurts to three putt.

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Nice!  F9 3w 284 yards!?  That's longer than my F8 DRIVER and SW WEDGE...combined!😁😂🤔

 

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Hey all Spies! Just been reading I. The background this year, trying to stay quiet. However, I have a question....... Do any CCC testers have an iWatch, Series 3 or 4? The reason I ask is that Arccos works like a GPS watch with the iWatch. Pretty amazing once you get the hang of it. I had signed up for the Link, then my Series 1 iWatch developed a crack in the housing so I got the Series 3.

Also, are you using the Caddie? Are you playing the suggested club or are you second guessing and playing a different one? If so, are you going up or down?


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I have the iwatch series 2. Have used it a couple of times and it works perfect. Just don’t like wearing a watch while playing. Haven’t looked at the caddie suggestions so don’t know what I’m going to do yet.


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2 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

@Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

 

Not sure if this has been asked yet.  But as of this point in the contest, which club has not lived up to expectations and would be the first to be put on the bench? 

Also is there a club choice that you wish you would have made instead (ex: extra hybrid instead of an iron, or additional fairway wood versus a hybrid, etc.)?

 

I'm very happy with the set up of my clubs and how they are performing. The only change I would consider is maybe the set gap wedge but that is a tiny thought in the back of my mind

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2 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

If given the chance to create a funny tv commercial touting the strengths of the Cobra F9 series that you tested,  how would the commercial pan out?

 

MDGolfHacker

It would have to involve Rickie being awesome and me chopping my way around. He could take a club off me hit an awesome left handed shot and say something like "nice clubs"

Tag line could be " New Cobra F9,  beautiful no matter how you hit it" 😁😎

(And that my friends is why I'm not in advertising)

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4 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

Absolutely smoked my 3 wood off the tee.

That's Henrik Stenson-ish... nice rip!

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