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For those of you that came from "less forgiving" and  more spinning/higher lofted irons, have you noticed a difference in your shot making ability when you decide not to take a full swing, or have you noticed a drop in spin to the point that the ball runs through a green when you swing less than a full swing?

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13 minutes ago, Darush87 said:

My question is for everyone. 

Do you prefer a rangefinder or a GPS device to calculate distance? 

Which device is your favorite?

Personally, I prefer a GPS device as I can easily maneuver the aim point on the screen with a tap of my finger, rather than needing to shoot a new distance.

I have limited experiences with rangefinders so I may have a skewed viewpoint on this.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH -  Project X EvenFlow 60 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:        Maxfli TourX

Rangefinder: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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5 hours ago, KurtActual said:

Speaking of stand bag... do you guys walk or use a cart more often? 

Vast majority of the time I will walk using a push cart.  The only time I'll pay for a cart on the course is if it is extremely hot or there are thunderstorms in the area and we might be called back.

2 hours ago, JonMUSC08 said:

What was one concern you had going into the competition? (overhyped clubs, bad Arccos system, trying to perform well, etc)

My biggest concern was finding the time to play enough and be an active participant in the forum the entire summer.  Luckily my work boss and real boss (wife) are extremely generous.

2 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

If somebody came up to you today, what one club in your set would you undoubtedly recommend (the iron set can count as one recommendation)?

3 wood.  It's been an absolute beast for me on the tee box and the fairway.  Haven't tried it too much from the rough yet.

1 hour ago, Darush87 said:

Do you prefer a rangefinder or a GPS device to calculate distance?   Which device is your favorite?

I have a Bushnell Tour V4 rangefinder and a Garmin Approach G3 GPS (plus Arccos on my phone).  If I'm playing a round at my home course I don't even bother starting up the GPS.  I know all of the layup distances and only need the rangefinder to get the exact pin locations.  If it's a new course the GPS is probably more beneficial.

54 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

For those of you that came from "less forgiving" and more spinning/higher lofted irons, have you noticed a difference in your shot making ability when you decide not to take a full swing, or have you noticed a drop in spin to the point that the ball runs through a green when you swing less than a full swing?

The F9 irons are long, high, and straight.  They are harder to shape around trees and other obstructions, but I'll take that trade-off knowing most of my shots will be online.

Haven't noticed any loss in spin around the greens.  My favorite shot with the new irons is a half or 3/4 swing Pitching Wedge that bounces once and stops on a dime.

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Driver: :cobra-small: RADSPEED 10.5°, Project X Even Flow RIPTIDE 60 6.5
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: RADSPEED, Fujikura Motore 70 X
3/4 Hybrids: :cobra-small:F9, LA Golf Tour AXS Red 85 X
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :vokey-small: Jet Black 50°08F, 54°12D, 58°08M, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: Black ER5, 35", Gravity Grip

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6 hours ago, KurtActual said:

Speaking of stand bag... do you guys walk or use a cart more often? 

I almost always walk but that's the norm in NZ

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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2 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

@Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

For those of you that came from "less forgiving" and  more spinning/higher lofted irons, have you noticed a difference in your shot making ability when you decide not to take a full swing, or have you noticed a drop in spin to the point that the ball runs through a green when you swing less than a full swing?

My Mizunos are only a degree or degree and a half weaker than the Cobras so there's not a lot of difference. They do stop really well no matter what shot I play with them.

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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4 hours ago, JonMUSC08 said:

@Nunfa0  @robertson153  @Bucky CC

@bardle @palvord

What was one concern you had going into the competition? (overhyped clubs, bad Arccos system, trying to perform well, etc)

My only concern was letting the forum down with poor content and not being able to play enough due to bad weather 🌨️

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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42 minutes ago, Nunfa0 said:

I almost always walk but that's the norm in NZ

and in the home of golf- seems driving is the norm is US but thats maybe due to the heat and humidity in some parts.

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4 Wood   Callaway Big Bertha Steelhead plus 4+  :callaway-small: Callaway shaft in 'Firm' flex

Hybrid     Titleist 910H 19*    :titelist-small:   Diamana ahina 'flower' shaft in 'S'

Irons         Mizuno MP18SC 4-PW   :mizuno-small:  N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 105 in 'S'

Wedges    Callaway Mack Daddy forged in black 50* and 54*  :callaway-small:   KBS Tour in 'R'

Putter        'YES' Tracy 11 C groove 34.5"

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My question is for everyone. 
Do you prefer a rangefinder or a GPS device to calculate distance? 
Which device is your favorite?

I have the precision pro nx7 with slope, so it’s rangefinder all the way.


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[mention=74192]Nunfa0[/mention]  [mention=71790]robertson153[/mention]  [mention=65906]Bucky CC[/mention]
[mention=80481]bardle[/mention] [mention=78805]palvord[/mention]
For those of you that came from "less forgiving" and  more spinning/higher lofted irons, have you noticed a difference in your shot making ability when you decide not to take a full swing, or have you noticed a drop in spin to the point that the ball runs through a green when you swing less than a full swing?

I came from game improvement irons, so there’s no big difference I can think of. I can however hit a big draw with my irons when I want to, cannot get one to fade to save my life.


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4 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

If somebody came up to you today, what one club in your set would you undoubtedly recommend (the iron set can count as one recommendation)?

 

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Hmmmm as it stands I would be happy to recommend all of them but I have been trying to talk people into buying the driver so I guess that's my answer, Driver.

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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4 hours ago, robertson153 said:


Wanting to perform well, you know just not lastemoji23.png.


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I hear you brother 👊😁😎

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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3 hours ago, Darush87 said:

My question is for everyone. 

Do you prefer a rangefinder or a GPS device to calculate distance? 

Which device is your favorite?

I have my Arccos set to yards so that the bulk of the forum understand what I am doing so I'm not using it for distances yet. Besides I love my range finder, it has made a huge difference to my game especially when coupled with the data from a tracking system like Arccos 😁😎

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Shirt and hat showed up today. They look amazing and I couldn't be happier with what Puma picked for me. Will definitely be the shirt and hat I wear when I get back on the course.

Thank you so much MGS and Puma!IMG_20190709_174050847.jpeg.6f695a3d8b4284f1559fdb353e38b910.jpeg

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That's a good looking combo! Puma is really hitting it out of the park with the clothing they are sending this year.
[mention=74192]Nunfa0[/mention] and [mention=65906]Bucky CC[/mention] are correct with the main thing. If you are married or in a relationship, make sure that your significant other understands how much time you will be spending at the range, course, and on the forum. Having their support really helps.
Secondly, be ready to be humbled. Golf humbles us all, but Arccos is another level. The honest data that you see after a round is incredibly helpful, but if you have played like crap the system shows you why. Over and over and over until you stop playing like crap.
Third, and this probably goes for all testing opportunities, but understand that this is not about you. This is an opportunity to serve the members of the forum, not to get equipment. Being selected means that you need to be reasonably accessible, engaging, and thoughtful.
I'm lucky to be in the challenge with four great guys. [mention=71790]robertson153[/mention], [mention=80481]bardle[/mention], [mention=74192]Nunfa0[/mention], and [mention=65906]Bucky CC[/mention] all make me want to be a better contributor to the forum based on their hard work and contributions. It's nice to have us pushing each other. We all want to give you, the forum, the best experience possible.
TL;DR:
1. Have support and understanding at home
2. Be humble
3. Be ready to work hard for others
This is one of the best posts I have ever read. Well done!

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Great answers so far to everyone's questions!  Have you found more versatility/less trouble with the cobras than your previous gamers?  If you were to do a cool trick shot, what club would you use and why?

 

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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: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

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:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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46 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Great answers so far to everyone's questions!  Have you found more versatility/less trouble with the cobras than your previous gamers?  If you were to do a cool trick shot, what club would you use and why?

 

MDGolfHacker

Well as a sneak peek of this week's review, I can escape from places that would make Houdini think twice with a certain club that will, for a few days, remain unnamed 😁😎

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

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What sort of reaction are you getting from other golfers out on the course with the new clubs? Are you hearing any "you've never reached there before!!" from playing partners, any comments on the looks/performance, or are you sneaking in under the radar to drop some low scores?

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:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D7 6i-GW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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For years Cobra drivers had a very distinct sound to them. Have you (or your playing partners/neighboring tee box) had any issues with the F9's sound profile?

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Driver:  PXG 211 Project X Evenflow CB, 50g 5.5

Fariway:  PXG 211, 3-Wood Project X Evenflow CB, 60g 5.5

Hybrid:   PXG 211, 3H Project X Evenflow H, 80g, 5.5

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2 Murdered Out

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52 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

What sort of reaction are you getting from other golfers out on the course with the new clubs? Are you hearing any "you've never reached there before!!" from playing partners, any comments on the looks/performance, or are you sneaking in under the radar to drop some low scores?

People like the way they look, I've been getting lots of oohs and aahs. Performance wise I have been hitting them really well but there hasn't been an increase in distance yet. Personally I blame winter and a complete lack of roll 🌨️😁😎

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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20 minutes ago, GregB135 said:

For years Cobra drivers had a very distinct sound to them. Have you (or your playing partners/neighboring tee box) had any issues with the F9's sound profile?

Sounds great to me and I've had positive comments about it too 😁😎

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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
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island 2
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

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