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47 minutes ago, MattF said:

@Bucky CC congratulations on the 500!

For all of you that have the hybrids, from the photos I'm seeing they look closed at address. Is this the case or just the angle of your pics?

I think it's mainly from the photos.  I don't really see them as being that closed when addressing the ball.

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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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4 hours ago, bardle said:

Fairway and Hybrid Review Time:

I'm gonna break this into two parts because obviously these clubs are very different, naturally lets start with the Woods: 

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Overview: As you already know I only got a 3 wood in my set. I've hit some 3 woods before but never actually owned one to play multiple rounds with. I will say it definitely adds some versatility to my long game and its much easier to keep in the fairway than my driver. I have a love / hate with this thing, but the more I use it the more the hate goes away.

It started out as a hook machine for me. I mean huge hooks, always OB. The more I use it though, the more I see the potential in it and the better I'm getting at hitting it. My smart range with it right now is 233, thats a little low compared to what good strikes are doing. My longest is 260 with several between 245 and 255. I have a lot of hooks that have brought the average down. 

Gapping wise its just where it needs to be on the good strikes. About 25-35 yards shorter than my driver and about 15-25 longer than my 3H. 

Looks: I dig it, its like a baby version of the driver, the yellow is a lot on the bottom as you can see from my pic above but I really don't mind it.

From the Deck: I hit it a lot cleaner than I ever thought I would. I think there is definitely something to those rails on the bottom of this thing. Honestly I dont try it too often because I don't have any holes where I feel comfortable hitting the ball 230+ from the fairway..just too many houses and hazards for that. 

From the Tee: Bombs away...If someone stole my driver, It wouldn't be a big deal..30 yards is a lot, but consistency and fairways matter and this thing finds them... Also I'm pretty sure I could adjust the loft down and hit it further...I may actually do that.

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Hybrid: 

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Overview: Yeah this club is goofy. I don't have a better word for it. I had never hit a hybrid prior to getting this club so its an experience for me. I honestly don't like it. I know its supposed to be easier to hit than an iron and more forgiving and while that may be true, I have a lot of trouble getting this thing in the air. I have no idea what it is but this is by far the worst club in the bag for me and the only club I honestly just don't like. 

Don't get me wrong, I've hit good shots with it. Just not many. I played almost an entire round with just it and my 3w and while it does stay in the fairway for the most part, it just doesn't feel right, the launch is low and it runs forever, I can't hit it out of the rough at all either so If I need 200+ out of the rough, I have to take the 4i and just lay up. 

My smart distance is 205 with my longest being 230...with those numbers I just don't have much use for it when my 4i goes the same distance and is a lot more consistent. For a comparison, My 4i smart distance right now stands at 215. If I could get this thing to consistently go 230 then it would be perfect gapping wise but I just can't seem to figure it out. 

Looks: Meh, I'd rather have the yellow than the white, but I like the matte finish. 

From the deck: See my overview...I just can't hit this thing...

From the tee: Not bad actually, some of my best shots with this thing are teed up...those shots are the only time I've liked using this club and they are the only shots that give me hope that I can one day use this thing well...

 

I would suggest trying a 7W to replace to Hybrid. Best decision I've made!

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:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

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4 hours ago, russtopherb said:

@bardle based on your comments on the hybrid, do you feel you may be better off with a fairway wood in that slot or an iron?

I'm not sure, I'd definitely be more comfortable with an iron. maybe some sort of utility iron in that spot...

I don't think I'd ever hit like a 5/6 wood though, I'm terrified enough of hooking my 3 wood into a house off the deck, a 5/6 wood would just hang out in the bag unused I think. 

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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

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2 hours ago, ZJBogey2 said:

I would suggest trying a 7W to replace to Hybrid. Best decision I've made!

Interesting, another club I've never actually hit before. What seperates a 7 wood from like a 4 iron? besides easy to hit-ness? 

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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"

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1 minute ago, bardle said:

Interesting, another club I've never actually hit before. What seperates a 7 wood from like a 4 iron? besides easy to hit-ness? 

I had never hit one either. I would have never considered it if my fitter hadnt suggested it. 

I find it easier to hit then a 3H or 4H (same with a 4I). I think that is partly driven by my swing plane. The other part that separates it for me is the forgiveness. My mishits are still playable where my 4I/4H would be OB. Im not comfortable with it out of the rough and will use a 5I if I need the distance.  

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:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
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5 hours ago, MattF said:

@Bucky CC congratulations on the 500!

For all of you that have the hybrids, from the photos I'm seeing they look closed at address. Is this the case or just the angle of your pics?

It doesn't look closed at address to me but I will have a closer look today

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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 Forged Tec (2016) - LH - 4-PW - KBS C-Taper light Reg
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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This is one aspect that I think is often overlooked in the era of fitting. The fitters many times base their recommendations on what launch monitor data tells them and less on the player's satisfaction with the performance of the club. That said, follow up questions to your above statement: Did you tinker away from the fitter's recommended settings? And, was your fitting done indoors (LM only) or outdoors (LM + visible ball flight)?

Indoors only on trackman. It’s the first time I’ve moved the weight around and adjusted the hosel setting. It was recommended weight back on 9*. Now it’s more of a penetrating ball flight, which I love.


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The hybrid is not closed but man I played awful today 😭😵

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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 Forged Tec (2016) - LH - 4-PW - KBS C-Taper light Reg
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1

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What is the most memorable shot you have played with the Cobras that made you think "Cobra got this right!" ?

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

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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My last thought for the day, what has surprised you the most about the Cobras?

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

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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Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
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Figure we better put a deadline on questions. 

ALL QUESTIONS ARE DUE BY NOON EST SUNDAY

 

This will give time for the competitors to finish up any answers so the wheel can be built. 

 

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1. Did your opinion of Cobra change during this challenge?
2. Do you like Rickie Fowler more today than 5 weeks ago?
3. Do you wish Cobra made a putter?
4. Are you upset Bucky is leading the competition?
5. Are you upset Bardle will win the competition?
6. Have you purchased any Puma gear during the challenge?
7. Is your Cobra bag better than your prior bag?
8. Does Arrcos piss you off once in awhile?
9. Anyone using the caddie function yet?
10. Is your handicap up or down during the challenge?


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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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Sounds like everybody is loving their clubs.

With that and last week's challege in mind, if you were told that after the CCC3 was complete you had to give all the clubs back or grow a mustache and mullet for a year, which would you choose?

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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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1. Did your opinion of Cobra change during this challenge?
2. Do you like Rickie Fowler more today than 5 weeks ago?
3. Do you wish Cobra made a putter?
4. Are you upset Bucky is leading the competition?
5. Are you upset Bardle will win the competition?
6. Have you purchased any Puma gear during the challenge?
7. Is your Cobra bag better than your prior bag?
8. Does Arrcos piss you off once in awhile?
9. Anyone using the caddie function yet?
10. Is your handicap up or down during the challenge?


1. My opinion of Cobra has definitely gone up. They are rock solid across the board.
2. Not really different. If anything my opinion has gone down since he didn’t respond to my picture copying him.
3. It would be really tough to knock my Evnroll out of the bag. I think Cobra is smart staying out of the very crowded putter market.
4. Bucky is great.
5. Not going to happen. I’m predicting Nunfa0 will be the biggest challenger to my throne.
6. Bought the bright orange shirt and hat for a combined $20 on eBay. I think those are the only Puma items I own.
7. Mostly. The F9 irons are a little below my AP2s but everything else was an improvement.
8. No more than a ball ending up in a fairway divot or a putt hitting a ball mark and missing the hole.
9. I have looked at it a few times but have not tried playing an entire round with it (yet).
10. You’ll have to keep following along to find out!
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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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Sounds like everybody is loving their clubs.

With that and last week's challege in mind, if you were told that after the CCC3 was complete you had to give all the clubs back or grow a mustache and mullet for a year, which would you choose?

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I would choose the mustache and mullet but I’m pretty sure my wife would disagree.
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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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1 hour ago, Wedgie said:

1. Did your opinion of Cobra change during this challenge?
2. Do you like Rickie Fowler more today than 5 weeks ago?
3. Do you wish Cobra made a putter?
4. Are you upset Bucky is leading the competition?
5. Are you upset Bardle will win the competition?
6. Have you purchased any Puma gear during the challenge?
7. Is your Cobra bag better than your prior bag?
8. Does Arrcos piss you off once in awhile?
9. Anyone using the caddie function yet?
10. Is your handicap up or down during the challenge?


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1. Not really. I've always thought highly of Cobra. Hence my previous driver.

2. Nah. I've always liked him. What's not to like?

3. Yes please. I'd buy a Cobra mallet in a heartbeat.

4. Nah. He deserves to be rewarded for his consistency. 

5. 😎

6. Nope.

7.Heck yes. This bag is incredible. I love it. Everything about it. More swooning to come...

8.yep. Everytime it misses a chip. I understand the technical limitations that causes the miss but it's still annoying. 

9.nope.

10. Down down down.. 😊

7 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

What is the most memorable shot you have played with the Cobras that made you think "Cobra got this right!" ?

 

MDGolfHacker

Hitting a 5 iron from 205 out and having it land right in the middle of the green...

Having multiple drives in one round that are over 280 and in the middle of the fairway

Practically never missing the green between 60 and 105 yards

Hitting a 4 iron 230 yards...

More to come.im sure...

7 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

My last thought for the day, what has surprised you the most about the Cobras?

 

MDGolfHacker

That one lengths actually work...I had very low expectations and very high hopes coming in to them so I'm pleasantly surprised...

 

1 hour ago, blackngold_blood said:

Sounds like everybody is loving their clubs.

With that and last week's challege in mind, if you were told that after the CCC3 was complete you had to give all the clubs back or grow a mustache and mullet for a year, which would you choose?

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Mustache and mullet. Guaranteed. Im from Alabama and live in Georgia now so that's not a big deal at all... 😅

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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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1. Did your opinion of Cobra change during this challenge?
2. Do you like Rickie Fowler more today than 5 weeks ago?
3. Do you wish Cobra made a putter?
4. Are you upset Bucky is leading the competition?
5. Are you upset Bardle will win the competition?
6. Have you purchased any Puma gear during the challenge?
7. Is your Cobra bag better than your prior bag?
8. Does Arrcos piss you off once in awhile?
9. Anyone using the caddie function yet?
10. Is your handicap up or down during the challenge?


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1. Yes better
2. Same
3. Yes
4. Yes
5. Not gonna happen
6. No
7. Yes
8. Yes
9. No
10. Same


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Update on my stableford tournament. In the last group tomorrow. Have to make up 3 points. Highlights today, 4 birdies, putting and driving better than my norm. Lowlights, 4 doubles and a triple. Could’ve been better, but could’ve been a lot worse.


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4 minutes ago, bardle said:

Mustache and mullet. Guaranteed. Im from Alabama and live in Georgia now so that's not a big deal at all... 😅

Okay so I said this to my wife and she seems to disagree.... I'll keep you posted. 😬

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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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