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Following the trend, here are my current stats for the Cobras

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The hybrid should actually be an average of around 210 yards but it's still suffering from being used for every shot from 200 down for a week during the challenge.

I also have my driver comparisons for you. First the Ping G400 LST ( remember I'm a lefty so left side is a fade or cut)

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This club is long but I missed left way too much.

Now the Cobra F9

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It too is long and I can hit a draw with it 🥰😁. How long? I hit a 293 yard drive in winter!! The 313 with the Ping was a very rare draw and on a beautiful, warm fall day.

I love these clubs, they just work for me.

Oh and my handicap keeps falling, it's down to 9.2 as of today 😁😎

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Hit 40 years old today.  For my birthday I played 27 holes and took a Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero demo driver out on the course.  It may be the Crown Royal talking but I think I fell in love today.  The Cobra F9 is great but this seemed like it was on a different level.  Couple of drives over 300 and no crappy slices towards trouble.  I lost one ball but that was because I expected my usual fade only to see a power draw off the tee.

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8 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

Hit 40 years old today.

I think I remember those days.

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Still hacking away with F9s. Shot a 77 today with 2 doubles, par 72. Had 3 birdies, in a row, which I’ve never done before. Trending handicap is 8.6 now!!! Still struggling with the driver, but the 3 wood is amazing off the tee. I’m loving the Cobras, but I’m giving a lot of credit to being fit for my clubs. Some leaves are starting to fall, that just means season is coming to a close. I’m still gonna keep this thread alive.


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Credit to @sirchunksalot, I haven’t been out on the course as much as hoped and the D7 review has me hitting a lot of irons when I do get out so here is how arccos and F9 are going:

 

Arccos has been pretty cool.  It is taking a lot of getting used to having a phone in my pocket, using a different watch, and figuring out on course how to go to the next hole on watch and phone—but I still haven’t gotten the pin placement down yet and that has been frustrating.  Although I’ve been using it  primarily for data gathering for D7 irons, so no course posts yet. That’s coming tomorrow 😁

As far as the F9 goes—at first not great. I got the tour spec for the shorter length in a 9* head and the heavy weight set forward.  I was hitting low fades for days on the range.  Got the wrench out before taking it on the course for the first time, set it to 10.5 draw and the first tee box I hit a 280 yard bomb (one par 3 removed from all day behind a desk) off the toe and was a knock down wedge into the green. Honeymoon period still very much alive but so far it is looking like it has a very real shot of taking the G400 out which I just changed the shaft in it and have fallen in love all over again.  Oh the decisions. It’s going to be a battle.  Stay tuned. 

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Credit to [mention=80128]sirchunksalot[/mention], I haven’t been out on the course as much as hoped and the D7 review has me hitting a lot of irons when I do get out so here is how arccos and F9 are going:
 

Arccos has been pretty cool.  It is taking a lot of getting used to having a phone in my pocket, using a different watch, and figuring out on course how to go to the next hole on watch and phone—but I still haven’t gotten the pin placement down yet and that has been frustrating.  Although I’ve been using it  primarily for data gathering for D7 irons, so no course posts yet. That’s coming tomorrow

As far as the F9 goes—at first not great. I got the tour spec for the shorter length in a 9* head and the heavy weight set forward.  I was hitting low fades for days on the range.  Got the wrench out before taking it on the course for the first time, set it to 10.5 draw and the first tee box I hit a 280 yard bomb (one par 3 removed from all day behind a desk) off the toe and was a knock down wedge into the green. Honeymoon period still very much alive but so far it is looking like it has a very real shot of taking the G400 out which I just changed the shaft in it and have fallen in love all over again.  Oh the decisions. It’s going to be a battle.  Stay tuned. 

I appreciate the feedback! It sounds like the F9 is starting to perform for you and that's awesome! The G400 line is just phenomenal, and I know it'll take a lot to get it out of the bag.

I'm also happy to hear Arccos is doing good for you. I find my biggest issues with it on the green. I honestly think my sensor is dead and need to email Arccos and see if I can replace the battery, it doesn't seem to change out like the regular sensors.

I hope you were able to get some rounds in this weekend, and you had fun doing it.

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I ditched Arccos today. Tired of it missing shots or adding phantom shots and I found myself getting frustrated with the app during the rounds to the point where it became distracting. Will be nice to not have my phone almost die during every round, too 

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As promised I will keep this alive. It kills me to say, the F9 driver is out of the bag. I’ve replaced it with a M3, more to come on that. The rest of the Cobra lineup is still in the bag, along with the bag. I don’t foresee anything else leaving anytime soon. As I’ve stated before, the driver and I just drifted apart, don’t know why. If I had to guess I just lost confidence in it, without confidence no club sticks around. Maybe after a little separation I’ll give it another shot.


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7 hours ago, robertson153 said:

As promised I will keep this alive. It kills me to say, the F9 driver is out of the bag. I’ve replaced it with a M3, more to come on that. The rest of the Cobra lineup is still in the bag, along with the bag. I don’t foresee anything else leaving anytime soon. As I’ve stated before, the driver and I just drifted apart, don’t know why. If I had to guess I just lost confidence in it, without confidence no club sticks around. Maybe after a little separation I’ll give it another shot.


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Fair enough mate, you've got to use what works for you. Personally I am still gaming the full set and I'm really looking forward to summer. Spring has shown it's face around here so the good times are a comin 😜

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10 hours ago, robertson153 said:

As promised I will keep this alive. It kills me to say, the F9 driver is out of the bag. I’ve replaced it with a M3, more to come on that. The rest of the Cobra lineup is still in the bag, along with the bag. I don’t foresee anything else leaving anytime soon. As I’ve stated before, the driver and I just drifted apart, don’t know why. If I had to guess I just lost confidence in it, without confidence no club sticks around. Maybe after a little separation I’ll give it another shot.


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I'm in the same boat as you @robertson153. I am using the Callaway Rogue exclusively and the F9 doesn't come out to play anymore.

The rest of the lineup is secure in my bag and I don't foresee any changes to that. I'm really enjoying my rounds on the course and the extra confidence that this set gives me.

I was on a golf trip this past weekend and there were multiple times where I would look at the intended landing spot and just know that I had that shot. The clubs give me an extra boost of confidence in situations that would have scared me before.

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7 hours ago, palvord said:

I'm in the same boat as you @robertson153. I am using the Callaway Rogue exclusively and the F9 doesn't come out to play anymore.

The rest of the lineup is secure in my bag and I don't foresee any changes to that. I'm really enjoying my rounds on the course and the extra confidence that this set gives me.

I was on a golf trip this past weekend and there were multiple times where I would look at the intended landing spot and just know that I had that shot. The clubs give me an extra boost of confidence in situations that would have scared me before.

I have to agree about the confidence factor. I've never had irons that I have trusted like this before. I really can laser the pin, pick the club for the number and know it will be right.

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Thought I would dust this thread off for an update.

I have been "tinkering" with my driver (and maybe my swing) and trying some new settings. Having put the heavy weight to the front for a low spin setting I then thought I would drop from 10.5* to 9* to see what would happen. Well that experiment lasted 2 weeks. All I could do was hit fades and cuts with the occasional huge hook. My driving went down the toilet and so did my scores 😭. So I finally put it back to 10.5* and BAM my draw was back baby😁😎. It's amazing to me how such a small change can have such big ramifications to your game. It also re enforces to me that we should leave the tinkering to the experts, get fitted and leave it alone!!

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You guys were onto something with the F9.  It has been an accuracy hog.  I have loved it since it has been in the bag.  I have tried both an Evenflow black and the stock Atmos Blue, with varying degrees of success.  When my swing is on and I can get after it, the Evenflow is a great shaft.  At the moment, though, it has taken a back seat to the Atmos and I think that may ring true for the duration.  Tour spec model is almost perfect at 44.5". 

I would share some Arccos stats, but arccos as been anything but reliable for the past few weeks.  When I first started all was great with a small learning curve, had my apple watch rocking in place of shot scope.  Out of the blue, the apple watch combo won't track the whole round.  In fact, it recorded shots on 9 of 18 holes my last time out(1-8, 18) and missed shots on those 9 holes (yes, my phone was in my pocket).

Now onto the Pumas, these are without a doubt the best golf shoes I have ever had on my feet.  The ignite foam is holding up extremely well, even with walking most of my rounds.  Even the occasional jog hasn't depleted the foam.  The rubber soles grip the heck out of the turf with 0 slipping in wet and dry condition.  They have kept my feet bone dry in morning rounds and they still look relatively brand new.  On top of all of that, they provide very good support throughout the swing.  I cannot recommend these shoes enough.

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I totally agree about the shoes, very comfortable, great grip and completely waterproof. Everything you could want performance wise and stylish too 😁

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39 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

You guys were onto something with the F9.  It has been an accuracy hog.  I have loved it since it has been in the bag.  I have tried both an Evenflow black and the stock Atmos Blue, with varying degrees of success.  When my swing is on and I can get after it, the Evenflow is a great shaft.  At the moment, though, it has taken a back seat to the Atmos and I think that may ring true for the duration.  Tour spec model is almost perfect at 44.5". 

I would share some Arccos stats, but arccos as been anything but reliable for the past few weeks.  When I first started all was great with a small learning curve, had my apple watch rocking in place of shot scope.  Out of the blue, the apple watch combo won't track the whole round.  In fact, it recorded shots on 9 of 18 holes my last time out(1-8, 18) and missed shots on those 9 holes (yes, my phone was in my pocket).

Now onto the Pumas, these are without a doubt the best golf shoes I have ever had on my feet.  The ignite foam is holding up extremely well, even with walking most of my rounds.  Even the occasional jog hasn't depleted the foam.  The rubber soles grip the heck out of the turf with 0 slipping in wet and dry condition.  They have kept my feet bone dry in morning rounds and they still look relatively brand new.  On top of all of that, they provide very good support throughout the swing.  I cannot recommend these shoes enough.

My Arccos is still working really well but I have worn out my putter sensor (the replacement is winging its way over the Pacific) 😭

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2 hours ago, Nunfa0 said:

My Arccos is still working really well but I have worn out my putter sensor (the replacement is winging its way over the Pacific) 😭

I’m very disappointed in it right now.  However I really like the presentation of the stats much better than ShotScope.  I’m hoping Arccos will start working properly soon so I can give it a proper head to head against ShotScope.  

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13 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

I’m very disappointed in it right now.  However I really like the presentation of the stats much better than ShotScope.  I’m hoping Arccos will start working properly soon so I can give it a proper head to head against ShotScope.  

@JohnSmalls I'm hearing more and more from people that Arccos is giving people issues. I have been fortunate that I haven't experienced them yet, but that could be due to the fact that I'm in offseason mode now with the weather in MI.

I wonder if something happened with Apple pushed the new update and Arccos hasn't been able to adapt to it yet.

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2 hours ago, palvord said:

@JohnSmalls I'm hearing more and more from people that Arccos is giving people issues. I have been fortunate that I haven't experienced them yet, but that could be due to the fact that I'm in offseason mode now with the weather in MI.

I wonder if something happened with Apple pushed the new update and Arccos hasn't been able to adapt to it yet.

I really hope the update is the source of the problem.  I haven't been able to play as frequently as I did in May-July (or as I would like),  so the frustration increases more and more because it is taking more time to get out and play. 

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I stopped using my Arccos shortly after our contest ended.  It was nice to finally play a few rounds without having to look at my phone every hole to make sure shots were captured and the pin was moved to the correct location.  I have an Arccos Link on pre-order so I'll probably wait to pick it up again until that gets shipped next spring.

I probably only have one round left this year.  Recently the high temps have been stuck in the 40's with frost on the ground in the early mornings.  My last round of the year is scheduled for Nov 2nd in a Cross Country Shoot-Out.  They turn the 18 hole golf course into a 9 hole, 6000 yard par 52 course.  It's a little strange cutting across holes to play different greens but it was a ton of fun last year.  Hopefully it doesn't snow that day.

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36 minutes ago, Bucky CC said:

I stopped using my Arccos shortly after our contest ended.  It was nice to finally play a few rounds without having to look at my phone every hole to make sure shots were captured and the pin was moved to the correct location.  I have an Arccos Link on pre-order so I'll probably wait to pick it up again until that gets shipped next spring.

I probably only have one round left this year.  Recently the high temps have been stuck in the 40's with frost on the ground in the early mornings.  My last round of the year is scheduled for Nov 2nd in a Cross Country Shoot-Out.  They turn the 18 hole golf course into a 9 hole, 6000 yard par 52 course.  It's a little strange cutting across holes to play different greens but it was a ton of fun last year.  Hopefully it doesn't snow that day.

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That looks like a ton of fairway woods and a whole lot of fun!

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