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2 hours ago, edingc said:

Oddly have noticed more tee marks on my irons as well, but overall they all come off with a little elbow grease.

on the sole or club face? And is there anything specific that you thinks causing it? D

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2 hours ago, Bucky CC said:

Being fairways hit week; did any of you consider going for the Cobra KING Utility iron instead of a fairway wood or hybrid?

Like most people I've had issues with my F9 hybrids hooking off the tee.  I get plenty of distance out of them but they aren't really a true fairway finder when I'm not sure if it's going straight or hooking 30+ yards left.  I'm curious to see if the utility iron would help out with excessive draws.

 

I've never hit a utility iron so I can't really say. However, as long as the SpeedZone 5 iron is, if I had the 4 iron I would feel confident hitting that off the tee 195-200 in the middle of fairway for this challenge.

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3 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

I built my game around hitting the cart path! 😁

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My good friend calls it "The Senior Highway".

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3 hours ago, B.Boston said:

TXG did a good video about Hybrids and hooks

 

This video was what led me on my quest to find an anti-left hybrid. I already have an in-to--out swing path that sometimes gets WAY too inside, and the amount of "left" built into hybrids just left me feeling I couldn't ever find one. Anything with a lie angle adjustment was on my list to try, and I happened to find a new CLK on eBay for a steal of a price so I scooped it up since it has the flattest stock lie angle. I have a really hard time turning it over -- it's great for someone like me.

 

Anyways, that was a huge off-topic comment. Back to business. What the hell are these "burgers" you guys are referring to? I missed that somewhere in the thread.

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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

on the sole or club face? And is there anything specific that you thinks causing it? D

Sole. Could just be my imagination as I realized that on the range I've been using wood tees and on the course I use almost exclusively plastic...

I hadn't really been to the range much this year, so maybe it's all in my head.

I can confirm the white painted wood tees do leave marks on the matte finish.

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5 minutes ago, yungkory said:

Anyways, that was a huge off-topic comment. Back to business. What the hell are these "burgers" you guys are referring to? I missed that somewhere in the thread.

Not sure if we ever clarified, but the scoring setup is basically one point for fairway hit, one point for green hit, and then the FIR/GIR "burger" (hitting both on the same hole) is worth two points.

Then, there's some Arccos handicap dividing going on that gets factored in to the score to determine the winner of the challenge.

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1 minute ago, edingc said:

Not sure if we ever clarified, but the scoring setup is basically one point for fairway hit, one point for green hit, and then the FIR/GIR "burger" (hitting both on the same hole) is worth two points.

Then, there's some Arccos handicap dividing going on that gets factored in to the score to determine the winner of the challenge.

I fully support this usage of burger, LOL!

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16 minutes ago, edingc said:

Sole. Could just be my imagination as I realized that on the range I've been using wood tees and on the course I use almost exclusively plastic...

I hadn't really been to the range much this year, so maybe it's all in my head.

I can confirm the white painted wood tees do leave marks on the matte finish.

That was my next question is it because of the matte finish. 

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18 hours ago, B.Boston said:

What a stunning summer morning.  This week the competition is all about FW and GIR so I went to the course with a different mindset than I normally do.  I was going to aim for the fat part of the fairway (within reason) and the middle back of the green on approaches.  All I have to say is damn... I might have to play that way more often.  Or maybe it was just the extra focus knowing that the real games have begun.

Here’s a link to my instagram post with some photos and videos of todays action:

 

And onto some key highlights:

New/Tied Personal Bests:

Score: 75 (+3) 

Arccos Handicap: 5.8

Birdies: 4 (ties my personal best)

Long Drive:  317 yards 

Fairways Hit - 6/14 (43%) - ties baseline

Greens in Reg - 11/18 (61%) vs 8/18 in baseline

I’m ecstatic with this start but I’m still wanting to get those Fairway Hit numbers higher for this week’s challenge.  I should have one more opportunity to get 18 holes in, but I know my competitors will be giving it their all too! 

I’ll end this post with a photo of the 17th green, a par 3.  The Forged Tec irons have been REALLY solid for me on par 3’s... I’ve been getting a lot of quality birdie looks out of them which is not usual for me.  Hopefully more good rounds to come!

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That is a great score at that course but those are some big greens.  Want to come to the club again?

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That is a great score at that course but those are some big greens.  Want to come to the club again?

Of course I want to play Valley again! But you said I wasn’t invited back.


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Of course I want to play Valley again! But you said I wasn’t invited back.


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We have room for one Saturday morning. Around 7:30am and walking. Bring cash.


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3 minutes ago, Wedgie said:


We have room for one Saturday morning. Around 7:30am and walking. Bring cash.


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room for 1 scared I’m gonna win my 💰 back ?🤣

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3 minutes ago, Wedgie said:


We have room for one Saturday morning. Around 7:30am and walking. Bring cash.


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I'll be in Portland.

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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

B.Boston’s #CobraConnect Challenge 4 Review - Woods and Hybrid Edition

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Alright ladies and gentlemen!  We’re finally here! This is where the REAL competition begins.  Week 2 and out first week of golf challenges.  As you know by now we’re tracking GIR and FW on our best round with a bonus for hitting both.  The best way to do that?  Be straight and Long off the tee for starters.  That leads us to the first of our mini reviews.  This week we’ll be chatting Woods and Hybrids… so fire away with those burning questions you may have if we don’t touch on them in our write ups.

First Impressions

I’ve got the Speedzone 10.5 Tour Length in the bag as well as the Speedzone 5 wood and Speedzone 4 Hybrid.  I was super excited to get these in as way back before COVID closed all the stores down I had a chance to swing the Speedzone up against the SIM, Mavrik, and other drivers and immediately liked the feel of the Speedzone the best.

I wanted to get the Tour Length as my G30 was 44.5 and had some extra head weight in it and I always felt like I could swing free with it.  That was the first driver I had been fit for and man does it make a difference.  The 5 wood and Hybrid are standard length.  Cobra hooked me up solid with a Tensei Pro White 60TX in the driver, a Ventus Blue 8S in the 5 wood, and a KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype in the Hybrid.  Each was based on their fitters recommendation as well as results of my fitting at True Spec last fall.

The stock head covers are very nice, but like others have mentioned I wish the hybrid stitching matched the others.  I solved this "problem" by using my head covers from my old bag and think the combo of the three compliment the Speedzone stand bag very well.

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Looks – 4 Stars

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Driver – Cobra completely nailed it.  The matte finish and power ridges on the crown really does remind me of a stealth bomber. 

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It screams speed and still looks forgiving to me.  The infinity face is stunning looking and protects the crown very well.  Not that I’ve hit a single ball off there… no no that never happens.  I also love the white and red color scheme and think the stripes this year look better than the F9 did.

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Fairway – You can basically copy paste from above… with the exception of the infinity face… Now I’m thrilled with what I’ve been seeing from the 5 wood, but if they released one next year with an infinity face… I would need to at least check it out.  I think it makes that much of a difference.

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Hybrid – It looks good to me, but something isn’t quite as nice as the Driver and Fairway.  I’m not sure if its just the shape or not, but it looks closed to me and I’m not 100% comfortable with it yet.  Also as others have said, I’d love to be able to keep the matte/white color scheme throughout the top of the bag.

Sound & Feel - 5 Stars
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Driver – If it looks like a stealth bomber then hitting one feels something like this:

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See?  Just like the tank!  It’s just a powerful but muted and solid sound.  I LOVE the feel of the infinity face.  It feels solid and explosive out of the center, and gives me immediate but not harsh feedback when I missed the center.

Fairway – Solid, Solid, Solid.  I’m really enjoying this off the tee with the heavy shaft in it.  I think that may be adding to the solid feeling.  Not quite as good of a thwack as the driver, but it is very satisfying and very consistent flight.

 

Hybrid – To me this feels very similar to my old Titleist 818 H1.  It feels powerful but consistent and not harsh or too springy.

Basic Characteristics - 4 Stars
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Driver – I have this set to +1* and Draw with the heavy weight back.  This is the most forgiving setting and helps me square the face a touch.  I’ve noticed that I can hit this a bit higher than my old drivers while still having a flight that doesn’t look too skinny and getting some good roll.  Generally with the driver I have a straight to fade ball and I’ve had several drives already go out past 280 which is great for me.  I’ve also tested out the extreme corners of the infinity face and can happily report ball speed is good on off center hits.  I’ve hit a few balls 260+ off of the wrong infinity logo on the face (read: very high, very toe).

Fairway – This is set opposite of the driver, -1.5* so playing at 17*.  This is also how I had my previous 5 wood set and allows me to work the ball both ways with some level of comfort.  It’s hitting all the right windows and while I normally don’t this club wouldn’t stop me from going after a green at 240 yards (but I usually wouldn’t want to bring any additional trouble into play).

Hybrid – I like how this performs on good hits, but it feels like I need to make a slice swing, or a real push swing to keep it from moving left.  This is something that happens to me with a lot of hybrids, but I still prefer them to long irons because my contact and ball speed is much better.  As you can see from my 3 attempted drives with it 2 went hooking left and one was a push to the right.  Not ideal at the moment.  Down the road I may want to give the Forged Tec Utility a try on a monitor against it, but I expect to get more comfortable with the hybrid as the competition moves on.

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On Course Performance – 4 Stars
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So far on course I’ve been seeing my average drive 5 yards further than my M5, which was even further than my G30.  And honestly I’m not even really hitting the center all that well yet.  I don’t think I can ask any more from the driver at this point other than my swing being better.  It’s been great and surprisingly forgiving (with the Tour Length and weight back it has nearly the same MOI as my old G30 from what I can see online).  The 5-wood has also been really good.  I didn’t think it would be so easy to replace the G30 5-wood, but this Speedzone and Ventus combo flat out performs.  I expect my averages will be about the same but I prefer the looks and sound/feel of this over the G30.  They Hybrid has had a hook or block tendency for me.  I’m still trying to figure it out, but I nearly lost a few balls already with the hybrid off the tee.  I’m wondering if a flat setting would have been a useful addition here as my irons are all 2* flat.

 

Miscellaneous – 4 Stars
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Cobra was awesome and hooked me up with some excellent shafts and the whole Speedzone lineup is fast and surprisingly forgiving.  I’m not totally sold on the sensors built into the grips yet.  I think I prefer the screw in sensors from a feel standpoint as the end of the Sonar grips can be a little mushy at the end on some of the clubs.

Side note: Outside of that minor complaint I am really enjoying the Sonar grips the more I play with them.

Play It or Trade It - 4 Stars
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Is it too early to say that the Speedzone Driver and 5 wood are locks in my bag for the next several years???  I’m not really sure that it is.  They are everything I look for in a driver and fairway.  Like I mentioned earlier, an infinity face fairway would be awesome and I’d want to check it out, but I’m not really sure that either of these clubs will be beaten from a performance perspective for quite some time.  And I love the look, sound, and feel of these clubs.  I really think more OEMs should consider offering a stock “tour length” option especially when most have some sort of adjustable weight, so It’s not really adding a lot of SKUs or parts for them.

They Hybrid is going to have to earn its spot.  I have hit some really good shots that have had very pleasing flights, but I’ve also had a few low running hooks that made me get rid of the G30 hybrids for something I could get a fade bias with (the Titleist 818 H1 with fade weight).  The lack of adjustability may be what keeps it out of the bag at the end of this competition, but I may also try a strip or two of lead tape out on the toe to see if I can balance the flight out.

Woods and Hybrids Overall Rating - 4 Stars
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Cobra has hit a home run for me with the Speedzone driver and fairway.  They look sound and feel flat out awesome and I feel confident when I have them in my hand.  The Hybrid needs a little work right now, but I’m hopeful that more time with it will increase my comfort factor and let the performance shine through. 

 

Another great competitor review @B.Boston! It looks like the woods are working out well for you so far with the exception of the hybrid. Hopefully you'll be able to straighten it out and it can become a weapon for your game. I love the looks of the infinity face and think that was a bold move on Cobras part. 

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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

B.Boston’s #CobraConnect Challenge 4 Review - Woods and Hybrid Edition

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Alright ladies and gentlemen!  We’re finally here! This is where the REAL competition begins.  Week 2 and out first week of golf challenges.  As you know by now we’re tracking GIR and FW on our best round with a bonus for hitting both.  The best way to do that?  Be straight and Long off the tee for starters.  That leads us to the first of our mini reviews.  This week we’ll be chatting Woods and Hybrids… so fire away with those burning questions you may have if we don’t touch on them in our write ups.

First Impressions

I’ve got the Speedzone 10.5 Tour Length in the bag as well as the Speedzone 5 wood and Speedzone 4 Hybrid.  I was super excited to get these in as way back before COVID closed all the stores down I had a chance to swing the Speedzone up against the SIM, Mavrik, and other drivers and immediately liked the feel of the Speedzone the best.

I wanted to get the Tour Length as my G30 was 44.5 and had some extra head weight in it and I always felt like I could swing free with it.  That was the first driver I had been fit for and man does it make a difference.  The 5 wood and Hybrid are standard length.  Cobra hooked me up solid with a Tensei Pro White 60TX in the driver, a Ventus Blue 8S in the 5 wood, and a KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype in the Hybrid.  Each was based on their fitters recommendation as well as results of my fitting at True Spec last fall.

The stock head covers are very nice, but like others have mentioned I wish the hybrid stitching matched the others.  I solved this "problem" by using my head covers from my old bag and think the combo of the three compliment the Speedzone stand bag very well.

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Looks – 4 Stars

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Driver – Cobra completely nailed it.  The matte finish and power ridges on the crown really does remind me of a stealth bomber. 

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It screams speed and still looks forgiving to me.  The infinity face is stunning looking and protects the crown very well.  Not that I’ve hit a single ball off there… no no that never happens.  I also love the white and red color scheme and think the stripes this year look better than the F9 did.

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Fairway – You can basically copy paste from above… with the exception of the infinity face… Now I’m thrilled with what I’ve been seeing from the 5 wood, but if they released one next year with an infinity face… I would need to at least check it out.  I think it makes that much of a difference.

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Hybrid – It looks good to me, but something isn’t quite as nice as the Driver and Fairway.  I’m not sure if its just the shape or not, but it looks closed to me and I’m not 100% comfortable with it yet.  Also as others have said, I’d love to be able to keep the matte/white color scheme throughout the top of the bag.

Sound & Feel - 5 Stars
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Driver – If it looks like a stealth bomber then hitting one feels something like this:

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See?  Just like the tank!  It’s just a powerful but muted and solid sound.  I LOVE the feel of the infinity face.  It feels solid and explosive out of the center, and gives me immediate but not harsh feedback when I missed the center.

Fairway – Solid, Solid, Solid.  I’m really enjoying this off the tee with the heavy shaft in it.  I think that may be adding to the solid feeling.  Not quite as good of a thwack as the driver, but it is very satisfying and very consistent flight.

 

Hybrid – To me this feels very similar to my old Titleist 818 H1.  It feels powerful but consistent and not harsh or too springy.

Basic Characteristics - 4 Stars
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Driver – I have this set to +1* and Draw with the heavy weight back.  This is the most forgiving setting and helps me square the face a touch.  I’ve noticed that I can hit this a bit higher than my old drivers while still having a flight that doesn’t look too skinny and getting some good roll.  Generally with the driver I have a straight to fade ball and I’ve had several drives already go out past 280 which is great for me.  I’ve also tested out the extreme corners of the infinity face and can happily report ball speed is good on off center hits.  I’ve hit a few balls 260+ off of the wrong infinity logo on the face (read: very high, very toe).

Fairway – This is set opposite of the driver, -1.5* so playing at 17*.  This is also how I had my previous 5 wood set and allows me to work the ball both ways with some level of comfort.  It’s hitting all the right windows and while I normally don’t this club wouldn’t stop me from going after a green at 240 yards (but I usually wouldn’t want to bring any additional trouble into play).

Hybrid – I like how this performs on good hits, but it feels like I need to make a slice swing, or a real push swing to keep it from moving left.  This is something that happens to me with a lot of hybrids, but I still prefer them to long irons because my contact and ball speed is much better.  As you can see from my 3 attempted drives with it 2 went hooking left and one was a push to the right.  Not ideal at the moment.  Down the road I may want to give the Forged Tec Utility a try on a monitor against it, but I expect to get more comfortable with the hybrid as the competition moves on.

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On Course Performance – 4 Stars
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So far on course I’ve been seeing my average drive 5 yards further than my M5, which was even further than my G30.  And honestly I’m not even really hitting the center all that well yet.  I don’t think I can ask any more from the driver at this point other than my swing being better.  It’s been great and surprisingly forgiving (with the Tour Length and weight back it has nearly the same MOI as my old G30 from what I can see online).  The 5-wood has also been really good.  I didn’t think it would be so easy to replace the G30 5-wood, but this Speedzone and Ventus combo flat out performs.  I expect my averages will be about the same but I prefer the looks and sound/feel of this over the G30.  They Hybrid has had a hook or block tendency for me.  I’m still trying to figure it out, but I nearly lost a few balls already with the hybrid off the tee.  I’m wondering if a flat setting would have been a useful addition here as my irons are all 2* flat.

 

Miscellaneous – 4 Stars
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Cobra was awesome and hooked me up with some excellent shafts and the whole Speedzone lineup is fast and surprisingly forgiving.  I’m not totally sold on the sensors built into the grips yet.  I think I prefer the screw in sensors from a feel standpoint as the end of the Sonar grips can be a little mushy at the end on some of the clubs.

Side note: Outside of that minor complaint I am really enjoying the Sonar grips the more I play with them.

Play It or Trade It - 4 Stars
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Is it too early to say that the Speedzone Driver and 5 wood are locks in my bag for the next several years???  I’m not really sure that it is.  They are everything I look for in a driver and fairway.  Like I mentioned earlier, an infinity face fairway would be awesome and I’d want to check it out, but I’m not really sure that either of these clubs will be beaten from a performance perspective for quite some time.  And I love the look, sound, and feel of these clubs.  I really think more OEMs should consider offering a stock “tour length” option especially when most have some sort of adjustable weight, so It’s not really adding a lot of SKUs or parts for them.

They Hybrid is going to have to earn its spot.  I have hit some really good shots that have had very pleasing flights, but I’ve also had a few low running hooks that made me get rid of the G30 hybrids for something I could get a fade bias with (the Titleist 818 H1 with fade weight).  The lack of adjustability may be what keeps it out of the bag at the end of this competition, but I may also try a strip or two of lead tape out on the toe to see if I can balance the flight out.

Woods and Hybrids Overall Rating - 4 Stars
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Cobra has hit a home run for me with the Speedzone driver and fairway.  They look sound and feel flat out awesome and I feel confident when I have them in my hand.  The Hybrid needs a little work right now, but I’m hopeful that more time with it will increase my comfort factor and let the performance shine through. 

 

Great write-up, and good move on the tour length driver.  Seems to me to be pretty obvious...the closer you are to the sweet spot the better chance you have of hitting it.  

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrid::tour-edge:CBX 119 3H, 18, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM7 54 S Grind, 58 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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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

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B.Boston’s #CobraConnect Challenge 4 Review - Woods and Hybrid Edition

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Alright ladies and gentlemen!  We’re finally here! This is where the REAL competition begins.  Week 2 and out first week of golf challenges.  As you know by now we’re tracking GIR and FW on our best round with a bonus for hitting both.  The best way to do that?  Be straight and Long off the tee for starters.  That leads us to the first of our mini reviews.  This week we’ll be chatting Woods and Hybrids… so fire away with those burning questions you may have if we don’t touch on them in our write ups.

First Impressions

I’ve got the Speedzone 10.5 Tour Length in the bag as well as the Speedzone 5 wood and Speedzone 4 Hybrid.  I was super excited to get these in as way back before COVID closed all the stores down I had a chance to swing the Speedzone up against the SIM, Mavrik, and other drivers and immediately liked the feel of the Speedzone the best.

I wanted to get the Tour Length as my G30 was 44.5 and had some extra head weight in it and I always felt like I could swing free with it.  That was the first driver I had been fit for and man does it make a difference.  The 5 wood and Hybrid are standard length.  Cobra hooked me up solid with a Tensei Pro White 60TX in the driver, a Ventus Blue 8S in the 5 wood, and a KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype in the Hybrid.  Each was based on their fitters recommendation as well as results of my fitting at True Spec last fall.

The stock head covers are very nice, but like others have mentioned I wish the hybrid stitching matched the others.  I solved this "problem" by using my head covers from my old bag and think the combo of the three compliment the Speedzone stand bag very well.

IMG_0980.JPEG.39b01a6db1c92e1f849dca7a2d036fc3.JPEG IMG_0775.JPEG.dcd100566058b71ccc8df94470eedd2d.JPEG

Looks – 4 Stars

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Driver – Cobra completely nailed it.  The matte finish and power ridges on the crown really does remind me of a stealth bomber. 

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It screams speed and still looks forgiving to me.  The infinity face is stunning looking and protects the crown very well.  Not that I’ve hit a single ball off there… no no that never happens.  I also love the white and red color scheme and think the stripes this year look better than the F9 did.

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Fairway – You can basically copy paste from above… with the exception of the infinity face… Now I’m thrilled with what I’ve been seeing from the 5 wood, but if they released one next year with an infinity face… I would need to at least check it out.  I think it makes that much of a difference.

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Hybrid – It looks good to me, but something isn’t quite as nice as the Driver and Fairway.  I’m not sure if its just the shape or not, but it looks closed to me and I’m not 100% comfortable with it yet.  Also as others have said, I’d love to be able to keep the matte/white color scheme throughout the top of the bag.

Sound & Feel - 5 Stars
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Driver – If it looks like a stealth bomber then hitting one feels something like this:

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See?  Just like the tank!  It’s just a powerful but muted and solid sound.  I LOVE the feel of the infinity face.  It feels solid and explosive out of the center, and gives me immediate but not harsh feedback when I missed the center.

Fairway – Solid, Solid, Solid.  I’m really enjoying this off the tee with the heavy shaft in it.  I think that may be adding to the solid feeling.  Not quite as good of a thwack as the driver, but it is very satisfying and very consistent flight.

 

Hybrid – To me this feels very similar to my old Titleist 818 H1.  It feels powerful but consistent and not harsh or too springy.

Basic Characteristics - 4 Stars
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Driver – I have this set to +1* and Draw with the heavy weight back.  This is the most forgiving setting and helps me square the face a touch.  I’ve noticed that I can hit this a bit higher than my old drivers while still having a flight that doesn’t look too skinny and getting some good roll.  Generally with the driver I have a straight to fade ball and I’ve had several drives already go out past 280 which is great for me.  I’ve also tested out the extreme corners of the infinity face and can happily report ball speed is good on off center hits.  I’ve hit a few balls 260+ off of the wrong infinity logo on the face (read: very high, very toe).

Fairway – This is set opposite of the driver, -1.5* so playing at 17*.  This is also how I had my previous 5 wood set and allows me to work the ball both ways with some level of comfort.  It’s hitting all the right windows and while I normally don’t this club wouldn’t stop me from going after a green at 240 yards (but I usually wouldn’t want to bring any additional trouble into play).

Hybrid – I like how this performs on good hits, but it feels like I need to make a slice swing, or a real push swing to keep it from moving left.  This is something that happens to me with a lot of hybrids, but I still prefer them to long irons because my contact and ball speed is much better.  As you can see from my 3 attempted drives with it 2 went hooking left and one was a push to the right.  Not ideal at the moment.  Down the road I may want to give the Forged Tec Utility a try on a monitor against it, but I expect to get more comfortable with the hybrid as the competition moves on.

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On Course Performance – 4 Stars
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So far on course I’ve been seeing my average drive 5 yards further than my M5, which was even further than my G30.  And honestly I’m not even really hitting the center all that well yet.  I don’t think I can ask any more from the driver at this point other than my swing being better.  It’s been great and surprisingly forgiving (with the Tour Length and weight back it has nearly the same MOI as my old G30 from what I can see online).  The 5-wood has also been really good.  I didn’t think it would be so easy to replace the G30 5-wood, but this Speedzone and Ventus combo flat out performs.  I expect my averages will be about the same but I prefer the looks and sound/feel of this over the G30.  They Hybrid has had a hook or block tendency for me.  I’m still trying to figure it out, but I nearly lost a few balls already with the hybrid off the tee.  I’m wondering if a flat setting would have been a useful addition here as my irons are all 2* flat.

 

Miscellaneous – 4 Stars
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Cobra was awesome and hooked me up with some excellent shafts and the whole Speedzone lineup is fast and surprisingly forgiving.  I’m not totally sold on the sensors built into the grips yet.  I think I prefer the screw in sensors from a feel standpoint as the end of the Sonar grips can be a little mushy at the end on some of the clubs.

Side note: Outside of that minor complaint I am really enjoying the Sonar grips the more I play with them.

Play It or Trade It - 4 Stars
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Is it too early to say that the Speedzone Driver and 5 wood are locks in my bag for the next several years???  I’m not really sure that it is.  They are everything I look for in a driver and fairway.  Like I mentioned earlier, an infinity face fairway would be awesome and I’d want to check it out, but I’m not really sure that either of these clubs will be beaten from a performance perspective for quite some time.  And I love the look, sound, and feel of these clubs.  I really think more OEMs should consider offering a stock “tour length” option especially when most have some sort of adjustable weight, so It’s not really adding a lot of SKUs or parts for them.

They Hybrid is going to have to earn its spot.  I have hit some really good shots that have had very pleasing flights, but I’ve also had a few low running hooks that made me get rid of the G30 hybrids for something I could get a fade bias with (the Titleist 818 H1 with fade weight).  The lack of adjustability may be what keeps it out of the bag at the end of this competition, but I may also try a strip or two of lead tape out on the toe to see if I can balance the flight out.

Woods and Hybrids Overall Rating - 4 Stars
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Cobra has hit a home run for me with the Speedzone driver and fairway.  They look sound and feel flat out awesome and I feel confident when I have them in my hand.  The Hybrid needs a little work right now, but I’m hopeful that more time with it will increase my comfort factor and let the performance shine through. 

 

Awesome write up. Interesting thoughts about the length of the driver. It sure does look and sound really nice though

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue

3 Wood: :adams-small: Insight BUL Stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

52 Deg:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

56 deg: :cleveland-small: Reg 588 tour action

60 Deg: :cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0

Putter:bettinardi-small: Studio Stock #3 (Winn 1.32 Pro x grip)

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver 10.5 - Tensei Pro White 6TX

:cobra-small: Speedzone 5-wood - Ventus Blue 8S

:cobra-small: Speedzone 4-Hybrid - KBS Proto 85S

:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - PX LZ 6.5

:cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12 Classic, 56.10 Versatile, 60.04 Widelow - KBS 610 Wedge

 :EVNROLL: ER2B

:titelist-small: Pro V1x

:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX9 HD Slope

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