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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

Sad to hear this news.  I was looking forward to the team competition and throwing my best at the competitors during weekly challenged.  Hopefully next year will be better for OEMs and we will see lessened constraints on supply.  But if the No Putts Given episode saying that balls may be limited in supply is any indication this might be an issue for OEMs next year too.

I'm still very much looking forward to the reviews from the competitors.  Hopefully you all were able to put the clubs through their paces and give us a good evaluation.  How are those Big Tour 3 woods working out!?

On the bright side, does this mean I am still your reigning champion?  I can deal with bearing that weight for another season 😉 

I'll give a more in depth review on the other thread but the Big Tour 3 Wood is so long off the tee, it really would be a good driver replacement if you find yourself hitting a 3 wood better than a driver. For me, it will be highly utilized on tree lined courses. Arccos shows it's only 13 yards shorter than my driver with a 6% increase in fairway accuracy. Is that a good enough trade-off? That's up to the player. I don't really hit it off the fairway just because I haven't really dialed it in off turf, but it's great off the tee. 

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2 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Update to CC5

It is with some sadness that I have to do this update as the competition this year has had to be cancelled. Due to delays in equipment arriving to the testers and our now shortened days for parts of the country and world it is not possible to run  full proper competition. 

We had adjusted and made amendments to it back a month or so ago hoping to get 4 or 5 good weeks worth of competition, but sadly with a few still missing clubs it just isn't possible. 

That being said our testers will be putting up full bag reviews of all their clubs over the next little while in the original testing thread as well as updating some of their thoughts and such here in the pre chatter thread. 

The competitors already have been informed of this and are of course disappointed they weren't able to participate in a full CC5 event, but we appreciate all their efforts in keeping everyone informed and updated with how their clubs have been working over the last while. Sadly with delays we just weren't really able to get off the ground. This has also not been the only test which has been effected and as we have seen in some other threads many many manufacturers are having these same issues. 

This all being said thank you again to the competitors, thank you to Cobra for providing this opportunity and of course MGS for their support in providing the community with these testing opportunities.

With that stay tuned for more reviews on the clubs some of which will be dropping this week!. 

That is some Sad development, I do hope that all of the competitors are still able to get their clubs and to play some golf with them this season.

May I suggest that if next year we have another CCC, can we have two separated ones, one for the guys that would be part of CCC5 and one for CCC6?

Both groups playing the same challenges, against their respective groups, so that way the CCC5 gents still get to compete?

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2 minutes ago, txgolfjunkie said:

I don't know if the CCC5 guys will still have their sticks come spring time... 

This is how I picture @jlukes with his irons once the review is posted and he's released of his responsibilities:

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Hey, i guess since this is shifting to a review, we can bring back GIFs, right?

Hell, I’m ready to start a MGS GoFundMe to get the right shafts in there and then see what he thinks…

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2 minutes ago, txgolfjunkie said:

I don't know if the CCC5 guys will still have their sticks come spring time... 

This is how I picture @jlukes with his irons once the review is posted and he's released of his responsibilities:

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Hey, i guess since this is shifting to a review, we can bring back GIFs, right?

If is happening, where is that pond at? I am on my way

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4 minutes ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

If is happening, where is that pond at? I am on my way

beat me to it! I'd be happy to have him throw them from NJ to MA and share my thoughts haha

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Haha my review is done with them, but I’ve given them to my brother in law for him to try for the rest of the season and I’ll be posting small updates regarding his time with them after I post my official review

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For those missing the competition aspect of CC5, I will be taking all comers for a challenge or two yet - exact challenges and prizes TBD. But stay tuned.....

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1 hour ago, xOldBenKenobiX said:

If is happening, where is that pond at? I am on my way

 

1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

beat me to it! I'd be happy to have him throw them from NJ to MA and share my thoughts haha

Great minds think a like 

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I am totally down for some side challenges. Might have to be indoor soon though 😪

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2 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

I am totally down for some side challenges. 

 

... I know a couple of pretty hot actresses in your area. Let me know and I will get you their phone numbers. 🥰

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I hate hearing this, the Cobra Connect Challenge is the thread I love seeing every year. I feel bad for the challengers not getting to compete, but it'll be fun reading their reviews and I want to commend them on their patience with all the disruptions to the supply chain. I'm also thankful for MGS and Cobra continuing the great tradition of hosting this event. I believe it puts a great brand in the spotlight. Hopefully next year it'll be back to normal. 

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3 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

For those missing the competition aspect of CC5, I will be taking all comers for a challenge or two yet - exact challenges and prizes TBD. But stay tuned.....

Side challenges you said?

 

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On 9/17/2021 at 1:42 PM, TBT said:

Want to see something really funny? Most of us in the Honma driver testing still haven’t gotten our drivers…..this week a couple of us arrived home to find a box on the porch from Honma 🤩

Really exciting!!!! Until you open it 😪

yep that’s right nothing in the full size club box but a head cover and a wrench 😂

 

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I thought the Honma driver test was a LONG time ago…. No??? 

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47 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... I know a couple of pretty hot actresses in your area. Let me know and I will get you their phone numbers. 🥰

My wife’s not an actress but she’s pretty hot, and challenging enough lol

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4 hours ago, Lacassem said:

My wife’s not an actress but she’s pretty hot, and challenging enough lol

well played sir, well played.  🤣

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11 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

For those missing the competition aspect of CC5, I will be taking all comers for a challenge or two yet - exact challenges and prizes TBD. But stay tuned.....

First to get an eagle? Or first to miss an eagle putt?

Yes, I'm still here to taunt you. 

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1 hour ago, Thin2win said:

First to get an eagle? Or first to miss an eagle putt?

Yes, I'm still here to taunt you. 

Well now I know who won’t be winning a prize in the “random” draw… 😂

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On 9/23/2021 at 3:18 PM, PMookie said:

I thought the Honma driver test was a LONG time ago…. No??? 

It was supposed to have started in early June, a couple of testers have gotten their drivers but the rest of us are still waiting 

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Sorry to hear the competition had to be canceled, the COVID shortages seem to be creeping into everything these days.

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