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I can't be the only one thinking about a particular SNL skit with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg with all this "What's in the box" talk going on...

 

Let us hope that is not what is in the box :lol:

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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An update to my review...

 

Since the review, I have been playing my Mizuno MP-59's almost exclusively. As mentioned in the review, the feel of the Cobras, while very good, just isn't the same as the 59's. The nice little click feel with the Mizzy's is downright addictive!

 

The single biggest thing I've noticed since the review is that after a month of practice and play with the game-improvement Cobras and then switching back to the Mizzy's is that my ball striking is much improved. I mean by a lot. My conclusion is that a month + of using game improvement clubs did just that - it improved game.

 

I was planning on making the Cobras my travel clubs, but I've been hitting the Mizzy's so well that that plan is on hold for now. My 17 year old son has all of a sudden showed an interest in playing (with his buddies, not his Dad!), and he's been using the Cobras - he really likes them. In the meantime I have purchased a set of PX 5.5 shafts and plan to reshaft the Cobras when I get the chance. That is, unless the boy really takes to golf, then I may leave them as is...

 

None of this takes away from the fact that I think the Cobras are excellent clubs and who knows, if the swing goes on vacation over the coming months they may very well get back into the rotation...

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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An update to my review...

 

Since the review, I have been playing my Mizuno MP-59's almost exclusively. As mentioned in the review, the feel of the Cobras, while very good, just isn't the same as the 59's. The nice little click feel with the Mizzy's is downright addictive!

 

The single biggest thing I've noticed since the review is that after a month of practice and play with the game-improvement Cobras and then switching back to the Mizzy's is that my ball striking is much improved. I mean by a lot. My conclusion is that a month + of using game improvement clubs did just that - it improved game.

 

I was planning on making the Cobras my travel clubs, but I've been hitting the Mizzy's so well that that plan is on hold for now. My 17 year old son has all of a sudden showed an interest in playing (with his buddies, not his Dad!), and he's been using the Cobras - he really likes them. In the meantime I have purchased a set of PX 5.5 shafts and plan to reshaft the Cobras when I get the chance. That is, unless the boy really takes to golf, then I may leave them as is...

 

None of this takes away from the fact that I think the Cobras are excellent clubs and who knows, if the swing goes on vacation over the coming months they may very well get back into the rotation...

 

That is pretty cool that they improved your game like that. I was wondering how the better players involved with this would react. I almost thought it could have gone the other direction just as fast. If the Cobra's are more forgiving than your MP-59's, you could have gotten lazy with your swing and rely on the clubs design to compensate. It is good to hear that did not happen.

 

I would say the Cobra's should be perfect for your son getting started with. I know my golf confidence would have been higher much faster if I would have started with a set of irons like this.

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I would say the Cobra's should be perfect for your son getting started with. I know my golf confidence would have been higher much faster if I would have started with a set of irons like this.

 

His first time out was when I was out of town - he used my 59's and couldn't hit a thing. Told him to take the Cobra's next time and he said he hit them much better.

 

He also grabbed a box of balls out of my stash for that first time out -- nice new box of ProV1x's. He lost 11 of the 12 over 9 holes.

 

He now knows where the shag bag is....

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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I'll give a quick little update as well, thanks for the reminder.

 

I'm still sticking with the Amp Cell's over the Adams CMB's right now. Shot my best round of the year on Wednesday this week. I had 3 kick in birdies with approach shots and then yesterday I lipped out on 18 from 146 yds. That's not to say it's all been gravy, but my ball striking has been much better and I feel much more confident standing over the ball with these clubs. At this point it would take a pretty horrendous stretch of golf to get me to switch back.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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These have to be some of best member reviews I have read on MGS and the photos are equally as good.

 

Well done to everyone.

 

AJ

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Driver: Ping G25

FW: TM RBZ

Irons: Miura 57 Series w/KBS C-Taper

Wedges: Vokey SM4 52-08,56-12,60-04

Putter: Watch This Space

Ball: SRixon Z Star

Other: Tourstriker 7i

 

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These have to be some of best member reviews I have read on MGS and the photos are equally as good.

 

Well done to everyone.

 

AJ

Thank you very much AJ! It was an incredibly enjoyable experience!

 

As for the Cobras... They still aren't the gamers for me. I continuously find myself amazed at the relative forgiveness of my Wilsons, so I can't justify the work necessary in refiguring my yardages and gaps to switch back to the AMP Cells. I'm biased, but had I gotten the AMP Cells a year and a half ago, I would have reshafted them and been on my way. They're a great club with a mediocre shaft... Thankfully it's not the other way around! Again, this has been a really excellent experience and opportunities like this really solidify MGS as an incredibly exceptional organization. Class from top to bottom!

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Update for SMRT with the Cobra Amp Cell Irons

 

At the beginning of this review process my goal for the year was to shoot consistently in the 90's. I had broken 100 only a couple of times last year and was hoping to continue that trend. Now that I have re-shafted the clubs with a heavier, stiffer shaft these things flat perform. The first time out with the new shafts I shot a career low 95! I had a couple of weeks of some poor rounds but yesterday stepped up and shot a 90! It was awesome! I am still having trouble hitting the long irons but that is my lack of experience. The short and mid-irons have been spot on for me. I have a couple of golf weekends coming up in September so let's see if I can get into the 80's before the season is over.

 

I cannot thank MyGolfSpy and Cobra enough for this opportunity.

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Nice work SMRT, glad the reshaft is working out for you!!

 

I've shot my two lowest rounds of the year in the past week with the Amp Cells and I see no reason to take them out of the bag.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Update for SMRT with the Cobra Amp Cell Irons

 

At the beginning of this review process my goal for the year was to shoot consistently in the 90's. I had broken 100 only a couple of times last year and was hoping to continue that trend. Now that I have re-shafted the clubs with a heavier, stiffer shaft these things flat perform. The first time out with the new shafts I shot a career low 95! I had a couple of weeks of some poor rounds but yesterday stepped up and shot a 90! It was awesome! I am still having trouble hitting the long irons but that is my lack of experience. The short and mid-irons have been spot on for me. I have a couple of golf weekends coming up in September so let's see if I can get into the 80's before the season is over.

 

I cannot thank MyGolfSpy and Cobra enough for this opportunity.

 

Congrats SMRT! What did you put in?

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SMRT: Great going! The new Cobras must be indeed working good. After reading these reviews I'm saving my money also for a set with graphite. Continued Good luck!

 

Thanks, they really do perform great when they are loaded with the correct shaft. For the price they will be hard to beat!

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Congrats SMRT! What did you put in?

 

They are an old set of FCM 6.5's? A friend of mine that used to be a teaching pro had them sitting in his basement and thought they would be a good fit if we hard stepped them. He was correct!

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Great job Nidine! I'm glad they finally made it to your bag.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Product Name – Official MGS Forum Review by Mrs. Manbearpig

 

Nice job! I am glad to hear I am not the only one in the group here that cannot hit the long irons in this set? Even after I re-shafted them I am having problems. It is probably more of a swing thing for me than the club but I have not figured them out yet. How id the new driver work out?

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Product Name – Official MGS Forum Review by Mrs. Manbearpig

 

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INTRO

 

When I first started to get into the game of golf, there was the appeal of shiny new toys and pretty scenery….like Camillo Villegas. I don't think he's sponsored by Cobra anymore but my path with this sport had a little motivation from a fit Brazilian with the move named after one of my phobias.

 

 

Great review and I am glad you finally got them. But Camillo Villegas is from Columbia not Brazil.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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