#TeeBoxChatter – Club Testing SUB 70 Golf 699 Pro Irons

Club testing comes in many forms. From sessions on a driving range to on-course testing. Where testing truly matters most.

So far, testing of the SUB 70 Golf 699 irons has been conducted in a golf dome setting and on the range. January 2nd afforded me the chance to take the testing to the turf. Hitting off of mats is one thing but as most of us know the turf interaction is much different. In particular when the golf course is really soggy.

I headed to St. David’s Golf Club in St. David’s, Ontario to carry on testing of this golf club. The video below explains how testing was done on this day. Enjoy!

 

Until The Next Tee!!

 

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‘Tis the Season

Hey Gang:

Well, like it or not that time of the year is upon us. Canadian Thanksgiving is long-gone, Halloween, it’s gone too and so to are Remembrance/Veteran’s Day (depending on where you reside). With the American Thanksgiving having come and gone this past Thursday, all of the turkeys in North America can basically relax, wipe the sweat from their collective brows and gobble along. For every one that celebrated yesterday I hope that you stayed safe and managed to sleep off the tryptophan coma in time to score some terrific Black Friday deals. Personally speaking, I never do the Black Friday thing.

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Now that Black Friday has come and gone like those other significant days mentioned beforehand the beginning has come. The official beginning to the holiday season. So whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Omisoka (Japan) or similar I will be offering a few gift ideas for the golfer in your life. Even if it means the gift is for you.

Some ideas that I’ll be offering come from marketing agencies that I worked with during the year or in some cases throughout the years. In some cases, some of the gift ideas may have pricey costs to them. Knowing that not everyone can have that kind of budget available (I’m one of them) I’ll be offering gift ideas for those on a budget as well. So with that in mind keep an eye open for the 2019 UTNT Holiday Gift Guide. In that guide, I’m going to aim to have all gift ideas under $200. Good luck right?! Not exactly.

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Awesome Golf. A software suite for FlightScope Golf.

So stay tuned. As sure as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning the holidays are on their way. Like a runaway freight train. Keep an eye open on a “tab” at the top that says “2019 Holiday Gift Ideas”.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #tistheseason #seeuonthenexttee

 

COBRA INVITES GOLFERS TO ENTER THE SPEEDZONE WITH ITS FASTEST, MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED DRIVER FAMILY EVER

Step into the zone. SPEEDZONE. COBRA Golf has unveiled its newest line of drivers with the KING SPEEDZONE and KING SPEEDZONE XTREME and these sticks look fast. With inspiration drawn from the auto-racing world (the exhaust pipes), an amazing looking face looking to give you “infinite” distance (Infinity Milled Face), and packed into a traditionally-shaped head (from address) there is much to get golfers in a lather. I for one cannot wait to get my hands onto one.

For the full details please see the press release shared below by Rachel Rees. Ms. Rees is the Senior Manager of Communications for COBRA PUMA Golf.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

Carlsbad, Calif. (November 19, 2019) Cobra Golf®, a leader in golf club innovation, today introduced its new SPEEDZONE TM Drivers – the company’s fastest and most powerful drivers to date. Taking inspiration from design attributes of the fastest cars in the world, COBRA optimized six unique zones of performance to deliver unrivaled speed and distance in two new drivers, the KING SPEEDZONE and the KING SPEEDZONE XTREME. Like a racecar, every component from the internal chassis design to the exterior shaping was engineered to maximize power output. Below is a rundown of the six zones of performance COBRA delivers in its 2020 SPEEDZONE Driver line.

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  1. POWER ZONE – CNC Infinity Milled Face – the face is the engine of the driver and is crucial for generating speed. Using the only CNC Milled Face in a driver, COBRA has expanded the milled area of the face by 95% enabling them to control face & leading-edge thickness. Face and perimeter curvature can be up to 5 times more precise than traditional face polishing. In addition, every face is 100% inspected to ensure a larger SPEEDZONE across the face for maximum ball speed.
  1. STRENGTH ZONE – COBRA’s SPEEDZONE drivers feature a new Titanium T-Bar Speed Chassis. COBRA engineers removed unnecessary titanium to create more discretionary weight while maintaining a strong structure designed to withstand high-speed collisions. The discretionary weight is utilized to create low CG and high inertia resulting in fast, forgiving performance.
  1. LIGHT ZONE – The new SPEEDZONE chassis allows for more carbon fiber than ever before. A 360 Carbon Wrap Crown design makes up 50% of the driver’s body, providing ample stiffness and support to the chassis while saving 25 grams of discretionary weight. That weight has been repositioned low and back and around the perimeter where it is needed most.
  1. LOW CG ZONE – Low CG is essential for driver performance, delivering maximum ball speed, higher launch & low spin. In the KING SPEEDZONE driver, COBRA continues to deliver a low CG for optimal performance, similar to the 2019 SPEEDBACK driver. In the SPEEDZONE driver, 69 grams of mass (vs. 40 in SPEEDBACK) has been strategically positioned low in the driver for optimal launch conditions.
  1. AERO ZONE – combining aerodynamics with a low center of gravity continues to be a strength that COBRA delivers with its drivers. The new SPEEDZONE shaping harnesses airflow for maximum drag reduction and increased clubhead speed.
  1. STABILITY ZONE – High-speed stability is both important in racing and in driver performance. SPEEDZONE’s High MOI Design positions weight away from the center of the head to maximize stability on off-center hits for longer, straighter drives.

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Appealing to a wide range of golfing ability levels, COBRA offers two distinct driver models in the SPEEDZONE equipment family. The KING SPEEDZONE Driver ($449) offers a traditional shape profile with front to back CG adjustability allowing better players to work the ball with ease and finetune launch and low spin without sacrificing forgiveness. The KING SPEEDZONE XTREME Driver ($449) is perfect for golfers who are looking for a consistent, straight trajectory with maximum forgiveness on off-center hits. As COBRA’s more forgiving option XTREME features a slightly larger shape profile with more perimeter weighting and a 17-gram tungsten weight that sits behind the rear exhaust pipe design to achieve the company’s highest measured MOI to date.

“Our new KING SPEEDZONE drivers emphatically answered the question we are always asked – can you really improve the driver any further and stay within the rules of golf? That answer is yes,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D for COBRA Golf. “By approaching design the same way you would if you were trying to create the world’s fastest cars, we left nothing on the table in terms of speed considerations. With our six zones of performance, SPEEDZONE is the fastest driver that we have ever produced.”

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Below are the KING SPEEDZONE™ Driver Specifications:

Model MyFly8® Loft Settings

10.5 o Driver 9.0, 9.5, 9.5 Draw, 10.5, 10.5 Draw, 11.5, 11.5 Draw, 12.0

9 o Driver 7.5, 8.0, 8.0 Draw, 9.0, 9.0 Draw, 10, 10.0 Draw, 10.5

Both the 9° and 10.5° driver are available in a Tour Length offering, featuring a shorter shaft length (44.50”) and a 6g and 18g weight in the front and back to dial in swing weight. Inspired by Rickie Fowler’s 43.50” driver, the Tour Length model is designed to deliver maximum accuracy and precision without sacrificing distance.

 

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Below are the KING SPEEDZONE™ XTREME Driver Specifications for both Men and Women:

Model MyFly8® Loft Settings

12.5 o Women’s Driver

11.0, 11.5, 11.5 Draw, 12.5, 12.5 Draw, 13.5, 13.5 Draw, 14.0

12 o Driver 10.5, 11.0, 11.0 Draw, 12.0, 12.0 Draw, 13.0, 13.0 Draw, 13.5

10.5 o Driver 9.0, 9.5, 9.5 Draw, 10.5, 10.5 Draw, 11.5, 11.5 Draw, 12.0

9 o Driver 7.5, 8.0, 8.0 Draw, 9.0, 9.0 Draw, 10, 10.0 Draw, 10.5

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Crown – SPEEDZONE XTREME

All lofts in the XTREME model are available in a Tour Length configuration in the 44.50” length with a 14g weight in the back to dial in swing weight. Each driver is available in the golfer’s choice of Gloss Black/Yellow or Matte Black/White head colors (SPEEDZONE XTREME Women’s is available in Gloss Black/Rose Gold) and comes equipped with a Lamkin Crossline (58+) Connect – Black grip and 4 premium aftermarket shaft options: a high-launch/mid-spin UST Helium (4 F2– A-Flex or 5 F3–Regular Flex); a mid-launch/mid spin Tensei CK AV Blue 65 (Stiff and Regular); a mid-launch/low spin Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 (X-Stiff and Stiff); or the low launch/low spin Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (X-Stiff, Stiff). In addition, 20+ no-charge premium shaft upgrades are available through custom.

The 2020 KING SPEEDZONE™ Drivers (along with the full KING SPEEDZONE family of products including irons, fairways, and hybrids) will continue to employ COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos, the award-winning smart golf system that helps players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions. Electronically enabled sensors are embedded into the grip, automatically recording the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track performance round-to-round and use analysis to improve practice sessions. Golfers also have access to Arccos Caddie, which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make better on-course decisions for lower scores. Golfers who use Arccos Caddie typically improve, on average, 3.6 strokes on their handicap in the first year.

 

All SPEEDZONE products are available at retail and online, January 17, 2020. For more information on the full KING SPEEDZONE family visit, http://www.cobragolf.com.

Jon Rahm wins DP World Tour Championship for the second time with fourteen TaylorMade clubs and ball

Rahm wins another Rolex Series event on the European Tour and tops the Race to Dubai rankings collecting the €5m first prize.

Carlsbad, Calif. (November 24, 2019) – Team TaylorMade athlete, Jon Rahm, wins for the third time in 2019 using an M5 driver, featuring Injected Twist Face technology, a 5-layer TP5 golf ball and Spider X putter, as he collected the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

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With a final round of 68 and the only player to shoot four rounds in the 60s, Rahm added another Rolex Series title to take his tally to four. Rahm has now won three times a year since turning professional and joining TaylorMade in 2017.

Earlier this year, Rahm switched to the TP5 golf ball for greater spin and control with his irons and around the green, as well as adding the Spider X putter and a new MG2 60° wedge with the TW11 Tiger grind as recently as last Friday on a trip to TaylorMade HQ.

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RAHM “NEED TO KNOW”

  • Rahm has now won the DP World Tour twice in 3 years
  • Has won 6 times in 15 starts (40%) on the European Tour (exc. majors/WGCs)
  • Rahm finished in the Top 5 in 11 of those 15 events
  • Now has 4 Rolex Series titles
  • Has won at least once a year on the European Tour since turning professional
  • Moves to world no.3 in the OWGR

RAHM “WHAT’S IN THE BAG”

  • M5 10.5° driver
  • M5 15° fairway
  • M5 19.0° fairway
  • P750 4-PW irons
  • MG Hi-Toe 52° and 56° wedges
  • MG2 60° with TW11 grind wedge
  • Spider X copper putter
  • TP5 golf ball (#10)

Check out Rahm’s WITB here: RAHM

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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • The Top 4 players in the world now trust and use TaylorMade M5 and M6 drivers featuring Twist Face technology
  • Three of those players all choose TaylorMade’s 5-layer TP5 and TP5 golf balls