Sunday, November 9, 2014


Fresh off announcing its latest drivers to invade the golf world, COBRA Golf has also added the Fly-Z and Fly-Z XL irons, the expanded line of the Fly-Z family. “The Fly-Z family of irons is designed to provide performance for golfers of all levels by addressing a wide span of performance flyzironsneeds,” said Jose Miraflor, Director of Product Marketing at COBRA Golf. “Our two game-changing irons, the Fly-Z and Fly-ZXL irons were designed to blend distance with feel while offering forgiveness and consistency.”

COBRA has incorporated Speed Channel technology ? a visible trench positioned on both the cavity behind the face and on the sole of the irons, which is designed to flex and recover at impact. The irons also include a Thermoplastic Urethane insert positioned directly behind the impact zone for vibration damping and improved feel at impact.
 
The Fly-Z irons (available at retail January 23, 2015) come in Black as a stock combo set, and are also available in custom: White, Blue, Orange and Red. The stock set composition is 3-4H, 5-GW (MAP $699/Steel); 2-3H, 3-4H, 5-PW (MAP $799/Steel) and 3-4H, 4-5H, 6-PW, GW (MAP $899/Graphite) ? and are available from 3-LW in right-handed models and 3-SW in left-handed models.

The oversized Fly-Z XL Irons are designed to give golfers confidence at address. The dual hollow cavity design, COBRA said, allows for a deeper, lower CG. In addition, the hollow construction allows for a thinner face, which, along with the Speed Channel, promises additional ball speed. The progressive offset design helps to create easy draw.

The Fly-Z XL Combo Set combines two different cavity designs. Wedges ? 9i incorporate a traditional undercut design for precision and control for the golfer, while the 8i - 4i feature a duel cavity hollow design for a low, back center of gravity. The combo set, which includes the dual cavity design hollow and cavity back irons, also includes three Fly-Z XL Hybrids.

The Fly-Z XL Iron set (MAP $499/steel) is available in a stock set of 4-PW, GW in Stiff or Regular flexes in right and left-handed models. The Fly-Z XL Combo Set (MAP $599/Steel $699/Graphite) features a Matrix Graphite shaft or FST Steel shaft and comes as a stock set of 4-6H (graphite), 7-PW, GW (steel or graphite) in right-handed or left-handed models. The Fly-Z XL Combo Set is also available in women’s models

 

Cobra Fly-Z Irons

The modern head shape has been designed to complement the Speed Channel so that higher speeds are registered across the face to give the Fly-Z irons the best combination of distance, forgiveness and feel.




Cleveland Golf is adding a new Smart Square Blade putter and Classic Collection HB Insert putters to its product offerings. The smartsqnew Smart Square Blade putter, along with its highly successful predecessor the Smart Square Mallet putter, incorporate alignment technology.

The key is Dual Axis Alignment. Two squares create parallel lines that frame the ball at address and provide a clear visual path to the hole. They also generate two perpendicular lines that easily highlight when the putter is misaligned ? even by a fraction of a degree. Cleveland Golf?s testing shows players aligned both Smart Square putters 23% more accurately than one of the most popular putters of all time.

The Smart Square putters promote consistent roll with a copolymer face insert, which also enhances feel and sound at impact. Their high MOI design also minimizes distance loss on off-center hits. The Smart Square Blade and Smart Square Mallet putters each carry a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) of $139.99.

Available in four different tour-proven designs, the new Classic Collection HB Insert putters feature a copolymer face insert for enhanced feel and sound. Available in a charcoal grey finish, these models high MOI improve off-center ball speed and consistency. The Classic Collection HB Insert putters each carry a MAP of $99.99.Square putters 23% more accurately than one of the most popular putters of all time.

 

 

SmartSquare comp

With its newest mallet, Cleveland’s betting it’s hip -- or at least accurate -- to be square. Call it 23 percent more accurate, to be precise.



Read more: http://blogs.golf.com/equipment/2013/10/first-look-cleveland-smart-square-putters-1.html#ixzz3IazwKLrc


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014


 BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 13, 2014) - Nike Golf innovation begins with the golf athlete in mind - always. Nike engineers and designers took the inspiration and insights from Nike athletes to drive the technology of Nike's new Vapor Speed and Vapor Flex fairway woods, available on January 30, 2015.


"Athlete insights drove significant chassis refinement in the Vapor fairway woods." said Nate Radcliffe, Director of Engineering for Nike Golf. "Our athletes wanted tighter but forgiving leading edges, fuller profiles and added ball speed. We've delivered that with the synergy of our FlyBeam and compression channel technologies."

The Vapor Speed fairway woods have a 25% larger footprint with a lower and deeper Center of Gravity (CG) than previous Nike models.

"Athletes including Tiger Woods requested larger face profiles in fairway woods, but it was vital that we do that without compromising ball speed or optimal launch conditions," said Radcliffe. "We successfully modified the chassis by sloping the crown to lower the CG which optimized launch characteristics across the family."

Like the new Vapor drivers, the Vapor Speed fairway woods feature Nike's new FlyBeam-reinforced Covert Cavity Back design, a re-engineered Compression Channel and a NexCOR face - all combining to stabilize the chassis, maximize ball speed and promote longer and straighter distance. The low CG provides a high launch with a lower-spin flight.

The Vapor Flex fairway woods highlight the same technologies found in the Vapor Speed on a more compact chassis, except the Vapor Flex has added Nike's FlexLoft 2 adjustability system, allowing the golf athlete the functionality of five lofts and three face angles within 15 different settings.

The new, improved FlexLoft system is five grams (30%) lighter without compromising function, which leads to a CG that is up to 2mm lower on the Vapor Flex fairways. The redistribution of mass creates more stability, better launch conditions and faster swing speeds. Another benefit of FlexLoft 2 is its forward and backward compatibility. Golfers with previous generations of Covert can use shafts with the original adaptor in the new head or vice versa.

Nike Vapor Speed Fairway Woods

Availability: January 30, 2015
Specifications: 3W: 15° (RH/LH); 5W: 19° (RH/LH): MRC Fubuki Z 60 shaft: X, S, R, A, W
MSRP: $240.00 Street Price: $199.00

Nike Vapor Flex Fairway Woods

Availability: January 30, 2015
Specifications: 3W: 13° - 17° (RH/LH); 5W: 17° - 21° (RH/LH): MRC Diamana S+ Blue Board 70 shaft: X, S, R
MSRP: $300.00 Street Price: $249.00

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


 CHICAGO, October 6, 2014 - The new D200™ family from Wilson Staff, designed for the Distance player seeking distance and accuracy, blends The Right Light technology™ with other groundbreaking club head technologies. 


Each of the clubs in the new D200 family embodies The Right Light™ technology, which optimally positions limited available mass to create a powerful, balanced, solid-feeling and sounding golf club. Wilson Staff research and testing shows that players of all calibers benefit from swinging lighter clubs because they apply the same amount of effort, but achieve greater distances due to increased club head and ball speeds.

"For us, it's not just about being lightweight," explains Michael Vrska, Global Director of Innovation. "The challenge with engineering The Right Light is optimizing the limited available mass for proper distribution among the head, shaft and grip to achieve the best performance for each club. Using our research from the predecessor D100 family, we continued to innovate The Right Light and fuse it with other advanced technologies, like adjustability in the new D200 driver."

D200 Drivers (MAP: $299.99)
With a total mass of just 268 grams, the D200 driver is one of the lightest and fastest adjustable drivers on the market.
• Reactive Face Technology increases the size of the face to provide more forgiveness on heel and toe impacts and increased MOI, and decreases the thickness around the lower half of the face to increase ball velocities on mishits.
• A chemically-etched crown reduces weight and increases the thickness toward the face for structural support and durability.
• Each 6-way adjustable hosel features three loft and three draw settings to optimize both launch angle and left-to-right ball flight. 9.0o, 10.5o and 13.0o models are available in right hand and the 10.5 o head is available in left hand.
• SuperLight™ technology (achieved with a 189-gram head, a 44-gram UST Elements Chrome shaft and a 25-gram Golf Pride Tour 25 grip) allows golfers to increase club head speed for maximum distance.
• The Right Light™ technology, achieved through optimizing the distribution of the driver's limited available mass with a chemically-etched crown and a thin variable face, allows golfers to swing even faster with the same effort.

D200 Fairway Woods (MAP: $249.99)
Maximum distance from the tee, fairway or rough can be obtained by the Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face insert combined with The Right Light technology.
• The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
• An increase in face area, especially in the heel and toe areas, promotes forgiveness and improved ball speeds on off-center hits.
• Rounded sole designs yield versatility from all playing conditions.
• 3- (15.0o), 5- (18.0o) and 7-wood (21.0o) models are available in right hand and 3- (15.0o) and 5-wood (18.0o) models are available in left hand.
• SuperLight technology (achieved with a 49-gram UST Elements Chrome shaft and a 25-gram Golf Pride Tour 25 grip) allows golfers to increase club head speed for maximum distance.
• The Right Light technology, achieved through optimizing the distribution of the fairway wood's limited available mass with a thin variable face, allows golfers to swing even faster with the same effort.


D200 Hybrids (MAP: $179.99)
Maximum distance and versatility can be obtained by the Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face design combined with The Right Light technology.
• The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
• An increase in face area, especially near the toe, promotes forgiveness and improved ball speeds on off-center hits.
• Larger volume on stronger lofted heads provides forgiveness on longer shots.
• More bulge (face curvature) in stronger-lofted heads transitions to flatter faces on weaker-lofted heads provide optimal gear effect and accuracy.
• Multiple stock loft options perfectly distance-gap the set through custom fitting.
• 2- (17 o), 3- (19.0 o), 4- (21.0 o), 5- (23.0 o), 6- (25.0 o) and 7-hybrid (27.0o) models are available in right hand and 3- (19.0 o), 4- (21.0 o) and 5-hybrid (23.0 o) models are available in left hand.
• A 54-gram UST Elements Chrome shaft and a 25-gram Golf Pride Tour 25 grip allow golfers to increase club head speed for maximum distance.
• The Right Light technology, achieved through optimizing the distribution of the hybrid's limited available weight with a thin variable face, allows golfers to swing even faster with the same effort.
D200 Irons (MAP: $599.99 steel | $699.99 graphite)
Headlined by a new innovation called Speed Sole Technology™, a thin face-to-sole transition allows the D200s to create driver-like CTs.
• Speed Sole Technology creates a thin face-to-sole transition, yielding a 234 CT and an increase in ball speed.
• Weight savings from the face and sole is redistributed to the heel and toe weight pods for increased MOI and forgiveness.
• Set makeup consists of 4-PW/GW steel (R- and S- flex) or graphite (A-, R- and S- flexes) available in both right and left hand.
• A 59-gram UST Elements Chrome graphite shaft or an 85-gram True Temper SL85 steel shaft allow golfers to increase club head speed for maximum distance.
• The Right Light technology, achieved through the redistribution of mass to heel and toe weight pods, allows golfers to make a balanced, solid-feeling swing.
UST Elements Chrome Shaft Technology
The technologies within the UST Elements Chrome woods, hybrid and iron shafts produce distance and accuracy for each club.
• State-of-the-art carbon fiber features high end, mirror finish ion plating from the mid-section to the tip end to provide a premium look and performance.
• Recoil Technology optimizes the spring effect and promotes the most efficient energy transfer from butt to tip to maximize ball speed and reduce ball dispersion.
• Variable Wall Thickness technology creates layers of graphite in each section of the shaft that vary for enhanced feel and better control and accuracy.
• All shafts are available in A-, R- and S-flexes.
"The new D200 is lighter than the D100 even with adjustability," comments Mathias Lundblad, Product Line Manager - Premium Clubs and Balls. "It allows Distance players to swing the Right Light on a loft setting that optimizes their trajectory. We're excited to see their results."


F-C-D Player Profiling System
Wilson Staff developed the F-C-D system to meet the technology needs of every golfer. Defining players into three categories, Feel, Control and Distance, this system matches club features and benefits with individual playing styles. The Distance player is defined as the golfer needing power, accuracy and a confidence-inspiring look at address.

About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.


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Monday, September 8, 2014


 

  • Cleveland is touting the 588 RTX 2.0 as its most extensive wedge lineup. (Jonathan Wall/PGA TOUR)

The big story last year regarding Cleveland's 588 RTX wedge was the addition of third-generation Tour Zip grooves that were 16 percent larger than that of its predecessor, the 588 Forged. With wider grooves that offered ample bite on a variety of shots from the rough, sand and wet conditions, Cleveland decided to turn its attention to an area of the 588 wedge that has remained relatively the same in recent years.

Through research and feedback from some of the top players on its staff, including Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell and Hideki Matsuyama, Cleveland developed three distinct sole grind options in two different head designs with the new 588 RTX 2.0 wedge lineup.

"We wanted to add some versatility to the line with three distinct sole grinds that work well as a family," said Brain Shielke, Cleveland Golf's product manager. "Instead of using the same sole and changing the angle, we actually designed a completely different sole that's designed specifically for a player's swing and needs."

While Cleveland has typically offered multiple bounce options in the past, this is the first time the company will offer a wedge with specific bounce and sole grinds that allows players to optimize their wedge setup based on course conditions and playing preferences.

The Low Bounce Grind (One Dot) provides the lowest effective bounce of any wedge in the 588 RTX 2.0 lineup with a trailing edge grind and maximum heel and toe relief that works well from tight lies. The grind option is geared for players with a shallow angle of attack that typically play courses with firm conditions.

A Standard Bounce Grind (Two Dot) is also offered and provides players with mid effective bounce, a trailing edge grind and moderate heel and toe relief that make it a preferred option for players looking for a blend of versatility and forgiveness from a variety of playing conditions. According to Cleveland, this is the most playable wedge grind.

For players with a steep angle of attack, the Full Sole Grind (Three Dot) could be an option. With the highest effective bounce of the three grind options, the Full Sole has a constant sole width that can move through a variety of surfaces. The wedge is geared for players that not only have a steep angle of attack but play on courses with softer conditions.

Cleveland is touting the 588 RTX 2.0 as its most extensive wedge lineup. With the addition of three new sole grind options, players will be able to choose from 120 different model, loft, sole grind and finish combinations.

The 588 RTX 2.0 will be available in two head designs. The blade design is made from 8620 carbon steel and is based on tour testing and feedback. The compact top down shape comes in three grind options and two finishes — Black Satin and Tour Satin.

The cavity back design is made from 431 carbon steel and features a slightly larger head shape than the blade for increased confidence at address. The sole grinds have similar shapes to that of the blade, but different dimensions are provided for extra forgiveness through the turf. The wedge comes in a Black Satin finish.

Although it's not the biggest story this time around, the 588 RTX 2.0 has fourth-generation Tour Zip grooves that are 8 percent deeper than its predecessor and channel away grass, dirt and moisture for cleaner contact and consistent spin. The wedge face also has a new micro-milled Rotex face pattern that gives it the most surface roughness the USGA will allow for increased spin.

Cleveland's 588 RTX 2.0 retails for $130 per wedge and will be available in right- and left-handed options with True Temper's Dynamic Gold shaft. A new graphite Rotex wedge flex shaft — the shaft was designed for improved performance and feel — will also be offered.  

SOURCE:  http://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2014/08/12/cleveland-introduces-588-rtx-2-0-wedge-lineup.html
 
 
 




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