Equipment News

This year Cobra came out with the King LTD driver. It is one of my favorite drivers of they year. It has a “space port” You can unscrew this cover and it has some writing inside the driver. This port cover also serves as a 16g weight. Cobra promoted this as a zero CG driver. What this means is the Center of Gravity is on the neutral axis line (middle of the club). Most drivers¬†still have the Center of Gravity above this line. The lower and more forward you can get the Center of Gravity the higher you can make the ball launch and the lower you can make the ball spin spin. This is the key to long drives. Higher launcher lower spin. Getting the Center of Gravity to this point made this club higher launching and and lowered spin.

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All of that confusing techological mumbo jumbo leads to the news from Callaway today. Callway has announced they will be releasing the driver Phil Mickleson is playing. It is called the XR Sub Zero.The name is a subtle shot at Cobra. They have taken the Center of Gravity below that neutral axis line. They have taken it very low. It will be a super low spinning driver. The Sub Zero will not be for high handicappers. It is not a very forgiving driver but if you can produce the swing speed and the launch it could be a game changer for you.The driver also comes with two weights so you will be able to fine tune your trajectory as well. Cobra had the Zero CG driver and Callaway has gone sub zero. I am anxious to see it in person.

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Also be on the lookout for a new Srixon driver. It is the z765. 4 models have recently been spotted on the USGA conforming list. 2 of these are prototypes. It will be interesting to see where this goes. One was also spotted in person by Golfwrx on the range at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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