Golf News – August 28, 2015




KING Forged Irons Deliver Tour Proven Performance with Superior Feel, Precision and Accuracy

COBRA Golf, a leader in golf club innovation and technology, announced today the release of KING Forged Irons, engineered for golfers who seek superior feel and control with unprecedented accuracy and precision.

The KING Forged CB/MB Combo Irons were designed for the Tour through three handicap golfer. They feature a five-step forging process that yields a more precise shape, which was developed with feedback from PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler, a more aligned grained structure and tighter weight tolerance. The result is the best feeling, best looking irons that elite golfers demand. A Co-forged tungsten toe weight positions the Center of Gravity (CG) directly behind the hitting zone in the center of the face delivering precision shot making. Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Milled Faces and Grooves deliver maximum spin and trajectory control.

The Forged Combo set (cavity back (CB) mid & long irons + muscle back (MB) short irons & wedges) comes in a Diamonized Black Metal Finish (DMB) around a Forged 1025 Carbon Steel Body. The stock set composition is 3-6 (CB), 7-PW (MB) ($1,099) and comes equipped with Steel KBS Tour C-Taper shafts and Lamkin UTX Grips. A full set of MB irons are also available through custom (in RH only) as well as full sets of CB irons (both RH & LH available). Product will be at retail on November, 13, 2015. A chrome version of these irons will be available for purchase in February of 2016.

The KING Forged Tec (Technology Enhanced Cavity) Irons, created for the Tour through 10 handicap golfer, provide the feel and precision of a tour iron with maximum forgiveness and distance. This multi-material construction iron features the same five-step forging technology a found in other Cobra Forged irons along with a new J15 high strength steel forged face insert material to enhance distance and save weight. The remarkable feel comes from the harmonic cavity insert which is an engineered Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Insert, positioned directly behind the impact zone, between the face and the back cavity, for vibration damping and improved feel at impact. Combine this with tungsten heel-toe weighting for forgiveness, and precisely centered CG and the KING Forged Tec irons are true game-changers.

The Forged Tec Irons ($1,099 – Steel; $1,199 – Graphite) feature a Premium Nickel Chrome Plating over forged 1025 Carbon Steel. They come with a KBS Tour C-Taper Lite shafts (Steel) – X-Stiff, Stiff or Regular flexes or a UST Recoil (Graphite) – Stiff 680 F4, Regular – 660 F3) and Lamkin UTX grips. The Stock composition set: 3-PW or 4-GW. Available at retail November 13, 2015.

Custom Fitting
Both KING Forged CB/MB irons and the KING Forged TEC irons will be available in stock configurations at retail and/or customized configurations and specifications through Cobra Custom Clubs. Custom Lofting (± 2°), Custom Lie angle (± 4°), Custom Shafts and Shaft Lengths are all available and can greatly improve your game.

New for 2016 Cobra Custom Clubs is offering the following premium shafts at no extra charge:
·        True Temper Dynamic Gold (X100, S400, S300 & R300)
·        True Temper DG Pro (X100, S300 & R300)
·        True Temper XP-95 (X100, S300 & R300)
·        KBS Tour (X, S & R)
·        KBS Tour 90 (S & R)
·        KBS Tour C-Taper (X, S & R)
·        KBS Tour C-Taper Lite (X, S & R)

To find an authorized COBRA dealer near you, visit


ClubGlider® Technology Expands to Luggage

Missoula, Montana – ClubGlider revolutionized the golf travel bag with the introduction of extendable legs that support all of the weight. That same technology has now been applied to a line of wheeled-luggage that includes a suitcase and a carry-on. ClubGlider Suitcase offers the same ease of use as the golf travel bag thanks to the extendable leg that supports 100% of the weight and then simply retracts away for travel. The suitcase is constructed with the same highly durable, ballistic-style nylon as the ClubGlider Meridian golf travel bag. The ClubGlider Carry-On coordinates with the suitcase and is sized to fit in airplane overhead bins. Both pieces are available now at $349.99 for the suitcase and $239.99 for the carry-on. For the retailer nearest you call 800-227-9224 or visit

The ease of using a ClubGlider golf travel bag has changed how people travel with their clubs. Now that same ease of use can be enjoyed across the gamut of luggage. ClubGlider Suitcase is H 30” X W 13” X D 13” and weighs 17 lbs. with multiple internal pockets and a main compartment that expands 2.5” for added capacity. The wheeled-suitcase features multiple handles for ease of use and comes with a TSA-approved lock.

The wheeled-carry-on was designed to coordinate with the other pieces in the ClubGlider line. The bag’s multiple handles help with maneuvering it in and out of car trunks and overhead bins. The carry-on is H 23” X W 13.5” X D 11.5” and weighs 8 lbs. with a main compartment that expands 2.5” for added capacity. ClubGlider Carry-On offers external pockets and two, inside mesh pockets to organize gear and comes with a TSA-approved lock.

ClubGlider golf travel bags are available in four different models – Pro, Tour Series, Meridian, and Journey – offering protection for golfers ranging from weekend warriors to touring professionals.

All of the bags in the ClubGlider line glide from parking lot to luggage counter thanks to legs that extend and support 100% of the weight and pivoting caster wheels that handle corners, curbs and escalators with ease. Once checked-in, the legs easily tuck away securely for carefree travel.


The 6 Coolest Pro-Ams in Golf

When the price tag includes a comma, it better be a special round of golf. The best pro-ams don’t just pair you with the world’s top players, they also shower you with perks. Here are a half dozen that are worth the price of admission.

TPC Lousiana, Avondale, La.
Cost: $6,000

Forget Fat Tuesday. In Nawlins, they party hard on Wednesdays, too. Witness the festivities that unfold midweek at the Zurich Classic, when a host of marquee restaurants set up catering stations around the course, turning a friendly competition into a Creole feast. In 2011, between bites of beignets and crawfish etouffee, Tour pro Jerry Kelly set an unofficial record for oyster consumption, sucking back so many that the scorekeepers lost count. We’ll put you down for a dozen on the first hole, no matter how many shots you take.

Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii
Cost: $7,500

No chance of getting paired with a no-name pro. Not in a field that features 30 Tour winners from the previous season. Like them, you’ve earned the right to peg it in a 3-D postcard, with palm trees dancing in the foreground and humpbacks breaching in the blue beyond. From the first tee, a downhill par-4 with an ocean panoramic, the course unfolds like a tropical idyll. The tradewinds are blowing and there’s O.B. left. As if that matters. Titleist lost. Paradise found.

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