Golf News – May 19, 2014

Golf News – May 19, 2014



COBRA Golf Goes Live With Interactive BiO CELL+ Driver Customization Website

CARLSBAD, Calif. (May 19, 2014) – Do you have a favorite color? Or sports team? Or school colors you rock with pride? Now, your golf club can showcase your team spirit, support your alma mater and reflect your personal style.

Continuing with its trend of personalization COBRA Golf launched the COBRA Design Lab, an online, interactive customization site that will allow golfers to design their own BiO CELL+ Driver, with preferred color choices, patterns and specs. The process begins with the selection of a driver head color (black or white), next chose paint color and crown color and if desired a pattern, and finally shaft selection, flex and grip color. The result can be a truly one-of-a-kind driver that fits your game and style.

“At COBRA Golf, we create high-performing products for golfers who are looking for the ultimate blend of style and performance on the golf course,” said Jose Miraflor, Director of Product Marketing. “With the new COBRA Design Lab, golfers now have the opportunity to showcase their personality through color and unique designs while still outdriving their competition with their BiO CELL+ Driver.”

The BiO CELL + Driver, ($449 when created through the COBRA Design Lab), can be designed using one of eight colors – Attack Black, Blue Aster, Capri Blue, Verdant Green, Vibrant Orange, Barbados Red, Cobra Silver and Gold Fusion – and, if desired, using one of four patterns –BioCell, DigiCamo, Matte or Marble (Note: select patterns are only available in select colors).

The driver is customizable in RH men’s models and features a COBRA Lamkin – ACE 3GEN 360 grip which comes in the same eight colors; and a Matrix Red-Tie 6Q3 shaft in x-stiff, stiff and regular flex. Golfers can also choose from one of two custom shaft options at no upcharge – the Diamana D+ 72 or the PXV Tour 52, or select from additional premium shafts at an increased price.

Designed to deliver maximum distance with forgiveness and control, the BiO CELL+ Driver features COBRA’s MyFly8™ adjustable loft technology, meaning golfers can adjust to eight different loft/trajectory settings to get the most out of their swing, regardless of the course and conditions. BiO CELL pockets, combined with COBRA’s proprietary E9 Face technology, remove weight from the face of the driver to deliver a larger sweet zone with faster ball speeds for longer and straighter drives, even on mis-hits. The BiO CELL+ uses a lightweight Venollum™ alloy in the crown to reduce weight. This multi-material design delivers a lower CG for a higher ball flight with lower back spin, ultimately creating longer distance.

Drivers will ships in 1-2 weeks. Click here to visit the Cobra Design Lab and start building your custom BiO CELL+ Driver.


Todd wins HP Byron Morgan Championship, first PGA Tour victory

IRVING, Texas — Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.

It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned $1,242,000, a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters.

Todd finished at 14-under 266. He took the lead for good with birdies at Nos. 9 and 10, and went on to become the eighth first-time winner this season.

Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who won the last of his eight PGA Tour titles in 2007, finished with a 67. Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for third at 10 under.

To read the complete story, click HERE.


Lizette Salas wins Kingsmill Championship

Before Lizette Salas could even get off the 18th green the emotions hit – the demons of four close calls over the last two years exorcised. Gone are the questions, the doubts. She’s arrived and based on her previous company of winners in the 10-year history of this event, she could be headed for a major championship victory soon. Every previous winner of this event – Grace Park, Se Ri Pak, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Suzann Pettersen, Annika Sorenstam and Jiyai Shin – either had already won a major or went on to win a major after.

“I was patient, I was happy, and I was ready most importantly. I took a different approach this week of not thinking so much and trying to be perfect,” Salas said. “You know, I made a putter switch last week when I was home, and it was — I felt so ready. There are so many emotions going on right now that I’m just trying to breathe.”

Judging by the glee with which Lydia Ko, Danielle Kang and Mina Harigae ran on the green after to celebrate her big win, she’s well deserving according to her peers. And it was fitting she had her peers to celebrate with because this was her first LPGA tournament that her parents weren’t on hand for.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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