Golf News – October 9, 2019

COBRA’s New KING Forged TEC Irons Combine Classic Shaping with Distance & Forgiveness in Variable and ONE Length Designs

CARLSBAD, CA – COBRA Golf today introduced its next generation of KING Forged TEC Irons, featuring a traditional muscle-back shape with a hollow design for softer feel and improved power preferred by better players, available in a variable or ONE Length set make-up. Fusing a classic look with modern, cutting-edge face, finish and feel technologies, the KING Forged TEC irons provide golfers with the ideal balance of precision and distance.

A sleek, muscle-back shape and sophisticated design of the Forged TEC Irons encloses an unassuming hollow body that delivers low CG and helps maximize distance, forgiveness and playability. A hollow cavity is infused with energizing foam microspheres that fine-tune acoustics and create the softer feel that better players desire while supporting a thin PWRSHELL Face for increased ball speeds. An updated forged face insert creates a larger Sweet Zone and return area for higher launch and faster ball speeds in a players iron. A tungsten toe weight centers the CG behind the hitting zone to maximize distance and increase precision for attacking pins, even on off-center hits.

Like a majority of COBRA equipment, the Forged TEC irons will feature the innovative COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos allowing users to track their accuracy and distance using the Arccos Caddie app on a smart device. Electronically embedded sensors in the grip automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round.

The KING Forged TEC ONE Length irons offer an added dimension of consistency, as COBRA engineers have manipulated the design of each iron to match the weight and length of a 7-iron, allowing for one simple, repetitive set up and swing motion to reduce variability and increase consistency between clubs. This is primarily achieved through matching 7-iron head and swing weights in every iron to create a consistent feel throughout the set. Weight is added to the ONE Length long irons to compensate for shorter (37.50”) shafts and to match 7-iron swing weight, while weight is removed from the short irons & wedges to compensate for longer shafts while still delivering traditional 7-iron swing weight. In addition, lie angles have been adjusted to optimize ball flight in a ONE Length set configuration. Long irons utilize more upright lie angles, while the short irons and wedges have slightly flatter lie angles delivering more consistent trajectory and ball flights. Lighter long iron shafts encourage easy launch while heavier wedge shafts promote more control into and around the green.

The Forged TEC irons in variable and ONE Length will be available at retail and at cobragolf.com beginning November 1, 2019.

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PING Offers Free Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors to Eligible Golfers

PHOENIX, AZ – As part of its ongoing effort to encourage owners of PING clubs to take advantage of the numerous benefits of Arccos Golf technology, PING today announced a program providing a free set of Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors exclusively to golfers who have purchased an eligible PING club or buy one before the end of the year. More than 30 PING clubs (listed below) are eligible in the promotion that runs through December 31, 2019, while supplies last. The promotion also includes a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app.

“We want to reward our loyal customers in unique ways,” said John K. Solheim, PING President and a passionate user of Arccos technology. “I’m confident the best way to do that is to provide them meaningful incentives that help them play better and enjoy the game more. By offering them the free Smart Sensors and the free trial, we’re making it easy for PING users to try Arccos and see the amazing improvements in their games.”

To participate in the promotion, golfers must own one of the eligible PING clubs (listed below), live in the United States and be 18 years of age or older. To request the 14 free Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, eligible consumers need to visit ping.com/arccos-sensor-promo and follow a four-step process, which includes downloading the Arccos Caddie app and signing up for the free trial. The process requires the consumer to submit a valid serial number for an eligible PING club. Upon verification, 14 free Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors will ship free directly to the consumer from PING.

Eligible PING clubs for Arccos Free Sensor Promotion

  • Drivers — G410 Plus, G410 SFT, G410 LST, G400, G400 LST, G400 SFT, G400 Max, G Le2, G Le
  • Fairway Woods — G410, G410 LST, G410 SFT, G400, G400 SFT, G400 Stretch, G Le2, G Le
  • Hybrids — G410, G400
  • Irons– G410, G400, Blueprint, i210, i500, iBlade ,G700, G Le2, G Le,
  • Crossovers — G410, G400
  • Wedges– Glide 3.0, Glide 2.0, Glide 2.0 Stealth, Glide Forged

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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