Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
I'm a Golf Professional in the Philly area, so you're right in my wheelhouse.
I was on staff with Cobra at the beginning of the year, but I must say, I was very disappointed with their new speed series. I was using the X Speed series Driver (8.5 degrees) and 3+ Fairway wood, Comp Fairway 5 wood and the new forged FCB Irons 3-PW, and had like a 53 degree wedge and a 60 degree wedge that matched the set.
The irons I liked, mainly b/c of the shaft (Project X Rifle 6.5), but I never felt comfortable over any of the woods b/c they all looked like they had dimples on the back end of the club.
Previously, I was on staff with TaylorMade, so I scrapped all the Cobra stuff and I'm now back to all my TM gear except the wedges. I'm rockin the Cleveland CG 10s with the Black Pearl finish.
Have you hit any other drivers lately than your Pops Cobra? The new Cobras are the most forgiving Driver on the market right now with their 9 areas of sweet spot, and IIRC, they test out as one of the top 3 hottest faces along with the Nike Sasquatch and I think the Callaway FT3.
All good stuff HLM21 - I actually did try a few others.
I tend to have a ever so slight fade to my driver, but it seemed most drivers were so draw bias that it was a huge overcorrection. That's how it seemed to me with the TaylorMade R7 & new FT Callaway drivers. That's why I waited so long to get a new one. I did really like the new MacGregor NV2 MacTech driver. That was really the only consideration I had besides the Cobra driver, but the Cobra in my mind had such a jump that it made all the difference.
The success I had with my Baffler Hybrid sealed the deal in my mind as well, similiar faces and sounds. I'm a big sound guy.
I do like the new Taylor Made hybrids though, just like the one Iowa Red mentioned up above. I looked long and hard the other night at a 5 hybrid, although I decided against it. The ball really jumps off that club. That will probably be next club purchase, and last for a good long while. For the longest stuff TM products just didn't interest me in the slightest, but they have come a long, long way.