I live in southwest Virginia and play on a beautiful “links style” course carved around the New River, the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. I didn’t play my first round on a true links course until I was in my fifties. Later, I became an overseas member of the Belmullet Golf Club that plays at Carne Golf Course in the far west of County Mayo, Ireland. I decided to start this blog to chronicle this part of my life- the part that centers around golf in general (which I have played since I was 12) and links golf in particular.
3 thoughts on “About”
Just wondering how the game is going with the Cobras. I have only played a few rounds with mine. Biggest adjustment is just getting use to a shorter 4 and 5 Iron. But I am liking them. I don’t think I’m anywhere near the point you are at so I’m curious to know if there is anything new. Hope all is well.
Let me start by saying that my handicap has gone up recently. I seem stuck in the low 80’s. I used to always shoot a round in the mid 70s now and again and that helped keep my handicap around 5. I am now at 7 and on my way to 8. Yet I continue to like the Cobras and really place the source of my mediocre game on bad chipping and putting. I stopped using my trusty Scratch 60 degree wedge for chipping and tried to go the full monty by using a matching forged Cobra one length lob wedge. I can’t say it was very good around the green. When I went back to the Scratch wedge I seemed to have lost the touch.
I am fine with the shorter 5&6 irons (don’t have a 4), but still have problems hitting them as consistently as my 8 iron. Golf is a weird game. They are all the same length, but my brain seems not to be able to process that! I put a 3 hybrid back into the bag and am thinking of dropping the 60 degree Cobra and replacing it with a 64 degree Callaway wedge. I’ll let you know how that works.
Glad you are liking yours. How are the distances and gapping for you?
I’m only playing the 4-8 iron in one length. Spec wise it is like your 5 to 9. And I am also having some problems with the 4i. It’s the same length and swing weight as the others but I seem to try and hit it harder. I will get it soon I think. Distances and gaps seem good. Just haven’t got enough golf in to know exactly what they are. Slow start to the season here.
I look forward to hearing how you manage the wedges. In the future I want to go try a set from say 4-pw, gw. Not sure I could do the sw, lw. But would like to hear how others like them.