Hi everyone! The new products just keep rolling into our shop and we’re getting some great initial reaction from customers. I thought we would use tonight to run down some of these products and what our customers have to say about them…
Mizuno MP-67 Irons – These aren’t for everyone… they’re more of a blade than the other recent MP offerings. A great looking iron (very thin sole and top line) that isn’t all that forgiving. Most of my customers are still picking up the MP-60 first. People that have hit them like the way they feel when struck well but the trick is striking them well on a consistant basis…
Mizuno MP Fli-Hi Hybrid – A pretty cool club… looks just like an iron from the top but it really bulks up towards the bottom. Feels a lot like the Cleveland LDI but looks better. Should be a great option for the better player. Not the most forgiving hybrid on the market but it’s not suppose to be. Ball flight is mid… not as high as most hybrids.
Cobra Baffler DWS Hybrid – Not a huge cosmetic difference from the previous Baffler but the company says there have been some advances in technology. Performs pretty similar to the previous one… maybe a bit better on miss hits but nothing major. Still a great hybrid though. We don’t have the Pro version in yet.
Cobra S9 Irons – Looks and feels a lot like the current Big Bertha irons. Most of my customers agree that these are a solid step up over the 3400’s. The urethane insert really dampens vibration on miss hits. Should be a solid seller next year.
Cobra FP Irons – Nice iron that isn’t getting a lot of attention from our customers as of yet. We’ve been blowing out the 3100’s and that has really cut into FP sales. We won’t get a clear indication on these until the older irons are gone. A huge cosmetic step in the right direction here… but the forgiveness and feel is about the same as the 3100’s.
TaylorMade R7 TP Irons – Flashy looking irons that don’t really fit the TaylorMade TP mold. Previous TP’s have been about traditional styling but these offer inverted cone technology and a bold new design. A pretty solid feeling iron that is actually quite forgiving. Too early to gauge sales… we’ve got way too many TaylorMade choices on the wall right now. They’ll do well… will probably cater to the LT crowd and not the true TP players.
And finally… golf has lost a legend with the passing of Byron Nelson. I’ve been reading some articles on him tonight and it sounds like he was a really nice guy that used his fame to make the lives of others better. Nelson had been a Cleveland Golf staffer since 1989. He was 94.