Cobra goes long with Bio Cell, Bio Cell+ drivers

By Jason CrookMarch 5, 2014, 3:30 pm

Cobra Golf is known for breaking the mold. Whether it's their flashy colors, advancements in technology or star power, they constantly push the envelope. And it starts from the top of their organization and trickels down.

"We're trying to bring our brand of game enjoyment to life. That's what we're trying to do everyday is help people enjoy the game, help people play better, and doing it with some swagger," said Cobra Puma Golf president Bob Philion at January's PGA Show in Orlando.

Well after testing out their Bio Cell drivers, I can officially say they have accomplished this goal and more. I found last year's Amp Cell clubs to be very long and very forgiving, so I approached this year's Bio Cells with more reserved expectations because they already have a great product - how much better could they possibly make it? But the new drivers blow last year's out of the water in every facet of the game.

The Bio Cell driver ($299, pictured above) doesn't look or feel too much different from past products like the Amp Cell. They still come in just about every color in the Crayola box and you still have the option with the brand new MyFly8 technology to adjust the face and launch angle between eight settings to get the perfect ball flight. But take one swing with the Bio Cell driver and you'll see the difference. It's distance.

Bio Cell isn't just a cool, edgy name. Bio Cells are an integral part of the new clubs that remove weight from the face and reposition it low and back to provide a larger effective sweet zone which results in longer and straighter drives, even on off-center hits. In addition, the Bio Cells remove weight from the crown and face providing a lower center of gravity and higher moment of inertia for faster ball speeds.

The Bio Cell+ ($399, pictured below) comes with a slightly smaller club head and lightweight venollum alloy crown to deliver an even lower center of gravity, giving the golfer a higher ball flight with lower back spin for even longer distance. All of this technical jargon means simply - these clubs are the longest they've ever produced. 


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"We think we're longer than everybody. If you get fit in our products, the Bio Cell or the Bio Cell+, dial your loft in, pick a color and we think it beats everything out there," said Philion.

And thanks to engineers that are always looking for that next big thing that will make you the envy of your foursome, Cobra has announced a limited-edition green Bio Cell driver with the Masters right around the corner. Beginning March 15, only 2,014 units of the Masters edition driver will be available at select golf retailers around the world. Each driver is laser-marked from 0001 to 2014 on the sole for authenticity.


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There is also a women's Bio Cell driver available with all of the same technology in beetroot purple, desert flower and aqua splash. For more information or to make a purchase, check out Bio Cell products on Golf Galaxy, or visit Cobra Golf online.

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Watch: Gary Player tires people out with sit-ups

By Grill Room TeamJune 24, 2018, 11:33 pm

Well all know Gary Player is a fitness nut, and at 82 years young he is still in phenomenal shape.

That's why it was incredible to see two mere mortals like us try to keep up with him in a sit-up competition at the BMW International Open.

Watch the video below.

The guy in blue makes the smart decision and bows out about halfway through. But give the other guy an "A" for effort, he stuck with Player for about 60 sit-ups, and then the nine-time major champion just starts taunting him.

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Japan teen Hataoka rolls to NW Ark. win

By Associated PressJune 24, 2018, 11:07 pm

ROGERS, Ark. - Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA title

The 19-year-old Hataoka won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club for a tournament-record 21-under 192 total. She broke the mark of 18 under set last year by So Yeon Ryu.

Hataoka won twice late last year on the Japan LPGA and has finished in the top 10 in five of her last six U.S. LPGA starts, including a playof loss last month in the Kingsmill Championship.

Hataoka began the round tied with Minjee Lee for the lead.

Austin Ernst shot a 65 to finish second.

Lee and third-ranked Lexi Thompson topped the group at 13 under.

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Tour investigating DeChambeau's use of compass

By Will GrayJune 24, 2018, 10:09 pm

CROMWELL, Conn. – Bryson DeChambeau’s reliance on science to craft his play on the course is well known, but he took things to a new level this week at the Travelers Championship when television cameras caught him wielding a compass while looking at his yardage book during the third round.

According to DeChambeau, it’s old news. He’s been using a compass regularly to aid in his preparation for nearly two years, dating back to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in October 2016.

“I’m figuring out the true pin locations,” DeChambeau said. “The pin locations are just a little bit off every once in a while, and so I’m making sure they’re in the exact right spot. And that’s it.”


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But social media took notice this weekend, as did PGA Tour officials. DeChambeau explained that he was approached on the range Saturday and informed that the Tour plans to launch an investigation into whether or not the device is allowable in competition, with a decision expected in the next week.

It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has gone head-to-head with Tour brass, having also had a brief run with side-saddled putting earlier in his career.

“They said, ‘Hey, we just want to let you know that we’re investigating the device and seeing if it’s allowable,’” DeChambeau said. “I understand. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.”

DeChambeau won earlier this month at the Memorial Tournament, and the Tour’s ruling would not have any retroactive impact on his results earlier this year. Playing alongside tournament winner Bubba Watson in the final round at TPC River Highlands, DeChambeau shot a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth.

“It’s a compass. It’s been used for a long, long time. Sailors use it,” DeChambeau said. “It’s just funny that people take notice when I start putting and playing well.”

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Bubba fires 63 to win his third Travelers title

By Nick MentaJune 24, 2018, 9:52 pm

Bubba Watson fired a final-round 63 to storm from six back and steal the Travelers Championship. Here’s how Bubba came from behind once again at TPC River Highlands.

Leaderboard: Bubba Watson (-17), Stewart Cink (-14), Beau Hossler (-14), J.B. Holmes (-14), Paul Casey (-14)

What it means: This is Watson’s 12th PGA Tour win, his third of the season, and his third Travelers title. Watson picked up his first Tour victory at this event in 2010 – when he also came from six back – and won again in 2015 in a playoff victory over – guess who – Casey. Thinking he might need a round of 60 to scare the leader, Watson made eight birdies, the last of which came on the 72nd hole, giving him the outright lead by one. A short while later, Casey would bogey the 16th and 17th to end the drama and allow Bubba to breathe easy. With the win, Watson becomes the only Tour player to win three times this season. He moves to third in the FedExCup points race, behind two-time winners Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson.

Round of the day: Cink’s round was a stroke better, but Bubba earns this title for winning the title. The left-hander made the turn in 2-under 33 and then ripped off five birdies on his back nine to take the clubhouse lead, which he wouldn’t relinquish.

Best of the rest: Cink looked as though he was going to record the second sub-60 round at the Travelers in the last three years. The 2009 champion golfer of the year played his first 10 holes in 7 under par on the par-70 layout. Cink added three more birdies but also added two bogeys to settle for 8-under 62, tying the round of the week. The 45-year-old has finished T-4 and T-2 in his last two starts.

Biggest disappointment: Casey (2-over 72) began the day up four and couldn’t close. Even par on his round through 15 holes, he missed a 4-footer for par on 16 and found the water off the tee at 17, ending his chances. The Englishman, who ended a nine-year Tour winless drought earlier this season at the Valspar, is now 1 for 4 with a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.

Shot of the day: Watson’s wedge from 77 yards at the 72nd hole, setting up his eighth and final birdie of the day.

Quote of the day: “That’s the best shot you ever hit.” – caddie Ted Scott to Bubba Watson on his approach at 18