So what’s been going on the past week?
— James Savage (@JamesSavageNCG) February 27, 2018
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
But while most people were hiding under their duvets on Wednesday morning we were making our way to Tour X in Wigan.
Tour X, run by former tour fitter Nick Hibbs, is one of the finest indoor golf facilities around and was ideal for our fitting day with Cobra.
— James Savage (@JamesSavageNCG) February 28, 2018
Our resident pro Michael Helyard and digital journalist Craig Middleton both had a thorough-the-bag fitting as part of a season-long feature.
Both will be playing Cobra gear in 2018 and using the Cobra Connect system, powered by Arccos, to track and share their stats throughout the year.
Both players, and the Cobra products, were on fire during the fitting session so stay tuned to find out how they both get on this year.
In the meantime, here are a few new gear releases which you may have missed.
Big Max Blade IP push trolley launched
I literally fell in love with the Big Max Blade Quattro push trolley last year.
It’s light, so quick to assemble and fold away, takes up hardly any room and glides around the course with ease.
So when I heard they were bringing out a new Blade model, I was all ears.
On first inspection, the Blade IP looks very much like a three-wheeled version of the Quattro.
It features an updated folding mechanism so with two quick clicks the wheels fold underneath the body and down to a size of 88cm x 62cm and a depth of just 12.5cm.
It can fit on your parcel shelf, behind the seat of your car or slide into a tight space in the office or garage.
There’s loads of storage including an integrated cup holder but it’s the five-year manufactures warranty which really proves Big Max’s confidence in this product.
As soon as the snow clears, we’ll have it out on the course for a full review.
The Big Max Blade IP has an SRP of £299.99 and is available in Black, Black/Lime, White, White/Lime, Phantom/Red.
More information can be found on the Big Max website.
Powakaddy update Freeway electric trolleys
It has been a great 12 months for Powakaddy with their Compact C2 trolley taking the plaudits as one of the best products from 2017.
The brand have also reported really good sales numbers of their FW7s and Fw7s GPS trolley which we reviewed in the autumn.
So 2018 has seen the brand make small tweaks, rather than wholesale changes, to their popular Freeway range.
The entry-level FW3 is now the FW3s which incorporates a new 2.3in full-colour widescreen display, digital power gauge and battery fuel indicator.
There’s also a new FW5s which features a 2.8in mid-size full colour widescreen display and USB charging port.
Both the FW5s and FW7s trolleys have been enhanced with a classy gunmetal colour for 2018.
The FW3s will be available in polar white and classic black options.
All models are available in both 18 and 36 hole options that are backed by a full five-year warranty.
SRPs: (18-hole lithium)
More information can be found on the Powakaddy website.