Hannah Holden has all the latest golf equipment news for you
It’s that time of year where new equipment releases are coming thick and fast and keeping me very busy. We’ve recently had launches from Titleist and Callaway, and this week it’s the turn of some new Cobra irons.
It’s time for new Cobra irons
Cobra are expanding their King family of players irons by adding the new Cobra MIM Tour irons.
The MIM irons get their name from the metal injecting process used to mould them into shape. Cobra also use higher temperatures than typical forging methods to create a tighter grain structure that delivers a softer feel.
The irons also feature tungsten weighting in the toe to realign the centre of gravity for more stability. A thermoplastic polyurethane insert is positioned behind the impact zone to damp vibrations for a softer feel at impact.
As with all Cobra clubs these come equipped with Arccos technology via the Cobra connect smart grips system.
Available: October 30
RRP: £999 (4-PW)
Stock shaft: KBS S-Taper 120
More information: Cobra website
Shot Scope move into lasers
Shot Scope have moved into the laser market with the new Pro L1 rangefinder.
Key features include slope functioning that can be turned on and off, target-lock vibration, and some really cool red optics.
It is accurate to within 0.1 yards, which is crazy. I’ve just received one to test and I can’t believe how light it is – perfect if you carry and don’t want anything weighing you down.
More information: Shot Scope website
This sweater is first to use zero-waste fabric
Ocean Tee is renowned for its sustainability so it’s no surprise their latest product is named after a rare and endangered shark.
The Wobblegong sweater is made using a mechanical procedure to break down the fabrics of recycled clothes, obsolete inventory and leftover fabrics. The shredded fabric is then merged with organic cotton to create a new, unique fabric.
I think a really nice detail of this jumper is the fact the recycled garments create a unique natural speckle so no jumper is exactly the same.
I also love the fact that Ocean Tee donate 25% of their profits to charities focusing on the health of our marine environments. Practice what you preach!
More information: Ocean Tee website
Get a Pro Stroke with this putting aid
I’ve also been trying out a few training aids. The Pro Stroke is designed to stop golfers being too wristy and promote a more solid pendulum putting motion.
The device works by supporting your wrist and maintaining the straight line down your leading arm to the ball.
I have been using this for a few weeks now and its has really made me more aware of how much my left wrist was was moving in my stroke and affecting the control of the putter face. I’m actually putting better than ever now.
More information: Pro Stroke website
007’s ball is back!
This has got my colleague and James Bond enthusiast Steve Carroll very excited.
The new Penfold Hearts ball, part of one of the most famous golf scenes in Hollywood history when used by Sean Connery in 1965’s Goldfinger, features a dual ionomer design – that’s for more yards off the tee and extra control around the greens – and a pro-cyber cover for increased durability.
RRP: £25 per dozen
More information: Penfold website