September 6 2013
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider
When Jonas Blixt won The Greenbrier Classic earlier this year, he became the first Cobra Golf staffer to win a TOUR event using the company's new Tour Trusty wedge.
Now the wedge the two-time PGA TOUR winner used is officially coming to retail on Oct. 1.
Tour Trusty comes in a multitude of different loft and bounce options -- 11, to be exact, starting at 48 degrees and going to 64 degrees in even-numbered increments -- and two finishes (tour matte satin and tour matte black).
“Our Research & Development team worked tirelessly with our Tour athletes like Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Lexi Thompson and Jonas Blixt to create the Tour Trusty wedge,” said Tom Preece, Cobra's vice president of research and development. “With their input and our research and technology, we have developed a true performance wedge that will perform in the toughest conditions.”
Cast from 8620 Carbon Steel, the wedge features a new Tour notch K-Grind that provides heel and toe relief for added versatility around the green, and a compact tour-style head without offset.
To give the wedge extra bite, Cobra ramped up the surface roughness on the face and widened the grooves. When compared to Trusty Rusty, Cobra's previous wedge model, Tour Trusty has double the surface roughness and grooves that are 15 percent larger than its predecessor.
If the name Tour Trusty sounds familiar, it's because Cobra actually released a limited-edition version of the tour-inspired wedge back in May. Designed by Rickie Fowler, the wedge was limited to 1,600 and came in only one loft (55 degrees) and bounce (12 degrees) combination.
The Tour Trusty wedge will be available Oct. 1 in 11 loft and bounce combinations -- 48/8, 50/8, 52/8, 54/10, 56/12, 56/8, 58/8, 60/10, 60/6, 62/8, 64/8 -- for $119 per wedge.