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    Wilson Staff Cortex Driver

    It is one of the drivers in the finale and this thread will serve as host for reviews and thoughts on it before the show airs tonight, and should it win, all reviews moving forward. We know we had 8 THPers already test it out at the THP Event Staff Proto this past weekend and have a lot to say.

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    I like both of the drivers left, though of the two I think this would be my first choice to try.

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    This driver blew me away, many reasons for this.
    First off when I am swinging good I usually have about a 5 to 10 yard cut on my driver. Before we hit the range Rich from Wilson told us one of the things about the Cortex is the weights could make about a 10 yard difference. I thought ok we have all that heard that a lot before. So when I got on the range I was swinging pretty good and ball was flying great but was cutting about 10 yards. I went and talked to Rich and he said move switch the weights, put 8 in the heel and 2 in the toe. Left the front to back in the middle as the flight was good. My next swing was straight as an arrow. It was like I could not miss this thing. You can ask some of the guys there that after a couple swings I just laughed because it was like the club was automatic.
    When I took the club to the course it was ever better. One shot really stands out to me (it was the par 4 on the front that had about a 240 carry over a bunker (if you took an aggressive line) I did not make a great swing and it hit off the toe, I gave one on my my Shane groans after a bad swing and TC said don’t groan that’s good. Ball carried the bunker and was in perfect position. The 2 things that impressed me most about that is the fact I could feel I hit it off the toe and the fact it carried the bunker.
    On the back nine I hit 2 really long drives for me. There was a 280 yard par 4 (set up for risk reward) Of course Corey was in the fairway so I went right at the green. It was slightly up hill. The ball carried the green and we had an eagle putt. That is stupid long for me.
    Then on 18 there was a bunker running through the fairway again Corey was in the fairway and said go for it. I figured what the hell if I am in junk who cares. I did give this swing all i had and it was straight as an arrow and carried the bunker by 20 yards. We had wedge to the green.
    Needless to say I was sold, to the point I told Doug you may have to call the cops because I am stealing this driver haha.


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    W/S Cortex with Atmos Blue 6s
    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
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    ^^^^^

    For those wondering who Rich is, he is R&D at Wilson and works on internal design. Crazy smart and one of the nicest people you would ever meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    ^^^^^

    For those wondering who Rich is, he is R&D at Wilson and works on internal design. Crazy smart and one of the nicest people you would ever meet.
    Yes Rich Hulock one of the nicest and smartest guys you will ever meet. The best thing about Rich is can explain R and D where ever a dumb hillbilly like me can understand it


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    W/S Cortex with Atmos Blue 6s
    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
    Putter: Swag undressed
    Ball: W/S Duo Professional Matte Orange

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    This looks like another solid club. Really looking forward to seeing the final pictures when/if it wins.
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    Fantastic feedback Shane. How would you guys say the sound differed between the two models? This being a carbon crown, I think we know what to expect.
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    Wilson Staff Cortex Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by obedt View Post
    Fantastic feedback Shane. How would you guys say the sound differed between the two models? This being a carbon crown, I think we know what to expect.
    The sound on both is pretty close. I would say they are a muted thwack. Somewhere between the g400 and the rogue sz.
    Sound is so personal I hate to even say though. I could tell by the sound if I missed it. That’s all I care about when it comes to sound


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    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
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    Ball: W/S Duo Professional Matte Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by sposey013168 View Post
    The sound on both is pretty close. I would say they are a muted thwack. Somewhere between the g400 and the rogue sz.
    Sound is so personal I hate to even say though. I could tell by the sound if I missed it. That’s all I care about when it comes to sound


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    That is a pretty good descriptor. I was going to use the exact same drivers as comparison.
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    Driver 2: XXIO Prime w/
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    Fairway Wood: F9 5 Wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    That is a pretty good descriptor. I was going to use the exact same drivers as comparison.
    For me it was like a happy median.
    Enough sound to know a good shot but no ear drum rupturing


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    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
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    Ball: W/S Duo Professional Matte Orange

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    Excellent feedback Shane, I know you love this one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sposey013168 View Post
    This driver blew me away, many reasons for this.
    First off when I am swinging good I usually have about a 5 to 10 yard cut on my driver. Before we hit the range Rich from Wilson told us one of the things about the Cortex is the weights could make about a 10 yard difference. I thought ok we have all that heard that a lot before. So when I got on the range I was swinging pretty good and ball was flying great but was cutting about 10 yards. I went and talked to Rich and he said move switch the weights, put 8 in the heel and 2 in the toe. Left the front to back in the middle as the flight was good. My next swing was straight as an arrow. It was like I could not miss this thing. You can ask some of the guys there that after a couple swings I just laughed because it was like the club was automatic.
    When I took the club to the course it was ever better. One shot really stands out to me (it was the par 4 on the front that had about a 240 carry over a bunker (if you took an aggressive line) I did not make a great swing and it hit off the toe, I gave one on my my Shane groans after a bad swing and TC said don’t groan that’s good. Ball carried the bunker and was in perfect position. The 2 things that impressed me most about that is the fact I could feel I hit it off the toe and the fact it carried the bunker.
    On the back nine I hit 2 really long drives for me. There was a 280 yard par 4 (set up for risk reward) Of course Corey was in the fairway so I went right at the green. It was slightly up hill. The ball carried the green and we had an eagle putt. That is stupid long for me.
    Then on 18 there was a bunker running through the fairway again Corey was in the fairway and said go for it. I figured what the hell if I am in junk who cares. I did give this swing all i had and it was straight as an arrow and carried the bunker by 20 yards. We had wedge to the green.

    Needless to say I was sold, to the point I told Doug you may have to call the cops because I am stealing this driver haha.




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    Solid stuff Shane. 240+ carry on a bad toe strike, niiice. I can't wait to hit whichever driver(s) prevail tonight but my fingers crossed it's Coretex (or both).
    Funny you should mention driver theft. I just might have to stake out the entrance to Millwood on Wednesday and follow any delivery trucks that head down your street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddio View Post
    Solid stuff Shane. 240+ carry on a bad toe strike, niiice. I can't wait to hit whichever driver(s) prevail tonight but my fingers crossed it's Coretex (or both).
    Funny you should mention driver theft. I just might have to stake out the entrance to Millwood on Wednesday and follow any delivery trucks that head down your street.
    Dan you know you are welcome to hit it anytime (provided the cortex wins if not you can hit my rozwell) The best part all I said above it their are witnesses so it’s not internet BS lol


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    W/S Cortex with Atmos Blue 6s
    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
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    Ball: W/S Duo Professional Matte Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by sposey013168 View Post
    This driver blew me away, many reasons for this.
    First off when I am swinging good I usually have about a 5 to 10 yard cut on my driver. Before we hit the range Rich from Wilson told us one of the things about the Cortex is the weights could make about a 10 yard difference. I thought ok we have all that heard that a lot before. So when I got on the range I was swinging pretty good and ball was flying great but was cutting about 10 yards. I went and talked to Rich and he said move switch the weights, put 8 in the heel and 2 in the toe. Left the front to back in the middle as the flight was good. My next swing was straight as an arrow. It was like I could not miss this thing. You can ask some of the guys there that after a couple swings I just laughed because it was like the club was automatic.
    When I took the club to the course it was ever better. One shot really stands out to me (it was the par 4 on the front that had about a 240 carry over a bunker (if you took an aggressive line) I did not make a great swing and it hit off the toe, I gave one on my my Shane groans after a bad swing and TC said don’t groan that’s good. Ball carried the bunker and was in perfect position. The 2 things that impressed me most about that is the fact I could feel I hit it off the toe and the fact it carried the bunker.
    On the back nine I hit 2 really long drives for me. There was a 280 yard par 4 (set up for risk reward) Of course Corey was in the fairway so I went right at the green. It was slightly up hill. The ball carried the green and we had an eagle putt. That is stupid long for me.
    Then on 18 there was a bunker running through the fairway again Corey was in the fairway and said go for it. I figured what the hell if I am in junk who cares. I did give this swing all i had and it was straight as an arrow and carried the bunker by 20 yards. We had wedge to the green.
    Needless to say I was sold, to the point I told Doug you may have to call the cops because I am stealing this driver haha.


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    Based on your feedback this is the one i want with the launch and the atmos red

    I do hope both go to market
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    Quote Originally Posted by OITW View Post
    Based on your feedback this is the one i want with the launch and the atmos red

    I do hope both go to market
    Alex I thought I would have been red also but blue was perfect for me you might want to try blue


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    3 Wood: Rogue 15 degree
    Hybrid: Rogue 19 degree (Rotates in and out with 4 Iron)
    W/S C 300 Forged 4 through GW Steelfiber 95 Stiff
    Wedges: New Level M Series 54 and 60 Modus 115
    Putter: Swag undressed
    Ball: W/S Duo Professional Matte Orange

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