On this page you’ll find our detailed assessment of the Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge, the pros and cons, and a side-by-side comparison with other wedges we have recently reviewed.
Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge
It is clear that Cobra have designed this wedge with the better player in mind. A straighter leading edge and a thin top line gives the feel of precision and workability. There is also very minimal offset which is fantastic in our opinion, but probably not ideal for the mid to higher handicapper. Available in either Tour Matte Satin or Black PVD finish, the Tour Trusty is a Steel 8620 cast offering that has stuck to the basics with a few slight tweaks to make it unique. We found the slight dent in the center of the sole really allows the club get 'under' the ball better both at address and impact and this gives a psychological confidence that will help alleviate any fears of thinning/ribbing your lob shot or bunker shot. It is also fantastic out the bunker so those who struggle in that department need to give this wedge a go!
Pros and Cons
- Beautiful simple aesthetic look
- Tremendous versatility with Notch K Grind Sole
- Superb out the bunkers and will definitely aid your confidence over time out the traps!
- Off center strikes don’t feel great at all – a little on the dead side
- Straighter leading edge and minimal offset might hinder mid to higher handicap players
|Product Details||Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge|
|Handicap Range||Low to Medium|
|Hand Availability||Right & Left Hand|
|Right Handed Lofts||48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64|
|Left Handed Lofts||48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64|
|Material Finish||Tour Matte Satin or Black PVD|
|Club Length||35″ – 35.75″|
|Shaft Type and Name||True Temper Dynamic Gold S200|
|Grip||COBRA Golf Pride New Decade MultiCompound – White / Black|
Brief Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge Review from Cobra player Jonas Blixt – video duration 0:44
Jonas Blixt gives his opinion on new Cobra Tour Trusty
Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge Review
Cobra Tour Trusty Wedge Detailed Review
Design & Appearance
A definite ‘better players iron’ particularly when looking down at the club at address… a straighter leading edge and a thin top line gives the feel of precision and workability. There is also very minimal offset, which is fantastic – very few low handicap players we know like to see an offset wedge.
The toe does have a slightly triangular look to it in comparison to the Cleveland 588 RTX wedges, which are a lot more rounded. We like the small club-face, which has a beautiful minimalist back side of the club-head and a slight ‘dent’ in the center of the sole.
The Notch K Grind is the element that makes this a better player’s wedge and that along with 15% larger grooves allow exceptional versatility.
Variable Feed Rate milling is evident across the club-face, which obviously increases spin imparted on any wedge shot.
Available in either Tour Matte Satin or Black PVD finish, the Tour Trusty is a Steel 8620 cast offering that has stuck to the basics with a few slight tweaks to make it unique.
Control / Feel
The Tour Trusty performs well in the control department. The milled face provides that low almost boring trajectory that has heaps of spin.
Superb control around the greens especially with there being enough spin on hand for just about any shot.
The feel is reasonably good, not quite as good as some others, but still nothing bad – center strikes have healthy feedback, but the off center strikes don’t feel good at all.
This wedge probably has the best lie at address of any wedge we’ve ever tested and that is primarily due to the slight dent in the center of the sole.
This really allows the club to get ‘under’ the ball better both at address and impact. This gives a psychological confidence that will help alleviate any fears of thinning/ribbing your lob shot or bunker shot.
Out the bunkers, the 56 degree feels as though it can be turned into almost a 64 degree and those delicate splash shots require just that – a splash. Too often we find ourselves having to swing hard with a wide open face in order to be cute, but with these that isn’t necessary… a bunker players dream wedge.
Value for Money
With the Tour Trusty wedge being slightly dated there are some good deals to be had so in terms of value for money it’s brilliant… workability, versatility, beautiful aesthetics and something that will last you a fair amount of time, particularly if selecting the Tour Matte Satin.