Martin Hopley

The 2011 version of the Cobra Trusty Rusty wedge is thankfully everything that the old version was and we are delighted to see it back. The Trusty Rusty has the same blade like appearance and narrow low bounce sole as the original. If you play on links courses, tight hard fairways or have hard packed/sandless bunkers then this club is perfect as it is so easy to make good clean contact without chunking the shot and the feel is excellent.

The thing that has changed from the last version is the new compliant grooves which maybe don't give as much spin as the originals which would zip the ball back from any lie. However they are right up there with the best in the current market as they do give very good grip.

The standard Trusty Rusty wedge is for better players as it can be a little unforgiving, especially on lusher lies, so if that is a problem, check out the Cobra Big Trusty Rusty instead.

The new version of the Trusty Rusty has had a makeover in the looks with flashes of Cobra orange and a black True Templer Dynamic S200 steel shaft which looks classy and is light yet firm enough to deliver great wedge performance.

There are also 3 head colours. A chrome version which has a 'pre-rusted' copper coloured face with white grooves, which is a little over the top for us, although the copper paint wears off pretty quickly. There is also a full 'pre-rusted' coppered colour version for a more rustic look, but our favourite is the all black PVD head that looks great with the black shaft.

Overall this is a great wedge and the 59 degree version in particular is a classic and if you play from tight lies a lot then one or two of these wedges should be in your set.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Cobra Trusty Rusty Wedge - Product Details

UK Launch09 December 2011
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Shaft TypesSteel
Manufacturer's WebsiteCobra Website

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Media Reviews

Golf Monthly
July 2012
Plenty of spin on offer, particularly on full shots
Golf Digest
March 2012
Impressive on full shots with plenty of spin

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