MJS PicHi! My name is Michael Stocking. I am a PGA Member and full-time instructor at Encinitas Ranch GC as well as a Brand Ambassador for Cobra/Puma Golf. I have been helping golfers have more fun and play better golf since 1987. In that time, I have given over 15,000 golf lessons!

I give private individual lessons at the south end of the driving range at Enicinitas Ranch GC. Throughout my career, I have learned to expertly incorporate technology into my instruction. I use a State of the Art Computerized system that includes Multiple Camera Digital 200fps Video Analysis & Slow Motion stop frame video. I can also fit you for Cobra Golf equipment analysing your spin rates, ball speed and launch angle using my ®Vector Launch Monitor.

I make learning golf Simple and Fun. My personalized private instruction is designed to help you enjoy learning and to build a solid foundation and understanding for


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My Left Handed Blog!


I am so EXCITED about my NEW Left Handed Cobra Equipment!


Wedges: Cobra Tour Trusty, 50/08, 56/12, 60/10
Irons: Cobra KING MB Flow set: 4-Pw, Shaft: KBS C-Taper Tour 120S
3 Iron: Cobra KING Forged Tec, Shaft: OZIK MFS 65 Red Tie (S)
3 Metal: Cobra King Ltd, 14.5 degrees, Shaft: Aldila Tour Green ATX 65 3.9S
Driver: Cobra F8+, 11 Degrees, Shaft: Aldila Tour Green ATX 65 3.9S
Putter: PING Redwood Anser, 35 inch, Ping Etched Grip


KING Forged TecOMG!I just got my new KING Forged Tec 3 Iron! I wish you could hear how solid it sounds! What a great club! I ordered it with the Matrix OZIK Red Tie 65 graphite shaft!


If you didn't know, I have had multiple surgeries on my left wrist. My last surgery was in Oct of 2016. After cleaning out the debris and drilling a couple holes into my Lunate bone, the surgeon needed to do an additional surgery and shorten the Ulna of my left arm. At impact during my right handed swing, my Ulna was striking the Lunate bone in my wrist and creating damage to the Lunate. Unfortunately, the Lunate bone is no longer getting enough blood. As such, I have tremendous pain during my right handed impact. The SOLUTION! I have been learning to play left handed since August of this year. So far, while I do get frustrated on the course, I am happy with my progress. My low round is 95 playing at 6800yds. I have also shot 96 at just under 6900 yds. In order to bring these scores down, I will need to hit my tee shots more consistently solid and 30 - 50 yrds farther.


This my arm 6 days after surgery! Ouch!

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F8 Driver Face

The new King F8 Driver

Featuring COBRA's thinnest and hottest face, the KING® F8 driver delivers the perfect blend of speed and forgiveness with precision face milling, aero and adjustable weight technology.


5 to 25 handicap golfers with moderate to higher swing speeds. Its oversized shape makes it ideal for those seeking a more forgiving profile and improved distance on mis-hits.


Engineered to deliver more forgiveness to fit a wide variety of playing abilities. The KING® F8 is COBRA's most technologically advanced driver featuring the industry's first ever forged CNC milled Titanium face with E9 Technology™.

Rickie wins the Hero with the new F8 Driver and a record setting performance! CONGRATULATIONS!

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