Drivers: Cobra King LTD/Pro

Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the Cobra King LTD/Pro, which earned gold medal honors on the 2016 Golf Digest Hot List.

Released on 2/2/2016

Transcript

00:07
You know, when you're trying to make a space age driver,
00:09
like the Cobra King Limited,
00:11
you're willing to go far out.
00:13
How far out?
00:14
Well they did materials research
00:15
on the International Space Station
00:17
that helped with the development
00:19
of the crown material on this driver.
00:21
But what people are gonna have their eye go to
00:24
is this space port,
00:25
right here on there.
00:26
Space port is kind of a fancy term
00:28
for a little hole in the club,
00:30
where you can kind of peer in
00:32
and actually see the inner workings of this driver.
00:35
You and I've seen the insides of drivers all the time.
00:37
But everyday players haven't.
00:39
But it also as a function.
00:40
It allows them to take some weight,
00:43
about 18 grams,
00:44
put it in the tungsten plug in the back,
00:46
that really helps with the stability of the club, too.
00:49
It helps with the stability,
00:50
but what we're really talking about
00:52
is center of gravity, right?
00:53
Center of gravity applies to all drivers
00:56
but it's not anything you can see, right?
00:58
It's just floating around inside the head here.
00:59
It essentially determines what happens
01:01
to the ball when it leaves the club face.
01:03
What Cobra's done is kind of line up
01:06
the center of gravity with the neutral axis.
01:08
That's really hard to do.
01:09
When you get that CG lined up with the neutral axis,
01:11
which is what they've tried to do here,
01:13
you've got forgiveness,
01:14
you've got better energy transfer,
01:16
you've got lower spin,
01:18
and you've got forgiveness.
01:19
Yeah, and all that good stuff
01:20
is why one of our testers called
01:21
this Cobra's goat driver,
01:23
the greatest of all time.
01:25
And it's also a reason why Ricky Fowler
01:27
was testing it out at the Hero World Challenge.
01:30
Now he hasn't put it in play yet,
01:31
but you can rest assured Ricky Fowler
01:33
can play any driver he wants.
01:35
So if this goes in the bag,
01:36
it's a real validation that he thinks this club's better.
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