COBRA GOLF’ CELEBRATES THE YEAR’S FIRST MAJOR WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CAMO, SPECIAL-EDITION KING F9 SPEEDBACKTM DRIVER
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Carlsbad, Calif. (April 1, 2019) - Cobra Golf®, a leader in golf club innovation, today unveiled a new, special edition design of its award-winning KING F9 SPEEDBACK™ Driver designed to help golfers celebrate the first Major of the year. The KING F9 SPEEDBACK Special Edition Camo Driver features a one-of-of-kind custom camo aesthetic that matches the apparel script and custom COBRA x Vessel bag COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Rickie Fowler will don in Augusta. This custom camo pattern blends the outlines of the United States and state of Georgia in a layered design for a sophisticated, fresh look on the course. Packed full of technology, the KING F9 SPEEDBACK Camo driver delivers the perfect combination of performance, sound and feel with a cool, camo look.
The KING F9 SPEEDBACK Special Edition Camo Driver, which comes with a sleek COBRA Camo headcover, is equipped with a Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft in a one-of-a-kind military green colorway to match the driver (available in extra-stiff & stiff flex in the 9° loft, and in stiff & regular flex in the 10.5° loft). To round out the look, the driver features a Lamkin Crossline CONNECT black grip with military green accents. The new camo driver will be available beginning today and features a MSRP of $499.
COBRA’s KING F9 driver features breakthrough SPEEDBACKTM Technology, which, for the first time in golf, successfully combines a highly aerodynamic clubhead shape with low CG. SPEEDBACK is a game-changing advancement in the way a driver is engineered. The combination of an efficient aerodynamic shape and an engineered weight structure on the sole, improves club speed while maintaining a low, deep CG to create the most efficient transfer of energy to the ball. Utilizing a CNC Precision Milled Face, created using industry-leading face manufacturing technology, allows for a thinner and hotter face design that has shown ball speed increases up to 1.5 mph when tested against a traditional, hand-polished face. These technologies fuse to deliver the ultimate formula for speed and extreme distance.
To create this more aerodynamic SPEEDBACKTM Shape, COBRA® engineers raised the perimeter skirt, aft (tail) and crown, and rounded the leading edges to reduce drag and increase clubhead speed.
Continually pushing the boundaries of innovation, COBRA® engineers have developed golf’s first ultralight carbon wrap crown design that wraps around the body, delivering a 12% larger carbon fiber area that saves 10 grams of weight compared to a titanium driver crown. 360 Aero™ Technology utilizes lightweight polymer crown trips and titanium sole trips positioned relative to the direction of airflow around the clubhead, further helping to reduce drag. Strategically placed PWR Ridges™ frame up alignment and stiffen the carbon crown structure to maximize energy return and power to the ball.
COBRA® continues to utilize its proprietary, CNC Precision Milled driver face to deliver its thinnest, hottest face repeatedly on every driver manufactured. CNC precision milling allows COBRA® engineers to consistently produce a face that is 3% thinner and 10% lighter than previous models that are polished by hand. Using precision milling, COBRA is also able to optimize bulge and roll curvatures that match precisely with the specs designed in CAD. Before CNC milling, face curvatures have never been able to be consistently reproduced using the traditional hand polishing method. Implementing what they call E9 Speed Tuned Technology™, each loft is designed with specific top-to-bottom curvatures to fine-tune launch & spin for different swing speeds and attack angles.
The KING F9 SPEEDBACK™ driver is constructed using a lightweight 8-1-1 Titanium body and face that spares weight, allowing engineers to position the CG low and deep. COBRA’s patented E9™ Technology features a variable thickness face designed with an elliptical pattern Sweet Zone™, creating more hot spots farther away from the center to maximize distance on miss-hits. Dual Roll Technology™ optimizes top and bottom face curvatures, which are CNC precision milled to exact specs on every driver, to minimize gear effect that negatively impacts launch and spin on misses. Additionally, three horizontal bulge curvatures are designed to optimize the face angle on the toe and heel to minimize slicing and hooking of the ball due to off-center impacts. Combining weight saving technologies into the design allows for an adjustable weight system (with interchangeable 14g & 2g weights) that can be used to move the CG in the front or back position to help golfers customize launch and spin characteristics to improve their distance. MyFly8® with Smart Pad® technology affords golfers the choice of 8 loft settings (and 3 draw) to fine-tune trajectory and launch conditions while Smart Pad® ensures a square clubhead at address.
Since its release in late 2018, COBRA’s KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver has four Tour victories to its name.
For more information on the Camo Limited Edition KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver and all of COBRA’s innovative products in the F9 family, visit www.cobragolf.com.
Rachel Rees, COBRA PUMA GOLF, firstname.lastname@example.org, cell: 760.710.7434
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About COBRA PUMA GOLF
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