Cobra AMP Driver

Reviewed: 4 January 2012 by Andy Roberts

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Cobra AMP Driver

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  • Price: £259.00
  • Year: 2012 - 2013

FIRST LOOK

Cobra has made one of its boldest statements yet with its spanking new AMP driver. And it hasn’t been tangoed by accident.

The company has broadened its appeal, so for someone like me - and I love a splash of colour - this orange-tastic AMP driver with its flashy colour-co-ordinated grip, was very appealing.

Contrastingly, the clubface is a soft grey, so I didn't need to shade my eyes at address, though I'm told by my Dad it's reminiscent of those rust-coloured, steel-headed TaylorMade drivers with the bulbous shaft of the early 90s!

My initial confidence quickly translated into my driving performance as I mashed one up the middle from the first tee. In fact, I missed only two of 14 fairways en route to a round of 76.

I’ve always been a good driver of the ball, but I rarely accumulate stats like that. Let's assess why?

Cobra’s E9 face technology utilises an elliptical face for greater forgiveness high on the toe or low in the heel, where many of my mis-hits occur. And the club’s new dual roll design ensures higher ball speeds, regardless of whether the ball is struck above or below the centre line.

This driver also features some cracking game-enhancing technology in the form of adjustable face technology (AFT) hosel. Using the wrench provided I can adjust the face fractionally opened or closed by 2-degrees from neutral. Saying that, I kept mine at neutral.

I used a neutrally adjusted 9.5-degree loft model with a regular flex powered by an Aldila RIP Speed Tuned shaft with a D4 swing weight.

VERDICT

I'm devoted to my new orange-tinted best friend... and can't imagine preferring anything else off the tee right now!

Click here for more information on the Cobra AMP driver or visit www.cobragolf.com

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Taz

Just had a glimpse of this orange stuff after seeing that Cobra are ramping up their tour staff.

Not too keen on the colour myself but can see why. 

The irons look a bit

I guess this is Cobra's response to Rocketballz

. . . and aimed at the yoof

Posted: 10/01/2012 at 08:56

AP

Ooh, the old man's off again...

Posted: 10/01/2012 at 09:15

Taz

There seems to be a glut of 'trendy' stuff hitting the shelves.

I just wonder how much R&D has gone into it and how much marketing hype - that's all.  

I'm a big fan of Cobra drivers and have been for a few years now. They were great as part of Acushnet and the technology was top drawer.

Just got my doubts looking at the latest offering, whether Puma are more interested in percieved style, rather than performance.

As one guy, reviewing the irons, on an American golf site said "They have that Wilson ProStaff only found in K-Mart look about them"

Posted: 10/01/2012 at 09:55

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