Cobra AMP Cell

It's one of the most important clubs you'll own. We review 10 Hybrids and put them through the ultimate test with a PGA Pro and Protracer technology. Who comes out on top?

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Andy Roberts and Charlie Lemay
Wed, 29 May 2013

Cobra AMP Cell

Brand: Cobra
Hybrid: AMP Cell
Category: Better player
RRP: £140
Best price: £139
Loft: 19-degree
Lie: 58-degree
Length: 41"
Shaft: Cobra MRC

Summary: SmartPad sole design keeps the face in a neutral position as you make loft adjustments. The adjustable MyFly hosel lets players choose among four lofts. The AMP Cell comes in grey, red, blue or orange. We tested in grey.

Appearance: Lovely low-profile clubhead, which appears to be the norm these days. It’s compact, sleek and we love how you can see the entire face at address. Relatively small clubhead, so may not appeal to the mid-capper but everything just sets up for take-off. The alignment is simple, with a nice circular reference point to place clubhead behind ball. 5

Feel: Well-balanced hybrid throughout and lively pop sound at impact for desired feedback. Weight has been saved in the head and consequently Cobra has distributed it into areas that improve ball flight and forgiveness. Easy to track the head during the swing and steady through the ball. 9.5

Performance: Straight, long and high launch. This was by far the easiest launching hybrid in the test, but that did not detract it in the distance stakes. It was also the most accurate of the hybrids in this test. Innovative SmartPad reduces the amount of sole that’s in contact with the turf at address and neutralises the way the club sits so you don’t need to worry about that when sampling the different loft options. 9.5

Verdict: Straight, long, high and looks the part. This just feels so much easier than hitting a 3-iron. What more could you ask for in a hybrid? And there is plenty of versatility on offer with all the available loft adjustments. 24

Pro Verdict: I really like this. Pops off the face nicely, carries well and on the whole, very straight. One shot ballooned a little but that was just a poor swing. A very impressive hybrid from Cobra. 

Andy

Distance (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

220

202

4

2

214

196

7

3

207

189

4

4

221

205

6

5

225

206

3

Average

217

200

5

Charlie

Distance (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

218

206

13

2

226

214

1

3

206

197

15

4

221

215

5

5

223

212

2

Average

219

209

7

Grant

Distance (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

217

207

3

2

225

215

1

3

221

214

2

4

211

203

7

5

220

219

4

Average

219

212

3

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