King Cobra launches Speed LD drivers

Latest innovation claims to stretch conventional driver design to the limit

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Mon, 5 Feb 2007
King Cobra launches Speed LD drivers

King <a href="/brands/cobra">Cobra</a> LD driver
Tapered King Cobra Speed LD driver

It may not be square, triangular or hexagonal but King Cobra's latest innovation claims to stretch conventional driver design to the limit by maximising distance, forgiveness and consistency.

The King Cobra Speed LD (Limit Dimenson) widens the face, and flattens and tapers the clubhead to squeeze the centre of gravity low and force the MOI (moment of inertia) into the perimeters to claim maximum stability at impact.

The result says Cobra is straighter tee shots for a wider range of players.

The Speed LD F can be fitted for golfers with faster- than-average ballspeeds of 125-155mph and who drive it 230-275 yards - to help them deliver high launch, low to mid spin and a slight draw-bias ballflight .

The Speed LD M is for players average 210-250 yard drives (110-140mph) and is tuned to give extra distance, more draw-bias and extra-high launch. It's also available in offset, seniors and ladies versions.

Costing around £222 King Cobra Speed LD drivers will not be available until March.

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Pioneer windtop

PING Collection is launching windproof tops for men and women. The Pioneer for men has turtleneck removable sleeves and can be folded into a pouch to fit in your bag.

It's available in charcoal/chalk blue for £70.

The Fizz windproof for women is crease-free and water resistant, fir into your pocket and is available in charcoal and chalk blue for £56.

Nike Golf has revealed that it wanted its latest SasQuatch Sumo and Sumo 2 (square) drivers to have a loud distinctive sound at impact.

Said a spokesman: "We had the option of dampening the sound a bit but decided against it. We want the drivers to get all the attention on the local range and feel the sound sets it apart from other drivers."

Yes!Golf, already known for its C-Groove putters is believed to be close to introducing a milled wedge, using similar technology. An unusual spotted was on the Yes golf stand at the recent PGA Merchandise trade show in Florida.

Bridgestone Golf has introduced a line of five GC (gravity chamber) hybrids using weight re-positioning technology (16, 19, 22, 25 and 28 degree lofts).

It's also planning four models of West Coast Design wedges (52, 54, 56 and 60 degrees) and enhanced models of its Tour B330 and Tour B330-S balls, with a slightly deeper 330-dimple pattern for greater distance and feel together with increased durability.

Grafalloy launched a new Epic shafts at the PGA trade show, featuring Nanofuse technology to help tighten shot dispersion by up to 35 per-cent over other graphite shafts.

Edinburgh's first Clubhouse indoor golf centre, will open in May at Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge with a range of six, state of the art simulators. The complex will include a bar, restaurant and putting green. TaylorMade is providing playing equipment and some retail stock.

Charges will start around £30 for an hours’ play for up to four players.