Ian Poulter has been warming up for The Barclays this week sporting Cobra’s special edition red Ferrari Golf Collection driver.
Poulter, favourite to receive a wildcard pick from José María Olazábal on Monday, picked up his new Ferrari car at the weekend before getting to grips with his new $2,000 club, which Cobra describes as an ‘elegant speed machine’.
The Englishman has had five drivers made up on the range at Bethpage Black in order to find the one with the loft that suited him best.
“I’m ready for a huge first week in the FedEx Cup,” says Poulter, who finished in a tie for third in his last start at the PGA Championship.
Cobra’s design engineers have worked extensively with Ferrari engineers to develop a modified head shape that enhances club aerodynamics and increases clubhead speed for maximum distance off the tee.
The teams combined to develop a materials mix, optimising the centre of gravity without compromising the impressive speed gains. It also features new radii along the face perimeter, smoothing of the bottom sole surfaces and raising the trailing edge of the driver higher off the ground to delay separation.
These new designs along with multi-material construction reduce drag, increase clubhead speed and, on average, increases distance six to ten yards.
“The Ferrari Golf Collection Driver is a work of art,” said CPG’s vice president of research and development Tom Preece. “We worked with Ferrari engineers to create a truly impressive driver that outperforms.
“To add to the allure, the driver features a hand-stitched leather grip, a headcover made from genuine Ferrari leather, a premium Fujikura Motore Speeder Shaft and it is packaged up in a luxurious Ferrari Golf Collection Driver display box.”