In recent years, Cobra Golf has been at the forefront of design and their 2017 lineup showcases that innovation is not a thing of the past. Combining golf equipment and technology has been at the front door for a little while, but the new KING F7 line is the first with integrated shot tracking and GPS powered by Arccos to deliver what some would call, a “Smart Driver”.
The two drivers being introduced today, are the KING F7 and KING F7+ and combined with KING LTD Black feature what is called Cobra Connect. Powered by Arccos, the Cobra Connect system features an ultralight sensor that is embedded in the butt end of the grip, allowing golfers to automatically track the distance and accuracy of every drive. When paired with the free app on your smartphone, you will be able to play such games as King of the Hole, Virtual Long Drive and of course track performance data, GPS distances for thousands of courses and even have access to exclusive Cobra content from coaches and PGA Tour Professionals.
“We are really excited to introduce our longest and smartest drivers with the new F7 and F7+ products,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of Research & Development, COBRA Golf. “By incorporating the best zonal weighting technologies, we created the perfect combination of low CG and high MOI to give golfers the best in distance, forgiveness and precision. That, combined with the use of COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos, make for some of the most exciting clubs we’ve ever created.”
The KING F7 driver features a larger face and address profile that increases MOI and provides more distance, forgiveness and speed across the face. An adjustable weight system with three CG settings in the front, the back and heel positions allows for three differing ball flights – low, high and draw, to provide golfers with optimum distance and trajectory for a variety of conditions. The heavier 12g weight in the front CG position creates a lower, penetrating ball flight with less spin and more roll for maximum distance. When the heavier weight is placed in the back position, it delivers a higher, towering ball flight with added spin for more carry distance and increased forgiveness. When moved to the heel CG position, it works to reduce spin to deliver straighter drives that correct a slice.
The KING F7 driver also features a re-engineered Forged Ti-811 E9 Face that is lighter, thinner and hotter, creating faster ball speeds and a larger Sweet ZoneTM across the face. A multi-material TeXtreme Carbon Fiber Crown frees up discretionary weight, allowing COBRA engineers to create three distinct CG positions and three performance distances. MyFly8 with SmartPad technology affords golfers the choice of eight loft settings to fine tune launch conditions and maximize distance while keeping the club head square at address.
The F7+ Driver utilizes the same key technologies as the F7 driver, but fit into a more traditional size and shape club head, and available in lower lofts and featuring a new premium matte finish on the crown.
Rounding out the new 2017 drivers equipped with Cobra Connect, is the KING LTD Driver. Available for purchase earlier this year, the KING LTD will now be available in a matte black colorway, with a white paint TeXtreme interior, aptly named KING LTD Black.
The Spec Story
KING LTD Black
Aldila Rogue Black 60g shaft
In Stores November 18th, 2016
Cost – $449
Fujikura Pro 60 shaft
In Stores January 13th, 2017
Cost – $349
Fujikura Pro XLR8 61 shaft
In Stores January 13th, 2017
Cost – $399
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