Checking Out The Cobra F-Max
Six weeks ago, I sneak-previewed Cobra’s brand-new F-MAX driver and irons that debuted Aug. 1. A single-digit handicap, I was initially apprehensive to try these super game-improvement clubs geared for 17-handicaps and up, women and seniors who need more speed, higher launch angle and spin. These lightweight wonders look premium, and are built to help slower swings (men under 93 mph, women under 79 mph) generate speed and carry distance. Their midsize grips help alleviate hand and shoulder tension.
I chose an 11.5-degree driver with an R flex – typically I play the same loft but an S flex. I was shocked at how high, far and straight I hit this. My worries about duck hooks due to the soft flex were quickly alleviated – not once did I snap a drive left all day. Distance was comparable to my reliable Titleist driver.
I also played the new F-MAX One Length offset irons. They’re low profile and shallow, and the undercut is deep, in order to get weight back and the ball airborne. The nickel chrome finish looks great. Lofts get progressively weaker on longer irons, for easier launch and more carry distance. I found them super easy to hit, with a nice look at address. These will be winners with their intended audience.
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Veteran golf writer Scott Kramer has covered the golf equipment market full-time since 1990. His career has spanned senior editor positions at both Golf Pro Magazine and GOLF Magazine. He now works on a freelance basis for many consumer and trade publications, including the SCGA’s FORE magazine.