PGA Tour rookie Bryson DeChambeau is all about modern technology and applying science to the game of golf, but he looks like a throwback with his driver cap perched atop his head. Last week at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, S.C., his Cobra driver looked like something from another era as well.
Cobra has announced the launch of its Heritage Collection, which includes apparel, accessories, Ignite spikeless shoes and a limited-edition Wood Grain King F7 driver that has a carbon-fiber crown reminiscent of a classic persimmon driver.
Like the original King F7 driver, the Wood Grain edition has a 460-cubic centimeter head with a crown made of carbon-fiber material called TeXtreme. It’s extremely light, which helped Cobra lower the center of gravity for better performance.
The club come with three moveable weights: one that weighs 12 grams and two that weigh 2 grams. Putting the heavier weight in the front increases ball speed while reducing spin (by 400 rpm compared to the rearward weight position) and lowering launch angle. When the heavier weight is in the heel, golfers should be able to close the face more easily on the downswing to reduce the severity of a slice or promote a draw.
The MyFly8 adjustable hosel lets golfers and fitters decrease the playing loft to as few as 9 degrees or as many as 12 degrees, with three draw settings. Like the standard King F7, the Wood Grain model has an Arccos-power Cobra Connect system installed in the grip, allowing golfers to track their performance off the tee and gather data about their game.
The Cobra King F7 Wood Grain driver costs $349.