King Cobra Speed Series Driver Models Geared to Different Ball Speeds

King Cobra Speed Series Driver
Cobra Speed Series Driver. Acushnet Company

Oct. 17, 2005 - All drivers are not created equal for all golfers. That much every golfer knows. A player with a slow swing speed will need more loft on the clubhead and a more flexible shaft, for example.

Cobra Golf says that's not enough. The new King Cobra Speed Series Drivers are being touted by Cobra as "the first driver line designed to optimize every player's unique ball speed for unmatched distance and accuracy."

"King Cobra Speed Drivers have the largest clubface in golf, which, combined with Cobra's advanced face technology, optimizes flex across the entire face for increased ball speed and distance," said Jeff Harmet, President of Cobra Golf. "Then from head to shaft to grip, every King Cobra Speed model is tuned to a specific player profile to increase their ball speed, distance and accuracy."

King Cobra Speed Drivers are available in four models: the XX/Speed, X/Speed, F/Speed and M/Speed. Additionally, the M/Speed model is also available in a women's version and a senior's version.

The XX/Speed is tailored for the fastest of the fast swingers and is not recommended for the vast majority of golfers (the XX/Speed was designed for use by golfers on the Cobra Long Driver Team).

The other models are geared to:

  • X/Speed: Swing speed 104+ mph, ball speed 150+ mph
  • F/Speed: Swing speed 87-108 mph, ball speed 125-155 mph
  • M/Speed: Swing speed 76-97 mph, ball speed 110-140 mph

(The easiest way to determine driver speed and ball speed is to schedule some time with a local teaching pro who has a launch monitor, or to visit a golf shop that has a launch monitor.)

Lofts vary depending on the model, with lofts as low as 7.5 degrees available at the top end and as high as 12 degrees at the M/Speed and F/Speed levels.

All King Cobra Speed Drivers conform to the USGA and R&A Rules of Golf. They will begin shipping to golf shops in November with a suggested retail price of $370.

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