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First Look: Cobra AMP Cell Driver

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It’s officially go time. Cobra has introduced its new AMP Cell Driver, available at retail on Feb. 8, 2013.

Click here for more discussion in the forums.

The AMP Cell (pictured to the right) and AMP Cell Pro Drivers feature Cobra’s new MyFly technology, allowing golfers to select from six different loft/trajectory settings for optimized performance and distance based on a golfer’s swing, as well as the weather and course conditions.

New Cobra Amp Cell Forged Irons (flow set)

Cobra is offering the AMP Cell driver in a choice of four different colors —  silver, blue, red and orange, and the AMP Cell Pro in a choice of two colors, silver and orange. The sole of the club features a curved cell band in the featured color and the crown of the club is the solid featured color. In the AMP Cell, the white Fujikura Fuel shaft features a paint splatter graphic.

The AMP Cell Driver can be adjusted to the following lofts with a simple wrench; 8.5°, 9.5°, 9.5° Draw, 10.5°, 10.5° Draw and 11.5°; and the AMP Cell Pro can be adjusted to 7.5°, 8.5°, 8.5° Fade, 9.5°, 9.5° Fade and 10.5°.

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The AMP Cell and AMP Cell Pro also add another level of adjustability through Cobra’s SmartPad technology. Unlike other drivers that require a golfer to adjust the sole plate after adjusting loft for a square face, Cobra’s proprietary SmartPad technology delivers a square face at address regardless of loft setting and still allows for workability to slightly open or close the face as desired.
Click here to see another article where we tested the Cobra AMP Cell Driver against the ZL Encore.

The Cobra AMP Cell Driver (MAP $299) is available in both right and left handed models. It is available in Stiff, Regular and Lite flexes and features a Fujikura Fuel shaft (60g S and R, 55g L and 45.75” length) and has a 460cc head. The Cobra AMP Cell Pro Driver (MAP $399) is available in both right and left handed models. It features a MRC Kurokage shaft (65g and 45.25” length) and has a 440cc head.

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“The AMP Cell Driver offers golfers the adjustability, innovation, customization and choice they want but have not been able to get – until now,” said Bob Philion, President. “We are taking adjustability to another level with our MyFly technology, offering six different loft/trajectory settings golfers can change to adapt to their swing or playing conditions. The technology combined with the color choice reaffirms Cobra’s positioning as a performance driven brand infusing more joy into the game.”

Cobra’s E9 Face Technology with dual roll is used in the AMP Cell and AMP Cell Pro Drivers for an elliptical face shape with a canted bulge and roll that Cobra says improves distance and accuracy on mis-hits from heel to toe and above and below the centerline.

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Click here to see more photos and read the discussion in the forums

Advanced Material Placement (AMP) and Cell technology work together to enable a 12 percent larger elliptical E9 Face shape to deliver faster ball speeds and high MOI (moment of inertia) on mis-hits. The Cell technology saves and redistributes weight in a granular way and is visible on the drivers in the Cell band which wraps around to the crown. This wrap also visibly shows a golfer where the weight is distributed, with the AMP Cell Driver having a CG optimized for low-mid handicap players, the AMP CELL Pro using a lower, more neutral CG position for better players.

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The AMP Cell Driver is also available in an offset model designed to help tame a slice. The offset design offers the golfer more time to square the face at impact and provides more heel-biased weighting to help hit straighter drives.

The AMP CELL Offset Driver features an MRC Cobra AMP Shaft and a Lamkin Cobra REL grip. The Offset model is Revolver Grey with hints of Barbados Red.

Click here to see more photos and read the discussion in the forums

 

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  1. Rich

    Jan 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I play the Cobra ZL and if it is half as good as it ,sign me up. The head cover is double ugly,I’ll keep my Georgia yellow jacket cover! I’m
    more cercened with the shaft model,never liked them.

  2. Troy Vayanos

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    The best driver i’ve used in a long time. Has great feel off the clubface and the extra carry off the tee is amazing.

    I wouldn’t swap this driver for anything else on the market today.

  3. Jason

    Jan 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I like the shape of these, but the crown would look way better if they just painted it clean w/ small alignment logo and hid those things on the toe and back of crown. I guess I can do that myself…

  4. Jimmy b

    Dec 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I have just purchased the amp cell driver (silver)and it is amazing. I have come from a 2 year old callaway driver and the results are astonishing. I have added 30 metres to my drive. Long and straight, exactly how it should be… Highly recommended

    • BarryG

      Jan 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks for the comment. I am looking at purchasing this club. What shaft is in it and did u get fit? My clubhead speed is around 100 mph. What kind of callaway driver did you have?

  5. Bong de Guzman

    Nov 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    May I ask what the overall weight would be for an AmpCell Driver with a 55gramL flex shaft?

  6. Juan

    Sep 28, 2012 at 1:04 am

    If you’re looking to order some clubs online, take a look at a Free Shipping offer from Golfsmith on orders over $75 – bit.ly/SGpUac

  7. VH

    Sep 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    This is a new step for cobra the driver and the shaft are sick!!!! but cobra needs to design a new headcover its a joke!! but the adjustibility is much needed.

  8. William W. Wood

    Sep 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Make sure that the color of the head does not clash with the color of the shaft. One can accessorize with a matching grip.

  9. Brian

    Sep 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    They looked pretty good in person. The fairway woods and hybrid can also be loft adjusted as well.

  10. Cobra nut

    Sep 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Great looking drivers, love the new technology and design gives it a definitive look of were advancing the driving future. The head cover yes that is horrible to say the least. lol at Brian Cass and I suppose you think the RBZ or RZR fit are good looking?

  11. Brian Cass

    Sep 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Not sure what is uglier. The driver or the headcover. Nice to be able to adjust from 8.5 to 11.5 I guess. Yuckville.

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Jimmy Walker spotted testing a Titleist prototype driver?

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As spotted by GolfWRX Forum Member “anthony007,” Jimmy Walker was shown on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive hitting an unidentified driver at the Warrior Open.

In anthony007’s forum post, along with the photo, he asks the question “Is this a new Driver from Titleist?”

Well, it’s hard to tell from the grainy photo exactly what the driver says on the sole. But then Jimmy Walker himself posted on Twitter saying: “Great catch! Its always fun to test new prototypes and the [Titleist on Tour] guys have given me some cool toys to play with that are incredible – but unfortunately I can’t talk about them yet!”

While the response is a bit cryptic, it does seem that Walker confirms he was indeed testing a Titleist prototype driver.

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The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Men’s Golf team is participating in the 2018 NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma on May 25-30. Representing the Mountain West Conference, the team is led by Head Coach Dwaine Knight.

To see the team’s full roster, click here

Below, we highlight the clubs and shafts that each of the players on the team are using at the championship.

Shintaro Ban

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Epic (20 degrees)
Shaft: Oban Steel 115

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4 and 5 iron), Callaway Apex MB (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Fourteen RM Raw wedge (50, 55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (50 and 55), S400 (60)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Harry Hall

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX

3 Wood: Titleist 917 F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

5 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue M-AX 65TX

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (3-9 iron)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 120X

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S300

Putter: Evenroll ER5 Hatchback (36.5 inches)

Jack Trent

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX

Hybrid: Titleist H2 818 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: Titleist T-MB (4 iron), Titleist 718 CB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5R
Grip: SuperStroke Flatso 1.0 (35 inches)

Justin Kim

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 7TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-TP 8TX

Driving Iron: Titleist 712U (3 iron)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: TaylorMade P-750 (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS $-Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Sm6 (50, 54 and 58)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Justin Chong

Driver: TaylorMade M4
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X

3 Wood: TaylorMade M3
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

5 Wood: Ping G30
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 7X

Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD 85X

Irons: Miura CB-57 (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52-09 F Grind and 58-08 M Grind)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey V-Line Fang O-Works

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Garrick Higgo

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 60X 120MS

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Black 70 TX

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue 85H X-Flex

Driving Iron: Titleist TMB (2, 3 and 4 iron)
Shaft: KBS C-Taper 130X

Irons: Titleist AP2 (5-PW, GW)
Shafts: KBS C -Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Matte Black (55 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X7M Black Tour Only

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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Spotted: New Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft

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The official Tour launch of the Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI shaft is this week at the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial, and we were able to snap a few photos on the range. MSI stands for millions of pounds per square inch, and basically, it refers to how stiff the fiber is — the higher the number, the greater stiffness it has.

Headed to retail later this summer, according to Aldila, the lower-launching, lower-spinning Rogue Silver 130 MSI is the successor to the Rogue Silver 125 MSI.

Per the company, the new Rogue Silver 130 MSI will feature the same tapered butt-counter-balanced design as the 125. The stronger 130 MSI carbon fiber produces slightly lower torque, however, and is the strongest material in a Rogue shaft to date.

Several Tour pros have already made the switch to the new shaft:

  • Jimmy Walker put the 70 TX in his driver for the first time at The Players. He had been gaming the 80 TX in his fairway wood since the Masters.
  • Kevin Chappell has been playing the 80 TX in both his 3 and 5-woods.
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  • Chez Reavie put the 60 TX in his driver at the Masters.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available closer to launch. Click here to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the new shaft in our forums.

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