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Cobra introduces F-Max Superlite driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons

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Targeting golfers with moderate swing speeds, Cobra’s F-Max Superlite series includes the company’s lightest woods ever and easy-to-launch irons.

Cobra originally introduced the F-Max line in 2017. With the Superlite incarnation, Cobra has achieved significantly lighter clubs overall.

F-Max Superlite drivers are six grams lighter than the previous generation with an MOI over 5,000. The stock Superlite shaft is also five grams lighter with a grip that is seven grams lighter, as well. The Superlite driver also features a 6-4 titanium variable thickness face and an internal weight pad that position weight low and toward the heel of the club.

Men’s, women’s drivers pictured.

“We are very excited about this driver; we’ve been able to engineer an incredibly forgiving, powerful club and keep the overall clubhead weight to less than 300 grams,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for Cobra Golf. “The F-Max Superlite Driver will be the perfect solution for players who need the added speed of lightweight design without sacrificing forgiveness; those that will benefit from having a club that allows them to maximize their swing speed and launch angle.”

The F-Max Superlight fairway woods feature a low profile, shallow face forged from 455 stainless steel. A 55-gram Superlite shaft is standard. Available lofts include 16 degrees, 20 degrees and 23 degrees in right-hand and 16 degrees and 20 degrees in left-hand.

F-Max Superlite irons are four grams lighter than their predecessors. The high MOI irons feature a shaft that is five grams lighter and grip that is seven grams lighter as well. Cobra touts the irons’ progressive hosel, which strategically position the center of gravity for optimal launch.

“Building off of the success of our original F-Max lightweight design, we’ve reengineered Superlite to be our lightest, fastest and most forgiving game improvement clubs ever. Any player with a moderate swing speed will benefit from the design innovations in this product line,” said Olsavsky.

The final piece of the puzzle, F-Max Superlite hybrids are both included in the combo iron sets and available for stand-alone purchase. Once again, these are the lightest clubheads, grip, and shafts the company has produced in a hybrid. A 455 high-strength stainless steel insert face boosts ball speed across the face. The hybrids feature the same strategic internal weighting as the woods, as well.

Men’s F-Max Superlite hybrids are available in 3H (19 degrees), 4H (22 degrees), 5H (25 degrees), 6H (28 degrees) and 7H (31 degrees).

The Superlite line is available Oct. 5 in store and on website. Details on available lofts, pricing, and women’s models can be found there.

 

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  1. namthan

    Sep 25, 2018 at 4:31 am

    It looks like a beautiful and peaceful place, would be nice to go play golf or just sit and relax for while in a good weather. Places like these should be promoted more.

  2. shane

    Sep 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    It’s big… it’s black… it’s an F-Max driver… wohooo!!! 😮

  3. Steve

    Sep 13, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Money would be better spent on lessons from a certified golf teaching professional

  4. Steve

    Sep 13, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Here we go again. Hype, hype and more hype

  5. ogo

    Sep 13, 2018 at 1:03 am

    F-Max Superlite drivers is six grams lighter
    Superlite shaft is five grams lighter
    Grip is seven grams lighter.
    Total weight reduction = 18 grams (0.635 oz…. wow!)

  6. shane

    Sep 13, 2018 at 12:56 am

    F-Max Superlite…. Superlite = Faster… and F-Max = … eF Max ….:-o

  7. Tom

    Sep 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Ever notice how equipment manufacturers seldom/if ever show their new club heads in the address position….could it be because they look nearly identical to their last 10 models they introduced as revolutionary? lol!

  8. Rob

    Sep 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    “We are very excited about this driver…Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for Cobra Golf”

    Are you really excited Tom, are you really? What exactly is there to be excited about with this product range.

  9. James

    Sep 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    So how many grams are the drivers?! That would seem to be something that should have been included in the story.

  10. Fred Miller

    Sep 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Re: Cobra FMax driver. What is face angle and what lofts are available?

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In-hand photos of prototype Ping “Blueprint” irons

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Our Johnny Wunder paid a visit to Ping HQ in Phoenix, and in addition to getting to step inside to company’s legendary gold putter vault, The Gear Dive host got an exclusive in-hand look at Ping’s new prototype Blueprint irons.

While we can’t provide any additional details at present, we do have these photos of a 6-iron for your viewing pleasure.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the irons in the forums. 

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Bargain Challenge: Putting together a set of clubs for $500

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You have a golf trip planned in two weeks. One day after work, you head to your car to hit the range and get some grinding in for the trip. As you walk to your car you notice your car has been broken into and your clubs are gone. Not good. You need new clubs for the trip but aren’t in a position to shell out the $2,000-$3,000 for a brand new set. What are your options? I recommend hitting the used market.

Every year, thousands of used golf clubs go on the market. Some of the clubs had a rough life and some have barely been hit. As an exercise to see what you can get for your dollar, I browsed one of the web’s largest used golf equipment sites (3balls.com) with a budget of $500 for a full set of clubs in my specs. What I found was really interesting.

Rules: 14 clubs for under $500 shipped. As close to my specs as possible.

Driver

Since I play a low loft driver with a low launch, low spin shaft, I knew I was in for a challenge with finding a driver. Once I took a minute to search, I found this beauty of a driver. I remember hitting the Ping G10 back in the day, and it was one of the most forgiving drivers at the time. Plus, it was very close to my specs at standard length, 7.5 degrees, and a mid-launch Grafalloy shaft.

Wood

While searching for a 3-wood, I had two things in mind, I needed a X-stiff shaft, and I needed it to be heavy. After about five minutes, I found this great Titleist 913 with a heavier X-stiff shaft. Normally I play a 13-degree 3-wood, and this 3-wood would allow me to loft it down to get the desired flight. Really a solid deal for $50.

Hybrid

In an ideal world, I’d be hitting a 2-iron or a driving iron here. The problem is that driving irons can sell for $100-plus fairly easily, so that was out of budget. After searching, I found a nice 17-degree hybrid from Ping with an X-stiff shaft. The shaft is a little lighter than I would like, but it is not a bad pick up for 80 bucks.

Irons

I knew I would want to spend the majority of my money on some solid irons. After searching, with the parameters being a 3-PW set with X100 shafts, I found this great Titleist combo set. I current play a MB/CB combo from another company, so this set fits well with what I am looking for if I was to replace my current set. All of this for $200.

Wedges

Wedge shopping was hard because I needed a lob wedge with good grooves and a gap wedge that wasn’t trash. I got really lucky with the Ping lob wedge. It is in very good condition which is really what matters for the grooves since I will be using it greenside. Since it is blue dot, I can get it sent to ping to be adjusted for my specs. For the gap wedge, I picked up a heavily used 52-degree. Ideally, I would have more money for a slightly better grooved GW.

Putter

Can’t go wrong with a White Hot in my preferred length. Not much more to say.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is it easier to hit players irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day was created by lazyjc4, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their opinion on what they feel are some of the easiest to hit players irons on the market. Our members have mentioned a multitude of players irons, with plenty of detailed reasoning behind their choices.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • thewral: “New Level 902. Single piece forging, feel great, smallish head, low offset, distance lofts.”
  • naj959: “I went through a couple of sets of irons this year which included 765s, flyz+, and finally settled on the…..Bridgestone J15 DPF. There are some great reviews of these irons. The 765s are forgiving, but the j15s are even more so. They have a very thin top line, are workable, and are lonnnng.”
  • Casper_golf: “Take a good look at the Wilson V6, or if you are looking for something older, guys really like the V4’s that can be found as a steal.  Way underrated irons. Soft feel forgiving and long for the weaker lofts they have. No offset.”
  • Sonja Henie: “Very interested in the comment about the 745s being similar to the 545s in forgiveness.  I’ve been very tempted by the 565s but might do better with the 765s.”

Entire Thread: “Easier to hit players irons?”

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