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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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Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid shaft set for March launch

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ProsChoiceGolfShafts.com has revealed that Graphite Design is set to release the latest in the Tour AD premium line of hybrid golf shafts, the Graphite Design Tour AD IZ – “Into the Zone” Hybrid, which will be available from March 4.

The Tour AD IZ Hybrid, which has been designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, contains premium, aerospace-quality carbon-fiber materials that aims to offer golfers with a great feeling and performing shaft.

IN THE FORUMS: Our members have been discussing the new addition from Graphite Design, having been impressed with previous hybrid shaft releases from the company.

The new Tour AD IZ hybrid shaft is available in the following: 65g R2 and R1 flex, 75g R and S flex, 85g R, S and X flex and 95g S and X.

With medium stiffness starting at the handle, a firm center section and a firm tip profile, the Tour AD IZ 65g and 75g hybrid shafts aims to offer a mid/high launch angle with mid ball spin rates.

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The Tour AD IZ 85g and 95g hybrid shafts, on the other hand, contain a firm stiffness beginning at the handle, firm center section and a stiff tip profile designed for mid launch angle and lower spin rates.

The Graphite Design Tour AD IZ – “Into the Zone” Hybrid costs $290 and will be available from March 4.

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Justin Rose WITB (Honma)

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Our Johnny Wunder was on site for a Honma launch event in California, and he filed these photos of new Honma staffer Justin Rose’s weaponry in addition to grabbing the World No. 1’s WITB details.

Driver: Honma TW 747 460 9.5
Shaft: Honma Vizard FD-7X 45.25 @D3

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 80TX

Irons: TW747V (4,5), TW747 Rose Proto (5-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

Wedges: Honma Custom Grind RAW (52, 56 degrees), Titleist Vokey Wedge Works (60, K-Grind)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135XS

Putter: Axis Proto

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

More discussion of all things J-Rose and Honma in this forum thread. 

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New ultra-lightweight Wilson D7 driver features 192-gram clubhead, RE-AKT Technology

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Wilson Golf has unveiled its latest driver, the Wilson D7, which with its superlight design, aims to provide golfers with a driver that produces greater clubhead speed with added forgiveness.

The Wilson D7 driver contains a clubhead which weighs just 192 grams and features RE-AKT Technology plus a combination of superlight design and reactive face technology, the combination of which aims to deliver faster clubhead speeds and ball speeds for added distance.

The new Wilson D7 driver features a (K)omposite lightweight crown design, which has helped the company to lower the CG position of the driver. The composite crown is made with a layer of Kevlar sandwiched between layers of carbon fiber, which aims to offer improved sound off the clubface while dampening any unwanted vibration.

This 2019 Wilson driver contains a fixed hosel and weighs in at just 280-grams total weight. The idea behind the lightness of the driver is to offer slower-swing speed golfers the chance to increase their club speed significantly.

Speaking on the new release from Wilson, Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf stated

“The process of creating the D7 driver started with designing the head shape and then stripping out all available weight, almost 25 grams. This weight was strategically returned to the head with the goal of improving the sound of the driver and optimizing ball flight with Dynamic Launch Control.”

In the Wilson D7 driver, golfers will have the opportunity of choosing between three different lofts (9, 10.5, 13 degrees).

The 9-degree driver is targeted for players with a faster swing speed, with internal weights moved forward in the aim of reducing spin and offering a lower launch. The 10.5-degree option is designed for golfers with a moderate-to-fast swing with weighting towards the middle to provide for more spin and a higher launch, while the 13-degree option is aimed at those with a slow-to-moderate swing speed with weighting further back for a high launching and spinning driver.

The Wilson D7 driver contains the new UST-Mamiya Helium Series shaft, which is available in A-flex (45 grams), R-flex (46 grams) and S-flex (57 grams). The new release also contains Wilson’s Staff MicroLite Lamkin grip, which weighs just 28 grams.

The driver will hit retail stores on January 21 and will cost $299.99.

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