PGA Tour

Fowler puts new driver in the bag

2014-11-07 08:43
Rickie Fowler (AFP)

Carlsbad - COBRA Golf, a leader in golf club innovation and performance, has released the latest in adjustable weight technology with the Fly-Z+ Driver featuring the all-new FlipZone weight technology – a revolutionary, moveable weight system engineered to provide two different flight paths in one club that enables maximum distance for any swing and any golfer.

“I’m really excited about the new Fly-Z+ driver." said Rickie Fowler, COBRA Golf athlete and PGA Tour Pro.

"In our early prototype testing I saw the positive effects the two settings could have on ball flight

"For me, the front CG setting yielded the ball flight I want to see on the course.

"The adjustable loft setting COBRA introduced last year was a huge advantage to my game, but now adding this new Zone Weighting to fine tune ball flight is really game-changing."

The key to increased distance is the ultra-low center of gravity (CG) embodied in COBRA’s new FlipZone weight technology that gives golfers the ability to move the low CG to the front or back position depending on their swing, to promote faster ball speeds, lower spin and optimal launch angles.

“The Fly-Z+ driver features the lowest CG of any adjustable weight driver on the market,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D.

“The new FlipZone provides golfers with two different flight paths in one head - allowing golfers to play what is best for their game. The result is one unique, performance and technology driven golf club that is truly game changing.”

The FlipZone is COBRA’s first front-to-back CG adjustable technology that features a 15-gram weight that can be set toward the front or back of the head located low on the sole of the driver. Performance differs in the two weight settings, allowing golfers to adjust to what is the longest and straightest for them.

The front CG position provides a mid-launch angle with ultra-low spin and a penetrating ball flight with more roll for maximum distance, while the back CG position delivers a mid-launch angle with 400 RPM’s of additional spin, resulting in a towering ball flight, maximum distance with more carry.  

The Fly-Z+ driver also features COBRA’s New Speed Channel Technology, which is an engineered trench around the perimeter of the face that works to minimize thickness, resulting in increased ball speeds across the face for incredible distance and more forgiveness.

Forged E9 Zone Face technology removes weight from key areas behind the face and hosel to increase the size and speed of the sweet zone for more distance on off-center hits.

Advanced multi-material construction and next generation T.O.P (Thin. Optimized. Personalized.) Technology advances with a new Titanium 6-4 body and carbon fiber crown and sole pieces to maximize discretionary weight.

The discretionary weight from the face, hosel, crown and body is strategically positioned low in the head for maximum distance and forgiveness.

In addition to FlipZone, E9 Zone Face Weighting and Speed Channel technology, along with multi-material construction, the Fly-Z+ Driver continues to utilize COBRA Golf’s game-changing MyFly8 and SmartPad, allowing golfers to select from multiple loft/trajectory settings to tune their game.

Sticking with the personalization golfers have come to know and love from COBRA, the Fly-Z+ driver (R4 999) is available in regular, stiff and x-stiff flex in five colours – Black, White, Blue, Orange and Red.

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