Cobra say its new King wedges are designed to improve feel and performance on the shots that really count – from 100 yards and in. In addition to a new muscle-back style shape, the King wedge range benefits from progressive grooves, variable face roughness and three sole grinds to increase spin consistency and personalisation for different swing types.
“We’ve been working on these new wedges for nearly two years to create the best-performing specialty wedges for golfers,” said Jose Miraflor, Director of Product Marketing at COBRA Golf. “Our engineers collaborated with our tour players, including Rickie Fowler, and conducted extensive research and testing on the King wedges. Through that we’ve greatly improved wedge feel and versatility, giving golfers the confidence to hit a variety of shots around the green.”
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One of the most important attributes of a wedge is feel and Cobra engineers used modal analysis to help tune vibrational frequencies (or shape) to deliver the softest feeling wedge to date. The King wedges are designed and manufactured using new Progressive Milled Grooves which feature wider grooves and gapping on higher lofted wedges, and traditional groove spacing on lower lofted wedges.
The wider groove design allows higher lofted wedges (56-60°) to grab the golf ball imparting increased spin, and making spin more consistent throughout the wedge set. The new grooves are combined with Variable Face Roughness (VFR), a face milling technology that brings the roughness and depth right up to the USGA limit.
To provide the ultimate wedge customisation and performance, the King wedges feature three sole grinds configurations that have been combined with the iconic Cobra Notch, which provides golfers with the ability to choose the perfect wedge to match their game and turf conditions.
The Versatile sole features a medium bounce (8-10°) to provide overall versatility on medium to firm turf conditions, the Classic configuration has a high sole bounce (11-12°) and a narrow sole for ease of use on all turf conditions, and the WideLow option has a low bounce (4-7°) with a wide sole that works well on medium to soft turf conditions.
The Cobra King wedges are available from April, 2016 in a new, durable Satin Nickel Chrome plating finish that helps diffuse light and prevent glare along with True Temper Dynamic Golf S200 (Stiff) shafts and Lamkin UTX grip. The RRP is £89 per wedge.