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The Cobra King F7+ driver is a strong performer with exceptional sound and feel and three Center of Gravity (CG) adjustments to provide the perfect fit.
Since Cobra‘s reemergence as a serious player in golf clubs, the train just keeps gathering steam. Following their best lineup of clubs in well over a decade, Cobra has delivered a great club in the new Cobra King F7+ driver. The King F7+ has significant functional adjustability and some of the best sound and feel you’ll come across this season.
Though it comes in at 460cc, the Cobra King F7+ driver still has a smaller profile at address. Players who like a bit of a pear shape and a medium face depth will be a good match for the F7+. The King F7+ has a matte checkered finish in blue or black. I’m a big fan of the new matte finish, and I will guarantee it to be more durable than the LTD’s glossy checkered finish. The sole is fairly simple with the main attractions being the three adjustable weights.
Sound & Feel
This is where I was absolutely blown away with the Cobra King F7+ driver. Modern drivers have gotten so good across the board in terms of performance that the biggest areas for companies to advance these days comes in feel, adjustability, and forgiveness. A lot of the new drivers feel great this season. Which one feels the best? That’s tough to say. I believe the Cobra King F7+ is definitely one of the best in 2017.
Shots hit on the sweet spot of the King F7+ feel like they’re launched out of a canon. Though solid and responsive, the feeling is still very smooth in your hands. The sound from the Forged 8-11 Titanium E9 face is medium volume and similar to the “crack” of the King LTD with a little more percussion behind it.
While I was testing at Club Champion, a person from the next bay came over and said, “I don’t know what you’re hitting or how you’re hitting it, but it sure as hell sounds amazing.” I’ve never had that happen before when reviewing a club.
First and foremost, the Cobra King F7+ driver is long, forgiving, and workable. So were the King LTD and the King F6+ out of last season’s lineup. Where the King F7+ sets itself apart is in how well its adjustability works. Cobra claims the adjustability makes “three drivers in one.” I will confirm that changing the weights in the King F7+ gives you three very different drivers.
Everybody is going to have their own preferences and responses to a club, but the weight adjustment works. The forward position had me near a single digit launch angle with around 2500 RPM spin. Moving the weight back to the rear position brought my launch up to a consistent 12º, but I also saw up to 1000 more RPM a few times. Insert “important to get properly fit” pitch here.
My consistency in finding the center of the face felt significantly higher with the weight in the back. The reality was that my Trackman data indicated the exact opposite, and I had better numbers with the weight up.
Cobra Connect – Powered by Arccos
Cobra‘s making a big push this season to integrate more technology into their clubs. Working alongside Arccos, Cobra is the first major manufacturer to seamlessly integrate shot tracking into their grips. This integration gives golfers the ability to automatically collect stats like longest drive, average driving distance and number of fairways hit. So far this have proven to be a fun feature, and I’m looking forward to seeing Arccos integrated throughout the rest of the Cobra lineup. Learn more about Cobra Connect here.
To date, the Cobra King F7+ driver is easily one of the top, if not the best, drivers they’ve ever made. The adjustability and feel make for a good performer, but most importantly give you confidence on the tee. It may sound like hyperbole, but every time I addressed the ball I felt like I was going to tear the cover off and drop it right in the fairway. In a year of great drivers, Cobra certainly rose to the challenge and the King F7+ proudly takes its spot among the leaders.
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Cobra King F7+ Driver Price & Specs
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You wrote in the spec section that tge length is 42.25 inches. I think you meant 45.25. I would lije to give this driver a try.
Good catch! I’ll fix that.
Also, head size 452 NOT 460
Don’t know what to tell you. I’m just pulling the specs straight from Cobra’s information, not doing a scientific measurement in my lab.
Hey Bill, I remember you being a fan of the LTD! How does the LTD compare to the f7+ and the f7?
It has a lighter balance and a different feel than the F7’s. Obviously the weight adjustability is a big difference as well. The rest I’d say you’d have to assess yourself to get a better insight to the comparisons.
I brought this driver 3 weeks ago. I’ve played the M1 and M2 driver. The F7 is the best driver on the market. I’m hitting the ball 290 to 300 plus yards. Awesome job Cobra4life
F7+ you rock.
Just curious, as a someone getting back into playing regularly, I am curious if this is a good choice or if I should go with the f6, or f7? I found this club for a very very good price so it was hard to pass up.
The only way to know for sure is to get a fitting or at least try them head to head. I definitely appreciate the attraction of a good price, but it’s important to keep the long term in mind – the extra $100 is worth it if the club will last longer in your bag and perform better.