Golf News – May 19, 2021

COBRA Golf Introduces the King Vintage Family of Putters Featuring SIK Face Technology and an Adjustable Weight System

Carlsbad, CA – Cobra Golf®, a leader in golf club innovation, announced today one of two new putter families under the KING umbrella. The KING Vintage Series of putters blends classic shapes with modern and innovative performance. The family includes four unique shapes: a blade (Sport-45 & Sport-60), mallet (Torino), fang (Nova & Nova-40) and an oversize mallet (Stingray & Stingray-40) with model names that are inspired by classic sports cars.

The putters feature a steel chassis, simple sightlines for alignment, and a black and turbo yellow color scheme. With multiple shapes, hosels, and an adjustable weighting system, the Vintage family has a variety of options for any style of putting stroke. Additionally, COBRA engineers worked with SIK Golf and Bryson DeChambeau to design improved roll in a soft yet crisp feeling aluminum face insert. Utilizing SIK’s patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT), which features four descending lofts on the face, to produce the most consistent roll trajectory for different putting strokes and angles of attack.    

The KING Vintage Sport-45: features a traditional blade shape with a plumber neck hosel. A 45-degree toe hang is designed for players with a slight arc that desire a blend of stability and control. The construction consists of a 304 stainless steel chassis with single sightline for improved alignment.  An aluminum face insert is designed with SIK’s DLT which utilizes four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°) to ensure the most consistent and accurate roll trajectory for descending, neutral and ascending attack angles. The Sport-45 putter is equipped with two 20g sole weights that can be adjusted to +5g or -10g each to tune the overall head weight. The custom weights (10g, 15g, 20 and 25g) are sold separately through custom and on COBRA’s website. A lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT grip provides outstanding feel while an embedded sensor can be paired to the Arccos Caddie app so you can receive in-depth putting data. Available in right-and left-hand in 34” and 35” lengths (other lengths available in custom).

The second offering in the “Sport” blade shape is the KING Vintage Sport-60.  The putter features a flow neck hosel design that creates a 60-degree toe hang that is suitable for players who have a stronger arc putting stroke.  The Sport-60 putter is equipped with two 25g sole weights that can be adjusted up to -15g each to decrease the overall head weight up to -30g.  Available in right-hand only in 34” and 35”.

The KING Vintage Torino: features a mid-mallet shape with a single bend shaft that creates a face-balanced design that caters to players with a straight-back, straight-through stroke that also desire slightly more stability in a small mallet design. Like the blade models in the family, the Vintage Torino uses a 304 stainless steel chassis with triple sightlines for enhanced alignment at address. An aluminum face insert is designed with SIK Golf’s DLT which utilizes four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°) to ensure the most consistent and accurate roll trajectory for descending, neutral and ascending attack angles. The Torino putter is equipped with two 10g sole weights that can be adjusted up to +15g each to increase the overall head weight up to +30g to dial in feel and stability.  The custom weights (10g, 15g, 20g, 25g) are sold separately through custom and on COBRA’s website. A lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT grip provides outstanding feel while an embedded sensor can be paired to the Arccos Caddie app so you can receive in-depth putting data.  Available in right and left-hand in 34”, and 35” lengths through stock (other lengths available in custom).

The KING Vintage Nova: features the popular fang shape for enhanced stability and improved alignment and a single bend hosel for a face-balanced design suitable for players with a straight-back, straight-through stroke. The Vintage Nova chassis is constructed using 304 stainless steel and is equipped with a 6061 aluminum (aircraft grade) face insert featuring SIK’s DLT with four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°). The Nova putter is configured with a lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT Smart Grip and a single 10g sole weight that can be adjusted up to +15g to increase the head weight up to +30g.  Available in right and left-hand in 34”, and 35” lengths through stock (other lengths available in custom).

The second offering in the “Nova” fang shape is the KING Vintage Nova-40.  The putter features a short slant hosel design that creates a 40-degree toe hang that is suitable for players who have a slight arc to their putting stroke.  The Nova-40 is also equipped with the same 10g sole weight and adjustable range as the Nova.  Available in right hand only in 34”, and 35” lengths (other lengths available in custom).

The KING Vintage Stingray: The oversize mallet putter utilizes a multi-material construction featuring a 304 stainless steel chassis on the perimeter and a unique plastic/carbon-fiber housing system that allows for a single adjustable weight. The result is the highest MOI shape in the Vintage family. The model is designed with a single bend hosel to create a face balanced design that is suited for players with a straight-back, straight-through stroke seeking maximum forgiveness and stability. The Vintage Stingray is also equipped with an aluminum face insert featuring SIK Golf’s DLT with four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°). The Stingray putter is configured with a lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT Smart Grip and a single 10g sole weight that adjusted up to +15g.

The second offering in the “Stingray” mallet shape is the KING Vintage Stingray-40.  The putter features a short slant hosel design that creates a 40-degree toe hang that is suited for players who have a slight arc to their putting stroke.  Both models are available in right and left-hand in 34” and 35” lengths through stock (other lengths available in custom).

Each putter in the KING Vintage Series is equipped with a COBRA CONNECT™ grip Powered by Arccos Caddie, the award-winning smart golf system that helps players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions. The grips feature electronically enabled embedded sensors that sync with the Arccos Caddie app to provide in-depth putting data.  With the purchase of a putter, users can unlock a 90-day free trial of Arccos Caddie system, which utilizes AI to make better on-course decisions for lower scores. Golfers can utilize the Arccos Caddie system through their mobile devices, Apple watch or the Link system. Golfers who use Arccos Caddie typically improve, on average, 3.6 strokes on their handicap in the first year.

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COBRA Golf Introduces the First Complete Line of 3D Printed Multi-Material Putters

COBRA Golf announced their first foray into the putter world in 2020, when they partnered with HP to become the first OEM to launch a commercial, 3D printed metal putter with the limited-edition KING SuperSport-35. Today, COBRA announced its official entry into the putter market with the KING 3D Printed Series – its first complete line of 3D Printed multi-material putters. The putters feature a 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge created using HP’s advanced Multi-Jet fusion printing technology. The 3D printed lattice structure optimizes the weight distribution within the putter chassis to deliver a high MOI design for enhanced stability and roll performance in three distinct models – The GrandSport-35 (OS Blade), SuperNova (OS Fang), and the Agera (OS Mallet).

The KING 3D Printed Putter Series is the result of a multi-year collaboration between COBRA and HP that began with the launch of the LE SuperSport-35 putter.  Since then, COBRA engineers have worked with HP to transition from Metal Jet (metal 3D printing) to Multi-Jet (Nylon) 3D printing to capitalize on the weight-saving benefits of nylon (which is about half the mass of aluminum). The intricate 3D printed lattice cartridges cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing methods and are crucial to creating discretionary weight and creating the highest MOI possible in each putter model. In addition to optimizing weight, the lattice cartridge serves as a supporting structure to the body and damps vibrations and fine tunes sound. Each model features a steel chassis, a forged aluminum crown, tungsten weights, and a SIK Face Insert to deliver unmatched stability and roll consistency on every putt.

COBRA partnered with SIK Golf to employ their patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT), which features four descending lofts on the face to produce a consistent launch angle and roll for different putting styles and stroke consistencies.  COBRA engineers utilized the SIK’s DLT to create COBRA’s version in a 6061 aluminum insert which gives the advantage of weight savings and soft, yet crisp feel at impact.

Using HP’s proprietary 3D Printing Technology combined with SIK Golf’s DLT has enabled COBRA to introduce a revolutionary putter line that changes the way putters are designed and advances performance in the putter category.

The KING GrandSport-35: features an oversize blade shape and boasts an MOI comparable to other OS mallets on the market. A plumber neck design creates a 35-degree toe hang that is ideal for players with a slight arc to their putting stroke. A multi-material construction features a 268g steel chassis, 21g forged aluminum crown, and an intricate 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge. Nylon is roughly half the weight of aluminum and enables weight to be removed from the center of the clubhead and repositioned to the heel and toe areas for increased MOI and forgiveness.  In addition, 30g of combined tungsten weights in the heel and toe enhances perimeter weighting for greater stability on off-center hits. For enhanced roll performance, an aluminum face insert features SIK’s DLT which utilizes four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°) to ensure the most consistent and accurate roll on every putt.  An aluminum insert creates significant weight savings over a solid steel face while simultaneously providing excellent feel with ample feedback.

Other features include a Tri-Plane sole with center relief for added versatility and a single sightline for improved alignment.  The GrandSport-35 is available in right and left hand in 34” and 35” lengths through stock (other lengths available through custom). The GrandSport-35 shape is also available in a 41” armlock model with an oversize Lamkin Armlock grip. An armlock configuration is suited for players who seek maximum consistency in their stroke and prefer to rest the grip and shaft against their lead forearm. The Armlock model features an aluminum SIK face insert with more loft than the standard GrandSport-35 (7°, 6°, 5°, 4°) to account for forward shaft lean during the stoke. Like the rest of COBRA’s KING products, the KING 3D printed Grandsport-35 putters are equipped with a lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT Grip with an embedded sensor that pairs with the Arccos Caddie app.

The KING SuperNova: features an oversize fang design with a MOI over 5700 for extreme stability on off-center hits. The incredible stability is achieved using a 3D Printed multi-material construction with two 3D printed nylon lattice cartridges, a 291g steel chassis, 18g forged aluminum crown, and 42g of combined tungsten on the perimeter extremities. The two 3D printed lattice cartridges use a lightweight nylon material to optimize weight distribution within the chassis making the MOI of the SuperNova greater than other fang-style mallets on the market today. An aluminum SIK face insert features descending lofts of 4°, 3°, 2°, 1° to provide consistent roll and launch characteristics for every style of putting stroke. The KING SuperNova is equipped with a lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT Grip, and is available in right and left hand in 34”, and 35” lengths through stock (other lengths available through custom).

The KING Agera: features an oversize mallet shape and an MOI over 7600, making it one of the most stable putters on the market today.  The design features a 3D printed nylon cartridge, 261g steel chassis, 27g forged aluminum crown, and extreme tungsten weighting.  The intricate 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge removes unnecessary mass from the center and allows it to be redistributed to the perimeter in the form of 53g of combined tungsten to increase MOI. Like the other putters in the KING 3D Printed Series, the Agera also features an aluminum face insert with SIK’s DLT with four descending lofts (4°, 3°, 2°, 1°) to provide optimal launch and roll consistency for all putting strokes.  The KING Agera putter is equipped with a lightweight polyurethane Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT Grip, and is available in right and left hand in 34”, 35”, and  37.5” (ONE Length) stock length (other lengths available through custom).  A 41” Armlock model is also available, and comes with a special oversize Lamkin Sinkfit CONNECT grip for players who prefer to rest the grip and shaft against their lead forearm during the stroke. The SIK Face insert on the armlock model is designed with slightly higher descending lofts (7°, 6°, 5°, 4°) to account for forward shaft lean in an armlock setup.

Each putter in the KING 3D Printed Series is equipped with a COBRA CONNECT™ grip Powered by Arccos Caddie, the award-winning smart golf system that helps players of all skill levels make smarter, data-driven decisions. The grips feature electronically enabled embedded sensors that sync with the Arccos Caddie app on the user’s Smart device to provide in-depth putting data.  With the purchase of a putter, users can unlock a 90-day free trial to the Arccos Caddie system, which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make better on-course decisions for lower scores. Golfers who use Arccos Caddie typically improve, on average, 3.6 strokes on their handicap in the first year.

Visit COBRA Golf HERE

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