COBRA Golf, a leader in golf equipment innovation and design, today introduces new KING wedges designed to improve feel and performance on the shots that really count.
In addition to a new muscle shape, the KING wedge collection utilises progressive grooves, variable face roughness and three sole grind configurations, to provide golfers with superior feel, increased 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 COBRA engineers collaborated with our tour players, including Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt and Lexi Thompson, 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.”
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 maximises both RA (average roughness) and RY (max peak to peak depth) to the USGA limit.
To provide the ultimate wedge customisation and performance, the KING wedges feature Three Sole Grind 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.
THREE DIFFERENT SOLES:
Each unique sole grind has its own set of advantages:
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.
The WideLow option has a low bounce (4-7*) with a wide sole that works well on medium to soft turf conditions.
The KING wedges, available April 1, 2016, feature 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.