Cobra launches Vintage and 3D putters with high tech looks and incredible feel
23 Jan 2024
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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by John Figueroa, AmateurGolf.com

On a crisp but sunny morning in Carlsbad, California, Cobra PUMA Golf VP of Marketing Jose Miraflor can barely contain his excitement. 

“We’re launching some phenomenal putters, and we’re ready to show everyone what we know about putting.” Miraflor is referring to the upcoming second-generation release of their Vintage and 3D Printed lines of putters. Two distinct lines that offer variety, innovation, and performance in several eye-catching packages.

The Vintage lineup includes three blades and three mallets in tour-proven styles that are MIM-shaped from 304 stainless steel, a manufacturing process that Cobra is familiar with, having used metal injection molding for recent iron releases.

The big new tech in the Vintage line is the new Pebax material used for the face insert. The thermoplastic elastomer material, which provides a soft but responsive feel, is coupled with LA Golf’s Descending Loft Technology to give consistent roll and performance in a timeless package.

At the other end of the spectrum, the 3D Printed line of putters aims to pack as much of Cobra’s technology and innovation into these heads as possible and ensure the consumer can see said technology. 

The heads are constructed in the same MIM process as the Vintage line; however, key areas of the heads have been hollowed out and replaced with a 3D-printed nylon lattice structure, which allows weight to be relocated to boost stability on off-center strikes. 

A carbon crown alignment piece is used to varying degrees between the mallet and blade heads for even more weight savings. Lastly, the 3D Printed line features a firmer anodized aerospace-grade aluminum insert containing Descending Loft Technology. Eight total models are available in the 3DP line, featuring a variety of toe hang options and configurations for counterbalanced and armlock-specific setups.

Seeing both lines for the first time a few weeks ago in Carlsbad, I was struck by the beauty of all the models and the no-nonsense look at the address. The matte black finish is sleek and durable, and even the technology-packed 3DP lineup’s aesthetic is progressive but not distracting.

The total package is premium from top to bottom, with Superstroke grips and step-less KBS Tour shafts as the stock offerings.  Both lines will be available for presale on Cobra’s site starting January 23rd, with general release on February 23rd.

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