The Cobra Amp Cell line is the second generation of Amp metalwoods from Cobra/Puma Golf. In 2013
Cobra stepped up the product line with not only more adjustability, but also more versatility. Cobra's
new campaign is geared towards individuality called "What's Your Fly" referring to the 6 settings from
8.5 degrees of loft to 11.5, including a 9.5 & 10.5 draw setting . All Amp Cell metalwoods (including
fairways and Hybrids) come in four distinct colors: Orange, Blue, Red and Silver (as shown above).
Another great new feature is the new sole design featuring SmartPad technology. The SmartPad allows
the face to sit square at address, regardless of loft setting.
The Amp Cell SmartPad
The Amp Cell line comes stock with the new Fujikura Fuel shaft (high kick/mid torque 60 grams). All of
the same technology is bulit into the Amp Cell fairway woods and Hybrids as well. For testing purposes,
the MyFly sleeve was set to 9.5/Neutral (my usual set up). Immediately high soft draws jumped off the
clubhead, sometimes it's just that easy. I tried the other settings, and they definitely affected ball flight
. . . but the 9.5/Neutral was money. Another nice feature on the Amp Cell is the Lamkin 3Gen grip, which
is a 360 degree pattern, so regardless of club setting, the Lamkin looks and feels just right.
The drivetrain of the Amp Cell Line is the Fujikura Fuel
The driver is long, forgiving and easy to launch. The look at address is so clean. After testing it in its
stock configuration, The Amp Cell is a good fit for the single/mid handicap player - all the way to the
high handicapper looking for some pop and forgiveness. For competitive Amateurs and scratch players,
Cobra also now has a tour model called the Amp Cell Pro, which is a slighty smaller (440 cc) deep face
head, and comes equipped with the more stout Mitsubishi KuroKage shaft. The Amp Cell Pro has the
same My Fly technology, but is 7.5 - 10.5 loft, and comes in Orange & Silver.
Amp Cell 3 wood
Amp Cell Hybrid
The Amp Cell Fairways and Hybrids might be the sleeper of the Amp Cell line. The MyFly on the 3 wood
is adjustable from 13-16 degrees and is easy to launch from the deck. The hybrid replaced my old
faithful (that was in my bag for nearly 10 years) in 5 swings on the range. If you need a hybrid, this
is the longest and easiest to hit hybrid we've ever tested. The 2/3 hybrid adjusts from 16-19 degrees,
the 3/4 hybrid is 19-22 degrees. The fairways & hybrids also employ the smart pad sole design, so no
matter the adjustment, the face appears square at address. Most hybrids on the market are equipped
with a shaft in the 80-100 gram range, our Amp Cell came with a 58 gram Fuel shaft, and surprisingly
it felt just right.
The deep face of the ZL Encore produces a flatter launch with a lower spin rate, check the sweet red finish
In case your looking for something a little different, Cobra Golf also offers the ZL Encore driver. The
ZL is multi-material construction with a carbon fiber crown and 6-4 titanium face. The power plant is
the Fujikura Motore F1 & F3. The ZL is also adjustable in 2 degree increments and has a weight
screw on the sole for an extra level of adjustability. The composite sole gives off an entirely different
feel than most typical drivers on the market today . . . the composite crown produces a very quiet -
almost muted sound at impact. It takes a few shots to get used to the different sound/feel, but once
you do, it's a pleasant change. We tested the ZL in the new Red color option (gorgeous), which is now
the color choice of Cobra Tour player Ian Poulter, who has played the ZL since late 2011 (he previously
played the white model). The ZL is a mid/high launch - low spin driver geared towards the better player
and comes in Black, White and Red in 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 lofts.
ZL Encore Sole
The Bottom line is: Cobra has you covered, regardless of your ability level, desired ball flight and
your particular taste in club appearance. So choose your model, shaft flex and color.
To find out more about the entire 2013 Cobra line: http://www.cobragolf.com/