Up­graded, but is the F-Max range worth your money?

Golf World (UK) - - CONTENTS - Price: £249 for driver, £179 for fair­ways, £159 for hy­brids, from £499 for irons Web:­

Launched in 2017, Co­bra’s F-Max range was an im­pres­sive line-up of light­weight, high-MOI clubs specif­i­cally de­signed for slower swingers and mid-to-high hand­i­cap­pers. The fact it wasn’t a tour prod­uct might have hurt its vis­i­bil­ity, but the per­for­mance and highly com­pet­i­tive price tag made them an ex­cel­lent op­tion for many club golfers.

Co­bra has now up­graded the range with the Superlite fam­ily. The driver (9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°) weighs just 287g – 18g lighter than its pre­de­ces­sor – with an over­sized head shape and back/heel cen­tre of grav­ity weight­ing that boosts for­give­ness and sta­bil­ity. It’s avail­able with an off­set hosel that pro­motes a draw flight or a straight-neck de­sign.

Fair­way woods (16°, 20°, 23°) fea­ture a low-pro­file, shal­low face us­ing forged 455 stain­less steel to en­hance ball speed and launch.

The irons are 16g lighter, while main­tain­ing the same high MOI. Higher lofts and a low-pro­file shape with a deep un­der­cut cav­ity get the ball air­borne quicker and in­crease ball speeds for more carry and to­tal dis­tance.

Hy­brids (19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31°) have the same 455 steel face insert as the fair­ways, back/heel CG weight­ing and an off­set hosel. They’re avail­able sep­a­rately, or as combo sets with the irons.

The CG po­si­tion and off­set is pro­gres­sive through the set to pro­duce high launch and draw-bias in the long irons and a more con­trolled tra­jec­tory in the short irons. A thin forged 6-4 ti­ta­nium face insert has E9 Tech­nol­ogy, a vari­able thick­ness face struc­ture de­signed to en­hance ball speeds in ev­ery im­pact lo­ca­tion. Boosted for­give­ness Pro­gres­sive iron de­sign

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