The new Cobra King PŪR wedges have been designed to give players the spin they need to better control their golf ball around the green, and on full shots from inside 125 yards (or however far you hit your wedges). From I’ve seen, they’re on to something here. I’ve never spun any wedge as well as I spin the new features a new King PŪR wedges.
There’s a lot of science and technology that goes into the design and engineering of these clubs. It all starts with a raw finish on the 304 Stainless Steel clubhead. This material has a softer feeling grain structure that combines with the muscleback design to dampen vibration and improve the sound, Cobra refers to this as their “Vibration Management System”.
Three different technologies are used in producing controllable spin off the face of the new King PŪR wedges. First off, Cobra’s 100% CNC Milled Face Grooves creates highly accurate grooves while their patented milling technique – Various Face Roughness – optimizes surface roughness across the face to maximize spin and control for more precise shots around the green. The third feature is their Progressive Spin Technology. The groove pattern has been redesigned with a larger gap between grooves in the weaker lofted wedges, and narrow, tighter spaced grooves in the stronger lofted wedges providing more consistent trajectory through wedge lofts.
Whether you’re a Digger, Slider or Neutral (we’ll call you Switzerland), the new King PŪR wedge has a grind to fit you. Diggers tend to have a steeper, more aggressive attack angle that produces a lower trajectory and longer, deeper divots. Diggers will benefit from Cobra’s Widelow Grind, a wide soled/low bounce wedge that is perfect for wet or softer fairways and green-side areas.
The Slider is a versatile player who likes to create smaller, shallower divots, giving him/her better control over a variety of wedge shots. This player will benefit most from King PŪR’s versatile grind, which features a softened leading edge with heel and toe relief which provides a wide variety of shot choices and works best in medium to firm conditions.
While Switzerland makes medium to shallow divots and can play with just about any club in any condition, he/she will benefit most from Cobra’s Classic Grind. The King PŪR Classic Grind wedge in available in classic lofts with thinner soles and higher bounces to give you greater performance in a wide range of conditions.
One last feature is something called Notch Technology, an exclusive engineered design that allows the sole and trailing edge to sit lower on the ground at address on both square and open-face shots. This allows players to effectively add/subtract loft from their shot.
PUR wedges are available in lofts ranging from 50-60 degrees (in 2-degree increments) and they come standard with True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shafts and Lamkin Crossline grips. Retail price is about $120.00.
If you’re thinking of changing your wedges because you want more spin and control, look no further than the new Cobra King PŪR wedges. Visit your local golf shop and take them for a test drive. I mean chip!
For more information on the Cobra King PŪR wedges, visit their website at www.cobragolf.com.