Equipment

Cobra AMP Fairway Woods

Photo: Schecter Lee

Cobra AMP Fairway Woods

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2012 (May, 2012)

Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $199

WE TESTED: 3 (15°), 4 (16.5°), 5 (18°) with Aldila RIP graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The AMP combines clubhead adjustability, a 30 percent larger effective hitting area than Cobra’s previous fairway wood, and a distinct bulge and roll design to enhance accuracy. The head’s thin-wall design shifts 15 grams lower and deeper to improve launch conditions and distance.

OUR TESTERS SAY: Dependable all-around performer tailored visually to the younger crowd.

PROS
PLAYABILITY: Adjustable head allows for customized trajectory and curvature; glides through different lies; adequate shot-shaping ability.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Tee shots are on-the-money accurate on tight par 4s; it typically does a good job holding the line on heel or toe hits.
DISTANCE: Many testers get similar length as their own clubs, if not a bit more; above average off the tee.
FEEL: Solid hits create a strong and stable sensation; misses don’t feel significantly worse than good shots.
LOOK: Slightly larger head provides confidence; contrast between silver head and black face frames the ball.

CONS
Less workable than some others; a few guys get a dull response at impact; look (silver head, gray shaft, orange grip) can be a deal-breaker.

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