In addition to a new muscle shape, the new King wedge collection from Cobra Golf utilizes progressive grooves, variable face roughness and three sole grind configurations, to provide better feel, spin consistency and personalization for different swing types.
“We’ve been working on these new wedges for nearly two years to create the best-performing specialty wedges for golfers,” said Jose Miraflor, director of product marketing at Cobra Golf.
“Our Cobra engineers collaborated with our tour players, including Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt and Lexi Thompson and conducted extensive research and testing on the King wedges,” added Miraflor.
“Through that, we’ve greatly improved wedge feel and versatility, giving golfers the confidence to hit a variety of shots around the green,” added Miraflor.
One of the most important attributes of a wedge is feel and Cobra engineers used modal analysis to help tune vibrational frequencies (or shape) for softer feel.
The King wedges are designed and manufactured using new Progressive Milled Grooves which feature wider grooves and gapping on higher lofted wedges and traditional groove spacing on lower lofted wedges.
The wider groove design allows higher lofted wedges (56-60 degrees) to grab the golf ball for increased spin and making spin more consistent throughout the wedge set.
The new grooves are combined with Variable Face Roughness (VFR), a face milling technology that maximizes both RA (average roughness) and RY (max peak to peak depth) to the USGA limit.
To provide wedge customization and performance, the KING wedges feature Three Sole Grind configurations that have been combined with the Cobra Notch, providing golfers with the ability to choose the perfect wedge to match their game and turf conditions.
Each unique sole grind has its own set of advantages.
The Versatile sole features a medium bounce (8-10) to provide overall versatility on medium to firm turf conditions.
The Classic configuration has a high sole bounce (11-12) and a narrow sole for ease of use on all turf conditions and the WideLow option has a low bounce (4-7) with a wide sole that works well on medium to soft turf conditions.
The King wedges feature a new, durable Satin Nickel Chrome plating finish that helps diffuse light and prevent glare along with True Temper Dynamic Golf S200 (stiff) shafts and Lamkin UTX grip.