Cobra has introduced two brand new lines of King putters – the 3D Printed Series and the Vintage Series.
Cobra announced its first foray into the putter world in 2020 when it partnered with HP to launch a commercial, 3D-printed metal putter with the limited-edition King SuperSport-35.
Cobra has now announced its official entry into the putter market with the King 3D Printed Series-its first complete line of 3D Printed multi-material putters.
The putters feature a 3D printed nylon lattice cartridge, created using HP’s advanced Multi-Jet fusion printing technology.
The 3D printed lattice structure optimizes the weight distribution within the putter chassis for a high MOI design for enhanced stability and roll performance in three dmodels – the GrandSport-35 (OS Blade), SuperNova (OS Fang), and the Agera (OS Mallet).
The King 3D Printed Putter Series is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Cobra and HP that began with the launch of the LE SuperSport-35 putter.
Since then, Cobra engineers have worked with HP to transition from Metal Jet (metal 3D printing) to Multi-Jet (Nylon) 3D printing to capitalize on the weight-saving benefits of nylon (which is about half the mass of aluminum).
The intricate 3D-printed lattice cartridges cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing methods and are crucial to creating discretionary weight and creating high MOI.
The lattice cartridge also serves as a supporting structure to the body and dampens vibrations and fine tunes sound. Each model features a steel chassis, a forged aluminum crown, tungsten weights and a SIK Face Insert for stability and roll consistency.
Cobra partnered with SIK Golf to employ its patented Descending Loft Technology (DLT), which features four descending lofts on the face to produce a consistent launch angle and roll for different putting styles and stroke consistencies.
Engineers utilized SIK’s DLT to create Cobra’s version in a 6061 aluminum insert to offer weight savings and soft, yet crisp, feel at impact.
“We’re extremely excited to launch our new family of 3D printed putters, continuing our partnership with HP, utilizing their Metal Jet Technology to innovate and transform the way golf equipment is manufactured through the use of 3D printing, an extremely effective process in the design and development of our new putter line,” said Jose Miraflor, vice president of marketing and product architecture for Cobra.
“We are extremely excited for golfers to try our new 3D printed putters. While each is unique, they all deliver advanced stability, forgiveness and roll performance that will make putting easier for golfers of all levels,” said Miraflor.
The King GrandSport-35 mallet, King SuperNova oversized fang design and King Agera oversized mallet are available for $449.99 Cdn.
King Vintage Series
The King Vintage Series of putters blends classic shapes with performance. The family includes four unique shapes: a blade (Sport-45 and Sport-60), mallet (Torino), fang (Nova & Nova-40) and an oversized mallet (Stingray and Stingray-40) with model names that are inspired by classic sports cars.
The putters feature a steel chassis, simple sightlines for alignment, and a black and turbo yellow colour scheme.
With multiple shapes, hosels and an adjustable weighting system, the Vintage family has a variety of options for any style of putting stroke.
Additionally, COBRA engineers worked with SIK Golf and Bryson DeChambeau with the goal of improved roll in a soft, yet crisp, feeling aluminum face insert utilizing SIK’sDescending Loft Technology (DLT).
Each putter in the King 3D Printed Series and King Vintage Series is equipped with a Cobra Connect grip powered by Arccos Caddie, the smart golf system that helps players of all skill levels make data-driven decisions. The grips feature electronically enabled embedded sensors that sync with the Arccos Caddie app on the user’s smart device to provide in-depth putting data.
With the purchase of a putter, users can unlock a 90-day free trial to the Arccos Caddie system, which utilizes Artificial Intelligence to make on-course decisions.