Cobra S3 Driver
Released in 2011, the Cobra S3 Driver is a really sharp looking golf club that is aimed more at mid to higher handicap golfers. The drivers combination of adjustability and E9 Technology is designed to offer fantastic performance and reliability.
If you would like to know the full details of the technology involved in the Cobra S3 Driver. There is more information available at the Cobra Golf website.
The available lofts for the S3 Driver are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 11.5 degrees respectively. All are available in right hand, with only the 9.5 and 10.5 degree models produced in left hand as well as right.
However the heads feature and adjustable hosel (Adjustable Flight Technology), and this means that the loft of any S3 driver can be set up with either a closed, neutral or open set-up.
For example in the 10.5 degree model we tested, a neutral set-up would leave the loft at 10.5. But adjusting for an open or closed face would alter the loft by 1.5 degrees in either direction, eg to either 9 or 13 degrees.
So it's actually quite straightforward in comparison to some other adjustable Drivers that have been produced in recent years.
The standard shaft for the Cobra S3 is the Fujikura Blur graphite shaft, which was the shaft on the S3 driver we tested, in regular flex.
At first glance the 30% larger sweet spot that the E9 Technology creates certainly shows. The face of the S3 driver in particular is very tall, and it makes you almost think that you could never not hit this club perfectly square.
The Adjustable Flight Technology is there to be experimented with and used when necessary, and it does work in the effect it has on the ball flight, depending what shot type you desire.
But with only the three face options available, there isn't quite the range of adjustability that some other newer drivers offer. So as such you may find yourself not really needing to use the Cobra S3s AFT overly much.
The S3 driver is though a club that you can trust to hit the golf ball straight almost every time you swing it. The huge sweet spot really does make the S3 a very forgiving driver, it is just such an easy golf club to hit.
Even golfers with inconsistent swings should be able to find consistency off the tee at least if they use this driver, the club always feels solid at impact and it really is one of the hardest drivers to miss-hit.
Not only that but it's extremely long as well, the Cobra S3 is without doubt one of the most powerful drivers to be introduced to the market in 2011. It also sounds great at impact, the S3 produces a consistent loud and powerful thud, but it never borders on annoying.
In fact with the 10.5 degree model we tested, when the face was adjusted to the closed position. The extra yardage that the Cobra S3 already gives players is actually added to even more by anything from 10 to 20 yards.
Some people we spoke to who used the Cobra S3 driver actually did see increases of up to 30 yards in their driving distance, using the club compared to their previous drivers. Very few golfers will not be impressed with how far they can hit the golf ball with this Cobra driver.
Overall this driver is one of Cobras best offerings. It could really be used and used well by any golfer of any handicap, it has almost the biggest sweet spot you'll find, and can be adjusted for a particular shot type also.
Another good thing is that the price of the Cobra S3 driver is also pretty reasonable to. Brand new in 2012 the club usually costs around £190 or $302.
|Easy To Hit
|Value For Money