Cobra AMP Cell Driver Review

In Driver Reviews, Golf Club Reviews by The Golf Drill Guru1 Comment

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Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  Today we’re sharing with you a review of the revolutionary Cobra AMP Cell driver from our independent reviewer. Let’s get to it.

Look

Cobra Amp Cell DriverPurchasing a driver just got easier.  Cobra is attempting to revolutionize the golf industry with the AMP CELL driver.  The AMP CELL is loaded with new technology, highlighted by Cobra’s MyFly Technology that provides the ability to change the setup to six different loft settings.

True to the new direction of the company, brighter is better with numerous color options.  Basically, all you need to do is choose from an orange, blue, red or silver club head.  Once you select the color you prefer, set the loft to fit your individual preference.  Lofts can be adjusted between 8.5 and 11.5 degrees.  Finally, select the shaft.  Choosing a driver has never been so easy.

The club sets up at address square thanks to Cobra’s SmartPad Techology.  The SmartPad creates a square face at address regardless of loft setting.  In addition, players will have the ability to open or close the club face.

Aesthetically, the Amp Cell is designed with a traditional club head design.  I tested the silver color driver, which has a black club face with orange grooves.  The club looks easy to hit, sets up perfect with several color choices.  If I had any complaint, it would be nice to see a black option.

Performance

I tested the Cobra AMP Cell driver in the 9.5 degree loft setting with the stock Fujikura Fuel shaft in stiff flex.  While I tested the silver club head, my preferred color choice is the royal blue or dark red club head.  Results were better than I expected with the AMP CELL driver.  Distance is about average compared to the other new drivers this year.  The AMP CELL delivered a straight ball flight that typically resulted in a mid to high trajectory.

In addition, I tested a few balls in the 9.5 degree setting with a draw bias.  Unfortunately results were not as consistent, with several shots missing right of the target and a few even a big sweeping 20-30 yard draw.  Ball flight also tended to be slightly higher in this setting.  Although I was just experimenting, it became much more difficult to control the ball with the draw bias.

Overall, the AMP CELL driver is a very easy club to look at and hit.  When it comes down to it, this new driver passes the ‘would I put this club in my bag test’ with flying colors.

Feel

The Cobra AMP CELL driver feels nice at address with a D4 swing weight and a 60 gram stock Fujikura Fuel shaft.  The club looks cool and delivers a consistent result, impact creates a firm feel with a softer sound.  The ball feels average off the club face, many other drivers feel like the ball jumps off the club face, and the AMP CELL does not replicate the trampoline feel off the club face.  Regardless, it still provides solid hits.  Personally, the look and results significantly outweigh an average impact sensation, so despite this, I’m still a big fan of this driver.

Value

Historically, Cobra has developed a solid niche for senior and women’s equipment.  Since Puma bought Cobra, the products are geared toward golfers of all skill levels and age groups.  Therefore, in the past I have not been a big fan of Cobra products for my own game, but now Cobra delivers a solid line up for every age group and ability level.  The AMP CELL is competitively priced and retails with a standard price tag of $299.  In addition, the AMP CELL will attract plenty of attention for it’s fresh look and solid performance.  In my opinion, the AMP CELL is one of the more exciting products available on the market today at a price like this.  A steal for anyone in the market for a driver that has great performance for great value.

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Comments

  1. Jafar

    I tried these at a local store. I really liked them but only because of the Project X 6.0 shaft they used.

    I would buy it because of the stock shaft alone. But now it has me questioning whether or not the clubhead even matters.

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