Martin Hopley

The Cobra AMP Driver certainly stands out from the crowd with very bold silver, black and orange graphics but we think it works.

The 460cc head is a bit longer heel to toe than the S3 driver and combined with the lighter silver head colour, it seems a little bigger. Combined with the black face it makes it very easy to line up. The excellent Aldila RIP shaft comes in a two tone black/silver finish with a great feeling Lamkin REL 3Gen grip in the new Cobra corporate colour of orange.

On the course we really liked the Cobra AMP driver. The sound was good and a little more muted than the S3. The feel was soft but solid and it was easy to shape the ball both ways from a face that was very forgiving.

The AMP driver comes with Cobra's AFT adjustable flight technology that enables you to choose one of 3 settings to have the face angle set at open, closed or neutral.

To us, the neutral setting seemed a little closed, hence the slightly higher ball flight and the closed setting is really closed, so this could be good if you have a bad slice. However as with most of the AMP range, put the club in the open setting and it seemed to sit a little squarer and the performance and flight is a lot better for mid to low handicaps.

Cobra have continued the styling with a sock headcover that is more man-made than wool. It looks cool but is a bit of a pain to take on and off, especially in the wet and the stitching has already gone on our one so you may need to factor another headcover into your purchase.

There is a lot of style about the Cobra AMP driver, but don't be fooled as there is plenty of substance too from this excellent driver.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
Overall Rating - 4 stars:
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Cobra AMP Driver

Cobra AMP Driver - Product Details

UK Launch10 February 2012
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Left Handed Lofts9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°
Shaft TypesGraphite
Shaft FlexStiff, Regular, Light
Manufacturer's WebsiteCobra Website

User Reviews

par shooter
February 2018

Not sure what the other poster was drinking but this club is a pleasure to hit and is much much better than the S3 in looks feel distance and forgiving also. The 10.5 loft is good if you want to get more carry. Playing on the coast the conditions are often damp and I need to carry the ball off the tee since there is not a lot of roll where I play. The Cobra AMP driver performs well in these conditions. I won't be hitting my old S3 anymore.

tad pollock
February 2012

Sorry guys I went to Golfsmith and tried out the new amp and the long tom and after hitting balls for 45 min I then hit my s3 driver and the s3 driver went 25 yards further so i will stay with the s3.

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Media Reviews

Golf World
March 2012
Very easy to swing..a nice pop at impact

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