Cobra F-Max Driver Review

Cobra F-Max Driver Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 5 min

The Cobra F-Max Driver is one of the lightest and easiest hit drivers ever made, and is one of the best max game improvement drivers on the market today. Designed for players with moderate to slow club head speeds that want more forgiveness and distance, the Cobra F-Max Driver is extremely lightweight and easy to hit. When designing the F-Max Driver, Cobra focused on the concept that lighter means easier to hit, and they went to incredible great lengths to make this happen. The Cobra F-Max Driver features an ultra-lightweight shaft, an offset hosel design that creates higher launch with draw bias for straighter shots, a forged titanium face insert that helps to deliver greater speed and distance on mis-hits, and a back-weight position near the heal of the club that helps to promote a more forgiving and accurate shot.


The Cobra F-Max Driver is truly designed for an easy launch, straighter shots, and greater balls speed and is an ideal club for players with higher handicaps, or with slow to moderate swing speed, looking to improve their performance on the tee box.

Key Features

The F-Max Driver incorporates Cobra’s Superlite shaft and a lighter swing weight to help increase clubhead speed. By increasing club head seed players will be able to increase bother ball speed and distance off of the tee. The regular Superlite shaft weights 50 grams, while the women’s version comes standard with a 45 gram shaft. This is almost ½ the weight of most graphite shafts on the market that come in between 60 and 90 grams

With the Cobra F-Max Driver players have a choice between a straight or offset hosel, depending on their desired ball flight or routine mis-hit. The straight hosel helps players who tend to slice the ball, while the offset hosel helps to promote straighter and higher launch drives.

The Cobra F-Max Driver has an internal weight pad that is positioned in the heel of the club that not only lowers the center of gravity, but also helps to promote straighter and higher launches. the ball higher in the air.

Design and Technology

The Cobra F-Max Driver is a great club that is extremely light weight, forgiving, and designed to provide a high amount of speed, making it the perfect combination for players wanting to get greater distance off the tee.

The Cobra F-Max Driver truly incorporates the very best in technology and design. While it may look unassuming the Cobra F-Max Driver boasts subtle yet very significant upgrades that ultimately help players create faster club head speeds. The Cobra F-Max Driver has Lamkin REL 360 midsize grips that are not only comfortable, but help players improve consistency with each swing. The F-Max Driver also incorporates Cobra’s Superlite shafts which help to promote improved club head speed and greater distance. The Superlite Shaft really are extremely light weight (the standard weighs 50 grams while the women’s weighs 45 grams, which is ½ the weight of most graphite shafts on the market.

The Cobra F-Max Driver also features a forged Titanium 6-4 face insert that is designed to deliver greater speed and promote a larger Sweet Spot on the club face. By having a greater Sweet Spot, the Cobra F-Max Driver is extremely forgiving and helps players gain greater distance even on mis-hits. Additionally, the Cobra F-Max Driver incorporates an internal weight that is positioned near the heel of the club that helps to boost the moment of inertia and lowers the clubs center of gravity. This fixed back weight design helps to promote an easier launch, and straighter ball flight.


PROS

  • Large sweet spot that helps to reduce sidespin
  • Very light weight club that helps to promote faster swing speed
  • Very forgiving driver that allows for better performance

CONS

  • The lack of adjustability can be a turn off to some players
  • The launch angle might be too steep
  • Some players may want greater feedback on misses

Our Experience

The Cobra F-Max drivers are designed for golfers with moderate swing speeds who need maximum forgiveness and draw bias. They feature a lightweight construction with larger grips, lighter shafts, and lighter swing weights to help generate more clubhead speed with less effort for maximum distance.


The F-Max drivers have a forged Titanium 6-4 face that delivers improved ball speeds on off-center hits. They also have a back/heel CG and an offset hosel design with maximum draw bias to promote straighter and higher launching drives.


The 2017 Cobra F-Max drivers are available in 9.5° and 10.5° lofts, with a Cobra Superlite 45 graphite shaft in light flex. They have a sleek, gloss black finish that makes the head shape more pleasing to the eye from the topline.


Overall, the Cobra F-Max drivers are a great option for golfers who need extra forgiveness and draw bias to hit straighter and longer drives. They offer a combination of lightweight technology, improved ball speed, and easy launch to help moderate swingers play their best.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Cobra F-Max driver so forgiving?

The Cobra F-Max driver features a low and back center of gravity, a lightweight carbon fiber crown, and an offset hosel design. This combination helps launch the ball high with low spin while providing maximum forgiveness on off-center hits.

What shaft options come standard with the Cobra F-Max driver?

The Cobra F-Max driver comes equipped with ultra-lightweight graphite shafts in the 49-55 gram range as standard options. The lightweight shafts allow golfers to generate more clubhead speed for added distance.

Is the Cobra F-Max driver available in an offset version?

Yes, the Cobra F-Max driver is available in both a straight neck and offset design. The offset version helps square the clubface at impact and promotes a draw ball flight, making it ideal for golfers who tend to slice their drives.

What loft options are available for the Cobra F-Max driver?

The Cobra F-Max driver is offered in 10.5° and 11.5° loft options. The 10.5° model suits most golfers, while the 11.5° provides an even higher launch for players with slower swing speeds.

How does the Cobra F-Max driver compare to other forgiving drivers in terms of price?

The Cobra F-Max driver is considered a great value option compared to other very forgiving drivers like the Ping G425 Max and TaylorMade SIM 2 Max. While it is more expensive than previous Cobra models due to the carbon fiber crown, it still comes in at a lower price point than the Ping and TaylorMade offerings.

Conclusion

The Cobra F-Max Driver was one of the most successful drivers of 2017, and it is easy to see why it’s a top choice for players today. The Cobra F-Max simply makes the game a lot easier for players with slow to moderate swing speeds. Cobra has proven that performance can be achieved by having a super lightweight club designed to increase swing speed and ball speed. The Cobra F-Max Driver is a moderately priced driver, that is an ideal club for a senior player that has lost some club head speed, or a mid to high handicap player looking for incredible distance and forgiveness on the tee box.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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