Cobra Golf Darkspeed Season Opener Driver

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Pro Shop

Season Opener from Cobra Golf

Cobra Golf has introduced a new, limited-edition DARKSPEED “Season Opener” driver in celebration of golf’s first major—The Masters—next month. Like the in-line DARKSPEED models, the LE driver features Cobra’s groundbreaking aerodynamic shaping, a re-engineered PWR-BRIDGE , and advanced A.I. designed PWRSHELL H.O.T. Face technology.


The DARKSPEED Season Opener Driver features green and yellow color pops as an ode to the season’s first major.

Cobra says the adjustable weighting system in the DARKSPEED LE Season Opener drivers allows players to tune the club to adjust forgiveness, launch angle, and spin. The LS model, aimed at faster swingers who create higher spin rates, features three weight ports that house two 3g weights and one 12g weight: two in the front and a third back weight position. The 12g weight can be placed in the heel or toe to fine-tune fade bias or in the back to add spin and forgiveness. The X model, which is designed to fit the widest range of players, features a back weight and a second front weight position, allowing players to optimize ball flight.

DARKSPEED drivers also feature a MULTI-MATERIAL CHASSIS with LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON CROWN AND SOLE PLATES and a reinforced titanium frame to create optimal weight distribution and maximum stability. The carbon fiber crown is 30% thinner, allowing more weight to be placed low and forward in the PWR-BRIDGE structure. A.I. designed PWR-BRIDGE Weighting in all three models, which features a suspended weight that is positioned lower and more forward, resulting in faster ball speed. A 13% larger PWRSHELL face insert with A.I. designed H.O.T. Face Technology maximizes speed across the hitting area. The face design is optimized using machine learning to increase ball speed efficiency and smash factor.

Each DARKSPEED LE Season Opener driver ($649) comes in a sleek, black colorway with a unique Azalea print on the sole and green highlights that capture the essence of spring and the famous Augusta tournament. A matching limited edition headcover comes standard along with a Mitsubishi Tensei 1k Black shaft in choice of X, S, or R flex and 9- and 10.5-degree loft options.

Photo Courtesy of Cobra Golf


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