Cobra Long Tom Driver: The Ultimate Weapon For Distance
Nothing inspires confidence more than a colossal drive off the first tee. It is perhaps also the most fun part of playing golf. Every golf manufacturer is trying to design their drivers for maximum distance and accuracy. Its a difficult combination to enhance both. The length of the shaft is directly related to the club head speed you can create, and thus distance. Test have shown that increasing the length of the club also adversely effected accuracy due to the increase in overall weight. With the evolution of lightweight materials Cobra has combined the lightest and longest shaft available to create the Long Tom Driver.
The USGA has set a length of 48" as the maximum legal length of a golf club. Due to the sacrifice of accuracy, never before has a manufacturer attempted to release a club of such length. Cobra has become the first to take the challenge and created the Long Tom Driver with a length of 48".
Cobra has used the name Long Tom before in naming a driver nearly 20 years ago. The name Long Tom comes from US Arm cannons. During World War II, The US Army utilized extra large 155mm Gun M1 Cannons that had an long range of up to 14 miles and could vaporize enemy targets with a 94 pound shell. These cannons were nicknamed "Long Tom", due to their tremendous range.
Modern day drivers have increased in length almost every year, but none have been much longer than 46". Only today could a 48" driver be produced without sacrificing accuracy. In years past, before modern graphite shafts, a driver was almost never longer than 43". This was mainly due to the overall weight. Now with lighter and higher performance materials available, drivers can be manufactured at 48" without sacrificing performance. The Long Tom Driver comes with an ultra light weight Grafalloy Blackbird graphite shaft. The grip is a Winn Ultra Light shorty grip. The grip is noticeable shorter than any other grip you've seen. With a driver this long, a natural tendency will be to chock down on the club. The shorter grip will keep you from chocking down, thus getting full benefits from the extra length of the shaft.Continued on the next page