Review: Cobra Vintage putters (2024)

Cobra putters are aiming to make a big impact for 2024

Who are they for?

Golfers who like traditional shapes that are packed with technology

bunkered rating

PROS

  • Great choice and head shapes and necks
  • A very soft feel which I liked
  • Descending Loft Technology really does help to produce a pure roll

CONS

  • Busy look won't be for everyone

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Cobra Vintage 2024 putters

Along with their Darkspeed range, Cobra has launched an updated line of putters for 2024. In this, you’ll find the Vintage range and the 3D printed range. Let’s take a closer look at the Cobra Vintage 2024 putters.

The First Look

Although these might be called Vintage, there’s nothing old fashioned about these putters. These are inspired by the success of the King Vintage range and you can certainly see the similarities here. If you liked something with a fairly busy look, as well as having some great shapes to choose from, these will be for you. Even if you like something more traditional in shape, you’ll find something you get on with here.

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The Tech

The first thing you’ll want to know about here is the Descending Loft Technology. This tech was patented by LA Golf and offers four planes of loft on the face, with four degrees at the top, followed by three, two and one degree of loft. Basically, this is going to help you get the ball rolling faster on the greens, giving you a more pure roll.

Another piece of tech you’ll want to know about is the new soft PEBAX insert. Crafted from a lightweight and responsive TPE (thermo-plastic elastomer), this insert provides a remarkably soft feel at impact, offering an alternative to the firmer aluminium face insert found in COBRA’S 3D PRINTED putter line.

Finally, The Vintage Series further introduces a fully MIM (metal injection molding) 304 stainless steel construction with machined detail and continues with adjustable sole weighting, empowering golfers to personalise their putter with a choice of five different sole weights (5g, 10g, 15g, 20g, 25g). This can be easily adjusted by the player to suit their preferences.

“The new Vintage series is aimed at players looking for precision manufacturing and advanced technologies with a more traditional look and soft feel. We’re excited about the new softer response PEBAX insert and think players will be equally excited once they try it.” – Jose Miraflor, VP Marketing & Product Architecture at Cobra

The bunkered Verdict

The Cobra Vintage putters are going to appeal to a wide range of players and I’m certainly one of them. I’ve used a No.7 style putter for a long time, so naturally I was drawn to the Nova, which is part of the Mallet family.

I really like the soft feel you get from the PEBAX insert. It’s very responsive and if you usually go for a softer feel in your putter face, then this will appeal to you.

The roll you get from these is very impressive too. I’m someone who likes to use a line on my ball on the greens, so seeing that roll end-over-end all the way to the hole was very satisfying. Clearly, the Descending Loft Technology makes a difference.

Although these have a busy look, when they’re behind the ball, I didn’t find them distracting. All in all, I’m a big fan.

The Details

RRP: £229
On-Sale: February 23
Models: Sport 40, Widesport, Nova, Nova-30, Stingray, Stingray 30, Cuda 

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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