Cobra Golf continues to push the envelope in terms of distance technology. The latest example is its 48-inch Long Tom driver and limited edition Long Tom Raw drive. The Raw driver (suggested retail price $499) will be available next month and the Long Tom (SRP $349) will be available in late November. The key to hitting a longer driver, of course, is timing, especially for shorter players, so it will be interesting to see how the Long Tom is received.
The Long Tom and Long Tom Raw drivers, each of which conform to USGA rules, feature Advanced Material Placement, E9 Face Technology with dual roll and the new ultra light Grafalloy Blackbird shaft. Only 500 Long Tom RAW Drivers will be released globally, each individually marked with a production serial number. The unfinished cosmetic comes equipped with face and club head markings from testing.
The Long Tom name, by the way, comes from a cannon that was used during World War II and the Korean War. In the 1970’s Cobra released its first version of the Long Tom – 46 inches long. The inspiration from the Long Tom Cannon is seen in the new Long Tom Driver. That is, the all black, cannon cosmetic of the Long Tom Driver and the Raw, unfinished cosmetic of the Long Tom Raw come from the look of the cannon.