Cobra has always been one of my favorite drivers. I liked that they were sneaky long and forgiving but somehow still maintained great feel.
Many lower handicap players overlook them because they have great options for the higher handicap golfer. This F7 Driver has been redesigned to be lighter, more forgiving and has better launch.
Potentially one of the most important things about the F7 driver is brand new arccos Cobra Connect technology.
This is a huge jump in technology and the partnership with Arccos has proven so successful that the F8 and F9 have all had this same technology.
Cobra Connect is an app that can be downloaded onto your phone and it will allow you to track how you are hitting your drives. Even after all the information we will give in this King F7 Driver Review you need to be able to review how YOU hit the club.
Arccos has allowed this to be a reality with the addition of a tracker installed in the grip that submits real-time information to your phone about how you are hitting the ball.
It’s great to know how many yards you hit it, or your shot shape but it becomes super important with the adjustable weights.
Tracking how each weight position affects your shot is a very powerful tool that other companies are not currently offering.
Cobra King F7 Driver Review
In this Cobra F7 driver review, we will try to break down both the positives and negatives of this golf club and help you determine if it would be a good fit for your game.
Features and Benefits
Golfers with mid to high-level handicap will like this club, and it will have the technology you need to make a difference in your game.
The Cobra Driver F7 is a significant improvement from the Cobra F6 Driver as far as distance and forgiveness. If you are playing the F6 and don’t love it, you will be pleasantly surprised with the F7.
Cobra thought of everything when it comes to adjustability on this driver.
The Loft, Center of Gravity and Lie are all adjustable to your swing with this F7.
As far as the settings are concerned, when you move the weights around you can set the club three different ways.
- Front CG Setting: More roll and workable
- Middle CG Setting: More carry and workable
- Heel CG Setting: Mid Carry/ Roll & Draw Bias
These settings make the Cobra King F7 Driver a good fit for a large range of players
Compared to the F6 and even the future F8 model, the F7 is a very good option from an adjustability standpoint.
The Cobra King F7 Driver comes stock with a Fujikura Pro 60 Shaft. This shaft is a mid-launch, mid-spin shaft available in X, S, R, and Lite.
The clubhead on the Cobra King F7 Driver is a black carbon fiber material. This same material is what made the F7 so light compared to other models, and gives it the room for the adjustable weights.
The feel on this driver can change based on the setting. Many lower handicap golfers consider part of feel as the ability to work the ball.
With the weight in the Front or Mid Settings, you can work the ball quite a bit and determine your ball flight. Not if the club is set with the weight in the heel, you won’t be able to work the ball quite as much.
The Cobra King F7 Driver has a distinctive crack noise, it sounds good. When compared to the F6 driver the F7 does sound better. Sound can be a tricky thing when it comes to golf drivers. What sounds good to one person might not to another.
I’m sure there are some of you that scroll right down to the distance section of the review.
Distance when it comes to a golf club is extremely important, I get that. Just be sure to keep in mind as we go through this cobra F7 driver review that there are lots of other things to take into consideration.
The Cobra King F7 Driver is longer than the F6. The lighter clubhead and weight savings let to more speed. If you can swing it faster you can hit it further.
The F7 is not as long as the newest cobra release the F9 Speedback Driver. There were a few years of technology between these two models and when they are compared the F9 is quite a bit longer.
As I have mentioned in another review, the forgiveness on an adjustable clubhead is always going to be more than those that are not.
The ability to adjust a few settings and have a club that fits better to your swing is a huge factor in forgiveness.
I love that this F7 Driver was made to be lighter, have better ball flight and that clean sleek black carbon fiber head. Without adjusting any sole weights to be fit for you, this club is naturally quite forgiving.
The F6, the King F7 Drivers and even the F8 Drivers that Cobra has put out are all very forgiving. The F9 although forgiving, also has the length to compete with the Callaway and TaylorMade drivers on the market.
When companies release their next model the previous models will drop in price. Not long after the F7 was released Cobra came out with the F8 and now they are on to the F9.
They have now stopped producing the F7 so they can be a little harder to find. The F8 are fairly easy to find at a low price but do not feature the same adjustability that you will find with the F7.
As the brand new 2020 models come out the F7 Speedback should continue to drop even lower.
Pros and Cons of the F7 Driver
The Cobra F7 driver has lots of great benefits, but it is not for every player. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the Cobra F7 driver and what could make it a good fit for your game.
- One of the first drivers with adjustable loft
- Oversized club head
- Maximum distance and extreme forgiveness
- Carbon fiber crown
- Improved ball speed across the entire face
- Adjustable center of gravity to improve ball flight
- No longer being manufactured by Cobra
- Can be difficult to find the proper used specifications
Frequently Asked Questions
There are plenty of questions to ask before investing in a new Cobra King F7 golf driver. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common so you can decide if this is the right driver for you. Chances are, if you are looking for a forgiving, adjustable and long hitting golf driver, this could be a great choice.
Does golf driver adjustability help?
Golf driver adjustability can help players feel as though they have made an excellent investment into their game. The thing that helps adjustable golf drivers stand out from others on the market is the ability to customize the club to your needs.
You will not need to purchase a new golf driver if you make a slight swing change or if you find that the ball flight is a bit too high for your game. Simply change the golf club using the wrench, and it will be like having a completely new club in your hand.
The Cobra F7 was one of the first drivers to feature this technology, and it really helped players have an easier time deciding on a driver and then fine-tuning it to their needs.
Is the Cobra F7 Golf driver good?
The Cobra F7 golf driver is good, even though the technology is a bit dated. When the Cobra F7 first came to the market, it had all of the latest and greatest feel and distance technology on the market. However, as time has gone on, this technology has improved and expanded.
The Cobra F7 led the way for the development of the F8 and then the Speedzone golf drivers. Many of the same technologies that we see on the F7 are also featured in the F8 and the Speedzone.
The great thing about the Cobra F7 is that you can get a really great deal on it at this point, and it is a club that was instrumental in the development of many other future Cobra designs.
Are used golf drivers worth buying?
Sometimes when you come across a golf club like the Cobra F7 that is no longer in production, you will wonder if it makes sense to purchase something used. Many golf drivers are available; used, it’s just a matter of finding one that is right for your game.
The used golf driver can be very well worth the price that you pay; you just must ensure that the club is not damaged in any way. Most reputable online businesses will inspect the condition of the club and even test it to make sure that it is still performing as it should.
Golf driver technology changes very quickly. When you purchase a used golf driver, you are not going to be getting the latest and greatest technology on the market. However, not all players need that. Sometimes a $500 golf driver is just not in the budget and when it isn’t, the used driver is the perfect solution.
Does Cobra make good golf drivers?
Cobra makes good golf drivers, especially for the player looking for forgiveness and distance. Another great thing about Cobra is that the clubs are usually adjustable. Playing with a highly adjustable golf driver only makes it easier to hit long and forgiving golf shots and to change your golf swing without having to change your golf clubs.
Cobra, for many years, was known for forgiveness and not ball speed. However, in the last few years, they have picked up on some of their distance technology and really changed what their golf clubs are capable of.
Is The Cobra F8 Driver Good?
The Cobra F8 driver was the club that came out directly after the Cobra F7. This was a new release, and many people rushed in to purchase the club. What they likely found was that there was not too much of a difference between the Cobra F7 and the Cobra F8 golf drivers.
Most of the time if you want to see a big difference in technology you have to wait a few years between releases. That is why something like the Cobra F7 and the Cobra Radspeed will show a much different type of technology for golfers.
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If the Cobra Drivers F7 are not for you, then we have you covered with a few other options to consider.
Distance and forgiveness are similar on the M2 Driver. Developed the same year as the F7 so technology and price point are comparable.
Speed pocket technology for some extra ball speed and jump off the clubhead.
Adjustable loft in the hosel but no adjustability with the Center of Gravity.
Read our TaylorMade M2 Driver review.
Following the natural progression of technology in Driver, the F9 Speedback is quite a bit more advanced than the F7 and comes at a higher price point as well.
With the F8 Model that Cobra released they removed the adjustable Center of Gravity and just had it fixed in one central location. This was done to save some weight and hopefully get some added distance over the F7.
This worked but anyone rating drivers would tell you that the F8 is still not a considerably long driver.
The F9 was similar to the speed project that Titleist did when they had to figure out a way to get ball speed and forgiveness in the same golf club.
The shaft options on the F9 are quite extensive giving it some increased performance over the F7.
Read our Cobra F9 Speedback Driver review.
The Rogue is longer than the F7. It has several years of increased technology but there is no other way to say it then this is just a long club.
The forgiveness is going to be about the same as the F7, and the Rogue has less adjustability.
Shaft options on the Rogue will be more extensive than the F7 as it is a current model still being produced by Callaway. The Rogue has not done as well as the Epic Flash model and because of that the price is slightly less.
It’s still, however, a great option especially now that the price is lowering.
Read our Callaway Rogue Driver review.
The Cobra RadSpeed was released several years after the Cobra King F7, and it is known for its easy to hit sweet spot and tremendous overall distance. Golfers who play with the Cobra Radspeed will get the same impressive forgiveness that we have always seen from Cobra with a bit more distance than you may be used to.
The new golf driver features Radial Weighing Technology with a strategically placed center of gravity. If you want to optimize ball speed, forgiveness, and the flight of your golf shots, the Cobra Radspeed can help.
In addition, there is a new Carbon Crown Wrap that has lowered the overall weight of the club making it easier to swing faster. Essentially if you want to hit the ball a long way, this driver offers the technology and the weighting to allow that to happen.
In addition, there is a new adjustable weight system that is more extreme than in the past and will provide a great swing in the distance and direction that you can get with the golf club. Overall this is a major upgrade from the Cobra F7 but you will pay the price for switching to something like this.
Every year when a company releases their new products they claim they are more forgiving, longer, bigger sweet spot, better sound etc.
Sometimes they are right and the new club is all of these things. Other times, it makes no sense to upgrade.
After hitting this Driver, talking with many others who play this club, this is a smart upgrade if you are currently hitting the F6.
The F7 is better. It fixes the issues with adjustability, it added in the cobra connect technology and it is longer.
The F7 is a club that is certainly worth the upgrade, it is a fair value-packed with a ton of improvements and top of the line technology.