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PostSubject: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Sibei tempted to get this driver.. anyone using? Got any review?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm

i tried it and was super amazed by the results... but surprisingly i cant find much reviews on this driver as well

another thing to note is cobra market this driver with "real deal" after market shafts...dont know how true is this
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:18 pm

gingerus wrote:
i tried it and was super amazed by the results... but surprisingly i cant find much reviews on this driver as well

another thing to note is cobra market this driver with "real deal" after market shafts...dont know how true is this

you just poisoned me more.. hah. Did you try it with the US version or Asian version with TourAD shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:08 pm

tried with the asian version with tourAD shaft... very solid feel
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:32 pm

any idea what's the price in Singapore ?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:53 pm

i've seen it selling around $650
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:07 pm

gingerus wrote:
i've seen it selling around $650

HI guys

Just tried this at the range and it seems to suit me well, for that extra 10m or more...

Have you guys gotten it ?

Please share your experience....

Also, I see from the web that overseas sell with the Fujikura shaft but if I can remember I saw the Tour AD shaft.. Any comments..?

Thanks guys

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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 pm


Got several good reviews from the US website.....

Go MyGolfSpy web and they have a detail review on it. Besides that some US forums have sing praise of it, some even claim that it is better than the S3.

Think the standard shaft will be the Fujikura motore 55g series..

The graphic on it looks very nice.... one of the nicest that I had seen so far..
The sound from the driver is also nice, not very loud and not very muted..

I would say that this is definitely worth a try ..

Comes in black or white head - both very nice . Discovered that Isetan has a cobra booth and they are selling about $650.

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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:34 pm

hillgreen wrote:

Got several good reviews from the US website.....

Go MyGolfSpy web and they have a detail review on it. Besides that some US forums have sing praise of it, some even claim that it is better than the S3.

Think the standard shaft will be the Fujikura motore 55g series..

The graphic on it looks very nice.... one of the nicest that I had seen so far..
The sound from the driver is also nice, not very loud and not very muted..

I would say that this is definitely worth a try ..

Comes in black or white head - both very nice . Discovered that Isetan has a cobra booth and they are selling about $650.


Thanks Hillgreen

Any idea whats the difference between the 2 shafts?

The Fujikura shaft is on the ones sold in US and they are cheaper than current ones sold in Sgp which have Tour AD sgaft.

Thanks very much!
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:49 pm

Will u guys be keen to buy from US website n combine shipment to split costs?
Cos I m thinking of getting some other Cobra clubs n stuffs from tgw.com
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:19 pm

Batman wrote:
Will u guys be keen to buy from US website n combine shipment to split costs?
Cos I m thinking of getting some other Cobra clubs n stuffs from tgw.com

HI Batman

Thanks for the offer.. Was thinking of buying from the web... But after some calculation and most of all, one kind shop owner finally cut his price, I bought it from him today as the difference is only $50 and it's on a shaft I have not tried...

Thanks for the offer again.. Will PM you if I need anything from overseas...

Best
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:51 pm

sounds like you get a good deal ....
can recommend the shop ..
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:03 pm

hillgreen wrote:
sounds like you get a good deal ....
can recommend the shop ..

Guess I got the lowest price so far after checking up quite a few places...

The shop is Golf & Leisure at Far East Shopping Centre 2nd floor...

From the few occasions I was there, they were always friendly.. And think this is the first time I bought anything from them...

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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:18 pm

Is the real Tour AD or just the OEM version like most of the other makers, if real which Tour AD ?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:21 pm

enwee wrote:
Is the real Tour AD or just the OEM version like most of the other makers, if real which Tour AD ?

Tour AD.. Same as all the other shops I went to.. Singapore distributors apparently only bring in this shaft.. Not the Fujikura.

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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:25 pm

chien wrote:
enwee wrote:
Is the real Tour AD or just the OEM version like most of the other makers, if real which Tour AD ?

Tour AD.. Same as all the other shops I went to.. Singapore distributors apparently only bring in this shaft.. Not the Fujikura.

I know Tour AD, model? DI5,6,7,8 or DJ5,6,7 or 8? I don't they'll fit BB, because it's the newest one now。
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:43 pm

The tour AD is the OEM on the Encore.
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:51 pm

duffader wrote:
The tour AD is the OEM on the Encore.
oic...thks.
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:03 pm

chien wrote:
Guess I got the lowest price so far after checking up quite a few places...

The shop is Golf & Leisure at Far East Shopping Centre 2nd floor...

From the few occasions I was there, they were always friendly.. And think this is the first time I bought anything from them...

Nice to know that bro. Coincidentally, I also bought my ZL from them 2 years back. Yes they are very nice and friendly people. Just make the whole buying experience more worth it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:29 pm

duffader wrote:
The tour AD is the OEM on the Encore.

Thanks Duffader !
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:41 pm

chien wrote:
duffader wrote:
The tour AD is the OEM on the Encore.

Thanks Duffader !

So you bought the white Encore? So far how does the driver perform? Meets your expectation?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:37 am

Turbo wrote:
chien wrote:
duffader wrote:
The tour AD is the OEM on the Encore.

Thanks Duffader !

So you bought the white Encore? So far how does the driver perform? Meets your expectation?

Turbo,

It's been a long road getting this driver, If you want the short answer, it's Yes.

To share the long story, I went to this Pro shop at Bishan upon recommendation of a friend to try out the i20 initially.. The boss there was very good, he had this $11k machine that measured my swing speed, ball launch, distance carried and landed etc. Thus, I could actually see my stats for 5 other drivers that he allowed me to try.

In the end, it was the Cobra ZL Encore which showed better consistency and distance (which was what I was looking for in the beginning). My irons and woods are ok, not as long as the other guys in the forum. But consistent.. I'm a small guy so I was always looking for that extra distance off the tee. For my previous driver, I was hitting minimum 210m sometimes 230m... Of course that was not enough in today's courses..

As all excited "young men" I played a round of 18 yesterday afternoon immediately after the purchase. Perhaps it was the beautiful weather, I played 11 over, 7 front 9 and 4 over the back. My first drive was a big draw, but still landed right in front a bunker I didn't usually had to think about for my previous driver.. I was consistently hitting above 220m yesterday..

The driver didn't produce a loud "pong" sound like some others. It was very much muted. Which I like, it was more low profile and subtle and generous in its performance. I do draw a bit too much at times but thats due to my very strong grip, which I managed to adjust after few drives. I took the 10.5 degree which gave a beautiful high launch, thus, maximizing the carry and distance. There were of course a couple of bad drives as I was still experimenting the club, but the distance was never below 210m.

A lesson learnt here, I can't play all clubs, even though there were rave reviews of other drivers, I found out at the range that I could not handle them because I am not a strong hitter. It takes some time and figuring out to find that suitable driver...

Thanks for reading !
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi Guys,

I have the black head (US spec) and it makes wonder!my drive is straighter and longer now!and if i miss hit i still able to get a decent distance (180m) and line. Very large sweet spot.

My dad got the white head(jap spec) the shaft is longer and of course if i hit it my distance is longer also.

One of the best driver i ever own.

Also I have the new blaffer 21 degree.wow very good rescue club.rescue me everything
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:41 am

Anyone still using this?
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PostSubject: Re: Cobra ZL Encore driver - anyone using this?   Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:14 pm

Yes, I am using it ... Why?
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