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King Vintage

Hot List Silver 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: These mallets have a hefty moment of inertia for consistency on off-center hits, and they roll consistently because of a special face insert. Borrowed from the design made famous by SIK Golf, the aluminum face has a descending loft in four separate planes from top to bottom. The top has the most loft at 4 degrees. The loft then decreases progressively by 1 degree in three segments down to 1 degree at the bottom of the face. The putter’s varying loft counteracts the stroke’s attack angle so that putts launch at the same 1.5 degrees for consistent roll. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: The extreme weighting at the corners increases stability, but it’s the use of a weight-saving carbon-fiber sole cover that frees extra mass for the perimeter. Read more>>>

Which one's for me?

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Price: Stingray $250, Nova $250, Cuda $250, Torino $250
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Which One's For Me?
STINGRAY
High-stability mallet with deep heel and toe weighting. Single bend shaft and face-balanced for straight-back, straight-through strokes.
STINGRAY-20
High-stability mallet with deep heel and toe weighting. Plumber's neck hosel with 20-degree toe hang for strokes with a slight arc.
STINGRAY-40
High-stability mallet with deep heel and toe weighting. Short-slant hosel with 40-degree toe hang for strokes with more of an arc.
NOVA
This parallel fang-shaped mallet with framing lines uses a single bend hosel that works best with players that use a straight back and straight through putting stroke.
NOVA-20
NOVA-40
This parallel fang-shaped mallet built on the Nova platform uses a short slant hosel that caters to players with a slight arc putting stroke.
CUDA
This oversized mallet with three parallel aiming lines and a ball-width cavity features a single bend hosel that best for straight back and straight through putting strokes.
CUDA-40
This oversized mallet shape built on the Cuda platform uses a short slant hosel that is best aligned with strong arc strokes.
TORINO
This traditonal half-mallet shape features a ball-width cavity and three parallel aiming lines. It uses a single bend hosel that is best for players with a straight back, straight through stroke.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
"Can't beat the simple design and matte black finish on the Stingray. Face is super square at address. The technology helps the ball roll really pure, no hopping or skipping. This putter is automatic, all you have to do is aim and pull the trigger."
Handicap, +4
Medium-Handicapper
"Automatic on short putts. Size of the head made alignment easy. Hit your line and it's going in. Consistent feel on longer putts. In fact, the same feedback whether it was a long or short putt. For how it looks to me, I probably wouldn't pick it up, but that might be my mistake. Definitely a high-performer."
Handicap, 6
High-Handicapper
"The dimensions and weight were perfect balance. No extra effort. Consistent pop off the face. Really stable. Easy to set down and stroke through. Not too long in any one dimension. Nice contrast, not too busy with the alignment line."
Handicap, 15
Club Specs
Models Lofts Head Weights Lengths Custom Lengths Available? Dexterity Neck Price
STINGRAY 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SINGLE BEND (FACE BALANCED) $250
STINGRAY-20 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand PLUMBER NECK (20° TOE DOWN) $250
STINGRAY-40 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SLANT NECK (40° TOE DOWN) $250
NOVA 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SINGLE BEND (FACE BALANCED) $250
NOVA-20 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand FLOW NECK (20° TOE DOWN) $250
NOVA-40 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SLANT NECK (40° TOE DOWN) $250
CUDA 365 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SINGLE BEND $250
CUDA-40 365 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SLANT NECK (40° TOE DOWN) $250
TORINO 350 34", 35" No Left Hand / Right Hand SINGLE BEND $250
From the Manufacturer
Description

The COBRA KING Vintage Putter Family offers players an option for every type of stroke. Whether you have an ascending, neutral or descending attack angle, every putt will have consistent launch and trajectory.

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