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The Cobra ZL Driver

Love - and victory - at first drive for Poulter and Cobra ZL

Ian Poulter has revealed that he only had a couple of practice sessions with his new Cobra ZL driver before heading off to Asia for the Barclays Singapore Open, but decided to put in the bag nevertheless. It proved to be an inspired choice, as the Cobra ambassador recorded an impressive wire-to-wire victory at the Sentosa Golf & Country Club in Singapore.

“It arrived last Wednesday and I left on Saturday. So I had literally two days to try it. I liked it so much I put it in the bag and now here we are with a win.”

The colourful Englishman topped a world class field with a determined display of power and precision around the testing Sentosa course. After a rain delayed third round, Poulter closed with a one-over par 72 to finish at 10-under 274. After briefly giving up the lead on the 11th hole to Ryder Cup compatriot Graeme McDowell, Poulter sank a 30 foot putt just two holes later on the 13th to regain his position at the top of the leaderboard. Following a delicate up and down from the sand on the 17th, Poulter maintained his confidence on the 18th with a solid par to claim his eighth European Tour title with a one shot victory over China's Liang Wen-chong.

Poulter now heads on to China in 10th place in the Race to Dubai and was delighted with his week's work, which also saw him leap up nine spots in the Official World Golf Ranking to a career-high number 15.

"It is the right time to win as the Ryder Cup points have now started and I wanted to come out over the next seven weeks – five of which are counting for world ranking points and Ryder Cup points – and put as much money on the board as I possibly could," said Poulter.

Also in Poulter's bag in Singapore were the Pro CB/MB irons.

Poulter’s victory was the first on tour for a player using the all-new ZL driver, Cobra’s high-performance driver with a clubhead designed to maximize distance, accuracy and forgiveness. Cobra’s exclusive Adjustable Flight Technology features an adjustable hosel that golfers can set to one of three face angles (O-open, N-neutral, C-closed) to provide a simple and quick way to optimize their personal ball flight.

Ian’s success this week marks an impressive start for much talked about new Cobra ZL driver. Cobra PGA staff players Geoff Ogilvy, J.B. Holmes, Jason Gore and Ian Poulter all have the new driver in play. Designed to help golfers achieve greater distances off the tee, the ZL, which stands for ‘Zero Limits’, refers to the mindset the Cobra engineers had when they set out to design the longest driver in Cobra’s 36 year history. The superior performance of the ZL driver with its Advanced Multi-Material Construction and Adjustable Flight Technology is making the difference for golfers of all abilities, including Ian Poulter and his fellow Cobra Tour staff players.

Poulter plays the Cobra ZL 9.5 degree driver with a Fujikura 6.0 Motore Speeder shaft, and set to a neutral “N” position.

The ZL Driver began shipping in Europe on 2nd November 2009 with a suggested retail price of £299.

November 3, 2009

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