The journey for distance and accuracy on the golf course has taken Cobra-Puma Golf into outer space.
The club maker has signed an agreement with the nonprofit Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to research new materials for use in golf equipment, according to National Public Radio.
Golf equipment already uses a number of advanced composite materials whose genesis is the aerospace industry. Working with CASIS, Cobra-Puma Golf can take advantage of the microgravity environment of the International Space Station to better understand chemical and thermodynamic processes to for the creation of new materials.
CASIS, an offshoot created by NASA, has been charged with expanding scientific research on the International Space Station. It has been given $15 million by the agency to get started.
“Cobra Golf is thrilled at the chance to conduct research and development on the ISS National Laboratory,” said Tom Preece, vice president of research and development for Cobra Golf. He added the company “believes (they) have the opportunity to create the most technologically advanced golf products in the world.”