Who? – Cobra Golf
What? – Baffler 4/5 Fairway Wood
Why? – You can’t stop chunking your fairway metal.
How? – A rail system allowing you to get through your divot..

 

Go by rail...

Introducing the Cobra Baffler. If you’re struggling with your long game, like most of us poor golfers do, then read on.

If you’re shit hot from 250 yards in, you probably should read our wanker of the month section and see if your name pops up in there.

Rickie has been the Guinea Pig with this. It was essentially made bespokely for him after his coach recommending he play something with rails. So the tour rep went and built one for him, literally.

He welded on a pair of rails in his shed and a few days later, turned up at Rickie's door with a prototype (Pictured below!) that Cobra have nurtured into something we can all hit! 

 

So what’s this rail malarkey all about?

Well it’s something Cobra have used before to help revolutionise the way our Grandad’s played golf back in the 70’s.

Its aim is to increase turf interaction. Not the turf interaction we all get, that’s called rage, but the way the club exits the divot more smoothly.

The front of the rails improve turf forgiveness from any lie, while the back of the rails help to glide out of the turf more smoothly. Sounds like a Gillette advert this...

The engineers, as they’re called at Cobra, continue to use a two piece metalwood construction which is deemed to be thinner and lighter for increased speed through impact. Decent if you want to smash it out the park. Not so decent if you swing like a hooker.

The club is shorter in length, 41.75 inches instead of the standard five wood length of 42.5 inches. Again this encourages aggression, something which #GCW can only recommend. 

Of course you get the moveable weights. A 15 and three gram that can be exchanged to the required shot type depending on the player preference.

The MyFly8 delivers eight loft positions; 16, 16.5, 16.5 draw, 17.5, 17.5 draw, 18.5, 18.5 draw and 19. There’s versatility for you. 

 

The Verdict?

It’s a different option from Cobra. Yes it’s another hybrid/rescue/versatile fairway wood or whatever you want to call it, but it’s tried and tested by the big names.

It’s not going to work for everyone, however it’s another option to help improve your game. Don’t let the fairway wood market baffle you, you might find this club gets your long game back on ‘track’. ***

*** ED Pun Rating - Much better, actually makes sense this time. 8/10.

Words - George Egford


I'm the Managing Editor at The Club. I like putting and Rioja. I dislike my low slice.