Rickie Fowler wanted a new fairway wood. His coach, Butch Harmon, suggested Fowler carry one with rails on it, so Fowler approached Cobra tour rep Ben Schomin with the idea. Schomin created what he called a "Frankenstein club," welding on rails to Fowler's Bio Cell 5-wood. Fowler was sold and put it into play.
Cobra took the results and came up with something that would fit the design of their current line, hence the King F6 Baffler fairway wood.
The idea with the rails on the 4-5 wood -- adjustability makes it two clubs in one -- is similar to what's been found on Cobra Bafflers for years. The rails offer turf interaction relief, first with taking a small divot, then in getting through the turf to and through the ball at impact.
The F6 Baffler Fairway, which has a forged 455 stainless steel face welded to a hollow 17-4 steel body, has two weight positions, complete with 3- and 15-gram moveable weights to adjust center of gravity. The company's MyFly adjustability offers eight loft positions, including three draw-bias options, from 16 to 19 degrees.
The club is also about 3/4-inch shorter in length than a standard 5-wood to promote a steeper angle of attack.
The Cobra King F6 Baffler fairway wood will be available May 1 (right-hand only) for $240 with a stock Matrix Red Tie Q4 shaft in regular, lite, stiff and X-stiff flexes.
Cobra also announced Tuesday that it was releasing the King utility iron, a hollow-body 3-iron that is a good alternative for golfers who want a long iron in their bag in lieu of a hybrid. The utility iron, with 17-4 stainless steel body and 455SS face, has a 67-gram tungsten weight to promote a low-and-back center of gravity to get the ball in the air and offer higher moment of inertia protection. It's also unique in that it offers the company's MyFly adjustability. There are eight loft options, ranging from 18-22 degrees, including three draw-bias settings.
The Cobra King utility iron will be available May 1 (right-hand only) for $199 in a stock KBS C-Taper Lite steel shaft in stiff and X-stiff flexes or for $219 in a Aldila Rogue Black 85g graphite shaft in regular, stiff and X-stiff flexes.