The super game-improvement iron category solely exists for the express purpose of helping not-so-great golfers enjoy golf more with features designed to help them hit the ball higher, longer and more frequently on-target. The rules for the category are almost non-existent: Do what it takes.
Cobra Golf was willing to take a chance on their new SGI line, going with an iron-hybrid set that is their first to offer all-hollow clubs. The new T-Rail (Transitional Rail) set is built around Cobra's Baffler rails found in hybrids and woods over the years, introducing it into each club in the seven-piece base configuration.
The T-Rails begin with a hollow-body hybrid shape with an iron face and topline. The end result is an iron-hybrid mashup that takes the best of a hybrid while keeping the end product looking like an iron at address. The hollow-body design throws the center of gravity low and back, helping players get the ball airborne. The Baffler Rails improve turf interaction on all clubs, as players in the SGI line are looking for any kind of help they can get to make better contact. The forged steel face has E9 technology, a Cobra mainstay, with a heel-to-toe pocket to improve ball speed at impact.
“T-Rail irons make it easy for beginners and golfers who have lost some distance and control to gain the confidence needed to play better and have more fun,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of Research and Development for Cobra Golf.
The iron-hybrid shape is found in the 5-PW clubs in the set, with a 4-hybrid available to make it a seven-piece set available for men and women.
The Cobra T-Rail men's graphite seven-piece combo set is $900, available in right- and left-handed sets with Cobra Ultralite 50-gram shafts and Cobra Lamkin REL midsize grips. Players can custom order 5- and 6-hybrids.
The Cobra T-Rail women's graphite seven-piece combo set is $900, in a black/lilac colorway, with a 5-hybrid and 6-PW and SW irons with Cobra Ultralite 50-gram shafts and Cobra Lamkin REL midsize grips.
Both offerings are available as a custom order with Cobra Ultralite 97-gram steel shafts.
All clubs are available Nov. 1.