The original Baffler utility wood helped launch the hybrid club category (or re-launch it, rather, since hybrid-like clubs were ubiquitous in the early years of clubmaking before fading in the early 20th century). Over the ensuing years, Cobra has updated and modernized the Baffler hybrid with various iterations, including the Baffler Rail Hybrid introduced in Spring 2010.
Hot on the heels of that Baffler Rail hybrid is a Baffler that's not a hybrid, the Baffler Rail Fairway.
The Baffler fairway wood has a 17-4 stainless steel chassis with a maraging steel clubface, a low and deep center of gravity and high MOI for high launch and forgiveness.
And it takes its name from the same sole rails found on the Baffler Rail Hybrid. The 4-way rail sole of the fairway woods reduces turf drag, helps the club better glide through rough, and therefore, Cobra Golf says, improves ballstriking and shot control.
The Cobra Baffler Rail Fairway woods come in lofts of 15.5 (3-wood), 18 (5-wood) and 20 (7-wood) degrees, with a Fujikura Motore graphite shaft standard. A women's model comes in lofts of 18, 20 and 22 with a 50-gram Fujikura Baffler Rail F graphite shaft. The clubs hit pro shops in early June with an MSRP of $185. More info: cobragolf.com