Cobra Baffler

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Andy Roberts
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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NEW! 10 OF THE BEST: GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS 2014

Brand: Cobra
Game improvement iron: Baffler Hybrid
RRP: £449 Best price: £375
Loft: 27-degree Lie: 62.5-degree Length: 37.75” Swing Weight: D3
Shaft: Cobra Baffler Hybrid steel Grip: Lamkin R.E.L. 3GEN

Summary: Celebrating 40 years of Cobra Golf, the Baffler Hybrid iron takes key technology from Cobra’s iconic Baffler Hybrids to create an easy-to-hit iron that delivers maximum forgiveness, higher launch and improved distance.


Appearance:
The Baffler Hybrid iron features a radical wide, railed sole design which will put many off. The alignment aid is a nice touch with red lines forming the area of contact. 7

Feel: A crisp sound at impact is achieved thanks to the brand’s Innovative Vibration Management System in the back cavity that tunes vibration to improve sound and feel on all shots. If you like the feel of weight behind the ball, this hybrid iron is for you. 9

Performance: This is where the Baffler really shines. The wide solereduced turf drag to provide us with effortless ball striking and the oversized face presented a very high MOI for forgiveness and low centre of gravity to get the ball airborne. 9.5


Verdict

What the Baffler lacks in looks it makes up for in other areas. Those looking for a truly forgiving iron but don’t mind the radical appearance will instantly fall in love with this product. The weight behind the ball and nice alignment aid will help golfers get the ball airborne quickly and effortlessly strike after strike. 25.5

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