Cobra Amp Cell Fairway Wood Review

Cobra Amp Cell Fairway Wood (1)

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One of the most adjustable fairway woods in golf.  Best Cobra fairway wood to date.  Good for all skill levels.

Introduction

When Puma bought Cobra Golf, it was as if the Cobra rulebook changed completely.  The Amp Cell line was the first line of clubs truly developed under the new Puma umbrella.  Based on the advances in technology and performance, I would have to believe this has a lot to do with a little deeper bank account, but either way, it has resulted in some great golf clubs.

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Looks

Cobra Puma Golf’s poster boy is Rickie Fowler, and with that association comes bright colors and bold designs.  With the Amp Cell fairway woods, this is apparent immediately.  You have the option of four different colors (silver, red, orange, and blue) that are brighter than most options offered by other OEM.  They don’t feel distasteful, but they are certainly not for the traditionalists.  The best part of the club’s appearance is the light snake skin pattern on the crown of the club.  This is a great touch in person.

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Sound & Feel

I’ll just be honest here.  I never liked any of the pre-Puma Cobra fairway woods.  They all felt soft and dead to me with a horrible sound.  I don’t think I was alone because you even saw major Cobra staffers using other OEM’s fairway woods ::cough::Poulter::cough::  However, Cobra then came out with the new Amp Cell fairway woods and all that changed.  A well struck ball feels very solid like you’re cracking the ball through the center and it absolutely explodes off the face.  Gone are the days of squishy faces that feel like the ball just dribbled off the face.  The sound follows suit.  It sounds as if you are hitting a very solid, well-built club with a hot face.

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Performance

As far as how well the ball flies with the Cobra Amp Cell fairway wood, it’s as good as any other fairway wood at the top of the market.  The more important area to focus on is all the new technology worked into this club.  First, Cobra ditched their old three-way adjustable tip and introduced the new MyFly tip with six different settings (13°, 14°, 14° Draw, 15°, 15° Draw, 16° for the 3-4 wood, 17°, 18°, 18° Draw, 19°, 19° Draw, 20° for the 5-7 wood).  Second, they introduced the E9 face technology that Cobra previously used on the S3 and ZL Encore drivers which makes your off-center hits more like your on-center hits.  Lastly, they introduced my favorite new piece of technology, the SmartPad.  The SmartPad doesn’t affect the flight of the ball or anything with your swing, but it allows the club to setup at address perfectly each time.  I know it sounds silly, but I was excited to see a fairway wood that finally sat at address how I wanted it to.  Maybe this is something that matters to you, maybe it isn’t…but I dig it.

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Conclusion

Cobra finally has a winner fairway wood.  When Puma got involved, I thought hybrids and fairway woods were going to be where they either “won it or lost it” with Cobra because it was the elusive missing piece of the puzzle.  Fortunately for all of us, it appears that Cobra is now making a fairway wood that golfers of all abilities could successfully play in their bags.

Price & Specs

Price: $219.00 $159.00

Club Loft / Trajectory Settings Length Swing
Weight (Graphite)
Stock
Flex
RH/LH
3-4 FWY 13°, 14°, 14° Draw, 15°, 15° Draw, 16° 43.50″ D3 S, R, Lite RH/LH
5-7 FWY 17°, 18°, 18° Draw, 19°, 19° Draw, 20° 43.00″ D3 S, R, Lite RH/LH

Shaft:

Fujikura Fuel

Model Flex Weight Kick Torque Tip Diamter
Fujikura Fuel L 55g Low Mid 0.335
Fujikura Fuel R 57g Mid Mid 0.335
Fujikura Fuel S 60g High Mid 0.335
Fujikura Fuel X  63g High Mid 0.335

 

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Bill Bush

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Bill is a true golf gear nerd by definition who loves making custom club creations in his garage with tools like sledge hammers, blow torches, and his bare hands. By day, Bill is a technology manager living in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids. Bill plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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4 Comments

  1. Jack Millar

    I’m looking for a 3/4 fairway wood which I can adjust to closed/draw bias. I have the Nike Covert 2.0 driver and it’s working great and want to do the same in my fairway wood.
    I’m writing to say your reviews are very helpful and cautionary–don’t prejudge and try before you buy!

    So thank you.

    • I don’t think people realize how important that it in this day and age. With modern technology, every club feels good hitting into a net, but you have to be smart about which clubs actually yield the results you’re looking for!

  2. Chris brown

    What is the difference of the cobra 3 metal amp cell -‘ S’ and cobra amp cell(no s) fairway woods?? I own a 5 wood amp cell & matching driver & I’m looking to put a 3 wood into my bag,not sure if I should go with the matching amp cell or amp cell-s ??

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