Today COBRA Golf officially announced the new KING F6 Baffler Fairway and the KING Utility Iron.
The new KING F6 Baffler Fairway Wood was created with Rickie Fowler in mind. He put the club in play at a few tour events this season and plans to have it in play at The Masters. After his coach suggested he play something with rails, Ben Schomin, the COBRA tour rep, created what was dubbed the “Frankenstein club” welding rails on Rickie’s Bio Cell 5wd. Rickie liked it so much that he put it in the bag right away. Next the COBRA R&D team designed/finalized something a little better looking to help golfers glide smoothly out of the turf and get the ball up in the air from anywhere on the course. Thus the creation of the KING F6 Baffler.
Building on key technology from COBRA’s iconic Baffler products, first introduced in some of the brands original clubs more than 40 years ago, the KING F6 Baffler utilizes the iconic rail system blended with today’s F6 adjustable weighting technology to provide players with their choice of a penetrating or towering trajectory and maximum forgiveness.
The KING F6 Baffler features rails that provide the golfer with improved turf interaction and the ability to exit divots more smoothly. The front of the rails improve turf forgiveness from any lie, while the back of the rails help to glide out of the turf more smoothly. The F6 Baffler Fairway comes equipped with two Center of Gravity (CG) positions and 15-gram and 3-gram moveable weights that can be exchanged to deliver penetrating or towering trajectory, depending upon player preference and what the day’s course conditions require. MyFly8 delivers eight loft positions (loft range: 16 O, 16.5o, 16.5 O draw, 17.5 O, 17.5 O draw, 18.5 O, 18.5 O draw and 19O) to fine-tune players’ long game.
“The KING F6 Baffler will help golfers glide smoothly out of the turf, helping get the ball up in the air from anywhere on the golf course,” said Jose Miraflor, Senior Director of Product Marketing & Creation, COBRA Golf. “This is a key club that Rickie Fowler has in the bag on Tour, changing back and forth between this KING fairway and his KING Utility Iron. The front of the rails help provide forgiveness when sliding through the turf and preventing excess digging, while the trailing edge of the rails help smooth out any imperfections of his shot.”
On the F6 Baffler, COBRA engineers continue to use a two-piece metalwood construction where the forged 455ss face is welded on to a 17-4 hollow body. Utilizing a higher strength steel forged face allows engineers to make the club thinner and lighter for increased speed and forgiveness. The club is also slightly shorter in length, 41.75 inches, (standard 5wd is approximately 42.5inches) which allows golfers to be a little steeper and more aggressive when needing to get the ball in the air.
Available May 1, 2016 in RH only in Black, the KING F6 Baffler 4/5 wood (MAP $239) comes equipped with a COBRA REL 360 Grip and Matrix Red Tie Q4 shaft in X-stiff, stiff, regular and lite flexes.
The new KING Utility Iron, the brand’s first adjustable hollow body utility iron, offers multiple loft settings in a single club. The KING Utility is available in a 3-iron, featuring a large sole with a hollow head, and is packed with COBRA Golf’s game-changing metalwood technologies including MyFly8 that allows golfers to seamlessly adjust the loft to best fit their games.
The KING Utility Iron provides the feel and performance of an iron, combined with the forgiveness and slightly higher flight of a hybrid. The club’s 17-4 hollow body design and a new 455ss L-Cup Face, combined with its 67 gram tungsten weight strategically positioned low and back in the head, deliver optimal Center of Gravity (CG) and high MOI. The new L-Cup face design produces increased speed and higher launch, the key performance benefits golfers look for in a utility iron.
The true game-changer in the KING Utility 3-iron is the use of MyFly8 Technology in an iron. A first for COBRA and a first for golf, this proprietary technology affords golfers an ability to fine-tune their designed launch conditions from a 3 iron at 21o down to a 2 iron at 18o.
“This club is perfect for the golfer whose last iron stops at 4 and needs a 3i, or the golfer whose longest iron stops at 3i and needs 2i distance somewhere throughout the round. The KING Utility iron allows a player to perfectly gap his long iron game and offers three draw settings to fine tune trajectory,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D, COBRA Golf. “We designed this Utility iron with Rickie Fowler in mind – he currently uses this iron at courses he deems a match for this style of play.”
The KING Utility iron (MAP: $199 steel; $219 graphite), available in RH only, will be available May 1, 2016. It comes equipped with a Steel KBS C-Taper Lite shaft in X-stiff or Stiff flexes ($199); or a Graphite Aldila Rogue Black 85g in X-stiff, Stiff or Regular flexes ($219). Loft range: 18o, 18.5o, 18.5 o draw, 19.5o, 19.5o draw, 21.5 o, 21.5 o draw and 22 o.
For more information on the entire KING family of products, visit cobragolf.com