From Golf Magazine (Buyer's Guide, May 2009)
It's for: All skill levels
Peter Soracco, Principal Design Engineer: "Improving on the number-one selling utility metal is a challenge. In the new Baffler TWS, we adjust internal weighting to lower the center-of-gravity location, creating a slightly higher launch angle and increased moment of inertia (MOI) for even more forgiveness and consistency. In addition, we increase face area for more ball speed on off-center hits. Lastly, we have a contoured sole to provide maximum playability from all types of lies."
How it works: To start, TWS stands for "triple weighting system." Three weights shift mass rearward to boost MOI and heighten forgiveness. The stainless steel head has a sloping "fast back" crown (hidden from view) that contributes to high-launching shots. A large, thin maraging steel face insert enhances ball speed on offcenter hits so distance won't suffer. As Soracco states, the sole should glide through poor lies.
$149, graphite; steel through custom order cobragolf.com