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ClubTest 2015: Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Woods

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Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood

Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Woods

 

Category: Game-Improvement Fairway Woods
Price: $230
WE TESTED:
3/4 (adjusts 13° to 16°) with Matrix VLCT SP graphite shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: The MyFly8 hosel lets you adjust loft changes within a 3° range.

PROS

 

PLAYABILITY: The Fly-Z produces a low, boring, repeatable flight with nice runout; a bit of draw bias, though several testers find it easy enough to work either left or right; long and straight off the tee; the sole glides over fairway lies; adjustability is a plus.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Admirable distance and direction off the tee, even on off-center hits; the biggest and best help is with right-side misses—takes slices off the table; forgiving overall.
DISTANCE: For a few players, it’s a monster off the tee; others don’t see mammoth results, but praise the combination of distance and forgiveness.
FEEL: Heavy head lends stability and power through impact; nicely balanced with the shaft; well-struck shots have a distinct “soft hammer” feel; softer overall than many others; feedback lets you know when you mis-hit it.
LOOK: Testers like how the smaller, low-profile head sets up behind the ball; the crown, contrasting face and Cobra logo on top of the head are helpful alignment aids.

CONS

 

Not for players looking for a high ball flight, a lightweight head, or a simple, unadorned appearance; perhaps best for stronger players in the game-improvement category, as higher-handicappers may struggle to use it from rough or uneven lies.

BOTTOM LINE: The Fly-Z’s handsome look makes you want to give it a try. Converts will enjoy a heavier head that produces a repeating, boring ball flight and plenty of roll.

BUY THE CLUB: Get your own Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood

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