Saturday, October 16, 2021

Cobra T-Rail Irons

Cobra Golf’s T-Rail Irons are hollow headed super game-improvement category irons for higher handicap players with the popular Baffler Rail sole and graphite shafts stock.

Fast Facts Cobra T-Rail Irons
Super game-improvement hollow cast body hybrid-iron
Forged variable thickness steel face insert
Two hollow split rails on sole
Medium offset, PVD chrome & black finish
5-iron loft 23°, pitching wedge loft 44°
Stock set: 4H, 5-PW (7 Clubs)
Stock graphite shafts: 45 or 50 gram Cobra Ultralite
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline
Available at retail March 26
Men’s or Women’s set $999

WYNTK:
Cobra has lots of experience in making clubs specifically to help higher handicap players hit the ball solidly with a higher trajectory as evidenced by the Baffler utilities that became one of the most played hybrids of all time.

The new T-Rails are a combination of hybrid and iron design. Like a hybrid, they have hollow heads and like an iron the faces are flat without any bulge and roll. They are targeted for use by players with handicaps of 17 and higher and since there is no reason why a club in this category cannot have good looks, the T-Rails have a striking appearance with their chrome/black PVD finish.

Lofts are strong for the sake of added carry distance but the weight positioning in the clubhead and the E9 variable thickness face make for a high launch plus provide an extra measure of forgiveness when impact is not exactly in the center of the face.

The feature that attracted our attention though is the two Baffler rails on the sole and like those used on preceding Cobra models they are a major contributor to getting the ball airborne from almost any lie. The rails are hollow and split just behind the face to allow more face flex at impact; Cobra tells me up to 70% more. We first saw the split rails used on the King Speedzone hybrids last year and they returned on the current Radspeed hybrids and on both these clubs work very well.

Ed Travis
Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the game. His work covering the business of golf, equipment, golf personalities and travel is regularly seen in numerous print and electronic publications. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him, Travis still plays regularly. He and his wife live on a water hazard in suburban Orlando.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I love love LOVE these clubs! Alas, a true story… my 86 year old father “borrowed” these, now I’m back to playing my old single length cobras; he continually borrowed them so often I just gave them to him.. Dad is a retired PGA teaching professional that can afford any club he wishes to play. He chose these. True story, that! Oh well, if they bring him enjoyment he deserves them. And, he’s a lower end single digit handicapper so these clubs are for most anyone.
    If you’re looking for decent (very decent) game improvement won’t break the bank irons these might be the answer. I’m probably going to purchase the newer model ( and not let dad try them!). 😉

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