The biggest selling point of Cobra’s F8 fairway wood series was the inclusion of the Baffler Dual Rail system, which provided more versatility and forgiveness from every lie. The F9 version of the fairway wood continued the Baffler series, but also incorporated some other technological advances that led to the company calling it their longest, fastest and most accurate fairway wood to date.
Along with the Baffler rails, the F9 featured Speedback technology and precision CNC milling to deliver the ultimate blend of speed, distance and accuracy.
Getting a complete overall performance picture of the club by using a five-point contact regiment, there were a lot of performance characteristics that remained intact from the F8 to the F9 save for one major improvement.
The ball speed on the F9 was 1.5 miles per hour faster than the F8, which resulted in longer carry and longer roll out. The launch angle, spin rate and shot shape were all very comparable across the two models, which was encouraging given the exceptional performance of the F8 in testing.
The dispersion pattern of both the F8 and F9 were both very tight with toe shots staying about four yards to the right and heel shots stay about three yards to the left.
Overall, the F9 is a faster version of the F8 while also keeping the strong accuracy and launch characteristics of the previous version. This club is perfect for a player with a moderate-to-fast swing speed looking for accuracy and more distance in their fairway woods.
If you’d like to test out the Cobra F9 fairway wood for yourself before buying, get a 14-day trial with GlobalGolf’s Utry™ program, which allows you to select up to two brand new clubs at a time for only $25 each, or an iron set for $100.
For 14 days after you receive your clubs, try them out where, when, and how you want. If you love them, you can keep them and GlobalGolf will deduct the trial amount from your purchase. If you don’t want to keep the clubs, simply return them using the prepaid label included in the box.