Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood


The Takeaway

For this review I tested the White version of the Fly-Z fairway metal at 14.5 degrees. The Fly-Z comes in a stunning assortment of crown colorways including Masters Green. The footprint was slightly on the large and flat side which tell me that this head shape will help elevate the ball rather easily which it did and especially when you add in the back center of gravity which is a key feature for this head. As for the looks, I enjoy a white colorway against an all black face because I feel it frames the ball very well as this one sure did with maybe a touch of a closed face angle. The feel was solid and crisp and the sound was not harsh one bit with good forgiveness. Paired with the Matrix VLCT shaft as the stock offering I felt that the two made for a great combo.

Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood Sole
Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood Face
Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood Address
Cobra Fly-Z Fairway Wood Toe

Off The Deck

As I expected, the Fly-Z was very easy for me to achieve plenty of height, even off a tight fairway lies.

Off The Tee

Using my normal tee height the Fly-Z launched the ball higher than I like to see even at 14.5 degrees. I just did not see the penetration that I like to see from a 3 wood off the tee as I did with some others.

Out Of The Rough

The Fly-Z did quite well out of the rough when tested. The shallower flatter head design elevated the ball enough that I would choose this loft if the lie was not very deep or not down in a hole over a high-lofted version.

Who’s It For?

I would suggest this for those that have issues getting their fairway metals airborne enough, especially their 3 wood. Those with higher swing speeds that create spin will need to look at the Fly-Z+ version that Cobra is offering.

Final Take

I loved different colorways that Cobra is offering for the Fly-Z model, and especially the Orange head. It comes with simple adjustments to change the loft/lie and with a quality shaft offering. Though I prefer a smaller footprint with a slightly deeper face, the club performed very well and should fit the needs for those that need help getting the ball airborne.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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  1. I am in need for a Cobra Fly-Z 7 wood, regular also. So, I guess that I would get the same response from Cobra. Too bad they do not offer any help but to offer to sell their new clubs. Seems a bit shallow to me.

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