OUR TAKE: Club designers know they have a winner when golfers are raving about the head shape. “The head shape is amazing,” said one tester. “I’m obsessed with the clean look,” said another. You get the point. If a fairway wood looks clunky, it’s going to get the Heisman. In this case, testers couldn’t get enough of RadSpeed’s sleek profile. Praise was also heaped on Cobra’s Baffler Hollow Split Rail sole design, which is made to keep the club from digging into the turf at impact.
THE DETAILS: The radial weighting system found on the RadSpeed driver is prominently positioned on the fairway wood as well — with a twist. The weights were placed in smart locations on all three models to produce different ball flights, shot shapes and spin rates. With 16 grams of weight near the face and 7 grams situated in the back, RadSpeed is geared for low spin and a high launch. The oversized Big Tour (designed to be used off the tee) and compact Tour feature 23 grams near the face to reduce spin and flatten launch. And the draw-biased Draw product lives up to its name with 16 grams situated in the heel, along with 7 grams in the back, to launch it high and get rid of that pesky slice.