Baffler Muscles Up

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King Cobras Baffler, the No. 1-selling utility metal on the market the last three years, has bulked up for 2009 in its bid to four-peat. The 09 Baffler TWS, which stands for Triple Weighting System, added a third internal weight pad to the clubs sole to increase the moment of inertia (resistance to twisting) and position the center of gravity lower and deeper in the clubhead. The new Baffler TWS has a slightly larger face area from heel to toe than the previous DWS (Dual Weighting System) to optimize ball speed and distance.
 
Weve lowered the CG location to create a slightly higher launch angle and increased the MOI for even greater forgiveness and consistency across the entire hitting area, said Tom Preece, Vice President of Cobra Club Research and Development. The face area has also been made slightly larger to drive higher ball speeds on off-center hits.
 
The Bafflers larger face area and contour-sole design allows you to play the club from the rough and a variety of different lies, making it a much easier-to-hit, more versatile option than your long irons.
 
The original Baffler, launched in 1975, was the first utility metal sold in the retail marketplace. The 2009 version has a street price of $149. It comes in Mens, Seniors and Womens versions, with lofts reaching as high as 35 degrees in the Womens TWS. Lofts range from 16 to 29 degrees in the Mens TWS.