Description The F/Speed is for fast ball speed players looking for unmatched power and precision. Speed fairway metals complement the King Cobra Speed Drivers in providing increased distance, accuracy and forgiveness across the 9 points on the clubface. Like the King Cobra Speed drivers, Speed fairway metals have a larger clubface, which, combined with Cobra's advanced face technology, optimizes flex across the clubface for increased ball speed and distance. Speed fairway metals launch higher and have hotter clubfaces so you can hit longer, more accurate shots from the fairway.
Summary: This is the only 3 wood I've ever played in my young career playing golf. (not a pro or anything but I've only played for 3 or 4 years haha.) Some people don't like that the face sits a little closed at address, I LOVE it. I usually hit a little bit of a draw with all clubs, so I keep the face a little open at address with this club, and I can hit a controlled draw. Also, sometimes when my swing gets a little off I tend to lose that draw or hit even a little of a slice. I always hit this club good though because if that little slice comes on, I just set the club square and get that little draw back or hit it straight as an arrow! This is the only 3 wood that I've hit that has a feel of a hybrid more than a 3 wood. By that I mean it's alot easier to control than most 3 woods. The weighting is nice and the shorter length gives me more control off of the tee and on par 5's. Great club to have.
Summary: I have bounced around with different clubs. A few years ago, I had F speed driver & fairway woods and hit them great. I sold them to a buddy, and have not hit anything as well since. I just got another set, one club at a time, on Ebay, and am very happy. I bought a Driver, 5 7 & 9, then my first iron is a 5 iron. They all have Regular NV shafts.
I hit the high lofted fairway woods better than hybrids and obvously better than long irons. Hey, even Tiger carries a 5 wood, now!
The deeper face on the fairway woods keeps the ball down, and I can fade or draw the shots (unlike others in this post who seem to be hooking these too much). The F-speed does NOT have a significantly closed face, although the offset M Speed certainly does.
Why no 3 wood? The 5 wood is 18 degrees and the 3 is 15.5. I can hit a good 5 wood within 10 yards of a 3 wood (most of you can...try it some time), and how often do you really need the extra 10 yards, anyway? I find it is more important to have an extra wedge in the bag.
Reviewed by: Kevin(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 70s
Model Reviewed: 3W regular graphite
Summary: Like the driver in this series this is the most forgiving fairway wood I've hit. Very high, long and straight. Face is deep enough to be solid on the tee, but shallow enough that a tight lie in the fairway isn't an issue either.
Review Date July 9, 2007
Overall Rating 3 of 5
Value Rating 3 of 5
Reviewed by: andy evans(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: cobra f speed driver
Summary: if like me your natural ball flight is a draw then dont make the same mistake of buying a club that has a massive draw bias.. i should have gone with my gut feeling when i first held the club and saw just how closed the face was at address.. anyway i bought the club because all my other clubs and irons are cobra( which i love).over the next year i spent time duck hooking after duck hooking. i moved the ball back and back in my stance to try and get the face neutral at impact but couldnt get any consistency and at the end i stood over the ball not having a clue where the ball was going to end up.
At the end i gave up trying with the f speed and sold it on ebay. with the money i got for it i bought a taylor made r5 neutral bias driver and have not looked back since.
on conclusion im not saying the f speed is a bad club, far from it, its a very good club if u have a tendency to slice the ball or your a straight hitter trying to find a bit of draw for that extra few yards.
if this sounds like u then give this club a try. but if your like me and you already hit a draw i wouldnt advise u to get the f speed.
with hidesight i should have bought the x speed driver which dosent have the closed face.... silly me.....
Customer Service: i have many cobra clubs and pieces of equipment and they are all a very high spec make.
Similar Products Used: yonex vmass.. srixon 406.. calloway erc2
Review Date March 28, 2007
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 4 of 5
Reviewed by: igumur(Unregistered User)
Shoots in the 80s
Model Reviewed: Cobra F Speed
Summary: After 7 years break; I came back to golf last summer and deceided I needed to update my equipement. Looking for a bit more forgiving thing to gain confidence both off and on the tee.
I choose F speed due to my tendency of pull (too much body movement). I am really happy with them (3 & 5; Stiff flex). Easy to play, do not really need to hit hard to get the distance and I forgot my pull & fade. Need to get used at adress as face is a bit closed and normally hit straigth ligth draw shots; Bad shots (rarely)mean hook. Find easy for intermediate golfer. I have now much more confidence on woods play and use a lot to hit the narrow dog legs at my home club.
Pros: Easy to play / fair price
Cons: Need to get used to closed face