Q & A
Bryson DeChambeau has become a household name for many golf fans in the last few years, which has happened for two primary reasons. First, he compiled one of the best amateur records of any player in the last several decades and has since earned his PGA Tour card. Second, in conjunction with his immense success on the course, he has also become known for playing a set of irons that are all the same length. Upon turning professional, DeChambeau signed with Cobra, which immediately went to work on creating a One Length set of irons for recreational players, including the Forged One Length model. The idea is that having irons that are all the same length will allow players to have the same setup and utilize the same swing with each iron in their bag, which will make it easier to achieve consistent results. In terms of the Forged Tour irons, they all come at a standard 7-iron length of 37.25 inches and with the same lie angle of 62.5 degrees. From an appearance standpoint, there’s no mistaking that these are players irons, as they offer exceptional feel, compact blades, thin toplines, and minimal offset. These are also, however, irons that deliver more forgiveness than one might expect thanks to a cavity design and tungsten weighting that has been utilized in the toe and heel along the sole of the club. In addition to being forged from soft 1025 Carbon Steel, a Thermoplastic Polyurethane Insert has also been positioned behind the center of the clubface to dampen vibrations and enhance feel. Additionally, CNC milling through the set generates maximum spin for optimal playability. The stock shaft for the Forged Tour irons is the KBS Tour FLT and the standard grip is a red, white and blue Lamkin Crossline.
|Stock Shaft||KBS Tour FLT|
|Stock Grip||Lamkin Crossline - red, white, and blue|
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Low- and mid-handicap golfers. The Forged One Length definitely looks the part of an iron that was designed for elite ball-strikers, but these irons also deliver quite well from a forgiveness standpoint, which is why they could also be a good fit for a mid-handicapper. Where this iron excels, however, is in terms of feel, workability, and control, attributes that obviously appeal to lower handicappers. For players who want to try the One Length concept but aren’t sure that their ball-striking is where it needs to be to play the Forged model, the KING F7 One Length irons would be a great alternative.
Strategic positioning of tungsten weights in the heel and toe create higher MOI and a lower CG placement for consistent flight conditions.
An insert made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane is positioned behind the sweet spot to improve feel and acoustics at impact.
A five-step forging process using soft 1025 Carbon Steel enables superior shape and feel.
“I was very skeptical of the One Length. I didn’t think I’d hit them very well at all because I’ve always played progressive just like most golfers. But they were surprisingly easy to hit.”
TGW customer Brad, +2 handicap
“Trajectory, I’d say, was the same. I felt like in the long irons with the One Length I was maybe one to two percent shorter. But the control may have been a little better on the One Length than the progressive.”
TGW customer Brad, +2 handicap
|Cobra King Forged One Length Irons|
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