For Cobra, 2016 proved to be a big year, and it’s expecting 2017 to be even better. Not surprisingly, there has been plenty of intrigue about the new Cobra one-length iron sets, which only makes sense. After all, in theory, being able to use the same set-up, swing, and ball position for every iron shot you play would seem to make the game easier. All of the irons in Cobra’s one-length sets are the same length as a standard 7-iron, which of course might leave some wondering how they’ll get proper gapping as it relates to their yardages with a 4-iron and 9-iron that are the same length.
It’s a problem that Cobra has remedied by using clubheads of different weights in the long irons (heavier) and short irons (lighter), as well as changing CG locations. The end result has been that in testing players are finding little or no difference in terms of the distance they see between a progressive and one-length set.
All that said, even if the one-length concept don’t sound appealing to you, Cobra still has both game-improvement and players irons that can compete with anything else on the market.
As mentioned earlier, there are progressive and one-length options available in the new KING Forged irons, but beyond the aforementioned differences in weighting and CG placement in the heads they are identical in terms of the technology that drives their performance.
Most notably, tungsten inserts have been utilized in the heel and toe, which creates a lower, centered CG position that delivers more consistent results and enhanced forgiveness.
Additionally, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) inserts have been incorporated into the design to reduce vibration at impact for optimal feel and sound, and CNC milled grooves generate maximum spin and give players the ability to work the ball and control trajectory more easily.
Of note, the KING Forged is without doubt a players iron and in addition to its forged construction features minimal offset, a compact blade size, and a thin topline. It was designed primarily for lower-handicap golfers but there’s enough forgiveness built into the design that a mid-handicapper could play this iron as well.
KING Forged One Length and King Forged Tour irons come standard (4-GW) with KBS Tour FLT steel shafts and Cobra Lamkin Ace Crossline grips, in black for the progressive set and blue for the one-length set.