Cobra’s King of Clubs

Cobra KING Forged Tec Iron

The handsome new KING Forged Tec iron is a looker, but forgiving too.

By Tony Dear

Like a lot of really really good players’ irons of the last decade or so, Cobra’s KING Forged Tec has straddled the line–on the one side attractive and eye-catching without ever quite being elegant, on the other full of the kind of tech that helps your ball fly higher, straighter, and farther.

The 2019 version continues the trend. It’s probably the best-looking KING Forged Tec to date, and there’s sufficient technology to turn indifferent strikes into very acceptable shots.

The hollow-cavity, filled with ‘energizing’ foam microspheres, there to improve both sound and feel, is cased in a fetching muscle-back body with ‘KING’ stamped loud and clear on the back of the clubhead.

The updated 17-4 Stainless Steel PWRShell face is designed to increase ball speed and turn the sweetspot into a Sweet Zone. A tungsten bar positioned low in the head lowers the Center of Gravity (CG) sending the ball high, while a tungsten screw in the toe pushes the weight behind the hitting zone maximizing distance, says Cobra.

As with many of its stablemates, the KING Forged Tec will come with COBRA CONNECT grips in which Arccos’ embedded sensors transmit shot information to the Arccos Caddie app on your phone, giving you access to all the stats you need to fully analyze your performance.

One-length KING Forged Tec irons which all match the weight and length of the set’s 7-iron (37.5”) will also be available. Head and swing weights have been engineered to match those of the 7-iron which, Cobra, Bryson DeChambeau, and an increasing number of amateurs, say results in improved consistency.

Lie angles have also been adjusted – long-irons becoming more upright, short-irons flatter to encourage greater consistency in trajectory and ball-flight. Shaft weight also progresses from lighter to heavier as the club gets shorter, allowing for greater clubhead speed with the long irons, and greater consistency with the shorter clubs.

Variable

4-GW
$1,100 (steel), $1,200 (graphite)
Right and left
Shaft – KBS $-Taper Lite (steel, stock), Project X Catalyst 80 (graphite, custom)
Lamkin Crossline COBRA CONNECT grips
Available – 11/1/2019

ONE Length

4-PW
$1,100 (steel), $1,200 (graphite)
Right and left
Shaft – KBS $-Taper Lite (steel, stock), Project X Catalyst 80 (graphite, custom)
Lamkin Crossline COBRA CONNECT grips
Available – 11/1/2019

cobragolf.com


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