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The Cobra King Oversize iron is its largest, most forgiving iron in the range designed to offer the easy-to-hit performance sought by beginners and high handicappers
The original Cobra King Oversize irons were launched in 1994 and soon became the best-selling irons from 1995-1996. Now, an up-to-date version of this popular model has been released featuring the company's largest iron head and sweetspot ever created. The Cobra King Oversize irons are 12 per cent larger than the Cobra King F6 irons and coupled with improved performance technologies, deliver an easy-to-hit iron built for distance without sacrificing forgiveness or control.
The irons feature a new 'PWRshell' face technology, whereby the weld point on the bottom of the face is on the back of the sole, which helps to lower and centre CG (Centre of Gravity), and provides a thinner, lighter face and sole structure, delivering higher ball speeds across the face for more distance.
A full-hollow body construction through the set, delivers a soft, yet solid sound for higher launch and improved consistency. Additionally, a 100% milled face improves groove structures for maximum spin and trajectory control while the shape of the grooves change to provide different types of performance through the bag.
V-grooves on the 4-6 irons reduce spin for more distance, U-grooves on the 7-PW increase spin for more controlled shots into greens, and wedge spaced grooves on the GW and SW produce extra spin for scoring around the green.
The irons have a multi-material cavity construction with a new aluminium medallion badge saving weight that is then taken up by high density tungsten weighting in the toe, creating the low and centered CG in the oversized head. A premium nickel chrome finish provides long-lasting durability and premium aesthetics.
“This is our first iron that is at the USGA’s COR Limit,” said Jose Miraflor, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, COBRA Golf. “The oversized head will provide golfers with even more speed and distance from centre and off-centre.”
“Really the key to distance is lower CG, which is a big challenge when you create a larger iron. Our multi-material cavity construction and strategically placed tungsten weighting allows us to place the CG lower, which ultimately delivers more speed and higher launch.”
The King Oversize iron set is available from January 13th 2017, comprising of 7 irons (4-PW / 5-SW) in True Temper XP 85 steel shafts (£699) or UST Recoil 460 ES graphite shafts (5-SW, £799) with black Lamkin Ace Crossline grips as standard.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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