A really impressive club from Cobra that provides a solution for golfers looking for a forgiving, accurate hybrid in their bag. Put simply, it’s super easy to hit and the adjustability allows you to create the ball flight you desire while also achieving competitive distance.
Long off the tee and turf
Superb forgiveness and versatility
Adaptable thanks to the moveable weight system and adjustable loft
Oversize design won't suit the eye of better players
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Cobra King Tec Hybrid Review
The Radspeed hybrid was one of our favourite models of 2021 but, if you are after something that offers a little bit extra, then Cobra has created the King Tec. It may not have sole rails like the Radspeed, but it does have moveable weights - a rarity in most metalwoods today, especially hybrids.
To pave the way for this adjustability system, Cobra has created a larger chassis. At address, the King Tec hybrid is large - bordering on fairway wood size - which undoubtedly inspires confidence but may look too bulky for some, most likely the better player.
We really like the matte finish on the crown and the grey strip at the front helps with alignment. However, the club arrived with a sticker on the face which, when removed, left a sticky film behind that was laborious to get off - not a great start.
Thankfully, the hitting experience improved our mood. In the neutral weight setting (12g in the back centre position) the feel off the face is solid and powerful. It offers up a relatively tinny sound but catch one out the middle and you certainly know about it.
The reward is a strong, towering flight that gently turns over from right to left. Distance wise, it was comparable with the Radspeed, which is no mean feat, and it seemed to be one of the most forgiving hybrids we've tested in recent times.
We played around with the weights, specifically moving one of the heavier 12g weights to the toe and the other to the middle to attempt to create a straighter ball flight and boy did it deliver.
By doing it, we essentially created a hybrid that couldn’t hit the ball left - a common complaint of hybrids. This became useful out on the course when trouble loomed down this side or when trying to attack a right-hand flag.
We found that the ball flight was straight or had a hint of fade and you could draw it if you really wanted to, but you had to work it. Of course, there is the option of additional draw bias should you need it.
Along with the adjustable loft + or – 1.5° , you’ve got arguably as much scope as any other hybrid, bar perhaps the Titleist TSi3, to tune this club to perform exactly how you want it. With accuracy more important than distance for most golfers, with this club, the ability to remove one side of the golf course is a welcome addition.
We like how the Baffler rails work through the ground on the Radspeed and they are missed here. The King Tec perhaps doesn’t feel quite as brisk and dirt does gather both in the weight screw holes and in the thin channel where the PWRShell face meets the rest of the head, which is fiddly to remove.
The Mitsubishi Chemical MMT 80 graphite hybrid shaft felt smooth and stable, perhaps a touch stiffer than we were expecting, helping to not miss left as much and produce a stronger flight into the wind.
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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.
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 86 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 3.2.
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Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
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Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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