The black finish looked great and combined with solid performance, the long irons gave higher launch and greater speed, whereas the short irons gave extra control and accuracy.
Easy to align, classy looks with solid overall performance, especially when it came to consistency.
Feels slightly head heavy which took some time to get used to.
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Cobra King Forged Tec Iron Review - Joel Tadman tests Cobra's new iron aimed at the low-to-mid handicapper
Cobra King Forged Tec Iron Review
This iron is aimed at mid-handicap golfers looking for distance and stability with a modern look.
As well as a thinner and stronger forged 4140 stainless steel face for increased ball speed, a carbon fibre medallion dampens vibration to provide a softer, solid feel. High-density tungsten weights in the heel and toe of the clubhead mean the GC is lowered and centred for added forgiveness. The shafts feature progressive weighting, increasing in 3g increments from lightest in the long-irons. This promotes a higher launch and more speed in the long-irons, while helping accuracy and control in the short-irons. Cobra Connect Smart Sensors embedded in the grips automatically track shots.
Pleasing looks were backed up by solid performance. With a 7-iron loft of 30°, we didn’t quite get the carry distance we were expecting, perhaps because the flight was a touch low, and when you pick the club up for the first time it does feel quite head heavy. But once you’re used to it, putting a repeatable swing on becomes second nature and the benefit of the stability and forgiveness is worth the subtle adjustment.
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Consistency is one of this iron’s strongest features, alongside the looks and the ability to track your performance via Cobra Connect, which we’ve found to be especially useful in analysing common misses and shot patterns. Buy the iron set and you get extra sensors to add to the rest of your clubs, adding even more value.
A generous topline has been combined with minimal offset in a pleasing shape. The white bottom score line against the darker finish makes the clubhead very easy to align.
We found the 7-iron provided ample distance with fairly low spin on a mid trajectory, with carry distances reassuringly consistent.
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 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 3.8.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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