Dec 8th, 2015
Cobra King F6 Irons: Exclusive First Hit
Forgiveness is your friend
Words: Daniel Owen
We were lucky enough to sample all of the new Cobra Golf clubs for next year, and we’re pretty sure a lot of you will be playing Cobra’s F6 Irons next season.
While the King forged are the sexy irons, and the TEC Forged have an interesting story, it’s the King F6 irons that will prove most popular next year. Cobra call it a TECFLO Design,Technology Enhanced Cavity Feel Launch Optimisation. We call it a terrible acronym. But what it actually means is that each club in the set is designed for a specific job. We all need help getting our long irons airborne, but we don’t normally need the same help with the short irons. Hence every aspect of the combo design is design to maximise this flighted design throughout the set.
The long irons are hollow. The design is almost like a mini wood, and it puts the centre of gravity low and back for a higher launch and more distance. The 6 and 7 irons feature a half hollow design, which flights the ball a little lower. The short irons feature an undercut cavity, and the gap wedge and sand wedge are true bladed designs for versatility and feel around the greens.
Even the grooves change throughout the set have been chosen to help get the correct ballflight, with V grooves in the long irons, u grooves in the mid and short irons, and max size milled wedge grooves in the SW. While even the shafts also feature a flighted design, to really emphases the change of design and ballflight for each iron throughout the set.
On top of that Cobra are using their Speed Channel technology in the sole of the iron to increase launch and increase ball speed of the face. These are easy to hit and fly bloody miles!
I got to hit them at a recent launch day. While I tend to not like chunky irons, these were so easy to hit it did make me wonder if I should be using something more forgiving. Feel is good for this type of design. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a forged blade, but it feels solid. We wouldn’t be surprised if a couple of Cobra Tour players used the long irons in this set as the forgiveness is just off the charts. Check out the video to see my initial reaction.
£499 Steel, and £599 graphite. Available January 29.