Review: Cobra AMP Forged Irons
Advanced Material Placement=
Advanced Ball Placement
The irons all have a cavity pocket or cut-out. From iron to iron it varies in size. The longer the iron, the bigger the pocket, the shorter the iron the smaller the pocket. This variety offers forgiveness where needed most and solid workability where you need it most.
The 4iron-7iron have weighting on the sole too, which offers some additional loft. The transition from 7-iron to 8-iron was still seamless. I couldn’t tell any difference between the two in terms of height or feel other than what is expected. The 8-iron–GW hit it high enough without the need of addition lower weight to help lift the ball.
The feel seemed pretty uniform within the entire set, even with different pockets because each pocket is filled with a polymer of sorts which too help in vibration dampening. The forged heads feel so great at impact. There is a soft crisp sensation at impact. These rank up there with some of the best feeling irons I have put in my bag.
Looking down at these at address they have minimal off-set and have pretty clean lines toe to heel. The top line is slightly thicker than some players clubs, but not at all chunky. I really felt confident with these behind the ball. The leading edge isn’t too sharp, nor is anything too angular. Lots of smooth edges and lines on these irons.
These are rather forgiving for such a players style head. All the advanced material placement really allows Cobra to shift things around so that even off-center hits are minimally penalized. The forgiveness is paired with incredible distance control. I seemed to hit so many shots the exact distances I needed. They are maybe 5 yards longer than some other clubs I have, but they were so predictable and straight, that dialing in the distance was easy.
These forgiving, good feeling, players irons were made with KBS tour shafts and Lamkin 3GEN orange grips. It is one bright combo, but I actually really like the bright look. I also like how the standard set is 4-iron — Gap wedge. Most golfers have done away with 3-irons and having that extra wedge really fills all the yardage gaps.
There are many things that go into choosing just the right irons for your game, but for me, the Cobra AMP Forged will end up in my bag because of the Advanced BALL Placement. I am simply closer to the hole with these irons than any others I have put in my bag.
For more information: www.cobragolf.com
+Great forged feel
+Forgiving for players irons
–Bright color might not be for everyone
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