Cobra King Forged Tec '22 Irons Review

Come for the Looks, Stay for the Performance

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Ryan Heiman
Founder and head author at Independent Golf Reviews

The Cobra King Forged Tec Irons were in my bag for 7 rounds of golf.  They are a players distance iron.  This essentially means they combine forged feel, players looks and tec distance.  These are one of the best all around irons you can put in your bag.

This  is my Cobra King Forged Tec Irons Review for 2022.

Looks matter…No matter how much someone will tell you that what is on the inside is what is really important, don’t be fooled because looks still matter to an extent.  Sure you don’t need the sexiest model to be happy, but no one wants ugly either.  Most golfers starting point is looks and then they decide if they can live with the performance.  Every golfer would love to play a set of forged blades, but most golfers know they need to bag a set of ugly shovels.  The Cobra King Forged Tec irons offer a “blade” like look with “game improvement” like performance. 
The Cobra King Forged Tec irons are a forged hollow players distance iron.  This means they have outstanding looks and feel.  At first glance you might think they are pretty basic, even a simple forged iron.  A beefy muscle back.  I think if they were solid forged they would be way too heavy to play.  Hollow them out and now you reduce weight, can fill it with tec while still creating a beautiful club.  They are filled with foam so that the thin PWRSHELL face feels great, has a muted sound and doesn’t collapse.   They are a little bigger and have a little more offset than a blade would have, but this is all part of the tec side.

The Cobra King Forged Tec Irons are designed as a players irons which would fit a mid to low handicap golfer.  While distance chasing isn’t for every golfer, I think there is something exhillerating about hitting a 9 iron 150 yards.  While maybe you already hit your clubs plenty far, but almost every study I read from Arccos or Shot Scope all say that most golfer don’t hit their clubs very far (nor as far as they say).  The distance boost that these Forged Tec irons offer is legit. I found them a full club longer than what I consider standard.  Many mid and low handicap golfers aren’t 25 and hit xx stiff shafts so that distance boost can help in 2 ways.  1. have clubs that actually hit the distance you say you hit or 2. to pick up a few yards with your irons so that you can play a more confident lower iron into greens.

The Cobra Forged Tec Irons get most of their “tec” from the tungsten screw in the toe. I like that they did that in all the irons for 2022, not just the long irons.  I think this creates a consistent look and feel as well as performance from top to bottom of the set.  This pulls the weight away from the hosel toward the center of the clubhead for excellent CG.  Good CG placement means better center strike performance and even better forgiveness on non-center strike shots.  That paired with the foam filled head and PWRSHELL face means plenty of good shots even if the ball isn’t struck in the center of the face.

The Cobra Forged Tec Irons come standard 4-PW or 5-GW.  I went 4-PW and  I found them to be a full club longer top to bottom.  This did require a gap wedge to fill the distance between my PW and other wedges, but in the end my spacing turned out pretty good.  I think you could go either way depending on your hybrid situation and your gap wedge preferences or you could order the extra club from Cobra to go 4-GW.  The extra distance is great, but you still need to figure out proper yardage gapping.

I really enjoy the Cobra Forged Tec Irons on the course because they perform so well on the course.  It seemed like anytime I was in doubt about which club to hit, I would hit the short iron and it will still reach the green with a nice high flight and soft landing.  While they do have stronger lofts, the still launch the ball rather high.  The look of each ball as it rockets off the face is really pleasing.  I rarely came up short with these irons because of the distance boost.  However I didn’t feel like I was bombing it over every green either.  They are mainly designed to hit the ball straight which at the end of the day is best of most golfers, but they could be worked a little when called upon to do so.  I never want to see a sweeping hook or a big cut, but a little baby draw or soft fade can be both pleasing to the eyes and get the ball a little closer to the pin from time to time.  The long irons were especially impressive with how easy they launch and straight they go shot after shot.

The Cobra King Forged Tec irons come stock with my favorite KBS $-Taper Lite Shaft.  These are one of the best lightweight steel shafts you can put in irons.  They offer amazing feel, great launch, yet a flat flight.  These help get the ball in the air too, but keep it from ballooning or going to high, but flattening out mid flight and holding that distance. The stock Lamkin grips are nice too.  They did drop the stock Arccos sensors in the grips, but you can still get them ordered for free when you buy a set of these irons. It probably makes sense from a customization package and cost standpoint. I’d still highly recommend getting the sensors to track you stats and really know you club distances.

Cobra King Forged Tec 8 Iron Stats

Data from Flightscope Xi Launch Monitor

 Spin: 7524 rpms

 Launch Angle: 31.2*

Dispersion: 2.8 yds

 Club Head Speed: 89.1 mph

 Ball Speed: 117.5 mph

 Total Distance: 162.3 yds

 Carry Distance: 159.7 yds


The Cobra King Forged Tec irons are one good looking set of players distance irons. They look like “blades” but play like “game improvement” irons.  This combo means mid to low handicap golfers are going to get lots of distance with a whole bunch of forgiveness while their clubs look amazing.  Come for the Looks and Stay for the Performance is a great way to describe what these irons offer.  The forged feel is excellent as is the distance each club hits.  If your iron game could use an upgrade, these are one good looking, great performing set of irons.

For more information: Cobra Golf

Cobra King Forged Tec Irons – KEY POINTS
  • ℹ️  About Cobra continues their strong iron offerings with their newest version of King Forged Tec irons. They are great looking irons that will keep you hooked with their excellent performance.

  • ✅  Pros Great looks, Excellent performance, Extra distance, Plenty of Forgiveness, Soft Forged Feel.

  • ⛔  Cons

  • ⛳  Verdict The Cobra King Forged Tec Irons offer the best of all worlds with great looks, excellent feel, long distance and plenty of forgiveness. If you are looking to upgrade your irons, these are great well rounded set of irons that will gain you a few yards, but still look and feel like a players iron.



About The Author

Ryan Heiman – Founder and Head Author of Independent Golf Reviews
Ryan has over 10 years of experience testing and writing golf reviews of nearly every brand out there.
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