Cobra King Forged Tec '22 Irons Review
Come for the Looks, Stay for the Performance
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.
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
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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