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Review: Cobra King Wedges

Cobra Dialed In Their Wedges
2016 is the year that Cobra really stepped up their game. I’ve liked what they’ve been doing over the last couple years, but this year is the “King”. Their line-up of clubs from top to bottom is the best they’ve ever put out. The wedges are no different. They’ve taken what they had in the past and made it better. I had good performance with their “Trusty” line of wedges, but they had a slightly odd look to them. The King wedges have a much better look with even better performance. Cobra really dialed these wedges in.
The first thing that sticks out with the new Cobra King Wedges is the shape.  The new shape is much smoother and rounder.  It sets up better behind the ball with a cleaner leading edge and an overall gentler look.  They come in 3 grinds, wide, normal and versatile.  I’m a huge fan of the versatile grind.  I like having options with each wedge for creativity on every shot.  I don’t really need more on the trailing edge of my wedge, I keep wanting less.  They still have the signature notch in the middle of the trailing edge.  The large “cobra” look cool on the back and the words “king” and “cobra” make for a pretty bold look in the bag.
On the course the Cobra King wedges have two main areas that I saw improvement is in: set-up and feel.  As I mentioned above the new lines give me more confidence behind the ball.  The second is improved feel.  The design of the taller muscle in the back and the 8620 carbon steel have really softened up the feel of a Cobra wedge.
The Cobra King Wedges offer excellent spin which I found in previous versions too.  While not crazy spin like in the days before CC grooves, I’ve learned to adjust a bit and can still make these stop on a dime.  It isn’t so much about how much spin, it is more about controlling it to have spin when you want it, and take some off when you don’t need it.  That is what I most appreciated about the King wedges.  The ball did what I wanted it to do on the majority of shots.
I was able to dial in the Cobra King wedges to my games needs.  I went 50, 54 and 58.  The 50 served as my gap wedge since the King Pro irons(here) don’t have one.  (Wish they made these wedges in black to match the irons) The 54 is also somewhat like a gap wedge, just shorter, about 100 yards.  I also used it on lower shots that I wanted to run-out when I was near the green.  The 58 is the do-it-all wedge.  I hit sand shots, lob shots, flop shots, chips, pitches and full shots with this wedge.  It has performed wonderfully from every lie and location.

FlightScope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

Cobra King 58* Wedge

  • Spin: 9489 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 51.4*
  • Dispersion: 2.9 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 78.7 mph
  • Ball Speed: 83.3 mph
  • Total Distance:  85.1 yds
  • Carry Distance:  83.8 yds

Cobra has an impressive line up of clubs for 2016.  Their King Wedges are dialed in nicely to golfers’ needs.  They have an excellent head shape, offer great performance and feel pretty good.  I know you may not think Cobra for wedges, but I think these are definitely worth a try, I have had great success with them in the bag and have them dialed in to my game.

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Quick Hits
+Improved shape
+Softer feel
+Excellent spin
+Great control
+3 grind options

–Not available in a black finish

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