First Look: Cobra Goes Oversized With New KING Irons

Cobra King Oversized Irons (Photo: Cobra Golf)
Cobra King Oversized Irons (Photo: Cobra Golf)
Cobra King Oversized Irons (Photo: Cobra Golf)

Twenty-two years after they first introduced oversized irons to much success, Cobra Golf is going down that road once again.

In 1994 the company released the KING Cobra oversized irons and within a couple years they became one of the hottest products in the market for all manners of players including women and seniors.

They are reaching back with the new KING Oversized iron set, which leans on forgiveness as their key selling point, just as the original did. This time with updated technology.

In fact it is so updated that they now say they are bumping up against the constraints set out by the governing bodies of golf.

“At COBRA Golf we are excited to bring back the KING Oversized set, and introduce our first iron that is at the USGA’s COR Limit,” said Jose Miraflor, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, COBRA Golf. “The oversized head will provide golfers with even more speed and distance from center and off-center.”

To achieve the high ball speed the company made use of what they call “PWRshell face technology” to lower the centre of gravity and lighten up the face and sole.

The hollow-body head also helps improve launch conditions, according to COBRA.

Club faces have been milled for consistency with multiple groove styles used throughout the set to help the golfer achieve maximum results.

It’s all finished off with a premium nickel chrome finish.

“Really the key to distance is lower CG, which is a big challenge when you create a larger iron,” said Miraflor. “Our multi-material cavity construction and strategically placed tungsten weighting in our KING Oversized irons allows us to place CG lower, which ultimately delivers more speed and higher launch.”

Available in both right and left hand, the eight iron sets (4-PW) are available in steel stiff and regular flex or graphite in stiff, regular and light flex. The irons feature a black Lamkin Ace Crossline grip and come stock with a UST Recoil 460 ES graphite shaft or a True Temper XP 85 steel shaft.