There's an abundance of technology in the new Cobra KING F6 irons. And they're definitely going to be some of the most fun irons to hit in 2016.
But the folks at Cobra also believe the F6's will revolutionize the progressive set iron design. And at first glance, it's very easy to see why.
The F6's are one of the best examples I've seen in years of true game-improvement irons from which both better players and average players will reap benefits.
Four different design technologies have been incorporated in each of the long-irons, mid-irons, short-irons, and wedges to create a progressive set of irons promising the ultimate in distance, accuracy, control, and feel.
"In designing the KING F6 irons, we are answering the different needs of golfers. You shouldn't have to choose between distance, forgiveness, feel, or accuracy... you can have it all," notes Jose Miraflor, Director of Product Marketing at COBRA Golf. "We are providing long-irons that fly high, long, and straight; mid-irons for consistency and accuracy; short-irons provide trajectory and spin control that helps you hit it closer to the pin; and specialty wedges for versatility around the green."
Cobra has dubbed these multiple technologies their new TECFLO System, short for Technologically Enhanced Cavity Feel Launch Optimization). And I'm not sure an acronym has been more needed since SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division) from the Iron Man movies.
But name wisecracks aside, if TECFLO is as effective in iron design as SHIELD is in counter-terrorism and intelligence, then Cobra might have one of the best irons of 2016 on their hands.
- The long-irons (3-iron through 5-iron) are designed with a full-hollow construction for maximum distance and forgiveness.
- The mid-irons (6-iron and 7-iron) feature a half-hollow construction for optimal launch and accuracy.
- The short-irons (8-iron through PW) utilize a deep undercut cavity-back design for increased spin and control.
- While the wedges (gap-wedge and sand-wedge) employ a specialty muscle-back shape and Tour contoured sole for responsive feel and pinpoint accuracy.
- The long-irons are designed with a highly-responsive face insert for higher, longer flying shots.
- The mid-irons feature a thin face with discretionary weighting for optimal CG and precision shots.
- The short-irons utilize a thicker face with low and back CG for scoring shots.
- And the specialty wedges employ a higher CG for trajectory control around the greens
- The long-irons and mid-irons are designed with a stronger 17-4 stainless steel to maximize distance. While the short-irons and wedges use a softer 431 stainless steel for improved feel and feedback.
- Cobra uses Progressive Spin technology (PST) employing three different types of grooves to create ideal spin and trajectory throughout the set.
- The 3-iron though 5-iron feature V-Grooves to reduce spin for increased distance.
- The 7-iron through PW utilize more aggressive U-Grooves to increase spin for more precision.
- And the gap-wedge and sand-wedge employ specialty spaced Wedge-Grooves to maximize spin for control around the green.
Other Features & Specs
Nickel Chrome/PVD finish to enhance durability and frame the ball better for confidence at address.
Speed Channel strategically positioned on the sole near the leading edge of the club-face, to deliver more ball speed and optimize launch angles.
Available January 15, 2016 in RH and LH progressive iron sets (3 - PW), with FST flighted steel shafts ($799 steel). And in RH and LH adjustable hybrid sets (two hybrids and six irons), ($899 steel) and ($999 graphite).
You can find out about Cobra's entire 2016 line up of clubs by checking out Cobra Golf, and following them on twitter @CobraGolf.
And as always, if you have any questions, shoot me an email here, or direct message on twitter @PGAPappas.