Full-hollow body construction throughout the set delivers a soft, yet solid feel and helps to lower the CG for improved consistency and added distance.
If hitting dead center is not the strongest part of your game, we’ve got your back! Worrying about off-center shots will now be a distant memory.
Increased ball speeds help the ball jump off the face, delivering easy-up distance, and giving you the shots needed to impress your friends and improve your iron game. Now - go hit some greens in regulation!
STOCK SET COMPOSITION - 8 Clubs
- Steel: (Stiff, Reg): 4-PW, GW
- Graphite: (Stiff, Reg, Lite): 4-PW, GW
|KING OS Iron Graphite / UST Recoil 460 ES||Stiff||67g||Low-Mid||High||Mid-High|
|KING OS Iron Graphite / UST Recoil 460 ES||Regular||65g||Low-Mid||High||Mid-High|
|KING OS Iron Graphite / UST Recoil 460 ES||Lite||63g||Low-Mid||High||Mid-High|
|KING OS Iron Steel / True Temper XP 85||Stiff||98g||Low-Mid||High||Mid-High|
|KING OS Iron Steel / True Temper XP 85||Regular||96g||Low-Mid||High||Mid-High|
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So, if a bigger clubface equates to having more fun, the new King Oversize irons are a party waiting to happen. In fact, the sweet spot in these new irons is so big, Cobra no longer calls it a sweet spot, it’s a Sweet Zone. In fact, it is between 5% and 12% larger than the Sweet Zone of the Cobra F6 irons, depending on the club.
Because a larger sweet spot requires a larger clubhead, the Moment of Inertia (MOI) is increased too, which gives the King Oversize irons more forgiveness and helps you to hit the center of the clubface more consistently. This leads to higher ball speeds on off-center hits, which means more distance.
Much of the weighting in the clubhead has been redistributed in a couple of ways. Cobra’s Zone Weighting took the weight that was removed from the center of the clubface and redistributed it lower and further back, around the face. The King Oversize irons also use a high density tungsten weight low in the toe of the clubhead which helps to center the impact position on the larger clubface. Both of these adjustments lower the Center of Gravity (CG) and add to increased ball speeds, which means more distance.
Here’s something important: Cobra seems to put more emphasis on grooves than any other club manufacturer. The 4-6 irons in the King Oversize set utilize V-grooves in an effort to reduce spin. The 7-PW are outfitted with U-grooves which optimize spin and the groove spacing on the GW and SW are designed to produce added spin. All of the grooves go through a CNC milling process that optimizes trajectory, improves control and inspires confidence when you are trying to work the ball.
Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a weekend warrior, feel is an important aspect when hitting iron shots. With forged clubs, less is more, meaning the less you feel, the better you probably hit it. Cobra’s Full-hollow body construction delivers higher launch angles and a soft yet solid feel; you’ll know when you flushed it. The King Oversize iron’s feel is enhanced by a re-engineered polymer medallion which replaces the old steel medallion, freeing up an extra 5 grams of weight.
It seems everything in a game improvement iron centers around lowering the CG. Cobra has done a great job of this and it really shows itself when you play the new King Oversize irons. They are incredibly easy to hit and when you strike it solid, the ball catapults off of the clubface and sails way down the fairway. Working the ball either left or right is easy to do and quite responsive and the specialized grooves help the long irons to hold the green and make the short irons easy to spin. The premium nickel chrome finish is tough and takes a lot to mark it up.
If finding the center of the clubface is not your strong suit, perhaps having more clubface is just what you need.
If you’re in the market for a new set of game improvement irons, you need to check out the new King Oversized irons. You’ll start making better contact and gain more confidence; both of which will lead to better scores.
(Posted on 12/27/2016)
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