Review by Ken Adkins - 7/16/2019
I have been playing regularly for 30 years. I'm a 15.2 (standard demons) and can on occasion go pretty low. I have NEVER had a set of clubs I was completely comfortable and confident with whether it was the flex-head-grip-flight you name it.
I decided its time to invest in my future, I'm 52, healthy, caddie on the weekends, play twice a week and practice once or twice a week. I went to 2 fittings, one at Golf Tec followed by Golf Galaxy. Both were terrific, hit lots of options and it came down to TM P790's and the Cobra F9's. I even went back one final time to be absolutely sure.
I picked up my standard length, +1, golf pride mcplus 4 grips F9's last night and immediately put them in play. All I can tell you is I have some work to do gapping these clubs as they are easily 15 yards longer per club than my other set, fly higher, great decent angle and the very moment I stand over them I'm immediately confident.
So, remember at the beginning of this review I stated I have NEVER been confident in a set of clubs, there is ZERO issue with any parts of these F9's and I highly recommend any and all skill levels to at least go visit a local retailer and smash a 7 or 8 iron a few times and check out the results.
- Easy to hit + Long
Review by Tap - 6/19/2019
Great set of forgiving with distance irons....MUST get properly fit as mine were 2UP and 3/4" long and don't normally fit that profile but thats how I deliver the club to get maximum value out of each hit...
My only issue was the came with the Cobra Connect grips that I didn't order, just wanted Lamkin UTX standard grips... Irons are working grip, I will need to change out the grips soooooon.
- The real deal. 12 handicaper and they tick all the boxes.
Review by Tezza - 5/26/2019
Previously played Ping G25s which i liked, then i went to Cobra forged one length. I really liked the one length concept but my striking just wasnt consistent enough and i found myself losing distance compared to the G25s, which subconsciously made me try to swing even harder, which is the last thing you want to do. In hindsight i should have swallowed my ego and taken a nice smooth easy swing, and just used a 5 iron instead of 6, or 6 instead of 7, and so on and so forth. But by this stage id lost alot of confidence in my iron play.
Flirted with the idea of the F8s, but when i read about the F9s i really liked the sound of them, so i gave them a shot, got fitted for one length 6-GW, and in a nutshell they are the real deal in my opinion.
One - the looks. I am not that bothered by chunky irons. Yes, i would much prefer a beautiful looking shiny compact blade, however i put higher weighting on scoring well and enjoying my golf. The reality is i play once a week and usually have no time to practice except for 20 mins before the round where i usually just putt and chip, so i accept i am not going to be swinging and striking my irons like Rory, and i need all the help i can get.
That being said, the top line on the 7 iron upwards is actually nice for a GI club, all the cavity and tech is hidden at address. You can definitely see it from the 6 iron and lower though, the 5 but especially the 4 irons look almost like those hybrid driving irons - the back sticks out a long way, so thats something to keep in mind.
Two - even though these are wide, the sole is actually normal size - i really really like the sole design. They sit very nicely at address and the turf interaction is excellent, whereas my G25s were like a massive wedge of metal in comparison.
Three - distance and dispersion. Yes like a lot of people have been saying, i am getting an easy 10m (11yards) more average distance across the board. Which is nice but to be honest not that important. More important to me is that the dispersion is way better. You dont get punished very much if at all by mildly off centre hits which is massive. When you combine all that, mentally you just feel when you step up, every shot is going to be smashed straight and long. Its a really nice feeling. You dont feel like you need to put much effort, just an easy swing and the weight and balance of the head just pulls it down and thru.
Four - sound and feedback. To me it sounds way better than the G25s. Its got a very decent sound for a GI, i really like it. Feedback though is very very muted compared to the King Forged Irons, but thats to be expected. You'll feel massive toe or heel hits, but otherwise its not that easy to tell if its slightly off centre.
Five - trajectory. I dont have any issues holding greens with my 6 - GW. Way enough height, they dont come in low and hot at all, for me
Six - Cobra connect is awesome. I was using GolfPad Link before, and its decent, but man....Arccos just plain works, and i use Android version of it which has had alot of bad press. I was pretty sure it was going to be trash, but i think if you have a modern android phone ie 2018 or 19 its going to run like a dream. No big battery drain, i barely check my phone during the round it just sits in my front pocket, and it pretty much gets everything.
So yeah, as you can tell im a big fan of these clubs. Ive even ordered the SW and am thinking about the 4 and 5 (i tried them but they did pretty much the same as my hybrids so not sure its justified....yet ... heh)
Last thing... GET FITTED :) It does make a difference. Mine are C-Taper lite shafts, stiff, standard one length, and 1 degree upright. Its a world of difference to me, and a real eye opener seeing the difference between stock shaft and those on trackman.
- cobra f9 irons
Review by artman70 - 5/15/2019
very forgiving irons, 10 yards longer then my old tailormade speed blades, they go very straight
- Just got fitted to F9
Review by Jeff - 4/30/2019
Just back from GolfTown and fitted... After 90 minutes the funnel pointed to F9. Will have them next week. Can’t wait.
Review by Pope - 4/25/2019
Greatest clubs ever! I hit 4 iron through SW, with 3 wood f9 and f9 driver. The most consistent club ever have hit. Can’t wait to see next years model if they will make one! I’ll be first to get them!
- F9 owner
Review by Brett - 4/17/2019
Best feeling irons I've had in 10 years!
- F9 Speedback Irons
Review by cfree - 4/17/2019
Took the F9 Speedback irons to the range today and hit over 150 balls. Absolutely great clubs, best I have ever tried. Heel and toe hits went dead straight. Better and straighter than any club I had ever hit. I gained 15-20 yards over my previous set.
- F9s- solid irons
Review by Scott - 4/12/2019
just bought the F9 irons, graphite 5-PW, SW. Longer, higher trajectory and straighter than any iron I have ever hit. Kudos to Nick Smith at the PGA Superstore.
- F9 irons
Review by PapaRutz - 3/17/2019
Went and got fitted to these F9 irons and after hitting about 10 different brands and models it came down to these irons being by far the best for me. I came out of Mizuno 900 Hot Metals and was consistently hitting the F9's, 15-20 yards farther and a tighter dispersion. Can't wait to get them in.
- F9 Inspired Improvement
Review by john - 3/16/2019
Hi. I had an old set of Fly Z irons. I went to my local Pro fitter looking for a new 3 Wood, he noticed my irons didn't fit me and advised irons first. I tried all the main brands as I have no 'go to' manufacturer. The F9 was head and shoulders easiest to hit long and accurate and i am a 12 handicapper. After 6 weeks and 5 round I love them even more, reassuring, easy to hit, predictable long distances and fairways look bigger! Just brilliant. Ordered the 5 iron last week to replace a Hybrid. Just love em.
- Just Love These F9s
Review by Johnny Bakewell - 3/9/2019
Hi. Traded in my old Fly Zs for a new set of clubs. Tried out a lot of irons at my custom fitting and came away with F9s. Just love them, solid soft contact off the face, they go miles and I can control them. Let me get away with clippers and toe shots too. Fantastic irons for me and I’m off 12. I’m going to add the 5 iron and sand wedge to the set as they will improve my long and bunker game I’m convinced now! Enjoy
- Amazing irons
Review by SC - 2/19/2019
I purchased the F9 irons after doing a comparison against 5 other brands. I received my custom fitted set this week and as in the store, after my first couple of rounds, I am getting an additional 15-20 metres per club and some up to 25 metres. But the most amazing this has been even when I mis hit a shot, it’s still goes a good distance and is fairly accurate. I am an 11 handicaper and have shot 77 and 75 with my first two rounds using them. The clubs feel fantastic and are so easy to make good contact. Thoroughly recommend them to anyone thinking of upgrading.
Review by J.R. - 2/9/2019
Went back to golf galaxy after getting fitted for the new M6 irons. Wanted to go make sure of my fitting one final time before purchasing. I was offered to try the F9 to compare. Boy was I glad I didn’t buy the M6’s. My average with the M6 7 iron was 158. My average with the F9 was flying 180 and with 200 after roll out. I was taking dead aim at a 156 yard pin and crushing it over the green. I’ve never hit any cobra club in my life and bought a set 4-PW on the spot. Can’t wait to get them in.
- Love em
Review by Crush - 2/6/2019
Tried them at the store, first they looked a little different and felt weird but I also had bad shoes on for swinging a club. A week later went back to store with good shoes. Tried a number of other brands and finally said let me try the f9 again. Was hitting almost 10 yards further than my average, CONSISTENTLY. clubs arrived yesterday and went and hit them today and hitting 5-10 yards farther consistently and my dispersion is way smaller. Love them!!!
- new golfer
Review by mael - 1/28/2019
good for new golfer