2020 Cobra King Forged TEC irons (4-iron, 7-iron, PW in-hand pics)

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  • JessDJessD  122Members Posts: 122
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    These look amazing, I can't wait to demo them!

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  • BunkerSnotBunkerSnot Gonzo Golfer Eugene, OR 79Members Posts: 79
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    Scary part from the front page article "definitive physics standpoint there is still only a tiny single defined sweet spot" but they do look very nice.

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  • mrmikeacmrmikeac  581Members Posts: 581
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    People might be critical of these but if they perform anything like the Forged Tec Blacks then it will be safe to say Cobras got a winner here.
    Offset put to the side for now, these look outstanding

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degree head set at 8, Weight Neutral, Tensei Orange 60 Gram Stiff
    3 Wood: Cobra F9 Speedback, Atmos TourSpec X Flex 
    3 Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119, Evenflow Blue 6.5
    2 Iron: Cobra King Utility Black set at 18 Degrees, UST Mayima Recoil SmacWrap 780 ES 
    5-PW: Titleist T100’s, Dynamic Gold AMT White Stiff 
    50 Degree: Taylormade Milled Grind 2 Black, 9 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Taylormade Milled Grind 2 Black, 11 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
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    Putter: 34” Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR
    Ball: Taylormade TP5  
  • fsusmithfsusmith  75Members Posts: 75
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    These look so sick!

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  • Nick_golferNick_golfer  15Members Posts: 15
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    If you took out ‘COBRA’ and just put the cobra emblem instead that would look a lot cleaner. But these do look amazing. Very excited to try these. So far the Mizuno HMB Irons look the cleanest and performer very good.

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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom***  31194Members Posts: 31,194
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    @Nick_golfer said:
    If you took out ‘COBRA’ and just put the cobra emblem instead that would look a lot cleaner. But these do look amazing. Very excited to try these. So far the Mizuno HMB Irons look the cleanest and performer very good.

    Agreed! A small cobra logo would have looked sweet!

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  • ProjectXProjectX I can a hit lob wedge 150...but only from a greenside bunker  1283Members Posts: 1,283
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    Too much offset for my taste but I appreciate the effort. Hopefully their player's cavities and blades carry some of the benefits of these irons though.

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  • tdeutmeyertdeutmeyer  390Members Posts: 390
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    Big flop with the huge KING lettering. I would replace it with less noticible silver Cobra.

    "They call me KING" "KING of the world" lol. Change the K to P

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  • mrmikeacmrmikeac  581Members Posts: 581
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    Really like the CNC milling on the face, nice touch! Top line is thicker than a snicker and the offset, well, yeah I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing about it.

    I think I could look past the offset, I’ve definitely seen worse in an iron like this

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degree head set at 8, Weight Neutral, Tensei Orange 60 Gram Stiff
    3 Wood: Cobra F9 Speedback, Atmos TourSpec X Flex 
    3 Hybrid: Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119, Evenflow Blue 6.5
    2 Iron: Cobra King Utility Black set at 18 Degrees, UST Mayima Recoil SmacWrap 780 ES 
    5-PW: Titleist T100’s, Dynamic Gold AMT White Stiff 
    50 Degree: Taylormade Milled Grind 2 Black, 9 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    54 Degree: Taylormade Milled Grind 2 Black, 11 Degree Bounce, Nippon Pro Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    58 Degree: TaylorMade Hi-Toe, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Putter: 34” Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6 STR
    Ball: Taylormade TP5  
  • Lenny2Lenny2  144Members Posts: 144
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    Liked the look but already saw a review mentioning really clicky sound at impact and didn’t feel as good as P790 and I don’t think the P790 is the greatest feeling. Have to try for myself though.

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  • KamenKamen Kamen  545Members Posts: 545
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    I had the i500 for about a year and I wasn’t feeling them. Generally not a fan of these new types of hollow players distance irons anymore. I think these look alright but the top line is too thick. I prefer the look of the new P790 more.

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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3254Members Posts: 3,254
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    not a fan.

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  • Judge440Judge440 Titleist will always have my heart. Cleveland, OH USA 2111ClubWRX Posts: 2,111
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    The aesthetic/branding with the large KING is horrible.

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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley  2046Members Posts: 2,046
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    paint fill of KING will probably be removable unless it's a badge... that'd be my first order of business. overall look good, but I want to see them vs the FTB side by side.

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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway over 2405Members Posts: 2,405
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    Chunky

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  • bulls9999bulls9999 GHIN Index = 12.8 827Members Posts: 827
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    I like the mimimal 'clean' look. So are these like the Pings with the weight screw?

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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of Hockey 7653ClubWRX Posts: 7,653
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    The top line is too thick, way too much off set for a players distance club, and the KING is too big. Should’ve gone with the cobra symbol. They don’t feel as good as the 790’s? That’s not good.

    Other than that I really like them.

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  • peglegpegleg  661Members Posts: 661
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    I'm confused by all the talk of "offset" on these irons.

    If these are "players distance" irons, which seems to be the category for all the hollow irons, where exactly have Cobra "dropped the ball"?

    Cobra 2020
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 1.8mm

    Cobra Forged Tec Black
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Callaway Apex CF19
    4i - 4.6mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 2.5mm

    Titleist T200
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Mizuno JPX919 Forged
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.4mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Mizuno MP20 HMB
    4i - 3.6mm
    7i - 3.2mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Srixon Z585
    4i - 4.0mm
    7i - 3.3mm
    PW - 2.3mm

    Ping i500
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 2.3mm
    PW - 0.8mm

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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn  2464Members Posts: 2,464
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    @pegleg said:
    I'm confused by all the talk of "offset" on these irons.

    If these are "players distance" irons, which seems to be the category for all the hollow irons, where exactly have Cobra "dropped the ball"?

    Cobra 2020
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 1.8mm

    Cobra Forged Tec Black
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Callaway Apex CF19
    4i - 4.6mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 2.5mm

    Titleist T200
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Mizuno JPX919 Forged
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.4mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Mizuno MP20 HMB
    4i - 3.6mm
    7i - 3.2mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Srixon Z585
    4i - 4.0mm
    7i - 3.3mm
    PW - 2.3mm

    Ping i500
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 2.3mm
    PW - 0.8mm

    Silly,, didn't you know? Threads like these are for unsubstantiated perceptions. :)

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  • casey_0507casey_0507  1669Members Posts: 1,669
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    @GC70 said:
    The top line is too thick, way too much off set for a players distance club, and the KING is too big. Should’ve gone with the cobra symbol. They don’t feel as good as the 790’s? That’s not good.

    Other than that I really like them.

    I think Shields said out of the middle they feel better than the P790, but when missing the sweet spot P790 felt better. He was kinda rambling but pretty sure he eventually says the above.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28576Members Posts: 28,576
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    @BunkerSnot said:
    Scary part from the front page article "definitive physics standpoint there is still only a tiny single defined sweet spot" but they do look very nice.

    That’s an inescapable fact. the sweet spot cannot be enlarged.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28576Members Posts: 28,576
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    @pegleg said:
    I'm confused by all the talk of "offset" on these irons.

    If these are "players distance" irons, which seems to be the category for all the hollow irons, where exactly have Cobra "dropped the ball"?

    Cobra 2020
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 1.8mm

    Cobra Forged Tec Black
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Callaway Apex CF19
    4i - 4.6mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 2.5mm

    Titleist T200
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Mizuno JPX919 Forged
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.4mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Mizuno MP20 HMB
    4i - 3.6mm
    7i - 3.2mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Srixon Z585
    4i - 4.0mm
    7i - 3.3mm
    PW - 2.3mm

    Ping i500
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 2.3mm
    PW - 0.8mm

    Compare it to i500 and Its easy to see. I 500 got it right.

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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of Hockey 7653ClubWRX Posts: 7,653
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    @pegleg said:
    I'm confused by all the talk of "offset" on these irons.

    If these are "players distance" irons, which seems to be the category for all the hollow irons, where exactly have Cobra "dropped the ball"?

    Cobra 2020
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 1.8mm

    Cobra Forged Tec Black
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Callaway Apex CF19
    4i - 4.6mm
    7i - 3.0mm
    PW - 2.5mm

    Titleist T200
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.1mm
    PW - 2.0mm

    Mizuno JPX919 Forged
    4i - 4.1mm
    7i - 3.4mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Mizuno MP20 HMB
    4i - 3.6mm
    7i - 3.2mm
    PW - 2.6mm

    Srixon Z585
    4i - 4.0mm
    7i - 3.3mm
    PW - 2.3mm

    Ping i500
    4i - 3.8mm
    7i - 2.3mm
    PW - 0.8mm

    How about the length of the blade heel to toe?

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  • EHolmEHolm  379Members Posts: 379
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    Anyone got info how the MiM irons will be compared to these?

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    P790 clones for sure, but I did the look and will have to see how they feel.

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  • JohnKHawkJohnKHawk  780Members Posts: 780
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    I'm looking forward to trying these. They look good to my eye. I don't care about the "KING" being written on the back of the irons. Can't be seen at address & after a short time I won't even notice it anyway.

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  • scooterhd2scooterhd2  468Members Posts: 468
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    Put them in the cart with a Fowler 4 iron

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  • tenny352tenny352  138Members Posts: 138
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    I hope these get made in a black finish. Very clean!

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    Just hit a demo 7 iron for 30 minutes. I was a little bummed that the only one I could get my hands on was 2 degrees upright, and I generally play 1-2 degrees flat. Needless to say I was hitting the left off target with my normal draw. I am hoping that this explains the spin numbers because I could not get over 5000 with this. I know the loft is jacked, but I was expecting 5500-6500 out of the 7 iron and I was hitting 4000-4500.

    They look great. For what it is, the topline is great. I didn't immediately notice the offset, but I don't normally play blades either. Very comfortable standing over it. Feels great. A quality hit feels like you are smashing a rubber ball with no cover. Cobra is sneaky good in the feel department with alot of their clubs. I didnt quite agree with the amt white s300 that was in. This isn't the standard shaft for this club, but I was swinging it 85-88mph, where I usually swing something I would game in the 88-90 range. Regardless, this club launches. High flight and long. Again the lofts are very strong, but it does fly. Routinely carrying 175.

    I'll have to demo these a few times, with a head and shaft that better fit my specs. If I can get these on target with some better spin numbers (which I am sure would sacrifice some distance) these become very game-able.

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