COBRA Reveals New KING Black Irons and Utilities

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 21 Feb 2018 | Comments


COBRA Golf has revealed its new KING Forged TEC Black Irons, which have been designed to provide a softer feel and enhanced power, and are available in both a traditional or ONE Length set-up. The brand has also unveilied the KING Black Utility Iron, which the manufacturer hopes will deliver that desired combination of precision, speed, forgiveness and adjustability.

Like all 2018 COBRA KING equipment introductions, the KING Forged TEC Black will feature the innovative COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos System providing Tour level analytics that help players gain insight into their game so they can make smarter, data-driven decisions and improve faster.  Electronically embedded sensors in the grip automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round. The fully connected set works in conjunction with the award-winning Arccos 360 smartphone application, which provides advanced rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses.

Consumers who purchase a standard 7-piece set of KING Forged TEC Black irons in any configuration (Variable and ONE Length) will also receive additional Arccos 360 screw-in sensors to round out their 14-club set, ensuring that consumers have a fully connected experience.

“Better players are going to love the combination of soft feel, tour-level precision and maximum playability that the KING Forged TEC Black irons provide,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf.  “With some incredible new innovations, these irons will allow golfers to get dialed-in for more greens-in-regulation and better scoring, while maintaining their sleek look round-after-round.”

Both the KING Forged TEC Black and KING Forged TEC Black ONE Length irons feature an all-new Forged 4140 Stainless Steel face that is thinner and stronger to provide improved deflection and increased ball speed across the face.  In addition, the all new Technology Enhanced Cavity (TEC) utilizes a 100% carbon fiber medallion that damps vibrations to provide a softer, yet more solid feel during impact.  The handsome new Dimonized Black Metal (DBM) Matte Finish boasts the industry’s most durable satin black finish ever, reducing glare and providing extreme wear resistance while maintaining the look and feel of a classic forged iron.

Ensuring maximum playability, the KING Forged TEC Black irons utilize high-density Tungsten weights that are strategically placed on the heel and toe of the clubhead to lower and center CG for improved forgiveness and precision. 

The KING Forged TEC Black ONE Length irons offer an added dimension of consistency, as COBRA engineers have manipulated the design of each iron to match the weight and length of a 7-iron, allowing for one simple, repeatable swing throughout the set. This is primarily achieved through Progressive Tungsten sole weights in the mid and long irons to deliver matching 7-iron head weights for each iron in the set.  In addition, lie angles have been adjusted to optimize ball flight in a ONE Length set configuration.  Long irons have a more upright lie angle, while the short irons and wedges have a slightly flatter lie angle delivering more consistent trajectory and ball flights.   

Finally, the KING Forged TEC Black ONE Length irons feature a true after-market True Temper AMT Tour White steel shaft, which has been powder coated black to match the finish of the matte black iron head. Progressive weighting in the shafts (shaft weights increase in 3g increments thrhoughout the set), with lighter shaft weights in the long irons promote higher launch and more speed, while the heavier shaft weights in the short irons and wedges promote more accuracy and control.

Both the new KING Forged TEC Black variable length irons and KING Forged TEC Black ONE Length irons (RRP: £799) are available through stock in a 7-piece (5-GW) set in both right and left-hand versions. The steel True Temper AMT Tour White shaft features a black powder coating and is offered in both regular (R300) and stiff (S300) flexes.  A graphite offering in the UST Recoil 760 ES SmacWrap (in lite flex) and a 780 ES SmacWrap in regular and stiff flex is available through custom only.  Both sets of irons come standard with Lamkin ACE Crossline COBRA CONNECT grips, featured in a Black colorway for the variable length sets and a Blue/Red colorway for the ONE Length sets, and will be available at retail beginning April 6, 2018

KING Utility Black Iron

Both the KING Utility Black and KING Utility Black ONE Length irons feature PWRSHELL™ Face Technology that is constructed using a forged 455 high-strength stainless steel insert that optimizes the Sweet Zone TM for consistent ball speed, launch and distance across the face.  A hollow-body, multi-material construction utilizes a high-density tungsten toe weight, (67-73 grams in the Variable iron and 90-94 grams in the ONE Length version) and a thinner, unsupported face to lower CG for easy-up distance and maximum precision from any lie. In addition, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling creates highly accurate grooves for consistent spin across the entire face.

Like all 2018 COBRA KING equipment introductions, the KING Utility Black irons come equipped with COBRA CONNECT™ Powered by Arccos System providing Tour level analytics that help players gain insight into their game so they can make smarter, data-driven decisions and improve faster.  Electronically embedded sensors in the grip automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round. The fully connected set works in conjunction with the award-winning Arccos 360 smartphone application, which provides advanced rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses.

Again, COBRA engineers have manipulated the design of the KING Utility Black ONE Length iron to match the weight, length and lie of a 7-iron allowing for one simple, repeatable swing throughout the set. 

The Utility Black Iron (£169 graphite; £149 steel is available in a 3u iron (loft range: 18o-21o) and a 4u iron (loft range: 21o-24o) and comes equipped with a Graphite UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap shaft in regular, stiff and x-stiff flexes and utilizes a Lamkin ACE Crossline (58+) COBRA CONNECT Black grip.  The steel shaft offering is a True Temper AMT Tour White shaft featuring a black powder coating finish and is available through custom only. The Utility Black ONE Length is available in a 3u iron (lofts: 18o-21o) a 4u iron (lofts: 21o-24o) and a 5u iron (lofts: 24o-27o) and features the same shaft options as the variable length version in stiff and regular flexes (x-stiff available in custom) with Lamkin ACE Crossline Tour Taper grips in a Red/Blue colorway. Both versions of the Utility Black irons, available in RH only, will be available at retail on April 6, 2018.

For more information on the entire KING family of products, visit cobragolf.co.uk.


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