PREVIEW: Cobra Golf King Oversize irons

PREVIEW: Cobra Golf King Oversize irons

There's a little bit of a trend in golf to bringing back and modernizing some concepts that proved popular with players in a prior era. Cobra Golf is on board with that trend, resurrecting the Oversize iron brand that was very popular for the brand.

The new King Oversize irons are the company's largest iron head offering and, the company claims, have the biggest sweet spot in their iron family. The company also says that the iron is at the USGA's limit on coefficient of restitution, the measure of how much energy can be transferred from a club to a golf ball at impact.

The Oversize irons first came out in 1994 and were a best-selling iron in golf in 1995 and 1996. A lot has changed in iron design in 20 years.

The King Oversize irons feature a face technology called PWRShell, which lowers and centers the center of gravity. The face and sole structure are thinner and lighter, which deliver higher ball speeds across the face. The body is fully hollowed through the entire set.

A milled face is designed to improve the effectiveness of the grooves to deliver proper spin for each club while keeping trajectory reasonable. The 4-6 irons have V-grooves that reduce spin for more distance, U-grooves on the 7-PW increase spin for more controlled shots into greens, and wedge-specific grooves on the gap and sand wedge to produce extra spin around the green.

High-density tungsten in the toe positions an aluminum badge in the cavity.

The King Oversize irons are available beginning Nov. 25 in eight-club sets of 4-GW, available for $1,000 in True Temper XP 85 steel (stiff and regular flexes) or $1,1000 in UST Recoil 460 ES graphite (stiff, regular and light flexes) shafts.

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