COBRA have introduced its fourth generation of KING Forged Tec irons.
The brand say they feature three significant improvements.
They include a 5-step forged body and face, a sleeker topline with reduced offset, and a lighter and softer foam for improved sound and feel.
The irons carry over a hollow body design with tungsten weighting and PWRSHELL technology that together provide enhanced distance with improved stability in a more compact shape.
The Forged Tec Irons are available in a variable, or ONE Length set up, which are both fully forged.
The 2022 edition debuts a third model to the family with the Forged Tec X, which offers more forgiveness in a players’ game-improvement shape.
Between the three models, the KING Forged Tec line delivers great looks soft feel, and precision for single digit to mid handicaps.
The Forged Tec and Tec ONE Length irons fall into the "player's distance" category and are designed for better players in the low to mid handicap range.
The newest Tec irons utilize premium materials, a more precise forging process, and refined shaping to deliver a compact, soft iron that caters to great ball strikers and those looking for added distance and forgiveness.
Unlike many competitor irons in the "player's distance" category, the Tec irons feature a new 5-step forging process used in Tour caliber forgings to create an exceptionally soft feel and precise shaping.
The Tec irons reveal a thinner topline and reduced offset to create a preferred players look at address. The compact shaping of the new KING Forged TEC irons belies the technology under the hood that adds to the performance and satisfying feel.
A hollow body design is filled with a lighter and softer foam material to promote more distance while maintaining great sound, feel and feedback.
Each iron in the set features a forged PWRSHELL Face to create maximum speed and high launch. A 20g tungsten toe weight centers the CG perfectly behind the sweet spot for pure feeling ball strikes with added stability on off-center hits.
The Forged TEC ONE Length irons are configured with a constant, 7-iron length setup. Having every iron the same length promotes one repeatable setup, posture, and swing for more consistency.
A ONE Length setup reduces variables in posture and ball position to promote more centered contact and more accuracy as a result.
COBRA engineers have manipulated the design of each iron to match the weight and length of a 7-iron, allowing for optimal distances and gapping between irons.
This is primarily achieved through matching 7-iron head and swing weights in every iron in the set to create a consistent feel.
The Forged TEC X is the Forged Tec's more forgiving counterpart that is designed for mid to higher handicaps and paves the way for a new category of player's "game-improvement" irons.
The iron features a lower CG design, lower profile, a slightly thicker topline, and stronger lofts than the Forged TEC irons. The Tec X also features a hollow body and foam insert but utilizes a massive 65g tungsten weight (45g more than Tec) to lower CG and maximize stability for higher launch despite the stronger lofts.
The Forged TEC X delivers the ultimate combination of a clean players’ shape, soft, forged-like feel, and extreme forgiveness allowing mid to high handicaps to look and feel like a better player while benefitting from the game-improving technologies that the Tec X has to offer.
The Forged TEC variable length irons (SSP £999.00) are available in a 7-piece (4-PW) set in right hand (left-hand available through custom). The steel KBS $-Taper Lite shaft is offered in both regular (R110) and stiff (S115) flexes. A graphite offering is available through custom only with the KBS TGI 75 (Reg Flex) and 85 (Stiff & X Stiff). Each set comes stock with Lamkin Crossline grips in black/silver.
The Forged TEC ONE Length irons (SSP £999.00) are available in a 7-piece (5-PW) set in stiff and regular, in right hand (LH and graphite options are available through custom). The steel version comes equipped with progressive weighted KBS $-Taper Lite shafts (115 – stiff, 110 – reg, 120 – wedge) with Lamkin Crossline grips with blue and red paint fill.
Forged TEC X Irons: (SSP £999.00) come stock in a 7-piece (4-PW & 5-GW) set in stiff & Reg in RH (LH available through custom) in both steel and graphite options. The irons feature a KBS Tour Lite shaft (steel; 102g in Stiff/Reg) and a Lamkin Crossline STD grip. The graphite version comes equipped with a KBS TGI 85 (stiff) and 75 (reg) shaft.
The Forged Tec irons in variable length, ONE Length, and X will be available at retail beginning April 29, 2022.