Need To Know
Cobra Golf recently announced the launch of the new KING Tour irons that feature Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Technnology and given how successful the brand has been over the past few years, we couldn't wait to get our hands on them and put them to the test.
There's no question that Cobra has quickly become one of the main players in the golf industry and have arguably launched the best driver of the year in the SPEEDZONE driver, but there was definitely some work that needed to be done in the iron department.
The new KING Tour MIM irons are certainly unique, given that they feature a technology like no other in the iron market, but how did they perform when GolfMagic's Alex Lodge put them to the test at GraysGolf in Lewes? Watch the video below for our full review of the new irons from Cobra.
Building off the popularity of its KING MIM Wedges, COBRA is applying MIM Technology to a full set of irons for the first time and reinventing the way premium irons are designed and manufactured.
MIM manufacturing produces a more precise finished product utilizing fewer steps and minimal hands-on post-process polishing, unlike traditional forging and casting processes.
The final step is hand-polishing to deliver the perfect satin finish.
While many forgings require moderate polishing to remove excess materials, MIM technology requires only subtle polishing to ensure the shape is consistent from set to set.
In addition to the MIM process, the new KING TOUR Irons incorporate the following technologies that drive precision, forgiveness, and excellent feel in a players cavity back iron:
- Tungsten Weighting: A tungsten weight in the toe better positions the center of gravity behind the hitting zone to deliver the purest, most precise shots with added stability that keeps the ball on target.
- TPU Insert: A thermoplastic polyurethane insert is positioned behind the hitting zone to damp vibrations for a soft and buttery feel at impact.
- COBRA CONNECT Technology: The COBRA CONNECT, Powered by Arccos™ system utilizes Smart grips on each iron that sync with the Arccos Caddie app to give users the ability to track their shot data so they can improve faster. The purchase of each set of KING TOUR Irons includes a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app.
SPECIFICATIONS & AVAILABILITY
The KING TOUR Irons with MIM Technology are available in a 4-PW set make-up in right hand only, while a 3-iron and Gap Wedge complement are available via custom order.
Each KING TOUR Iron is equipped with a steel KBS $-Taper 120 shaft in the golfer’s choice of stiff or regular flex.
In addition, each iron comes with a Cobra Lamkin Crossline Connect grip in Black.
A wide selection of shaft and grip upgrades are also made available through custom order. The stock steel set (4-PW) retails for £999 and will be available beginning October 30 from COBRA’s entire network of off-course retailers/custom clubfitters.
The new Cobra KING TOUR MIM irons are extremely unique, especially in terms of design.
Irons in the 'players' category typically have a very minimalistic and classic design, but the KING TOUR MIM irons definitely have a more commercial feel to them and look more like a game improvement club.
That doesn't mean they don't look great, it's just a matter of opinion, but once you put these irons to the test you get a feel for why they don't look as 'simple'.
What you don't expect from irons in this category is much forgiveness, which is what completely took us by surprise with these irons and explained the more complex design.
They feel fantastic off the clubface and off-centre hits still produced some really good numbers.
With a 7-iron, Alex was getting a carry distance of 179 yards and a total distance of 185 yards, combined with a spin rate of 6600rpm.
Of course, everyone's numbers will be different, but Alex was extremely happy with these results and he explains in the video that these irons will suit a range of golfers. So if you're in the market for a new set of irons this winter, make sure you put the Cobra King Tour MIM irons to the test yourself.
For more details and a more in-depth review of the KING TOUR MIM irons from Cobra, make sure you watch the YouTube video at the top of the article.