Last year when Cobra introduced the KING F9 SpeedBack irons, first impressions were very polarizing. As more golfers had a chance to try these distance and forgiveness monsters, they became one of the most searched for irons on the THP Forum over the course of this year. Today, there is a new introduction and it builds upon that success with some interesting technology. The KING SPEEDZONE Irons are coming in both Variable and One Length options.
As if the shaping didn’t make the irons stand out, Cobra is bringing what we believe is the first ever carbon fiber topline to irons. More on that below as we take a deep dive into the technology that makes KING SPEEDZONE irons unique.
Two Carbon Fiber stripes are in place on the topline creating what Cobra calls a new I-Beam type of construction. This construction design allows for weight savings and more structural soundness as the material used is 40% lighter than steel. In all, 3+ grams of weight was saved, which was then repositioned low in the 4-7 irons. This will help with launch more than anything, and help make the long irons perform better for the majority of golfers.
Stability and Power were not sacrificed here, and if anything, have become more of a focal point. PWRSHELL Technology is back and refined, which the company says continues to offer increased speed and launch even with the stronger lofted irons. The new forged PWRSHELL face in the SPEEDZONE iron has an updated E9 structure which lowers the center of gravity with a deeper undercut speed channel. If you have not caught on yet, speed is a big part of this story.
“When designing irons, there is a delicate balance of delivering playability, feel and distance, and the SPEEDZONE Irons in both traditional and ONE length make-ups provide all three attributes in spades,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of R&D for COBRA PUMA Golf. “Our innovative SPEEDZONE technology has allowed us to maximize distance without giving up any feel or forgiveness.”
As mentioned above, SPEEDZONE comes in Variable Length and ONE Length setups. Cobra has put together a myriad of different set makeups to create something for everybody in the market for new clubs. On the variable length side, irons are available stock in 5H, 6-GW Combo Set (graphite – $899), 5-GW (steel – $799) or 4-PW ($799) set makeups. Each option comes standard with a KBS Tour 90 shaft in stiff or regular flex and a Lamkin Crossline Connect Black grip. The graphite option is the UST Mamiya Recoil ESX 460, and it is available in stiff, regular and senior flexes.
Switching to the ONE Length options, irons are also available stock in a 5H, 6-GW Combo Set (steel – $899), and 5-GW (steel – $799) set makeup. The ONE Length offering comes standard with a KBS Tour 80 (4-6i), KBS Tour 90 (7-9i) and KBS Wedge (PW, SW) shaft in stiff or regular flex and a Lamkin Crossline Connect Blue grip. The graphite stock offering is a UST Recoil ESX 460 (4-9i) and a UST Recoil ESX 480 (PW, SW) in stiff, regular and senior flex.
COBRA CONNECT is back and continues to be one of the best value adds in all of golf. Powered by Arccos, each club has a sensor embedded right into the grip, which automatically records distance and accuracy of every shot taken.
In Stores: January 17th, 2020
Cost: See Above (based on package)
Shafts: See Above