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Posted June 5, 2016 in Products and Brands by Tom Brassell
Cobra Golf recently has given better players who prefer forged irons a couple of different options. One is the King Forged Tec, which is geared for tour-level golfers and those who carry indexes as high as 10. And the other is the King Forged CB/MB Combo irons, which are targeted for 3-handicappers and below – and which are being used this season by Cobra pitchman Rickie Fowler.
The King Forged Tecs are made through a five-step forging process and come with a new J15 high-strength steel face insert, to enhance distance and save weight. A urethane insert is positioned directly behind the impact zone and between the face and the back cavity to dampen vibration and improve feel at impact. At the same time, tungsten heel-toe weighting is employed for added forgiveness.
Company officials say that the King Forged CB/MB Combos, which feature a cavity-back design in the mid- and long irons and a muscleback motif in the scoring clubs, are endowed with a more precise head shape, a more aligned grain structure and tighter weight tolerances. Fowler helped in the development of these sticks, which also use a co-forged tungsten toe weight to position the center of gravity directly behind the hitting zone as well as computer numerically controlled milled faces and grooves to deliver maximum spin and trajectory control.
The stock set composition of the CB/MB Combo irons is 3-6 cavity back and 7-PW muscleback. Full sets of musclebacks are available through custom order, for right-handers only, while full sets of cavity backs are offered to righties and lefties.