Martin Hopley
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If you are having a little déjà vu with the Cobra King Forged Tour irons then don't worry as you are not going mad, because the genes seen to have skipped a generation from the Cobra Fly-Z+ Forged iron to the new model.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

It's been two years since Cobra updated their better player semi-cavity blade, but time has touched it lightly as the two graphics of the construction show.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

This is not always a bad thing though, as the head size is just right for single figure players who want to play something that looks like a blade with a bit of extra forgiveness thrown in.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

The forgiveness comes from the compact cavity back design that is filled with a Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and topped off with a medallion to improve the feel enable weight to be shifted around to vary the CG position.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

The 4 to 7 irons feature 12g of tungsten weights across the heel and toe in order to lower the CG and also improve the MOI so that the head is as forgiving as possible for its size.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

I am not crazy about seeing the position of the weights in the sole, but some may like to know that there is some tech going on in there.

However the benefit is clear to feel and I found that even the 4-iron was pretty forgiving for this size of head and not at all threatening at address.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

Compared to the Cobra King F7 the Forged Tour is a much slimmer model both in top line and sole, so it's probably not a good idea to compare the looks in case it throws you off.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

Right through the set the feel was very good and this was complemented by the relatively light KBS FLT shaft that comes as standard and really suited the King Forged Tour heads.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

The face features the same CNC milled grooves as before and the level of spin was about right for each club.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

As a hybrid blade/cavity back iron, the King Forged Tour is the go to club in the Cobra range for single figure handicappers. Yes, the King Pro CB irons are also a viable option, but they cost more and maybe don't offer as much forgiveness throughout the set, even if the feel is slightly sharper.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

What they also don't have is the option of having all the shafts the same length, because the King Forged Tour are the heads that are on the end of Bryson DeChambeau's Cobra King Forged One set that is reviewed here.

This could be where better players flip channel or hide behind the sofa, but I would urge you not to be afraid and try out the single length option. It has benefits for all levels of player and I commend Cobra for making the One Length option available in the King Forged Tour to the public at the same cost and not just a Tour option for Bryson.

Cobra King Forged Tour Irons

For those who want to stay with variable length shafts, then the King Forged are a classy and straight forward looking iron that will offer better players the control and feel they want with a decent amount of forgiveness thrown in.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Cobra King Forged Tour Irons - Product Details

UK Launch13 January 2017
UK Launch RRP£749
USA Launch13 January 2017
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityRight
ManufactureForged
MaterialSteel
Shaft NameKBS Tour FLT
Shaft TypesSteel
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
GripLamkin Crossline Black
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional Clubs3, GW
Manufacturer's WebsiteCobra Website

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