What we say...
Cobra's F-Max Irons made it into our Top 10 Super Game Improvement Irons of 2018 as part of our biggest ever equipment test - Top Gear. Find out everything you need to know about Cobra's lightest, most forgiving iron yet.
Cobra F-Max Irons Review: You need to know
Cobra’s lightest most forgiving iron. Ultralight weight shafts and heads mean the F-Max deliver speed and forgiveness for moderate swing speed golfers. An undercut cavity improves forgiveness, heel bias weighting and offset hosels help square the club face at impact for longer straighter shots.
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Cobra F-Max Irons Review: We say
The emergence of weaker lofted irons would have been unthinkable just a few years ago but more and more are making an appearance. The idea being that as golfers get older they’re highly likely to lose a bit of club speed, so brands give a little extra help by using lighter shafts and extra loft. First off lets say we’re big fans of the concept, reckoning there’s a creditable place within any modern brands range for a set up aimed specifically at slower swing speeds, particularly as it’s now a growing market.
Our testers who aren’t within the target audience gained some serious extra backspin which robbed shots of distance, but it doesn’t mean the F-Max aren’t a great option for the target senior golfer. We particularly like the idea of a combo set with #5 hybrid, which will work well at the sorts of swing speeds you’ll need to maximise carry distance with the F-Max.
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Cobra F-Max Irons Review: Verdict
Like Cobra’s game improvement F8 irons the F-Max have very rounded heads compared to the competition, but looks are personal, so while we weren’t huge fans there’s every chance you might love them. The all-important question is how do you know if you need F-Max? Well for those that do, you’ve probably already noticed irons don’t go as far as they used to. Maybe you struggle to launch a 5 iron from the turf and you’ll probably swing a 7 iron less than 75 mph (club speed). F-Max are an excellent blend of value for money and forgiveness performance for the right swing speed player.
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