What we say...
Cobra's King Oversizes Irons are much more forgiving but are still capable of delivering high ball speeds - and our testers loved the feel of it. This iron made it in to our top 10 Super Game Improvement irons of 2018 in our biggest equipment test yet - Top Gear.
Cobra King Oversize Irons Review: You need to know
The King Oversize is 12% bigger than Cobra’s F8 game improvement iron, so Cobra say it’s their largest and most forgiving distance iron. A PWRShell face has springiness very close to the legal driver limit and because its welded on the top edge and sole more of the face is capable of delivering higher ball speeds to increase forgiveness. Between 50g and 70g of tungsten is used to centre the CG in each iron, which helps maximise MOI.
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Cobra King Oversize Irons Review: We say
If you haven’t noticed the most forgiving irons nowadays are made much more like hybrids. Hollow bodies are proven forgiveness performers as they preserve ball speed no matter where you impact shots on the club face. If we gave out awards for the biggest butchest head the Oversize would definitely be our winner, it’s literally huge. Our testers thought the King felt explosive off the face, and flighted shots really easily. For Simon they posted his longest carry distance (150 yards avearge) of the SGI category.
With ball speeds and carry distances just 2mph down and 1 yard short of our test pro’s longest, they’re well equipped to perform in many golfers hands. The only fly we see in the ointment is the head size and the distracting golf ball shaped pattern in the face grooves (which some golfers will feel gives a good impression of where to impact shots) meaning they didn’t quite feature amongst our testers favourites.
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Cobra King Oversize Irons Review: Verdict
The Oversize are a real hark back to the original King Cobra Oversize irons so we reckon if you liked those there’s a pretty good chance you’ll look favourably on the King’s too. They’re very easy to launch which is partly down to the excellent True Temper XP shaft, they’re powerful and thanks to the size there’s excellent off-centre forgiveness too.
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