Cobra Golf reveal fourth generation of King Forged Tec irons, including a new model for higher handicappers, with forged body and face, sleeker look, reduced offset, and improved sound and feel.
Cobra Golf’s 2022 Forged TEC Irons feature three significant improvements including a five-step forged body and face, a sleeker topline with reduced offset, and a lighter and softer foam.
Carrying over a hollow body design from the previous generation, tungsten weighting and PWRSHELL technology work together provide enhanced distance with improved stability in a more compact shape.
Coming in at £100 more than the previous generation at £999 (seven clubs), the new Forged Tec irons are available in a variable, or One Length set up, which are both fully forged, while the new Forged Tec X offers more forgiveness in a players’ game-improvement shape.
Let’s take a closer look at the models.
Cobra Golf King Forged Tec Irons
RRP £999 | Availability 4-PW | 7-iron Loft 27º | Left-Handed Option? Yes, through custom fitting | Stock Shafts Steel – KBS $-Taper Lite shaft regular (R110) and stiff (S115), 102g; Graphite – Custom fitting only, (KBS TGI 85 stiff/x-stiff and 75 reg) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline Black/Silver
The Forged Tec and Tec One Length irons fall into the players’ distance category and are designed for better players in the low to mid handicap range.
The newest Tec irons utilise premium materials, a more precise forging process, and refined shaping to deliver a compact, soft iron for great ball strikers and those looking for added distance and forgiveness.
The Tec irons feature a new five-step forging process used in Tour-calibre forgings to create an exceptionally soft feel and precise shaping. They have a thinner topline and reduced offset to create a preferred players look at address.
The compact shaping of the new KING Forged TEC irons belies the. A hollow body design is filled with a lighter and softer foam to promote more distance while maintaining great sound, feel and feedback. Each iron in the set features a forged PWRSHELL Face to create maximum speed and high launch. A 20g tungsten toe weight positions the centre of gravity perfectly behind the sweet spot for pure feeling ball strikes with added stability on off-centre hits.
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Cobra Golf King Forged Tec One Length Irons
RRP £999 | Availability 5-PW | 7-iron loft 29.5º | Left-Handed Option? Yes, through custom fitting | Stock Shafts Steel – Progressive weighted KBS $-Taper Lite shafts (115 – stiff, 110 – reg, 120 – wedge); Graphite – Custom fit only | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline with blue and red paint fill
The Forged Tec One Length irons have all the same tech as the variable model, but are configured with a constant, 7-iron length set-up.
Having every iron the same length promotes one repeatable setup, posture, and swing for more consistency. This set-up reduces variables in posture and ball position to promote more centered contact and more accuracy as a result.
Cobra engineers have manipulated the design of each iron to match the weight and length of a 7-iron, allowing for optimal distances and gapping between irons. This is primarily achieved through matching 7-iron head and swing weights in every iron in the set to create a consistent feel.
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Cobra Golf King Forged Tec X Irons
RRP £999 | Availability 4-PW & 5-GW | 7-iron Loft 27º | Left-Handed Option? Yes, through custom fitting | Stock Shafts Steel – KBS Tour Lite (steel; 102g in Stiff/Reg); Graphite –KBS TGI 85 (stiff) and 75 (reg) | Stock Grip Lamkin Crossline STD
The Forged TEC X is the Forged Tec’s more forgiving counterpart that is designed for mid to higher handicaps.
It features a lower CG design, lower profile, a slightly thicker topline, and stronger lofts than the Forged Tec irons.
The Tec X also features a hollow body and foam insert but utilizes a massive 65g tungsten weight (45g more than Tec) to lower CG and maximise stability for higher launch despite the stronger lofts.
It has been designed to deliver the ultimate combination of a clean players’ shape, soft, forged-like feel, and extreme forgiveness, allowing mid to high handicaps to look and feel like a better player while benefitting from the game-improving tech.
All Forged Tec irons are available from April 29.
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Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today’s Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor’s role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley in Rutland for eight years, playing off a 12 handicap.