First impressions on the Cobra F6 irons
Cobra have been making some pretty cool breakthroughs in recent months with the new technologies in their metalwoods and it seems that trend is continuing into their new iron ranges as well.
We’ve recently had the King Forged CB and MB irons which are aimed at the better players and I’d say the F6 range are more for the mid-to-high handicappers.
They are quite chunky but I wouldn’t say they were over-sized and there’s a really smart, smokey, brushed chrome finish.
It seems to me there’s a nice blend of style and substance here as these look great in the bag but are also loaded with technology to help your golf game.
The F6 irons have been individually optimised in a bid to give golfers distance, control, forgiveness and a soft feel on every shot. Â
Featuring Cobra’s new TECFLO system (Technology Enhanced Cavity Feel Launch Optimisation) the F6 iron set is engineered with four different iron constructions.
Long irons (3-iron – 5-iron) are comprised of a full hollow construction, mid irons (6″iron and 7-iron) are half hollow construction and the short irons (8””iron – PW) feature a deep undercut cavity-back design.
The wedges feature a specialty muscle back shape and tour contoured sole.
The irons all have a low centre of gravity with up to 10g of weight removed from above the hitting zone.
The F6 irons also use a Speed Channel strategically positioned on the sole near the leading edge of the clubface, to deliver more ball speed and increase launch angles.
From the first shot to the last, these irons were great fun to play with.
You can really feel the ball bouncing off the face but the consistency of distance with each club was very impressive.
There’s also a lovely sweet sound and a nice high but still penetrating ball-flight.
We tested out the pitching wedge, 8-iron and 6-iron so weren’t able to vouch for the performance of the longer irons but we certainly enjoyed hitting the irons we did test.
After hitting about 15 shots with the 8-iron we looked back on the data captured using our ES14 launch monitor (available at golfswingsystems.co.uk).
They were consistently hitting the 140 yard number which for me, that’s what I would expect from a well-hit 8-iron. What was pleasing was that there weren’t any jumping out much further and the ones hit not quite out of the middle didn’t suffer too much either.
Consistency is such a key factor with irons as almost every shot will be hit into a green so you need to be able to trust your numbers.
That’s exactly what we found with the F6 irons.
Aside from the consistency, we found that these irons are simply great fun to hit. I could have happily hit a basket of 8-irons and enjoyed each shot.
As a 17 handicapper, these irons were right up my street but better players may prefer a bit of a sleeker look at address. They may also want something they can work their shots with a bit more.
But, if like me, you want an iron that is going to be forgiving and consistent above all else, then you can’t go wrong with the F6.
SRP (7-irons): £499 (steel), £599 (graphite)
Available: January 29, 2016