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Cobra King Tec Utility Iron review

Cobra King Tec Utility Iron review

What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on the new Cobra King Tec Utility Iron
 

How does Cobra’s wind-beating, stinger-producing utility iron perform? Find out in our Cobra King Tec Utility Iron review.

Cobra King Tec utility iron review: NCG Summary

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5 star review
NCG SUMMARY

The Cobra King Tec utility iron is a superb choice for golfers looking to add some power to their long irons and find a more sensible tee shot option when the driver isn’t behaving itself.

The hollow body design King Tec Utility inspires confidence behind the golf ball, and with the new H.O.T face technology, if you can get it running down a fairway, it goes miles.

PROS

  • Very forgiving
  • Long on bouncy fairways
  • Great ball flight

CONS

  • Might not be suitable for slow speed players

Cobra King Tec Utility Iron

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Cobra King Tec utility iron review: First Impressions

It hasn’t rained for a while. The fairways are browning up, and the ball is starting to bounce and run a lot. It’s this time of year when golfers start having to make a choice whether they should hit the driver and try to carry the bunkers or take the utility iron out and run it up short. I love this type of golf.

The Cobra King Tec utility iron is the perfect addition to their King iron lineup, it’s a players shaped utility iron built for the better player looking for a higher launch in the top end of their bag. It sits beautifully behind the ball.

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NCG Verdict

I am in the market for a new driving iron. My current gamer has too much offset and I’ve gone off it for some reason (probably not the clubs fault), I’m hoping that a new driving iron will offer some relief to my tee shot woes.

This will be primarily a tee shot club for me, as generally a low launch player my shots with this type of club go low and run forever which is not suitable for approach shots. The testing on the local practice ground at Scarcroft Golf Club goes very promisingly with shots running out to over 240 yards.

Cobra have out a heavy tungsten weight at the toe of the club to centre the centre of gravity so middle hits feel and sound fantastic. Strikes feel fast from the H.O.T face without feeling dead, thanks to the foam-filled hollow constructed head, which I like a lot.

sky trak+ data

The data it produced on the Sky Trak+ launch monitor is pretty tasty. 140mph average ball speed launching at 9 degrees with just over 3000rpm of backspin. Couldnt have asked for better numbers. It’s good to see that there are 20 yards of run, too on these shots, although the fairways are now so firm I might expect more out on the course.

The real test happened out on the golf course. Sand Moor is playing really firm and fast at the moment, and with the rough growing up, there’s never been a more appropriate time to have a fairway finding low chaser in the bag.

I was able to stand over the ball and feel confident that I could shape the ball both ways and generally get it down the fairway or close to it. I don’t always hit the centre of the face (some would argue I rarely do), but thanks to the PWRSHELL face spin and ball speed is optimised from all face locations, so performance remains high.

cobra utility iron

You are going to see this club in a load of tour players’ bags in the upcoming Scottish Open and The Open Championship. The King Forged Tec irons blend perfectly with the Cobra King Tec Utility so that golfers and fans won’t even know that you or the pro are getting more help from Cobra.

This is a brilliant long iron replacement club; I wouldn’t dream of putting in a bladed 2 iron that matches the rest of my set after hitting the Cobra King Tec utility iron. There’s too much forgiveness to be gained, and with tee shots being so important, I don’t think you can give that up for the sake of looking cool with a blade 2 iron.

This absolutely might end up in my golf bag for 2023, it needs further testing on a blowy day to see how the spin fairs in the wind, but it stands a good chance of becoming a permanent fixture. I love the head shape with it not actually as oversized as other driving irons on the market, so it suits my eye nicely.

cobra king tec utility iron

If you are looking for a new driving iron for the upcoming dry summer months, at this price, you should absolutely get one of these in your hands and give it a go.

The Details

Available: Now

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Last updated: 2024-06-21 01:48:49

RRP: £199

Right-handed lofts: 17°, 19°, 22°

Featured shafts: KBS $-Taper lite Steel – MCA MMT graphite hybrid


Jack Backhouse

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Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching, teaching golf to beginners and top-level amateurs for 10+ years. He also loves his golf equipment and analysing the data of the latest clubs on the market using launch monitors, specialising in blade irons and low-spinning drivers despite having a chronically low ball flight.

Although Jack has no formal journalism training, He has been reading What's In The Bag articles since he started playing at 12 and studying golf swings since his dad first filmed his swing to reveal one of the worst over-the-top slice swings he reckons has ever been recorded, which set him off on the path to be a coach. His favourite club ever owned was a Ping G10 driver bought from a local top amateur with the hope that some of the quality golf shots would come with it (they didn't), and worst was a Nike SQ driver he only bought because Tiger was using it.

Jack is a member of Sand Moor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to prepare for tournaments. Jack uses a TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver, a half set of TaylorMade P7MB irons, MG4 wedges and a TaylorMade TP Reserve putter.

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