Cobra King CB Irons Review

2023

Cobra King CB Irons Review

82 overall

The Bottom Line

COBRA KING CB is a pure take on a player's iron. It is sleek and compact with an attractive blade length. Overall, its performance is below average by ranking 10th. COBRA KING CB offers potential by being reasonably forgiving. So, golfers can be confident with consistent shot outcomes. However, its overall distance and accuracy leave a lot to be desired.

Pros

One of the highest ranking player's irons for looks, feel, and sound. From a performance standpoint, forgiveness is its strongest attribute. Now, forgiveness speaks to COBRA KING CB's consistency. It produces tight performances numbers for carry, ball speed, and back spin.

Cons

With a traditional player's iron design, COBRA KING CB lacks distance potential and ranks towards the bottom for this metric.

The Cobra King CB Irons are a popular choice among golfers looking for a pure player’s iron that offers a sleek and compact design with attractive blade length. In this comprehensive review, we will take a closer look at the Cobra King CB Irons and discuss their materials, technology, features, performance attributes, and more. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of whether or not these irons are the right fit for your golf game.

About the COBRA KING CB Irons

The Cobra King CB Irons are golf clubs designed for players who value traditional looks and feel, combined with modern forgiveness and consistency. They replace the older Cobra King CB models and aim to provide a more refined playing experience for golfers seeking a compact club head with a classic design.

COBRA KING CB Irons Technology and Features

The Cobra King CB Irons use a 5-step forging process, utilizing 1025 carbon steel. This forging process results in a club head with a soft yet solid feel and offers a high level of precision. These irons can be used as a standalone set or combined with the Cobra King MB Irons for a more customized playing experience.

COBRA KING CB Irons Performance

The Cobra King CB Irons are designed to provide a medium-to-low launch with a controlled spin rate. This means that golfers can expect a more penetrating ball flight, which is particularly beneficial for those playing in windy conditions or on firm greens.

As a player’s iron, the Cobra King CB Irons offer excellent workability, allowing golfers to shape their shots easily. Whether you’re looking to hit a high fade, a low draw, or anything in between, these irons provide the necessary control and feel to execute your desired shot shape.

While the Cobra King CB Irons are not designed to be the most forgiving clubs on the market, they offer a reasonable level of forgiveness for a player’s iron. This means golfers can expect consistent shot outcomes, even when they don’t make perfect contact with the ball.

Insights from Most Wanted testing

During the Most Wanted testing, the Cobra King CB Irons ranked highly regarding looks, feel, and sound. However, their overall performance was below average, ranking 10th in the test. The strongest attribute of these irons was their forgiveness, which speaks to their consistency in producing tight performance numbers for carry, ball speed, and backspin.

MyGolfSpy Test Scores

Regarding distance, the Cobra King CB Irons ranked toward the bottom of the test. While they may not be the longest irons on the market, their more traditional design is focused on providing golfers with accuracy and control rather than maximum distance.

Cobra KING CB irons’ accuracy is below average. It finishes 9th overall for accuracy. Compared to the field, it is an underperforming player’s iron for accuracy.

As mentioned earlier, forgiveness is one of the strongest attributes of the Cobra King CB Irons. They place 5th overall for forgiveness, which attests to their ability to produce consistent shot outcomes.

Although Cobra KING CB isn’t the longest player’s iron, it is consistent with ball speed. One of the metrics we use for forgiveness is ball speed delta, which looks at the deviation between best and worst ball speed number and KING CB performs well in this regard.

Looks, Sound, and Feel

The Cobra King CB Irons are known for their attractive appearance, smaller head profile, and classic, compact design. Golfers who prefer a traditional look in their irons will find the Cobra King CB Irons visually appealing. Additionally, these irons produce a pleasing sound and feel, often desired by players looking for a more “pure” golfing experience.

COBRA KING CB Irons Who is it for?

The Cobra King CB Irons are designed for golfers who value a traditional look and feel in their clubs. They are best suited for players prioritizing shot-shaping, workability, and consistency over maximum distance and forgiveness. Golfers with a lower handicap and a more refined swing will likely benefit the most from these irons.

However, beginners and high-handicap golfers who require more forgiveness and distance in their clubs may want to consider other options, as the Cobra King CB Irons may prove to be too challenging for less experienced players.

Specs and Pricing

The Cobra King CB Irons are available in right-handed and left-handed options, with the left-handed option only available through custom orders. The 7-iron stock loft is 34°, and they are available with various shaft options to cater to individual player preferences.

The MSRP for the Cobra King CB Irons is $1,199.

FAQs

Q: Are the Cobra King CB Irons suitable for beginners?

While some beginners may be able to use these irons, they are primarily designed for more experienced golfers who value shot-shaping and workability over maximum forgiveness and distance.

Q: Can I combine the Cobra King CB Irons with other Cobra iron sets?

The Cobra King CB Irons can be combined with the Cobra King MB Irons for a more customized playing experience.

Q: Are the Cobra King CB Irons available in left-handed options?

The Cobra King CB Irons are available in left-handed options but only through custom orders.

The Cobra King CB Irons offer a traditional, compact design with an attractive appearance, excellent workability, and reasonable forgiveness. While they may not be the longest or most accurate irons on the market, they provide a level of performance that many golfers will appreciate. The Cobra King CB Irons may be the perfect addition to your golf bag if you’re a more experienced player who values shot-shaping and consistency over pure distance.

Best Player’s Irons 2023

COBRA KING TOUR IRONS (Tour, CB & MB)

img Distance

  • rank
    11th

How is distance measured?

Taking into account total distance and carry distance, our distance scoring is a metric ultimately telling you the total yards achieved by the club.

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Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

img Accuracy

  • rank
    9th

What is accuracy?

Accuracy evaluates if a player’s shots with each club are above or below what’s expected based on that player’s skill level. By eliminating variables in player ability, accuracy determines how well the club improves a player’s overall score.

Testing Pool

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Rankings

img Forgiveness

  • rank
    5th

How is forgiveness tested?

Forgiveness measures how well a club corrects for hits that are center or off center off the face of the club. A high forgiveness rating tells you that a club does well at maintaining consistency in performance when your swing fluctuates.

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Rankings

img Ball Speed

  • rank
    11th

How is ball speed tested?

Ball speed measures how fast the ball is traveling off the face of the club. We eliminate variables like player swing speed or ability, so you can compare ball speeds off the face as affected by the club, not the player.

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Rankings

img Fairways Hit

  • rank
    14th

What is fairways hit?

We evaluate the percentage of shots that hit the fairway compared to shots in the rough. This shows the accuracy of a club, with a higher percentage earning a higher accuracy rating.

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Rankings

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specs & details

121.5

Ball Speed

The speed at which the golf ball travels after being struck by the golf club. It is usually measured in miles per hour (mph).

1119.9

Shot Area

Shot Area is a measure of downrage dispersion. The displayed value is the area of an ellipse (measured in yards2) in which 90% of future shots would be expected to fall.

188.7

Total Distance

The total distance the golf ball travels from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it stops, including both carry distance and any additional roll after the ball lands.

179.6

Carry

The distance the golf ball travels through the air from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it first touches the ground. Carry distance does not include any additional roll after the ball lands.

4330.5

Spin

The amount of backspin or topspin on the golf ball after the club strikes it. Spin can affect how the ball travels through the air and how it behaves when it lands.

16.1

Launch Angle

The angle at which the golf ball leaves the clubface after being struck. This is typically measured in degrees.

29.2

Apex

The highest point in the golf ball's trajectory after the club strikes it. This is typically measured in feet above the ground.

43

Descent

The angle at which the golf ball descends from the apex of its trajectory to the ground. This is typically measured in degrees.

9.9

Yards From Center

This refers to the distance that a golf shot travels from the center of the fairway. It is often used to measure accuracy, with shots closer to the center considered more accurate.

87.9

Fairway

Refers to the percentage of times a golfer successfully lands their tee shot on the fairway. It is often used as a measure of accuracy.

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