Yeah, yeah, it’s winter once again which does not surprise most Canadians.
However, it’s always a gamble when the white curtain drops on the landscape-early October or late November and somewhere in between.
So instead of bemoaning the claim you were just starting to figure out your golf game before Snowus Interuptus hit, do something about 2021.
Cobra Golf can help with that chore by introducing the new KING TOUR irons, expanding the KING family of players’ irons.
These latest irons consist of a tour cavity-back shape using technology called Metal Injection Molding, or MMI. According to COBRA the result is the same right through a full set of irons for the first time.
“These irons are softer than any forged offerings on the market, and like their wedge counterparts, offer better consistency in shaping for more precision shot-making on the course,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D for COBRA Golf. “While soft feel and consistency are important in the short game, optimizing these attributes throughout an entire iron set will give golfers better performance across a wider range of shot selections.”
In a press release COBRA states MIM manufacturing produces a more precise finished product utilizing fewer steps and minimal hands-on post-process polishing, unlike traditional forging and casting processes. Each iron head is created using a mixture of 304 stainless steel metal powder, which is then heated and injected into a mold. During the sintering process, the metal is heated to a higher temperature than forgings (1340°C vs. 1200°C), resulting in a tighter-aligned grain structure that delivers the highest level of precision and soft feel, rivaling that of carbon steel forgings. The last step is hand-polishing to deliver the perfect satin finish.
“We’ve used our MIM process over the past two years to deliver softer and more precisely-shaped designs in our wedges,” said Olsavsky. “Now, in response to demand from better players and our Tour staffers, seeking the same benefits in a full set of irons, our R&D team delivered the KING TOUR Irons. These irons are softer than any forged offerings on the market, and like their wedge counterparts, offer better consistency in shaping for more precision shot-making on the course. While soft feel and consistency are important in the short-game, optimizing these attributes throughout an entire iron set will give golfers better performance across a wider range of shot selections.”
In addition to the MIM process, the new KING TOUR Irons incorporate the following technologies that drive precision, forgiveness, and excellent feel in a players cavity back iron:
- Tungsten Weighting – A tungsten weight in the toe better positions the center of gravity behind the hitting zone to deliver the purest, most precise shots with added stability that keeps the ball on target.
- TPU Insert – A thermoplastic polyurethane insert is positioned behind the hitting zone to dampen vibrations for a soft and buttery feel at impact.
- COBRA CONNECT Technology– The COBRA CONNECT, Powered by Arccos™ system utilizes Smart grips on each iron that sync with the Arccos Caddie app to give users the ability to track their shot data so they can improve faster. The purchase of each set of KING TOUR Irons includes a 90-day free trial of the Arccos Caddie app.
The KING TOUR Irons with MIM Technology are available in a 4-PW set make-up in right-hand only. A 3-iron and Gap Wedge complement are available via custom order. Each KING TOUR Iron is equipped with a steel KBS $-Taper 120 shaft in the golfer’s choice of stiff or regular flex. In addition, each iron comes with a Cobra Lamkin Crossline Connect grip in Black. The stock steel set retails for $1,699.99 (CAD) and will be available in Canada beginning November 13, 2020 on cobragolf.ca and through COBRA’s Canadian network of off-course retailers/custom club fitters.
For more information on the COBRA KING TOUR Irons with MIM Technology and all of COBRA’s innovative new products for 2020, visit cobragolf.ca.