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Spotted: Cobra Fly Z+ Forged irons

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Cobra’s new Fly Z+ Forged irons, the apparent successor to Cobra’s Bio Cell+ irons, were spotted at the 2014 Hero World Challenge in Rickie Fowler’s bag by way of his 3-iron.

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Related: Click here to see Fowler’s WITB shot at the 2014 Hero World Challenge.

The Fly-Z+ Forged irons are part of the new Fly-Z line from Cobra, which includes drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. Fowler also made the switch to Cobra’s new Fly-Z+ driver and fairway woods.

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The stock Fly-Z+ drivers have a 15-gram sliding weight in their FlipZone, which moves the center of gravity either forward or rearward depending on a golfers’ preference. Fowler looks to have a lighter, 10-gram weight in his 9-degree driver based on the stampings.

Click here to see Fowler’s WITB shot at the 2014 Hero World Challenge.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Jonny B

    Dec 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Let’s hope they feel better than the bio cell+ irons, which were not forged and were the harshest feeling irons I have ever hit.

  2. Shut

    Dec 4, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Puma should just shut Cobra’s doors. No innovation there at all, any more, except for fancy colors.

    • SBoss

      Dec 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Cobra should just shut their doors? Because YOU say so? Somehow, you’re expecting some massive innovation from Cobra but not the other equipment companies. Innovation in golf in 2014 is in extremely tiny increments.
      I’ve heard that the new driver is easy to hit and LONG. The Amp Cell Pro was an incredible driver that added distance and accuracy to my game. If the G30 wasn’t slightly longer, it would still be in my bag.
      Before making statements like “they should shut their doors, no innovation at all”…maybe you might actually try the product?

    • ck

      Dec 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      You have to have something better to do than troll a golf site. At least go down and pick up your unemployment check or food stamps.

  3. Chet

    Dec 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Amp Pro Forged are in my bag, and after seeing the 3 iron, they’ll still be in my bag.

    • Joe

      Dec 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Bear in mind there are also the fly-z pro forged coming out which are the successor to your amp pros.

      • Chet

        Dec 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Much love for the Amp Forged Pro. Will be hard to depart from them. I was suspect about Cobra as I too wouldn’t look very cool in a flat brimmed cap (I’m 44). However, these irons are the most solid I’ve hit. I’ll play them until Pelz can’t make a sound with his thumb nail on the 3 iron.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Lighter shaft for dealing with joint tiredness?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Zigzog, who is a long-time golfer searching for the best methods for dealing with joint tiredness and aching elbow pain during/following his rounds. Zigzog has been considering moving to a lighter shaft to reduce the pain, and our members have been sharing their tips and tricks on the subject.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Galanga: “Passenger in the same boat. I believe lighter weight and shock absorption is the ticket — many stories to of it working on this site. I second the prior poster’s suggestion to not go down in weight too quickly. For me, the graphite shaft selection effort has been a rabbit hole. Probably best to go to a fitter w lots of options and expertise.”
  • KensingtonPark: “I am in a similar position as you. I am experimenting with tour weighted graphite shafts in my irons. It definitely seems to help, as vibration more than weight is the source of my joint fatigue. That and a lack of stretching…”
  • rwc356: “I’ve been playing 50+ years and started feeling my age about 10 years ago. While I never had a plus handicap, I did play to a single digit handicap until my early 50’s. Arthritis and other health issue started creating havoc with my game, and I made the transition to graphite and more forgiving clubs. I was afraid to leave what I knew, and so I converted a few clubs (5 iron and 7 iron) to graphite and tried them for a number of rounds. It wasn’t long before I realized that I could play them as well as steel shafts and so I added the rest of short irons. Been playing 3 seasons with graphite and not sure I could go back. I love old blades and have a number of sets which I sneak back to every so often – result is always the same, shaft too heavy and body too sore. Good luck with finding a solution that fits your game best.”
  • jjfcpa: “I’m 72 years old and didn’t start playing golf till I was 67, so I have no memory of what it was like to play steel shafts or have a fast swing speed. I find that playing lighter shafts (in my case graphite) to be much easier on the joints. I also found that doing strength training at the gym doing the offseason really makes it much easier to maintain your performance level during the golf season.”

Entire Thread: “Lighter shaft for dealing with joint tiredness?”

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Tyrrell Hatton’s winning WITB: 2019 Turkish Airlines Open

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Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees set at 8.4)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana RF 60-TX

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M6 HL (16.5 degrees, bent to 15.7)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP 7X

Fairway wood: Ping G410 (20.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD TP 8X

Irons: Ping i210 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50 degrees), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 Raw (54-08M, 60-10S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

Grips: Golf Pride New Decade MCC

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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WRX Spotlight: Cobra King Forged TEC irons

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The skinny: As Ryan Barath first reported, the introduction of the newest Cobra King Forged TEC irons for 2020, it is taking speed and forgiveness to a whole new level.

Behind what appears to be an extremely traditional-looking muscleback iron hides a huge amount of technology designed to help players of all abilities, whether it be with a traditional variable-length set or with Cobra’s One Length set—more on that latter. The King Forged TEC irons are a hollow-body design that utilizes a thin face supported by what Cobra engineers call energizing foam microspheres, to both fine-tune acoustics (sound/feel) of the head, while also supporting the PWRSHELL Face for increased ball speeds, according to the company.

Our take on Cobra King Forged TEC irons

Not only do the new Cobra Forged TEC irons pass the eyeball test, but the engineers at Cobra have also developed a club with excellent performance.

In our own testing, the clubs had several features which really stood out

Performance out of the rough: with the low tungsten insert, the low center of gravity performs outstanding from thick lies.

Face consistency: with other similar clubs, our experience is that perfectly struck shots tend to “fly”, sometimes flying considerably longer. With the Forged Tec, the face is incredibly consistent. Off-center hits, particularly off the toe, fly remarkably well.

Chipping: with a clean look, and little offset, one of the additional nuances of these clubs is how good they are to chip (pitch) with.

When ordering the set, keep in mind that there is only a two-degree difference between the 5 (23 degrees) and 4-iron (21 degrees). This lead to some uneven gapping and as a result, we discarded the 4-iron and instead decided to bend the 5-iron, one degree strong.

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