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Cobra King F6 irons: Progressively better

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Along with a new line of King F6+ and F6 metal woods, Cobra is also launching new King F6 irons, which are engineered throughout the set to optimize performance for each individual iron.

The F6 has a progressive design that Cobra calls “TecFlo,” which stands for Technology Enhanced Cavity, Feel (and) Launch Optimization. More simply put, the long irons, mid irons and short irons each use a different type of construction to alter launch conditions.

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See our in-hand photos and read about each of the different constructions in the F6 irons below.

Long irons (4-5), Full Hollow

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The “full hollow” F6 long irons have what Cobra calls “T.O.P.” technology — a back cavity made from aluminum — which helped drop center of gravity of the hollow-cavity irons 1 millimeter compared to their predecessors, Cobra’s Fly-Z long irons. The construction saves approximately 10 grams of weight from the cavity, which allowed engineers to achieve the lower CG.

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The F6 irons use milled V-grooves on their club faces, which produce approximately 200 rpm less spin than the U-grooves used on the Fly-Z irons, according to Cobra.

The benefits? Exactly what most golfers need from their long irons — a higher launch, less spin, more ball speed and more forgiveness.

Mid irons (6 and 7 irons), Half Hollow

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The “half hollow” mid-irons also have T.O.P. technology, by way of an aluminum cap that sits between the face and the back cavity and helped save 5 grams of weight from the design. The mid-irons also boast a 1 millimeter-lower CG than their predecessors, the Fly-Z mid-irons.

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The F6 mid-irons are designed with low CG’s and fast faces, but won’t be as high-launching as the full-hollow long irons.

Short irons (8-PW), Cavity Back

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Cobra’s new irons have a gun metal finish with a chromed sole, making the irons pleasing to the eye, but yet the sole won’t lose its finish over time despite wear and tear.

The short irons have a deep undercut — a construction that helps boost forgiveness — while their milled faces and grooves help with trajectory control, according to Cobra.

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Compared to the long and mid irons, the short irons will be the lowest-launching, highest-spinning irons in the progressive set.

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A speed channel in the sole of the F6 irons is said to produce a higher launch, and more ball speed on mishits across the face.

Specialty (Gap wedge)

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The specialty wedges have a solid, one-piece construction, much like you’d see from the majority of wedges that are sold separately from iron sets. According to Cobra, iron-like wedges just cannot provide the versatility most golfers need around the greens to play their best.

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“We wanted the wedges in the set to look more like traditional wedges than irons” said Tom Olsavsky, head of R&D at Cobra.

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Who should play the King F6 irons?

While better players may gravitate to Cobra’s King Forged CB/MB and King Forged Tec irons, the King F6 irons will best suit golfers with handicaps that range from 5-25 due to their designs.

Cobra’s new King F6 irons will be available for $799 (steel), and will be in stores on Jan. 15, 2016. Combo sets are also available, which come with six irons and two graphite-shafted King F6 hybrids. They sell for $899 with steel iron shafts, and $999 with graphite iron shafts.

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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. Fozcycle

    May 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Can’t wait to hit these sweeties! Been gaming the Bio Cells for 2 years and they still are great clubs….

  2. Don

    Nov 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I think I’d remove the sticker in the mid iron that goes across the bottom of the cavity. Looks cheap.

  3. redneckrooster

    Nov 19, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Wow ! A New Contender ! Love Cobra Products . They went cheap looking a few years ago and now they are a fresh design that is truly a King of The Course! look out TM,Cally,Titliest get out of the way. The Snake is going to eat you up!!!

  4. Don

    Nov 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Love the designs Cobra has come out with this year. I could live without the orange but the irons have a very nice shape to them.

    • Joshuaplaysgolf

      Nov 18, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Paint fill is super easy to switch up (especially for a total nerd with plenty of time on their hands 😉 )…but that top line, my word. Those things are beefy.

  5. JMcDonough

    Nov 18, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Like the concept, hate the looks. Seriously, Is anyone other than Mizuno going to put out a CLEAN looking iron this season? Everything looks cheap and doctored up with color, finishes and fancy words like “TUNGSTEN”!

    • Garen Eggleston

      Nov 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      I don’t care what the look is if they work , just my opinion cause I’ve bought beautiful clubs that didn’t work , but m old Wilson FG-17 blades had it all

  6. LaBraeGolfer

    Nov 17, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I like the concept, I need higher launch desperately in my irons, I have real struggle in getting height and spin out of shots even though I am a pretty consistent ball striker. I often find my irons rolling well out even with short irons. It is something I am working on and have Nippon 950Gh’s in my irons, but this looks like it will be a nice forgiving but not stupid ugly super game improvement set.

  7. Artica

    Nov 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Finally… A set that resembles a better player like combo but for guys needing game improvement. Jumping on these once they come out.

    • MH

      Nov 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

      If you’ve been looking for a “better player like combo …with GI”, the Mizuno MP-H4 (and now H5) irons have been out for years. Not only do they (arguably) look better than these, I would bet a sizable amount of money that they feel better than the Cobra’s too.

      • sog10

        Nov 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        I plan to hold out to try the Cobra’s as I suspect they will be a fair bit more forgiving than the MP-H line, which are arguably borderline better player’s irons.

      • dberger

        Apr 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm

        being 2 hdp and having had mph4 and mph5 and fly z i can tell you the fly z was way way way more forgiving across the entire face with zero hot zone…..basically everything went the same distance….normally on game imp clubs you get hot shots….callaway is prone to this for sure…..i found the 3-8 iron to have a great profile little offset with the 9-pw a bit big bulky. performance and feel was great….i sold my set for srixon 745 and that feel is amazing and performance is fine…..i do miss the distance consistency of the cobra fly z though….i am interested in the f6 set mainly due to its more progressive…..although id probably dislike the extra offset in the 3-5……..

  8. Vintage1976

    Nov 17, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    :Drooling:

    I might buy these brand new, which is something I very rarely do. Beautiful and smart…wow!

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

The upper of the shoe features a premium leather saddle wrapped around Pwrframe reinforcement. The Pwrframe TPU is an ultra-thin frame that is placed in high-stress areas of the upper for lightweight in a bid to offer added support and increased stability.

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The new additions feature Puma’s Pro-Form TPU outsole with an organically-altered traction pattern, containing over 100 strategically placed directional hexagon lugs in proper zones, designed to provide maximum stability and traction.

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The Ignite NXT Crafted footwear contain a full-length IGNITE Foam midsole, wrapped in Soleshield in design to offer maximum durability, comfort and energy return. Soleshield is a micro-thin TPU film that is vacuum-formed around the midsole designed to make cleaning off dirt and debris effortless.

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Speaking on the new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear, Andrew Lawson, PLM Footwear, Puma Golf said

“The Ignite NXT Crafted perfectly fuse the beauty of handcrafted shoemaking with modern development techniques to deliver optimum elegance and peak performance. With the combination of style and performance these shoes will appeal to a wide variety of golfers – those who appreciate the classic look of a leather saddle shoe and those who value modern comfort and stability technologies being a part of their game.”

Puma Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

The Ignite NXT Crafted shoes are available in 4 colorways: White-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Black-Leather Brown-Team Gold, Peacoat-Leather Brown-Team Gold and White-Hi-Rise-Team Gold) and come in sizes 7-15.

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The shoes cost $140 per pair and are available online and at retail beginning today, June 5, 2020.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best Nike driver ever

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

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.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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