In addition to its King LTD drivers and fairway woods, Cobra will launch two sets of irons — the King CB/MB Forged Combo and King Forged TEC — that will also be in stores on Nov. 13.
The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons target better players in search of maximum distance control and versatility, while the King Forged TEC irons are suited for golfers interested in a forged set of irons that can deliver more distance and forgiveness.
Learn more about each of the iron sets below, and see what GolfWRX Members are saying about Cobra’s King line here.
King Forged CB/MB Combo
- The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons ($1,099) will be sold in the following stock configuration: CB (3-6), MB (7-GW). They are made using 1025 carbon steel and a 5-step forging process. The faces and grooves of the irons are CNC milled.
- Both the CB and MB models have tungsten weight plugs in the toe section of the clubs that move the center of gravity (CG) closer to the center of the club face, and also give the irons slightly more forgiveness or moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of ball speed retention on mishits.
- The “Diamonized” Black Finish of the irons is more durable than PVD finishes according to Cobra, and offers a non-glare look.
- Rickie Fowler is expected to play a full set of the King Forged MB irons with the Diamonized Black Finish. Full sets of King Forged MB irons and King Forged CB irons can be ordered through Cobra’s custom department.
- The King Forged CB/MB Combo irons come stock with KBS’ C-Taper shafts (R, S and X flexes). Stock grip is Lamkin’s UTX.
King Forged TEC Irons
- The “TEC” in Cobra’s King Forged TEC irons stands for Technology Enhanced Cavity. The iron heads use five different materials to offer golfers distance and forgiveness that wouldn’t be possible in a one-piece construction.
- The most important material for performance is the irons’ J15 Forged Stainless Steel club faces, which add forgiveness and ball speed to the design. Tungsten weights in the sole push the center of gravity (CG) of the irons lower and deeper in the club head for improved launch conditions and forgiveness. A carbon fiber badging and TPU inserts are used in the cavities of the irons to improve their mass and feel properties.
- The King Forged TEC irons ($1099) come stock with KBS’ C-Taper Lite steel shafts (R, S, X flexes) and UST Mamiya’s Recoil 95 graphite shafts (F3, F4 and F5 flexes). Stock grip is Lamkin’s UTX.
- The bodies of the irons are forged from 1025 carbon steel.
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Bridgestone launches special First Tee edition e6 ball
Bridgestone Golf has launched a special First Tee edition e6 golf ball, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf.
The special First Tee edition ball is available now exclusively through PGA Tour Superstore and comes in both white and optic yellow color codes.
“We’re very pleased to offer this special First Tee edition e6, exclusively at PGA Tour Superstore. For decades, First Tee has done very fine work, helping young people learn and grow through the game of golf, building strong individuals and communities. It is an honor to create a dedicated product where the proceeds from the sales will bolster their charitable endeavors.” – Dan Murphy, President and CEO, Bridgestone Golf
As a reminder, the e6 is the longest-running model in Bridgestone’s current lineup. The latest model, new for 2021, features a larger, softer core in design for a more responsive feel added distance for moderate swing speed players.
The new design, which is specifically tailored to modern players who value a ball that provides a very soft feel at impact, retails for $21.99 per dozen.
Adidas unveils new Stan Smith golf shoe in classic colorway
Adidas Golf is bringing the classic Stan Smith colorway to the course, with the new unmistakable white and green golf shoe.
Building upon the new PimeGreen upper made with high-performance recycled materials1 as part of Adidas’ mission to End Plastic Waste, this version is also waterproof (one-year warranty) to help keep golfers dry both on and off the course.
The new Stan Smith golf shoe features a PU cushioning in targeted areas in the midsole to go alongside a PU die-cut sockliner in a bid to provide maximum comfort.
The shoe also contains an adiwear spikeless outsole that features lugs inspired by the shoe’s original sole design, offering some added traction for all course conditions to go along with their style.
“When we were talking about bringing this shoe into golf, the original white and green colorway was a must-have as part of our planning. The Stan Smith silhouette is known throughout the world for being so versatile from a fashion standpoint, so we’re excited to give golfers that same style and versatility for when they head out to the course, now in a more sustainable way.” – Masun Denison, global footwear director, Adidas Golf.
As an ode to the traditions of the past, Adidas has also included a removable white kiltie to provide players another way to wear their shoes and give off some added flair for their round.
This classic white and green colorway of the Stan Smith Golf will be available on adidas.com, through the Adidas app, and at select retail partners worldwide beginning Saturday, May 1.
Lob wedge or no lob wedge? – GolfWRXers discuss
In our forums, our members have been discussing the necessity of a lob wedge. WRXer ‘rickybooby25’ kicks off the thread, saying
“Do you use a Lob wedge in your current set-up or not? Players nowadays immediately default to using a LW when playing a chip shot around the greens. I currently have a LW in the bag but have been debating on taking it out completely because it creates bad habits when facing a chip shot. What are your thoughts?”
And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the subject in the forum, with some very interesting responses.
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.
- Chadwickog: “I am in the NO lob wedge camp, it simplifies the decision making when it comes to wedge play, and all shots are still possible if you know how to hit them.”
- jholz: “I’ve always looked at the lob wedge as a specialty club for special situations. Lower lofted wedges (54* or 56*) are the ones I use for the vast majority of generic chip shots.”
- timmekang: “I’ve mentioned this in prior posts, but I carry 2 lob wedges. Not all lob wedges are created equal to don’t be afraid to bring more than 1 out on the course with different bounce/grind/etc. and see what works best depending on your lie and circumstances.”
- lefthack: “I bought one, learned to hit it, but didn’t find a need for it in my bag when there are other clubs I would use more.”
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