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King CB

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The carbon-steel heads undergo a five-step forging process in which the force is increased with each hit until a final 2,000-ton blow is delivered. This accomplishes several things, including better grain alignment to ensure a soft, crisp feel. The process also creates a tighter tolerance in each clubhead (twice as good as the industry standard) and reduces the need for hand polishing, which leads to greater consistency from club to club. Weight is also placed in the toe area to allow for better weight distribution for increased forgiveness. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: Split sets are commonplace on the professional tours, and this progressive set has forgiving cavity-backs through the 6-iron before transitioning to traditional muscle-backs the rest of the way. Better players, however, want options, so Cobra allows the consumer the ability to choose where the break occurs or go full cavity-back or muscle-back. Although you don’t need to be on tour to play these, the look at address with modest progressive offset in the CB and constant offset in the MB will make you feel as if you have tour-pro sticks in your hands. That, of course, is the point. Read more>>

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Price: King CB $186 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


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Player Comments
"These pack a punch. They look like a blade, but they hit like a cavity-back. Forged doesn’t always translate into softer feel, but these deliver that traditional softness."
Handicap, 0
"Near perfect size and shape, Comforting topline and easy to hit. Turf interaction was perfect. Easy to control ball flight on all irons and longer than average."
Handicap, 6
"Just super simple and easy to look at. It does exactly what it sounds like and feels like off the face. Gives you good feedback but it's not harsh at all on the bad ones. It was higher launching than any I've hit so far and well balanced."
Handicap, 0
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
King CB Left Hand / Right Hand $186

King CB

Name Loft Length
5I 27.00 38.25
7I 34.00 37.25
PW 46.00 36.00
From the Manufacturer

The KINGCB/MB irons feature the most compact shapes in the KING lineup, and are built with attributes that better players typically desire including thinner toplines for aesthetics, minimal offset for control, thinner soles for precise turf interaction, and shorter blade lengths for enhanced shot-shaping ability. The CB irons, having a more forgiving cavity back shape with slightly more offset, and the traditional MB muscle back offer players a variety of customizable set configurations to fit their gapping and aesthetic preferences.

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