The first set of Cobra Irons I had the pleasure to test were in my opinion groundbreaking. They were the Amp Forged irons. A multi material, tungsten weighted, orange forged technological advancement in club making. They felt amazing and played amazing. They had me captivated for Cobra's next release which were the Bio Cell + irons. Unfortunately, they lacked everywhere the Amp Forged excelled. Back in January while visiting the team at Cobra for the PGA show I was secretly praying for them to bring back all the goodness that was the Amp Forged in their new Fly Z+ irons. After our in depth meeting with Director of Product Marketing, Jose Miraflor (and special guest Blair O'Neal) I was more than excited to see that Cobra brought back the technology that was right with the Amp Forged but had questions in my mind that only could be answered by getting them in my hands and swinging away.
The Legacy Continues
KING is back. Greg Norman is a two time Major Champion, and was No.1 in the world for 331 consecutive weeks, a true legend of the sport. And KING COBRA was the backbone of Greg's success - the innovative technology that drove his play. Now KING returns, with another product that is worthy of the name. Rickie is the future. The energy, and excitement that injects performance and style into golf. Rickie is what’s next, and KING will be the power behind his success. The crown has been passed. Long live KING.
Mizuno has brought to market a great set of clubs this year, the JPX-850 Forged irons. Typically Mizuno uses 1025E steel in their forging process but this year they incorporated 1025 Boron, which is a stronger metal allowing the iron face to be forged thinner for more distance and forgiveness. The JPX-850 Forged features the “Power Frame Technology,” creating a larger sweet spot without making the club head any bigger.
With another stellar edition of ClubWars in the books I can finally settle down a bit and hand out my awards to the clubs I feel are deserving. Up first is for irons. My criteria is very simple. They don't have to be the longest or most forgiving and they don't have to be the best of the best. All they have to do is perform above and beyond in my 3 important categories. Feel, Distance and Playability. Perform exceptional in all those categories and there you have it. So with that being said my Iron of the Year goes to the RSi2 from TaylorMade.