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The Forged Tec are hollow body construction player's distance irons packed with technology and, for me, one of the strongest contenders in this particular category.
They will be ideal for a golfer who wants the look of a ‘players iron’ but also wants a little more forgiveness and gain some distance.
They would be suited to medium to high handicappers, but with relatively minimal offset, they don't suit a slicer's hand. Low handicappers looking for a little bit of extra distance whilst not sacrificing too much on looks also may like these irons.
I personally went from 12 to a 4 handicapper using these irons for almost a year. I performed a lot better on par 3's and 4's especially, and hit a lot more greens in regulation. One of the nicest things I noticed about these irons is there isn't too much of a drop-off between off-centered hits compared to when you flush one out of the middle which is which makes hitting greens a lot easier.
I'm a fan of the KBS $Taper Lite Stiff shaft. The reduction in weight gave me a few mph more in my swing speed, and the shaft itself really helps launch the ball nicely and high, so the ball stops quickly on the greens.
Overall a great iron in the player's distance category and represents a really good value for money.
- Hollow body players distance irons
- Value for money
- Forgiving on off center strikes
- Not the easiest iron to shot shape with
The King Forged Tec irons from Cobra give a game improvement type of distance and forgiveness in a more compact blade shape. It’s perfect for players who want that forged sound and feel, but need a little more help from their irons.
Hollow Design – Hollow cavity gives a player the distance they want, without losing playability.
Foam Microspheres – The cavity is filled with foam microspheres to improve the overall sound and feel.
Tungsten Weighting – Tungsten weight in the toe places the CG (Center of Gravity) behind the hitting zone to maximize distance and forgiveness.