Cobra Golf has been making a real name for itself lately, and even though they are more well-known for their drivers and woods, that’s not to say their other clubs should be ignored.
Here, we are going to look at one of their wedges to see what it can offer us. In this instance, it’s the Cobra King and it does come with a number of interesting features that could very well help sway you away from the usual contenders when it comes to these clubs.
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Available in various degrees of loft
Available in different flexes
Crafted from 304 stainless steel
Precision milled face and grooves
Contains progressive spin technology
The first thing to mention when it comes to this wedge is that you do have options regarding the loft. It runs from 50 degrees to 60 degrees with 2 degree increments in between. That does mean you have the ability to grab a wedge that is suited to your needs.
One thing that does stand out with this wedge is its appearance. What you have here is something that is absolutely classic in how it looks, and that’s actually a good thing.
It is crisp, the lines are straight, and this adds to the overall feel of the club being one that is comfortable in your hands, and it also looks like it means business.
Also, as you bring the club head down to the ball, it just all feels as if it gives you a wonderful line of sight for your shot, and everything looks as if it’s the perfect size and shape in comparison to the ball.
It’s amazing how much the look of the club can influence your shot, and this wedge by Cobra won’t let you down in that department.
The Metal Injection Molding
But let’s just skip back to one thing that appears in the name, MIM. This refers to Metal Injection Molding, and Cobra states that this form of manufacturing means the grain structure in the construction offers an amazing amount of feel to your shots.
Actually, they say it delivers greater feel than you could get from forged wedges, and most players know that the level of feel you get from your wedge will make a huge difference to how you then use it.
The Feel and Sound
So, we just said how Cobra claims that this club will deliver amazing feel to your shots, but in golf there’s nothing more satisfying than a great sound when you make contact. Thankfully, this wedge won’t let you down in that department either.
When you hit the ball cleanly with this wedge, you will get that resounding clean noise. However, hit off the middle, and it produces a duller sound, so you will instantly know that all is not right and can make adjustments.
For the feel of the club, then it does come across as being pretty smooth and almost graceful as you swing. It doesn’t feel as if it will drag at any point, and that allows you to produce quite a smooth swing each and every time.
But what about the performance? Well, this wedge will cover the bases for you, and it does perform pretty well in most circumstances, so what should you expect?
The thing that stands out is that this wedge is indeed pretty consistent when it comes to the shots it performs. It’s not going to let you down around the green, and that feedback you get is absolute key to then getting the maximum out of this club.
But it does all come down to one thing, and that’s the grind option, and there are three of them to choose from.
In this instance, you have Classic, Versatile, and Wide Low with each one offering something slightly different to your game.
The Classic does seem to attempt to cover most of the bases with the one wedge. It’s certainly in the middle of the clubs.
However, the Versatile is different in that it has more of a toe and heel relief to it. That does mean it adds in some extra forgiveness if you go ahead and open up the club during your shot, so that could be key if this is an area where you struggle with your game.
Finally, the Wide Low does come with a wider sole. That will help you if you land in the rough on a regular basis, or in the sand, as it should make it easier to get out of trouble.
Who is it For?
This club is very forgiving and offers so many options with the grinds that it should be capable of covering pretty much every base for any level of player.
Also, it feels well-balanced, the feedback is exceptional, and the sounds it makes with the strike is capable of telling you everything you need to know about your shot.
So, this club is pretty much for everyone.
The sound the wedge makes tells you so much about your shot
The feedback is excellent allowing you to alter your game
The precision milling gives you confidence in the face
It has a large sweet spot thanks to the milling so it offers real forgiveness
The different grinds allow you to find the right club for your game
Even though the grinds are amazing, it still means you need to understand them
This wedge is an excellent club from Cobra, and it does go some way to show that this is not a company that merely excels when it comes to the driver or those clubs that are all about distance.
This wedge does offer you enough control over your game to make a real difference to the end result. It comes in various grinds, the face of each wedge is precision milled, and ultimately you will quickly feel confident in what this club is capable of doing for you.
So if you want to get away from the likes of Callaway or TaylorMade with your wedges, then this is certainly an option that is well worth thinking about.